Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DIYs for Arkin's Christening

I love DIYs.
Arkin's Christening was a small affair and making few DIYs was easy or me.

DIY # 1 Invitation Layout

Plain and Simple (requested by hubs..no embellishments)
I had them printed at Picture City (but I recommend Photoline)


COST: 
Printing: P7.50 each
Envelope: P15.00 for 10 envelopes ( I bought 2)

DIY # 2 Tarpaulin Layout

This was the original LO


but Hubs didn't like it and so I changed it to this


Got them printed at Shades (Pacita)
I forgot the size.. I think it's 3x6... not sure

COST:
P360

Here's my son adoring himself

In action at the reception


DIY # 3 Cupcake Toppers

This was the original design:


But I got bored with my usual round toppers so I changed it to this:

 
Here's the result...


Glad it turned out nice :)

COST:
Toothpick: P11
Printing: NONE (a friend printed it for me)

DIY # 4: Owl Lanterns

Yes, I am addicted to Owls.. so I thought of making an owl lantern :)


super cute noh?

in action

COST:
Lantern: P45 each at Celebrations (Festival Mall)
Construction Paper: P10/ pack (bought from Shopwise)

DIY # 5 Balloon Centerpiece

The least thing that I want to do!
 I don't like balloon twisting but I was able to finish 7 centerpieces. Whew!!!!
I will hire someone to do this next time! Ang hirap eh!
Layout for the base/stabilizer




In action:

COST:
Balloons Size 12: P80 (10pcs)
Balloons Size 10: P49 (25 pcs) bought 2 packs
Balloon Sticks: P30 (10 sticks)
Ribbons: P10
Crepe Papers: Gold P22 each (bought 2)
Paper Tissue: P10
Paper Bowl: P39 (10pcs) - for stabilizer
Sand: None - for stabilizer

DIY # 5 Chocolate Labels

This was not in my plan but when I saw one in Etsy and I can't stop myself from doing it!




Our guests loved it!

Cost:
Hersheys Miniatures: P250
Printing: Free!
Double Sided Tape: P23

DIY # 6 Souvenirs for our guests

I chose a candle with Blue Tulle (just the souvenir from Lexi's Christening in 2007)



Souvenir Tags

COST:
Tulle: P45/yard
Ribbons: P15
Label Printing: P7.50 each at Picture City (printed 3pcs)
Candles: P55 (6pcs) I bought 3 packs



DIY #7 Token for Godparents


TUMBLER

Thank you Tag for the box 



LABEL 

COST:
Tumbler: P39 each (Shopwise)
Blue Paper: P10/pack (Shopwise)
Printing: FREE!
Thank you Label at the box: FREE!



DIY # 8 Christening Candle Decor

Just to prettify plain white Esperma candles :)






COST:
Ribbons: P5
Label Printing: FREE!
Candles: P39 (20pcs)

Double Sided Tape: P32
Scotch Tape: P7





Don't over think your ideas--

keep it simple but make it personalized!!!

Don't over think your ideas--keep it simple but make it personalized.

Read more: DIY: Christening Favors | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6617820_diy_-christening-favors.html#ixzz2DSeyLuBE

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Arkin Miguel's Christening

Arkin was christened last Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 (11:00am) at San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Church.
I just feel so happy for him.

Welcome to the Christian World, anak!

Sharing you some photos of the event


OUTFITEY:

Barong
Sunbaby Cloth Diaper (Circuit)
Fisher Price Shoes

Chaps White Polo Shirt
RL Romper
RL Shirt
Baby Gap Jeans
Sunbaby Cloth Diaper (Stripes)
Nike Sneakers

AT THE CHURCH WHILE WAITING FOR THE PRIEST




 Ate Lexi looking sooo girly (boyish talaga siya eh)

 merienda muna


 such a sweet smile





He looks like a lil congressman  :)

THE BAPTISMAL CEREMONY





 










AT THE RECEPTION (SHAKEY'S PACITA)

At this time, we can't afford a lavish spending so we decided to have a very simple Christening celebration.

my DIY Tarp layout

We ordered 3 Monster Meal Deal + extra rice


Cupcakes from Iko's 
Cupcake toppers - DIY

Cake from Iko's 
(Major Fail! We got it Saturday night and the frosting melted causing the letters to drop one by one! huhuhu!)

Ate Lexi was running somewhere...


Arkin's Godparents (and my close friends from work)

(my IL's)












We had a very simple party for a small crowd of 30.
I am really not a fan of big parties that's why I kept the guest list limited to family, godparents and super close friends.

OPENING GIFTS:








He loves his new toys :)

It was a very special day indeed.

My post for Christening DIYs is next :)