her theme this year was dora the explorer. even though we held her party at home, i just thought it'd be fun to have a theme. so the night before, hubby and i bought dora stuff. ( i know, we were sooo prepared as always! ) we asked her guests to come for lunch sunday, saturday i was still at the office, rendering overtime, whole day! grrr... anyway, back to the party, we bought a dora banner, loot bags, paper plates, paper cups, party hats and stuff to put in loot bags (stickers, pencils and what-not). i also bought her a dora blouse and socks.
sunday morning was a blur of activities: i set up the banner, ninang prepared the table, lolo and daddy helped set up the tables and chairs we rented, daddy received and paid for the food we had delivered, we picked up the cake from goldilocks (tipid!) and balloons from ninang apple, picked up the pancit malabon, made a quick stop at the grocery for some plastic cups, spoons and forks, and lastly we bought some plastic balloons and bubbles for the kids at the nearby palengke...when we got home, guests were already there! hehehe, late pa rin?!
our menu: pancit malabon, inihaw na liempo, bbq, lumpiang sariwa, chicken lollipop, beef lasagna, embutido, laing, kinilaw and cake, ice cream and fruit salad for dessert. i know, not your usual kiddie party menu, but the laing and kinilaw were for our balikbayan tito and tita, it was also some sort of despedida for them =)
anyway, it was a fun day! bea got to play with her cousins from daddy's side of the family, also with kinakapatid, ate pauline. =) too bad cousins trish and trixie couldn't come.
we have been practicing the whole week for the candle blowing, but when it was time to blow the candles, little girl was too overwhelmed, so mommy came to her aid. =)