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August 18, 2013

A birthday picnic

Last Saturday, we celebrated Wai Lam's 21st birthday with a Paris-themed picnic in the Botanical Gardens. Has it really been a year? The weather was amazing, as it has been for the latter half of the winter. Last year it was woollen hats and coats, this year it was t-shirts and bare legs! This is a week late, so you get a photo dump to make up for it.


The birthday girl planting French-flag party favours in the surrounding area.



She'd handmade them all!



Each one had our name and a cute cartoon that was relevant to us (mine had a McDonalds meal on it, that is the kind of person I am).



For the theme I wore a t-shirt with a French word on it and my classy new skirt. Perfect for picnics, because it's easy to sit down in while not flashing the entire world.



Sorbet and alcohol is the most genius invention ever.



The carnage.


My slightly tipsy walk to the toilets.




Hey hey Millie!


Time for pass the parcel!


My prizes - Wizz Fizz and Zappos. My god, Zappos are like crack. You peel one open and the next thing you know you're sitting there crying surrounded by empty candy wrappers with no recollection of the last three minutes.


Pinata time! Wai Lam made it herself as well, it was almost too pretty to hit.


We did it anyway.


We should have planned better, because it was a bit of work picking all this out of the grass.



We stayed until the sun went down.

So I have been super busy lately, I do have all these blog post ideas lined up but no time to do them! It's birthday season, I can barely keep up with the uni work with all these parties I get invited to (I'm so popular.) But I am happy to report that uni is going well, I can't believe it's four weeks into the semester already! I'm even finding it kind of enjoyable, which is a weird and new feeling but I'll roll with it.

49 comments:

  1. oh dear, I do want to have a picnic just like that! so cute!

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  2. I'm so jealous of your winter weather!!! your worst winter weather is like Sweden's normal autumn weather haha! I hate being cold & being without sunshine :(

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  3. I would love to have a picnic in the park. The weather looks amazing over there.

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  4. So many pretty ladies! You look very French Jane it's that trench coat and skirt combo I think. It looks like a great party and it's good you have so many too look forward to to keep you happily distracted from uni. Nearly there!
    xxx

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  5. Super awesome that there's a
    pinata at the party! Happy
    birthday to the birthday girl
    of course c: the picnic idea
    is great and so are the food!
    Xx

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  6. Dear Jane, these pictures are really beautiful. I adore picnics, actually tomorrow I'm going for one. I wish a Happy Birthay for Wai and lots of happiness!

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  7. Hooray for birthday celebrations! Looks like such fun, you girls sure know how to throw an outing. Beautiful! :)

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  8. Looks like a lovely day out, love the theme aha! And what a pretty settingxx

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  9. OH JANE, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HONOURED I AM TO MAKE IT ON YOUR BLOG :') THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY LIFE LONG DREAM COME TRUE <3 ^_______^

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    1. I'm glad I could provide you with such fulfilment Millie :')

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  10. The ending of this post is the best. Maybe I should try and keep up too, when uni starts again for me in 2 weeks. That birthday picnic is really good tho, you guys even had a piñata, that's brilliant! The weather looks so good too, over here it's a bit gloomy but luckily I've had my share of park-sitting-and-eating-loads already this summer.

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  11. Wahey piñata! Love your outfit in this, looks like you had a lovely time, I think I need to make it a resolution to go on more picnics myself :) xoxo

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  12. Cute and so pretty =)))

    xOxO <3

    http://sissihope.blogspot.ch

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  13. This looks like a blast! I actually had a mini picnic of my own yesterday, with my best friends in the garden of mine, just to celebrate the summer. Looks like so much fun, especially the piñata! :)

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  14. What a great idea for a birthday party, I haven't had a picnic in so long. Can't wait to plan one soon!

    x karen
    www.thechicndamned.blogspot.com

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  15. This picnic is such a fun idea, love that it's Paris- themed! The food looks so yummy!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  16. Cool idea for a birthday celebration, whacking stuff from a tree! Perfecto. That's a whole load of food you have going on. Fizz Whizz, lethal

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  17. Love all the photos! Such a great post :)

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  18. Wow this looks adorable. What a cool idea, and so many yummy treats! Jealous ;)

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  19. It's been years since i don't do a picnic. I miss the fun!

