John’s 1st Rustic Hot Air Balloon!


Planning a birthday for your little kid is not an easy job at all. It’s similar to planning for your second wedding. You have to come up with the theme, colors, goodie bags, food, drinks, venue, estimating the number of guests coming and not forgetting photographers to capture the memorable moments of your child. Tiger mom remembered John’s mom approached her 6 months ago to plan for John’s birthday. At that time, John’s Mom was contemplating on the venue where she should have the birthday for John and not forgetting the most important part which is the theme. John’s mom knew she wants it “rustic”. But she changed the themes from rustic bambi animals to rustic hot air balloons.  John’s mom made the right decisions. The result was soaring high especially it’s the first event for Cottontail Events in 2016.

Here’s the dessert tables and the details. Cottontail Events uses wooden crates and planks to get the rustic feeling. To get the airy up up and away feeling of the hot air balloons, the secret is using tons and tons of cottons. IMG_6043 IMG_6050IMG_6036

The close up of the desserts Cottontail Events picked.

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Birthday is not complete without the cake. John’s mom choose 3-tier birthday cake for John’s birthday. The cake stood out in the center of the dessert table. Kudos to John’s mom!



As John has a handful of toddler’s cousins. John’s mom asked Cottontail Events to prepare children’s seating area. Tiger mom loves every single details of it. Smart way to use burlap for the seat cover!

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Happy 1st Birthday John! Hope you have a great fantastic years ahead of you. Love ya!



Welcoming 2016!


Hey Everyone! Happy New Year! Our family totally missed the fireworks at midnight. All we can share is breakfast in bed with Tiger Mom’s essentials for 2016. These year’s words of encouragements are “Dreams won’t work unless you do” XoXo




Declan’s Trampoline Day


Living in Jakarta has forced our family to think of new ways to have fun. Kitten Daddy is not a fan of bringing Declan to Timezone or Funworld, and Tiger Mom is slightly bored of Kidzania as  we think they are slightly on the pricy side. It was then Kitten Daddy found Amped Trampoline Park. What is a trampoline park, you might asked. Trampoline park is a place where there are a LOT of trampolines put together next to each other. Without a second thought, we brought Declan and our GoPro there with us.

Declan loved it! Check out the POV video of us playing in Amped.

Here’s additional info on the costs to get in to the park. Declan is 2 years old and the entrance fee for him is Rp. 80,000. But since Declan is under 3 years old, Kitten Daddy gets in for free to accompany him. All they had to pay additional are the special socks. Each pair of the socks costs Rp. 20,000. If you need more infomation, check out Amped Trampoline Park. Enjoy!




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