Tharaa’s It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary Poppins Themed Party – 1st Birthday

Just how “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” is Tharaa’s Mary Poppins themed party? Two of the most well-loved Manila children party suppliers came together to make this lovely theme came alive. With Spark + Twinkle’s over the top creativity and Handicrafts Atbp.’s perfectly crafted party details, they were able to translate this timeless classic to a modern-day fab celebration. I’m so glad how Tharaa’s party makes me relive this magical story all over again. If you must know, darling little Tharaa is the one and only little princess of Grace, the mompreneur behind Handicrafts Atbp. I’m not at all surprised to see all these AMAZING ideas and elements. In fact, Tharaa’s fun-filled birthday bash is “practically perfect in every way”!

Sharing here with you are Mommy Grace’s thoughts while planning Tharaa’s adorable party:

“Kathleen and I collaborated with regards to all the party details and we decided to change the color scheme to make it more kid-friendly. Party Planning started right after Tharaa’s Baptism since I wanted to maximize my time and budget. It’s about 11 months in preparation to be exact.

From time to time, I get to coordinate new ideas with Kathleen about the party. We shared and discussed our different options before we finally settled in for a Mary Poppins themed party which I think was a first of its kind here in the Philippines.

The cake was designed by Kathleen and it really is quite lovely, right? It was also Kathleen’s gift to my daughter! (Thank you, Kathleen). For the dessert spread, Sugarplum Pastries incorporated all these Mary Poppins inspired details such as umbrellas, kites, penguins and spoonful of sugar”.

I love how Tharaa’s party is overflowing with wonderful and whimsical details in reference to the movie and it could not have been more perfect. From the gorgeous carousel backdrop to these adorable penguin food server centerpieces, I can’t help not to feel giddy. Given a chance, I’ll “penguin-nap” one of these cutesy food servers because they really are so darn cute. (*giggle*)

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Inspired by the sidewalk chalk-art part of the movie, guests were invited to write their well wishes for Tharaa in this loooong paper which resembled a sidewalk. Spot on! Many activities were lined up to keep their guests entertained through-out the event including fun games and magic show by Symond, personalized name plate station, food carts, flipbook & photo booth.

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Tharaa’s twirly wirly cake is so delightful! Also present in their dessert spread are the spoonful of sugar cakepops and sugar cookies that have 100% Mary Poppins details on it.

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Colors and lots of colors are evident in this movie and so are in any Mary Poppins themed parties. So to tie-in their favors, they gave out this basket filled with art supplies.

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Vendor listing and reference:

Venue: PSE Tektite Auditorium
Stylist: Spark + Twinkle
Cake and Desserts: Sugarplum Pastries
Party details (Horses and Penguins): Handicrafts Atbp.
Catering: Passion Cooks Catering
Host: Symond Francisco
Food Carts: Precious Food Cart by Dianne Ong
Photos by: Kitty Bunag (, JM Gonzales
Video: JM Gonzales
Giveways for kids: Art caddies by Handicrafts Atbp.
Giveaways for adults: Chocolate cake by Mernel’s Cakehouse
Personalized Name Plate Station: Handicrafts Atbp.
Gowns: Frannie Wei Couture
Party hats: Handicrafts Atbp.
Photobooth: Lights and Shadows by Chamille Ong
Flipbook: Flip Productions


  1. Very nice and colorful decorations. I love this Mary Poppins theme party. The cake looks so yummy. Bongga ang 1st birthday ni baby Tharaa!

  2. oh, it is superb!!!!! the balloons, the table arrangement, the giveaways etc….sigh, I wish I were still a kid and join a party such as this!! 🙂

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