Hi there friendly neighborhood critters, este, creatures! I want to share with you how we celebrated Raviv’s birthday at school last Thursday. All in all I think prep was just two days. Talaga! Like I said, last week was super busy:
- Monday – Raviv’s field trip + Brain Train Christmas Party
- Tuesday – habol ng work sa office + review ng Rejoinder ng kaso namin; then in the afternoon ginawa ‘yung invitation ni Raviv. I was so lucky because our student assistant Jonathan Austria (who happens to be a amateur great layout artist) dropped by, so hinugot ko siya to create my concept of Raviv’s Spider-man-themed invitation. It’s simple yet many complimented it. Here it is:
…which I put in a brown paper and sealed with a Spider-man sticker.
- Wednesday – went to DOJ to file our Rejoinder sa case namin, and then when I got home at about 4 p.m. that’s when I started preparing for Raviv’s birthday celebration, which was on the following day at 9:40 a.m.!
Grabe no?!? Bad trip talaga ‘yung kasong ‘yun! Nakakaubos ng time. I want to rant about it more but I want to stay positive. After all, we are talking about my son’s birthday celebration. Plus, I’ve already surrendered this case to the Big Guy up who knows everything.
- Anyway, here are some photos of Raviv’s simple Spider-man themed birthday celebration at school:
Why the balloon? Nako, nagkamali ng balloon na inilagay ‘yung saleslady! I ordered 30 Spider-man mylar balloons like these:
and four of these small balloons. Binaligtad! I discovered late that she put only four of the Spider-man-shaped mylar balloons and 30 of the round ones. Hay naku!!!
By the way, these are the contents of the lootbag:
Nako, the cakes were rushed! Since my sched was so hectic I totally forgot the cakes! As in I told the cakemakers only a few days before! Buti na lang they were so nice to singit my request!
The mini-cupcakes were from Bites, whose owner is my blogger friend Maggie Agustin.
And this amazing Spider-man cake was from another friend, Iris de Ramos of Rainbow Confections:
What I love about Bites and Rainbow Confections is that aside from the cakes looking pretty, they are yummy too! These days kasi there are lots of cakemakers who just focus on the aesthetics, kebs na kung lasang papel ang cake. But not Bites and Rainbow Confections.
Raviv’s handa were all cooked at home, and included sliders (aka mini hamburgers), baked macaroni, cheese sticks and fish fillet. We chose these because they were relatively easy to chew (remember the guests were only 1.5 to 4-year-olds). We also set aside mac and cheese for his schoolmates who were vegetarians.
We also served lemonade to quench the kiddos’ thirst.
When the kids arrived at their playroom transformed into “party” area, they, especially the boys, gasped at how their tables looked like…they said, “Whoa! Spider-man!!!”
All of these (except for the biodegradable spoon and fork) were courtesy of my Divisoria shopping two months ago. 🙂
If you’re new to my blog and quite disappointed how simple Raviv’s “Amazing Spider-man” party is, it’s because the school prohibits a full-fledged birthday party. The “party” duration should only be about 30 minutes—the regular time the kids spend eating their snacks. But still, the smiles of the kiddos were what made Raviv’s par-tey amazing!
And here’s the pinata!!!
And that was it! Time’s up—the kids had to get back to their respective classrooms. As you can see, that was a really simple birthday party. And yet I’m sure Raviv enjoyed, as he had his family, friends…and Spider-man all around!
Tell me what you think!
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