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The Princess Turns 1: A Hawaiian Swimming Party at Club Manila East

Hooray! We just celebrated The Princess’ first birthday and it was a blast! I’m so glad that everything went smoothly and that the guests really enjoyed what we prepared for them and our Princess.

The party’s theme is Hawaiian. We chose this theme because we saw The Princess’ love for the sun, beach and dancing! Here’s the save-the-date video I made a few weeks before the party:

We rented a beach pavilion in Club Manila East, a go-to resort for those living in the Rizal area. For our food, we got Shakey’s to prepare a meal with pizza, chicken, spaghetti and mojos for the guests. They also served soft drinks to cool the guests down on a super hot summer day.

DIY Party Tarpaulin

Daddy A designed the tarpaulins for the party to make it easy for the guests to find the pavilion while my Mom and cousin bought grass skirts, leis and giveaways in Divisoria.

grass skirts from Divisoria

The grass skirts were given to participants of the Hula Dancing Contest while the leis were given to all guests to welcome them to the party and give them the Hawaiian vibe.

Customized Cake by WowCakes

The Hawaiian-themed cake was lovingly designed and baked by my cousin, Ate Wowie of WowCakes. She even added some cupcakes!

first birthday at Club Manila East

To keep the guests entertained, we hired a magician and puppeteer. Both kids and adults enjoyed the whole show! Even I was amazed at the tricks they showed. To think Daddy A only found the duo a few days before the party while strolling in a mall after he got a hair cut. Hihi.

After about two hours of eating and partying in the pavilion, we let our guests enjoy the pools of Club Manila East. We hired the pavilion for the whole day so that guests can leave their things there without worrying about anything getting stolen.

toddler opening gifts

For The Princess, though, the best part of her birthday was when we went home to open the gifts. She quickly tore the wrappers off the huge gifts she received and played with all the toys from her guests right away.

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is an Online Business Manager for entrepreneurs who are ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into their CEO shoes. On top of helping her clients get organized and scale their businesses, she is also happily busy raising her five kids with her firefighter husband.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. M V

    Hello! From Taytay Rizal din ako. 🙂 Pero residing outside Philippines na. Im planning for my son’s 1st birthday sana. And i saw this post. 🙂 Ask ko lang sana, may mga party package ba si CME? thanks

    1. Kimberley Reyes

      Yes, they have packages. You just need to inquire with them so they can give you options for your daughter’s party.

  2. MommyPehpot

    advance Happy 3rd birthday to your princess kim! 🙂

  3. emiliana

    I’ve never been to Club Manila East. It seem like a good place to spend a long weekend with the whole family.

  4. I have always been curious about Club Manila East but have never been there. Maybe I should finally take my family there this summer. 🙂 Looks like you had a really fun party.

    1. Kim Reyes

      I’ll give you a heads up, ang DAMING tao pag summer. Haha! If you want to take the kids there this summer, go on a weekday.

      PS- We live 10 minutes away from CME. Let me know when you’re going so I can say hi! 😀

  5. Mitch Ryan

    She looks so happy in the picture, well, who wouldn’t if you have huge, beautiful gifts around. Happy birthday!

  6. pauperslens

    Wow. What a nice party. Wish we could throw a party for our kids like this.

  7. Patty | MrsC

    Looks like a fun party! We’re having a swimming party for my son’s 8th too, but it’s just gonna be a simple celebration. 🙂

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