Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Night I Turned 23

Zoo party, safari party, animal prints party, birthday party!

I turned 23 last Sunday and welcomed it with a bang! Paolo helped me with everything. My kind of party happened exactly as I wanted it to be. Guests in animal prints attire, cupcakes with leopard design, booze, laughter, memories in Discovery Suites.

23 homemade cupcakes by Paolo and me. Remember my tweets last week about shopping at Gourdo's and grocery stores for the cupcake I wanted to have? I had it. Pao taught me how to apply the frosting too! Such a lovely thing to do!!! I'm really convinced to take up pastries lessons now!

Here's a closeup of my delightful birthday cupcake!

The Monthly Period also brought this Hello Kitty cake from Breadtalk for me. I'm not sure if it's brazo de mercedes because I haven't tasted it yet. I don't eat brazo de mercedes and even if I do, I'd find it hard to eat coz it'll tear my heart to slice Hello Kitty!

I love Discovery Suites! When they heard that I'll be celebrating my birthday there, they surprised me with each slices of cheesecake and chocolate cake! The sweets also came with a touching note from the entire Discovery Suites family. Thank you so much, Discovery Suites!

The table napkins, courtesy of my Mom, also complemented the party theme!

Right before the other guests arrive, my HS friends gave me this killer heels!

So here's what I wore! A tube bodycon dress from my sister Ate Mai, metallic crop top from Topshop and the killer heels from the Monthly Period. I also wore my Aldo pumps!

The early bird catches the burger worm. My Monthly Period friends who stayed until 6 in the mownin'! L-R: Ahyin, Jessica, Aiza, Une, Mia and Toto.

Girlfriends sans Anne, Cha, Miles, Cheenee and Susie! And there goes Mon, hiding with the help of a Wilton cupcake cup.

My lovely sisters Ate Mai and Miming who bought new clothes to fit in. Thank you and I love you!

Paolo's bestfriend Allan with his girlfriend/my GF, Mutya!

Tropang Logbi represent! JC and girlfriend/fellow FEU Tourism grad, Mau!

My sister's boyf, James aka Bimby!

Fun times with my boyfriend who prepared almost everything! By the way, I'm giving the fedora he was wearing a hype, it looked good on him!

This one will probably make it if ever Pods will have a "make your own billboard" promo like Choco Mucho.

My boyfriend always makes fun of me whenever he catches me tweeting.

 His forever favorite pose! #waley

A birthday kiss from him. Halatang kilig lang ako!

Sorry I just have to post these!

 My guests having a good time!

Topview! Spot me pushing Toto. I'm convincing him to smell my gas! Hahaha

Jovy always turns red every after her alcohol intake! I thank my body I'm not allergic to any food/drink! :P

Whatever happened to me in this one is totally unexplainable. I can't even remember why I acted that way! Animal prints = Animal gesture, maybe?

The girls are the first one to leave! Thank you lovely ladies! Thank you for the gifts as well! I ♥ RK, you know!

I made sure to snap a shot of everyone in costume! I love you all!

THE KISS THAT MADE US ALL SCREAM! Whoah! Only Rachel and Toto can do that on the spot!

Juicy!!! We can't stop laughing after they kissed! These two stole the limelight away from me for a few seconds!

I can't recall what time the party "actually" ended! Jessica just woke me up at around 5:30 AM while I was lying on the floor beside Paolo and Janbie. They woke me up to say goodbye.

A room full of clutter! 

A tad unconscious because I just got up from bed floor, I woke up Pao and asked him to take pictures of me. Hahaha I was so cruel to distract him but heck, it was my birthday! Bad! :D

The peg: Party like a rock star. I really felt like throwing up that moment but waking up with birthday greetings made me feel good. :)

Again and again and again, thank you! I'm still overwhelmed and unmoved from all the happenings during my party! The presence of everyone who came made it one of the best, next to my 18th birthday, and will forever cherish this for the rest of my life. Thank you for sharing a night with me to celebrate my birthday party. ♥

And before I finally end this blog post, I'm leaving you this party-worthy GIF images:


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Party Animal

I celebrated the eve of my birthday with my sisters and my closest friends! This is actually the first time we threw a party with a theme and you know it, everybody's required to wear something with animal prints. Men are not excused.

Photos from my friend, JC, who fortunately took up photography classes hence good quality pics!

The birthday girl aka me enjoying the drink Janbie prepared! My visitors called the drinks we served "Unknown Mixed Drinks" because we honestly couldn't tell them what they were drinking! Paolo unfortunately left the grenadine so there were no cocktails but we had vodkas and beers.

With JC who used my zebra-printed scarf because he got so scared when I seriously told him he can't eat and drink without it! Good boy! Next time, obey the rules!!!

Paolo's cousin, Janbie, helped us with the drinks!!! The party went on smoothly with his skills! Thanks, Bie!

My birthday (cup)cakes! It was my idea and Paolo brought it to life. Aww. <3 Frosting in two flavors: chocolate and vanilla. Wilton and Betty Crocker, thank you too!

Photo courtesy of JC's girlfriend Mau! The shoe I wore is a gift from my Monthly Period friends! Yay to them knowing my shoe size!

You know I love stolen shots. I looked so angas there!

More candid pictures taken while convincing my friends Rachel and Toto to kiss. Hahaha!!!

Possible caption for this photo (because I'm torn between 2 funny descriptions):
1 - With the latest member of Girlfriends, Toto. (OR)
2 - With Rachel's boyfriend, Toto.

Next are the pictures from Kim and Mon's camera:

Back view. Aww I like this one! It's minutes before the girls left.

Redundancy. Haha, I don't care! I wore the shoes right away after opening the box! I love surprises!

Watching Rachel harassing Toto... Wait, Toto harassing Rachel. Oh, I'm confused! Hahaha!

My forever beautiful Girlfriends. The Leopard, The Peacock, The Cheetah and The Snake.

I'm so happy that everyone clicked with each other! And that all the girls followed the mini-protocol. :)

HS and college friends, left to right: Me, Jovy, Toto, Rachel, Kim, Mau, Mia, Mutya, Aiza, Jessica, Irene and Une! YOU REALLY MADE MY NIGHT TO SPECIAL!!!

Official photos (those from Paolo's camera) will be posted in a separate entry and will be uploaded on Facebook very soon. Super thanks to those who attended the party and I hope you really had a good time because I really did. Thanks for letting me start my 23rd year with a big smile and grateful heart!