A couple of weeks ago, I challenged the boyf to a silly game I knew I would win. While our laziness and lack of enthusiasm took a toll on what’s supposed to be a fun way of testing our familiarity with each other (we only lasted until the 11th trivia), I ultimately emerged victorious as planned (*evil laugh). The game was intended to culminate on his birthday but since it was doomed from the start, the victory came from me whipping a spontaneous surprise party.
Okay, it wasn’t that surprising. For a change, he wanted to celebrate his birthday this year at his hometown, Carcar, Cebu, a town that’s about an hour and half drive from the city. So with his amazing aunt and mom pledging to take care of the food, there really wasn’t much for me to do. At least that’s what I thought for weeks! But 24 hours before he turned 29, I realized I could at least do the decors.
I’ve always enjoyed planning parties and getting into small details like invitations and random tags. But I could only do so much with very little time and a swamped day at work. So with mostly recycled materials and a little help from Pinterest, I managed to come up with some pieces that I never thought would become a big hit during the party.
It was during his fifth birthday that he last celebrated with his complete family and cousins, so it certainly was a pleasure to have cramped and delivered a little spice to a special event. ♥