The last in my series of posts on DW’s party is finally here! In this round, I’ll be posting about DW’s loot bags, safari hats, prizes and of course the venue.
DW’s safari loot bags are specially made because we couldn’t find any ready made loot bags out there that fit the party’s theme. The full story on how we got to having our own bags made can be found here. BDW and I had a feeling that the bags will be snatched up not by the kiddies but by the moms. True enough, they did! The loot bags make for great lunch bags as they are lined and have long enough handles for moms to comfortably carry.
BDW wanted hats for the kids when he saw party hats at a toy store. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find hats that were just right for the theme. Honestly, I was ok with having no hats at all for the party but surprisingly, BDW was determined to find some. It was Ebay who came to the rescue. We bought the hats online and had it delivered to a friend who was coming home to Manila.
Each kid got one and to BDW’s credit, it was a great detail to have for DW’s party.
What went inside? Well we kinda got crazy, BDW and I started with just notepads and a few candies but DW’s lola bought so much more stuff at National Bookstore and so we ended up with this:
I loved packing the lootbags. We created an assembly line here at home and it took a lotta willpower for me not to rip open one of the small packs of gummi worms hehe 😀
We actually just bought these stick zebras and stick horse at the Cuenca Bazaar last year. They were sold for 75 pesos each at one of the stalls there. We grabbed three, the Zebras are for the kids who were best in costume and the horse was for DW 🙂
As for the actual prizes for the games, we didn’t prepare any just because we weren’t prepared to have any games in the first place. We knew Jiggles was just going to do her act but I didn’t expect her to really put on a full show for everyone! So, we were caught by surprise and ended up giving cash to kids who won at the games. It was like Christmas came early and BDW was the lolo shelling out cash gifts to his instant apos haha 😀
Valle Verde 4 Clubhouse
We initially wanted to book the Acropolis Clubhouse but we were surprised that the venue was fully booked the whole December! DW and I decided to find other clubhouses in the Pasig area that are easily accessible to both our families and friends. We first looked at Valle Verde 5’s Clubhouse but it had a low ceiling and the space available wouldn’t fit the number of guests we had in mind.
When we drove up to Valle Verde 4 and saw their clubhouse which is at the end of a cul-de-sac, we decided to book it right away. The clubhouse was newly painted and the big trees around it made it perfect for a Jungle Safari Party. One thing to remember though about this venue is that morning/afternoon events must end at 3 pm. The village’s anticipated mass is held there and enough time should be given for the clean up.
If you’re on the lookout for other venues for your parties, you might want to check out . the site is pretty exhaustive and includes contact details although i’m not sure if the rates are updated.
Valle Verde 4 Clubhouse
Up to 180 people
Rate as of the second half of 2009: 12,000 + 2k bond
Contact Person: Joel Catabay
No sponsorship required
And that’s about wraps up my posts on DW’s party! It was a doozy! I was turbo blogging all the way but I enjoyed remembering all the fun details that we planned for DW’s special day. Just to let you know though, DW slept throughout a majority of his party haha! If you want to ask anything about the party details, vendor names and other stuff, just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
I’d love to hear about your own party planning stories! If you want to share that one special touch that made your little one’s day extra special send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to hear from you soon 😀 Until the next post!