Friday, May 31, 2013

Rowan's Gothic Lolita Birthday Party!

So it's been a while since my last post and so much has happened recently that I didn't find the time to write about  anything. But I'm back now and ready to share my recent adventures.

Every weekend the past month had been fully booked with activities or dates with friends, which was a good thing. I had been feeling very lust-less a few weeks before and thought this could get me back on track. Plus I hadn't seen  a few of my friends in a while, so it was also a good excuse to hang out again.
My friend, Rowan, celebrated her birthday earlier this month too and most certainly I was invited to come over to a small gathering of friends. Non Loli friends to be exact.
She told me that she really wanted to have a Lolita birthday party like mine but that she just didn't have the funds for it. Because I didn't have a gift for her yet I suggested to organize a Lolita Birthday for her. She was pretty much over the moon and loved the idea.
So we got to organizing everything and went shopping together for decorations and food. The theme of the party was black and white and with a Gothic Lolita dress code. This wasn't obligatory of course ;-)
Pretty much everything was black, white or Gothic themed including balloons, napkins, the tablecloth, the cake, the food etc.

One day before we prepared the food and cake for the following day. The cake was a black coffin filled with chocolate and jam (it was delicious). It was a lot of fun to see Rowan and my mum put it together and I have to say it looked amazing when it was done. It was almost too good to eat.
While Rowan made the cake I made onigiri and fried rice for the omurice the next day. I really enjoy making onigiri and have gotten quite good at it.  I tried some different ingredients for the onigiri this time. Adding a slight bit of soy sauce to the rice. All from inspiration from RunnyRunny999 and Cooking with Dog on Youtube. I really love those channels and it makes me want to make more Japanese cultured foods.

Later that day Rowan left and me and my mum got to decorating the table so Rowan would be surprised the next day. It looked so beautiful and I couldn't wait for the next day to arrive. But before I could rest my head I needed to buy some fish sushi.

The following day I got up nice and early (around 5 ish) and got everything prepared to make the vegetable sushi together with Rowan.
We were both quite nervous about making this for the first time but our sushi turned out quite good. Though I have to admit that Rowan is a little better than me. We made cucumber and banana sushi. Yes banana sushi! It actually tastes really nice.

It was nearly 9 o'clock and it was time to pick up Alicia. Alicia is still quite new to Lolita and doesn't own any dresses yet so I lent her a dress from me. I always love dressing up someone new to the fashion.
Everything was pretty much done and we only needed to get dressed. Once dressed my boyfriend arrive with the helium balloons. He was  seriously the saviour of the day because I didn't have time to pick them up myself. He's such a sweetheart.

I wont reveal my outfit just yet ;-)
When we were all ready to go we headed to the station to wait for everyone. Once gathered we made a traditional stop at the Bubble Tea shop. They seriously love us there. They're always happy to see us and they made some pictures of us which they placed on their Facebook. Which was cool :-) I had kiwi flavor which was really nice although it looked disgusting xD.

Then he headed back to my place to have cake, give Rowan gifts and have a great time.
Everyone loved the decorations and it already started to be a merry gathering of frills.We prepared the candles of the cake,  which was such a pain. They wouldn't stay up and I burned my finger which hurt throughout the whole day. Once everyone had a slice of cake I set to laying the table with the rest of the lovely treats we had prepared. There were bats, cats and coffin biscuits, cakelets, warm tea and lemonade. It was a feast!

Shortly after it was time to give Rowan her gifts. It was such fun to see her reaction. She received some really nice things. Then it was time for me to give her an additional gift from me and my mum. We had made a music note skirt for her and hoped she's like it. Well what can I say she broke out in tears of joy. It was so emotional to see. I even started crying. I was so glad she liked it and to my surprise she also had a gift for me. As a thank you for organizing the meet for her she gave me a little tea set. It was a little teapot in the shape of a picnic basket with a cloth on the top and strawberries all over it. Along with the teapot were three little basket drinking cups. It was so cute. I loved it!

Next  up was photo time. We wanted to take pictures of everyone's outfit plus make a remake of the recent craze going round at the moment. The Kamehameha action pose where everyone flies to the side as if being stuck by the person's power ability in the middle.
It was definitely a lot of fun to do and such a laugh. It took ages to get the right pictures of everyone jumping at the same time and jumping right. Some of them turned out pretty well though. And in addition to that we made our own Harlem Shake Lolita version video.

My outfit of the day
The rest of the day existed of having delicious sushi, more cake and more food (mwahahha).We also did some DIY work and everyone could make either a choker or wrist cuffs. People made some lovely creations and it was a little something they could take home as a souvenir.
Quite a few people had to already leave but that didn't stop the rest of us still having a great time. We had omurice which didn't turn out like it should have. It's quite tricky getting it to flip right so instead I put the rice on top of the egg omelet and made it look like hair. With ketchup I made a face.

After the meal we got to making candyfloss which was super cool. It tasted delicious and everyone could try making their own frof of candy sugar on a stick.

Then it was time for everyone to leave because it was already quite late. It was a great day and Rowan was tired but happy. She was so happy that I organised everything and that she could be the queen on her birthday meet. It was nice to see everyone enjoy themselves.
When everything was cleaned I jumped into bed and was glad to finally, after a long day, rest my head on my pillow.

The next day I visited a Japanese market in Leiden with Rosalynn but more on that in a different post.

Thanks for reading and take care!

All credit for the photo's go to Sanniya, Rosalynn and myself.

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