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Baby Shower Slash Slumber Party With Best Friends

I know it’s already Thursday, but how was your weekend? I need to ask you that because last weekend, I had a blast celebrating friendship!

I celebrated my birthday early this month, and because of our hectic schedules, I never got to celebrate it with my girlfriends. So we planned to stay overnight in a hotel, just a night of fun and bonding. But life happened and it got postponed and postponed until my birthday was already too far away lol. So instead of my birthday, we just decided to organise a baby shower for our dear friend who will be giving birth next month. 😀

Also, instead of a hotel, I decided to book us in a condominium unit. It’s a lot less expensive than a hotel and I figured we would need a bigger space to host a party!

My preggy friend, JM, knew of course that we would be staying overnight, but all she expected was a slumber party and nothing more. My conniving friends, Hazel and George, and I kept everything a secret. But it was not the original plan. We (actually Hazel) only thought of it a couple of days before the day! We only had a few days to plan and we weren’t able to visit the condo unit in advance, so we were planning blindly. And when Saturday came, we only had a couple of hours to whip up a bash-ready place.

But I think we were able to pull it off. Success! Here are some pictures:

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All of the decors we used were either DIY or something from our own homes. We didn’t have any time to actually shop for supplies, and when we did a little shopping (for food), we couldn’t find a party banner either. So, DIY!

Anxiously waiting for the new mum!

Anxiously waiting for the new mum! (left to right: Katrina – our guest of honour lol – Hazel, George, and me)

We were able to finish preparing everything when JM called to tell us that she’s already on her way (she was coming from UP Mindanao; it was recognition day for MBA graduates). We had a few minutes to clear the room (aka stash everything inside one room) and wait for her. We turned off all the lights and waited…

Surprise!

Surprise!

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JM – our resident pretty buntis

Dear JM,

I know you’re going to be one fantabulous mother. You will love your daughter like you’ve never loved anyone before. I know you’re looking forward to sleepless days and nights and forgetting what your shower looked like — as well as an overwhelming feeling of fulfilment and joy. We look forward to supporting you every step of the way.

Welcome to the club!

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And thank goodness for technology, we also got our other best friend, Christine, our OFW friend (lol!) who now lives in Japan to join in the fun:

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After that, we did what regular friends did: chika, goof around, and basically have a great time!
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We look so purdy, don’t we…

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Oops, gotta cover the not-swimwear-ready body

I look forward to our next adventure!

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13 Comments

  • Reply Jackie July 1, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    What a simple yet beautiful baby shower. I wish your friend all the best in the world, and she’s lucky to have awesome friends like you guys. God bless her pregnancy! 🙂
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  • Reply Mel Abella July 2, 2016 at 1:02 am

    How sweet! It’s really nice to have somebody throw a surprise party for us however simple it is. You are all great friends. I wish your friend safe delivery!

  • Reply Gilian July 2, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    The celebration looks fun! =) The DIY look really great. Collective efforts with enjoyment from friends! =)
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  • Reply Michi July 3, 2016 at 9:58 am

    What a sweet friend! I’m pretty sure your friend loved your surprise party. I did not have a baby shower, wala yata ko friends. lol.
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  • Reply Liz A July 3, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Looks fun. 🙂 Where did you book and how much for an overnight?
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    • Reply Liz A July 3, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      I could actually relate to planning then postponing, too.. LOL
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    • Reply Maan July 6, 2016 at 8:00 am

      We booked a condo unit (Camella Northpoint) through AirBNB, only P2,500 per night 🙂 I’ll review it soon!

  • Reply Kaycee Enerva July 4, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Ooh the party looks fun! How creative of you guys!

  • Reply Nilyn Matugas July 4, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Ugh I can only imagine the fun that you guys had! I don’t even remember the last time I had slumber party with my friends. wow. 🙁
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  • Reply Tetcha Figuerres July 4, 2016 at 11:30 am

    That was actually a double celebration, a celebration of friendship and motherhood. It’s always a fun time when you meet-up with friends.
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  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy July 4, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    How sweet and how fun! I miss planning surprise parties! I planned a surprise bridal shower before and it was so much fun! 😀

  • Reply Berlin July 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Such a sweet gesture and surely any girlfriend would love the surprise. nakakasarap lang talaga ng feeling! ❤️

  • Reply Lady Anne Louise Barrun July 6, 2016 at 8:35 am

    That’s really sweet of you and her friends to come up with Baby Shower. I’m pretty sure she enjoyed the whole party and thankful she got friends like you. You’re message to her is heartwarming too.
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