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Title: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 05, 2012, 05:17:40 pm
Anyone held a birthday party at Don Henrico's?
Or kahit nag-attend lang ng party there. Reviews and feedbacks if meron  :)

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Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: khaki_e on February 05, 2012, 07:44:30 pm
pa subscribe po... plan  namin mag  celebrate ng bday yung baby ko sa don henrico's...

share ko na din yung reviews na na basa ko para sa west ave branch nila...heto po yung link

http://www.munchpunch.com/866/don-henricos-west-ave/reviews
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Errych on February 05, 2012, 09:50:48 pm
My daughter's 2nd birthday was held at Don Henrico's West Avenue branch. I'll post pic when I get home. Nice service. Very accommodating. Good food too. They are not strict when it comes to party themes. Happy prep.  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on February 06, 2012, 12:14:11 am
My baby will have her birthday naman at Don Henrico's Sta. Lucia branch. This thread will really be helpful for me. ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 06, 2012, 08:52:27 am
^same branch tayo sis..  When is ur baby's party?  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on February 06, 2012, 01:18:08 pm
My baby will celebrate her birthday on March 31. Ikaw, Sis? Have you finalized details with them already? Kami kasi, we just paid reservation fee of P5000 last year. Maybe next week we'll pay na the half of total amount. What package are you getting?

Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 06, 2012, 01:35:58 pm
^May 6 pa kami sis.  Naka-pencil book pa lang kami with them wala pang decision on theme, food, entertainment. Naghahanap rin kasi ako ng reviews before mag-final decision  ;)  But on first note, mukang mura yung party packages nila saka lenient sila sa themes  :)

Lapit na pala party mo sis.. Si Roselle ang kausap namin dun kagabi.  Share naman tayo ng preps :-)
Though 8th birthday na yung sa daughter ko.  Nahihirapan pa sya mag-decide sa theme niya haha..

Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on February 06, 2012, 02:28:15 pm
Sis Angel's Mom.

Sure! Buti na lang meron na akong nameet dito sa forum na magpaparty sa venue namin. We got their cheapest packages for both adults and kids. Sabi naman daw ng iba naming friends na nagpaparty na dun before is that marami naman daw ang food, so ok lang kahit yung pinakamura ang kukunin namin.

We will get their themed amenities for 40 kids (P6000 yun), but I am in direct contact with Don Hen's party supplier. Di ko kukunin sa kanila ang lahat ng inclusions. May mga gusto rin kasi akong i-DIY. First birthday kasi ng first baby namin so excited ako, parang bata :)

Share tayo preps!


Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 06, 2012, 02:52:54 pm
^ Anong theme nyo sis? Kaka-excite talaga mag-plan ng party  ;D  Baka yung cheapest package lang din ang kunin namin, mag-additional na lang if ever kulangin. 

Mukang convinced na rin asawa ko sa Don Hen (pagkain lang naman kasi ang concern niya!).  Balikan na nga namin this weekend para ma-confirm na yung slot namin.  So far eto pa lang yung napag-usapan namin:

Date:   May 6
Time: 3pm - 4pm (plus 30 mins free extension daw, then we might extend for additional hour pa--1k/hour)
Venue:  Don Henrico's at Brickroad Sta. Lucia
Food: Cheapest party package  ;D
Theme:  none yet  (deciding on Tinkerbell, Rockstar, Alice in Wonderland or Hello Kitty) last year Justice League girl power kasi ang theme namin

Photo Service:  Leiko Lorenzo (pre-event shoot wala pang date and venue)
Decor:  DIY on balloons and might rent styro backdrop
Entertainment:  Boogie and Friends (magpa-book pa lang kami)
Invitation and giveaways:  none yet
LCD Projector:  none yet

Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on February 06, 2012, 04:28:57 pm
Naku, sis! Ang dami nyo nang accomplishments eh may 3 months ka pa to prepare!

Theme namin is Tinkerbell.

Eto na so far ang mga nabook/nabili ko:

Food: 350/pax (adults), 240/pax (kids) for around 150 guests
Cake: Les Sucreries
Photos: Leiko Lorenzo (uy, pareho tayo kaso wala naman syang inoffer sa akin na free event shoot. Baka sa former clients lang to?)

Venue Decor: Kiko's Balloons (Don Hen's in-house party planner/supplier)
                         Tarpaulin (A friend will do the layout then papaprint na lang namin)

Photobooth: Make faces Photobooth
Host/Magician: Chayno
Invitation, TY cards: DIY
Lootbags/Prizes: Will schedule a trip to Divisoria this month
Foodcart: Hotdog with marshmallows on stick (from Kiko's Balloons)

Eto inavail ko sa package na themed amenities ng Don Hen: Party hats, nametags, pinata with contents, balloon table centerpieces, balloon burst

Baby's outfit: Iha Dresses

Hopefully maayos ko na lahat 2 weeks before the party!


Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: khaki_e on February 06, 2012, 11:54:49 pm
wow, buti pa kayo may na accomplish na... mga ilang mos. ba dapat mag prepare for the party??
sa jobee kasi nag celebrate yung dalawang babies ko.. dito sa third one,
we are planning to make it big kasi simple lang yung  binyag niya... at maiba naman...
sa Don Henrico's Malate naman ang branch namin, since malapit lang kami dun...

good luck sa atin mga mommies..

sis Boj.. regarding sa pre-event photoshoot kay lei, nasabi mo ba na SP mom ka? then ask mo sya regarding sa photoshoot...


Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 07, 2012, 08:24:05 am
^^ i sent u pm sis

^ for party preps you can start as early as u want sis.
Actually its better na magstart ng maaga esp. for working moms (like me) kasi usually weekend lang tayo maraming time for planning and bili bili ng stuff, talk to suppliers etc. Book ur venue right away pag decided ka na, that way sigurado ka na sa venue. My daughter's bday is on May pero our planning started 1st weekend ng January. We visited 8 restos hehe, and this weekend babayaran ko na ang reservation fee namin sa Don Hen :-)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on February 07, 2012, 10:08:59 am
Thanks sisses angel's mom and khaki_e.

I informed naman Leiko that I am an SP and GT mom. Actually, the quote she sent me, available ang free pre-event shoot sa P/V package niya. I am getting just the P

I will ask her din kung pwede pa rin ang free pre-event kahit na photos lang ang kukunin ko.

Happy bday preps and planning!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 07, 2012, 10:58:19 am
^ basta SP mom free yung pre-event shoot niya kahit photo package lang  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Errych on February 07, 2012, 04:04:44 pm
Sharing some pics from my daughter's 2nd birthday at Don Henrico's.

Buffet set-up for the adults. Plated food for the kids.
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8800/donhen.jpg)

Lootbags (paper mache - Barney head) with goodies and Barney Mascot c/o Don Henrico's.
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1589/donhen2.jpg)

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8646/donhen1.jpg)

This was way back 2008.  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 08, 2012, 11:14:45 am
^ saang branch ito sis?  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: khaki_e on February 08, 2012, 01:37:01 pm
free na yung mascot/ i mean part of the party fee? may mga mascots ba sis na pwedeng pagpiliian?
sino mo may list ng menu? pahingi naman po..
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: sophischekada on February 08, 2012, 02:36:20 pm
sali po ako... balak ko po kasi dito rin mag bday anak ko... malayo pa naman...
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 08, 2012, 02:50:32 pm
Im trying to upload the party package pics by Don Hen.. wait lang mga sis.. di ko magawa eh  :(
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 08, 2012, 02:59:03 pm
For those interested  :)

(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/Other%20Events/DHPARTYPACKAGESinsideLOWres.jpg)

Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Errych on February 08, 2012, 03:01:41 pm
@Angel's Mom: West Avenue branch po.  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: khaki_e on February 08, 2012, 11:17:01 pm
@Angel's Mom - thank you sis..
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Errych on February 09, 2012, 12:42:41 am
For the mascot, we paid 2,500. It's not included in the party amenities.  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 09, 2012, 09:59:57 am
Sa Brickroad branch naman, the mascot is free na daw if you avail of the party amenities and party food package (for adults and kids).  Minimum 30 adults and 10 kids daw.  Itatanong ko nga ulit pag punta namin this weekend..
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Errych on February 09, 2012, 06:37:58 pm
Good for you sis Angel's Mom kung i-cover na nila yun. Atleast you could alot that additional 2,500 sa other party needs. Way back kasi even the loot bag is not included. Yung party invites and prizes and cake lang yung included. I availed for 40 kids and 100 adults.  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 09, 2012, 06:47:55 pm
^ oo nga sis eh.  pag hindi naman nag-avail ng party food package nila, mascot is 3K daw.
itatanong ko ulit about this para sigurado na rin (pero nakasulat din kasi sa flyer hehe)  ;D
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 11, 2012, 11:46:11 pm
Confirmed slot with Don Hen.
To decide on
Theme (waiting for daughter's decision)
Food (maybe just the cheapest party package)
Other suppliers  :D
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 21, 2012, 07:18:52 pm
We've decided on the theme na. Yehey!
Daughter wants rockstar kasi but also wants princess for her theme. So we will have princess rockstar!

