Construction Theme Candy Buffet

Having three nephews means several kids’ birthday parties to celebrate every year.  Just last November 21, 2015, we celebrated the 3rd birthday of my nephew Victor Euan.  The birthday boy likes construction vehicles and power tools so we decided to have a construction theme birthday party for him.


We had a construction theme candy buffet for little Tor.  Several toy construction trucks, power tool toys, hard hats, tool box, sign boards and hollow blocks were used in the candy buffet set up which were just available at home.


The cake and cupcakes were custom-made by my brother for his son (the birthday boy). Oh, what a cool construction inspired cake! I really like it a lot! And as for the candy buffet, we filled it with cupcakes, lollipops, donuts, jelly ace, pretzels, chocolates and assorted candies.  We’re happy that our visitors enjoyed the sweets on the candy buffet table as well as the food on the dining table.  Though, we only had a few parlor games for the kids yet they had fun and were happy to receive prices and giveaways.


To my nephew Victor Euan, I wish you more birthdays to come. May you grow up to be a good boy and may our God bless you with good health and happy life.


Well, this is the last candy buffet set up that I will do for 2015; looking forward for more birthdays to celebrate and candy buffets to set up this 2016.

Liam’s 1st Minion Themed Birthday Party

I love kids and I enjoy being surrounded by them, especially my only daughter and nephews. It’s always my joy to help assist in the celebration of my nephew’s birthday from party planning, making party invitations, table skirting to setting up candy buffet and even facilitating parlor games. Well, this is maybe because I wanted to be an event stylist and a kid’s party organizer someday. =)

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Last October 30, 2015, we celebrated my nephew’s 1st birthday with a minion theme.  His name is Liam. He’s such a sweet and cheerful baby boy and we love him a lot.

The minion theme cake and cupcakes was made by my younger brother and her wife. It was a nice and fun cake and cupcakes.

We invited our neighbors, relatives and some friends.  The celebration was simple yet enjoyable – loads of foods, candy buffet and a few parlor games for the kids.

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Again, I had a candy buffet set up for the kids and kids at heart which includes cupcakes, lollipops, molded chocolates, chocolate fountain, marshmallows, cookies and some candies.

Of course, the Pinoy party is not complete without the Lechon or roast pig.


And as for me, I badly need to practice my hosting skills because I think I suck at it. Ha ha ha!

Baby Liam enjoyed his first birthday from the looks of his sweet face.  The party ended and I think everyone had a despicable fun.

Doing all the chores for the party was no doubt tiring but it was all worth it for my cute little nephew.

May you have more birthdays to come little Liam! May the Lord our God shower you with good health, a happy life and I hope you’ll grow up to be a person with good character.  Love lots!

Circus And Carnival Themed Party

Celebrating birthdays, even in a simple way, is something that I and my family like to do.  We give importance to birthdays not only to celebrate a very special day but to give thanks for another year of life.

Last 21st of November, my nephew celebrated his second birthday with the circus and carnival party theme. I really like this theme because it’s colorful and fun not to mention that I love carnivals and circus; it reminds me of my fun and care-free childhood days.

fotor pic 052The night before my nephew’s birthday, I already finished setting up the candy buffet table.  I loaded the candy buffet table with cupcakes, cookies, chocolates, cake pops, wafers, bubble gum, lollipops, marshmallows and candies during the day of the celebration. We also had two chocolate fountains flowing and popcorn maker popping up corn kernels.

carnival circus partySimple snacks and main dishes were prepared for our guests since the afternoon party is sure to finish late in the evening. I also facilitated the simple games for kids such as statue dance, trip to Jerusalem, the boat is sinking, cupcake eating contest, pabitin and piñata. We started to play the games past six o’clock and the kids had a great time. They were also happy to receive some prizes and giveaways.


The party was simple, warm, relaxed and fun-filled.  I enjoyed it as much as the birthday boy and his guests did.

Getting Ready For Christmas

I can’t deny that I love it when it’s “Ber” months. I’m a big fan of the Christmas season. Perhaps, because my birthday falls on the 25th of December – the birth of Jesus Christ.

Speaking of getting ready for Christmas… I had our Christmas set up and put up some lights on our entrance door. I’m also going to be hanging a colorful Christmas lantern outside of our home soon. It excites me!getting ready for ChristmasChristmas tree Christmas lightsChristmas decors

It took me nearly four hours to finish setting up and decorating our treasured Christmas tree along with all other preparatory measures . It’s a bit daunting but it’s worth the effort!

Christmas is the time of the year that I really enjoy most; yes,  for many reasons like Christmas parties, gift giving, family reunions, get-togethers,  days off from work and Christmas bonus (if I’ll be lucky to get one from a generous client).   Of course, as a Christian I always make sure to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and truly, it’s not just all about the gifts under the Christmas tree, special dinners, or the lights and the stockings hanged on the windows but rather the coming of a no ordinary baby, Jesus Christ. It’s also the time to share our love and joy to others.

Setting up Christmas decorations in our Christian home had become one of my hobbies and a sacred ritual -it’s something special for our family. This beautiful time of the year deserves a beautiful attention!






Mom’s Sweet Sixty Birthday Party

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IMG_20141012_160301Last October 10, we celebrated our mom’s 60th birthday. The weather was extremely bad! It was raining cats and dogs in our area yet, many of our relatives and friends were able to make it to my mom’s simple birthday party. Thank God!

Months before the party, I already did my research, planning, window shopping and actual shopping (which I like the most). I planned to have some sort of candy buffet or dessert bar with lots of sweet treats for the kids and the kids at heart since the theme was “Sweet Sixty”.

We loaded our dessert bar with cake, cupcakes, chocolate crinkles, chocolate chip cookies, marshmallows, food for the gods, chocolate and strawberry coated pretzels, wafer sticks, truffle, vanilla biscuits, mallow cones and some candies. We also included some almonds, pistachio and cashew nuts. It was fun to see that our guests love sweet treats on buffet.

I’m a huge fan of DIY stuff so everything was done manually from making and printing invitations, old photo scanning, editing and printing, making paper fans and party poms, banner making, balloon inflating, decorating through to table skirting and arrangement. Yes, tedious and time consuming but this is what I love doing and so as my sister and brothers who have always been helpful in setting up and running some errands for every party that we celebrate.

Hiring a caterer was one of our options but since we love to cook, we decided to do the cooking by ourselves. We served Pinoy all-time favorite dishes such as lechon, kare-kare, chicken binakol, relyenong bangus, Valencia and more. We made fruit salad for dessert and there was ube cake which was given by my aunt and cousin. Many guests loved the food that we cooked; it makes me happy.

We were fortunate to have aunts who are very helpful. They arrived early at our home and helped us in our preparation.

It feels great when you put a lot of effort into something, especially when making your loved ones happy.

The party was simple, relaxed but memorable.

I’m happy that our mom was very blissful and thankful with what we have prepared for her.