• 3 Budget Options for a 1st Birthday Party (30 Adults and 20 Kids)

    Plus, we list the party suppliers you can tap for your chosen budget.
    by Carol Amistad .
3 Budget Options for a 1st Birthday Party (30 Adults and 20 Kids)
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  • As parents, we are always excited to witness and celebrate our baby’s milestones — from his first step to his first word, even his first tooth! But if there's a milestone that we want to celebrate with family, friends and good food, it's his first birthday.

    Now, as any mom knows, a birthday party can get mighty expensive fast. So what we've done here is to show you a guide to costs if you want a birthday party with 30 adults and 20 kids. If you want the works, see the first option. For the same number of guests, you can take option 2 but remove what you'd pay for entertainment or party activity to keep within the budget. If you want food and fun, then option 3 may be for you. (Remember these are approximate rates and the prices are subject to change.)

    Ready to plan your party? 

    OPTION #1: The Works
    Estimated budget: Php61,500 (30 adults, 20 kids)

    Budget breakdown: 

    Venue with F&B and décor – Php35,000
    Entertainment – Php 10,000
    Host – Php 8,000
    Cake and souvenirs for kids – Php 5,000 (excluding delivery/shipping fee)
    Photography – Php 3,500

    WHO TO TAP FOR THIS BUDGET:

    One Café and Events Place

    It has function rooms that can accommodate up to 140 people max. Their food package starts at Php399++ per adult and Php180++ per kid. It also has themed decor packages starting at Php15,000 inclusive of backdrop, standees, personalized welcome sign, entrance arch, swags, balloon table centerpiece, ceiling balloons, and arch for the cake table. Call +632 638-4472

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    Face Painting by Camille

    It can provide a face painter and a magician at Php10,000. Call +63 927 984-8131

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    Joam Kish

    She emceed Gavin Kramer’s 5th birthday. Her rate starts at Php8,000. . Email her at joamkish@gmail.com

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    Blushing Cupcakes

    It has packages for as low as Php3,650 inclusive of 40 cupcakes with toppers and a 6-inch cake. That's not a bad deal because the cupcakes can already serve as your adult guests’ giveaway. Call +632 234-5965

    Zoe Design & Paperie

    It has pillow souvenirs for as low as Php65/pc and a coloring book with crayons that you can personalize for Php90/pc. Call +63 916 615-4959

    Neoprint photobooth 
    Its package starts at Php3,500 for two hours. Call +63 917 945-7041

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    OPTION #2: Intimate affair
    Estimated budget: less than Php60,000 (30 adults, 20 kids)

    Budget breakdown: 

    Venue with F&B and décor – Php 24,750 to Php 50,000 + 10% service charge
    Souvenirs for kids (same supplier as 0ption 1) – Php1,300 to Php2,700 (excluding delivery/shipping fee)
    Photography – Php6,000

    WHO TO TAP FOR THIS BUDGET:

    Stacy’s Café

    It has Instagram-friendly interiors and home-cooked comfort food. Its celebration package starts at Php495 per head for a light merienda up to Php1,000 per head for a complete course meal, plus a dessert nook. And since the place is already decorated, you just have to add a few party favors like buntings, placemats, runners, and balloon centerpieces. The good news? These amenities are already included in the package. Such a steal, right? Call +632 952-6843 (Capitol Hills) and +632 555-0140 (Bonifacio Global City)

    Twinkle Prints’ Photo Man 
    It's like a photo booth, but it is roving and doesn't have the props and backdrop. It starts at Php6,000 for two hours. Call +632 990-9227

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    OPTION #3: Play and explore
    Estimated budget: Php43,000 (30 adults, 20 kids)

    Budget breakdown: 

    Party package – Php14,500
    F&B – approximately Php20,000
    Photography (same supplier as Option 1) – Php 3,500
    Cake and souvenirs for kids (same suppliers as Option 1) – Php5,000 (excluding delivery/shipping fee)

    WHO TO TAP FOR THIS BUDGET:

    Kidzoona offers a party package inclusive of playground admission for three hours max, balloons, party hats, game prizes, birthday banner, mascot appearance, and a gift for the celebrator. Click here to see a location near you. 

    Even though your baby won’t remember what happens at his birthday party, make it a venue for you to create memories for your family. After all, it’s also a celebration for you and your spouse for making it through the first year!

    Though she works as a full-time HR advisor, Carol Amistad is a proud hands-on mom to a sweet girl named Zoey and the family's newest bundle of joy, Ethan. She makes sure that her weekends and holidays are well-spent with the hubby and the kids. 

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