Gwen’s Christening and reception at Max’s restaurant

Dated: 23 Mar 2011
Posted by misisb
Categoiry: All about baby
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March 19, 2011, Jessica Gwen Siazon was welcomed to the Christian world. Baptism was held at the Malate Church (trivia: this is the church where me and my brother was also baptized). We chose this church because it’s an in-between location for our families, Jeff’s from Las Pinas, my family in Caloocan and friends from Quezon City, San Juan and Cavite.

Malate Catholic Church

Although it’s a communal baptism, the ceremony is still solemn and organized unlike other communal baptisms I attended. Maybe because it’s a Saturday so less chaos.

with Father Dan after the ceremony

We got 7 pairs of godparents, quite a handful to some but they are really our close friends, and some volunteered so who can resist it, right? We are so overwhelmed by the presence of our friends and families, most of the invited guests were present. We’re also thankful for the paparazzis, some of the ninongs brought their cams and some used our cameras to capture the event since we’re too busy holding Gwen to snap photos.

After the ceremony, we headed to the nearby Max’s restaurant for the reception. This is also the reason why I chose Malate Church because there’s a convenient reception so that guests won’t be hassled by the transfers. I reserved the reception for 70 people and chose Menu 5 from their package. Max’s restaurant has Christening packages to suit your needs, a Premium option is also available which includes the cake and the guestbook with pen. A 2-thousand peso difference from the basic package, I got the Premium package with the cake but I regretted it because we’re not able to eat the cake at the reception. I should have ordered cupcakes instead…

Max's reception

Blessed Baby reception at Max’s. I chose yellow and pink combination for the balloons. The reception area at Max’s Malate is quite small though, but we’re lucky to be the first to reserve the enclosed area. The restrooms are nice. There’s also an ample parking area at the front of the restaurant and also at the Roxas Blvd. side.

chocolate cake from the Premium package

The cake is just about 12 inches, I find the icing too sweet and the chocolate cake too bland. Nothing special for a 2k price difference. As for the food, it’s more than enough. Guests were able to bring home some food. The fresh lumpiang ubod tastes bland though, even if there’s a sauce provided. Other viands included in the Menu 5 is Lechon Kawali, Max’s Fried Chicken, Fish Fillet in Tausi and Pansit Canton. We had Buko Pandan for dessert.

baptismal souvenirs

The package from Max’s included 25 assorted cookie souvenirs at the bottom. The kids enjoyed munching it. I decided to order another set of souvenirs for adults, cupcake towels, yummy to look at but they’re not edible, hehe…

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17 Responses to “Gwen’s Christening and reception at Max’s restaurant”

  1. ana_mimi Says:

    wow, great baptismal sis. can you pm me how much you spent for the church, reception and souvenirs?

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    misisb Reply:

    Thanks! For the church, less than 500. Reception is around 32k for 70 pax. Cupcake towel souvenirs 3,500.

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  2. kris Says:

    hi! just like to ask kung anu ung kasama na gift for the baby, nabasa ko kasi sa package nila un. and wat menu did you choose that you spent 32k for 70 pax. thanks. =)

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    misisb Reply:

    Hi Kris,

    Small towel lang yung gift. I chose menu no. 5.

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  3. Matet Says:

    hello po, ask ko lang. saan ka po nagpagawa ng cupcake towel? thanks pO! nice christening po pala :) god bless ur little angel..

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    misisb Reply:

    Details about the cupcake towels here: http://www.themisischronicles.com/baptismal-souvenirs-from-my-cupcake-towels-by-jennet/

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  4. Rowena Says:

    Hi sis, ask ko lang if you still remember, how many persons are projected on each table sa reception mo sa Max’s? TIA

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    misisb Reply:

    10 persons per table Rowena.

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  5. rj Says:

    Hi sis, ask ko if my program ka ba na inihanda s reception ng baby mo?? paano ba flow ng program ng max s christening?? tnx dear!

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    misisb Reply:

    Hi sis, I hope it’s not too late. Walang program yung sa reception. Kainan lang talaga.

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  6. rj Says:

    Thank you sis. Sa malate church din kasi yung church ng baby ko then sa max yung reception. masyado matagal na ba kung 3 hours yung reservation,

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    misisb Reply:

    Matagal na yun, ok na siguro yung 2 hours.

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  7. shie Says:

    how many days before the event po need mgreserve?

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    misisb Reply:

    Usually a month ahead to be sure.

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  8. keruna tolentino Says:

    hello po,
    magpapabinyag din po sana ako sa max’s..paano po yung food service nila? by plate o isang buong chicken iseserve/table den sila na kukuha? please email nyo po ako sa email ko

    thanks

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    misisb Reply:

    Hi Keruna,

    They serve the food by table, usually it’s 10 pax per table.

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  9. znrehv bebang Says:

    Hi, magpapabinyag din ko this coming Dec. 15 plan ko din sa max’s gawin yung reception, tanong ko lang may iba ka pa bang binayaran bukod said food? Magkano?

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