Ka-text ko lang Kiko's Balloons (official supplier of Don Hen) for some changes sa amenitites na kasama sa package. Kristine is really easy to deal with. Since non-negotiable ang Iko's for our cake i asked Kristine if puede palitan niya ng ibang item (swap) yung 8x12 cake na kasama sa theme amenities. At pumayag naman agad sya. So i'll be having swags na lang instead.

Party hats and nametags naman will be replaced with additional balloons na lang. DIY ko kasi yung name tag (thinking of making VIP all access id's for all the kids) and then party hats will be replaced with plastic shades.

Im so happy how this planning is becoming easier and easier for me. Mas nakaka-excite tuloy lalo hehe
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on February 22, 2012, 11:17:17 am
Sis Angel's Mom!

Kinuha mo na rin pala ang services ni Kristine! Madali kausap si Kristine kaya palagay ang loob ko na ok ang magiging decors sa party. Nagdown payment na rin ako sa kanya kasi nagpacustomize ako ng package sa kanya.

Nakapagschedule na rin pala ako kay Leiko ng pre-event shoot, sis. Thanks for your help.

Good luck sa ating mga Don Henrico's mommies! Sana maging successful ang parties ng mga anak natin :) Malapit na kami, next month na!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 22, 2012, 12:08:23 pm
^ lapit na party nyo sis!  :)
kelan ang pre-event shoot nyo kay leiko?
di pa nga ako nakapagbigay ng sched sa kanya para sa shoot busy-busyhan pa ko hehe
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 04, 2012, 02:10:23 pm
Sis Angel's Mom!

Kinuha mo na rin pala ang services ni Kristine! Madali kausap si Kristine kaya palagay ang loob ko na ok ang magiging decors sa party. Nagdown payment na rin ako sa kanya kasi nagpacustomize ako ng package sa


Im having second thoughts sa BnF. So baka kay Kristine na rin ako kumuha ng hosting/entertainment package.
We will just meet sa don hen pag may event sya so i can discuss my preferences.
OC mom talaga ako hehe..
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on March 05, 2012, 07:48:57 am
Sis Angel's Mom,

I went to Don Henrico's yesterday to pay the 50% of food package. Na-mention nga rin ni Anna na nakabook ka na for May 6.

We had our pre-bday shoot with Leiko last week. We bought a laptop kaya nai-transfer agad ang pics :)

Regarding entertainment, bigay mo budget kay Kristine. Bibigyan ka niya ng pasok sa budget mo.

Ilan nga pala guests nyo sa birthday ng daughter mo?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 05, 2012, 08:40:17 am
^ I'll meet Kristine na lang in one of her events in Don Hen.  She will text me her schedule na lang daw. She was inviting me yesterday na mag-visit sa Ortigas kasi may event daw sila at andun yung host na nire-recommend niya sa akin.  Pero di na ako pumunta, tinamad ako lumabas kahapon hehe.. Gusto ko kasi sa Brickroad na kami mag-meet eh ang nearest booking niya is yung party date nyo hehe..

Advisable talaga to always bring a laptop sa mga shoot, that's what we always do kahit sa party itself i see to it na makopya agad ang raw files.  Better that way kasi makulit ako eh, baka di ko tantanan sa follow-up eh lalo sya maguluhan sa editing haha!  ;D
 
Ang guest list naman right now is 100 pax.  We intend na maximum na yan. Talagang friends/classmates lang ni daughter plus some of me and hubby's close friends and immediate family.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ericamm on March 06, 2012, 12:32:38 pm
hello mommies! pa-share naman ng experience nyo sa don hen brickroad.. until now naghahanap pa ko ng venue malpit samin.. May corkage fee ba sila if ever magdala ng outside supplier like photobooth, cake, balloon decors/styro backdrop? Sino po marecommend nyong coordinator? I'll try to visit and inquire pa lang baka end of march..July pa kasi bday ni baby.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: cindy_cuteeh on March 06, 2012, 12:47:45 pm
Boj and Angel's Mom, dito rin Don Hen - Sta Lucia ang tintingnan ko sa my son's second bday this October p naman.
sana makapagbigay kayo ng feedback since mauna parties nyo. another option ko is house party since 2nd bday naman na kaso parang mas nakkastress for a working mom like me..hehe.

OT: busy organizing swimming party din
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: purplemom on March 06, 2012, 12:51:52 pm
@cindy_cuteeh..medyo linient ang Don Henrico sa theme..i inquired din sa 2nd bday ng son ko last Oct pero i decided pa din sa Shakey's kasi mas mura..pero if kaya ng budget ko that time..go ako sa Don Henrico.. :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 06, 2012, 12:53:24 pm
^ sureness sa feedback sis  ;)
for me, ang nakaka-stress sa house party eh yung magliligpit after hehe *tamad lang*
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ericamm on March 06, 2012, 01:29:28 pm
may separate function room ba yung sa may sta lucia? spacious po ba at ilang pax kasya?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 06, 2012, 01:57:29 pm
Yes sis may function room sya. The function room can accommodate up to 150pax daw or pag mas madaming guests, you can have the whole store exclusively for your party.

I'll post pic in a while. Napicturan ko lang nung pumunta kami last month tapos nagaayos yung decor supplier for an evening party.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 06, 2012, 02:25:37 pm
Malabo pala ang pics sa phone ko hehe

(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/photo3.jpg)
Dito naman yung pinaka "stage"

(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/photo2.jpg)

(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/photo1.jpg)
Dun sa may violet and pink skirting, dyan daw yung buffet table/area.. kung anong motiff ng party, yun ang skirting nila
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ericamm on March 06, 2012, 07:57:09 pm
yan yung sa sta. lucia sis? mukhang spacious nga ah.. kung 150 pax kasya diyan, ok na yun sakin kasi onti lang guest ko.. more space pa kung magdala ng mga extra amenities like photobooth at iba pa.. try ko bisitahin ngayong week para makapag inquire :) may contact no. ba kayo sa brickroad branch nila? pa pm po thank you.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 06, 2012, 08:40:18 pm
^ yes sis sa sta. lucia po yan.
Here's the contact number 681-5242 & 682-7095
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on March 06, 2012, 11:09:50 pm
Wow dumarami na ang Don Hen Brick Road parties!
They aren't too strict naman kaso bawat galaw mo may bayad. Like electricity fee, corkage fee, etc. This is standard naman most restos, so ok lang.Nasa maayos na pag-uusap naman yan. You can always haggle naman and reach a compromise.
For me less stress pag resto ang parties. May party packages ang Don Hen. Pero kami ni Angel's Mom, we directly coordinated with the inhouse party supplier for customized party packages.
We'll have around 130 guests, so we had the entire ground floor area reserved for us alone.

I will upload pics and send link immediately after my baby's first bday this March. Angel's mom, thanks for uploading the pics. Bigla ako naexcite eh! ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ericamm on March 06, 2012, 11:19:51 pm
nako mommies ty sa info nyo.. looking forward to your feedbacks.. Until now nasa scouting stage pa lang ako ng venue. Nung nakita ko yung picture, this became one of my top choices :) Accessible din kasi sa mga guests ko. Anyway, goodluck on your baby's party! kakaexcite nga po..hehe
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 07, 2012, 07:20:30 am
Naku mga sis. Tama ba na tayo ang excited kesa sa mga kiddos natin? Haha :P
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: cindy_cuteeh on March 07, 2012, 07:36:54 am
@purplemom, talaga sis linient ang Don Hen? lets see if budget permits  ;) medyo matagal p naman. and plan ko magbawas ng guests. gusto ko invite yung mga hind ko pa nainvite sa previous events ko ;) reading mode pko.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 07, 2012, 08:21:55 am
^kahit anong theme na gusto mo sis puede sa kanila. Kaya nga ang saya saya hehe
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ericamm on March 07, 2012, 12:06:16 pm
^wow.. that's good nga. Dagdag points para sakin yan.. ayaw ko kasi ng fixed na theme, unlike sa ibang fastfood and resto pipili ka sa kung ano lang offer nila. Pansin ko din mas mahal per head dito, pero upon reading your posts sulit naman sa dami ng freebies.

