Our little Keona and her cousin Frezel Anne celebrate their birthday on the 29th of October. Our Keona turned 4-years old while Frezel Anne turned 1. We were very excited because it's the first time that they celebrate their birthdays together since they have the same birthdays.
|Frezel's birthday tarpaulin - first birthday|
|Keona's birthday tarpaulin -4th birthday|
The Birthday Party Venue
|Birthday backdrop with Disney Princesses Theme|
We were looking for a party venue and we had a lot of things to consider. First is the venue itself, if it is big enough to accommodate both Keona and Frezel's guests. Then next consideration is the accessibility. We see to it that the party venue is accessible to us as well us to the guests, since most of them are having their work near the downtown area. Another consideration is the ventilation of the place. When there is crowd and party fun is going on, it is necessary for the place to remain cool and well-ventilated.
After considering several venues for the joint party, we end up at McDonalds at Bajada, near Victoria Plaza, Davao City.
The Party Package
Another important thing to consider when planning a party is the party package. What are the inclusions for the party package payment. With McDonald's, the minimum is 30 pax. That includes 30 balloons, 30 loot bags, the decorations of the place with the theme. The theme of Keona and Frezel's birthday is 'The Disney Princesses". So you can see faces of princess Aurora, Snow White, Belle of the Sleeping Beauty and other Disney princesses in the decoration of the place. Another inclusion of the party package is the character appearance. There were two character appearances in Keona and Frezel's birthday- they were Birdie and Grimace.
Food is one of the very important aspects in any party. So choose foods that will delight the guests -both adults and children and see to it that they will get satisfied with the food you'll serve them. In McDonald's, you get to choose the food party package that you want to serve to your guests, so it's up to you which food package you want to serve them.
Other things to consider:
1. Birthday Cake. Cake is not included in the party package at McDonald's. In our case, we buy our cake at Goldilocks. We ordered it 3 days before the party date. There are a lot of cake designs to choose at Goldilocks. Be aware however that the prices reflected on their cake design album do not include the cake itself. In other words, you get to add additional fee for the cake because the prices in the design album is only for the design. Prices of cakes at Goldilocks are comparably higher compared with other local cake makers. But it is worth it - the taste and the over all look of the cake.
|Keona's birthday cake from Goldilocks - Disney Princess Theme|
|Frezel's Birthday Cake - Disney Princess Theme|
2. Dress of the Birthday Celebrators. Dress is another thing that you get to consider when having a party especially with children who are girls. You can add a lot of bling-blings and "kikayness" (it's a word!) in them. Since the theme of the party is "Disney Princesses", we dressed Keona and Frezel something that makes them look like princess too. We put on their heads a crown to complete hte princess look. Our little Keona even had with her a magic wand.
|Birthday Celebrators - Keona and Frezel in their lovely dresses|
3. More loot bags, party prizes and giveaways. These are things that will add fun to the party. It will make the party more memorable for kids and adults.
All in all, the good thing about holding your children's birthday party outside your home is the less hassle on your part because everything is settled to where your venue is. You don't have to clean up. All you have to do is pay for the party charges. All in all, our expense for the birthday party of Keona and Frezel id approximately Php10, 000 as of this posting. Not bad.
There you have it guys, happy party planning.