Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Happy 60th Birthday Dad!

My mom organized a surprise 60th “Roast and Toast” birthday party for my dad this past Saturday, February 3rd. My mom did a great job pulling it off considering she only got the idea for it right after Christmas and invitations weren’t sent out until mid-January! For such a short planning time, my mom was able to book a room at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing, Queens; hire a great DJ; invite 108 friends and family members (some of whom flew in from California and Virginia); and keep it all from my dad!

My uncle Ben was a key conspirator in getting my dad to come to his own party –he told my dad he wanted him to meet his girlfriend’s parents. Lo and behold…when he entered the room, we greeted him with a big SURPRISE! Considering his actual birthday isn’t until this coming Thursday, he said he was really surprised and pleased!

I think he had a great time. His old classmates from Ateneo and U.P. were there, his good friends were there, and his family were all there. My mom even arranged for his friends from the Philippines to do a birthday greeting for him and played it on a projector which he really enjoyed. All in all, it was a very nice tribute. Happy birthday dad!

Some pics (all pics courtesy of Ms. Girlie):

With my mom and the birthday boy
another pic with mom and dad

So who's cutting the cake?
there's always room for cake...

With my friends Girlie and Sol
with girlie and sol

Rockstar Baby with his Lolo
another pic with the birthday boy


POSTED BY KAT AT 2/06/2007 11:55:00 AM |


Blogger G. said...

thanks for having us there! i had an awesome time, specially in the end when the dj started playing songs from back in the days! kisses to jacobus for me!

2/06/2007 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous evi said...

your dad doesn't look 60 at all.

you look fabulous!

2/06/2007 11:31:00 PM  
Blogger Kai said...

He's 60? Wow! What's he doing? Shame on my dad, hehe.

2/07/2007 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Toe said...

Galing ng Mommy mo. Happy birthday to your Dad! :)

2/07/2007 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an awesome surprise!

Happy 60th birthday to your Dad!

- Steve

2/07/2007 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

He doesn't even look like he's through his 50s, let alone 60! Happy Birthday, Kat's Dad!

2/07/2007 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger KMRL said...

he's 60?!?!?! he looks great!! your whole family does! aww and your mom is so sneaky ;D she loves planning big events for special occasions! what a nice surprise! tell your dad i said happy birthday.. =)

2/07/2007 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Analyse said...

wow, that's a great surprise..

2/07/2007 03:09:00 PM  
Blogger Solaida said...

Thanks so much for great night, Kat! Happy bday wishes again to your pops!! Loved the dinner and dancing!

2/07/2007 09:39:00 PM  
Blogger VICKY said...

happy birthday to your Dad and Kudos to mom for organising a memorable event for the family. Great to see great celebrations, everyone dressing up and having a good time. Have a great day. the little one is growing so fast!

2/07/2007 09:45:00 PM  
Blogger tintin said...

What a fete! Everyone looks happy and gorgeous. Happy Birthday to your dad!

2/08/2007 02:18:00 PM  
Blogger MrsPartyGirl said...

i agree with everyone, your mom is so galing to have organized the surprise party! and i also agree with everyone that you all looked gorgeous!

happy happy birthday to your dad! may he continue to reap lots and lots more love and surprises :)

2/08/2007 09:18:00 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

belated birthday greetings to your dad!

rockstar baby looks so big now! cute!

2/08/2007 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger mrs. pektus said...

Belated happy birthday to your dad! And your little family pic looks so cute... rockstar baby likes his balloon tied on the wrist :)

Have great weekend!

2/10/2007 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger Bugsy said...

60?! My foot, I just turned 50 but your dad looks younger than I do. Belated happy birthday to your dad and congratulations to your mom for organizing a party to honor her man. :)

2/10/2007 11:39:00 PM  
Blogger kala said...

totally unrelated to your post, kat, but i only found out a couple of weeks ago that The Organ broke up, how late am i with the news!!! did you ever get to see them play live? such a shame, no?

Am still waiting for your full length album...

2/11/2007 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous toni said...

Kat, you look great! And your Dad is gwapo!

2/11/2007 07:17:00 PM  
Blogger Riss said...

Happy birthday to your dad and kudos to your mom for organizing such an awesome party!

2/12/2007 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger kat said...

GIRLIE & SOL:Thanks so much for coming!

EVI, KAI, BUGSY, TRISH, KMRL: I'll let him know that you guys think he doesn't look 60! He only got some gray hairs a couple of years ago!

VICKY: Hi Vicky! So nice to see you again! Thanks for your lovely remarks! And yes, he's growing up fast!

TONI: Aw thanks sweetie!!

RISS, TOE, MEEYA, ANALYSE, TINTIN, SHIENA: Thanks for all your b-day wishes and greetings!

KALA: Yes, The Organ broke up! And no, I never got to see then live!! boo! Are you in Qatar yet?!

2/13/2007 10:20:00 AM  

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