Monday, January 26, 2015

James' First Basketball Birthday Party at Shakeys Newport

I have been wanting to celebrate James’ birthday in Shakeys. Unlike food chains, they do offer buffet style. Sa iba kasi, pre-plated na (is there a term like that?). Although they offer din naman na naka plate na ang food,  I find it a little expensive so I chose the buffet style. They have a Monster Meal Deal that can be served as buffet. Check here.

One Monster Meal Deal can serve 10-12 guests so I booked a total of 11 sets which will be good for 120+ guests. I paid a total of 13,000 for the down payment as they require 50% of your total meal. I am actually expecting more than 120 guests, however, I chose to book only 11 sets as I know that I can add more sets in case we need to. I was struggling as to which branch I will celebrate James’ birthday given that Shakey’s function rooms can only accommodate up to 80-100 persons. I have checked in Aseana, Macapagal, It was newly established and looks convenient from where the visitors are coming but I opted not to kasi they want me to get their Justice League amenities which totally walang kinalaman sa theme na gusto ko which was basketball. Anyway, I ended up with Shakey’s Newport. It was inside Star Cruises building in front of Naia Terminal 3 which I found convenient too because most of the visitors are coming from Pasay and Las Pinas.

Here are the photos of the buffet set up.

 Sadly, sa dami ng taong pumunta, hindi naging organize yung pagpila sa buffet. We were helped by 2-3 crew of  Shakeys but it wasn’t enough. Given that the space were so masikip at the same time, sa dami ng tao, hindi naging maayos ang distribution ng food pero good thing was, everyone was able to eat naman except for my own family kasi there were seats for them. My sister dined in na lang so they can seat sa isang table that is reserved for guests who will be dining in. It would cost P70,000 for me to reserve the whole store naman daw while is definitely over the budget. =(

I didn’t get any magician or host for the party. I took advantage of the free host from Shakeys. She had some games where the kids actively participated. 

Since we were able to book more than 25,000 worth of food, they gave us a free giant pizza. Yeheey! Yan talaga ang inabangan ko jan eh. (pictures to follow) =)

Anyhow, hearing the feedback from the guests, nabusog at nag enjoy naman silang lahat. James was quite shock because ang daming tao talaga. Blockbuster ang first birthday nya! There were some who weren’t able to sit down na because all of their seats were occupied. =( I asked the manager if we can have more chairs pero there were some seats daw kasi na good for 6 dapat na hindi naman nasunod. Hindi ko naman din sila masisi kasi sobrang dami nga ng guests namin. Later part of the party where everyone is having a good meal, the manager advised me na wala na daw food. I asked her to get 3 more sets of Monster Meal Deal which was gone in seconds. Hahaha! I think the guests really enjoyed the food! I was not able to eat at all given that we were so busy checking if everyone else were able to eat.

Since I had my own theme, I have to pay an additional P1,000 corkage fee. There were some restrictions like -  I can’t use any logo of any basketball team whether local or international. It will be pure generic as they said which I said will be fine. Aside from that, I had my own balloon décor, a lechon and a salad. Oh! And the suman sa lihiya which was all James’ lola’s idea. All of these has additional corkage fee.

We actually arrived an hour late of the party because of the terrible traffic in Paranaque but the Shakey’s management was good enough not to charge us for an extension. =) Good thing there was no party after us.

Overall, I had a good time with Shakeys not to mention the good food that they served us. On top of that, they gave James a birthday gift too.. =) A lunch box and a gym bag.

Happy Birthday to this little man!

 To my Dear Boy,

Hi baby! You grow up really really fast, I can't catch up!! I hope you take it one step at a time. You know so many things na that I have enumerated on my previous posts. I know someday you will be able to go through this blog which I hope reminds you to be the baby you are right now. You are the most precious thing that ever happened to me, second is Daddy, Nanay and Family, Friends and Travel. I can't ask for more for I am really blessed having all of these things. You see, you remind me that material things are not important, you are! Everyday, we cuddle and play, you are blabbering every now and then. You know now how to get mad when I grabbed something from your hand that you shouldn't be touching anyway. You cry when you don't get what you want. Having that said, I can't get mad at you. When you smile, I melt. Maybe that's motherhood.. Mama and Daddy loves you so much and we'll do everything to protect you, to love you, to guide you and provide you the best that we can. Stay healthy and sweet!


I'll post the other services that I took advantage on my next posts! =) Stay tuned! 


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  3. mukhang ang saya ng birthday ni baby James a! At ang daming food din. Masarap talaga ang shakey's pizza, lalo na yung pasta nila. yum!yum!

    Belated happy birthday again poging baby james! Always pray na lumaki kang healthy at masunurin sa parents.Your parents love you so much! God bless! =)

  4. Hi! Magkano yung additional corkage fee? i am interested in celebrating my daughter's first birthday at shakeys balak ko sana may candy buffet, may cake ba? Salamat.

    1. Hi Tey Ish, P1000 ang corkage fee for anything na ipapasok mo. For Candy buffet, I believe may corkage sila then yung photobooth na ipapasok, meron din for electricity use ata. Yung cake, bumili ako ng sarili ko. Wala kasing cake na included sa shakeys. I took advantage yung monster meal deal nila so talagang yung food lang ang sa kanila. =) Hope it helps and good luck with your party planning. =)

  5. ilang hours lang pwede mag stay po?

    1. depende if merong party after. In our case wala naman. Kami yung last and good thing hindi na kami na charge for extension because we had a lot of corkage fee na.


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