May 10, 2012

Sophia's 2nd Best Day Ever Birthday Party: Mommy's DIYs

Little S turned 2 last April 3. Two. Already. Can you believe it? Wasn't just I pregnant with her?
So yeah, she’s already two and we gave her a Tangled Theme for her birthday, obviously for the reason that she’s glued to “tita Rapunzel”…. She adores and loves the movie so much that she makes us watch it at least twice a day.  I can hear me speak the lines without stutter already. (bravo to mommy)

Unlike her First Birthday that was a bit grand, we threw her a simpler birthday party. We celebrated her birthday with close friends and families. So tangled alright, the only problem I had was that there weren’t enough party supplies for our theme and that I had only two weeks to prepare for the party.

I did the impossible, and made a lot of DIYs in two weeks’ time. Good thing I have few happy helpers who are inclined and happy to give a hand. I could have done so much better if I started planning early, that’s a lesson learned but then again my mind and body seems to work better on the 11th hour. Hhehehe…
But nonetheless Sophia’s 2nd birthday, like the first was a” Mom’s and Dad’s work of love”.

We held her party at Kaka and Mimi's ( my parent's) House. Thanks to the ever stage grandparents we've saved a lot of mulah !!! 

Let me present to you Sophia's tarpaulin. It took me a week to make the layout. It was brain wrecking, promise. But I was very happy and contented with the outcome. When Sophia saw it she jumped up and down with adoration and delight. She was so happy. I was so proud of myself. (patting myself for a job well done

Oh the Buntings, I made them too. I got the idea from  here.



The Invitation and the mini standees:


I made a tower invitation for Sophie, got the inspiration from here. I just inserted her picture and instead of the blond hair Rapunzel has I made her a golden brown hair out of embroidery yarn to match her natural hair color.

The mini standees were so fun to make, and it was a hit. I made 7 mini standees with different pictures of her, after the party everybody took it as a souvenir and some asked me if I can make more so they can all have one each. But hey it was part of the centrepiece not a souvenir lol.

Every princess deserves a castle. Now this one I give credits to Maury. He built it for her unica hija.

I made her standees the night before her birthday. It seems complicated to do but it's actually easy only time consuming.


DIY Cake and Cupcake Toppers, Lollipop Topiary, Pascal Blower and Sophie's Picture for more personal touch.


Sexy DressToppers 
I also made her a beautiful centerpiece but didn't get to take pics of it. I wanted to show you guys pa naman sana.

Doing a DIY home birthday party is fun but very challenging especially for working moms like me. I've learned a few lessons, first to plan ahead of time like 3 months maybe. Second is to hire or assign someone to do the photography so nothing is going to be missed out, because at the middle of the party Nikky (our DSLR) died on me because I forgot to charge it.... Arghhhh.... And lastly, ask help from your friend or family because even if we are super moms, we only got 2 hands and we can only do so much.


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58 comments:

anney said...

Work of love talaga! Sulit lahat ng pinagpaguran!

jelai said...

Wow.. I love the invitations and the cake.. Tangled lang ang peg. I also love the tower. Hmnmp!! I looooooove everything. Pati yung tarp! :) Hehehe. Your daughter is so lucky to have a mom like you.

chubskulit said...

Such a doll, happy birthday pretty princess!

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Jona said...

Great theme and details! I like the lollipop topiary and the cupcake toppers. Did bake the cake too? Grabe! Labor of love...all worth it!

Jessica Cassidy said...

Happy 2nd birthday Sophia :-) love your name :-) what a fun birthday you have :-) Dropping late from last weeks Color Connection

ielenna said...

nice sis. magaling ka pala sa mga diy's. ive got some ideas also na pwedeng gamitin pag may kiddie parties.

Jovell said...

wow, you're such a hands on mom. congrats!

Yannie said...

Great ideas. I love every details of the party.

DIY party can save a lot of money though it requires time. And I agree with you it should be carefully plan ahead of time and do some research.

Maye Domencil said...

This is timely. My son is turning two this coming June (on the 16th) and like you I am the one who makes the invitation, banners, souvenirs and all, haha. Last year, the theme fro his birthday is Sesame street, for his second birthday, he will have the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I have downloaded many designs na and I have the invitation for printing. It will be almost 2 weeks and now parang natauhan ako na less time na nga pala so I better get moving.

Mommy Maye (http://momayes.blogspot.com/)

Pearl said...

you have a cute daughter :-) happy, happy birthday! that was an awesome party!

Allan said...

it is really difficult to prepare all the things not only for birthday but for other occassions too.
Me and my wife does all the things when my son turned one (except for the cake). We made the invitation, souvenirs and I am the one incharged of cooking.
Tiring but fulfilling.
Next month he will turn two, we have already the concept of Mickey Mouse Theme.

michi said...

i'm not fond of parties because i know it is very stressful. =) kudos to you! DIY pa ha, galing!

reese said...

belated happy 2nd b-day sophia! lalah, your baby girl is so cute!

Paula said...

Wow, ang cute naman talaga pag may baby girl! I love the Rapunzel invites, galling ng idea. She's a lucky girl to have parents like you. Belated happy birthday to Sophia!

