By Jane Kingsu-Cheng
“Parties are essential in our family. It’s like our middle name. We just love planning!” exclaims mommy Alexa. She and her husband, Elvis Gutierrez, decided to throw a birthday party for their eldest daughter Aria last September 30. Aria Carmela Uichico Gutierrez is named by her dad Elvis, which means “Lion of God.”
“Now that she is four years old, I noticed that she is so friendly. She loves to dance. She is very sweet and funny,” says Alexa of Aria. And because of these traits, Aria has gained quite a number of close friends. This prompted the parents to throw a party at home.
Mommy Alexa asked their daughter what she wanted for her birthday party, “She said My Little Pony and Paw Patrol, so I had to do my best to combine. She also loves art and making cakes on her iPad. I wanted to make them into activities that would reflect what she loved.”
From there, Alexa came up with a unicorn theme. She had their house transformed into the Kingdom of Equestria. She also got Aria’s favorite ice cream flavor Avocado from @ficacropolis, and surprised her with her favorite Paw Patrol characters Chase and Marshall from @cosplay_performers, Unicorn theme by @partytimephilippines. They also had glitter station, and ones for painting and cupcake making. Since Aria loves to dance, they had dancing games by @artistsofmanila; and play area by @funnestph. Giveaways include @Insta_mug reusable pillow and lunchbox and @arteegram_manila nice backpacks for all the kids to bring home. Plus, daddy Elvis’ fave shawarma from @meshwerestaurant. “Aria’s fave was clearly dancing with her friends and meeting Chase and Marshall.”
“What was special also is that we were able to help so many people. The ones that did the activities and face painting are fine arts students from Angono Rizal,” Alexa shares. “They are under the foundation Bikes for the Philippines. We were also working with family members who did the cupcake making.” Definitely, a family with a big heart.