Ilang hours po ba yung kasama sa package? inavail nyo ba yung extra amenities like: magic show, face paint, bubble show, food cart? parang gusto ko yung bubble show lang hehe kasi onti lang guest kong kids baka mainip sila at syempre onting games. :) naitanong nyo po ba yung extra charge for the additional amenities?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 07, 2012, 12:18:34 pm

^ 2 hours free pag parties. we will extend our party with another hour will try to haggle pa sa extension fee.
regarding entertainment, in direct communication na ko sa official supplier ng don henrico's para personal kong naidi-discuss yung preferences namin hehe  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: mjane13 on March 11, 2012, 11:47:50 am
joining..ask ko lang po, ilan hrs po ang binibigay ng Don Hen (west ave) if you book a party with them? and magkano po ang corkage nila?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Errych on March 11, 2012, 06:47:00 pm
^2 hours usually. But for my daughter's birthday, di na kami siningil sa excess time. Good thing wala naman po party after us. 4pm po yung time namin.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: mjane13 on March 12, 2012, 05:43:47 am
@Errych: may idea po kayo how much corkage nila?

thanks!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 12, 2012, 06:08:29 am
^sa dOn hen brickroad, 500 for every equipment to use electricity. Sa food, not allowed to bring other food inside except from cake. Puede to bring ur own cake pero di puedeng i-serve during the party. For candle blowing only.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ericamm on March 12, 2012, 01:15:01 pm
^ayy ganon? sayang naman.. plan ko pa naman cake with cupcakes, choco fountain and/or candy station/sweet corner :( hindi pa naman ako nakakapag inquire personally, sana pumayag.. if not, either hanap ulit akong ibang venue o wala na lang tong mga gusto ko, replace na lang ng available foodcart nila..hehe
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 12, 2012, 04:58:52 pm
^we can always try to haggle naman sis hehe  :P
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on March 12, 2012, 09:56:35 pm
From what I remember, you can bring in cake and not pay for corkage as long as it won't be served to the guests. Cupcakes can br brought at no additional cost.

Try to ask din kung pwede candy station. Baka i-waive na nila. They charge P500 for electricity per equipment. P500 din for one kind of viand. Pero pag lechon, P1000.

Madali naman sila kausap, plus they try to accommodate my requests. Pag di talaga pwede, sasabihin naman nila kung bakit di pwede ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: mjane13 on March 13, 2012, 08:58:27 am
@ericamm: same tayo ng plan mommy!  gusto ko din maglagay ng candy station / choco fountain at mga food carts! so sayang may corkage sila...
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 13, 2012, 12:16:28 pm
^^sis Boj lapit na ng party nyo..  ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on March 13, 2012, 04:06:56 pm
Oo nga, Sis. Iniisip ko nga 3 weekends na lang then ayun na. I am hoping na wala namang major glitches na mangyari. :)

Musta preps mo? Happy planning to all Mommies!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 13, 2012, 06:12:15 pm
^almost done na sis.  minor supplies na lang kelangan ko i-complete saka di pa nakapag-preshoot si daughter kay leiko.  after  school na namin ito gagawin :-)

sis, im meeting kristine on march 31 sa don hen to finalize all details.  mag-out of town kasi kami for 1 week sa april kaya pag balik ko sigurado super busy sa work kaya i want to finalize na as early as possible.. nag-pencil book kasi ako ng party host from her eh. i hope you wont mind sisilipin ko yung party place mo  ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on March 13, 2012, 08:59:17 pm
Naku sis! Wag mo lang silipin! Go say hi to me rin ha? Would love to meet a fellow SP mom!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 14, 2012, 05:10:15 pm

^ay sige sis! na-excite tuloy ako lalo hehe  ;D
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ericamm on March 14, 2012, 05:53:02 pm
Hello again mga don hen moms! Did you (plan to) add styro backdrops and standees? Ang cute kasi niya but I'm still looking for affordable ones. Kung masyadong mahal, baka idaan ko na lang sa malaking tarp.hehe! Medyo hirap ako mag plan kasi ang dami kong gusto but ang onti lang ng guests ko.. Nanghihinayang kasi ako kung madaming masayang=s

and OT: may alam pa po ba kayong ibang party venue around/near the area (sta.lucia/marikina/along marcos hiway)? Although I'm good with Don Hen's party package and venue, I just want to consider alternatives..July 8 pa naman ang celebration ng birthday ni baby.hehe
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 14, 2012, 06:22:03 pm
^ ako sis, will not add styro backdrop.  it will consume space pa kasi and of course budget.  though we initially plan to have a backdrop, i changed my mind na kasi nga sayang yung bayad sa rental. bawi na lang ako sa ibang decors  ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: kissablesam on March 14, 2012, 06:40:43 pm
hi, may ganitong thread pala dito :)

i have a kumare whose a manager sa don henricos sa waltermart sa parañaque. if interested kindly pm me and we'll try to ask for a discount atleast :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 14, 2012, 07:40:29 pm
^ puede ba sa ibang bramch sis?  ;D
baka lang makalusot hehe..
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on March 14, 2012, 09:50:50 pm
Hello! Regarding standees and backdrops, di na kami kumuha nun. Ideal siguro ang mga ganito kung yung venue ay may stage or elevated platform. Eh sa Don Henrico's Brick Road, walang ganito. These will also take up much space. Magpapagawa na lang ako ng malaking tarp to set the party's mood ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 16, 2012, 10:43:00 am
^ sis anong size ng tarp ipapagawa mo?  di ko pa naisip ang tarp kasi di pa kami nag-preshoot with leiko.
OT: san pala venue nung pre-shoot nyo sis?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on March 16, 2012, 11:52:17 am
Sis,

Magpapagawa ako ng tarp na 8x6 feet. Yun na raw ang biggest that Don Hen could accommodate. They will place it against the window in the middle of the party place.

Regarding pre-event shoot, sa Ecopark namin ginawa. Di rin kami nagtagal kasi mainit, cranky na si Baby tapos ang daming tao nung time na yun. Buti na lang may mga ok na shots si Leiko :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 16, 2012, 09:52:42 pm
^ mukang di talaga maaasahan asawa ko sa ganitong planning. He saud 9x5 feet daw yung tarp na puede sa don hen na sinabi daw ng party coordinator haha. Ask na nga lang din ulit ako.  :P
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: kissablesam on March 17, 2012, 09:48:47 am
^^ sis, exclusive lang sa branch nila eh. nag karoon ata sila ng 20% disc last december.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 17, 2012, 10:42:48 am
^sayang hehe. Di bale baka meron tayong insng sis dito na gusto mag-avail sa branch na yan.
Malaking tulong yung discount if ever. Thank you for sharing sis!  ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: kissablesam on March 17, 2012, 11:01:23 am
no prob sis. sayang nga talaga! hehe anyway, i really want to be of help :) goodluck on your parties mga mommies :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 22, 2012, 09:27:07 am
Sis Boj, lapit ka na. 1 week to go.
How's everything going sa preps mo? Excited for you!!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on March 22, 2012, 11:59:30 am
Hello sis Angel's mom!

Next Saturday na nga birthday ng baby ko. last hurrah for March :)

So far, ok naman na lahat ng major suppliers. Yung ibang may balance pa, sa event date na lang babayaran.
This weekend will be the last weekend before crunch time. Minor details na lang aayusin ko, like finalizing some of my DIY projects and the guest list, tarp printing.

Sana wala na akong makalimutan :) Gusto ko na maayos lahat para sa birthday mismo, wala na akong iisipin :)

Musta ka? I'm sure more than 50% na ang na-accomplish mo :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on March 22, 2012, 12:15:07 pm
^ payments na lang need ko i-settle sis :)
saka personal meeting na lang kay kristine, yun nga sa march 31 before ng party nyo sis :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on April 01, 2012, 07:39:19 pm
Sis Boj you're done na *clap clap*
Nice ng set-up nyo yesterday. Congrats!  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on April 01, 2012, 09:31:48 pm
Thanks Sis Angel's Mom. It was truly a pleasure to finally meet you yesterday. I am happy party was a success!

Here are photos from my baby's 1st Neverland party held yesterday. Kristine of Kiko's Balloons did the balloon decor ;) and venue set up.

Good luck to all Don Henrico's moms!

http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/media/set/?set=a.3613274728600.166044.1175740249&type=1&__user=1175740249
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on April 01, 2012, 09:57:28 pm
^sis kamusta naman ang service ng don hen?
Were they attentive? Fast naman maglabas ng food?
Ilang oras pala tumagal party nyo? Na-excite ako lalo  ;D
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ericamm on April 01, 2012, 10:07:04 pm
ang ganda nga sis! congratz.. ito ba yung whole don hen or function room lang? sayang..mukhang mag iiba na ko ng venue eh :) kiko's balloon na pala supplier mo sis hindi na ba yung inhouse supplier ng don hen?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on April 01, 2012, 10:23:38 pm
Sis Angel's mom, wala ako masabibsa staff ng Don Hen. Asikasong asikaso kami. Lahat ng requests namin pinagbigyan nila, basta kaya. Pag tingin nila kukulangin, iniinform nila ako. Buti di kinulang. May nauwi pa kaming food. Panay pa refill nila sa iced tea ;) party manager ko si Anna. Mabait sya and very reliable. Mga a little more than 2 hours party ko ;) Good luck sa party mo ha! Im sure maganda yan!

