Monday, January 28, 2013

She's Six Now

My little princess just turned 6 last January 16. Just the other night, I look back at how fast time flies. It seems like it was not too long ago when I was up until 3am chugging malunggay drink because my little girl wanted more milk from me. Now she knows how she wants to celebrate her birthday and was so involved in the preparation. She's a big girl now!

This year we decided to ditch the traditional travel itinerary to celebrate the kids’ birthday because our celebrant specifically requested to have a Barbie Princess and the Pop star party. She's so into the DVD movie she's memorized the lines of Kara and Tori and of course the songs!

So here are what we did for her 6th birthday. My family and friends commented, ‘paano na kaya sa 7th and 18th birthday? Mas kikay I'm sure :)

January 16: School Party
We celebrated her birthday with a customary school party where we served pasta, chicken, hotdog sandwiches, cupcakes and cake – all the fun food for kids and adults alike. Played some games such as trip to Jerusalem which is Sophie’s fave and longest happy birthday. My little girl was little teacher for the day as well so she’s in charge of the bell to remind her classmates to behave even during games. 

the birthday celebrant blowing her flower cake

 the cake from Icings and rainbow cupcakes I made inspired by the lovely color of her cake

kids enjoyed a game of trip to jerusalem
 
 look who came to party? Her little bro Sam

January 19: Princess and the Rockstar Party
Came Saturday, we celebrated again at home with relatives and the celebrant’s friends with  Barbie theme carried over ( I just twisted it a little to make it a Princess and the Rockstar party).
I asked Sophie to make a list of her guests and after seeing the list I knew it was a bad idea. B.A.D. It was endless! I ended up buying more for the loot bags. I never realized she has that much friends from home. On one end, it was good that she’s making friends.

The birthday girl chillin' before her birthday, waiting for her hair to set.

About the dress, it's a dress she designed and her lola (my mom) made in time for her school birthday. This dress caused so much fuss and that is an understatement. You should've seen the whole family debate while she explained the design to her lola, she was very particular about that one shoulder and continuous sleeve design, the color and the length of the skirt. And yeah, even the flower and the belt must be there. Like she was a bride talking to her designer. My mom rushed to finish the dress in time for her  school party; the party was supposed to start at 1230pm but we got to school at 1pm because of this dress. 

from the concept

to a well executed dress
The shoes I bought from 168 mall while we were buying mylar balloons and other party stuff. They went perfectly well with her dress. 

 The cake from Deniel's cake

 Her paper lootbags (SM, P82.00 for pack of 50) with toys, M&M chocolate, Quaker cookies, filled mallows, candies, some assorted pens,etc. sealed with cute free printable labels from www.catchmyparty.com.



These printables were used to label the drinks as well.

 The food
Sweet style spaghetti

 Fresh Lumpia served with garlic sauce and peanuts
  

hotdogs with bear and heart mallows
  

 we also served barbeque, fried chicken, roasted herbed chicken, lumpiang shanghai. Except for the lumpiang shanghai and barbeque, I practically cooked everything on the menu it was exhausting! I'm glad the little girl has so much fun on her birthday.

After all those cooking, the little boy preferred to eat just grated cheese. Haha!

 Desserts were
Vanilla and pumpkin and chocolate chips cupcakes, served on a cupcake tower I bought from Divisoria for P150. Can I just say that Divisoria is the place to be :)

 Almond/Lychee with cherries

The kids enjoyed the parlor games and 'manual' pabitin (good thing my husband and BIL are tall)

but soon gave up because of the children's persistence

 In keeping with the princess and the rockstar theme, we bought glitter tattoos and the kids and adults alike were willing canvass while my sister and I (for the first time in our lives) applied tattoos on them. 

Of course the celebrant got to be tattooed first.

Me the tattoo artist. hehe :) I wore something rockstar-y that day, a studded Gap shirt and a black acid washed skinny jeans from Landmark

This is another one of my work

 I got one for myself too, how cute is this ladybug? You can buy the glitter tattoo set from 168 mall, I snatched a pack with 10 designs for a good price, includes the glue, brush and glitters.


My sister doing tattoos for other kids.

Lolo Rey and Mama Karol can't miss the party :)


Happy birthday Sophie! We love you always :) I think it's time to start prepping for your 7th birthday :)

8 comments:

Beena.stephy said...

good post

janakidiary said...

Thanks Beena :)

Swathi Iyer said...

Belated birthday wishes to your princess, she is cute, Looks like she had a great birthday party and sure she had great fun.

ZaiZai said...

Belated happy birthday to your princess - Sophie!

That was a fun party! Ang cute nga cake :) At talented ka pala mag tattoo! :)

I'm sure mas grand ang kanyang 7th birthday :)

janakidiary said...

@swathi - thanks! yup, she can;t get over her bday celebrations :0

@zai - thanks! pwede na mag-sideline as tattoo artist :0

sherene said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving ur much appreciated comment:)
I know the feeling of euphoria when our kids keeps getting bigger, we miss when they were little how time flies by, one day theyre grown up and ready to leave the house for good lol.
Love ur blog:)

sherene said...

And happy bday to ur princess:)

janakidiary said...

thanks sherene ! :)

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