Monday, October 2, 2017

Sophia's Moana-themed 3rd Birthday Party

 Hello Friends!

We had a very busy but fun week celebrating my youngest daughter's 3rd birthday!

I will let the pictures do the talking since there are a lot to share, I had some help of course setting up everything a few days before the big day, but I'm proud to say I made most of the paper flowers ( in between patients)  and my cousin made the lettering and some of the other flowers here! Can't believe I would sew the flowers on the grass carpet turf too!


Invite I chose from ETSY

Cake and Dessert Table
I got the table cover from TARGET on clearance

My baby looking at all the goodies
Brownie boats courtesy of my cousing, she also made the marshmallow topped cupcakes

The  Naked Cake was made by a friend of mine and I decorated the cake too!

I added "coconut trees" inside the gazebo

Just paper and balloons

Our backyard was transformed

A friend of ours lent us this stand and we just decorated away

We had Gulaman which is a Filipino Sweet drink

I wasn't able to take a good picture of the centerpieces but they were yellow balloons with leaves
and a Moana Balloon on top. Needless to say they wouldn't stay up because of the wind!

Some more party details - Lei's and flowers for everyone.
The loot bag was a Moana Back pack with goodies.

To welcome our guests
The Gift tag I added to the loot bags

My cousin made this Photo prop for the party and was a huge hit!
And of course we had lots of food...

Sushi Galore

We had Sukiyaki, Spring rolls, Chicken wings, Pork Barbecue, Pancit (Filipino String noodles), Baked Spaghetti and
Torta (Filipino Chiffon cake), and White rice of course - a Filipino Staple
For entertainment we had pool still open and warmed up for the party, the playground set...

Bounce house

Fire Dancer
Overall, the party was a huge success for everyone especially my little girl who bounced, swam, mingled and danced away.

Me with my little celebrant

Don't forget, the ORC starts this week so be sure to drop by!

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  1. Oh my word, this is all amazing. You do know how to throw an amazing party and all that food has me starving. Happy Birthday again to Sophia!!!!

  2. OMG!! it was a gorgeous celebration.. Happy birthday top her..

  3. Vel,

    What a magical party! So festive. I was mesmerized by the pictures and the array of food! I am thinking you had a ton of guests, because that is a lot of food. Yum!!! And I'm a little saddened I was invited to try that delicious sushi, after all, I also live in Illinois!!! Just 300 miles aways! lol!

    I can't rave enough about the party and all of your creative touches everywhere. it does take a village but I know how great you are in the design and fab ideas department.

    It's so hard to believe she is Sophia is already 3! I think she has your husband's eyes, but definitely your smile!

    Do you think you might share recipes one day? I'd love to venture outside my little box!

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy, SoPhIa!!!!

    Jane x

  4. You always throw amazing parties, Vel but this one takes the cake! ;) The details are fabulous and your daughter looks thrilled! Happy Birthday!

  5. What a fabulous party. Happy Birthday Sophia! I cannot believe you are 3! You have a beautiful family. I enjoyed my visit. I’ve missed you, Vel.

  6. Vel, you are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I cannot believe your attention to details here. Sophia is such a blessing to your sweet family. I love the way you celebrate.

  7. Vel you are the QUEEN of clever details. This is truly an amazing party.

  8. Vel, your parties are the best! Wow, what a celebration! I can't believe Sophia's already three. So many beautiful details. Love those coconut trees, the cake and oh my, all that delicious food!

  9. Wow! I can't believe Sophia is three!! It looks like a great party!! xoxo


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