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  • Plan a Stress-Free Classroom Party With These Customized Bento Boxes

    There are no fast food options on this one, only pretty and filling meals.
    by Kitty Elicay .
Plan a Stress-Free Classroom Party With These Customized Bento Boxes
PHOTO BY courtesy of TEA Rentals and Mesclun Kids
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  • Your child begs you to host a birthday party in the classroom so he can celebrate it with his classmates. You don't want to cook up a storm (because you don't have the time) nor do you want to order pizza because the kids probably had it over the weekend (even though they would like nothing more than to have it again and again). You've always thought there should be a food delivery service for school birthdays that are not fast food.

    Well, mom and chef Kat Alcantara, who runs Mesclun, a catering company that has been around for over 14 years now, has answered your prayers. She has teamed up with fellow mom and events planner Czarina Ledesma of The Event Architect (TEA) Rentals, to launch Mesclun Kids, an affordable but elevated way to celebrate your child’s party with customized bento boxes and tasteful decorations and giveaways.

    “Since both of us have kids, we felt like there were no alternatives aside from fast food joints for quick birthday parties in school,” says Czarina in an email interview with SmartParenting.com.ph. “We wanted to do a party box — basically everything you need for a party at a smaller scale.”

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    The bento boxes are priced at Php300 per person and comes with a drink (choice of fruit juice, yogurt drink, or milk). It’s a healthy, complete meal that even includes dessert. Choose from five themes: Basketball, Under the Sea, Princess, Transportation, and Superhero.

    Like a typical bento box, you get pasta or rice with fun designs, as well as chicken nuggets, pastries, and fruits in quirky shapes that coincide with the theme.

    For an additional fee of Php3,350, you can also get a birthday cake according to your chosen theme. Mesclun Kids
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    If you want more than just the party boxes, the company has three different packages. Starting at Php10,000, you can avail of a personalized banner, two centerpieces, 20 personalized candy bags, five themed balloons, and one personalized cake topper. The prices go higher (Php15,000 and Php20,000) depending on the number of guests. For an additional fee, you can also get giveaway bags that include school supplies for your child’s classmates, which are not only cute, but also useful.

    If you're planning a party on a much larger scale, you can also tap Mesclun Kids to organize a kid's party complete with custom bento boxes that follow the theme you have in mind.

    The idea is Mesclun Kids takes the planning out of your hands. If you just want a quick party and don't want to stress over the details, then it can be a busy mom's savior and your child still gets to have his birthday party.

    For inquiries, call Mesclun Kids at +63 977-802 3927 or email info@mesclun.ph.


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