Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year Dinner

So me and my friends (I don't know... it's awkward calling them friends, because they're more than that to me..but calling them "family" would be too presumptuous on my part, so I'll settle for "friends") decided that we need to come up with a tradition that we do every year.

At first it was once-a-week brunch, but everybody was so busy, and it's hard to maintain the attendance, so we changed it into once-a-month brunch, and still it's hard for everybody to be in the same place at the same time, so it turned into a bila-bila-free brunch.

But then again, without repitition, something wouldn't become a tradition now would it??

So Lyd, came up with an Idea, that every December, during christmas/new year time, that she's going to host a dinner at her house. So our future kids can complain to their friends that they can't go to the movies with their little friends " mom is making me go to Aunt Lyd's house for a New Year's dinner", but then they'll have friends at Aunt Lyd's place too (because we're planning to have kids at around the same age), so they can complain about us among each other.

Aaaanywaysies, during the first week of December, we had a brunch session, to draw names, to decide who's giving us what. Kind of like secret santa kind of thing. And I got Wahyu's name.

The Brunch Club!

This just looks so good I have to post it here!

Everybody had to come up with their wish list, so that they don't end up with a piece of pet rock or something. The list was revised for so many times, until everybody came up with their final version of wish-list!

Yus wanted make-up and shoe, and sports watch (Azielah got Yus' name and bought her make-ups)

Zt wanted a (very specific) list of make up (Wahyu got Zt's name and left her present home during dinner :p)

MY wish list!!  (Ayu got my name and bought me Mac Lipstick and Urban Decay's Naked3)

Wahyu's Wishlist (I got her name and got her personalized Starbucks tumbler and Pendrive)

Azielah's wishlist (Zt got azielah's name and bought her Monopoly)

Lyd's wishlist (Yus got Lyd's name and bought her a clutch bag)

Ayu's wishlist (Lyd got Ayu's name and got her Naked 1,2,3 and colored contact lenses!) 

Whoa... I just realized that Ayu bought me her wish list! how selfless is that??!!

So anyway the dinner was supposed to be a home-cooked potluck dinner, so I made lasagna, and busted my ass making the meat sauce on Sunday, and the white sauce on the day of the dinner itself! but it turned out that only me and Lyd made home cooked food, and the rest brought store-bought food. hahahahaha! Azielah was supposed to make Shepherd's Pie, but she made it halfway, and ran out of time, so she brought pizza! 

And the dinner was great!! The food was delicious, atmosphere was great, lots of laughter, and love around the table. One of the best dinner I've been to! Thanks for hosting Lyd! :)

And after dinner, retreated to the living room and surprised Azielah with a cake because it was her birthday month!

and after that, we exchanged presents! which was extremely exciting and heart warming. It's an amazing feeling watching people's reaction light up when they open a gift you got them, because it's what they've been wishing for!! Everybody was still pleasantly surprised although the presents were mostly what was written in the wishlist. hehehehe. We were so busy opening presents, so we  completely forgot to take pictures of the process, but Lyd has it on video, so let's hope she uploads it. hehehehe. We took pictures of our presents and our secret santa though..

happy facess!

my present from ayu! (been playing around with the eyeshadow for days now)

Now for Wahyu's present I was so relieved that she had such a specific wish list, hahahaha! So I got her a Starbucks tumbler, which I personalized.

Wahyu is a nurse, and loves cat, and Mary Poppins, so I got one of those tumbler that you can detatch and insert your own design into the glass slot. I personally designed her tumbler according to what she likes. Like I'm not even kidding, I have a board on my pinterest just for that.

So, I got the tumbler in lay off the internet and came up with several design that she might like.

I got them printed on an OHP sheet, because I bought her this really nice stainless steel Starbucks tumbler and I wanted to show off how nice the stainless steel actually looks (because if I were to paint the designs on a normal A4 paper, it would just be blegh).

And this is how they turned out.

Her very own personalized Starbucks tumbler!

I love how the design of the tumbler makes it look like Mary Poppins is just floating in a cloud of fog!

Wahyu was so surprised that Starbucks carried Marry Poppins Tumbler...hehehe.. I think she was pleased! 

It was a great night, and I loved every second of it!


Here's to more of this tradition, and everlasting friendship! Happy new year!

Much Love,
Xs and Os


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