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7th Birthday Party Directory: Check Out the Venue and Cake!
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  • We’ve been asking moms to share their party directory with us! This one is for a 7th birthday party that mixed DIY decorations with great food and a spacious venue. (Check out our directory for a baptism party here.)

    When entrepreneur couple Jackie and PJ asked their daughter Julia what she wanted for her 7th birthday, the little girl did not have cartoon characters in mind. After looking at Pinterest for inspiration, she and her mom decided on a palette of fuchsia, pink, gold, and mint with balloons, tassels, and buntings as décor. It was festive but elegant. 

    The couple opted for a DIY route for the decorations, so they could splurge on food and entertainment. Jackie counts herself lucky that she had two kasambahays who were good at replicating the sample decorations that she created and who had fun with the project for their alaga.

    They also decided to have one supplier for the venue and catering. The weeks of planning, preparation and a lot of DIY paid off because according to Jackie, “Everyone had a great time.”

    Here's her party directory:
    (Click on the name of the party supplier to go to its website or Instagram/Facebook page)

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    Event: Julia’s 7th Birthday Party
    Theme: Festive and elegant

    FOOD and VENUE:
    The Mess Hall by The Moment Group
    2316 Karrivin Plaza, Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City
    Call +632 869-9284
    Email: events@momentgroup.ph

    Jackie and her husband value good food and experience above all else, so they decided to splurge on food and drinks. They also chose The Mess Hall as a venue because of its large space and ample parking slots for the guests.

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    Call +63 922 818-0818

    Addie’s Pasteleria
    192 Aguirre Avenue Parañaque City
    Call +632 738-0639
    Email: addiespasteleria@gmail.com

    ENTERTAINMENT: Alex Lagula, party host and magician
    Call +63 917-5379125

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    Jackie did the invitations using a website that provides ready-made designs and templates. She sent it out via email and SNS — “easy and gets the job done.” But she printed a few copies and gave it to guests she could personally reach.

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    Most of the party decorations came from Shopee. “What I like about them is that they have a lot of suppliers that provide a wide variety of products. Plus, they deliver so you don’t have to brave the traffic of going to different locations to get your materials.” Julia says. But the mom of two also advises to allot enough allowance for the delivery period. “I find [online suppliers] reasonable but some deliver later than promised. Better plan ahead.”

    Twinsome Events Styling Services

    4193 – H Mt. Olives Ext Multinational Village, Parañaque City
    Call: +63 917-8815337 / +63 917-6285388
    Email: twinsomeevents@yahoo.com

    Jackie looked for a supplier for backdrops and found Twinsome Events who rents out various backdrops for parties.

    She also shopped in the following stores: 

    Pioneer Centre
    8006 Pioneer St. cor United and Brixton Sts., Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City

    Lollipop Safety Balloons Center

    Room 202, 22F 473 Sto. Cristo St., Binondo, Manila; 1326 E. Rodriguez Ave. cor Balete Drive, Quezon City
    Call +632 410-0136 / +632 410-0306 / +63 917-8994567
    Email: lollipopballoons@yahoo.com

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    National Book Store

    Call +632 888-8627
    Click here for a list of branches

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    Toy Kingdom
    Call +632 638-8695
    Email: inquiries@toykingdom.ph
    Click here for a list of branches

    Capitol Commons, Pasig; Club Filipino Ave., Greenhills, San Juan
    Call +632 721-0592 (Greenhills)

    Want to share your party? Email us at smartparenting2013@gmail.com or send us a message on Facebook

    Interview by Sheila Osmena Go and directory by Kitty Elicay and Lou Velle Mariano

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