I've been meaning to blog about this few days after the event but like what I said on my status on my page, I found no joy in doing so because of this sad cake story. No worries, I have moved on. I realized that what matters most was we made our birthday girl very happy.
R and I originally wished for an out of the country celebration for Sophia's 7th birthday - a trip to Hongkong Disneyland, specifically. Unfortunately, it all depended on my savings since all of R's salary goes to bills, every day expenses and our girl's school fees. I only had Bebeng's Kitchen then that its earnings weren't enough for the celebration I hoped for. Good thing she chose to have a party with our families and her friends. I think it's the more practical choice that time.
Anyway, Sophia chose the Winx Club party package. The estimated number of guests was around 60 and we paid P15,000+ for the food set that has chicken, spaghetti, burger, fries, sundae and drinks. I also hired a face painter that the McDonald's staff recommended. That guy's soooo good! He really is a great artist. He works fast, too so the kids didn't wait that long.
McDonald's has the staple red and yellow cloths for the service tables, where the loot and cakes are placed but I still went ahead and bought pink and purple cloths from Marikina Dry Market. The party package has Happy Meal toys for all the kids. They also provided for the giveaways and prizes. I just added some candies and sweet stuff that came with the fairy flute. Sophia also chose to convert her bonus tent (you'll get that for free if you'll spend at least 12k) to more Happy Meal toys for the piñata. Said my thoughtful party girl, "so my friends will have lots of toys to bring home!" God bless her heart.
My mama gave her only granddaughter a silver accessories set that Sophia lovingly wore with the costume her other grandma (my MIL) sponsored. I had it made by Cheriane Collection. They are one of the best costume makers online! Then I bought her first Converse Chuck Taylors to complete the punk fairy princess look. As for my and R's shirts, we had it made by our highschool batchmate who owns Tshirt Printing Philippines; concept by me, graphic design by my super talented cousin, Valerie. For all these wonderful photos, I asked one of Sophia's teachers to take photos as I know how he enjoys doing it. You can contact him through his Instagram. Bonus: He's really good with kids!
The party didn't have the best cake it should have and Birdie the mascot was too dirty for an appearance. But at least we got a purple cake and Grimace, who's purple, too. Most importantly, in my little girl's innocent eyes and pure heart, her party was the best. Glad that solo child she may be, she is not the spoiled bratty type. Truly, Sophia is my greatest blessing.
FLY HIGH, MY FAIRY PRINCESS!
I'll always be the wind beneath your sparkly wings. I love you! ♥♡♥