Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DIY Manila Manila! Birthday and Send-Off Party

Remember the DIY party for hubby's 35th featured here? Well, last Saturday, together with my accomplices Pen and Vicky, we put together another DIY small fete to celebrate a French guy's birthday and his 5 full years in Manila. And oui! Another fun and meaningful party!

Occasion: Sebastian's birthday and send-off
Theme: Manila Manila!
Location: Maje Residence
Food: Filipino by Chef Laudico
Noteworthy details: Cities and islands Seb has visited in the Philippes, his favorite Filipino food, and basically Seb's favorite all-things-Filipino

The invitation.
The buntings spelled out "Maligayang Kaarawan" and "Maligayang Paglalakbay" (Happy birthday and bon voyage!) We wanted everything to be awesomely Filipino. Most of the guests were foreigners but most of them can very well understand, some even speak the language. 
The tablescape. Elements include placemats featuring the different places Seb has visited in the Phillipines; bamboo sticks; sampaguita flowers; and Manila beer "tanzan" covers holding the place cards.
The food prepared by Chef Laudico (another one of Seb's fave) and cupcakes with jeepneys and flags of the Philippines and France.
Guests enjoyed the jeepney mural. 
The celebrant and the hostess with the mostest. 

It was a moving moment especially when Seb arrived as he had no idea what was in stored for him. Your Accomplice is once again beyond pleased with the outcome and we are all happy to be part of this special celebration. 

Cheers to Seb! You will be sorely missed. 

So there you go guys. Your Accomplice is officially open for business. We specialize in small-scale themed parties that are unique and pretty in a DIY way. Call upon your accomplices for chic and fabulous fetes sans the 'hotel-ballroom-party-planner-run-of-mill-concept' budget. We are not party planners, we are Your Accomplice in style (on-a-budget) if I may add. 


  1. Mikka, this is cool. I heart making home made parties too, my son turned FORE had a golf theme, I'll post the others next time =)) keep it up!

  2. hi mikka,
    i love both of these diy party posts. those are exactly the kind of fiestas i like to throw too - and this is such great inspiration. can't wait to see more! x

  3. Looks like you guys did a super job...everything looks fabulous!

  4. Wow Congrats!! Can you do my party here in BKK?