“The idea of a Hi-5 party came to me some time ago while I was watching Hi-5 DVDs with my kids, Angeli and Matt. While Angeli was 4 years old, she had been asking to go to Hong Kong Disneyland so I had already planned to bring my family there during the sem break”, shares Angeli’s doting dad Lafayette.
“One time, I mentioned to Angeli that we will not have a party for her 5th birthday because we have only money for either that or going to Disneyland. To my surprise, she chose to have a party instead, and even agreed to go to Disneyland when she was already 10 years old. If she only knew how long a time that will be!”, chuckles Lafayette.
“Near the day of the celebration, there were thoughts of cancelling the party due to recent catastrophic events in the country. But, we were celebrating not at the expense of those suffering, but because of something that needs celebrating: life, love, and family”, discloses Lafayette.
Lafayette and his wife Jeanette decided to just keep the party as simple as possible. “No more booths, just plain party fun. And we invited only friends and family who had little kids that will enjoy the concept”, reveals the hands-on dad.
Through the magical expertise of Angeli’s ninang, premier party planner Annie Paz Lim, Apo View’s Top of the Apo was transformed into Hi-5 heaven.
Bright and colorful flower and star-shaped balloons filled the party venue adding to the vibrant Hi-5 theme. Personalized orange and blue-colored storage boxes with Hi-5 cartoon designs creatively served a dual purpose as party souvenirs and table centerpieces.
First on Lafayette’s Hi-5 idea list was to get five people to dance as Hi-5’s original cast members Kathleen, Kellie, Charlie, Tim and Nathan. To achieve this, Hi-5 videos were shown on a big screen while live Hi-5 dancers performed on the dance floor bearing the signature Hi-5 logo.
Special thanks to Imagine Digital Fotofun for the party photos.