I learned my lesson. Last year, Aki’s classmates barely touched the food we prepared. According to the teachers, that was not unusual. Most of the food served during parties are brought home and are eaten by the yayas. For this year, our menu was pretty simple – penne, cake and juice.
After blowing of the cake,
Instead of serving prepacked meals, we served the pasta on a per order basis. We only gave each kid a few spoonfuls at first. Those who wanted to eat more were free to ask for another serving. Instead of the usual spaghetti, we had penne so that eating will be less messy.
Oh yes, some kids still chose to eat their own baon. 😦
The classmates ate in reusable plastic plates. For the teachers and staff, since they could not eat during the party, we had food containers for them. We brought home the leftovers
Here is a close up of the semi DIY cake that I am very proud of.
I ordered a cupcake-cake from Bianca’s Bakeshop but was not able to serve it in school because the party was cancelled. For this DIY cake, I ordered food from Red Ribbon nd asked the staff to write RAWR. I made a tiny party hat for the newly bathed T-rex toy.
Photos by Eric of CasLow Photography