A couple of days ago, my dear and sweet friend passed by to give me something. An Arabic Coffee Cup with my name written on it. The cup is sooo beautiful and cute, I don’t know whether to keep it as a memory or use it. And i’m thinking of getting the whole set with my family names (husband, daughter etc.)
Thank You 6ayooooba manen7eremsh ya 3sal :*
Last week marked the 1st Gerge’an party for Juju. She attended her 1st party and nshallah it won’t be the last one.
Juju loves people, she always keeps on yelling at them in malls and restaurants with a huge smile but on that day she got scared a bit. Because it was very crowded and all in one place. She kept on holding my neck as if saying “plz don’t leave me” hehe but once the actions started, she started yelling and laughing ,,, and also dancing :D
The party was really nice, friends of the family hosted it and it was great. Lots of activities, presents and yummy food :)
I used to attend Gerge’an parties every year but this one was very special,,,Juju is now with me and children sang for her : ) ya5ty :P
Our theme was flowers/garden and I’m already thinking of next year’s theme :) It was lots of fun and i bet Juju will enjoy it more next year as she will be older and will comprehend things better.
Every year one of our family members host a Gerge’an party/gathering where kids enjoy lots of candy and chocolate. I will post about the party later on nshallah but here’s a preview of what O’ve received as gerge’an favors :D
Categories: kuwait, Ramadan
Anyone living in Kuwait knows that Gerge’an favors became a habba long time ago. It’s now part of our tradition, every mother prepares Gerge’an (candy boxes) favors to her family and friends in Ramadan. Some people tend to exaggerate and others do cute stuff depending on every mother’s budget. Mine wasn’t that good but I managed to do a cute chic Gerge’an favors, after all she’s my 1st and this is her 1st Gerge’an :)
Thanks to Ministry of Education, my salary came out very late (27th of June) but thank god I managed to do everything in 3 weeks. My budget was KD 150 but it reached KD 170 something like that. I did 75 favors which was alot because I was preparing a quantity for a Gerge’an party which I will post about it soon nshallah but I don’t think next year I will participate in any parties, very costly lol :P
Remember Juju’s Gerge’an Outfit? Well, I wanted her Gerge’an favors to match her outfit and mine too, call me a freak but I wanted this year to be special :D
Anyways, I went to Baya’a Alward in Hawally (everybody knows the place) and searched for mini water pots. Found them for KD1/- :D bought them with matching ribbons and stuff.
Then I went to Blokat (fabric market) and searched for the same fabric, I only found one place that sells the same fabric and got the last meters :/ then I got some fabric for me to create a matching darra3a :D My darra3a’s cost was around KD 14 :P
Everything turned out to be perfect el7mdella, it was very exhausting but totally worth and everything documented by pictures. When Juju grows older she will know she was/is a special child :D
The best thing I came out with from teaching is the salary lol (JK) It’s the teachers that I work with. They’re much better than the ones I worked with 8 years ago. The ones I work with now are really friendly, polite, respect everyone and they are fun and active. You can talk to them, share with them your likes and dislikes and all that jazz.
Yesterday, our dear teacher Miss Lulwa hosted a ghabga at her apartment where she gathered us all again but outside the school’s doors :P Miss Lulu is leaving this year on September to UK to complete her post graduate studies so she won’t be with us for a whole year … We will miss u Miss Lulu and your place will be empty (not literally) I will be sitting on her desk :D for next year only ;)
The ghabga was kinda modern, not the traditional one but definitely a beautiful cozy one. We talked and gossiped about school ofcourse and ate delicious desserts as you can see in the pictures.
Pistachio Rose Cake from The blue Bakery. Verrry delicious, really good and you can feel the rose taste in your tongue. Loved it. Instagram @TheBlueBakery
Raja2i dessert from Caramel Bakery. Was very good but kinda heavy, so a lil bite will be good and it’s good for 6 to 8 persons. Instagram @Caramel_Kuwait
Banoffee Trifel from J’s Bakery. It was ok. Not that wow but ok. Also good for 6 persons. You can order it from Talabt.com
Thank you Om Khaloodie for the wonderful Ghabga and wish you all the best in your life :*
Yesterday, I received a delicious box of chocolate mini cakes from @Bonne_Bouche (instagram). They’ve arrived hot and fresh, moist and delicious and with a Ramadan gift (Nef9a).
The packaging was good with mini cups and spoons. Perfect for your parties and ghabgas (Ramadan Gathering).
Very delicious and not pricy at all. You can check their instagram account and see what other things they have.
Thank you Bonne_Bouche :)
How cool is this passport, ha?
It’s really beautiful and creative. A passport to pass or fly to all Alroudan Tournament events for this Ramadan 2013. I really loved the idea of personalizing a passport for people so they can attend the events held or organized by Alroudan.
You can get yours for KD45 if I’m not mistaken and you can attend all the events, football matches, meet famous players or football divas etc.
Thank you Alroudan Tournament & Senyar for the lovely passport.
As usual, people and companies started greeting others on the occasion of Ramadan by sending them traditional desserts. A beautifully wrapped Ramadan gift from Mabani came to my doors a couple of days ago containing a selection of delicious flavors from Tmreya the Kuwaiti business that grew so fast mashallah.
The gift also included Ramadan Imsakiya, and a dining guide for The Avenues mall which I liked very mcuh. It’s detailed and includes lots of information. Can you imagine that there are lots of cafes and restaurants I haven’t heard of?! The place is really huge and the guide is what we really need. It also has a map which will be very helpful.
Thank you Mabani and Abdulla Al-Badah for the lovely thoughtful gift.
Categories: Gift, Ramadan
I’ve received a beautiful mug from @FB_Boutique (instagram) that has Ramadan Spirit, full of chocolate and candy (yum yum). I’ve met the talented Farah Bastaki once before and I’m collaborating with her on something i’ve been wanting to do my whole life. She’s really talented and creative and she transforms your ideas into beautiful drawings. She prepared these mugs as Gerge3an favors. Really beautiful.
Thank you Farah and wish you all the best.
Categories: Gift, Ramadan
My beautiful baby girl received an awesome gift from @unique_by_fatma (instagram) which is a Gerge3an outfit. It is a set that has a dress, vest, a russian doll, a hair band and a gerge3an bag.
I didn’t think it’s going to be that good but it was soooo beautiful when Juju wore it and the sewing is very fine and clean.
What I loved the most is the Russian doll that can be worn on the hand as you can see in the pictures. And the flowery hair band is really beautiful, specially on my lil duck’s head <3
Now I can’t wait for Ramadan to come to take Juju to her 2nd photo shoot :)
Thank you Fatma and wish you the best and may you have a safe delivery.
Categories: Gift, Ramadan