Saturday, May 21, 2011

Princess Diaries

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Last Thursday we celebrated my girlfriend Rachell's 27th birthday. Since Rach is a very stylish person, we wanted to party with every bit of elegance.  We chose a "Princess" theme because we always tease her, addressing her as royalty, "Pwimpwess Rachell Ann Curtis-Smith"  all the time.  We all agreed to sport a headdresses. We made sure Rach will have a tiara on to achieve that Princess look.   

We made reservations at The Noodle House in Madinat Jumeirah a week earlier.  Good thing they secured us a table at a semi-private corner.  As we know this restaurant is almost always jam-packed specially on weekends so it was convenient to be partly secluded.   The Noodle House doesn't normally accept reservations after 7 pm so if you'd really like to book a table, they will schedule you at 7 pm the latest.  

The cake was arranged by Tine.  Considering the theme, we decided a tiara as the cake's highlight.  The base is a carrot cake with pink cream cheese icing.  This sumptuous home-made cake was created by Ms. Theresa del Prado.  For those peeps in DXB, you may check out her site  The tiara was custom-made by The Great American Cookies.  It's a brownie topped with sweet frostings.  

The table should have a touch of the "royalty" motif so Patricia and I positioned place cards, pencils with hats and personalized napkin rings for each plate. Everyone was in the mood to party.  It was one fabulous dinner with great friends. The food was heavenly, all of us were fighting over the roasted duck, hahahahha.  

Photos from that night - I can't help but notice my friends' outfits, I love the display of colors.  This is indeed one unforgettable night. 

Eric, Kaan, Patricia and me arranging the table
Place cards with our "supposed titles", pencil with a hat, personalized table ring and tiara
 The Royal Cake - base by Ms. Theresa del Prado; tiara made by The Great American Cookies
I sooo love this gigantic ribbon. I feel so Blair Waldorf-y. chos. Got it on sale at Aldo
Pad thai, Roasted Duck, Nasi Goreng with Chicken Satay and Chili Prawns
This table is DIVINE!
The celebrant, Pwimpwess Rach Ann Bonanza in a Forever 21 tiara and Abercrombie and Fitch floral dress
With Patricia - she's wearing a blue Forever 21 top, Hot pink skirt by Red Label and headdress by Aldo
With Tine - clad in a pink top and green skirt by Zara; headpiece by Claire's
With Jenni - cardigan by Forever 21; spaghetti strap and headdress by H&M

With Rona - Lovely Tiaras!
With Kaan - sporting a Nike shirt and Lego watch (super nice!)
With Chat - super chic French maid headband!
With Juvelia (asan ang headdress?)
With Eric in a pink Ralph Lauren top and the humongous headdress :)
With Ellen - (asan din ang headdress mo?)
TWIN! Floral dresses by A&F
Chat and Rona - TWIN din! On Chat (A&F top, Forever 21 shorts) On Rona (A&F top, Zara shorts)
Eric and Jenni - Fierce na Fierce
The Princess and the Cake
My favorite snaps of the night - serious and not so serious (LOL)
Full and Happy!
OMG! Look how I laughed!
My happy family in DXB =)

Here's a little something we cooked up for the birthday lady, video messages from her family, wannabe celebrities and real celebrities. Special shout out to my magnanimous richella friend, the Channel Head for HERO TV of Abs-Cbn, RUEL V. FERRER for making all these possible. YOU ALREADY! I love you Ruel! 

Messages from Rach's cousins, brother Mark, Mom Normita, Kaya, JM, Mutya, Billy Crawford, Sam Milby, Gab Valenciano and Rach's "The ONE", Gerald Anderson. (Bongga!)

Happy DIRTday Rach! We LOVE YOU! 

"Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be."

                                           - Princess Diana


Tine said...

happy birthday Pwimpwess. Love you!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday... wish you may have more years to come... more blessing to receive... more wonderful people to meet... always in safe and health life... God Bless...

kuya Georgino

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