Sis ericamm, kiko's balloons ang inhouse supplier ng Don Hen Brick Road. I directly coordinated with them kasi customized package kinuha ko sa kanila. We had the entire first floor of Don Hen reserved for our event.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on April 01, 2012, 10:58:44 pm
^ i'll have kristine do our decor na rin kaya  i met with her nung party mo. Ii upgraded some stuff and added pa ng konti.
Super busy kasi sa work a week before our party kaya baka haggardness naman ang lola mo kung ako pa gagawa lahat haha  ;D  your cake is really nice ang your baby is sooo cute
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on April 02, 2012, 07:23:07 am
Thanks!

That's true. Ako kasi pinaubaya ko na kay Kristine ang venue, sa host yung program at sa Don Hen yung iba pang arrangements. Wala na rin kasi ako time na mag-asikaso ng nitty gritty of the party. :)

Good luck again, happy preps, sis!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on April 02, 2012, 09:31:01 pm
^ did u have a projector and screen too? I didnt notice kasi.
Was thinking of where to set-up if ever. Daughter wants another slideshow kasi like nung 7th niya.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Boj on April 03, 2012, 09:51:59 am
Sis, wala kaming projector and screen during the party. Pero if I recall correctly, meron na atang ganun and Don Henrico's. Di ko lang sure kung tama ang dinig ko. You may want to ask them. Or maybe Kristine can provide those.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on April 03, 2012, 10:15:18 am
^ thanks!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 04, 2012, 01:48:42 pm
Sa sunday na ang party namin. 2 tulog na lang.. Sana maging okay lahat at makisama ang weather  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: EmPao on May 07, 2012, 09:34:59 am
Hi Angel's Mom! how's your party?  rockstar theme mo d ba?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: anerba :) on May 07, 2012, 10:48:24 am
OKay sa Don henricos. My daughter celebrated her 1st bday at Don henricos Sta. Lucia. Okay ang service nila and the food is great.

HTH!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 07, 2012, 01:42:01 pm
Hi Angel's Mom! how's your party?  rockstar theme mo d ba?

Hi sis!  Yes kahapon ang party namin at eto pagod pagod pa hehe.  Will post my supplier's rating tonight  ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 07, 2012, 06:57:28 pm
OUR PARTY RATINGS

Prepare yourselves for a long read mga sis  ;D

Don Henrico’s – Brickroad Branch
Rating: 10/10


Food – good food.  The price is super sulit.  Our guests enjoyed the food at super busog daw sila.  Don Hen staff allowed us na maglagay din ng plates na may pizza, potato wedges and nachos per table.  Kasi nung mag-resume na yung program eh hindi na tumatayo yung ibang guests para kumuha ulit ng food.  Siguro ayaw makadistract sa program.
 
Service – two thumbs up! There were 4 staff assigned sa buffet table to serve ng food.  2 staff sa drinks. And another 4 staff (trainees) na nakatayo sa loob ng party area para mag-monitor ng mga kelangan ng guests.  So bawat lingon ng guest may staff silang makikita like hingi ng tissue, abot ng straw etc etc.  Our reservation is at 2pm.  Me, daughter and my grandma arrived at 12:30nn to check sa set-up, decors saka para ayusin yung mga game prizes na dala namin.  Pag baba namin sa car, sinalubong na kami agad ng mga staff para tulungan magbuhat ng mga things saka ng cake. At sobrang natuwa ako sa nagbuhat ng cake namin kasi super ingat na ingat talaga sya.  They also helped us ayusin sa table yung mga game prizes na dala namin tapos yung tarpaulin na dala ko para gawing welcome banner sabi ko pakitalian na lang sa door or dikit ng scotch tape.  After few minutes nakita ko kinabit nila sa standee. Yehey! Ang babait talaga nila. Yung 1 staff na rin ang tumao sa registration table ko, distribute ng plastic shades and birthday wishes card and pens sa mga guests.  Ang lagi kong kausap tuwing visit ako sa store saka tawag sa phone eh si Ms. Rocel.  She really is super nice.

Venue – no question about it, the restaurant is nice and clean.  It gives the “sosyal” feeling sabi ng mga guests ko.  I like the tables and chairs.  The tables for buffet, cake and game prizes have skirting too.  They have a party area which can accommodate 100 guests tapos may parang sliding partition lang doon na kung marami ang guests ioopen lang nila.  The store can accoomodate 150 guests without booth set-up.

Restriction – almost no restrictions.  Kahit anong theme puede. Kahit anong food cart puede rin. Any décor and booths okay din sa kanila.  They will just charge electricity fee kung gagamit ng kuryente.  No bringing of food items lang na katulad ng menu nila.

Balloons & Décor – Kiko’s Balloons 
Rating:  10/10

My décor supplier is the in-house supplier of Don Hen.  The owner, Kristine, is a nice person (not to mention pretty sya kaya pleasant kausap hehe) mabilis sya sumagot sa text every question ko may reply sya.  Her packages are flexible, she can work on your budget.  Last March 31, nagkita kami sa Don Hen (party ni sis Boj) at na-finalize na naming yung mga details ko.  I upgraded and changed some stuff.  Two weeks before the event may mga pinabago ako sa mga kukunin ko (downgrade), MIL kasi in & out sa hospital and scheduled for an operation kaya feeling ko we needed to cut on some costs so we can give support to her kahit paano.  I was so glad that Krsitine understood our situation and she said na okay lang daw.  On the day of the party, maaga sila nagset-up at lahat ng napagusapan namin nasunod lahat.  My relatives told me ang ganda daw ng set-up kasi bagay na bagay sa rockstar theme.  Kahit hindi ganun kabongga yung pinagawa kong decors maganda ang kinalabasan.
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/KIKOS.jpg)

(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/KIKOS2.jpg)

Kiddie lootbags are from Kiko’s too.  Candies and small toys inside tissue-pouch wrapped with mini balloons.  Kaya lahat ng kids natuwa kasi lahat sila may mini-balloons na naiuwi.
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/lootbagswithminiballoons.jpg)


Entertainment – Ms. Lhen Peralta
Rating:  10/10

I got her php 4,500.00 package (hosting, ventri, balloon twisting and magic tricks).  I feel like her TF is all worth it (kahit magbigay ka pa ng tip at gift sulit pa rin).  My guests enjoyed.  One mom texted me and said “I love your host”.  Some of the guests natuwa sa kanya kasi all-in-one na daw sya hehe. I mentioned how much her TF and they said na mura daw si Ms. Lhen.  May free bubble machine pa!
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/IMG_9427.jpg)

She came to the venue early, I think past 1pm.  I gave her some of the materials na napag-usapan naming ako ang gagawa (customized yung program and some of the games).  Sya na nag-coordinate sa mga staff ng Don Hen that she needs this, she needs that.  All the kids enjoyed pati yung toddlers (like 2 and 3 years old) nakaupo talaga sa floor to watch her performance.  I have a guest na wala pang 1 year old yung anak niya pero nanonood din ng balloon twisting as if alam niya yung pinapanood niya haha!  The adults enjoyed her too.  Pati mga staff ng Don Hen nanood din sa performance niya super tawa din sila sa ventri act. I think plus factor talaga kapag good looking ang host kasi nakakaagaw agad ng atensiyon.  Lhen is pretty and bubbly at maganda yung costume niya na rockstar din.

Photo Coverage – Primera Litratista 
Rating: 9/10

Photographer came in late.  So during set-up ako na nag-shots ng ibang items namin.  Nagkataon lang din na madaming guests ang late kaya okay lang na nag-start kami ng late.  Super traffic daw kaya madami ang na-late.  Nakabawi naman sa hard work dahil pagdating sa venue eh trabaho agad sya kaya wala namang na-miss na kuhanan.  I just reviewed the pictures this afternoon at super natuwa ako sa shots.  Happy faces I can see sa pictures.  It captured our moment and I can feel na even after many years, my daughter will still remember her 8th birthday party in full details. I am again a satisfied client of them!

Cake – Iko’s Bakeshop 
Rating:  9/10

Iko’s never lets me down talaga.  From staff servicing hangang sa pick-up ko ng cake wala talaga akong problema sa kanila.  I got a 2-tier choco moist cake for only php 2,405.00 all edible (except syempre yung styro na patungan for each layer).  Cake size is 12” and 8” rounds.  I gave them a print out of the design my daughter wants, tapos sulat sulat lang yung ibang details na gusto ko ipabago.  Yung size ng guitar lang yung hindi nagaya.  It’s made of gumpaste din kasi hindi daw kaya pag super malaki yung guitar sa tuktok.  But overall they gave us a cake na talagang natuwa ang daughter ko.

