Birthday celebrations don't have to be grand to be memorable. A small afternoon get-together with close family and friends at a fun or beautiful venue can make any occasion special and meaningful. Moms from Smart Parenting's Parent Chat agree too! Here are a few places they recommend that do have party packages for intimate occasions but are also great if you're just ordering off the menu.
1. Stacy’s Capitol Greenstreet, Quezon City; and Forbes Town Center, Bonifacio Global Center, Taguig 952-6843/555-0140 facebook.com/stacys.resto
Sometimes, all you need for an intimate get-together is a small place with a beautifully decorated interior. For that, turn to Stacy's. Everything in this restaurant is already picture-perfect for a tea party! ParentChatter chardonnay said she loved the venue as well. For a more hassle-free celebration, she also recommended the restaurant's party package. “Medyo pricey ang package pero cute talaga!”
2. Shakey’s Lot 3, Blk. W-39-E, Quezon Ave. Corner Abad Santos St. Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Heroes Hills 351-0221
Lots of moms agree that Shakey’s is a great pick for a children’s party. The one in Quezon Avenue even has a mini-arcade! ParentChatter eloytski said even intimate get-togethers are a hit at the restaurant, even if you don’t opt for their packages. “We had my baby's first birthday at Shakey's. It was a very simple and cozy affair with just my closest relatives in attendance. We just availed the Monster Meal Deal and the rest were DIY (invites, tarp design, giveaways, cake, even the short program).
“The Shakey's staff were very accommodating. Although they could not grant some of our requests, they made it up with their friendliness and service. They surprised us with an appearance of two of their mascots, and our baby had a blast!”
“Parties can be done with a different twist. It doesn't have to be too loud (with the magicians, hosts, games, etc.) all the time. Sometimes, gathering in a small place can be fun and will create such memories for your guests,” said ParentChatter mworx. For that, she suggested Felicity Patisserie in Quezon City as the perfect place. You can walk in, find a cozy spot and order a few plates of delicious treats. The space can also be reserved for intimate parties and celebrations.
It's a little farther away, but for moms who reside in the area 14 Four Cafe in Rizal might be just what you're looking for in a beautiful venue for a get-together. The adults can chat away on comfy chairs and cushions while the kids run and play in the cafe's spacious garden.
“I like 14 Four Avenue, it has a cozy and artistic feel,” said ParentChatter Sophiegray. “They have birthday packages na din for your convenience.”
ParentChatter deesalonga was “very satisfied” with the grand ballroom she booked for her youngest daughter’s 7th birthday party at Ace Hotel and Suites. The function room was “very spacious” and “the service was good,” she wrote. And, it’s not just for big parties too. We’re sure, your kiddo’s small group of friends will be more than happy to spend an afternoon at the water spa at Ace Hotel and Suites. You can even extend the celebration into a slumber party and book a room for a night.