My son, Bastian and I spent a great afternoon at Manila Workshop’s Make Your Own Kiddie Party. Held at the Insular Life Bldg in Makati City we had 4 hours of learning, fun and food! We were given insights, tips and tricks to creating our own budget friendly parties.

I was very much entertained by Ferdi Salazar and Czarina Ledesma of The Event Architects as they discussed party themes, inspiration boards, budgeting even down to their recommended suppliers. Having handled affairs for Lancôme, Clear, Cosmopolitan, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, and Louis Vuitton as well as personal functions for Sarah Meier and Tim Yap we were definitely getting our money’s worth.

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We got out our creativity gloves out when we were asked to group ourselves and create a party design on the tables.  This is what our group came up with. Our idea was inspired from the movie and book Little Miss Sunshine.

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Improved table design with Ferdi’s help.

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Our “Creative” Team

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This table design was chosen as one of the winners. There was actually a tie! I love their theme.

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This was the the other winner which had a “Honeymoon/ Marriage” theme.

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Another great design by using the table as a makeshift tent.

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Ginger Palma Arboldea the brains and beauty behind Manila Workshops talks about upcoming workshops and their new baby “Memory Crafters”. See Ferdi and Czarina taking a “selfie”? 🙂

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The folks at Insular Life giving a talk about education and how to make plans for your child’s future.

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There were quite a few concessionaires and they had the loveliest designs and products. There was also yummy treats and food to fill us up!

ICraftin Towels

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Mama Chows

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Wrap Battle

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Dainty Ashley


Bee Happy


Ants Pockets


Dessert Jars


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Party Starters

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Dyosa Imma Calligraphy


With guest speakers Ferdi Salazar and Czarina Ledesma

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Goodies from the workshop. Thanks to Insular Life, Swish Mouthwash and Gymboree!

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I’m looking forward to more workshops this year. Stay tuned for further announcements of activities we’ll be joining!

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