BABY ISABELLA TURNS ONE
It took two miscarriages before Mariel rodriguez had her first child with her husband robin Padilla. She gave birth on November 14, 2016, to the beautiful baby girl who has been named Maria Isabella. When the time came to mark the first birthday of Isabella, her parents made sure that the celebration would be extra special and totally memorable.
In an email interview with yeS!, Mariel said that robin chose Spanish royalty as the birthday party’s theme because they named their daughter after Queen Isabella of Spain. Mariel was on top of the preparations, with her sister Kaye Garcia, an event stylist, helping her every step of the way. The sisters tapped Party Starters as the event organizer, and they all looked for the suppliers that they knew could deliver what they wanted.
Mariel wanted the “best entertainment for kids,” so they hired Madison events. She wanted all the memories captured, so she booked Lemon Three films for a Spanish concept photo shoot.
To keep Isabella and her kiddie guests from getting bored, Mariel and her fellow organizers lined up many activities for them that their parents also enjoyed: mobile playhouses by The Nest Play and Party Pad, creativity booths by Smart Play, learning stations by engineering for Kids (“where they learned how to make slime”), plush toy decorating corner by Le Pomme Party, and a salon/spa by Pink box.
Mariel also made it a point to have food aplenty, so there were food carts spread out in the venue serving various eatables—ice cream, cotton candy, fishballs, potato chips, shawarma, taho, among others.
“I wanted it to be the best party we could ever throw, and with help of these wonderful people, I was able to make it happen,” she said with evident satisfaction.
Mommy Mariel and Baby Isabella had guests from in and out of showbiz: (L-R) John Prats, John’s daughter Feather in his arms, Alexa Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati, Mikaela Martinez, and John’s wife Isabel Oli.
When Robin and Mariel posed with their daughter beside the birthday cake, Isabella got attracted to the floral decor cascading down the four-tier cake. “Every month of Isabella’s existence we had a cake for her so there was so much pressure on her...
“The center of our universe” is what Baby Isabella is to Mommy Mariel and Daddy Robin. birthday party the blue leaf events pavilion Mckinley hill village, taguig city noveMber 18, 2017
Two dancers performing a Spanish-inspired number set the tone for the party’s theme.