A Dapper Dude’s Day

I think it’s appropriate to start with something very close to home. Although we already have a list of too-cute-for-words features lined up, I decided to open with a post that was the reason why all this talk of a baby blog began. July of last year, my little boy Matti celebrated his first birthday. This was when styled children’s parties were very rare. But I wanted something different from the cartoon/character parties (I’m sure he’d be asking me for one when he’s older). So taking advantage of the fact that I still had the primary say on the theme of the party, I gathered a handful of trusted wedding suppliers from the industry (thanks to Bride and Breakfast), and asked for their help. I wanted Matti’s party to be dapper, charming and sweet. I told them I wanted to used kites and bow ties which were also pretty rare then, so that meant I had to make the bowties myself. All things considered, this party was something to cherish and remember. The people involved in creating it were exceptionally creative and talented (I totally recommend them)! And the best thing is that it encouraged many of our readers to add whimsy, tastefulness and style to their little one’s party. Many of our faithful followers have seen this party from last year, but please indulge a happy mom just for today. This was where our love for unique and adorable parties began. And today we have Baby and Breakfast.

Photographer: Jaja Samaniego / Coordination and Concept Development: Bespoke Manila / Flowers and Decor: Events Studio by Gideon Hermosa / Photo Booth Kites and Pennants for Dessert Table: {etc} Handmade Goodness / Game Booth: Spark + Twinkle / Invitation Design: Anna Cristobal / Printing: Amis Print / Cake: Costa Brava / Tables, Tiffany Chairs and Furniture: K by Cunanan / Cake Pops: Kathy Castillo / Cupcakes: Aggy’s Bakeshop / Special Concept Consultation: Vatel Manila / Catering: Deli De San Honore

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  1. Hi janna, i would like to ask since this is an open area (venue) didnt it get hot? Because July is either raining or hot.

    1. Hi Jenny, Ian here, Janna’s husband. To be honest it was a bit hot, but it did get cooler later in the day. We just really loved this venue and wanted something outdoorsy for the kids. You’re right, there was even a strong rainstorm the next day, good thing the weather cooperated during the party!!!

  2. Hi Janna! I really ,really love your blog , and this new addition makes it all the more inspirational for me . I am a big fan of dreamy weddings , it is just beautiful . Baby and breakfast will surely be a wonderful progression- your son Matti’s birthday is charming , everything looks so mabango ! All the best 🙂

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