Saturday, October 29, 2016

Lia's First Trick-or-Treat

It's another first for our little Lia today, her first trick-or-treat! :)  She was only 6 months at Halloween last year, so we just stayed home and dressed her up in a Minnie Mouse onesie.  This time, she experienced real Halloween as we went to Bellevue's Monster Misfit #Belleboo2016 party for kids.  No tricks, all treats! :)

Our tickets to the party! :)

Welcome to Belleboo! :)

We came as Mommy Witch and Baby Bumblebee. :)
Her top is supposed to be a onesie lent by her Ate Anika, but Lia had to wear short leggings because
it's too small. :) Also, Lia did not want the headdress closed at the chin so we had to keep it this way. :)
More mom & baby photos. :)

It was a fun party! :) We were given 3 cards with signature circles that we had to complete so we could claim the loot bags before heading out. This encouraged all the guests to visit the sponsors' booths, which was not a chore at all!  The booths offered freebies (yay!), most of which were snacks for kids, plus candies and cookies and chocolates!  If Lia were bigger, she would have enjoyed the party more.  For now, the sugary treats are for daddy and mommy. Hehe.

Spooktacular dessert treats! :)
Our favorite stopover was this row of little houses where kids could play with lots of toys!
Lia and daddy entered the one with many little dolls. :)

Besides the usual parade of the kids' outfits, the program also included dance numbers and balloon twisting acts. There was also a group who did jaw-dropping stunts.

Rolly was also part of the show! For the sake of a gift pack (wahaha), I pushed him to go up the stage when the host asked for "hot dads." Hehe. He obliged because, well, wala syang choice. =P
His macarena dance won us a Gardenia gift pack! Haha. :)

All in all, I can say we made a good choice when we decided to get Halloween tickets to Bellevue. The entertainment was good and the food was great! :) It was also here where we proved that Lia is a social butterfly bumblebee. :) She's friendly to the other children and even to lolas near our table, waving and giggling to them when they greeted her.  In the video below, the little bumblebee was being friendly to a little pumpkin boy. :)

Before the program ended, here's our little party girl all beat up. Hahaha. :) Battery empty.


Aaaand that's the roundup of Lia's first Halloween party! :) I wonder what she'll be next year.  Her dad says Pocahontas maybe?  Hmm.  Let's see. Happy Halloween, everybody! :)


Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Happenings 2016

Awoooo! It’s a week before Halloween, and this mom here is scrambling to find a nice place where we could bring our little munchkin for some spooktacular, kid-friendly fun. If you’re on the lookout for trick-or-treat events in Metro Manila like I am, you may want to check out the list below. :) 

Where: The Bellevue Manila, Tower Ballroom, Alabang
When:  October 29 (Sat), 1pm
Price:   P990/head
Activities:  Snack buffet, entertainment, games, and loot bag

Where: Vivere Hotel, Vivere Ballroom, Alabang
When:  October 29 (Sat), 10am to 2pm
Price:   P900/child; P700/adult
Activities: Trick or Treat, best costume competition and raffle draws

Where: Crimson Hotel, Alabang
When:  October 29 (Sat), 2pm
Price:   P998/head; kids ages 2 below are FREE
Activities: Magic show, games, prizes, trick or treat and Harry Potter film showing, costume contest

Where: Acacia Hotel, Grand Acacia Ballroom, Alabang
When:  October 31 (Mon), 11am to 2:30pm
Price:   P1,050/head; kids ages 2 below are FREE
Activities: Parlor Games, Entertainment, Brunch Buffet, Goody bags, Trick or Treat, and Raffle

Where: Molito Alabang
When:  October 30 (Sun), 2-5pm
Price:   P350/head
Activity: Kiddie makeover station, Lil Boo workshop station, Snap n' Film Station, Jump n' Play station, Entertainment Station, Dibbo the Gift Dragon Appearance. Trick or Treat

Where: Dreamplay at City of Dreams Manila, Paranaque
When:  October 22-31; November 1-2
Price:   starts at P680/head
Activities: Trick-or-treating, games, film viewing, costume contest

Where: Diamond Hotel, Manila
When:  October 30 (Sun), 10am to 2pm
Price:   starts at P980/head
Activities: Trick or Treat, Face painting, Glitter Tattoo, Arts and Crafts, Photo Booth, Food Stations, Raffle draw

Where: Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Libis
When:  October 30 (Sun), 1;30 to 5pm
Price:   P700/head
Activities: Merienda buffet with drink, assorted snack stations (popcorn, cotton candy, cupcake), magic show, games, glitter tattoo, photo booth, access to the House of Darkness, loot bag and best costume contest.

