• James Yap and Patrick Garcia's Babies Celebrate Milestones

    Michael James Yap had a "Little Prince" theme for his baptismal party, while Patrice Garcia got a pink safari party for her first birthday.
    by SmartParenting Staff .
  • Welcome to the Christian world, Michael James Yap!

    The first son of PBA basketball star James Yap and Michela Cazzola was baptized over the weekend with 12 pairs of ninongs and ninangs at Sanctuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park last January 14. This would be the first time the public gets a good look at Michael James, or Baby MJ, who was born last August 8, 2016. In a previous interview with Pep.ph, James said Michela was hesistant to show her son for privacy reasons (the baby is often seen in a side profile in their social media posts). Michela said it was "a cultural thing," explaining that in Italy, where she is originally from, they avoid showing photos of young babies. She has obviously made an exception for her son's christening. 

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    James told Pep.ph previously that most of the godparents were not from showbiz, but those who are from the industry included Julius Babao and Christine Bersola, shown above together with Charisse Tinio of Nice Print Photo, which was the event’s photographer. 

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    Also there was Chris Tiu and his family, wife Clarisse and their daughter Amanda. According to James, Michela did invite his former wife Kris Aquino, but they were unsure whether she and the kids, Bimby and Joshua, would be able to make it. So far, photos from their social media accounts do not show the boys or Kris.    

    The bapstismal reception had a Little Prince theme. With details like the gold candelabra, table runners in black and white stripes, and stars on the ceiling, the party had an elegant old world charm. An adorable touch: petite crowns on top of terrarium-like centerpieces, a nod to the classic children's story.

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    Happy 1st birthday, Patrice Garcia!

    Patrick Garcia and wife Nikka Martinez threw a first birthday party for their second daughter, Patrice, last January 15. Stripes was also part of theme for this party although this one takes inspiration from animal prints. The result was a pink or pastel safari, complete with hanging vines from the ceiling along with balloons and lanterns.  

    The birthday girl, whom her mom fondly calls "Cherub2," had on a tutu, a top with a print of giraffe spots, and, of course, that needs to be matched with giraffe ears for the head piece. Her Ate Michelle Celeste (or Chelsea) matched her outfit – tutu with a zebra print top and her own zebra ears. 

    Check out the three-tiered cake and the styling of the stage area below. 

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    Welcome to the Christian world, Michael James Yap!

     

    The son of PBA basketball star James Yap and Michela Cazzola was baptized over the weekend with 12 pairs of ninongs and ninangs trooping to Santuario. This would be the first time the public gets to see their son Michael, who was born last August 8, 2016. James said Michela was hesistant to show her son for privacy reasons (the baby is often seen in a side profile). She told Pep.ph in Italy, they avoid showing photos of young babies. She did promise she would show the photo soon, picking his christening for the special occasion.

     

    A photo posted by James Yap (@jamesyap18) on

     

    A photo posted by James Yap (@jamesyap18) on

    James told Pep.ph previously that most of the godparents were not from showbiz, but those who are from the industry included Julius Babao and Christine Bersola shown above together with Charisse Tinio of Nice Print Photo, who were the event’s photographer.

     

    A photo posted by James Yap (@jamesyap18) on

     

    Also there was Chris Tiu and his family, wife Clarisse, and their daughter Amanda.

     

    The bapstismal reception had a Little Prince theme with an old world charm with the gold candelabra, table runners in black and white stripes, and stars on the ceiling. An adorable touch: petite crowns on top of terrarium-like centerpieces.

     

    First birthday party for Patrice

    You can also find stripes in Patrice Garcia’s first birthday party, although this one takes inspiration from animals. The second daughter of Patrick Garcia and Nikka Martinez had a pink or pastel safari for a birthday theme. The birthday girl had on a tutu, a top with a print of giraffe spots, and, of course, that needs to be matched with giraffe ears for the head piece. Her Ate Michelle matched her outfit – tutu with a zebra print top and zebra ears, in darker pink of course.

     

    Check out the rest of the photos below.

     

     

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