My daughter, Shane, recently turned 14. We both love the staycations at a five-star hotel, destressing sessions in a spa and the sweet treats in the club lounge, but we haven’t been able to do that because of the pandemic. We needed to figure out a way to do what we wanted and be safe at the same time. So, if we can’t get out personally, I could just bring the spa and 5-star quality hotel food here from the comfort of our own home. That’s a brilliant thing to do! Why? of course, you can save more than half the price and you can enjoy without compromising your family’s health.
We wanted to have an intimate celebration, that’s why we only invited my former student who was there to celebrate her birthday on the same day. Their birthday was simple, but memorable as well. It was a good thing, I made it possible, even though we had a very limited time and budget. In this article, I will be sharing how you can throw a High Tea & a Spa birthday at home without having an empty pocket.
Teapot set & Decors
The first thing that we have to consider in having the High Tea theme is, of course the teapot set, cake and sweets holder, and other decorations. I ordered the 2-tier cage-like dessert holder and the 3-tier dessert holder in Lazada. One of my personal shoppers, Ms. Cath Basilio from SM City Masinag assisted me in my orders: white teapot, white cup and saucer set tablecloth, and fuchsia pink rose flowers. She was really a life-saverl– I ordered those a few days before the event.
High. Tea Menu
The Bakeshop at Edsa Shangri-la
Shane and I love to eat sweets that’s why we make it a point to book a club lounge room every time we check in at the hotel so we can have access to their afternoon tea and High tea at the lounge during our stay. Since we love Edsa Shangri-la, I decided to order the other sweets, bread, and pastries from them.
Truffle cake- P1450
Assorted pastries and sweets (Choco Banana Bread, macarons, plain scones with strawberry jam, Chocolate flavored scones, Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate flavored doughnut, and blueberry muffin – P1350
Chef Zail’s Recipe
I also sent a message to my cousin, Chef Liza, who used to work in a five-star hotel like Sheraton Manila, so I asked for her help. I ordered hotel-grade food at a very reasonable price (P2,000).
32 pcs. Tuna Melt Baguette
24 Ham and cheese wheat sandwich
4 Ham and cheese white bread(w/o veggies)
10 Mini Basque burnt cheesecake
8 Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake
5 Strawberry dipped chocolate
Honestly, I just don’t love the presentation, but the heavenly taste as well. You can contact Chef Zail’s Recipe at 0906 479 8054.
For the beverages, we served hot tea and iced tea for me and the kids 🙂 We also had chocolate and cheese ice cream.
Home service spa by Nexus 1 Body Spa
Aside from the sweet temptations, I also gave ourselves the gift of relaxation. I was thankful because Nexus 1 Body Spa offers home-service massage and nail treatments. No need to worry for the safety of your family members because the therapists are required to have a negative RT-PCR test every 2 weeks; otherwise, they couldn’t get to work. For the birthday girls (Shane & Mariel), I booked a deluxe foot spa pedicure and manicure with polish (P1,000 per person)
I also booked a Swedish massage and requested my favorite therapist (Angelu). She knows very well how to make me feel relaxed. For a home service appointment, you can contact 0966 701 1735.
We just had a simple birthday celebration at home with family. It’s not as luxurious and extravagant as the other birthdays, but the important thing was the happiness that we have given to the birthday celebrators. Well, if you are also thinking of a way how to celebrate an important event at home, it’s possible. You just need to be persistent, resourceful, the creativity to achieve your goal, and of course, you need to have the right contacts.
This is it for now, thanks for dropping by 🙂