Category Archive:themed party
We had a great time at the Christmas Party at my dear friend R’s home first weekend of this month. We all agreed to have it early this year because one of our friend was leaving for Singapore and won’t be back until the week after New Year’s. Though we had to rush a few things a bit, everything went according to plan. Our theme this year was Great Gatsby. 🙂 It was a potluck and all the party needs and party supplies were bought from Amazon and Party City.
The children had a blast. The games were very exciting and entertaining. Every child who were at the party was given a Christmas gift to open on Christmas Eve. Of course, grown ups exchanged gifts, too. We played the White Elephant Exchanging Gifts game and it was a lot of fun.
Darling daughter enjoyed the company of her friends as well. She said it’s one of the best days ever. I am glad. I want her to have great memories with her friends, too. Another thing is that, I want my daughter to learn the concept of sharing. In fact, she is now learning to let go of her old toys, outgrown clothes, and books and donate them which is good.
One of my friends had a baby shower party two weeks ago. We’re excited for her upcoming baby boy who’s due next month.
Chayote Squash and Pork Stir-Fry At Potluck 1980s Themed Birthday Party ( Momimhar posted on January 18th, 2017 )
Filipino-American moms got together for a 1980s themed birthday party for our dear friend R four days ago. Most of us grew up in the 80s and 90s and when someone suggested the 80s theme birthday party, we all went nuts. LOL.
Anyway, it was a potluck party. Everyone brought special dishes for all to enjoy. Made some Chayote Cabbage with Pork Stir-Fry.
I don’t cook that often at home. But when I do, I stay in my kitchen until the food is cooked and the place is cleaned.
1 lb. pork (for stir fry)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
2-3 pcs. chayote squash, peeled and cut into cubes (bite size)
1 beef bouillon cube
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
- In medium heat, saute garlic and onion until brown and soft.
- Add pork. Stir fry for about 5-8 minutes until pork is brown.
- Sprinkle a dash of salt and a dash of black pepper.
- Simmer for 5 minutes while cooking in it’s own sauce. Stirring while simmering.
- Add chayote squash, water, and the beef bouillon. Stir to blend and let simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the vegetables and meat are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve hot with rice.
Everyone had a great time at the party, I think. Especially when we started the disco and karaoke in the evening.
Helpful Tips to Make A Themed Birthday Party for Adults Successful ( Momimhar posted on March 1st, 2016 )
It is very important to set and decide for a theme ahead of time. This is because some of the resources can be difficult to obtain or it takes a while to gather. For example, if your loved one or a dear friend is going to celebrate her 50th birthday, it’s obvious that it’s a golden theme. So birthday party decor should be coordinating with gold color. Centerpieces should have gold beads in bowls or gold banners on the wall. This huge milestone is also associated with black color because of what they say “over the hill”. That is why my friend’s party had a few black-colored decorations, too.
Venue and Set-up
Surely an event like this is big and there will be many guests. If you are planning to invite 30 guests, chances are you will be accommodating perhaps more or less 50 people. So you will be needing a big space to hold the party. Community centers are available for rent in your town. Tables, chairs, and even kitchen area are available to use. If you are a resident, the charge is lesser that to those who are not. But be aware of how long you are holding the party. Allow an extra hour before and after for cleaning and setting up.
The food to serve depends on what time of the day the party would be. If your party is at 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., make sure that you serve food for dinner. Familiarize yourself on your guests’ meal preferences. Drinks should be accessible as well. Bottled water and canned drinks are convenient. Be sure to have trash bags available for grabs for those recyclable stuff. If you plan to have alcoholic drinks served after 5:00 P.M., have someone in-charge.
Of course, a birthday party is not complete without a specially made cake. It doesn’t have to be big and expensive. Designed accordingly to the theme and a little personalized will do.
If you plan to have:
Karaoke – You can ask your friends if they have a karaoke machine or equipment or sound system that they can let you borrow. But of course, they are the ones to operate since it’s their property.
Disco – You can also do indoor disco. With the technology nowadays, you can hook a music app from your phone to a sound system for a disco at parties. And to make the disco more appealing, you can add a rotating disco light. You can buy this item for cheap.