BABY ISABELLA TURNS ONE

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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.

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