PEG
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/photo1-1.jpg)

BY IKO'S
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/photo2-1.jpg)


Game Prizes, Giveaways & Lootbags
(SM, Toy Kingdom, Planet Toys, Sta. Lucia Mall, Divi & Kiko’s Balloons)
Rating:  10/10

Value for money!  I started buying mga toys for game prizes siguro mga end of February or early March pa.  everytime punta ako sa mall I make it a point na makabili ng few pieces from the sale items.  I set a target cost sa items na bibilhin ko kasi tendency eh makabili ng mas mahal na items pag nakita na maganda.  My target was php 60.00 maximum price per piece.  At na-achieve ko naman yun. Ibang items tag-20 each lang.  Talagang tyagaan lang po sa paghahanap ng sale items.  All the toys are from department stores and toy stores.  The plastic shades which were given upon arrival of kids are from divi naman (php 75.00 for 1 dozen).  For the adults (game prizes) I bought 6 pieces of Frey chocolate bars at php85.00 each.  Natuwa naman yung mga nanalo sa adult game.
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/PRIZES.jpg)

Costume – Pasig Night Market
Rating:  10/10  (credits to me!)

I bought my daughter’s rockstar costume last March pa from Pasig night market.  I was looking for a particular costume na babagay sa theme pero I don’t have an exact image on my mind.  So for 2hours ikot ako ng ikot sa Pasig (hangang sa hihikain na ko sa init), just when I was about to give up at uuwi na.. Voila! I found the perfect costume na naka-hanger!  I was so happy.  As in last piece na yung damit na yun at sobrang sabi ko sakto ang sukat nito for my daughter.  I bought it at php400.00 only set na sya.

I bought a gown rin na for costume change sana pag middle na yung party pero hindi na nasuot kasi busyng-busy daughter ko sa program.  Saying nga yung dress eh, its php650.00 only.  Never been used.  Thinking of selling it na lang.

DIY – Invitation, Birthday Wish Card, Thank You & Name Tags
(credits to me!)
   ;D
DIY ko ang invites, TY cards and birthday wish cards.  Invites I made mga 2 weeks before the party, ako nag-layout, bought photo paper sa NBS at gamit ang printer sa house.  Tyaraaaaan!  Mukang may potential naman ako sa arts hehe!

Invites
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/RecustodioFamily.jpg)

Items on the Reg Table
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/diy.jpg)

(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/nametag.jpg)

Guests Siyempre I have to rate my guests too  :P ;D

Attitude and Discipline – everyone made confirmation as early as possible naman.  Yung mga hindi makakapunta nagsabi din ng maaga that they can’t make it.  It helped me a lot sa budgeting at ordering ng food.  Although meron pa ring nag-confirm tapos di naman dumating, konti lang naman kaya okay lang.  Come party time merong mga late nakarating pero okay lang kasi I understand na super super traffic daw talaga.

Participation – kahit late bawi naman sila sa participation sa program.  Sa adult games bigay todo rin sila na kala mo house & lot ang premyong pinaglalabanan kaya yung ibang guests tawa ng tawa.
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee464/she-vargas/IMG_9685.jpg)

Gift – sobrang happy ang daughter ko sa mga gifts na natanggap niya.  Some of my friends texted me na beforehand kung anong ideal gift for my daughter.  I just said “something useful” (they know naman madami ng kalat sa bahay namin dahil sa mga toys).   At ako naman happy sa mga cash gift hehe!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ericamm on May 07, 2012, 10:21:42 pm
Congratz sa party sis Angel's mom!!

Very detailed ang review/rating.. Mukhang ok na ok talaga ang party package at service ng don hen, bongga pa ang design ng in house decorator. Sana hindi sila magbago sa restrictions. Although hindi na ko tuloy sa don hen dahil nakapagDP na ko sa iba, i will still consider don hen sa susunod pang birthday ni baby, and I will recommend it pa rin sa iba. hehe!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: serenity_mom on May 07, 2012, 11:41:27 pm
Hi mga Mommies, pasali ako sa chikahan ah!  ;D

btw, Congrats sa party sis Angel's Mom! and super Thanks sa detailed post mo. actually, i'm also planning to get DH for my son's 1st bday on August but i haven't started contacting them for the party package details. do you have any contact number or probably an email address? direct ba kyong nag-inquire sa kanila. sa may DH MOA ko plan gawin yung party, meron na po bang nag-held ng party sa branch na un?

also, meron din ba kyong email add ni Ms. Kristine so i can ask her for their service packages as well?

super thanks sa mga posts nio and sa mga infos! hope the planning stage for my son's bday goes smooth and stress-free (wish ko lang  talaga ;)).
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: swtgrl_bee on May 08, 2012, 03:54:19 am
sis Angel's Mom, congrats :) nakakatuwa naman sis at pati guests mo may rating, sis how much nagastos mo sa food? :) Or I'll just back read, hehe
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 08, 2012, 09:17:56 am
@ericamm

Thank you sis. Yung success ng party namin ay malaking tulong talaga ang SP kaya i feel that i owe you guys a supplier's rating.  Para na rin makatulong sa ibang sis natin na nasa preparation stage  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 08, 2012, 09:21:30 am
sis Angel's Mom, congrats :) nakakatuwa naman sis at pati guests mo may rating, sis how much nagastos mo sa food? :) Or I'll just back read, hehe

Syempre sis pati guests may evaluation haha!  I always believe na sa lahat ng events pinaka malaking factor sa success ang mga bisita, yung maging "attitude" nila could either make or break our party talaga.  Kasi di ba madami din talagang pasaway na guests hehe.  I can send you the packages, PM me your email na lang po  ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 08, 2012, 09:30:45 am
@serenity_mom
PM me your email add sis, send ko po yung packages ng DH sayo. 
Here's the contact details naman of Kiko's Balloons:
Ms. Kristine (owner):   0920-9538040
Email add:  tep2ton@yahoo.com
Multiply:   http://kikosballoons.multiply.com/ (http://kikosballoons.multiply.com/)

Happy preps sis!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: babibi on May 09, 2012, 12:48:19 pm
hi.. newbie here and read mode...

btw aside sa services ng don hen, any ideas kung ok sa mga kids yung fods? kasi taste ng foods nila italian diba? medyo maasim sa panlasa ng bata ang spag..

pwedeng pa share kung anong menu for kids ang ok sa panlasa ng mga bata? kasi for us adults ok lang pero syempre gusto ko satisfied lalo mga kids..

thanks
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 09, 2012, 02:18:28 pm
^ yung spag ng don hen is okay naman sa mga kids during our party. Napansin kong mas kinain ng kids are spag, hawaiian & four cheese pizza, potato wedges and nachos. Alam mo sis ako kasi di ako masyadong effort sa food ng kids kasi napansin ko lang na sa lahat ng parties na napuntahan ko di naman talaga kumakain ng madami mga kids. Mas busy sila sa paglalaro at manood sa entertainment. Kaya mas effort ako sa food ng adults. For kids, mas effort ako sa game prizes and lootbags.  Ang age bracket ng kids namin was 2-10 years old. This is just my opinion :-)

Masarap ang food ng Don hen sis hindi ka mapapahiya sa guests mo :-)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ale1 on May 09, 2012, 06:28:18 pm
^sis angel's mom - if you dont mind me asking, pwedeng malaman kung magkano inabot yung ballon set up & balloon table centerpieces mo? thanks. :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 09, 2012, 07:23:34 pm
^ customized yung kinuha ko kay kristine. Here it goes:
Balloon burst (36" with 50pcs mini-balloons)
Swags
10 pcs table centerpiece
40 pcs ceiling balloons with ribbon curlings
15 pcs curling balloons
30 pcs lootbags (tissue wrapped pouch) with mini-balloons (ang laman candies and small toys)
25 pcs Small toys for game prizes
Total = php5,650.00
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 17, 2012, 07:38:34 pm
Just wanted to share my daughter's photo slideshow para other moms can see yung summary ng  buong party namin  -- covered by primera litratista

http://vimeo.com/42263631
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ladymaverick on May 27, 2012, 06:59:09 am
Angel's Mom yung customized package na kinuha mo kay kristine is that on top of the parTy fee of Don HEN?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 27, 2012, 10:29:12 am
^ i availed yung party amenities ng Don Hen which is 4,800 for 30 kids tapos i upgraded na lang and removed  some stuff na kasama sa package. Bale direct na ko nakipag-usap kay kristine about it :-)
Kelan party mo sis?  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ladymaverick on May 29, 2012, 07:54:39 pm
Nag pa pencil book na ko on Aug 9 and 11. Hinde pa ko decided kung actual day (aug 9) or move to Aug 11.  First birthday kasi kaya i want sana sa real bday date.  I might go tomorrow to pay a reservation fee.

