Clara Ole Potluck FoodFest: A Double Baby Shower Celebration

Two months ago, I discovered products and cooking ingredients that encouraged me to cook. Read all about it here: Check out on What Encouraged me to Cook! I have enjoyed cooking for my family and recently, I had a great time and enjoyed cooking for one of my best friends who is pregnant with her second baby. I got to throw a double baby shower celebration for her and her sister, since both of them were pregnant! It was a cool double baby shower celebration. This party was part of the Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest. The Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest is a series of eight themed potluck mini parties at condo residences. In the party, we got to share our own own signature dishes using Clara Ole products.

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It took us weeks to prepare for this baby shower. I am really thankful that the Clara Ole team helped a lot in preparing for the event. The theme that we had for that double baby shower celebration was inspired by the book Dr. Seuss’ Oh the Places you’ll go. This is why we had little hot air balloons dangling from the ceiling. My friend Sharon is having a baby girl and her sister Michelle is having a baby boy. This is why we had to incorporate both the colors blue and pink.

Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest: Double Baby Shower

Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest: Double Baby Shower

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Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest: Double Baby Shower

Check out the cute napkin and plates that we had!

Check out the cute napkin and plates that we had!

The celebrants were so happy to see the decorations and were really excited! We had our pictures taken first before the guests arrived!

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The two Mommies, Sharon with son Tyler and Michelle with her husband and daughter, Chloe and their mom 🙂 That’s me on the right side!

With my friend, Sharon, her husband, Tim and Son Tyler! :)

With my friend, Sharon, her husband, Tim and Son Tyler! 🙂

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When guests arrived, they had to write down their own tips (#diskartips) for mommies Sharon and Michelle. I called out some guest to read their tips for the two lovely mommies, too!

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One of the guests writing her #diskartips for Mommy Sharon and Mommy Michelle

One of the guests writing her #diskartips for Mommy Sharon and Mommy Michelle

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Calling out guests to share their #diskartips with the two moms!

Calling out guests to share their #diskartips with the two moms!

Chicken Lollipop with Clara Ole Dips n' dressings

Chicken Lollipop with Clara Ole Dips n’ dressings

When almost everyone was there, I welcomed the guests to an afternoon of good food, fun and surprises! Of course, we started by introducing the dishes that we prepared. The first dish was prepared by Michelle. She prepared Chicken Lollipops with assorted Clara ole dips. It’s a very straight-forward dish but kids love this! All you need to do is to fry the chicken. It’s so easy to preprare.

Liempo marinated using Clara Ole Hickory

Liempo marinated using Clara Ole Barbecue Marinade -Hickory

The second dish was from Sharon. She prepared Grilled pork belly. A lot of people love liempo. They will love it even more when they did what Sharon did which was to use the Clara Ole Barbecue Marinade Hickory.

Clara Ole Dishes

Pasta using Cheesy Pesto Pasta Sauce topped with Sardines and Parmesan

The third dish was prepared by yours truly. For those who don’t know, I love Spanish sardines so what I did was I made pasta using the Clara Ole Cheesy Pesto Pasta Sauce. I cooked spaghetti then mixed the sauce and then topped it with parmesan cheese and Spanish sardines.

Ensaimada topped with Clara Ole Guava Jelly

Ensaimada topped with Clara Ole Guava Jelly

The last dish which was truly a hit was the Ensaimada topped with Clara ole guava jelly, which my friend Chef Raquel made. This was a great idea! This is something that you can actually pull off and prepare for your own celebration and party!

Ginger shows us how you can give your ordinary favorites a quick and special twist with the help of Clara Olé! We hope this delectable suggestion will help you create the perfect merienda treat on your next gathering, Ms. Bebi Lorenzo! Kindly send us a private message to claim your prize! 🙂

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Clara Ole Drinks

We also had a unique drink! We had Dalandan Soda mixed with Clara Ole Truly Fruity Blueberry. It was delicious!

