Shiori’s Sweet Shoppe

category: Events
by Yun,

My blog post this time is not related to travel or food. This post is dedicated for my precious S, who just celebrated her first birthday. Initially, I did not plan to celebrate her birthday since A had already gone back to New York earlier last month. However, I could not just let a special occasion go by without any celebration. So, I finally became busy planning and arranging my lil S’ first birthday party in Indonesia.

First, selecting a suitable venue in my small hometown, Solo, was not an easy task. I wanted a place with a relaxing and cozy ambiance, with an outdoor space for kids to play. After careful thought and consideration, later I decided to hold the party at Goela Klapa Restaurant. The place has a classic traditional architecture profile with a mix interior of little Indonesian touch, with the ambience of luxurious, classic, elegant and cozy. At the back of the restaurant is a small beautiful garden and outdoor area. It was exactly what I had in mind, just excellent for a kid’s party.

Second, after meeting a few decoration vendors, I couldn’t find what I was looking for. That time, I already had some ideas how I would want to decorate the room. I doubted if someone in Solo could realize my ideas perfectly. So, I finally decided to decorate the room by myself. Yeah, it was a LOT of work, but worth it. I had to finish much of the art work myself in order to achieve what I wanted.

I got very busy starting from a week before the party. When the D-day arrived, some items were still not completed and not perfect. But, overall, I was very glad everything went smoothly as planned. One day after the party, I realized how difficult it was to be a single parent. I had to organize the party, arranging the sweet table, planning the menu list, setting up the decorations, and so on and so forth, all by myself. Phew… I think next time I should get an assistant. Not to forget that I was very grateful for having a full-time nanny for S, so I could concentrate to the party.

I can’t mention one by one for everyone who contributed their effort  to make Shiori’s sweet shoppe memorable.  Thanks much!

Birthday Planner and Organizer: Shiori’s Mom
Cake: Blessing Cake
Cupcakes: Baking Bee
Cookies: Olanos
Decoration: Shiori’s Mom

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17 Comments so far

  1. Lawrence | 07 March 2011, 02:26

    wow, you did everything yourself? Good job mummy, and happy birthday Shiori =D gimana NY? =D

  2. veny | 07 March 2011, 03:29

    aduh Yun g kagum sekali , lo kerjain sendiri . heheee
    gilee bener ! lo bisa jadi party planner , wahh oKs banget loh
    g sampe ngiler2 liat tuh pernik2 , kue2 smp ada macarons juga pesen dimana ? Olanos ? trus itu warna2 cakep amat .
    trus yg pny hajat masih sempet dandan cantik sama kae putrinya .
    Happy Birthday little Shiori muachhhh kiss kiss !
    laen kali panggil g ajah jadi assistant lo yah , hahahaaa paling lo ngomel mulu krn kerjaan g mkn ajah wkwkwkwkwk

  3. rina suryakusuma | 07 March 2011, 04:07

    woah yun, happy b day to shiori. Pestanya keren lho :) dan shiori tambah cantik,kayak mamanya :)

  4. astrid | 07 March 2011, 07:48

    cik..whos the photographer???

  5. ariany | 07 March 2011, 10:55

    wooww… speechless!!
    keren banget yun! Shiori is a very happy child, and you look gorgeus!

    happy B’day once again Shiori! *smooch and hugs

  6. arman | 07 March 2011, 18:13

    you did a wonderful job yun!
    baguuss banget! gua udah liat foto2nya di fb, very very nice! :)

  7. Elizabeth | 11 March 2011, 11:48

    Wow! So many gorgeous details, but that CAKE! Incredible. We recently did a sweet shoppe theme also http://ecphotographypdx.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/and-so-starts-the-busy-birthday-season/

  8. Murissa | 16 March 2011, 22:49

    This is gorgeous! Those Macaroons make me want to go out and make my own. When I first saw the photos I thought it was about a professional sweet shoppe. Such a great blog!

  9. imeth | 05 April 2011, 04:47

    Yun, keren banget eui, lo mah memang seleranya sipp banget.
    bener kata veny, lo bakat jadi party planner.
    iye gw juga penasaran, lo beli dimana macaroons-nya?

  10. Steve | 05 April 2011, 13:48

    Any clue who the photographer is?

  11. hftw | 06 April 2011, 12:20

    wow! your photos and layout is amazing. congratulations on a wonderful birthday party! i’m planning one for my daughter as well and yours is an inspiration :)

  12. nonoy | 05 May 2011, 05:06

    Lovely. Lots of great goodies on the 1st birthday.

    I like your blog. Cheers!:-)

  13. yance | 09 May 2011, 05:03

    wow….amazing…
    gilee yun…ini mah udah layak jadi EO nih…keren2 pernak perniknya…two thumbs up..good job!

  14. Les | 14 May 2011, 12:41

    Beautiful sweets! I want some!

  15. Les | 13 June 2011, 14:11

    Lovely party!

  16. Linda | 16 August 2011, 18:19

    Halo Yun, Salam kenal. Gua sering banget liat blog lu, tapi lupa komen molo, hehehe. Nice decor, keren dah, hehehe.

  17. Dwiana | 09 February 2012, 08:32

    aiihh baru liat Yun. itu decorationnya CUTE!!! love it.