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My Lola’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Lovely set-up by The Red Chef and Events.
Lovely set-up by The Red Chef and Events.

My Lola took care of me while I was growing up. So, it’s imperative that I take charge in planning for her 80th birthday celebration. Here’s the suppliers my titas and I got who made our little celebration worth remembering!

  1. The Red Chef and Events

Great food and excellent service without the expensive price tag – these criteria make Red Chef our now go-to caterer for future events. They gave in to my every whim, as if Aphat is my genie and he’ll make all my wishes come true. My Lola wants tempura, we’ll have tempura! I need extra tables, extra tables were provided. I want flowers and then there were flowers! The waiters even arranged the centerpieces into a bouquet and gave it to my Lola as we were leaving. They surely exceeded my family’s expectation! My mom, who is my biggest critic, was all praises for the food.

Simple yet elegant.
  1. Gen Maramba of Sugar Momma Desserts

Because she indulged my birthday wish for a rainbow cake, we got Tita Gen again to make my Lola’s garden-themed cake. My cousin got a picture from the internet to copy and it was put to life magnificently! And the strawberry buttercream was really good!!! For orders and quotations, send your queries to: SoMoDesserts[at]gmail[dot]com. She’s also on Instagram: @SoMoDesserts.



It's all in the details!
It’s all in the details!


  1. Jeterra’s Fine Foods

Since meeting Rina at a blogger’s event, I became a fan of her baked goodies. Actually, her cake pops and sugar cookies made Z a pastry-loving boy! For my Lola’s birthday, Rina provided mini-cupcakes (her red velvet is always the first to be devoured!), uber-moist brownies and sugar cookies which also served as souvenirs. Rina can provide styro stands according to the event’s theme but for this event the caterer provided the platters to save on space.




Not too sweet sugar cookies doubled as souvenirs!
Not too sweet sugar cookies doubled as souvenirs!
  1. T12 Events

My family is addicted to photobooths so I got my friend Terence’s T12 Events Photobooth for the event. For their photobooth, they use a green screen so there’s no need to have a tarpaulin background printed, and that is good for the environment. The consecutive shots are spaced lengthily that the people has time to get props or change places. The print-outs are clear and the colors are crisp.

The grandchildren!
The grandchildren!


  1. My Balloon Room

To complete the party vibe, there’s got to be balloons! Because the event was held in a clubhouse, it was really bare and there was a hollow concave on the ceiling which was perfect for drop-balloons! I got My Balloon Room since they’ve decorated the exact venue already, so they’re familiar with the clubhouse’s rules.

It's raining balloons!
It’s raining balloons!
I love the effect!
I love the effect!

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Thank you also to my friend Kat for sponsoring our venue!!!

Wishing more years of koreanovela-watching, crispy pata-eating and mahjong playing for our dear Lola Grandma!

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