Ethan Jared Turns One! loot bags, giveaways, etc…

for jared’s kiddie lootbags, i preordered personalized pocoyo lootbags from chocolatefund (which i got for 16php each including a personalized card tag, which my bro, ken designed)
for the contents i asked my sis, cel, to buy these from divi. i included bubbles (jared’s favorite), personalized pocoyo stickers, mini coloring books and keychains (which i got from ebay ), personalized matchbook notes (also from chocolatefund, which i got for cheap!), pens, stickers, nail art for the girls, pencils, erasers and mini face towels and i’ve thrown in some sweets as treat as well.

for the adults i ordered personalized cupcakes (which spelled out “ethan jared turns one” and “happy birthday ethan jared!”

i nicked the idea of a diy standee from the SP Forum and had a photo of jared taken especially for the purpose. again, i have to ask my bro’s help to cut out the tarp otherwise i will have it all ruined, no thanks to my “pasmado” hands! i love the diy standee we’ve created and so does jared, he thinks it is another kid and he wants to play with him!
for the piñata, i was thinking of wrapping a box with japanese paper then sticking pocoyo photos on it but in the end, we just made a box out of illustration board and put colored photos of pocoyo and the gang on it, plus the lovely birthday logo that my brother also created. i loved how it turned out and we filled it with candies and goodies the children enjoyed so much.
i just loved how everything turned out, i guess for your son’s very first birthday you would really love to give your best to give him the best, and i don’t really mean you spend thousands of pesos, small gestures plus a whole lot of labor of love goes a long, long mile….
so tell me about your child’s first birthday preparations, i’d love to hear from you, do get in touch with me at vixenp33 at gmail dot com…cheers!
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another take on The Ten on October 10 Written by Mys giveaway

this giveaway is fairly easy-peasy, all you have to do is write about this prompts:

10 Things I like about Written by Mys  
10 Things I Dislike about Written by Mys  
10 Themes for Letters That I’ll Never Send  
10 Things I wish for Written by Mys  
10 Topics Written by Mys should write about


writing 5 entries will earn you a total of 35 points, if not you get additional 5 points for each prompt.  Promo ends by November 15. for the rest of the contest mechanics, do show some love to Written by Mys blog.

for now here is my take on yet another giveaway prompt:

10 Topics Written by Mys should write about
1.Articles on motherhood
2.Places to go to for trick or treating activities for kids
3.Personal recipes perhaps
4.Fond memories of christmas
5.Where to buy the best bargain for Christmas shopping
6.Quote of the day or quote of the week
7.Daily writing prompts
8.More tips on how to earn online
9.Create your own bloghop
1  Featured movie of the month

    what are you waiting for? post your entries now to win exciting prizes…goodluck!

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5 more days to go…

time flies fast..

now i’m left with only 5 more days until my son’s first birthday . i just want a simple, memorable thanksgiving to celebrate my baby’s first year of life, nothing really fancy.  an afternoon of fun with neighbors, closest friends and relatives in jollibee and a nice, sunny weather and we’re all set!

my checklist:

  • invites/tarp/cd layout/thankyou notes – done courtesy of tito ken
  • cake and cupcakes – were ordered from cupcakesforless (thanks SP moms!) and just need to be picked up by tita cecille come sunday
  • cd giveaways – daddy will take care of these
  • lootbags – the cutie little nifty bags courtesy of chocolatefund  ( i’ll be arranging the goodies in the bags later today)
  • jared’s outfit – just needs a little ironing
  • photos – daddy will take care of this, as well
  • guest – confirming/waiting for others to confirm
  • decors – courtesy of jollibee
  • food – courtesy of jollibee

in retrospect, i have been pondering about these for months now. searching online for suppliers of cake, cupcakes, party favors, decors, etc. a big thanks to SP forum and to all the moms there for their brilliant ideas information and tales of encouragement and tips on throwing a birthday bash, without which, i would have been at a total loss..

thanks in advance to every one  who will take the time out of their busy schedules to celebrate this very important occasion in my son’s life!

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