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