I wanted to make sure that I’ll be posting all about my Son’s 1st Birthday party from preparation up to the event itself.
Let’s face it, planning an event is very nerve-wracking. Given that I am working full-time, as much as I wanted to plan and organize my son’s first ever birthday party, I just know that I won’t probably finish everything on time.
When and Where?
My son’s actual birthday falls on Tuesday, so I decided that we will make a separate celebration on the coming weekend so that our family and friends will be there too.
I researched possible food chains, venues, caterers etc. that’s easy on the budget and practical. After all the research I settled with what‘s tried and tested.
I chose Jollibee.
- I think it is the most affordable out of all the other fast food chains.
- You can custom the food you’ll serve as long as you have purchased worth 5000Php of solo food orders. Just do the math I know you’ll get to find what is affordable for you.
- You can never go wrong with Jollibee, Kids love him.
- Venue is free with host and of course, Jollibee (mascot) himself will be there to entertain the kids.
- You just don’t have to deal with all the stress of trying to contact the caterer, the venue. Etc. You get the idea. 😀
Visit their website at http://jollibeeparty.com/ so that you can save your target date or go to your chosen branch. I made a down payment of 3000Php to secure the slot. This will be deducted to your total bill after the party.
I chose to avail Jollibee’s chocolate cake to save time. You may opt to bring yours but they will only allow to serve cakes purchased from Red Ribbon (retail partner) in the venue.
Party Loot Bags
I paid 1500Php just for the Party Kit which includes the following.
♥ 30 Name tags and 30 Balloons
♥ 20 Assorted Game Prizes
♥ 15 Party Hats, 15 Invitation Cards and 15 Tray liners
♥ 5 Boxes of Crayons
♥ 1 Message Board
♥ Jollibee Mascot appearance
I did not avail their loot bags. Initially I wanted Elmo’s World to be the party theme. Due to copyright, you can only choose from their available theme or use general themes. So I decided that I will just buy and create my own loot bags to add a bit of my son’s personality in it.
My son loves his Mr. Lion Pillow, so I decided that I will incorporate Lion on his loot bags.
I went to Divisoria with a friend to look for wholesale items.
I found these cardboard bags of 10(Pcs) for 35Php only. I Chose red since my son will be wearing his red long sleeves.
Then some colorful key chains for 60Php a dozen and Bubbles worth 130Php for 20 Pcs. Who doesn’t want bubbles? Right? 😀 I only included these two items plus random chocolates and candies inside to avoid stress among mommies to pick up all the tiny nick knacks after their kids.
Then, I googled a bit and look for candy topper templates. I used this particular one found at
Then I attached it to the loot bags. I included my Son’s name and date of the event on the blank space above
I asked one of my close friends for recommendations. She sent me a link on facebook and told me her great experience when she availed their photo booth. Plus, it is very affordable and definitely a bang for your buck. Well, I must say it is true because I also searched for other photo booths near our area but theirs are the most affordable and practical.
They have different services and packages offered but I only chose to stick with their 2500Php package. Just the basic where we can use their photo booths for 2 hours unlimited shots with props, free photo standee, and to my surprise, a free basic photo coverage during the event.
Head on to their FB Account and see for yourself how affordable and great their services are based from my experience and other’s reviews. I gave them 5 stars for their superb and accommodating service during the event.
Special thanks to le hubby’s free gift card, we were able to purchase the following.
Then I just bought his shoe for P 399.75 at Metro Gaisano Alabang
Had a blast with family and friends. Kudos also for the party hosts. They made sure everyone is having fun during the party.
Summary of Expenses
Party Fee – P 1,500
For 80 guests (30 Kids: Yum Burger, 1 Full Spaghetti, 1 Ice Cream in a cup, drink; 50 Adults: 1 Full Spaghetti, 1 Pc Chicken with Rice, Drink) – P 9,410
Cake – P 1,100
Photobooth – P 2,500
Loot Bags – P 1,500