Sunday, June 26, 2011

An Eco-Bag & a $5 PayPal cash from Zoan


Farm Girl Blogger held a giveaway in celebration of her son's birthday and I was picked as one of her winners. I got an Eco-Bag, which is JB's birthday party souvenir and a $5 PayPal cash! 

Thank you so much Zoan and Happy Birthday to you JB! ♥

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Izza's Christening

I've been out for soooooo many weeks and I know I've missing a lot lately. I thought I can keep up with blogging and being a new mom, but I can't. There have been so many adjustments going on that I can't even play FarmVille anymore! LOL! But now, hopefully, little by little I'll try my best to be back on track. :)


Anyway, Izza's 3 1/2 months already, and I'm really excited with all her milestones (and looking forward for more!). She just had her Christening earlier this month, which turns out very well!


Enjoy the details! J


CHURCH: St. Michael the Archangel Chapel
Phil. Army, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
845-9555 loc. 6419
REQUIREMENTS: Certified True Copy of baby’s Birth Certificate, CTC of Marriage Certificate, Registration Form, P500 reservation fee which includes the fee for 2 Principal Sponsors and P200 per additional sponsor (we added 6).
TOTAL: P1,700
We paid in full, day before the event, and we were informed that the candles are for the sponsors and the father only (I made extras for Izza’s grandparents L). Me? I have to carry my heavy little girl throughout the ceremony. I promise, my arms went numb due to heaviness! LOL! Good thing, the church is air conditioned, so no sweat at all!

RECEPTION: Shakey’s - Market! Market!
TOTAL: P11,365.61
As far as I know, they only have birthday packages. What we did was, we availed 6 sets of Monster Meal Deal (10-12 persons per set) for the party and they let us use their function room for 2 hours free. Monster Meal Deal is amounting to P1,739 with 12% VAT + 10% Service Charge = P1,894.27. It has Classic Spaghetti and Carbonara Supreme Platter, 2 Pan Pizzas, 3 Pitchers of Softdrinks, and Chick ‘N Chips Party Pack. Not bad huh?! Perfect for an after-lunch event. J

However, since there are no party packages for Christening, we were the ones who provided the balloons, cake, and tarpaulin. But you can ask them if they can refer you to someone, to make your job easier.

CAKE: Iko’s Bakeshop
Caniogan, Pasig City
628-4383
TOTAL: P2,085
I've found out about Iko's when I was searching the web for very affordable cupcakes. They cost P20 each, and P35 if you want it customized. That's when I learned that they are tied-up with Shakey's too; though that time we haven't decided to do the reception at Shakey's yet.

When we booked with Shakey's, I asked them if they charge corkage fee for the cake, as we wanted to order from Red Ribbon (but they don't do personalized cakes anymore). They said 'yes', but we're not allowed to eat the cake inside. I asked them what if it's from Iko's, since we're getting the cupcakes from them. They said 'no corkage and you'll get to eat the cake inside' - that's good right?!

So me and my hubby went to their outlet in Caniogan, Pasig. Discussed the details of the design with them for the 10” round fondant Chocolate Moist cake, which is soooooo yummy! And since they're tied-up with Shakey's, we've got 12 cupcakes for FREE! Then ordered 13 additional cupcakes, which was all delivered on the venue, on the day of the event, for FREE!

However, I was a bit disappointed because they didn’t quite get the design that I wanted. The color should be light pink and the butterflies are big and they looked like a dead mosquito! But still, the cake and the cupcakes are YUM YUM YUM!!!
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