Planning your child’s birthday party can be exciting and stressful at the same time especially if you are a busy parent, if your child’s party is just around the corner, if you have a tight budget, or all of the above. I had been planning my second son’s first birthday party for a few months now and I have spent much time researching and searching for potential party venues after finally choosing a theme for his birthday party - Farm or Barnyard - for the simple reason that our baby enjoys our reading time the most when the stories involve farm animals. He laughs a lot every time we mimic their sounds. He also likes playing with his pig finger puppets a lot.
The challenge is to find a party venue that would fit our theme and budget. Since I started my research and inquiries at various food establishments and party venues, I realized that there are only a handful of restaurants that offer this party theme, so I‘d like to share this list to help other parents who are also planning a similar party:
Note: Party packages and prices are subject to change
1. Big Red Barn
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This venue has two branches: one in Ortigas and another in Alabang. Each branch has several function rooms that vary in size, depending on the number of guests you are expecting. The branch in Ortigas can accommodate a group of 100 to 550, while the branch in Alabang can accommodate 80 to 250 guests.
For a minimum consumable amount, the party venue fees are waived. Up to 20% of the minimum consumable amount can be converted to play tickets or tokens, and you can create your own menu from the food offerings of Big Red Barn or the Blue Whale Grill.
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Kiddie Party Menu (all at P175 / plate):
Combo 1 - Chicken Crunchies - Spaghetti-Pinoy or Carbonara - French Fries - Juice/Iced Tea
Combo 2 - 1 piece Fried Chicken - Spaghetti-Pinoy or Carbonara - French Fries - Juice/Iced Tea
Combo 3 - 1 stick Pork BBQ - Spaghetti-Pinoy or Carbonara - French Fries - Juice/Iced Tea
Inclusions: • Free use of party venue • Birthday streamer (on loan) • Directional banners (on loan) • Free use of cake stand • Free guest list form • Free use of play area • Free use of stage • Free name tags • Free guest identification stickers • Kiddie Table Set-up • Adult Table Set-up • Buffet Table Set-up • CCTV security coverage • Extra security during weekends • Free “I Rule in Fun Ranch” Bumper Sticker for the celebrant • Free Use of Sound Stage for exclusive parties • Free use of Fun Ranch Indoor Playground on the day of the party for the celebrant • Free Birthday Certificate • Free One Ride All You Can Ticket for the celebrant
They also have their own pool of entertainers and party hosts and an affiliated cake supplier. A 50% downpayment is required to finalize reservation.