Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Bounce-A-Rama Party

Hello everyone,

    It's been awhile since I've posted parties or anything at all! Wheew. A quick update about what I have been up to for the past year: I passed my LVN NCLEX exam then worked, worked, worked. Hehe. Okay so Dasha is now almost four and we've been busy with preschool, ballet classes and trips.

    Enough of me now, the post I'm about to share is about Dasha's 3rd birthday party that was held last May 2013 at Bounce-A-Rama in Milpitas, CA.

    A few tips about throwing a Bounce-A-Rama party:

  • If you can do your party on a weekday, do so because it gets really busy on the weekends though we did ours on a Saturday afternoon which came out not so bad 'cause people prefer the outdoors in Spring.
  • Pick the party room that's located upstairs it has an extra table for buffet style settings for your food.
  • You can bring your own cake and store it hours before the party which I think is really nice.
  • They do stick with the 2-hour period policy for your party so if you know your guests too well and know that most of them come in late (like just ours) adjust the time on your invitation for at least half an hour before the party starts. They can wait in the game room and would not be bored. Hehehe.
  • In terms of food, they serve a pretty decent quality and quantity of your ordered food but I suggest that order just enough at the time of booking and then just add more on the party itself when you actually know how many guests you have on your party.
    To sum it all up, we had fun and it was a very stress-free party 'cause after the party's done all we had to do was pack up the gifts and go home! :)

    Here are a few pictures from Dasha's Barbie Bounce-A-Rama party:

Thank you for reading! God bless you!

'Til my next post,


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Luau Party

Hello hello! Isn't this the best time of the year to have a Luau party - in an almost-perfect weather season? Our church had one and here's what I did for a Potluck Luau Party for our Pastor who celebrated his birthday yesterday and it was really such an honor for me to do this.

The challenge : $50 budget for decorations.

When I think of Luau, first thing that popped out of my head is COLORS. Luau colors signifies something:

  • Blue - waves of the sea
  • Green - for the beautiful trees
  • Yellow - for the amazing sun
  • Orange - sunset, who does not love the color of sunset?
  • Pink / Purple - for the pretty flowers

I've always wanted to do balloon centerpieces but I can't find the plastic dowels specifically made for balloons. They have it online but shipping and handling is way more expensive than the dowels itself so I had to think another way of doing it = BALLOON TWISTING! Yay because this is the FIRST TIME I did balloon twisting and I ended up sleeping around 5AM. Hihihi :)

So I made different types of balloon centerpieces and taped them in the colorful beachcomber hats we had.

Flowers (the food table at the background had grass skirts as design).

 Palm trees

This balloon tree wasn't this thin, the other yellow one popped.

Flower head

My buffet centerpiece is a Palm tree made of pineapple and fronds.

 Luau wouldn't be a Luau without Tiki torches and leis.

My husband hanging Leis on the trees (I'm so happy that he has been active at church lately and my entire family too).

That was pretty much it and I hope I do another church event. This was also my first Luau party and I know there's still so much more decorations I could've incorporated to this but still I had so much fun doing it and anything for the Lord is priceless = just such an amazing and fulfilling feeling. Thank you so much again Cathedral of Faith - Milpitas for entrusting me with this.

God bless us all and happy Birthday Pastor Robert! :)

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