Fly away to Neverland as you look at the photos from Luis Alfonso‘s Peter Pan and the Lost Boys-themed baby shower!
Alessa, one of my dearest long-time friends (since fifth grade, yo!) and her hubby Jigger are expecting their little boy to come out soon so friends and family members joined in on the adventure!
They baby shower took place at Earth Kitchen at BGC High Street Central, which was just perfect for the theme. The entire place looked like a cozy little camp with its rustic interiors, real plants, and homey ambiance.
The entire restaurant looked like it had just been sprinkled with fairy dust! What else do you expect when the mommy-to-be and her sister Angel are professional event stylists? Photos of Peter Pan and the gang were stuck on the desserts and plants, Aztec-themed cupcakes were served, fun headdresses were available for guests to wear, and little tepees (lovingly made by Alessa, Angel, and Jigger themselves!) completed the whole tribal look of the party. Luis is one lucky kid — he’s going to have the coolest and most creative birthday parties, for sure!
Aside from the yummy treats, we also got to feast on Earth Kitchen’s yummy food. I’ve tried eating at the original branch of Earth Kitchen in White Plains and really loved the food! Honestly, I prefer the White Plains branch because it’s more quirky, cozy, and away from the crowds, but the BGC branch is better for bigger parties. Can’t complain about the food, though! Everything was delicious, even their ice cream!
Okay, so my idea of a baby shower is a bit old school. From past experiences, the baby showers I went to involved women gathering around in a circle and literally showering the mother-to-be with gifts for the little one. There were no men and there was no program. So I was surprised when about sixty people came through the door of Earth Kitchen! This was no ordinary baby shower because so many people showed up to share their love and time with Luis Alfonso!
Alessa asked me if I was fine with hosting the program and OF COURSE I was fine with it! I hosted their wedding and now, she was asking me to host her baby shower! It was incredible, knowing that I was part of yet another significant time in their lives!
I had just hosted events for two nights in a row prior to the baby shower — a corporate event and a wedding. The baby shower was the third event I hosted that weekend. I didn’t mind though! The only problem was that there was no microphone so I had to YELL my way through the program… which was quite a challenge when the room was filled with about 60 noisy people (both adults and children). Okay, fine, I was one of the noisy ones!
We played a few games, such as one where the contestants had to match an English word with its Filipino counterpart. That really tested our vocabulary! There was a dispute about the Filipino translation of “nipple cream.” Guys, come on, it’s obviously kremang pang-utong!
Cream = krema
Nipple = utong
I rest my case.
Another game we played involved art. That sounded really intellectual, but it’s not, sorry. The contestants had to hold a plate in front of their faces. Then, I had to tell them to draw different parts of the face — lips, eyes, etc. — on the front part of the plate, which, of course, they cannot see. Alessa chose the winner based on the face that looked less ghastly to her.
And for our final game… the contestants had to make a maternity bra out of newspapers (and whatever object they can find lying around). Margaux, Alessa’s best friend asked me: “Wait, a maternity bra or a nursing bra?” Umm… isn’t that the same thing? Margaux, who knows what she’s talking about since she’s already a mom, said that these are two different things. Geez! Motherhood is so complicated! To me, a bra is a bra!
Well, it looks like everyone in the room, especially the ladies, has a future in bra-making! They made great — and mind you, functional — bras! They even have special functions like an easy-to-remove front clasp (to free the nipple with ease) and a stash for candies (I think I need that!).
When I touched Alessa’s tummy, I felt Luis give a tiny kick! I guess that meant that he’s happy with how the party turned out!
We all can’t wait to meet you, Luis! Congratulations, Jigger and Alessa!
If you want to watch the video, hop on over to this link!