They said pwede daw na hinde ako mag pay ng party fee, may kasama pa din daw na party hosting. yung nakuha ko kasi na balloon decor sa R&A party needs 2800  pillars,celling decor (100pcs)and cake arc. So mas ok na din since i want to DIY loot bags and mickey mouse headbands and invitations.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: jlz622 on May 30, 2012, 01:06:42 pm
wow na-inspire naman ako kay sis angel's mom and sis boj! i already pencil booked Don Hen for my daughter's 7th bday in July. actually, i'm also looking for other venues kaya lang when i read the feedbacks from our mommies here parang gusto ko na ituloy ang Don Hen bday bash ng baby ko.

question lang...meron din ba si kristine ng cake supplier and kiddie salon? sa kanya din ba kinukuha yun?  so parang party planner na rin sha if we coordinate directly with her and get her suppliers? parang wala na kase ako time mag DIY nung ibang stuffs e.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 30, 2012, 05:11:22 pm
^ yes sis meron sila kristine. I can forward u email niya sa akin ng pricelist niya if u want
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: jlz622 on May 30, 2012, 05:39:00 pm
Hi sis Angel's mom...yes pls do forward it to me! thanks a bunch!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 30, 2012, 05:57:27 pm
^ what's ur email add?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ladymaverick on May 31, 2012, 05:48:37 am
i made downpayment na for aug 9. wala na kong budget to hire a party host, ok ba yung hosting ng staff ng don henrico's?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on May 31, 2012, 07:40:15 am
^ havent tried them kasi saka wala pa din akong nakita na in-house nila na naghost
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: jlz622 on June 01, 2012, 10:28:00 am
Hi sis Angel's mom! already pm-ed you my email add! TIA!
^ what's ur email add?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: threecksha on June 08, 2012, 11:29:34 am
Hi! newbie here, and a reader too.   I'm preparing for my son's birthday party on September 1 and that is Saturday. na-inspire ako sa post ni sis angel's mom, gusto ko na din dun mag-birthday baby ko. Possible kaya if ang gusto kong theme is Star Wars? magkano kaya total cost?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on June 08, 2012, 03:36:20 pm
^ i sent u an email sis  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: jlz622 on June 08, 2012, 10:39:46 pm
Sis Angel's mom di ko pa na-receive email mo. ditoko na lang i-post email ko...it's jz0622@live.com
Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on June 08, 2012, 10:58:38 pm
^ sige send ko ulit sayo sis in a while :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: hello21 on June 11, 2012, 08:55:03 pm
newbie here! planning for my baby's first b-day party. im considering max's resto, but having second thoughts on don henrico since i bumped into their website and saw that their kiddie party package seems to have more amenities and more food.  any tips on which resto would be better for kiddie party in terms of price, service, amount/quality of food and amenities?  Thank you!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: hello21 on June 11, 2012, 08:58:03 pm
tanong ko lang po, ano po ang available themes sa Don Hen? Kasi sa Maxs, may dalawang themese na pagpipilian.  Puede ba sa DOn Hen yung sarili mong theme tapos ikaw mismo provide ng supplier? Or sila ang mag-aadjust for your theme of choice (adjustment in terms of decors, give-aways, etc)?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on June 11, 2012, 09:29:11 pm
^ don hen is open to any theme :)
With suppliers naman they have accredited ones but i think their open din naman if u have ir own. I got the Service kasi of the in-house decor supplier eh but i changed/ upgraded some stuff. I also brought our own cake (from Iko's), host/ entertainer, photographer etc. Better if u ask don hen para sure. My coord there was Rocel, she is really nice and easy to talk to until end of the party di talaga nila ako pinabayaan.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: hello21 on June 11, 2012, 09:31:14 pm
^ yes sis meron sila kristine. I can forward u email niya sa akin ng pricelist niya if u want

I have seen your previous detailed post regarding your child's party at don hen. And i am inspired to have my baby's b-day there too. Seems to be a super practical choice.

Puede po ba paki-email mo na rin ako about the pricelist ng don hen?  Will appreciate if you do so.  Will send you my
e-mail addy once you agree. Thank you!! :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: hello21 on June 11, 2012, 09:33:16 pm
By the way, sa Glorietta branch po ang target venue ko.  Anyone who's had a party there? Care to share your experience / tips? Thank you in advance sa mga magrereply.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on June 11, 2012, 09:51:40 pm
^ what's ur email add?

To other sissies, post ur email add na lang if u want a copy ng don hen packages para mas mabilis ko ma-forward sa inyo  ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: hello21 on June 11, 2012, 09:57:25 pm
^ what's ur email add?

To other sissies, post ur email add na lang if u want a copy ng don hen packages para mas mabilis ko ma-forward sa inyo  ;)

To Angel's Mom, i've already sent to you my email add (in your inbox). Thanks!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: sesilph on June 13, 2012, 09:10:06 am
Entertainment – Ms. Lhen Peralta
Rating:  10/10
I got her php 4,500.00 package (hosting, ventri, balloon twisting and magic tricks).  I feel like her TF is all worth it (kahit magbigay ka pa ng tip at gift sulit pa rin).  My guests enjoyed.  One mom texted me and said “I love your host”.  Some of the guests natuwa sa kanya kasi all-in-one na daw sya hehe. I mentioned how much her TF and they said na mura daw si Ms. Lhen.  May free bubble machine pa!

She came to the venue early, I think past 1pm.  I gave her some of the materials na napag-usapan naming ako ang gagawa (customized yung program and some of the games).  Sya na nag-coordinate sa mga staff ng Don Hen that she needs this, she needs that.  All the kids enjoyed pati yung toddlers (like 2 and 3 years old) nakaupo talaga sa floor to watch her performance.  I have a guest na wala pang 1 year old yung anak niya pero nanonood din ng balloon twisting as if alam niya yung pinapanood niya haha!  The adults enjoyed her too.  Pati mga staff ng Don Hen nanood din sa performance niya super tawa din sila sa ventri act. I think plus factor talaga kapag good looking ang host kasi nakakaagaw agad ng atensiyon.  Lhen is pretty and bubbly at maganda yung costume niya na rockstar din.



Hi ms. Angel, I;m also planning to have my son's first bday sa Don Henricos Brick road, medyo natuwa ako sa feedback mo kay host(ms. leh peralta), in-house din ba sya ng don henricos? How can we avail her services sa July 14 same venue? Thanks so much po ma'am. :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on June 13, 2012, 11:44:45 am
Hi sis.  Ms. Lhen is not the in-house host of Don Hen.  I  found her rin dito sa SP.  PM ko sayo yung contact numbers niya :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: purplemom on June 13, 2012, 05:17:34 pm
@Angel's Mom..sis eto pa din ba ang birthday package ng Don Henricos? interested ako kasi open sila sa theme and other suppliers...i might inquire to their West Ave branch...

(http://www.donhenricos.net/themes/donhenricos/images/DH-PARTY-PACKAGES-HI.png)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on June 13, 2012, 06:01:40 pm
Yup, still the same.  We availed buffet, mas pocket-friendly kasi  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: purplemom on June 13, 2012, 06:11:09 pm
@Angel's Mom..you availed buffet plus kiddie plates?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: jaija08 on June 14, 2012, 09:14:18 pm
@Angels' mom, sis, madami ba yung buffet nila? kai binyag/bday ako.. ermita church kmai.. mega check ako ng don hen sa ermita.. meron! okay din kaya doon? pinagpipilian ko kasi aristocrat, max at don hen... dun sa 2 , parang food pa lang ubos na budget ko... Pasend naman yung sa don hen sis.. jaija08@yahoo.com.ph tenku!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on June 15, 2012, 09:11:43 am
^ will send u in a while sis. Yes madami pong food serving sa buffet :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: jaija08 on June 15, 2012, 11:14:33 am
@Angel's mom - thanks sis! pwede din ask if magkano yung nagastos mo? Will visit don hen next week! tia! =)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: mgaguas on June 15, 2012, 02:27:44 pm
hi sis Angel's Mom, talaga mas mura pag buffet, Puwede pa PM din ako nung details thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on June 15, 2012, 03:25:33 pm
I mean mas tipid buffet kasi if u compute kung ilang beses babalik sa buffet table mga guests to get food di ba. Bago pa matapos ang 2-hours open buffet aba kung meron pang hindi busog ewan ko na lang hahaha!
Saka kids na maliliit pa hindi kasama sa headcount, they get to eat any food rin na nasa buffet table ;)
We had 5 kids na hindi kasama sa headcount (charging) ang age nila is 2-4 years old
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: ale1 on June 15, 2012, 03:35:00 pm
^ angel's mom - hi sis, based on experience mo, pwedeng makuha opinion kung how far pwede mastretch yung servings? like for example, if i get 30 pax buffet can it stretch to 40-50 adults who are not heavy eaters? di ba mabibitin?  thanks.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: mgaguas on June 15, 2012, 03:50:26 pm
puwede sis Angel's Mom,  how much per head and ano menu?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on June 15, 2012, 04:17:05 pm
Sis per head po nila binilang yung guests ko eh tapos ina-update ako from time to time kung ilan na ang guests
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on June 15, 2012, 04:40:22 pm
Mga sis i will post a detailed review ng food sa Don Hen para makatulong din sa preps nyo.
May tatapusin lang akong preps for a wedding client hehe. Hopefully maka-post ako ng review over the weekend  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: serenity_mom on July 05, 2012, 11:06:26 am
Hi Mommies!