After eating, we played games and here are some games that you can do for a baby shower:

1) Make a Baby using modelling clay – The adults and kids had fun making cute babies using clay. During the party, we had a lot of creative babies that Amy Perez-Castillo, Clara Ole Brand Endorser had a hard time choosing the winner!

Adults and kids having fun making babies (clay babies that is!) during the Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest!

Adults and kids having fun making babies (clay babies that is!) during the Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest!

Our friend Candice enjoying herself!

Our friend Candice enjoying herself!

Amy Perez-Castillo had a hard time choosing the winner!

Amy Perez-Castillo had a hard time choosing the winner!

2) We also played a game called baby genius. The mechanics was that the two celebrants had to guess as many words as they could in 2 minutes. They could ask questions only answerable by yes, no or maybe!

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3) We also played guess the waistline of Mommy! Contestants had to cut a ribbon approximating the waistline of mommy. They could not go near nor touch the mommies!

Guess the waistline of Mommy!

Guess the waistline of Mommy!

Clara Ole gave amazing prizes for the Clara Ole Potluck Foodfest Double Baby Shower! We all had so much fun! We would like to thank Amy Perez-Castillo also for coming and joining in the fun!

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We had so much fun. Are you preparing for a baby shower soon or any children’s party? What are some #diskartips that you would like to share? Feel free to comment below!

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Baby Shower for Zeeka

I’m almost on my 35th week of pregnancy and last Saturday, my sister, mom and dad hosted a baby shower for Zeeka (Thanks sis, mom and dad!). That was the highlight last week for me. My sister did most of the planning and the organizing. The theme was green and pink. I loved it! It was just the right colors for me and my baby Zeeka.

The Baby Shower invitation, Balloons from Bursting Happiness, Baking cups from Paper Chic Studio and Catering from Bistro 109.

The Baby Shower invitation, Balloons from Bursting Happiness, Baking cups from Paper Chic Studio and Catering from Bistro 109.

 

That day turned out really well. My day started with hair and makeup from Gold Magtoto (makeupbygold.multiply.com). Gold is a dear friend and I’m really excited to work with her for upcoming workshops this May and July. She is a good and very professional make up artist.

I went to her place in Pasig and then she and Dominic (her hair dresser) did my hair and make up. We started at 9:30 am and we were done by 11:00 am. I love how she did my make up. Would you believe that this wasn’t airbrushed? The party was at 3:00 pm and I was surprised that it lasted (mind you, pregnant ladies are more sweaty!).

having my make up done by Gold Magtoto

having my make up done by Gold Magtoto

Almost done :)

Almost done 🙂

Check out the finished product. I really loved my make up during that day! I was a glowing pregnant lady!

Finished work... had to take my picture take with my husband!

Finished work… had to take my picture take with my husband!

If you have events, weddings, debuts, etc. to go to, I highly recommend that you have your make up done by her.

At 3:00 pm, Ej and I got to the venue. The baby shower was held at the Valle Verde 5 Clubhouse. The place was beautifully decorated and their were cups of pica pica and nuts on cute colored paper cups. The staff of the catering service were also ready to serve guests.

Baby Shower Guide

 

For those who want a list of the suppliers, here it is:

Venue – Valle Verde 5 Clubhouse
Phone Number: (+632) 6310469

Decorations: Bursting Happiness
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/burstinghappiness?fref=ts

Catering Service: Bistro 109 Catering
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bistro-109-Catering/130618610310545

Paper Cups: Paper Chic Studio
Website: http://www.paperchicstudio.com/

It was simple shower, where merienda was served and games were played! The games that we played where complete the nursery rhyme, who knows mom the best and Purse Scavenger Hunt.

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Zeeka, Ej and I would like to thank everyone who attended the baby shower. We had so much fun! Thank you, too, for all the gifts that Zeeka received. I know she can’t wait to use all of them.

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

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