Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Curiousi-Tea Party


Last week, on Saturday April 11th, my friend Michelle celebrated her birthday with a grand Lolita party for the first time and I was invited! I was quite excited to see what she how she would organize everything.
Since she had recently received her beautiful Mercator Antique Shop jumperskirt from Angelic Pretty, she decided to have ‘an old curiosity shop’ as her theme based on her dress (like I had done as well for my two birthday parties). For the theme, you can think of books, oddities, antiques and other mysterious things. She organised the party at her grandma’s house, since she has a beautiful living room with a very antique and nice atmosphere. ^^
I stayed over at Michelle’s house the night before, where we (mostly Michelle) prepared things for the party and played around with the wig she had ordered for her outfit and that had arrived just in time! It’s the same wig as MC Melody Doll always wears, so we had some good fun posing with big shades on!
The next day, it was time to party! We took the last things to grandma’s house and while Michelle went to pick up the guests, I got dressed. Unfortunately, I didn’t really have anything in my closet to go with the theme, so I decided to dress up as… a bunny!? Yes, really! A while ago I had discovered the cutest mini hat with bunny ears on them at Claire’s and I desperately wanted to wear it, so I decided to derive from ‘curious’ to ‘curiouser and curiouser’ to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to ‘the White Rabbit’! Yes, it is quite far-fetched, but well. XD It gave me the opportunity to wear my super cute Moon Bunny necklace as well and by putting on my wonderful pink glasses, I thought I looked quite curious. ^^ I hope you like my outfit! ♥

Outfit One
♤ Curious Bunny ♤
My outfit rundown:
Mini hat: Claire’s
Pompoms: WEGO
Blue bow: Paris Kid’s
Blouse: Bodyline
Jsk: Angelic Pretty’s Wonder Cookie
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Bodyline
Ear rings: Claire’s
Necklace: Moon Bunny
Bracelets: Bijou Brigitte, 6% Dokidoki and offbrand
Rings: Moon Bunny and Angelic Pretty

Outfit Two

Outfit Three

Outfit Four

Outfit Five

Outfit Six

The guests started arriving and I took the opportunity to take some pictures of the beautiful table filled with food. As Michelle had ‘hired’ me as her official photographer, I couldn’t let anything escape my camera of course!

Food Table
The beautiful table filled with sweets.

I helped making the sandwiches and then everyone got seated. We all poured ourselves some tea and the party had started. :3

The Guests
The lovely guests (minus Michelle and me) sitting at the table.

Michelle had prepared a little gift box for each guest. I had helped her pack, so I already knew what was inside, but it was fun to see everyone’s curiosity and excitement to see what was in it (you can see mine at the end of this post). ^^

Tea
My beautiful cup and little gift box. ♥

Then it was time for cake! Michelle had worked very hard on her book-shaped cake, but unfortunately it didn’t come out the way she wanted to (I have seen the process, poor girl). I think it still came out quite well. Plus, my amazing writing with icing made everything perfect (ahem…)!

The Cake
Michelle’s chocolate covered book cake.

After everyone had had a good look at Michelle’s masterpiece, she proceeded to kill… uh… cut it and everyone received a big piece. I was happy Michelle took the piece with ‘Mi’ on it, haha! Then it was time for presents! Michelle received some wonderful and thoughtful gifts. ^^

Gifts
The beautiful card and gift came from dear Rowie. ♥

After the gifts, it was outfit pictures time! I did my best to take pretty pictures of everyone and Eveline was kind enough to take some of me too. ^^ I especially liked taking detail shots of Michelle. Her outfit was so amazing!

Michelle Outfit
The birthday girl, Michelle, in her beautiful Mercator outfit. ♥

Demi Outfit
Demi, looking sweet in pastels.

Rowie Outfit
Books are Rowie’s favourite theme.

Menno Outfit
Menno looking truly dashing.

Iris Outfit
The always wonderful Iris.

Eveline Outfit
Eveline in her gorgeous handmade dress. I am totally in love with it! *o*

Eline Outfit
Eline, classic and lovely as ever.

Maartje Outfit
Maartje in black with hints of sweetness.

Rosalynn Outfit
And me. ^^

I took a lot of detail shots as well. I really like to take ‘stock pictures’ as I sometimes call them. I often see pictures of models wearing the clothes on Taobao stores for example and sometimes I try to capture that atmosphere in my pictures as well. ^^

Details
Some of my favourite detail shots.

But after all those outfit pictures, we weren’t done yet! I suggested to take some duo pictures with the birthday girl as well and Michelle wanted to take some… ‘stupid’ pictures too. XD Oh dear.
We started out with serious…

Serious Pictures
I think these portraits are pretty cute. ^^

… buuut we quickly moved on to this. XD

Derp Pictures
Hm, yes. x)

Michelle and I even did some kabedon! We managed to keep straight faces for I think..? Maybe five seconds. It’s a miracle Eveline managed to capture the moment. XD
Rowie’s boyfriend was kind enough to take a group picture of us too. ^^

Party Group
Our group picture. ^^

Sometimes I want to apologize for all the pictures post, but then I think… what would this post be without pictures? Just an empty report! I hope you can appreciate my huge amounts of pictures every time. x)
You’d think the party would be over by now, but the best part had yet to come: we were going to play Just Dance!
If you don’t know JustDance: it is a game where you dance to popular music by following the instructions on the screen. Michelle had the Wii version, so four people could dance at the same time holding a Wii-mote and hilarious dance moves ensued. :3

Dance One
Dancing with Demi and Iris!

Dance Two
Michelle and Rowie were very into it!

Dance Three
It was so much fun to dance with each other!

I had a lot of fun and hadn’t danced this much since the Lolita Kawaii Event!
It was amazing. ^^
The party was getting to an end and soon my parents would come and pick me up. Michelle handed out prizes for the best dancer and best dressed and I managed to snap a triple selfie before I went upstairs to get redressed.

Triple
With dear Iris and Michelle. ♥

I got redressed and greeted my parents, thanked everyone and went home.
It had been a fun day. ^^

Small Gifts
Gifts of the day