A small gathering with family and close friends over a luxury buffet at Vikings in SM Megamall, that's how we celebrated Suna's first birthday last August 8, Friday. It was a mutual decision for both hubby and I not throw a children's party for our baby daughter. We observed from all the birthday parties we attended and had in the past that babies enjoy only a little during their birthday party. Most of the time, they tend to be cranky, sleepy and out of focus unlike bigger kids. The plan worked, we're glad it did, we invited just a few people for dinner and it was a blast.
We arrived early at the restaurant, around 6 o'clock, so we did a little photo session while waiting for our guests to arrive. As you can see in the photo, my two girls are matchy-matchy in their American Princess floral dresses. Askim wore the DIY bow headband I made for her, while Suna got just a tiny ponytail for her soft baby hair.
As for the mommy, that's me, I wore a chambray button down shirt with camouflage details and denim jeans, both generic brands from the department store, creating a denim on denim look. I accessorized my outfit wearing Timex watch, gold earrings and skinny braided belt from Istanbul, and my every comfy Primadonna cage heels.
This is the Vikings VIP room we rented for the party. The long table has 16 chairs. The smaller table at the farthest right has 4 chairs. The total number of guests who came was more than 20, so we had an extra table located just outside this room reserved for those who came a little late. Also, we availed the Big Group Promo for this party.
Some of our family and friends who came to celebrate with us, clockwise from left to right, Vince, yogini Edel, Lara, Martin, Madz, Joanna, Arlene, Renalyn, Jacqui, Christian, Gretchen, Katherine, Unlce Dong, and Auntie Mel. There were more but I choose not to post them all as to avoid a heavy blog entry.
After a birthday song by the singing waiters, Askim and I helped Suna blew her candles both on the flowers and fairies themed cake by Niji Desserts and the complimentary cake by Vikings. Now she's officially one year old. Thank you so much to all who made it to her party. Next month, it's gonna be Askim's 6th birthday so tune in for the theme and the celebration.