For the past two years, we have been celebrating the minis’ birthdays in venues near our house. The obvious reason is because we want venues that are easier to reach for us and our guests. This year, however, we decided to take The Princess’ third birthday celebration to Arjay’s hometown: Tuguegarao City.
The original plan was to celebrate The Princess’ birthday with her dad’s family in a simple beach picnic at Nangaramoan Beach, Sta. Ana Cagayan. But, since it’s the first time any of their grandchildren will be celebrating a birthday with them, Arjay’s parents booked a birthday party at Jollibee Tuguegarao for their first grandchild.
My in-laws booked a party two days before May 19 at Jollibee Tanza, Tuguegarao City. We chose a mix of two Jollibee Party Package Themes: Hello Kitty and Jollitown so the girls received Hello Kitty hats and loot bags while the boys got Jollibee hats and loot bags. Since The Princess’ grandparents set a dinner event (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.), we chose a heavier meal for the guests instead of just snacks. The adults were served Fried Chicken with Rice and Chocolate Sundae while the kids got Jolly Spaghetti, French Fries, and Chocolate Sundae. Both meals came with a drink.
As much as we wanted to have a customized fondant cake made for The Princess, we had to settle with a Red Ribbon Dedication Cake (Regular Size at 8×12, PhP550). If you’re going to book a birthday party at Jollibee and would prefer a customized fondant cake, be sure to book at least seven days before the party so they can have one made.
The party pretty much went well except for the part that Jollibee Tanza was not able to produce the loot bags they promised us. According to their manager, the delivery did not arrive. I wish they told us earlier, though, so we could have shopped for loots. :( I remember reading a similar story from another blog wherein no loot bags were available. What the branch she booked the party at did was to get loot bags from a nearby branch. Unfortunately, this was not possible for Jollibee Tanza because there are only two Jollibee branches in Tuguegarao City and the other branch does not host parties.
Of course, we did not let it pass so we asked them to buy giveaways for the party. We were not very pleased with the loots they bought since there were only two items in each loot bag (as compared to the package we chose with at least four items inside), but we are thankful that the manager was professional enough to offer a remedy.
If you don’t have time to personally book a party, you can check out the different Jollibee party package themes on their website and opt to book a party online. You just need to follow three easy steps:
You can mix and match party details to fit your party needs. :)
Although it is possible to book a Jollibee party online, my advise is to visit all branches first so you can pick the most convenient one for you. Three things in my party venue list are:
- The venue itself (Is the space big enough? Is it clean?)
- The location of the branch (Is the location convenient for us and our guests?)
- Parking space
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