My second child, Mariana Jazrine, celebrated her 1st birthday last August 2019. We don’t normally throw out a party to celebrate birthdays, but here in the Philippines, and for my own personal beliefs, the first year of our child is very special and therefore should be celebrated with our dear family and close friends.

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Our lovely birthday celebrant. <3

But do you know that in this generation, there are so many new ways of making a first birthday party unique and fun for all the guests?

Read below to see my suggestions on how to make your party special and memorable for everyone!

  1. Plan ahead and start by choosing a theme

Having a party theme is the start point that will make the entire planning easier for you. I started planning for this party probably 2 months before the date. I have two girls and they are into colorful things so deciding to have a unicorn-themed party wasn’t so hard to do.

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I asked friends’ recommendations and got Staples Events to do my event styling based on my chosen party theme. They offer really affordable rates, plus the staff were very helpful and organized. They finished setting up the entire venue before the party officially starts.

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2.Β  Get an amazing host

There are so many events hosts to choose from but for my baby’s special day, I didn’t book an ordinary, same-like-the-usual, I booked Events by Teacher Celine.

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#TeamKaChingChingChing with our amazing host, Teacher Celine! <3

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Her hosting and program flow is educational, sweet, and engaging. I first saw her at Japoy and Janice Lizardo’s son, Jace, first birthday party, I was still pregnant with Yana then, and I said, “I will book her for my baby’s first birthday party!”. And so I did!

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I received a lot of messages from the parents that their kids had so much fun and they did enjoy the party as well, especially the segment where the parents get to be involved too! Teacher Celine has a unique way of hosting and she has a strong charm and charisma to the kids.

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Teacher Celine brings all her props, you don’t need to worry about a thing!
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Everyone intentionally listening to Teacher Celine’s Story Telling segment.

Remember that the host can make or break your party, so I highly recommend you get Teacher Celine!

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Look how the kids pay serious attention to her! She is magic!

3. Play and art areas are a bomb!

You would not believe how kids can get so behave and focused while doing artworks and so happy (and contained) while enjoying the ball pool!

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My niece Ramzia at the Bub Hub MNL ball pit.
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The birthday girl had her time at the ball pit too!
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The sensory play set was a big hit for all the kids!

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A lot of moms said they were just watching their kids having fun by the play area set up by Kiddie Art Kart and Bub Hub MNL. This made it easier for them to watch over their kids while chatting with their friends or enjoying their meal!

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Kids @ Work!
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Ate Amaria definitely having the time of her life!

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They encourage creativity and exploration in children and I love that! Their staff are very friendly and they assist all the kids gently and attentively. Inquire of their rates and book them for your party too!

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Amaria and ate Keilah busy with their unicorn artwork. <3

4. Sweets Corner is a must!

It’s a party! We should have sweet treats! Even the grown-ups had their share of visiting the Sweets Corner during the party!

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Mariana’s personalized cake was made by Craving Bites PH. We have always loved their creation because the details are awesome and the cake tastes great!

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Yana’s unicorn cake! <3

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We have unicorn cupcakes and pink popsicles from Mom’s Confection by SAC which was a total hit to the kids too! Yana’s grandma, Momcy Claudette, made her some marshmallow choco lollipops for her guests to enjoy, Brewing Point gifted her with two really mouth-watering cakes, and all the other colorful candies and chocolates we bought from Divisoria was a total blockbuster to all the guests!

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Of course, we should not forget to drink lots of Absolute Distilled Water after all the sweets and the eating. The Disney bottles make it easier to ask the kids to drink. It’s the only water I trust for my family and for baby Yana’s guests too!

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5. Book a photographer and/or videographer

This is a very special day and you would wanna keep a record of it that your family will cherish for the rest of your lives!

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I trust Mhyian Photography to document this special occasion for us and boy! I love all their shots! They really captured all the important happenings during the event and I am so happy with the photos. I already printed them on Photobook to preserve the memory forever!

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Yana with her Momcy. I wouldn’t know how to survive motherhood without my mom!

My first daughter’s godmother, Cha Albo, took video coverage with the help of our friend Rovie Serna. Cha also edited the video for our YouTube Channel!

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You may watch it here! Please don’t forget to like and subscribe! πŸ™‚

I am not sure if she accepts bookings but if you’re interested to get her to cover for your event, Cha’s work is awesome and for a very reasonable price! DM me so we can ask her! Hahaha!

6. Choose the perfect venue

Perfect in the sense that it’s near your area and most of your guests’ locations too. Our venue, Brewing Point Neighborhood Cafe, is in Congressional Ave. Extension and really ideal location for most North people.

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With my friends in the mommy blogging community. <3

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We love their food and we keep coming back to this resto! As a matter of fact, it’s where we celebrated Amaria’s Christening too! Their food packages are very reasonable considering that it includes 4-hour usage of the venue that was really spacious enough for our about 150pax guests, play/art area and activity area. You should check them out! Our guests loved the 12-hr. Roast Beef Carving with Gravy Sauce!

7. Prepare prizes for the games

Kids love joining on the fun games but what they love the most is getting a prize after! Teacher Celine asks all the participants to choose whichever item they want from the prize table and that made it more exciting for them!

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Bubble Party!
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The kids choosing their prize after each game. πŸ™‚

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Simple toys and snacks make them all giggly. We had small items like unicorn wallets, pens, baby products, toys for boys and girls, Cheeky Monkeys Manila vouchers, art items from Joan Miro, and treats from Welch’s Fruit Snacks, Health Fusion kiddie vitamins, and 4D Gummies, which they were all extremely happy to get! <3

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PRIZES!!!

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More prizes!

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8. Give the kids a goodie bag souvenir

At the end of the party, with all the kids hyped up from enjoying the games and all the fun activities, wrap it up with a simple present that will make the party more memorable for them.

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We got customized unicorn Mariana Jazrine bags from Good Bag PH. They can personalize different kinds of bags based on your requirement which are of really high quality.

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We filled them with Johnson’s Baby CottonTouch Top-to-Toe Wash and CottonTouch Body Lotion, and a cute unicorn stuffed toy we bought from Lazada.

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Super cute! I bet all the kids were happy to bring them home! <3
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Daddy Jaze and birthday girl Yana distributing the gift bags to the kids.

We gave Yana’s godparents personalized hair brushes with their laser engraved names by Engrave Me MNL.

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Personalized laser engraved unicorn hair brushes especially made for Yana’s godparents. <3
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Enjoying the party herself! <3

It was such a fun day I don’t even know which words to use to express my gratitude to everyone who celebrated with us and the happiness I felt for the party being really successful. All the planning paid off!

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With the Box Office Queen, Xia Vigor! Mariana’s Special Guest. <3

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With ASAP Star, Krystal Brimner and her family! Thank you so much for coming with tita Marilyn and the gorgeous twins! <3
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Birthday girl with Teacher Celine and Ate Xia. <3

You may also read my blog of my firstborn Amaria’s first birthday celebration to get ideas for a pool party!

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Big sister Amaria entertained us with songs for her baby Yana and their guests during the party. Couldn’t be more proud. <3

I hope you find my recommendations helpful! You may comment below if you have questions or you can simply message these suppliers and brands directly to inquire. I assure you they’re gonna make your party extraordinary and really memorable for both your family and all your guests!

Happy party planning, mommies!

Love,

Momma Nish

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4 Comments on How To Make Your Child’s First Birthday Party Enjoyable For Everyone

  1. Ang cute Momsh. I will definitely start little by little collecting stuffs and plan for Bhaby Faithe’s first Birthday. Yung kahit simple but with the idea of arts and crafts super mag-eenjoy ang kids πŸ’—

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