Every mom’s dream is throw her son or daughter the PERFECT birthday party. Who wouldn’t? As with everything else though, reality steps in all too quickly, and we are confronted with something as unavoidable as death and taxes:
To give you an idea, if you are a middle to upper-middle class parent, and would like to throw your child a decent party, the going all-in rate right now is anywhere between P100,000 to P300,000. Before you pull out your pitchforks, let me tell you that this is a perfectly reasonable estimate, as this already includes things such as: invitations, food, venue rental, styling/decor, photography, food carts, host and entertainment, prizes, giveaways. Every little thing adds up to a big amount.
But what if I told you that it is perfectly reasonable to celebrate your child’s party by just spending P30,000, all-in? That’s just 10% of P300,000, or at a 90% discount to the going rate. Moreover, this P30,000 already includes:
Sounds good, right? If you’ve read my article on 3 Quick Ways To Reduce Your Birthday Party Costs By 70% (or more), the secret lies in there. More specifically, I’m talking about getting a venue that offers free rental in exchange for you availing of their catering package.
But what if the venue looks too cheap, and the food is bad tasting? Usually its only these types of venues that offer these sweet deals right?
Wrong. And here’s an example of the food you can enjoy at the restaurant I will reveal below:
That restaurant is Cafe Shibuya, along UP Town Centre (near Ateneo, Miriam, UP along Katipunan Ave.). Although this restaurant is popular for their delectable honey toast (see picture below), a little known secret is that for a minimal fee, they can close off their restaurant to host your party. [Read more…]