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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Nate's Guitar-Themed Birthday


Inspiration: 
Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do! It's more about music this year! I decided to use guitar as Nate's theme for his 2nd birthday to completely switch it from a sporty, football theme last year.

Why guitar? Because guitar is something that I love, Dane loves, and it seems that Nate is loving too. We bought him a little guitar and he's using it from time to time. He also loves the guitar tuner app that I have on my phone. So I guess a guitar theme would be perfect for his 2nd birthday celebration.


The team: 
With Dane away, I'm thankful that there are still people around that I can rely on, even with Dane's absence. Thanks to my mother-in-law, our neighbor and Junalyn (our church mate) who helped in cooking and preparing the food. To my brothers-in-law who helped with the decoration and took care of Nate while I needed to finish something. To Agnes (also a church mate), who's always been our program host since Nate's 1st birthday and dedication.

The Place:
Nate' simple celebration was celebrated here in San Mateo, the place where we currently live. Thanks to our godparents who let us in their house and allowed us to celebrate Nate's birthday here in their home. We've invited our neighbors and church mates to celebrate with us.



The Decoration:
The decoration was made because of the ideas I got from Google (thanks! haha). And was realized through the help of my brothers-in-law. I wanted a red and white main colors for his celebration and I'm glad it looks pretty dominant. hehe.


The Cake:
I've always wanted a cake like this! lol. It wasn't perfect when we did it but I think it looks presentable and attractive. Haha! I used the cheaper ingredients - Goldilocks cake, Nips (instead of M&M's), and Stick-O's instead of KitKat bars. :)


The cupcakes: 
I'm proud to say I don't know how to bake, and I can't afford an expensive cupcakes so I decided to DIY it. Hahaha! I used Whatta Tops and just made a simple icing (plus my DIY guitar toppers for the cupcakes).


The giveaway bags:
As a forever user of  a brown bag for giveaways, I used the the brown bag and decorated it with guitar cut outs, put lace on it and a little thank you note at the back - easy peasy, simple and inexpensive. :)


The Games:
The games are thought of by my dear Junalyn and Agnes (thank you ladies). All for enjoyment and "papawis" for the kids. They played a few fun and tiring games. I didn't do anything other than watch! haha. They played the simple and usual Filipino games that children play. It's always nice to see the kids having fun, you know that their joy is genuine. :)


Nate's guitar theme birthday celebration was a success! Thanks for all who helped! :)

Check below for Nate's 2nd birthday Posts:
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32 comments:

  1. I like your DIY, I give you A for your effort. Checking the photo of the cake, hindi ko naisip na Goldilocks cake yun. :)

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    1. thank sis! haha, dapat pala di ko sinabi. hihi.

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  2. I love your creativity! I especially love the cake. :) Hope you write a separate post on how you made it.

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    1. Thank you sis! I will try to make a separate post. :D

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  3. So nice sis. Masarap magDIY party yun lang oras ang kalaban hehe. Anyway, this reminds me that I have to start working on my son's 6th birthday. Malapit na mag June. Hehe. Happy 2nd birthday Nate. Be a good boy always :)

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    1. Thank you sis! Korek, oras talaga ang kalaban pag nag DIY!

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  4. Happy Birthday to your son. I also enjoy DIY parties, they are such labor or love.

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  5. DIY parties are the best, truly a labor of love! I love Nate's cake!

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  6. Happy birthday Nate! Love your guitar-themed party! Ang ganda! And your cake looks so delicious!

    Mhaan <3 | Mommy Rockin' In Style Blog

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  7. That cake looks fab! Galing! We always give the best for our kids, noh? :)

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  8. Cute! You're so creative! Happy birthday to nate. πŸŽ‚

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    1. Thank you Aby! Thanks to the wonderful world of Google images! haha.

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  9. What a colorful and fun theme! I love the designs and the cake! Will try this for my daughter's birthday!

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  10. I love DIY parties! And you made thrifty choices here so good job :)

    Nina | http://www.ninasogue.com

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  11. You are one creative mom! As in! Henyo sa goldilocks cake at whatatops! Pagaya. Hahaha. Yael will be turning 1 na this august and i often tell my mom i dont have budget for a party. Will you help me with the decoration, please.

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    1. I'll be happy to help for Yael's birthday sis! :*

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  12. Clap! Clap! I am a DIY Mom too. And you have these great ideas for redecorating baked goodies too. I never thought of the cupcake as whatatops. And the cake just WOWed me. I thought it was from Red Ribbon (kidding aside!) it looks perfect! Surely you save a lot from there.

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    1. Thank you! hahaha! Really saved a lot! :)

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  13. What a super fun birthday party for Nate! Hats off to you for being so creative.

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  14. It's nice to know that you were able to pull off such a nice theme for your baby's birthday! I love the decoration, especially the cupcakes. This is such an adorable theme.

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  15. This is a lovely themed party and you nailed it mum! My son is celebrating his birthday soon and I should really start preparing now. Thank you for the wonderful ideas! :)

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    1. Thank you!!! Advance happy birthday to your son! Aja lang! :)

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  16. These are terrifically awesome party goods! It must have been a real good time! :)

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