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Jillianne's KimmiTown 1st Birthday (50 photos)
Inspired by the junior edition of the Kimmidoll line of kokeshi dolls, "KimmiTown" was created to promote the motto, "Friends Are Fun" for Jillianne's first birthday grand celebration. The main ballroom of the Grand Men Seng Hotel in Davao City, Philippines, was transformed by the event stylist, Annie Paz-Lim into a wonderland of Japanese kokeshi dolls as it was dressed in hues of turquoise, apple green, red, pink and purple as could be seen in the pearlized balloon arrangements and paper pompoms.
The entrance gazebo was intricately decorated with twirly balloons, paper pompoms in assorted colors and hanging Japanese parasols. Each guest was given a "Friendship Passport" which gave him/her access to the party's exciting activities and booths such as the BluGre Coffee Bar whereby guests could present their passport and would be given a coffee of his/her choice with ice blended mocha fraps, Hot Cafe Mochas and freshly brewed coffee as options. Another fun activity lined up for the guests were the Cookie-Decorating station, whereby kids and moms alike could present their passport and would be given cookies, frosting as well as sprinkles to decorate their cookies with. Other booths included a Dart-a-Balloon and Shoot-the-Hearts whereby the guests could try 3x and win fun prizes such as toys and goodies.
The amazing 3-tier fondant cake was intricately designed by Pia Angela Tecson-Lopez whereby Kimmi elements such as rainbows and clouds, apples, butterflies and flowers adorned the cake and cupcakes, highlighted by a marvelous display of the Kimmidoll collection.
The party's highlights also included a Japanese-inspired dessert buffet, decorated with Parasol centerpieces accented with twirly balloons, which showcased BluGre's Moist Chocolate Cupcakes and Cheese balls, as well as Yuyu's famous pralines, fresh fruit tarts, red velvet cake pops, blueberry cheesecakes and hazelnut cream puffs. Furthermore, the kids could present their passports to claim ice cream from the onsite "Sorbetero" - a Filipino street ice cream food cart.
The party host, Jymmez Infiesto from Bonjee Entertainment, dressed up as a real-life kokeshi doll, wearing a Japanese kimono and hosted themed party games and did a magic show for the kids.
Guests received Kimmidoll partybags with snacks and goodies as well as Kimmidoll keychains before they went home.