Before every birthday, I’d post that I would write about the preparation and the party afterwards. But I always end up not doing so for various reasons: a) I got too tired during the party preps; b) I got too drunk on wine that my mind doesn’t want to do any thinking let alone sentence composition for a day or two; and c) After I recover from the party, I would already have too much on my plate that I put it on hold…. forever. Let’s just do a quick recap of our little family’s birthdays this year since I missed blogging about mine and Oscar’s. I usually do a recap of the year with places we’ve visited and hotels we checked in too. I think we toned it down this year, we haven’t been anywhere I think! We’ve become home buddies ;p So here’s our 2013 birthdays!
Jacob’s 2nd birthday was celebrated at Astoria Plaza in Ortigas with a 3D/2N stay in a 2 bedroom suite. We checked in the night before his actual birthday and had a sleepover for the first time ever with my little sister-in-law. Before dinner, we all went to Kidsville in Podium and just ordered food to eat at the hotel.
The day of his birthday, we had our closest friends and family over for some afternoon get together.
If you know me well, I usually celebrate my birthday for a whole week. If budget permits, I’d usually celebrate until the end of the month. I love my birthday! For the past 2 years, I’ve been celebrating my birthday together with a co-birthday celebrant who is a good friend of ours and also Jacob’s godfather. We had dinner at Vikings Luxury Buffet in Marikina.
The weekend of my birthday, I had close friends over for dinner, Mojitos, wine, champagne, and all-night karaoke.
Oscar’s birthday was just last week and we had a simple party at home with a few of our friends.
I’m pretty happy with the outcome even with such a small party. It’s a bit more intimate if you ask me. No bullshit. Just good conversation and fun (and beer and wine!). We played Pictionary where I got really competitive and got a pretty big dash on the side of my foot for having trampled over the white board. I was the only one drinking wine and I had consumed almost two bottles by myself.
The morning after, we went fishing and caught a few small ones that are okay to eat. But we didn’t have time to grill them. Next time!
That’s it! I’ve been thinking if Jacob would still have a 3rd year celebration. I want to go all out on his 7th Birthday kasi. We’ll see! You know me, I do parties last minute.
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QUESTION OF THE DAY
How did you celebrate your birthday/your family’s birthdays this year?
Share your thoughts below!