Hello peeps 🙂
It’s been a while… I know, but I had so much going on in my life, some big personal projects to work on and I am so excited to share those with you at the right moment. That is, shortly, why I haven’t posted anything in a week. It feels like forever though. But now I am back and the post are going to be up as usual. Speaking about big things, it was my name day last Friday. Not that this is a biiiig thing but it was a good reasons to gather up my family and celebrate. I had so much fun preparing everything, cooking the meal and opening presents, so I thought maybe you would like to see some of the things I got and what are my ideas when it comes to celebrate a name day. I just wanna throw this out first : this is not about showing off. Not at all. I just love posts like this because I get inspired and I get a much larger idea of what presents I could buy. Now that everything is clear, let’s get into it.
First thing first, you need to know with whom you would want to spend your special day. Since I was little all the celebrations were made at my grandparents house so that kind of became a tradition. And I just love to have all my family around even for one night. You also can chose to see your friends, stay with your partner, or not doing nothing at all. It is totally up to you.
Next thing is the menu. I was feeling kind of inspired at that moment so I decided to cook for all 8 of us. Even though everything was a success and everyone was happy with the menu, I have to be honest and say it was a lot of work. It took me all Saturday to prep the appetizer, the main course and the desert. It was fun I’m not gonna lie but be prepared because it is exhausting as well. The main thing I personally loved the most was the desert. Obviously… I found this quick and easy ” smart vanilla ” cake wich saved me. Basically when I saw that there was no time for me to bake the forest fruits and vanilla cake I wanted to, I found this recipe with a few ingredients, easy to prep and theoretical delicious. One thing that I wasn’t so sure about was that it pretended to separate itself, whilst in the oven, in 3 different layers. So you make just one mix of ingredients , pour it in a tray and it separates in 3 layers whilst cooking. But it was true and nobody believed me I told them so. Definitely a recipe to try if you are in a rush or you just wanna try something easy, especially if you are a begginer, this could be a go to. I’m gonna insert a link to the one I used : http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-vanilla-magic-cake-238879.
Next thing on the list are the presents. Obviously a name day is not a birthday but you can also give somebody a nice little gift just to put another smile on their face. If you are like me and you love homeweare stuff, that could do as a great gift. My boyfriend took that in consideration and bough me the softest blanket ever, because I could never have too many blankets. He also got me a set of fairy lights and a heart shaped wreath with lights on it, to put on the door, because he just knows that I am obsessed with those and they will always decorate the best a small corner of the your house. We have this joke, were he also says that I am his T-rex so he took that to another level and got me a soft grey jumper with 2 dinosaurs on it, wich could be great gift for someone who likse to get cozy during the day, like me.
I always said that my mother is probably one of the persons who knows me the best ( big surprise). She bought be a small, delicate, red bracelet with a gold infinite pendant, wich I wished for almost 2 years now and I just love it. Also flowers. If you know a persons who loves flowers be sure that a bunch of roses will make the best gift. At least for me they sure are.
And last but by no means least, have fun. Make sure everybody enjoys your little gathering/party because if they are happy you would too. You can put some music, have some little game night going on, go for dinner or prep one, it is totally up to you but while there are some great topics to talk about and a good vibe going on everything will go just fine. Just make sure to surround yourself with people you love.
So this is it guys. This is pretty much all that happened at my little gathering for my name day. What are your ideas? How do you celebrate your name day ? Make sure to share with us your creativity in the comment section down bellow. I really hope you liked this type of post and that you found it useful. Keep in mind that this is not paid, these are my personal picks and tricks. Make sure you subscribe to this blog if you are interested in more posts like this one. Leave also a comment down below mentioning what you would be interested in seeing on this blog and also check the other posts too, maybe you find something that captures your attention.
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