There are some kids who don’t enjoy extravagant parties or kiddie parties with too much people. Lexi’s one of them. So for her birthday this year, we had a simple “old school garage party”.
Converted garage into the pool party area. Inflatable pools can be bought in Toys R Us or Toy Kingdom for 300-2,000Php depending on the size. I already had the biggest (upper left) and smallest (lower right) pools and boat. Borrowed 2 more pools from friends. So din’t need to buy anything. M&M inflatable orange seats was free from purchasing M&M products in Duty Free.
Pools being tested out by the celebrant. I added a tent, some plastic horses, and inflatable penguin for for kids to play with.
Also had bikes on the side for kids to have more choices of outdoor fun!
We put tables and chairs outside to be able to watch kids swim. Had a few refreshments and snacks (wafer sticks, marshmallows, chocolates, crackers). Bought cloth (14 yards total / diff colors) from Fabric Warehouse for a colorful summer feel which cost P700. This was also used to cover up all the stuff in the garage. Cloth can be reused for another event in the future.
Main food served inside the house to keep flies and mosquitos away. Not to mention it was too hot outside. This was also a contingency plan in case it rained. Simple food was served, all favorites of the celebrant. Ended the day with a Happy Birthday song and cake blowing.
Purefoods Drumettes – drumsticks without the bone. It ended up looking like big chicken nuggets but it tasted good.
French fries – home made.
Snacks – Goldfish crackers, Marshmallows, Caramel Popcorn, Sticko.
Carbonara – spaghetti and twist pasta were used.
Pizza Hut – Veggie Pizza, Hawaiian, & Super Supreme (some had cheese crust stuffing).
Inutak and Ferinos Bibingka – Filipino delicacies for dessert aside from the cakepops and cupcakes.
To sum it up…The celebrant’s “wants” were prioritized and she had a blast!!!
So who said you need to stress out yourself in preparing for your toddler’s birthday? Sometimes we have to set aside what we as parents want and really do things that makes your toddler happy. It’s their birthday anyway 🙂