My friends and I had another opportunity to plan and setup an event this month. This time it’s a Lego themed party for the first birthday of Zac, the little boy that we did the Dr. Seuss baby shower for. We started planning for the party around May, went on two trips to Divisoria, spent a weekend painting boxes and sleepless nights designing and printing stuff for the party. It was truly a team effort and on top of the successful event, I was grateful to have spent more bonding moments with friends. It made the party much more special for me. I hope Zac would look back at his first birthday fondly when he grows up, since mommy, daddy and his ninongs, ninangs, titas and titos, all made the party special. Here are some details of the setup we did for the party. 🙂
Preparations started around 10AM and since we lost the balloons we bought at Divi, we had to make a quick trip to Market! Market! to buy additional balloons. It was worth the trip, since the venue truly brightened up with all those balloons hanging from the ceiling.
One of the Christmas events at Robinsons Place Manila this December was the Kiddie Ball last December 14. It was a magical afternoon for kids as they came in their princess and prince costumes and enjoyed treats from Robinsons Place such as the Face Painting, Glitter Tattoo, Photobooth and also, cupcakes and cookies from Homemade Cupcakes by Grandma Ethel.
It was our second event at Robinsons Place and we had a blast with the Kiddie Christmas Ball. My friend, Rogeena and I setup a Winter Wonderland buffet table to align with the magical afternoon’s theme.
Our Winter Wonderland buffet table setup
The Christmas Ball Centerpiece
Snowflakes as our backdrop
Kids learned how to dance the waltz
The King and Queen picked the best prince and princess of the afternoon
My mom has been baking for as long as I remember. Her specialty is the banana cake and as I grew older, I would be the one to research new recipes to try. These cupcakes are normally for family and friends’ consumption only as we would only make them on special occasions. We had an opportunity to share the little cuppies to others when my cousin got us as one of their suppliers in a 2-day weekend event at Robinsons Place Manila. We were hesitant to accept the 800 cupcake order at first but decided to take the plunge.
With the help of some friends, we were able to pull it all off! All 800 cupcakes (and more) were baked, frosted, delivered and displayed on time. We were also able to setup our kiddie carnival table complete with circus animals, carnival tickets and the crowd-favorite Ferris wheel.
Setting up our Cupcake buffet
Setting up our Cupcake buffet
Vanilla Choco Chip cupcake tower
Circus animals and carnival tickets as cupcake tower topper
Circus Fun banners as cupcake tower topper
Mr. Ferris Wheel with the Robinsons Place Manila sparkling Christmas tree
Homemade Cupcakes by Grandma Ethel table setup
Grandma Ethel with the cupcake buffet
The Kiddie Carnival event can be considered as our lucky “push”. After the event, cupcake orders poured in. We were able to join our first ever bazaar and another Robinsons event in December. And just like that, Homemade Cupcakes by Grandma Ethel was born. 🙂
One of my close friends at work, who is a soon-to-be-dad, planned a baby shower for his wife. Since my friends and I love crafts and planning events, we volunteered to help with his preps. I got more excited when I learned that he is having a Dr. Seuss theme for the baby shower. Yui loves her Dr. Seuss books so I know the characters but although my friend is not familiar with Dr. Seuss, it didn’t stop her creative juices at all.
We had so much fun planning for the decorations which were assigned to us. We searched the net for ideas for the table centerpieces, banners and other decors. Since we only have about 2 weeks to prepare and had to squeeze the planning and execution in between work, we opted for easy to make but fun, cute and functional decorations. I even get to share our collection of Dr. Seuss books to display at the event.