Tuesday, June 3, 2008

1st Bday Prep

My daughter’s 1st birthday is fast approaching. I tried to avoid the rush, but we had a hard time deciding on the venue. My husband and I wanted something different, a nice venue where guests could enjoy the party and food and a play area where kids could roll on their tummies and have fun!

Yesterday, we finalized most of the essentials at SM Mall of Asia:

Venue: Kidz Republic
  • Package includes venue, sound system, party amenities, lootbag, balloons, invite, and light snacks for 20 kids. And the best of all, 2 hours of play at the Kidz Republic huge play place!
  • Available upgrade from party host to magician.
  • Affordable kiddie food package
Food: Kenny Rogers
  • Reasonably priced! Adult meal is composed of: ¼ roasted chicken, rice, cookies and cream muffin, chicken macaroni salad & FREE drinks courtesy of the branch manager! :-)
Cake: Character cake from Goldilocks
  • Affordable cake, with cute cake topper for souvenir
For the theme, I chose Dora the Explorer. Kidz Republic has a jungle theme and the main character is Kookey the Monkey, I found Dora to be the perfect fit for the theme. Dora items found & still wanted:
- Dora party hat at 3 pesos each from Matt Balloons, Bulacan.
- Dora party banner at 30 pesos from Matt Balloons, Bulacan
- Watching these items from eBay Philippines: Dora white board with pen, Dora stationery & pencil set and Dora transparent gift bag

I hope to find Party Costumes as well:
- Still on search for dress with Dora print (wala sa SM, Podium, Greenhills) 
- Buying a pink shirt is quite easy, but I’m hoping to find orange shorts first to imitate Dora’s outfit for my daughter.
- Dad & Mom costume is still a challenge! Can’t find a Dora & Diego shirt!

After walking in Greenhills for almost 4 hours, the only Dora thing I got was the Dora printed crocs.

I am still scouting for Dora tiangge items at St. Francis in Ortigas since it’s near my office, but the selection is limited. I wish I still have time to visit Divisoria Mall. I’ve heard there are quite a number there, and must be a lot cheaper. My weekends are fully booked, hope I can make time. Ciao!


  1. we are almost done! maybe one more week and we are mission complete :p

  2. hi I love the information you wrote here... We are also planning to have our son's 1st bday party at kidz republic. I cant seems to find any website that gives us the rates and other info. I was hoping you can help me with this. I appreciate the time.. my email address is smileys_jhoy@yahoo.com... thank you