So for his recent birthday, we prepared a simple Lego themed party at school to share with his classmates.
It was a quick party celebration, not very different from his last year's Transformers' Themed birthday party.
Two weeks before my son's birthday, I spoke with my son's adviser and sought approval to hold a birthday party at school before I started planning (I also got the number of number of student and teachers).
She agreed to a short birthday program over lunch, which was just enough time to feed the children and distribute loot bags.
I sent out invites to my son's classmates and teachers, through her class adviser, one week before our party date. She nicely attached the invites to the kids' diary, and was very kind to remind students, there is no need to bring "baon" on the party date.
Matching thank you gift cards for the loot bags.
The invitations and gift cards were made by a good friend who owns a print shop ~
I have tried her many times before and she always delivers.
I got the loot bags at St. Francis Square for P12 each and Lego imitation toys at P40 each). I know getting them at Divisoria is way cheaper, but Divi is a long way from home and I was only buying a few ~ the savings ain't worth the traffic (Note: It is fine to haggle at St. Francis Square, they will give better prices for wholesales ~ 12+ pieces).
We got the chocolate stuffers from the grocery store. I took note to get good stuffers, that I don't mind giving my own children.
For his cake, I contacted a friend baker, who has been customizing birthday cakes for me for years now.
@TOY CAKES is also a trusted friend. She can customize cakes that tastes as good (or is better) as they look.
The night before the party, we pre-ordered KFC fully loaded meals for the students, teachers (and additional for the guards and my son's school bus drivers), for pick up the following morning.
I gave special instructions to change the soda to bottled water (at no additional cost) and additional paper bags to-go, since I was certain, most will not be able to finish their meal. As always it was a fast a easy transaction with KFC.
We arrived early for the students' lunch (It is always better early than late for these kids).
It was nice to see, some of son's classmates brought gifts for my little boy. He was obviously happy and surprised to fill up an entire huge plastic bag with gifts.
Then if was my son's turn to give out his goody bags to his classmate. My son giddily handed out the loot bags and everyone were excited to get them (Note: I made extra for the teachers and the teacher assistants, I didn't want them to feel left out).
Note: Remember to bring garbage bags and tissue paper. The kids will get messy and it is just proper to help teachers clean up.
It was a wonderful day for my son. He enjoyed it a lot and was so ecstatic to open his gifts.
My son's birthday ended with more feasting with relatives. My cousin Chef Jeff of JPJ Food Craze prepared ~
Red spaghetti (which was the cheesiest spaghetti ever)
Chicken cordon bleu with honey mustard sauce
Baked BBQ ribs partnered with mixed vegetables
Lechon Pork Belly (sinful-sinful)
And baby potato salad
Oh and some healthy steamed Tilapia (lol)!
It was a happy long day for my kiddo (or should I say young man).
Happy 7th Birthday!
I love being a mommy!