Yoo hooooo. So, I had my 21st birthday party about a week ago and I finally found time to sit down and blog about it. The party was no ...

Blessed 21st Birthday

10:53 AM Cassandra Tan 11 Comments

Yoo hooooo.

So, I had my 21st birthday party about a week ago and I finally found time to sit down and blog about it. The party was no doubt a blast, and I'm thankful for every single one who helped out in each and every way. I started panicking about the party a month ago, because I was so afraid that I wouldn't be able to execute the whole thing out due to the time constraint. I had friends telling me that a month would be sufficient, but I was worrying (being a natural worry-wart myself) details, decor, cake, food and all the teeny weeny non-existent details.

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I didn't want to spend a lot of money on my birthday but I wanted it to be good and my party venue to look "full" with decor. (Cos anal me wants every single part of the room to be filled up)
 I DIYed most of my decorations with Claudia and I was so glad that they managed to turn out looking really pretty in the photos. :')

So..... let the pictures do the talking!
(I'm only gonna upload the highlights of the party cos we took like 600++ photos in total hahahaha. I wanted random shots so my dear friends started spamming photos in each and every way to make them look as un-staged as possible but the editing was hell hahaha. #abitregret )




Some behind the scenes 2 weeks before the party while we were doing the backdrop!!!


Ootd details 
Dress: Aforarcade 
Hair accessory: BKK
Shoes: Gift from Claudia 

I started sourcing for my dress like around March with a budget of less than $50. (HAHA cos I know I'll most prolly wear it once and didn't want to spend so much money on it). 

I skimmed through countless of pages on ASOS, asked like a thousand friends for their opinions again and again (Sorry!!!), finally decided on a beautiful mint piece but decided not to get them in the end cos it didn't feel "right". HAHA. In the end, I saw this piece from aforarcarde and fell absolutely in love!!

 BUT it was OOS...... :'(

I waited for like 1/2 weeks for some kind soul to cancel their order, but no one did. In the end, I gave them an email asking if they could get it for me in any possible way and after several correspondence with the lovely team from aforarcade, I finally got it in my hands. And yes, I got it for less than $50 cos just nice it was on sale too. Teeheeeee *inserts monkey covering mouth emoji*

I was also in a huge dilemma with my hair because I was looking for an accessory that could allow me to weave the flowers into my braid. BUT no matter how hard Claudia and I tried the previous day, we couldn't get it right.

 In the end, we had to manually weave in using the Daisies I brought back from BKK last year. Thank God I even bought it cos I wanted to DIY my own daisy rattan bag but it didn't work out....... so I have had that pile of fake flowers lying around for a while. I guess everything happens for a reason huh hahaha. 

Okay I shall now get on with the post
















































































































Here's a breakdown on what I spent on!


1) Birthday Cake from Plain Vanilla 

(10" Earl Grey Lavender cake with white daisies at the rim - $102 + $25 with delivery right to your venue within an hour of your designated time)

2) Party packs from Coffee Bean





(Around $300 for 8 boxes. Each boxes ranges from $30-$39 and has 20 pieces each)

3) Bulk of my decorations from Taobao

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(Around $30)
(Which saved me quite a bit of money and time)

4) Venue @ Savannah Condo Park

($40)

5) 80 pieces of Polaroid film

($50 after discount from Qoo10)

6) Helium Balloons

($24 for 20 balloons from Az trading - beside Bugis Plus)

And not forgetting other miscellaneous items which I got from either Daiso/Ikea.

Throughout this party, I really really have got to thank Claudia because she saw me through the WHOLE process of party planning. She also did my birthday banner which turned out so beautifully and things like decision-making, stock taking to helping me put up the decorations early in the morning. OH, and being my human GPS and helping me look out for traffic throughout the way. She's my power BFF manz. Hands down. Haha and we even had to meet one day before the party to run errands and get all the details sorted out. Thank youuuuuuu

Fong Kiat, for coming early in the morning to help me out with the decorations, being Photographer number 2 and being C's minion for that day hahaha. Zhang Mi, for lending me your camera. :) Shawn, for making sure that things went well during the party and for mingling with my friends. Chew Peng and Shuang, for helping me keep things in check and for the chalkboard :) Arsyad, for getting me the balloons and being such a dear friend. Jaclyn, for the portable speakers. Carina and Bryan, for the venue if not this party would not have been possible. Bryan again, for coming down before the party to help me set up and staying back after the party to get everything down. You were an exceptionally great host :) 
My parents, for helping me shift the items to the condo and my mom for waking up early in the morning to prepare food. 

Last of all, Edwin, for being my trusty photographer for that day. Your pictures were beyond amazing, and everyone was gushing about them. You did me a huge favor for being there, and no words can really express my gratitude towards you!!! :) 

And also to everyone who came and your well wishes + gifts!! I'm sorry if I couldn't be everywhere at a time but I hope that everyone enjoyed themselves during the party :)




"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature."

Thank you all for coming, and I love each and every single one of you. And not forgetting those who could not make it but still made the effort to "be there" metaphorically in the simplest way,

This was definitely a 21st Birthday Party worth remembering :')

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Love, 
Cassan

11 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:04 PM

    Hi may i know how do you managed to book the venue for your party? :)

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    1. Hi! I've a friend's friend who stays in that condo :)

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  2. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Hi,

    May I know for the 20 balloons which cost $24, are they all helium balloons? :)
    Do they include delivery?

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    1. Hi there!

      Yes they were all Helium balloons :)
      And nope, they don't include delivery! My friend brought them to the venue for me. :)

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  3. Anonymous12:38 AM

    Hi (:
    May i know how did you get your bulk of decorations from Taobao? What did you type on the search engine? I'm also finding such theme related and yours was so beautiful (:

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    1. Hello!

      Haha thank you! You can try this!

      http://s.taobao.com/search?spm=a214x.6760217.5803581.d4908513&sourceId=tb.index&search_type=mall&ssid=s5-e&commend=all&q=%E7%94%9F%E6%97%A5%E6%B4%BE%E5%AF%B9%E7%94%A8%E5%93%81&suggest=0_2&_input_charset=utf-8&wq=%E7%94%9F%E6%97%A5paidui&suggest_query=%E7%94%9F%E6%97%A5paidui&source=suggest

      I just typed in "生日派对用品"

      Hope this was useful! :)

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  4. Hello! You have a lovely backdrop! may i know what template you used to cut out your paper flowers or if you have an instruction sheet?

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    1. Hello! Thank you! I found the template from Pinterest :)

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  5. Anonymous2:43 PM

    Hi! May I know where you rent the tables and chairs? :)

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  6. Hi! The tables and chairs were provided in the function room :)

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  7. Awesome arrangement. All pictures are so lovely. Thanks for sharing your lovely day.

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