Getting ready for M1LA

Why are days flying by? Just 11 more days and Mila will celebrate her 1st birthday. This time last year, I was still at work, waddling like a penguin. I am soon not ready. There are still a gazillion things to do for her party. I don't know why I wanted to Do a lot of stuff. Oh, I know. Because we are on a strict budget. For now, here's the rundown of what we've accomplished so far.

Theme: Bows and Bowties
      We want a celebration that is about her and not any cartoon character she wouldn't know when she grows up. Mila NEEDS to have bows or headbands lest she be mistaken as a boy. So that's what it'll be. All about Bows in RainBOW colors. Get it?

Venue: Kenny Rogers, Queen Avenue
     They have an alfresco setting that we love.  And they are very accommodating with all my requests. They even allow 3rd party food booths.

Cake: Pink Bread c/o Tito Ninong RB and Tita Tata

Dress: made to order from Tiddletots c/o Tita Paulette and Skirt from Honeybabiesonline (IG) paired with Monthly Onesie from UrbanBabyClothing (IG)

Pre-Birthday Shoot: Niceprint Photography

Host: Boogie and Friends
     I got their Silver Package which includes:
          - 2 host/clowns - I hope Mila loves clowns
          - Magic and Balloon Twisting
          - Face Painting
          - Ballonderitas and Balloon Pillars

Photobooth: Fun-filled c/of Tito Jerome
     Got their package that includes:
          - 2 Food Carts (Nachos and Pearl Shakes)
          - 2 Game Booths (Ring Toss and Stand the Bottle)
          - 2hrs Unlimited Print Photo booth (still thinking if we'll upgrade to Instagram printing)

Photo Coverage: For Keeps Photo

Invites: mostly FB Invites. A few printed copies of this:
Invite template from 

Giveaway/Game Prizes: Divisoria

Souvenir: Stuff toys from Trinidad and Cloud Plushies from Partycraftsessentials (IG)

Bows and Bowties that all guests would wear: DIY

I'll just update with pictures after the party. Or I'll just have a supplier review post since I found them most helpful during my planning stage.

Now here are my to dos:

Stage Backdrop: DIY
Decor: DIY
Candy Buffet: DIY

Looking at the list makes me feel a tad better.  I've actually accomplished a lot. And we're still within budget, thanks to our sponsors.

I am just praying now for a fair weather. I know we will have a blast!

Ps. I'm using my mobile so typos are inevitable. Will need to edit this later.


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