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This Momo Inspired Birthday Party Is Original As It Is Pretty

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THEME

I wanted a party fit for a cute boy (hee!) that’s not so “baby” with a touch of green – as requested by my husband. This was how I described what I wanted to Bernice Sorongon of Julienne Styling. She suggested a Mommo-inspired party for my Juano. I’ve only heard of the term so I Googled it right away. I was sold with the idea upon seeing the first few images. I’ve been decorating Juano’s room the past months since we just moved and didn’t even know the things I wanted actually had a name and is pretty much a design style! Bernice was awesome to work with and I loved how she put everything together.

What seemed to be a hodge podge of cactus, animals, stars and mountains all came together in such an adorable fashion.
What seemed to be a hodge podge of cactus, animals, stars and mountains all came together in such an adorable fashion.
The charming party used black, white and gold as the basic color scheme.
The charming party used black, white and gold as the basic color scheme.
Quirky and fun table centerpieces
Quirky and fun table centerpieces

PARTY PROGRAM

I got Marge Montemayor to handle the program. She did my daughter’s first birthday party so it was a no-brainer to get her for Juano’s. I love that Marge’s setup had activity stations that as soon as the kids arrived they were able to paint, play with clay, stamps, and many more. It gave them time to relax before the party. Marge’s team comprised of teachers so the kids were in good hands.

Before the party even started, the kids were already having a blast at the art stations
Before the party even started, the kids were already having a blast at the art stations
There were so many fun creative activities such as painting and clay molding
There were so many fun creative activities such as painting and clay molding

The party program was basically circle time, much like in preschool, where the kids were treated with a lot of singing and dancing with the help of props. This was such a hit especially for my son. I think he knew it was his birthday. He danced from start to finish!

Dancing under a canopy of colors during circle time
Dancing under a canopy of colors during circle time
Juano, the happy birthday boy, didn't stop dancing for the duration of the party
Juano, the happy birthday boy, didn’t stop dancing for the duration of the party

DETAILS

Because the theme was not very common, the desserts were a bit of a challenge to explain to the suppliers. My sugar cookies were from Swell Sweets. I showed them pegs of the party and they came through with the cutest party animal friends any kid could have. The cake and cupcakes were made by my husband’s cousin, Chinit Lacson of Dolcissima.

Cute cactus cake by Bellisima
Cute cactus cake by Dolcissima

What’s a kiddie party without food booths? I opted for a snow cone booth and hotdog stand by Snowcone Food Corner (09175491777) and it was such a hit with the kids and kids at heart!

However, I couldn’t resist not doing the dessert table myself. I bought a bunch of cactus from Market! Market!, sourced the black and white printed cloth in Glorietta, and threw in black and white details the day before the party. People who know me can say that these are the style elements I love.

I also sourced for the giveaways, repacked, and designed the labels to match Juano’s party.

Dessert table with black and white details adorned with yummy and quirky sweets
Dessert table with black and white details adorned with yummy and quirky sweets
Party favors were play sand that the kids could have fun and create with at home
Party favors were play sand that the kids could have fun and create with at home
Beautiful family, Juano, Raul, Bianca and Liana Reinoso
The Reinosos: Juano, Raul, Bianca and Liana
Bianca's best friends, who lovingly call themselves the #babybarangay and their babies
Bianca’s best friends, who lovingly call themselves the #babybarangay and their beautiful babies

DIY Tips

1. Don’t be like me who started prepping a month (or less). We were very lucky all our suppliers were easy to work with and everything came together on time. Prevent logistical nightmares by planning and sourcing for suppliers and booking months before.
2. I DIYed my daughter’s 1st birthday. While I really had so much fun doing it, I kind of pushed myself too much. So for Juano’s birthday, I opting for easy to work with and creative people like Marge and Bernice to do the party. It was a good decision as theme was so us! Juano, his ate, and his friends enjoyed the program. Best of all, we all got to party!
3. Get creative with the theme all the way to the giveaways. Brainstorm and don’t be shy to throw ideas at your event stylist so you can come up with a theme that’s fun and original.

Photos: Ken Koo

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