Monday, October 17, 2016

A Museo Pambata Party

Who would think of holding a party in a museum? We all know how museums are like - no loud noises, hands off with all the display in the galleries and definitely extreme care must be observed when touring with children. Oh well, what if I say you can break all these rules and have a party in a museum?  

It's possible at Museo Pambata. The name itself suggests it's a children's museum showcasing exhibits that stimulate children's thinking and imagination.

There are 4 party venues at Museo Pambata: Multi-Purpose Hall (150 pax capacity), Karapatan Hall (120 pax seating capacity), Learning Room (180 pax seating capacity) and the Outdoor area. Amidst the busy schedule and last minute booking, my sister got lucky to be able to book the Multi-Purpose Hall.

Museo Pambata's multi-purpose hall is located outside the main museum, near the parking lot. It looks small from the outside but its 288 square meter size can easily seat up to 150 people. The front wall is fitted with floor to ceiling mirrors that create an illusion of extra space especially that the venue is rectangular and has pillars in the middle. It can be rented for 3 hours for a fee of Php15000. Renters may choose to add Php3000 (total rental cost of Php18000) to include 30 pcs of Museo Pambata's giveaway packs (coloring book, crayons, lanyard).

What's unique about having having a party at any of Museo Pambata's party venues is that there is a guided tour inside the museum for 50 of your guests. You can use the ticket as prize for the games, or for the early birds to your party.

For more details, please check their website

Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc.
Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive
Tel. Nos: 523-1797 to 98; 536-0595
Fax: 522-1246
Mobile No. (for Booking and Reservations) : +63 9183822212

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Party Venue: Industria Marikina

I am excited to blog about Industriya Marikina although I haven't attended any events here. We had lunch at their posh restaurant and had the opportunity to view their events venue.

This impressive, fully air-conditioned venue that can accommodate from 150 up to 400 guests is located in the quiet neighborhood of Roxas Street in Calumpang, Marikina. The trip may be long and winding (but hey, just seek the help of Waze!) but it's all worth it.

Aiming for grand entrance to your debut? No problem. There are 2 staircase leading to the hall perfect for that precious moment. Oh did I mention that there's a suite room provided for the celebrant which leads to one of those staircases? 

Aside from the easy-to-decorate-venue (imagine all the swags you can put from that high ceiling), what's great about this venue is that it's FREE! Just avail of any of their menu packages starting at Php495 per head (minimum of 50pax) and you got yourself a beautiful party venue complete with buffet setup, tables and chairs and basic decorations according to your color motif.

As with the food, Industriya Marikina is a one of the most popular dining place in Marikina so just read up reviews and you be the judge. 

Note: Ample parking spaces are provided inside Industriya compound.

Industriya Marikina Restaurant and Events Place
23 M.A. Roxas Street
Calumpang, Marikina City
Tel No. 02-9048372

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Party Venue: PBA Cafe

If you are looking for a venue for your sports-themed party, there is no place more perfect than PBA Cafe.

PBA Cafe (formerly Elbow Room) is a spacious bar and restaurant with 450-seating capacity (600 maximum). Diners can enjoy watching live basketball (and replays) games from the 50 television units installed all in all nooks and corners of the resto.

There are also 'pop-a-shot' stations that guests can enjoy for only Php5 per game. No drama for tokens. 

Not satisfied with pop-a-shot? Sweat it out some more in their half court which can be rented for only Php50 for a 12-minute game.

The resto-bar is not only perfect for sports themed parties. Rock Star kiddie celebrations will surely be a hit, too, as PBA Cafe as a nice setup stage complete with band equipment and impeccable sound system.

For small parties and private functions, PBA cafe has VIP rooms that could accommodate from 20 to 40 guests. Each room has a videoke system.

Governor's Room, good for 25 to 40pax, Table setup and elegant chafing dish are all by PBA Cafe

The large private room can be had for only Php18,000 of consumable food and drinks from their Ala Carte menu. This is already good for 6 hours exclusive use. What I did for my daughter's party was to I requested for the food I ordered from Ala Carte to be served in chafing dishes, buffet style. Note that 3 days advance order is required. 

For parties at the main hall or dining area, there are buffet packages to choose from or you can have your menu customized. They are very flexible with your requirements.

PBA Cafe 
2nd Floor, Metrowalk Commercial Complex, 
Meralco Avenue, Ugong, 
Pasig City
02 5858696
Open from 4pm to 2am