My friend Chelo suggested I do a travel-themed party (which I think was brilliant), but sadly, I didn't have enough time to pull one off. So I decided to have a really simple celebration. I'm really lucky because CBB and my friends volunteered to coordinate some things for me.
It was such a magical night. I received a lot of hugs and good wishes. I was surrounded by family and good friends.
We had the party at Romulo Cafe. The moment I entered this restaurant, I knew immediately that this was the perfect place. I totally loved the interiors! And it was such a bonus that their food was really good and the service, excellent! I think though that they should keep photographs on the wall to a minimum, especially at the garden room. Having photos of people in the background staring at you looks kind of creepy.
If you love Filipino food and you need a place to celebrate your milestones, Romulo Cafe won't disappoint.
Here's sharing some photos of my birthday celebration.
We placed film cameras on each table (my friends Edeena & Joy's idea).
My guests had so much fun taking pictures of each other!
All the photos turned out wonderful!
Kamote and Taro Chips drizzled with keso puti, keso de bola, and tomato.
Served with Pinakurat vinegar.
Because I cannot NOT have lechon on my birthday.
Roasted by Manong's Lechon, owned by a college friend.
This Lechon de Leche: P4,200
Corkage fee for the lechon (range): P2,500-P3,500
Bihon noodles cooked in olive oil & garlic chips + shrimp, chicken, and hard-boiled eggs.
The General's Chicken.
Baked chicken with special herbs and topped with garlic.
Tito Greg's Kare-Kare.
Oxtail and tripe stew in a peanut-based sauce, served with steamed vegetables & bagoong.
Boneless Crispy Pata.
Served with eggplant-and-tomato bagoong sauce.
Mixed vegetables sautéed in bagoong, topped with bagnet.
Deep-fried tilapia with three sauces: chili-garlic, honey-bagoong, and soy vinegar.
We also had soup and Pomelo Salad.
Romulo Cafe offers party packages.
You can choose items from their menu for your buffet spread.
This is a gift from my friends Val and Grace.
The best cupcakes I've tried so far.
I should ask them where they got this!
My birthday cake was also a gift from my friends.
Romulo Cafe was very kind to waive the corkage fee.
First photo: My Cebu-based Mom and sister came over to celebrate with me!
Had chocolates with customized wrappers for favors.
My friend Mecielo who has a voice of an angel sang "You've Got a Friend."
And because I have the coolest friends, everyone joined in the singing!
It was such a happy, happy night!
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For details of their party packages, visit or call
148 Jupiter Street
Bel-Air Village, Makati City
Phone: +63 2 478-6406 | +63 2 822-0286
32 Scout Tuason Street
Phone: +63 2 332-7273 | 0915-662-3121
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Phone: +63 2 7032133