Thursday, January 22, 2015

Few more days before the P-A-R-T-Y!!!

In local parlance, this is what we call - The Huling Kembot! We kicked off the week before the party by going all the way down South to Cavite to have the fitting with Tito Boy Kastner Santos. All I could say was WOW!! Even if it was not finished yet, I liked what I was seeing! The fit was sooo great, parang na-Vicky Belo si Daddy A! Hahahaha :)

While I was a bit sad that we weren't able to participate with the papal visit activities, keri na rin because we have a baby and it would definitely be hard for us to go there. Maybe on his next visit, we'll be there na. Anyway, Tito Boy if you're reading this, thank you very much for making this suit for my man! All thumbs up!!!

Dapper Dad!

I think Z is fond of Tito Boy too!
Because we ended at around lunch time, we headed to my favorite - Racks in Magallanes. Per usual, we had the salad, carbonara, pork ribs and a pitcher of iced tea. Z liked their menu soo much but we had to get it from her. The staff were so nice to offer a coloring sheet and some crayons to keep her entertained. This is her first visit after the baptismal dinner, her first time to use crayons (under very strict supervision) and also her first time to taste carbonara and pork ribs..Huraaay for baby's firsts! :)

Sorry for the harassed look!
We capped off by visiting our OTD (on-the-day) coordinator, Madison Events c/o Ayee. We spent around 3 hours detailing stuff and her checking all our deliverables or things to be handed over to their care for the event.

On Monday Daddy A, my MIL and I went to Divilandia to get some more prizes for the kids and other butingtings for our DIY. We planned on finishing everything in 2 hours but it turned out to be almost 4 hours of walking and shopping. Whew, so many people shopping in January? I thought this was the lean season. Even the sellers were wondering why the surge in customers was almost the same as in the Christmas season. Maybe that's the post papal visit effect?

I hope these'll make the little kiddos happy!
After searching around 168 and the tiangge adjacent to Lucky Chinatown Mall, we checked out Michelle's at Tutuban Mall. Again, so many shoppers..on a Monday! Well, it was a holiday after all. I really wanted to get peacock feathers and some more nice looking feathers but boy they did not come cheap! The very nice (sosyal-looking) & healthy-looking feathers were PHP 125 a piece!!! The good news is that the peacock feathers were only priced at PHP 25; the bad news is that we weren't able to gather as many good looking ones as we needed. Gaaahhh!! Boa feathers (seen below) is PHP 125/yard. We were also able to source fake pearls (not from Michelle's) at PHP 13/string if you buy a dozen.

Well what is this for? I figured it's nice to also add a Gatsby-inspired doll to Z's memorabilia table so we got this little applique for PHP 25 only. We'll be sewing this to an extra garter and place additional feathers so the little dolly will also have a headpiece. Sweet! :)

Other party favors such as the paper doileys, candles, paper fan / flower, etc.

Here's Z looking on and probably wondering, "Do we really need them all, mommy?" This was last Wednesday as we were preparing to meet Vien at Greenbelt for Z and Mommy's dress fitting :)

Peacock feathers at PHP 25 per piece
And the pièce de résistance....haha just kidding!! Nope, we didn't down all of those and we're not even going to serve alcoholic drinks during the party...just some more DIY items inspired by our caterer's styling mood board. 

Instant Transformation: Gold doilies!

Few more days and so many DIY things to do! Aja!!!! :) Wish us luck and for our guests, see you on the 25th!

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