Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ianne's cupcake surprise

"Ianne’s cupcake surprise"
Sun.Star Davao, Dec. 5, 2009

Whenever she goes to Manila, Maimai Antig-Lim would drop by her favorite dessert place, Cupcakes by Sonja, to get her fill of their heavenly sweet confections.

“I just love Sonja’s cupcakes, especially their whimsical sugar icing designs!”, Maimai says.
Understandably, when it was time to plan for her daughter Eliana Stephanie’s 1st birthday, it was not hard choosing a party theme. Maimai chose cupcakes, hands down!

Being a professional party planner herself, Maimai meticulously planned for Ianne’s special day together with businessman-husband Engr. Joel Lim.

For the invitations, kiddie guests were provided art kits with activity sheets bearing cupcake drawings and Li’l Hands colored pens. “I wanted something that the guests can still use afterwards unlike most invites that get thrown away”, the practical mom shares.

Cupcake, polka dot and flower-shaped balloons in purple, fuchsia, light pink and apple green colors filled the Davao Convention and Trade Center during Ianne’s cupcake-themed celebration recently. The spectacular ceiling works were done by Astrochairs, one of Davao’s pioneering party suppliers. For the hanging 3D styro cupcake cut-outs, Maimai commissioned a visual artist to interpret her ‘tasty’ ideas.

"As for the table centerpieces, I bought glass cake dishes which were placed on each guest table with ten scrumptious choco moist cupcakes. This way, the guests can have a “piece of cake” without slicing the birthday cake. All cupcakes had purple icing with a single “Ianne” cookie on top”, describes Maimai.

The party host and assistants were provided by Maimai with pink t-shirts which read “Ianne’s birthday crew” so it will be easier for guests to identify who to approach for assistance.

Chef Booboo Carandang-Maramba of Natalie’s Cakes whipped up the dainty two-layer pink-colored 1st birthday cake with multi-colored polka dots, confetti and cupcake designs in mocha and chocolate flavors.

Aside from the cupcake overload and the sumptuous buffet, food booths such as Black Pearl, Waffle Time, Dunkin Donuts, Potato Corner, Miguelito’s Soft Ice Cream, hotdogs and choco lollipops kept guests happily satisfied throughout the affair.The exciting face painting booth and the thrilling magic show by Gigz Unlimited were also a big hit. Cupcake-designed ottoman bean bags and gym bags were given to kiddie guests as souvenirs.

“After the party, I felt relieved and elated that all went well. We got numerous comments about the décor and the event itself. I also observed that the kids enjoyed the games and the prizes they received”, Maimai enthuses.

“I’m likewise looking forward to making a scrapbook and detailing everything so when Ianne grows up, I can show her a keepsake of what happened on her 1st birthday”, concludes the doting mom.

For your party needs, you may get in touch with Maimai Antig-Lim at cellphone number (0926)619573.

Special thanks to Imagine Digital Fotofun for the photos.

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