“Speed up with Ken”
Sun.Star Davao, Nov. 3, 2012
Life could not even be more perfect for my good high school friend Karen and hubby-architect Raffy Tayactac.
After nine years of marriage, they were blessed with their first child, Ralph Kristoffer or Tofi, in 2009. Another adorable baby, Raine Kendrick or Ken, joined their happy family in 2011.
For Ken’s 1st birthday celebration recently at the Marco Polo Davao ballroom, superb event organizer Noel Tanza of Golden Touch magically transformed the party venue into Radiator Springs—the fictional town of the top-grossing animation movie Cars!
Cars’ Doc Hudson, Sally Carrera, Mater, Luigi, Ramone, Sheriff, Flo, Filmore and Sarge graced the guest tables as fun and colorful centerpieces together with the party theme’s balloons.
Daddy Raffy’s personal collection of vintage cars such as a 1946 Pontiac Torpedo, 1960 Chevy Corvair and 1970 Rover Mini were creatively decorated with animated faces reminiscent of the movie’s high speed characters.
Isabel Bondal’s scrumptious birthday cake and cupcakes were festooned with edible traffic stop lights, wheels, traffic cones and stop signs.
Right after the birthday song and blowing of the birthday candle, the young guests squealed in delight as the Tayactac family unveiled a life-sized replica of Lightning McQueen which Raffy fabricated in meticulous detail.
Jovial party host Jymmez Infiesto along with Raffy, Tofi and Ken were all dressed up as race car drivers complementing the ‘Cars’-themed party games and booths.
‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ Season 3 first runner-up Gino Janducayan brought the house down with his enchanting magic tricks and hilarious spiels.
Aside from the sumptuous buffet prepared by the Marco Polo, guests also feasted on Dunkin Donuts, Tutti Frutti, Smokey’s Hotdog and Lachi’s heavenly desserts.
Personalized Lightning McQueen pails, especially sent from the U.S. by Karen’s only brother Jonathan, filled with ‘Cars’ cookies served as the party souvenirs.
We share photos of the fast-paced occasion by Imagine Digital Fotofun.
Happy 6th year anniversary to my column ‘Mom-About-Town’! Thank you so much to my dear readers and Sun.Star Davao family, especially to my talented lay-out artist Tonette Quintos, for your never-ending support. To God be the glory!
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