Meron na po ba ulit nag-party recently sa Don Henricos West Ave branch ? Pwede pong pa-share ng pics? Nag check po kc ako sa kanila kung ilan ang pwdeng ma-accommodate nung 2nd floor nila, sabi 75pax but can stretch to 90-100pax pero masikip na daw then sinabi yung ground floor puwede up to 120-130pax. I just want to make sure na malaki yung space kc as of now nasa 120 na ang guests ko including kids, tapos may setup pa ng balloons and backdrop.

Btw, may baby's 1st bday party will be on Sept.01, party theme is mickey mouse clubhouse..Nag start na din ako mag preps and coordinating with some suppliers, since hndi masyadong strict sa Don Hen puwede magpasok outside suppliers and amenities.

Thanks in advance Mommies!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on July 07, 2012, 09:32:51 am
Mga sis eto na ang utang kong food review sa don hen birthday party ng daughter ko last May 6:

Food Review -- 8th birthday party at Don Henrico's The Brickroad 

Open Buffet for 2 hours 
Php 199 per head + Taxes 

SOUP
French Onion Soup

APPETIZER 
Nachos with Cheesy Dip
Potato Wedges 

GREEN SALAR BAR
Lettuce
Cucumber
Tomato
Onions
Jelly
Corn & Carrots 
Pineapple
Dips: Thousand Island, Caesar, Oriental

PASTA BAR
Spaghetti Noodles 
Linguini Pasta 
Red Sauce 
White Sauce 

PIZZA
Rustic Italian Pizza
Hawaiian Pizza
Four Cheese Pizza

Assorted Soft Drinks + Water


Needless to say how "sulit" our open buffet went with all of the above food items on the buffet table unlimited for two hours! We alloted 45 minutes of the party time for all the guests to eat and come back to the buffet. When the party program resume they can still repeatedly go back there to get more food. 

On the first hour of eating, most of our guests are already full and they said that they cant take any more food hehe. Some still went want back to get some more food. I asked Don Hen staff if we can put plated food on each table since some of the guests may be shy to go back since we resumed the program already. We placed nachos, potato wedges and pizzas on each table. 

Before the two-hour open buffet ended, Ms. Rocel advised that they will close the buffet in few minutes time. I asked if they can extend a little and if i can be reserved food since i was not able to eat properly. So they extended the open buffet table for another 30 minutes but the guests never really came back to get more food. So we guess that they are all really full hehe. I didnt get to eat the food they reserved for me so they allowed me to take it home. I got 1 serving each of spaghetti with red sauce and linguinni with white sauce, 3 slices of pizza, a serving of garden salad, a bowl of soup and a styro box full of nachos and potato wedges. If i will be the one to eat all of it alone, waaaah di ko mauubos lahat haha! 

Comments i got from some of the guests: 

We love your host and we are all really full. Thanks for having us over. ~ mom of daughter's classmate

Great party congrats! Andaming food di na kami mag-dinner hehe. ~ dad of daughter's classmate 

Ate, sarap ng pizza 1 box yata nakain ko. Sana birthday lagi ni Angelica para madaming pagkain haha. ~ my cousin 

Mga officemates ko naman na boys eh hindi maka-get over sa dami ng kinain nila. Na-pressure yung 1 kasi 1 month to go (that time) 1st birthday ng anak niya, paano daw niya pababahain ng pagkain haha. 

For me, highly recommended ang Don Henrico's (esp brickroad branch)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: purplemom on July 10, 2012, 01:13:08 pm
..We had an ocular at Don Henrico's West avenue  and here are my comments:

(1) 2nd floor is luma na ang mga tables and na turn off nga si hubby kasi may punit punit pa daw ang mga upuan and hindi rin advisable ang 2nd floor if madami toddlers baka mahulog sa stairs :(...although ang built ng stairs nila maganda i decorate if you are going to close the whole store for your event..i asked the staff handling the party packages, hindi daw talaga advisable gamitin ang 2nd floor kasi mahina ang aircon and bihira na daw ginagamit ang area for party...sabi ko kay hubby bakit kaya di nila ni renovate ang place, sabi ni hubby "baka ganun rustic ang design kasi ng mga Italian restaurant..." he he....

(2) 1st floor can accomodate 80 plus guests and i thought pwede sa amin...medyo masikip although if gagamitin ang bar area  then ang buffet sa may left side..pwede na...but if you have 200 plus guests mas maganda na pati 2nd floor makuha with the effect ng stairs ang ganda ganda i decorate... :)

(3) very open sila sa theme and outside suppliers...kahit may accredited suppliers sila hindi nila pinipilit...pwede mag backdrop, etc.

(4)pwede din magdala ng other food may corkage sympre...the waiver on food is already included in the contract...

(5) free hosting, sound system and 30 balloons (color theme)...i have not discussed yet the skirting for the buffet...

(6) P5,000 ang reservation fee and P200 ang electricity charges

After considering the above and  prioritize our concerns , we (ako lang pala..he he) decided to make a reservation for the following reasons:

(1) Food is very ok and reasonable...para maiba naman kasi every weekend nag Jollibee, Mcdo mga kids..and na kapag Shakey's and Max's na kami 1st and 2nd birthday...sa 7th birthday na lang yun medyo bongga...

(2) Open sa theme and outside suppliers as in all out kahit ano pwede (dami ko pa naman ideas sa theme ko)

(3) Malapit sa amin and accessible sa mga guests..they can ride the MRT then less than 10 minutes ride on the jeep...

(4) free hosting, sound system and 30 balloons - savings on these we will allocate to other activities

(5) Since mag budget naman talaga ako sa decor i think magagawan ng paraan ang concerns ko sa venue and hindi naman namin magagamit ang 2nd floor.....

Sa sobra tagal ng queries and discussion, si hubby nakaidlip na while i signed the contract...niya ha ha ha...

Happy planning mga sisses!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: swtgrl_bee on July 11, 2012, 06:58:43 am
^sis thanks sa feedback, nagiisip din ako kung Don Hen or Shakeys, kasi mas sulit na ang buffet. Sa West Ave sis, how much per head nila? Same din ba with sis Angel's Mom? 199/ pax? When ang party mo sis? Ako next year pa naman, kaso scouting na para hindi mabigat sa bulsa.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: purplemom on July 11, 2012, 09:04:34 am
@swtgrl_bee...yun Primera buffet P430/head ang pinili namin...hindi kasi included ang P199/pax buffet sa party packages nila...pero inquire ko din yan pag nagbayad na kami ng downpayment gawin ko reference ang Don Hen Sta Lucia branch...sa October 14 ang party...
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on July 11, 2012, 09:12:48 am
^ October 14 birthday ko yan hehe..  Hindi rin in-offer ng brickroad branch yung 199/pax na buffet.  Ako ang nagtanong at nagpumilit na ma-avail yan ;D
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: swtgrl_bee on July 11, 2012, 09:22:57 am
^^thanks sis

^sis talaga sis? wow atleast may basis ako na pwede :D
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on July 11, 2012, 12:20:11 pm

^ my script was "gusto ko sana yung buffet ang i-avail na food.. puede naman yun di ba?  :P
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: swtgrl_bee on July 12, 2012, 08:50:25 am
^Hahaha, thanks sis. Try ko din yang line na yan sa Don Hen West Ave.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: jenybasti on July 21, 2012, 09:55:18 am
^ sis update ka sa preparation mo ha.sa west ave. ko din plan mag celebrate ng bday/binyag ng baby ko sa january pa naman.pero as early as now nag titingin tingin na ko.1st choice ko don henrico's and yung sa west ave. ang malapit samin :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on July 29, 2012, 04:40:46 pm
^Hahaha, thanks sis. Try ko din yang line na yan sa Don Hen West Ave.

