Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Back From My Unannounced Blog Leave - Part 3

Chestene as Dora ~ 3rd Birthday Invite

Organizing a Kiddie Party

My sister and I love organizing children’s parties. I think it was mostly because we enjoyed our own birthday parties when we were younger. Mom and Dad threw those parties for us, and we just enjoyed whatever it is that they prepared for us every year.

Parties are generic, back then - just the usual home-cooked food, balloons, games, cake and clowns. But today it has evolved into something more imaginative, exciting, creative and of course - expensive, to say the least.

There are a lot of entertainment and extras available now that can be incorporated in a children
s party: inflatable rides and slides, carnival shows (magic, mime, stilt walkers, jugglers, fire eaters (oh, yeah!), animal show/petting zoo, etc.), game booths, giant cakes, mascots, food carts and balloon sculptures, to name a few.

I have observed that children’s parties are well-celebrated here in the Philippines. In fact, the rich and some celebrities spend up to a million pesos for their kids’ parties and give out real Dalmatian dogs as party giveaways.

Well, even if I had the money, I don’t think I’d go that far. I love the challenge of having to create something nice with limited resources and a wild imagination (Hmm. Okay, maybe I'll splurge a bit when I get that kind of money ;-).

Back to the little lady’s 7th Rockstar Birthday Party, I thought I’d give you a glimpse of her previous birthdays first before I blog more about the latest.

The photo above is her 3rd birthday invite as Dora the Explorer (It's originally in the form of a PowerPoint presentation). Below is her 4th Birthday invite where I made her look like all the princesses. I did this during my early Photoshop days.

Chestene as the Disney Princesses ~ 4th Birthday Invite

More to come... In the meantime, do share your thoughts. :)

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