Kerwina’s Pista sa Nayon Themed Party – 1st Birthday

Unique and fascinating fiestas are something you would not want to miss #wheninthePhilippines. Celebrated across the country almost every day of the year, Philippine fiestas have been attracting world attention and serving up an extraordinary experience of huge parades, colorful costumes, and hearty Pinoy delicacies. They are grand and joyous – a.k.a. everything a fiesta should be! Need some great ideas on how to make your Philippine fiesta party pop? Today, we got you covered – wink!

Kerwina treated her guests with a birthday bash inspired by the festive Pista sa Nayon! Philippine culture and heritage were impeccably showcased as Ava’s Cakes and Events pulled together all the elements of a Pinoy fiesta. They also stayed true to the native fiesta vibe by dressing up the party space in maple plus some vibrant colors. My appreciation and love for the Philippines deepened when I saw the kiddies donning on our traditional costumes. Such galant show of Patriotism! Indeed nothing can be merrier than the sights of a Pista sa Nayon! Read on to see the rest of our photos and say “Mabuhay!” to the biggest fiesta here in Party Doll Manila!

From colors to patterns, the stage spoke so much about the Philippine culture and artistry. I was amazed at how the vivid colors paired with wooden elements changed the feel of the room. The weaves at the backdrop were the best drapes I have seen to this point – and I must say that we really have master weavers! Just imagine how they can create complex geometric patterns by hand. This makes me #proudtobePinoy! Also on stage were some classic Pinoy touches such as banderitas (bunting), tumba tumba (rocking chair), and balag (lattice of bamboo sticks) with goodies suspended in the air.

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The space overhead was punched up with colorful banderitas and balloons! The latter were actually attached to the chiavari chairs – and the use of long strings gave a semblance of them floating in midair. That is one great decorating trick!

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Guests got to experience our culture with these unique centerpieces which included a set of colorful mangkok (hollow dish), palayok (clay pot) with veggies, buri hat with a lovely flower arrangement, and banig (handwoven mat).

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Who knew rainbow colors would work so well together, especially on a cake? Kerwina’s cake was a shining example – and looked even cuter when the banderitas and a lass wearing Filipiniana were put on top.

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We can never have too many sweets even in a Pista sa Nayon! So Kerwina dished up two of our most favorite desserts – candies and chocolates! The banderitas and palayok ornaments also gave an unexpected charm in the station.

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Funky clowns brought smiles and laughter to the party. Their amazing tricks and exciting party games were truly enjoyed by the kids!


For souvenirs, Pinoy-themed goodies were distributed to the guests!

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Our Little Miss and her mom right here! Oh, they look adorable donning on a Filipiniana and pretending to be someone from an earlier time!

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Vendors who made it all happen:
Venue: Arabella’s Events Place // Caterer: La Preciosa // Event styling and cake: Ava’s Cakes and Events // Photographer: Marianne Pasion Photography

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