Here in the Philippines, we celebrate 1st, 7th, 18th and 21st birthday and now I’m planning for my son’s 7th birthday, it is not something grand but I want it to be memorable. For the very first time, I’m so clueless on what to do, my son is already 6 years old so he is part of the planning stage. The problem is he is not consistent with his likes and wants.
Since last year, I’ve been asking him what he wants for his 7th birthday so I can prepare the budget. He was so firmed that he doesn’t like party and no games. I asked him if he wants staycation, he said, no, sa bahay lang. I was blessed to have a son who wants simple celebration too.
But now, I have less than a month to prepare and we still have no definite plan. My son is like a typhoon who has no definite path. One day, he likes dinosaur party, next day he likes pirate party, then he likes nerf party, then he likes fireman and so on. How can you plan if there are so many changes? Waah!
We are not throwing big birthday party since we are not really into that but I’m asking for his theme so I can prepare banner and cake designs. Anyway, I reminisced his past birthday parties.
Since it is the first birthday, we want to throw a party to celebrate his first year. I want everything to be easy so I just went to different fastfood chains to check their birthday party packages and among the three choices, we picked McDonalds Alabang Town Center.
The party place size is just enough for my visitors and there is ample parking space. It is not difficult to find so my visitors from provinces will not be lost. It was two weeks after the Typhoon Ondoy so I was thankful because the party was successful and God gave us good weather.
For his second birthday celebration, we decided to have an out of town trip. It’s been years since the last time we had a getaway so this is the best time to plan a trip.
We booked a plane ticket before his birthday para free pa airfare so we went home day before his second birthday. Lol. We had CDO and Camiguin trip. It was my son’s first ride in airplane, ferry boat and boat. Then we had a mini birthday celebration at home, I invited my in-laws for birthday dinner.
Our initial plan is Enchanted Kingdom but the weather is not good so we decided to go to Ark Avilon Zoo and Fun Ranch in Tiendisitas.
Then we went to Enchanted Kingdom the following week because I already purchased the voucher two months before his birthday.
My son was in Nursery that time and we decided to celebrate in school. This was the first time that I prepared for DIY party. It was a Lightning Mcqueen party.
My son enjoyed his 4th birthday party in school so for his 5th birthday party, we celebrated it again in school. It was a Mickey Mouse Birthday Party. It is nice to celebrate in school because preparation is not stressful.
I transferred my son in traditional school and unfortunately, birthday celebration is not allowed. So we had simple birthday celebration of his 6th birthday at home. It was a Mario Birthday Party.
Then we had school field trip in Subic on the day of his birthday. We were on our way to Subic and his classmates sang happy birthday inside the bus.
I have few more weeks to prepare for his 7th birthday. How about you, how do you celebrate you child’s birthday.
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