Posted in Isabelle's Minnie-rific 1st Birthday Party, Uncategorized

Isabelle’s Minnie-rific 1st Birthday Party

I am so excited to share the details from Isabelle’s 1st birthday party which was a Princess Minnie Mouse theme!   I loved this party so much! It was a TON of work, but really rewarding at the same time. I think I say that about every party I throw! Ha! Anywho, enjoy some of the party deets!

I went with more of pink and white polka dot theme with black and threw a lot Minnie decorations in. You can’t go wrong with polka dots! Ever! 

The party was held in Jollibee Bambang – Abad Santos which is just near our place. 

For entertainment,we organized several games for guests to enjoy.Phillip, our host was so bubbly and jolly. Kids and kids at heart really enjoyed the party games.

Additionally, to complete the party Jollibee and Hetty were part of the celebration they stayed up to last minute but I added 1500 pesos for the extension.

  For the food we for booked 60 adults and 30 kids. I choose the Package A with 1 pc. chickenjoy with rice, jolly spaghetti, regular fries, regular coke and chocolate sundae. 

   
Being a bow lover, the Mickey and Minnie ears were my favorite! I got them from 168 Mall for only 175 pesos/ dozen and I loved them! They are just an amazing addition to our registration table.  Kids and parents can grab as they walked in.    

    
  It was a last minute decision to add a dessert buffet. It’s such a HIT! 

The dessert table was definitely a highlight of the party! Luckily, the team from The Project 8 were very kind and helpful. Ms. Joyce, who is Engineer by profession loved doing candy buffet as her passion. She’s easy to talk to and responds quickly.  For those who have sweet tooth, we have prepared desserts of various types of candies, gummies, nachos, mallows, freshly baked cookies courtesy of my sister Ranibell. I also baked muffins to add on the dessert table.    

 

  

    

  

We have the beautiful cake which will make you fall in love. It seemed that this cake was made with love. It was a gift from my baker friend Yham Morcelos Rubio who specialized in baking cakes and cupcakes.  You’ll see a ruffles design on the cake and that’s very girly!     Also, you cannot say NO on her cupcakes. They are absolutely delicious.  

Party favor table was set up for kids to grab their goodies on the way out of the party.

Guest recieved a munchkin type donut box as party favors. Each box contains bubbles, mini coloring book with stickers and playdough. I also added sweets such as jellies, chocolate candies and chocolate cupcake.

The package I got from The Project 8 includes 30 free candy cups with assorted candies. I also add them to the box for more sugar rush!   Princess Isabelle looks fab on her pink and gold gowns. Thanks to Tita Racel who gifted her with such a lovely birthday dress. Headress was from SM department store for only 149.75 pesos. She really looked like a very beautiful princess.  

The venue were adorned with pink and white ballons and Minnie Mouse mylars. I am happy with Ms. Divine Dano and her team. They were very efficient and when I arrived at the venue she was there already doing her own stuff.

I took the basic package which includes 2 pillars, cake arch, letter name floor balloons and 8pieces centerpiece.

I am very satisfied with their service that even my sister admire the set-up.      The great images were captured by Mhel of Mhel Masa Photography. Dealing with Mhel is easy breezy. She trusted her client so much and did not even bother ask for downpayment. She was there ahead of time and carefully taking photos of the party details. 

I like her style and her professionalism. Mhel is very affordable yet the quality of work is beyond expectations. She’s a gem and she will be our fave photographer so far.   

       The party was a success, im glad it went well and some how I’m Glad we survived it ahahhaha thanks soo much to all my suppliers and people who made this party possible.

We would like to thank all of our guests who took their time to celebrate with us. We truly appreciate that you are part of our little girl milestones.

Thank you to my sisters for the generosity. My children are so blessed with love and kindness.  

   

Posted in Jelly Bean Our Princess, Our Little Princess, Uncategorized

Letter to Princess Isabelle @ ONE

  
Dear Isabelle,

My sweet loving daughter..

It’s hard to believe a whole year ago I went into labor with you. When I think of that night – when all the medical staff were trying their best to control my blood pressure to lower down and your daddy was beside me holding my hand and praying for our safety. It wasn’t easy delivery a lot of painful contractions, pushing for just a few short minutes… then you, your warm, beautiful little body on my chest. Some of the happiest moments of my life. 

  
Last night, as I rocked you to sleep my mind flooded with memories of the last year. The hundreds of times I have rocked you, sang ‘You are my Sunshine’, slept beside you so I can nurse you all through the night, the hours I spent widely awake with a broken heart listening to you cry because of sickness, the thousands of diaper changes, the snuggles, the kisses… and my most favorite, that smile. Oh, #princess isabelle… your smile. You have the most radiant smile I have ever seen. It’s genuine, and I can’t help but smile, too, when you flash those big eyes. This year has been filled with a profound amount of love because of you. I completely underestimated how overwhelming it would be to love a daughter like I love you. 

  
#princessisabelle I am so unbelievably proud to be your mom. I’m proud of you, proud of your smile, your sweet soul, and your sense of humor. You truly bring so much joy to my life and to our family.

I love you so much!

Love,

Mommy R

Posted in Cerrado's Sibling, Family matters, Holidays, Uncategorized

Goal for 2016 – Listen with Understanding… 

First of all, I’d like to wish all my readers a wonderful New Year!   While some are making their new year resolution, this year I have no resolutions.  

Why?

 Maybe it is because my goal for this year is to Listen With Understanding..  

  
   

 

   
enjoy each day, each moment  
     

one day at a time, one moment at a time.

You should be quick to listen, but slow to speak and even slower to become angry (James 1:19), for anger does not bring about the Christian example that God desires.