Superhero Fuel: Food
Last year, we served Raviv’s guests sliders/mini-hamburgers, cookies, spaghetti, fried chicken and fruit and vegetables salad. Our cook forgot to cook the hotdogs. At first I thought it was enough. After all, that’s the same food served at a Jollibee or McDonald’s party, right? But after the party, both Randy and I thought we should have served more. Visual feast will always be trumped over by a gastronomic feast, as it’s the hallmark of any party. So this year, I made sure we add more food. But my goodness, this was December 26 and we had no catering. So what happened and what did we serve?!? Here:
Teacher Joanna said that some of the guests asked her who our caterer was, because the food we served were delicious. Why, what an honor! Because actually, we cooked most of the main dishes, and outsourced the others. Ate Evelyn, my Mom, Yaya Isay and I prepared the following dishes: hotdogs wrapped in bacon, chicken lollipop, baked macaroni, chocolate chip cookies, nachos, and fruit and vegetable salad. We ordered the lechon (with free dinuguan) and pancit sotanghon from different suppliers.
Randy said that a lechon in a party makes any travel worth it; it automatically gives the buffet table “WOW” factor. At first I didn’t want to order, but when I learned that Raviv’s cake will cost just as much as a medium-sized lechon, I gave it a go.
We also placed nachos with dips and veggies on every table
And before I forget, S&R helped me a lot, too! Hehe. Raviv’s cupcakes and corndogs were from there!
Aaaand, I was particularly happy about the instant mini pastries I scored from S&R. I know how expensive mini pastries are, but they are a must in prettifying any dessert table. So when I saw these in S&R:
…I knew my dessert table has a chance. I got 2 boxes of each.
On top of a fondant cake, I also ordered superhero-themed cake pops and sugar cookies from the same supplier.
Here’s a closer look at Raviv’s birthday cake:
I’ve ordered cakes, sugar cookies and cake pops from this same supplier a few times in the past. In all those past occasions, I was all praises. But not now. Unfortunately, the cake artist was not able to finish all my orders on time. And I think the Spider-man logo on the cake bungled. See the black part in the middle? Moreover, the cake itself was not delicious this time. As in none in our family—including the kids—wanted to eat it. I will no longer mention the supplier (it’s not Bakeville, FYI. Nek of Bakeville has just given birth via C-section so she is not taking orders this time) because this is the first time she bungled. Moreover, I’m still grateful she accepted my orders.
Raviv’s after-party “candle-blowing” at home.
Aside from the capes that the children designed, we gave two more loot bag items:
This red plastic contains superhero puzzles and action figures
Whereas these Gymboree tumblers were filled not with juice, water or any liquid but with more sweet treats!
On my third instalment, I’m gonna show you our familia get-up, the guests’get-ups and the hard copy of Raviv’s invitation.