Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo! A Dream Come True! Last September 21st (Friday) our daughter turned 4 and we celebrated her birthday with the company of our dear close friends. It was one successful event with the help of our friends.
The venue is in Bennigans Tavern and Grill in Khalifa Squash and Tennis Complex and we went there at 4 pm to decorate the playing area and some of the dining area designated only for our guests. We are so lucky to have angels, our friends who were there to help us like Mavis and Tita Jinky (the godmother of the celebrant) who helped us in inflating some of the balloons in their house making them into table toppers and transporting them to the venue and lastly she transported her gift (the birthday cake) from Ate Mayette to Bennigans again. We are also thankful to Tanc and Olivia who came here for their 3 days in-transit/vacation and they helped us in anyway that they can. They helped us in carrying the stuffs that we need, inflating more balloons, did the connections of the gadgets that we need for the party as it was not included in the services of Bennigans and they took some of the pictures and they were so cool to be with. The same with Mavis, she was there to help us in decorating the place and turned out to be a co-host of Ninong Robin during the program during the kiddy games. We really appreciate your help guys and we thank you so much for everything. You are really our angels in disguise!
It was kind of hard in decorating the place since there were other kids who kept on taking the balloons and also some of the cake toppers and I was also thankful that that kid returned it back to us, the Ariel cake topper. It was like we had to put to some unused garbage bags almost all of the inflated balloons or else we would end up with nothing before the party starts.
The party started with a prayer by ate Jannah Rasheya, a very close friend of the celebrant who sometimes acts as a real ate to Princess and followed byÂ a song (reflection) from the movie Mulan by Andreaâ€™s BFF (best friend forever). And the celebrant was very touched by the gesture that she kept on saying, â€œI love you Xiannelle!â€ And then followed by a dance number by one also Andreaâ€™s close friend, Ate Anjela. It was hosted by the ever vibrant and jolly Ninong Robin. Thanks Sissy for the help!
It was followed by the kiddy games. This time it was Mavis who hosted the games with â€œthe bring meâ€ game first. The kids knew this game very much that they were on guard f what they are suppose to bring to the party host and the moment they got the message of what they bring they quickly ran to their parents for assistance. Kids were told to bring, a 10 riyal bill, a white hair, a shoe lace, and other stuffs. It was followed by the musical chair game then the stop dance which we had to let them be all the winners since almost all of them were so into it that they really know the game. Â The birthday celebrant asked me if she can go down from her throne to be with the dancing kids. She enjoyed every moment of it and our friend Olivia asked Mom May why almost all of them were doing the same moves. And thatâ€™s because the music was from a noon time show that almost I guess of the Pinoys were watching in their everyday lives here I Doha.Â Â Â
Then it was the time for the singing of happy birthday and blowing of the candles. We gathered around the birthday cake, which I almost made all of the decors in its stand and Andrea felt all the happiness I guess as we sang happy birthday to her and party poppers were opened and she blew her candles. The birthday cake was given by her NInay Jinky and family and another present from mom May and dad Yam, a tray full of yummy brownies for everyone to enjoy.
And the pulling of piÃ±ata came, we could not hang it there so we just decided to let uncle Tanc hold it up high and let the Ate Andrea pull the strings. Kids got crazy with all of the candies on the floor and as well as the celebrant.
Then the last part of the program was the awarding of the best in costume for the girls and boys. It was Angelie with a Grecian white gown attire who won and Kuya Ahsan in his traditional Pakistani outfit.Â Â Â Â
Tito X-tian, our dear friend was the photographer. Heâ€™s always kind that even it was so tiring to bring his very heavy for professional photographers only cannon 400 D camera he patiently took pictures of the celebrant with family and with friends in each table. Uncle Noy is also the official video man cum carrier of other stuffs to the party room. To Tita Wen, thanks also for printing the name tags for the kids how we wish that you and your family were there:)
And what followed next was a sumptuous meal with Bennigansâ€¦
Hereâ€™s the Menu:
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Chicken Country Salad
Fried Sea Food Platter with the side dish of corn and vegetables
Chicken Kebab with Rice and mashed potato
Chicken Strips with coleslaw and steamed vegetables as side dishes
Refillable Iced Tea
The Kids Meal:
Kids chosed from the ff:
Chicken a Little (chicken strips with fries)
Hot Diggity Dog
Kidâ€™s Fish and Chips
The Birthday chocolate cake made by ate Mayette
As they ate, a ceramic ballerina inside a purple and pink pouch with a tag on it were distributed to the guests and loot bags for the kids with Disney princess and friends stickers, colored pencils, assorted candies and chocolates. And lots of tattoosâ€™ and stickers were also given to the kids.
We thank you also Ninay Jinky again for lending us the balloon poles and the nicely made castle (by Kuya Eric).
It was indeed a very happy birthday bash, our princess was so ecstatic with joy even though she was tiredÂ since we were in the place from 4 pm until 10 pm.
T o all our friends and the staffs of Bennigans thank you very much.
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