CorbyLove said...

i really like the invitations. so cute.

chrisair said...

creative ganda ng mga diy's mo

Jellybelly said...

Ang ganda! Lumalabas talaga ang talent ng mommies pag birthday ng daughters :) DIY din ang Angelina Ballerina theme ng 3rd birthday ng daughter ko :)

Happy Birthday Sophia!

leira said...

good job mommy!!!! i love it and I'm sure that your daughter had a great time

Cristine said...

Super galing na mommy! You did all of those stuff? Your little girl is so lucky, you took care of all the details of her birthday party :)

Nice said...

i do believe that the only day that we can call our own in the entire year is our birthday. we may not have grand celebrations it pays to remember it. sophia is so blessed to have a grand birthday celebration such as this...

Gelo said...

Belated happy birthday sophia, she's so cute

Aileen said...

It does look fun making all those things! Anything for the little princess :-) I think the invitation concept is pretty cool!

Lady Spring said...

I find personally-styled children parties to be more appealing than booking fast-food establishments. Its a lot of work though but I imagine its all worth it!

Vernz@ My Family Eats and Travels said...

wow.. so creative naman.. love much the lollipop holder.. it looks like a dandelion.. awesome!

Rae said...

Awww. Nakakatuwa maging bata, masaya na sa simple things.

Jhari said...

Wow! Nice party. My daughter will be celebrating her 1st birthday on the 4th of June. I hope I can finish her first AVP.

Lizzie said...

Cute sexy topper dress! Nice DIY sis...

helena said...

The Rapunzel invitation won me over! wow! Really nice DIY party and Tangled theme. :D She is so lucky!

redamethyst said...

wow! I like your birthday theme. and talagang pinagpaguran nyo. I'm sure Sophia is very happy on her second birthday! Congrats on a great job!

Mitchteryosa said...

Ang creative at tiyaga mo naman. Ako, creative din but not matiyaga haha!

avagabondmom said...

your daughter would be so proud of you! I'm sure all the effort were worth it when you see her having fun at the party. :)

Dominique@Dominique's Desk said...

Love the party invites, deco and foods.
Happy Birthday to your precious princess.

Daddy Yashiro said...

Nice DIY birthday party you got there for little one. It is really great doing things yourself specially for your love ones. I remember my sons' birthday that we're the ones who designs and creates the invites and giveaways. Just love doing that.

Jessica Cassidy said...

awww! what a pretty birthday girl Sophia :-) what a bonggacious birthday party...so love it :-)

Farida said...

Despite the lack of time for preparation, the DIY birthday party looked wonderful from the photos you shared. Galing!!! You are very creative too to mix and match things that go along with the theme. :)

Kero said...

Congratulations! You pulled it off like only a devoted Mom can do =)

Mona said...

Wow, galing naman .. I like her invitation ha super unique =) Cute ng daughter mo =)

Rosemarie-Pinay Singlemom said...

nice birthday party of your princess and the party looks like you have ample of time to prepare the party...

~Eccentric Yet Happy said...

Nice birthday party of your daughter. cute ng anak mo. :)

Gil Camporazo | RandomThoughts! said...

Everything here looks good because of your creativity. This could be one of the best ways of showing to your kid how do you dearly care and love her. A mother like you knows best for her kids.

kat said...

Nice. Cute areas for decorating.

madjewelled said...

nice lollipop topiary :)

Vera said...

Wow, such a labor of love! All the stuff you did, made it such a cool party to attend, I'm sure :)

Taylor Gilmore said...

Everything looks lovely and your daughter is adorable.

Olga said...

Wow! It looks like you threw a marvelous birthday bash. Which reminds me that the little ones will be celebrating their birthdays in a couple of weeks and I haven't made any plans yet. Oh no!

♥theresa♥ said...

labor of love sis.. Cool party too! :)

Marinella said...

Seems like an unforgettable moment. Really lovely.

cam sur guides said...

wee, really nice, preparing for our kids birthday is what mom always love to do.

yuuki said...

quite tedious i bet but really lovely toppers,etc...

verna said...

Nice. I was planning to give my daughter din sana a tangled themed birthday party. She loves rapunzel, kaso si jasmine daw fave niya ngayon, which is somehow favorable kasi nga rapunzel's dress is hard to find. I will be doing a lot of DIYs din for her 5th birthday this august. I love being hands-on when it comes to her, and particular ako when it comes to details. What did you use for the castle, btw? Plan ko din kasi sana maglagay ng castle kung natuloy ung tangled theme. Also, your standee, ano ginamit mo? I made one before for my aunt, kaso hindi maganda dahil super last minute na so i used nalang whatever was available.

Miss `Chievous said...

Awww. You're so creative. Can't wait for my turn!

Thess Enriquez said...

Nice invitation! Gives me an idea for my niece's next birthday!

shadz said...

Your baby is so cute. Please let her know that I adore her having to watch Tangled twice a day. I'll sing a duet with her with all the tracks. :D

Jackie Paraiso said...

Best Effort ever! Kudos Sis! Wish I could have that same energy for my Son's birthday too!

(¯`•¸Geca¸•´¯) said...

Job well done with all your DIY projects! A+ for creativity :D

Laids said...

Your daughter is soooo charming:) Yppy burpday.

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