Monday, February 23, 2015

Princess Party

For Miya's 4th birthday she specifically asked for a Sleeping Beauty cake. So I knew we should have a Sleeping Beauty/Disney Princess theme for her birthday. She's so into Disney Princesses now. Side kwento, my cake maker (naks! cake maker!) at the office told me beforehand that she might not be able to do Miya's cake because they have balikbayans around the time of Miya's birthday. I told her we can move the date of the school party just so she can accomodate my request. See our cake maker is an officemate of mine who bakes and makes these wonderful edible art just for her love of it, it's just her hobby. She prices the cake at cost. Can you believe that? But she does the cakes so meticulously that you won't even think that the cakes were done by a hobbyist. So I've been getting my cakes from her since Miya's 6th month birthday and she has greatly improved her cake decorating designs since then. Anyhow, when their balikbayans arrived and I was still making ulit if she can make my cake, she told me that I should probably get someone else to do the cake because she won't have the time. I was so stressed out because this was probably 3 weeks before the party. I tried looking for other bakers but I knew most of them will be expensive. I stressed out for a whole weekend over a cake. You know why? Because this was the cake I wanted her to make.

Isn't this perfect for Miya? Source
I knew she can do this cake because she's previously made a doll cake but not Sleeping Beauty. Come Monday, I called her again to ask one last time. Nakulitan ata sa kin at sya pa ang nahiya, she finally said yes! Oh my gosh! I was super grateful she can accomodate our request and the date she can give us the cake was perfect pa. We settled for the date of Miya's school party on the 29th of January so I got the cake from her on the 28th (my birthday). After I fnalized the cake, I went ahead with the planning of the party.

I went to Pinterest to look for invitation inspiration and found this. Actually, my first option for the invitation was a printout with Sleeping Beauty on it. But I thought this might give the other mommies idea to dress their kids in Disney Princess costumes. See, I didn't want to buy Miya the Sleeping Beauty costume because it was more than 1k and I didn't want to buy something she will only use one-time. Di ba nga I make her Halloween costumes so I refuse to buy this for her hahaha! Well, actually it's really not practica.l E ayoko naman naka-Disney Princess costume mga classmate nya tapos yung birthday girl naka-ordinary dress di ba? So I told hubby I'll just change the design of the invitation and go with that one instead and do it myself. Actually the first option was because I was lazy na sana to DIY. Gusto ko ipaprint na lang hahaha. Thankfully, I was able to find this link with a template of the Sleeping Beauty dress which I used. I sourced National Bookstore for the papers and went to Carolina's to buy the tulle.

The last line in the invitation is a quote from the movie: The princess shall indeed grow in grace and beauty, beloved by all who know her.

My cake maker was not able to accommodate my request for cupcakes anymore. So I just ordered from Brownies Unlimited since they have pink and blue icing cupcakes (Make it pink! Make it blue! - Flora and Merryweather from the movie). The cupcakes are P35 each and comes with individual boxes so that's a good-priced cupcake for birthday giveaways. For the birthday banner and tags for the lootbags, I asked Miya's Ninang Pam to edit the printables I got from this site. The other elements of the party like the lootbags, other decors and pinata were all sourced from Divisoria. I was actually too lazy to go there pa just to buy the lootbags but my parents volunteered to go so who am I to reject their offer heehee. I plan to use the paper lantern in Miya's future room.

Close-up shot of the cake. I found this doll for P99 at Toy Kingdom, came with a crown too so it was perfect for the cake!

Cake and the birthday banner
Cupcakes and lootbags - pinks and blues perfect for our theme and perfect for Miya's girl and boy classmates.
Pinata from Divisoria

I mentioned earlier that we didn't plan to buy Miya a Sleeping Beauty costume right? But two weeks before Miya's party, her Ninang Joy told me she will give Miya Kyla's old flower girl gown. All this without knowing that I'm preparing for Miya's Sleeping Beauty party. I thought that's perfect because it was pink and blue! My worry was it might be too big for her, but it turned out perfect. It was a bit too long on the hem but our little princess was more than happy to lift her gown during the party.

One strap falling off her but our princess was so pretty that day!
One family photo before the party starts lest we forget

More photos of the party after the jump...

I ordered Jollibee for the party food

Escort??!? Ahahaha

Make a wish, Princess Miya!
We didn't ask the kids to hit the pinata to get the goodies, instead we wanted Miya to pull the string on the flap so that the goodies will fall down. Unfortunately when Miya tugged the string it got unhooked from the flap hahaha. I had to manually open the flap and shake the pinata so that the goodies will fall from it hehehe.
I love how small children have simple joys! 
So yeah it's hard to take a photo of 16 kids and make them look at the camera at the same time but I love this photo hehe

My brother was also with us but he was the one taking the photos. Thank you, brother!
Miya with her teachers
The party was just a one-hour "event" but it the preparation were all worth it because of how happy Miya was. 

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