Party Princess


Birthdays make us happy, giddy, and excited!





  


ERIKA SAYS...
Sophia, my daughter, had been counting down the days left till her birthday. Every morning, she would wake me up and say, "Mommy! Only X sleeps until my birthday!" I would just nod my head and go back to sleep. What can I say, I'm not exactly a morning person.

Back when I was a kid, I remember wanting to celebrate my birthday in school with my classmates. I want to give her the same experience so I planned a party for her. I knew it would be easy since they were only 12 in class!

I thought of getting a party package but it would be too expensive for only 12 kids. So, I thought, why not go DIY instead? Lola Inday, her dad's mom, is a baker so she offered to make the cake and cupcakes for the kiddos. As for the food, drinks, and giveaways, thank God for Happy Meal! It's an all-in-one package! Balloons, check. Party hats, check. I then asked the teacher if she could host at least one game. Once it was all set, we just had birthday invitations distributed a few days before the actual event.

JING SAYS...
Ah, birthday parties! I've probably done a hundred of those! So, okay, that's an exaggeration. But, well, let's just say that I've done a lot. Still, I was excited to come to this one, probably because Sophie had a countdown going on a few days before her party.

The great thing about being a lula is that you get to be the guest of honor. While mommy was worrying over the food and the party hats, which she left at home (teehee), there I was, sitting pretty in a corner, talking to Sophie's classmates. They were adorable kids, and they were as excited as I was to get a bite out of those chocolate mallows covered in pink sprinkles, some of which Sophie did herself! 

Because this is Sophie, everything was in pink: the cakes, the marshmallows, the banner, and the sprinkles. I was actually surprised that she chose a princess white outfit for her birthday party, courtesy of her great grandmama and papa. I think the little fashionista in her didn't want to be matchy-matchy with her cute little cupcakes! 

P.S. One of her classmates gave her a bag of Barbie-themed chocolate bars, which Sophie loved! When I discovered that the wrapping actually had Barbie stickers inside, she made me eat all the chocolates. It was a dirty job, but, lula just had to do it! Mwahahaha



32 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Sophia, from your Kuya, Kuya Manzano :-D

    You know what, you are so fortunate to have people organizing you such a luxurious party! I hope they can organize one like that for me too... pwede po Erika?

    By the way, we have a party venue for small parties in Sampaloc Manila called iChill Theater Cafe. Good for 25 pax. Maybe next time hu? :-)

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    1. Erika says...
      Sophia thanks you for the warm greeting Kuya Manzano! :)

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  2. Yay congrats, it looked like such a fun party! Planning and organizing kiddie parties are the BEST!

    Patty | MrsC
    mrspcuyugan.com

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    1. Jing says...
      Yes, it was a lot of fun, Mrs C. Kids love parties! :)

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  3. so cute , these really makes us mom happy seeing our child happy and excited .. now I'm excited that my 3 year old son will be going to school :D

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    1. Erika says...
      Your son will definitely enjoy school, Laarnie! :)

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  4. she is so cute,happy birthday to this little angel.

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    1. Jing says...
      Thanks for greeting our little angel! :)

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  6. I love parties: planning and attending. Good for your that the school allows parties to be celebrated at school. Mine doesn't. It's actually cheaper done at school and all the classmates are sure to be there.

    Belated happy birthday to your princess.

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    1. Erika says...
      Thanks for the greeting Nicquee! At what school does your kid go to? I wonder why parties aren't allowed. Even if you just bring cake and spaghetti during recess?

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  7. Soo cute.. Happy birthday to the princess.It looks like it's a blast party..

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  8. Looks fun! Your girl sure had a blast same as the other kids too :)

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  9. OMG!! Sophia is so cute and pretty!!! belated happy birthday to her! <3 :)

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  10. The party looks fun! Happy Birthday Princess Sophia!!! :) Stay pretty and kind. God Bless you and your family always. :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Shekinah! :)

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  11. Your daughter looks she really had so much fun! Happy birthday to your little darling! :)

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    1. She had a lot of fun, and brought home cool gifts too! Hehe

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    1. Erika says...
      Courtesy of her other lola :) She does customized cakes and cupcakes as well!

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  13. Your daughter is so cute. It's a mini Erika from all angles. Happy Birthday to her.

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  14. Belated Happy Birthday to Sophia! I'm sure she had the time of her life!

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  15. Aww she was such a lovely princess - happy birthday!

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  16. Sofia looks gorgeous in that princess dress. I would love to organize a similar party for my daughter as well!

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  17. awww she is so cute! happy belated birthday to her hehe

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  18. Happy birthday to Sophia. I'm sure the party was really fun for her and the kids. I actually DIY-ed almost everything for my son's 3rd birthday last weekend. It was tiring but a lot of fun too! :)

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  19. omg! ang daming handa and everything looks sooo good!!!! heheh
    happy belated birthday pretty princess :D

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  20. oh, that looks so much fun to organize! i used to be part of the local marketing team for a mcdonald's branch back in the days and those were some of the most memorable days for me. :) love the new happy meal boxes, too!

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Erika & Jing

Erika is a budding entrepreneur, who dreams of having her own fashion label one day. She's the mommy of Sophie and the daughter of Jing, a fortysomething single mom of four, who's a writer, editor, and craft enthusiast. Click here to read more.

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