Where: Power Plant Mall, South Court and Plaza Rotunda, Makati
When:  October 29 (Sat), 2-5pm
Price:   P350/head
Activity: Trick or treat

Where: Century City Mall, Makati
When:  October 30 (Sun), 1-3pm
Price:   FREE!  Registration is required.
Activity: Trick or Treat and Best in Costume Contest

Where: The Residences at Greenbelt, Makati
When:  October 26 (Wed), 4pm
Price:   P650/head
Activity: Trick or Treat, Halloween Dance Party, loot bag of souvenirs

Where: Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Cubao
When:  October 30 (Sun), 2pm
Price:   P1,500 for kids 1yr and below plus one companion, P1,500 for kids over 1 and for adults
Activity: Halloween show, kiddie film, trick-or-treating

Where: EDSA Shangri-La, Mandaluyong
When:  October 30 (Sun), 12nn to 5pm
Price:   P2,000/head
Activity: Grand parade, magic show, mini musical, maze room, face painting, trick or treating, movie screening, arts and crafts booths, play area, photo booth, games and raffle draws

Where: Dusit Thani Manila’s Mayuree 2, Makati
When:  October 30 (Sun), 1;30pm
Price:   P800/kid, reservation is required
Activities: Be awed with the Mystical Magician, charm the dwellers with the Best in Costume Contest, have a thrill with our Trick or Treat, be fascinated with the Art Activities, and amazing raffle prizes await!


Every corner in the metro obviously has something happening for Halloween! Wherever you are and whatever budget you may have, there’s one you can find! Good luck! :) Lia is still a baby and I’m not sure she will already enjoy the activities each one here has to offer, but perhaps we’ll still bring her so she could sport her cute costume, secret pa! Hehe.

Happy Halloween! :)


Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Belo Baby 'Scentsational Hangout'

Last Saturday, October 8th, was truly scentsational for Belo Baby Colognes as lovely teen (and teen-at-heart) bloggers and fans gathered to have fun!  The intimate affair was held at Vanilla Cupcake Bakery in BGC, a perfect venue for all things fresh, happy, and sweet. :)

This lovely corner welcomed the guests. :) There were giant Belo Baby Colognes on the left,
a lovely bench at the center perfect for photo op, and the souvenirs on the right. :)
Who won't take a second look at these pretty centerpieces?
I wanted to take them home! :)

The 'stars of the show', the Belo Baby Colognes, are available in three different scents, and each one is represented by a social media ambassador: Nicole Andersson for Sweet SnuggleVern Enciso for Happy Tickle, and Kaila Estrada for Cool Drizzle.

Kaila, Nicole, and Vern love Belo Baby Colognes! :)

The bloggers and fans were grouped into three teams, and each team did a fun activity very fitting to the group they're in.

Team Sweet Snuggle decorated cupcakes! :)
They were provided pipes with colorful icing, plus other toppings. :)

Team Happy Tickle did plaster painting! :)
Look at those sunflowers they painted! :)

Team Cool Drizzle designed and created accessories. :)
The output was these pretty bracelets! :)

After the activity, Ms. Cristalle Henares-Pitt congratulated everyone for the masterpiece they made, and of course she talked about Belo Baby Colognes! :)  Like all the products under the Belo Baby brand, the colognes are crafted with care for the most delicate skin.  Unlike other colognes which have very basic formulations, Belo Baby has glycerin and chamomile extracts that moisturize and soothe skin, leaving it smelling fresh and wonderful without irritation.  It's also carefully formulated without parabens, phthalates, coloring agents, and other common allergens, so no matter how many times a day you use it, you can be sure your skin is safe. :)  Plus, the colognes just smell really, really awesome!  

The new Mrs. Pitt! :)
With Cess, my tag team partner in this event, and our big boss. :)
This time with the ambassadors. :)
Cess and I. :)

I think it's safe to say that everyone had a great time! :) We took photos of each group with their respective team captains, before everyone headed home.

Each one brought home these Baby Cologne goodies. Yaay! :)

To learn more about the awesome Belo Baby Colognes, visit and follow @belobabylove on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Or better yet, grab one for yourself at any leading supermarkets and department stores nationwide and be ready to smell scentsational! :)


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