Time flies so fast and our unica hija is turning 1 already! As the rhyme goes “Sugar and spice, and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of”, we wanted to celebrate her first birthday in a cute and girly theme and the idea of a tea party sounded so appealing to us.
Stacy’s is a quaint restaurant with a homey ambiance and offers a variety of feel good food. We learned about this restaurant while we were browsing the internet for ideas on decorations and venue. They have a positive feedback in many forums and blog reviews so we decided to contact them for a quotation.
It turned out that we have talked to the right people. They offer set menu, plus free use of the venue, plus decoration (balloon or floral centerpieces, party place mats and a handcrafted party banner following the celebration’s theme color) for their party packages. They also offer decor upgrades and/or customized dessert table for an additional fee.
It’s not hard to tell why Stacy’s gained a positive feedback. The look and feel of the restaurant is so inviting. The food served are delicious and even the presentation of the food is appealing. The staff are very accommodating. I have only one concern, they only have sound system in their BGC branch for the in-house music and you have to bring your own PA system for an additional corkage fee. But all in all, we are very satisfied with their service.
Now back to the parTEA…
Food being served is appealing both to the eye and taste buds. Since the afternoon slot was already occupied, we just reserved for the morning / brunch slot and thus we availed of the light lunch menu set inclusive of Tuna Melt Canapes and Classic Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken as starters, Spaghetti with Meatballs, Texas Barbecue Ribs, Herbed Cream Dory with Aioli Dip served with Steamed Rice for the main course, a round of either soda or iced tea, and either a slice of chocolate cake or a cupcake with theme-colored icing to top it off.
We loved how the dessert table added fun to the party. Both kids and kids-at-heart enjoyed the assorted sweets and pastries including macaron, lemon bars, cupcakes, cake pops, white chocolate coated mallows, twisted marshmallows, meringue, and colorful whistle candies.
We wanted to have a unique take on the birthday cake for Candace and had a tray of assorted cupcakes with personalized toppers and one with a candle shaped like the number 1 instead of the usual birthday cake. We didn’t go wrong when we chose cupcakes from GIGI Coffee & Cupcakes. Their cupcakes are a must-try! The cupcakes are moist and satisfying, not too sweet, each flavor of frosting is balanced with the cupcake’s sweetness, and are presented very well.
I know nothing about girls’ fashion so I let my wife do the task on hunting for our little princess’ dress. And I am very much happy with her choice. We first tried to look in shops and boutiques in malls if we could find a nice purple dress but we can not find the perfect dress so my wife had a custom-made purple dress for Candace, accentuated by a nice pink ribbon and flower at the waist with a matching purple and pink headband.
Loot-bags and giveaways
We looked in every nook and corner of 168 Mall in Divisoria in search for giveaway items, and to our delight found some cute novelty items. We placed these knick-knacks along with sweets and goodies in ecobags and just attached custom-printed dedication cards to give it a personal touch.
We loved the outcome of our preparation for Candace’s first birthday. It was all pretty and nice. Simple yet lovely. Sweet and fun. Just like our little girl 🙂