Next week, my Adi will be turning 7. This goes without saying that we will be celebrating. But unlike when both my kids celebrated their 1st birthdays, I won’t do any party planning anymore. I won’t stress over a venue, a caterer, and a party host. I won’t hire a balloon decorator or a magician. And I won’t be making the arduous trip to Divisoria to buy toys and giveaways for the loot bag…not to mention the prizes for the games. So why don’t I plan parties anymore?
Well, when Gaby turned 7 she decided that she wanted to have her party at this newly opened branch of Shakey’s. I had my reservations, to be completely honest. I used to love planning parties. And I enjoyed all the stress that went with it.
When Gaby turned 1, we had a huge party. Wasn’t really surprising since she’s the first born. We rented a wonderful venue, got a host, an uber expensive magician, got food booths, and had a balloon decorator pretty up the place.
When Adi turned 1 it was pretty much the same with one major difference…I decided to do the balloon decorations myself. It was a fiesta themed party so aside from the balloons, I made “banderitas” to hang all over the place.
But 5 years later, when it was Gaby’s 7th, the move to have it at Shakey’s was an eye-opener. To be honest, I’ve always had my reservations about having parties in a fastfood joint. I thought it was very impersonal. However, after we had Gaby’s party at Shakey’s, I was proven so wrong.
Other than removing all the stress from the parent slash party planner, it is definitely less costly to have a party at a fastfood joint. And you really don’t have to worry about anything. Even the games and giveaways are part of their packages. If you’ve got the budget, you can add-on other stuff like face-painting, clowns..probably even party cd duplication.
I know I may sound stupid, but I always believed that parties aren’t parties unless you plan it all out yourself.
Not anymore. I’m all for having parties at a fastfood resto. Without the worries. Even I can enjoy. Which, to be honest, I never got to do when I had to plan out everything.
Note : This is not a Shakey’s paid post. We just have our parties there.