Bagging some women bags

Hellooooo my Doodlers!! OH MY GOD IT’S BEEN AEONS!! I missed you all so muuuuchh!!

I’m just drowning in work, I think sometimes I forget what it’s like out there in the fun fun world where people are actually living their lives.

Anyway, I need a breather. So, I’m gonna write about something that makes me happy. My chill pills. My BAGS! Bwahahahah… hey, don’t judge, I know you love your bags too. Heck, they’re pretty much our best friends, the way they go eeeeverywhere we go. Not to mention us wanting (borderline needing) them to match our various outfits.

To be honest, I don’t have that many bags. I’m not kidding! Look look.

my stashSee? These are all the bags I have… at least… I think so. * ignoring the bags left at mom’s place *

If you’re a guy reading this post and wondering why in seven heavens do women need to have handbags compared to men well it is simply because we have tons of items that are highly important to us. Things like our such as our huge-yet-extremely-crucial-to-be-this-size purses, make up, car keys, cell phones, sunglasses, phone charger, tissues, breath mints and and if you’re a mom add on diapers, change of clothes for emergency cases, water bottles and a whole lot more. We always keep ourselves prepared in any situation and stuffing all the items in a bag is what we do best.

To me, there are 3 types of women bags that are definitely seen as a staple in my fashion closet. The first bag is the shoulder bag. Sold out there in the market with many unique designs for you to choose from you’ll end up thinking you might as well just get them all! Hahahah! You can opt for a longer strap for a comfortable day out or choose an elegant handbag to portray your inner femininity. Besides that, the shoulder bag is the most versatile type of bag for women to style according to various settings such as at the workplace, dinner events, a casual day out or even while doing errands.

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My favourite slings, can’t live without ’em!
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Perfect for any casual day out

The second type of must-have bag for me is the tote. Designed to satisfy your stylish craves while satisfying your need to fill huge items (or a kabillion mini items) into your bags. I know some women prefer to fit their change of clothes (gym buffs mostly), notebooks, files and even laptop in their tote bag without having to worry having a bulging handbag. The tote bags are seen to be a woman’s substitute sleepover luggage bag where they can carry it all around town with confidence.

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Structured and strong, can be filled to the brim!

Last but not least, every woman needs clutch bags. Clutches are the perfect handbag for when you would want a simple yet trendy looking type of purse to carry along. Sometimes, there are days where you just want to carry your mobile phones and wallet on a day out in town.  When it’s time to get all sophisticated at dinner parties, the glitter designed and embellished clutch bags are the perfect choice. If glitters and shine are not your cup of tea, you could always opt for a plain coloured clutch to match with your outfit for a relaxed appearance.

PhotoGrid_1415246503235A little bit of this, a little bit of that 😉

So now if you suddenly have an itch to treat yourself to a new arm candy, those three types of bags up there are easily found in an amazing range of colours and designs on ZALORA. Do check them out, as they’ve got bags online from local and international brands too!

Shopping has never been easier. *grin*

Jungle Animals themed birthday!

My precious Chempedak turned four last year and when I asked her what theme would she like for her birthday party, she excitedly replied “ANIMALS!!”

Of course, at that moment, we were watching Madagascar 3. Why else would she want something other than animals. So just to be sure, weeks after, I asked her again. She still wants animals. The following month, I asked her again, this time, she elaborated.

“Mommy, kita nak lion, elephant, giraffe dengan yang white and ada stripes black tu, apa tu?”

“Zebra?”

“Ye! Birthday kita nak ada zebra!!”

Right. So an animal themed party it shall be!

I was really excited for her party this year. She’s already at the age where she could understand and follow instructions well so proper games would be a great addition to the party.

As always, the first thing I did in the party planning stage was to settle the venue and guest list. Truth be told, every year I wish to throw a huge birthday bash for Chemps. I just want to invite everyone in my phonebook and have this huge celebration. Unfortunately. I’ve gotta be realistic. My pocket isn’t exactly as deep as Kim Kardashian’s. Hence, after thinking it through, we decided to keep the guest list small and ensured that it consisted of those around Chemps’ age instead of the other way around.