Hi sis! How's your preps na?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: mommynifm on September 26, 2012, 09:00:07 am
hello mommies :) just wanna ask kung may nakatry na po magpaparty sa Alabang branch sa may festival.. much appreciated if you'd share the experience..kakabasa ko s birthday thread..nakita ko topic na to parang gsto ko na magchange ng venue.. and how much have you spend po? tia! :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: tinay_ on October 28, 2012, 12:08:44 pm
@angel's mom: hi sis. Nakapagbook na kami sa don henrico's brickroad. Yey! Although pinagiisipan pa namin if lunch or dinner buffet ( haha, thanks sa tip. Finally inoffer nila yung open buffet. after several inquiries. we're still deciding if lunch or dinner buffet ( medyo malaki kasi yung price diff plus walang drink inclusion sa dinner but i love their chicken ala buffalo so tough decision pa rin). You're right to say that their crew are very accommodating and very flexible sila sa theme. Thanks ulit!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on November 01, 2012, 07:41:20 am
^ si sis cindy_cuteeh nagparty din sa brickroad branch last Oct 13 hehe. I was there to help them and i can say na hindi nagbago ang customer service ng don hen team. Magagaling at mababait pa din sila  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: cindy_cuteeh on November 02, 2012, 11:13:36 am
i agree with Angel's Mom, ang bait ng mga Don Hen Staff sa brickroad Sta Lucia.  We had our baby's 2nd bday bash last Oct 13. Availed food same as Angel's Mom, btw, thanks for the tips and thanks for the help.  Grabe haggard siguro ako pag wala ka dun sis  ;)  Ikaw na ang party planner! Actually nung una iba birthday packages ang offer nila sa akin then I asked them if pwede rin ba yung buffet? pwede naman daw haha.so go!  sabi ng mga guests ko sulit daw at masarap. Nagkataon kami lang din may party that day kaya luckily hindi ganun ka-strict sa time. yung 2 hours naging almost 3hours! sabi naman kase ng Staff strict lang sila sa 2 hours from the time they open the buffet table.

@ tinay, tama ka sis medyo malaki yung difference ng lunch at dinner. (though chicken lang ang main dish missing). sa lunch kasama na iced tea pero sa dinner wala pa sa package sis ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: jenybasti on November 02, 2012, 01:52:19 pm
yung 199 buffet ba nila pwede anytime? for example 4-6pm ang party,pwede kaya na yun ang iavail? question lang din magkano ba ang mga amenities nila? kamusta din naman yung party host nila saka yung mga games nila? sorry dami tanong torn kasi ako bet. shakey's and don hen :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on November 02, 2012, 04:51:03 pm
^ ganyan din time ng party ng daughter ko sis, we availed 199/head lang  :)
I cannot comment naman sa hosting nila kasi i got Lhen Peralta for our host. I got balloon decor, swags, balloon burst, table centerpieces and candy lootbags from don hen's accredited supplier naman.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: EmPao on November 03, 2012, 09:10:05 am
sis kasama n b drinks dun? parabg ok nga yan. kaya lang walanf buffalo wings
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on November 03, 2012, 12:58:05 pm
^ with 1 round softdrink na sya sis. Wala nga lang chicken pero sulit naman din talaga mga food saka hindi na eempty ang buffet table mabilis ang refill  ;)

Sis cindy_cuteeh youre welcome!!!  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: purplemom on November 05, 2012, 01:21:04 am

Done with our party at Don Henrico's West ave last Oct 14.  We availed only the food and got Primera Buffet at P430/pax.  Nun nag downpayment ako 2 weeks before the party may problem sila sa aircon sabi ko ang init.  Sabi ng manager inaayos daw nila, etc.   Nun actual party siguro sobra dami lang talaga ng mga guests (expected is 80 actual is 140 :)) kaya may area na mainit.   Ok ang mga staff kasi they help me set up the table for cake, prizes, etc.  Medyo nagka miscommunication yun Gloomballoons and manager while nag set up.  Sabi kasi ng manager until 2 pm lang daw dapat tapos na set up ng backdrop, etc. Hindi pa natapos ng 2 pm kaya nag ka issue sila..Anyway, satisfied ako kasi talagang very challenging i decorate ang place...   Some photos ng venue...

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Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: purplemom on November 05, 2012, 02:21:16 am

Some photos ng food (Primera buffet)

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(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/408582_10151110917632113_2024601947_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: purplemom on November 05, 2012, 02:29:21 am

Here is the set up of the buffet and more food

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284149_10151110914687113_1481195427_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/227595_10151110917927113_1852932915_n.jpg)

Iced tea ang drinks..since may mga dads na invited, umorder din sila ng beer (san mig light)..

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/60637_10151110936587113_1308329717_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: tinay_ on November 07, 2012, 12:06:43 am
@cindy_cuteeh: thanks sa feedback sa buffet and kwento. Pareho pala tau, 2nd bday din sa akin. (Sigh) oo nga, sa dinner meron chicken (and also rice)but Add 50 for bottomless iced tea.

@angel's mom: party coordinator ka rin pala sis. Galing!

@em_pao: oo nga sis kaya nagiisip pa kami. Sarap kasi nung chicken nila.

@purplemom: ganda ng set-up! Worth it yung slight problem. Nagutom ako sa food. Hehe. Great pix. It gave us idea sa setup nila. Thanks for posting. Sis dun ba sa additional guests (more than 50% of your expected) how was it handled by Don Hen?Nagorder ka ba ulit ng food for the addiional 60?Also yung sa primera buffet ba, were you able to take home excess food?

@jenybasti: 5k ata yung amenities. you can download yung details sa site nila. pro sis its optional. Like purple mom, food lang din ang  inavail namin. Nagcheck din ako sa shakeys, they have their own theme na pagpipilian mo but i like na meron parang timezone sa loob, para pwede pampalipas oras while di pa start ang party. Di na ko naginquire pa masyado coz almost fully book na sila on my preferred dates and busy ang crew nung pumunta kami. also We like yung medyo flexible yung venue kaya plus factor yun sa don hen.
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: purplemom on November 07, 2012, 12:32:22 am
@tinay_...thanks sis..nun nag downpayment ako i already advise the manager na may additional guests ako pero di ko expect na almost 50%...nag additional food kami..and yes na take out namin ang excess food...may mga friends na dumaan pa ng house so hindi din sayang ang excess food.... :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: tinay_ on November 07, 2012, 12:38:31 am
^So that's another point to consider din pala. Thanks sis!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on November 07, 2012, 07:38:49 am
Sis tinay, yes i do party planning on the side. Sa kiddie parties medyo madaming practice pa need ko hehe. Sa weddings kasi talaga ko nagsimula few years back  :)

So mga mommies na gusto ng help PM me lang  ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: EmPao on December 06, 2012, 02:12:15 pm
subscribing ,  pencill booked na ko sa brickroad para sa 7th bday ng anak ko.  will avail their buffet package Php218 na sya ngayun and baka mag add na lang kami ng buffalo wings...  d ko sure kung dito ko nabasa na hinati yung buffalo wings para mapadami?  tama ba ko??
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Lainy on January 23, 2013, 10:01:10 am
Hi sis.  Ms. Lhen is not the in-house host of Don Hen.  I  found her rin dito sa SP.  PM ko sayo yung contact numbers niya :)

Hi! May I also request for the contact details of Lhen Peralta? (pls PM me) I'm interested in getting her too for my son's party at Don Hen.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on January 24, 2013, 10:27:56 pm
Lhen Peralta
(0915) 344 7502

Para di OT, ms rocel of brickroad told me na ilang beses na daw na naghost si Lhen sa branch nila. That was after our party daw hehe. Ang bolis malapit na ulit mag-May :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: chesa on February 12, 2013, 07:57:57 am
Me 199/pax pa din ba for don hen's buffet? Do they have function room for small family gatherings like 10-15 pax only? I'm referring to don hen brickroad. Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: EmPao on February 12, 2013, 06:12:18 pm
yes sis meron pa rin sila 199/pax na buffet + 10service charge.  yung 2nd floor nila can accomodate up to 50 person yun yung pinakamaliit nila. 
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: chesa on February 13, 2013, 05:59:43 am
Thanks sis empao.  Available ba during weekend (sat - sun) yung 199/pax?
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: EmPao on February 13, 2013, 08:57:42 am
naku sis di ko alam... 
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: chesa on February 14, 2013, 08:57:52 am
It's ok sis. Saw their website, di pala available yung 199 on weekends except for cebu branch.  ;D
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: EmPao on February 14, 2013, 10:29:09 am
yung party naman last sunday lunch buffet din.. pero i had 100/pax
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on April 23, 2013, 09:08:48 am
May mga mommies kaya tayo na nagparty dito recently?  I want to read reviews sana kung okay na okay pa din.  I am helping my friend for their party at isa ito sa choices nila.  It's been year na nung nagparty kami dito so recent reviews would be of great help :)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: sgmomtock on July 13, 2013, 12:35:18 pm
Hi mga mommies! My son's first birthday will be at Don Henricos Festival Mall next month. Excited na kami for the party. Konting preparations na lang kulang. Kinakabahan lang ako sa decorations kasi minimal lang kinuha ko service di kasi kaya ng Don Hen yung party theme ko which is Sesame Street so DIY half of the decors. Wish me luck  :D

I will post some pic and review of the part venue ;)
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: eynj on September 17, 2013, 11:05:02 am
hi sgmomtock kamusta po ang party ng baby nyo? i'm considering don henricos for my son's 7th birthday kasi. thanks!
Title: Re: Don Henrico's birthday party
Post by: Angel's Mom on February 22, 2016, 04:29:20 pm
Anyone knows kung how much na ang rate dito for buffet if maghold ng birthday party?