This “Around the Atlas” came to us from Michelle at Sami & Bella in the Philippines. Michelle styled this party for a little girl’s first birthday party and used indigenous Filipino materials to create a vintage cultural Filipino theme. Instead of a dessert table, a dessert bahay kubo was created out of bamboo to house the desserts which was also represented in the fabulous cake created by Goldilocks. Sweet treats included local sweets like homemade biko (native sweet rice cakes with caramel latik topping), leche flan (Filipino caramel custard), and palitaw (sweet flat rice cakes served with sesame seeds and sugar). Even the cupcakes by Yummy Piece of Cake had local flavors like calamansi (Philippine lemon), turon (banana and langka cake with dulce de leche buttercream), and choconut (chocolate chiffon cake with native peanut chocolate buttercream). The party venue was brightened up with banderitas in red and white and capiz lanterns filled with local white daisies and red alstroemerias. To complete the theme, a local sorbetero served ice cream to the guests. Great job!
Photography by Paul del Rosario, Mike Amoroso & Jwyn Baculinao