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July And Kidzville, Cymplified!

It’s November, and I’m still talking about July? Am I crazy?



July was a month of hot and sunny days. And also cold, wet, rainy and stormy days. Of the children’s staying home three days before one weekend because of class suspension.

July was a month of broken scanner glass plate. Of nervousness and palpitation. Of pain on the left side of the chest. Of a dark cloud looming overhead. The cloud that is breast cancer.

July was a month of Cayla’s sudden clinginess before classes start. Of different colored nail polish she painted on my finger nails.

July was a month of showing the origins of the yellow, pill-shaped minions so popular with children. Of watching the movie in the cinema of The Podium. Of watching in the movie house with the three kids for the seventh time.

July was a month of Ella’s 8th birthday bash in Kidzville. Of her pleasant time with friends and cousins. Of opening gifts. Of playing with new toys. Of Caleb, turning five years old.

kidzville sign to the partty
the birthday girl’s OOTD, shirt and pants from Uniqlo|unicorn necklace from H&M|silver boat shoes from Payless|Princess Celestia headband from M+K=a

July 12 was our target date for the party. Less than a month to go and I haven’t booked anything yet. I wondered if it will still push through.

We finally decided on Kidzville just two weeks shy of the said date. I’m just so glad that it was available on a short notice. We chose the princess theme, but with a twist. It had party packages that included details too tedious to attend to one by one.

Details like:

  1. Party venue, chairs, decor and tables with preferred tablecloth colors

I loved that the chairs had covers, even the kiddie chairs. Thankfully, I can opt for three colors instead of just two. They said that the area could accommodate 150 people.

kidzville birthday decor

2. Party favors

For the boys, there’s a crown, a sword with tiny lights inside the blade, a puzzle and a Kidzville bag inside the loot bag. For the girls, there’s a tiara, a wand, a set of necklace, bracelet & earrings and also a Kidzville bag. There were also balloon sticks for 30 kids.

kidzville giveaways

3. Party host

I met the host the day itself. Gosh! I forgot her name. She’s warm and friendly. She talked to me about the programme and asked for my input. Her attire was in line with the theme. I think she’s channeling her inner Elsa. She’s professional and really made the effort to connect with the guests, kids and grown-ups alike.

kidzville party host

4. Games

The host naturally facilitated the party games. I think she also came up with them, which was a relief for a busy mom like me. Thank you to the adults who participated in this game!

kidzville party game

5. Prizes

In any kiddie party where there are games, there must be prizes. It’s a good thing these were included in the package so I need not go buy.

kidzville party game prizes

6. Face painting

The kids also got to have a painted face or arm to remember the event by… Until they washed it off, that is!

kidzville face paint

7. Invitations

I chose the package for 30 children and with it came 30 invitations. Here was the twist. Instead of the human princess, like so,

kidzville party invitation design
not the full image, I cropped out my mobile number

I got in touch with the one in charge of the printing and requested a slight change.

kidzville party invitation revised

I wanted Princess Celestia to be the pony, but when I emailed the peg, the invites were already printed. I should remember to be more specific when I opted for a pony princess and to email the desired photo right away along with the request.

For the cake to be consistent with the theme, I ordered from Wynne’s Cakes as recommended by Kidzville. It did not disappoint. It’s not only beautiful, it’s also delicious; just eat in moderation! Ella chose the chocolate cake with vanilla frosting, under the fondant design.

princess celestia cake

8. Play

The fun part of the package was the unlimited play the children were treated to. I thought they spent more time playing, before and after the party, than eating. They couldn’t wait to go back to the play area once the party proper was done. I could tell they enjoyed this the most.

kidzville play area

9. Guest book

One minor detail that could be overlooked was the guest book that Kidzville provided. There was also a gift for the birthday girl – a coupon for an unlimited play sesh valid for a year. Maybe we could go back during Christmas break.

10. Food stalls

Aside from the catered food, we were given a hundred servings of snow cones. Plus, food carts of squid balls and nachos.

kidzville party food table deets
fascinated by the birdcage and the photo frame table decor

In order to avail of the party package, though, we were required to order from the party menu (grown-ups’ food) for at least 30 people. This was okay since we needed to feed the parents/guardians, too. The meals for the children were included in the package.

I just managed to take pictures of the potato salad and the chocolate eclairs because we did not have a photographer. That was one detail we overlooked. Since my hubby is a photographer, he said he will do it. We asked family and friends to take the family photos, though.

I think everything went swimmingly considering I had only a couple of weeks to plan this. It’s virtually stress-free for us. At least we know that the party and the play place were ones the birthday girl would immensely enjoy.

How about you? What was the most relaxed birthday party you have ever planned?


Party venue and package: Kidzville, The Podium
Birthday cake: Wynne’s Cakes
MLP headband and hair clips: M + K = a
Aqua princess skirt: ERC Textile


  1. brenda

    If I may ask, how much is their party package?
    Thank you.

  2. Ang ganda ng party! Pinaghandaan talaga. 😀
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  3. Glad the party went well. I love the theme. 🙂 I haven’t organized a big one yet because we always have parties at home.
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  4. Wow, two weeks notice and you were able to prepare a nice birthday party. Reading you post and checking all the pictures, it looks so organized and stress free. Nice venue too. 🙂
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  5. Super wow! I love her cake. and what a nice venue for birthday party. 3 months nalang birthday na din ni zd, nag iisip na naman kung anong magandang gawin sa birthday nya. thank you mommy for sharing this.

  6. Elizabeth O.

    That’s all so lovely. The venue is huge enough for your guests and the cake is lovely. Looks like everyone had a blast! You did a great job, I wish July went well for you despite all the challenges that life decided to give.

  7. The party is well organized and pretty amazing seeing this great photos that you shared. I love the Princess theme with a twist and the venue is really nice. Love it!
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