I spent weeks prepping for her little party. I had to steal time whenever I could, it wasn’t easy DIYing a party when you have a baby taking up most of your free time but I was determined to make it happen, hahahah. So, for around two months, my office desk had animal themed prints and props strewn on them. My colleagues became my ever willing test subjects and my boss deserves an award for being the most understanding boss EVER.

Alhamdulillah, party day finally came and all went well. My husband became my super-sidekick and while I did all the major background prep, he was the excellent executioner. All the kids had a superb and memorable time and most importantly, Chemps was the happiest four year old on that very special day. Check out what went on during her animals themed birthday party!

The cake cutting session started off the party, with a very amusing animal themed cake complete with a pink elephant and a voluptuous monkey.

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A whimsical jungle themed cake, the birthday girl was thrilled!

 Then it was time for games!!!

First up was Animal Rescue! Earlier in the day, the husband and nephews hid plastic toy animals all around the garden.

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Shhh… they’re hiding

We rallied up the kids and told them that they have to help rescue these missing animals!! It’s their mission!!

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Are you ready??? YEAAAAHHHH!!!!!

Once they were all riled up to search for these missing wild animals, we gave each of them a pair of home-made binoculars to help them in their search and rescue mission.

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I wonder how this works…

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I see you!

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“OH! I see a lion!!”, says one of my Rangers.
My nephews and niece had duties as Rangers that day, to ensure the younger kids played safe and did not accidentally touch thorny plants during their search.

And off they go!

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Where oh where can the animals be?

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Rescued animals are placed into the Rescue Centre Basket 😀

When all the animals were safe and sound in the Rescue Centre, we moved on to the next game: Pin the Tail on the Hippo!

For this game, I printed out a large picture of Gloria the Hippo (from the movie Madagascar) sans tail and made a few card board cut outs of her tail which i simply drew free hand using MS Paint.

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Our sexy hippo with the missing tail 😀

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Each kid took turns to be blind folded…

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And took a wild guess where the tail should be!

The next game was Feed the Monkeys!

This is simply an altered form of the carnival bean bag toss game.

I printed out a few cute monkeys, pasted them onto two cardboard boxes stacked together and cut holes where their mouths are.

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The hungry monkeys!

As for the bean bags, I made hand sewed some felt bananas and filled them with mung beans! They were just perfect! The kids had a splendid time “feeding” the monkeys!

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Monkeying around 😀

Once they’ve had enough of the monkeys and bananas, we let the kids roam about to do whatever they felt like.

Some took pictures at the photo booth which I made using a photocopy machine’s cardboard box 😀 I got lucky as the office made a recent purchase so I grabbed the empty box and made full use of it! Of course there were animal face props-on-sticks to complete the feel!

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Grab a prop!

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Strike a pose!!

The sand pit was also a great winding down section. Perfect to calm the energy bunnies that were slowly running out of steam.

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Sand play all the way!

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A congregation of jungle plastic-ness

And there you have it 🙂 My DIY Jungle Animals themed birthday party 😀 Hope you enjoyed this little post!

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Coming up next: party updates!!

Ok I owe it to myself to put up alllll these updates on previous parties I had worked on, starting with my very own children’s parties!!

Especially Chemps’ parties. Oh heck, I worked my bumbum off for her past two birthdays, I don’t know why I never posted them up here. Ok, wait, I know why. I never found the time. I really should sit down and blog about all of this, more for my future reading than anything else, hahaha!

Oh, apart from that, Alhamdulillah Party Fluff has been getting a steady flow of requests ever since I made my services public. Thank you very much to all who have been very trusting and supportive of my new-found interest!

So this is just little announcement to let you know that the next five posts or so will all be updates on my previous and also recent party works. Hope you won’t mind the avalanche of Party Fluff! 😀