Khael’s Pinoy Fiesta Themed Party – 1st Birthday

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We Filipinos are a festive bunch, always finding reasons to celebrate and be grateful. That’s why fiestas are such an integral part of our culture, bringing families together for joyous reunions. For many of us, our fondest memories include these big, annual gatherings filled with food and fun.

Khael’s family decided to make this Pinoy culture staple the theme of their party. The creative team of Jarem Parties and Events transformed the place into a mini-barrio celebrating its annual fiesta. Hindi na kailangan dumayo, just check out the charming snaps from Little Moments Photography!

A typical fiesta invitation is usually spread by word of mouth. However, for Khael’s first birthday, printed invites in Tagalog presented a delightful challenge, particularly for those who rarely encounter terms like “pagtitipon” and “pagdalo” in their daily conversations.

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In true fiesta fashion, the entrance decorations included the trusty bilao, sumbrero, and buslo – essentials in most homes. The colorful “Pista ni Khael” served as a lovely welcome for guests.

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There was a main area where guests could take photos as mementos of the day. The décor depicted the usual games during a fiesta: pukpok palayok and palosebo. Hopefully, Khael will get to play these once he’s big enough. We also loved the other details, such as the colorful jeepney, coconut and banana trees, and Capiz windows.

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Kiddie tables were set up for the younger VIPs, each with their own sombrero and a bottle of water. The low tables were reminiscent of how our ancestors ate heartily before, with their feet tucked in and using their hands!

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Of course, what’s a fiesta without the handaan? Baloy’s Catering prepared a sumptuous spread of Filipino favorites like kare-kare, sinugba, lumpiang shanghai, and sisig. But wait, it’s not truly a feast without the perennial star—ilabas ang lechon!

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The perfect ending to any hearty meal? Dessert, of course! We spotted cups of sweetness at the back, but guests could also line up at the iskrambol cart. Nothing beats the milky, sugary goodness of this popular shaved ice treat sold on the streets.

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Not in the mood for iskrambol? Head to Khael’s Sari-Sari Store, and you might find something that tickles your taste buds. Milk is always good for you, so stick a straw inside a Mik-Mik pack or pop a Haw Haw milk candy. Take a bite out of a rice crispies ball or scoop up Iced Gems for some good old snacks. Choose from an array of classic chichirya — Khael’s store has them all!

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Khael’s birthday cake is the perfect diorama of what a Pinoy fiesta is all about! Sweetiepatootie made the two-tier confection filled with colorful, delightful elements, and frankly speaking, we’re in love with it. Spot the fiesta staples like lechon, tindahan, palosebo, and banderitas.

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As tokens of gratitude, guests got to take home pasalubong. Plushies turned into Pinoy street foods were awesome keepsakes, but a bayong full of goodies? Well, count us in!

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Isn’t it adorable how everyone in the family was dressed for the fiesta? Little Khael looked absolutely charming in his barong while his two kuyas were equally dashing in their camiso de chino.

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Vendors who made it all happen:
Stylist: Jarem Parties & Events | Photo & Video: Little Moments | Cake: Sweetiepatootie | Catering: Baloy’s Catering

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