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  20. Oh those little flags are so cute! And this looks like quite the feast, and so much fun!

    xx.
    fashion and tea

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  21. oh my gosh! how fun!! what a lovely theme!

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  22. Aww it looks like a fun birthday party! And yay for comfy skirts to wear to the park!

    -Kate

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  23. Omg that is so awesome!! I love friends like, those who take the time to decorate things and make an event super fun! These are great photos!

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  24. Looks like such a beautiful way to celebrate a birthday!

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  25. Birthday picnics are always such fun!

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  26. Looks like a blast! She is so creative! Those flags must have taken forever! Lovely blog!

    xo,
    Elyse
    shortandsweetelyse.blogspot.com

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  27. Seems like you had an amazing time! I hope that you'll be able to blog during the next few weeks :) But still have fun on all your upcoming birthday parties!

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  28. Looks like your getting much better weather than we are! also your going to berlin at the end of year you say? well im jealous, I want to go back!

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  29. Time really does fly by doesn't it? Great sense of fun in these photographs, especially with the pinata! I've never hit one before but always loved seeing it done as a kid when all the sweets fly out!

    Thanks for the comment too, my camera is faulty at the minute so it's very frustrating taking photographs as my camera just turns off but I hope to update more often too :)

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  30. This is such a great idea! It looks like you all had a great time :)
    Jenna x
    www.jennafifi.co.uk

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  31. I'm so envious! You always have the best picnics with loads of variety! I just posted pics from my Paris trip bit this is so much cuter haha. I love how your friend made all of those little flags and the pinata- that is some serious creativity! I'm Mexican and even I can't make a pinata haha! Good luck on your semester, I can relate to having no time for blogging too :/

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  32. This party sounds amazing - I love the French theme!

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  33. I can't describe how much I love your photos! <3 Really, they're always amazing and you seems to be very positive! Your blog is so inspiring. Kisses!
    http://juliablonnik.blogspot.com

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  34. It looks like a great picnic and birthday bash! I love the idea of the flags, it's so creative :)

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  35. That is one awesome birthday + picnic :) Amazing & fun pics!!
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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  36. aww, this looks like so much fun! i actually had a picnic with my friends on the weekend and it was so nice to just sit outside and enjoy the sun, we've been really lucky with the weather this august, summer is going to be awesome i can tell already! also i love that you guys were organised enough to make a pinata, they are so fun, though i think most of my excitement comes from the fact that they dispense lollies, haha.

    little henry lee

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  37. Never get bored scrolling your pics!

    xx
    feed-an-elephant.blogspot.com

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  38. Ahhh what a lovely birthday party! These pictures are just gorgeous <3

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  39. Now that's what a great picnic looks like! Amazing!

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  40. Yum sooo much food. Those little french flags were an adorable idea. And you look very classy indeed with the skirt and t :) looks like the party was a hit!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  41. I always adore your photos! And you shouldn't envy my life at all, seriously haha you seem to be happy too :) to be honest, sometimes it's hard to know someone's true reality as in blogs and social media we only put the good, rarely the bad.

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  42. Looks like fun!

    phazestyle.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. How incredibly sweet is this? :) Wish my birthday was in the Summer so I could have a picnic in the sunshine :) Love the pictures, just so lovely.
    The food looks amazing.

    Ruth x

    www.kimkimipie.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. Looks very fun! :))

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    -J

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  45. That looks like one massive picnic! And sorbet floats! That sounds amazing.

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  46. It looks like you had a lovely time! And yes, sorbet and alcohol sounds like a pretty amazing combo :) Thanks for the tip!

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