Starting 2013 with a Baby Dedication on a Budget ;)

It’s 2013. A new year for new beginnings, hope and changes.

Forgive me for taking almost forever to post. It really took some time for us to settle things – from the holiday trips to our little angel’s dedication – hence, the lag. And speaking of our child’s dedication…I’d love to share with you our way of celebrating it. I’d say that it was intimate and ’twas organized with our hearts put into it.

We celebrated the event that is easy on the pocket and a little…hmmm…creativity.

Would you believe that we spent roughly around Php 4000 for 15-20 pax of the said event? Originally, we had estimated that we will have 40 people for brunch (this just shows that erm…we only have a few friends combined as a couple. Haha!). Then it was down to 25-30. Mind you, these were our family, the godparents, and closest friends – those wonderful people who have been very supportive of us in both our relationship and family as a whole.

For our dedication ceremony we opted for Alabang New Life Christian Center located in the heart of Alabang Hills Village, Muntinlupa City. What I personally like about this church is that it was the church I grew up with AND it showcased an aesthetically beautiful building. We were overwhelmed with joy that the church did not only have the warmest people, they also gave us a cute Dedication Bible for us to keep!

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Of course, there will always be food. We initially chose Shakey’s for brunch but alas, the nearest branch in Alabang Town Center could not accommodate 30 guests and it’s quite a walk for us to get there from the church. My mum suggested Chic-Boy, a restaurant that boasts Cebu-style roasted chicken and grilled pork. Since the establish is almost a hop away, we went for it and booked the place. We were blessed though that there were no additional fees for the place. Reservation/Downpayment fee of Php 3,000 is required though to ensure that costs have been covered for operational expenses. Take note, the downpayment is consumable and you may order prior the event to avoid hassles in waiting. The menu we chose was CB-7 Rice All You Can Kumpleto Meal, which consists of Cebu Lechon Manok, Cebu Lechon Liempo, Ginisang Kangkong and Rice – indeed a gastronomic delight. To top it off, we also had 3 orders of Lechon Sisig, Halo-halo and an unlimited refill of iced tea. This costs us barely around Php 3,500. Not bad, eih?

YUM!

YUM!

Lastly, our little souvenirs. Although it is not imperative for us to give souvenirs, I wanted our guests to remember this special occasion in a techie and functional way. We got Micro SD Card Readers from CD-R King,  added some ribbons and a cutesy photo of our darling with a thank you note.

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Hope this gives everyone a fresh idea. More photos after the jump!

‘Till our next! 😉

 

Our cherub's couture look

Our cherub’s couture look

PinayLesbianMums' family outfits <3

PinayLesbianMums’ family outfits ❤

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