Jollibee’s 35th Birthday in Cebu

by SingleMomInCebu.com

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Jollibee turned 35 last September 28.

Age is only in the mind for this big jolly red fella so he threw kiddie parties in 35 select branches all over the Philippines including the Jollibee Cebu-Parkmall branch here in just one day.

Lance and I were lucky to be invited to the must-go children’s party of the year.

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Jollibee's 35th Birthday

The venue was jam-packed with kids when we arrived. The white screen at the center shows a live stream of the main event at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila hosted by Jollibee celebrity endorsers Sarah Geronimo and Sam Concepcion.

Part of the program in Manila is to show the parties in Cebu including the other selected branches nationwide hence, the quick pre-production exercise:

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Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in CebuChoreographed Dancing

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

While waiting for the event to start, some kids played games.

Us, on the other hand, played with the camera. Us means me, Lance, my mom, Mareng Ephy, and the now so grown-up Keith Tyler who I’ve known since he was one.

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Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in CebuJollibee’s Regional Marketing Officer Leah Sausa.

Lance, as the first baby blogger per Cebu Bloggers Society founder Mark Monta, is scribbling notes in his ice cream during the pocket press conference with the media and bloggers. Good job, Lance!

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Finally got to meet Jhanis a.k.a Missus V of the Vanilla Housewife. Yay! 🙂 I also met Missus V’s better counterpart Curly. 😛 She’s really cute. We used to check out each other’s blogs and it’s really great to see each other in person.

Lance was getting bored and fussy wanting to cross the other side of the road to St. James amusement park until these celebrities came:

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

Lance can’t believe his eyes. Jollibee is finally here! He was starstruck for a moment.

You’d know how big a star Jollibee is with all the frenzy of kids and kids at heart! 😀

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in CebuLance and Keith along with the crowd frenzy.

Everyone was requested to move away a bit to give space for some dancing.

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

To which in Lance’s view:

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

Looks like: Peek-A-Boo! Of course, my little boy was sooo delighted. 🙂

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

Back to frenzy.

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

Here are my attempts to getting Keith a great photo with Jollibee.

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

And my only decent shot:

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

 Sorry Keith. Your tita is such a loser. Just imagine me doing something like this:

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

After some waiting, Lance finally got to get close again with Jollibee but he won’t pose with him.

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

Lance just loves to look and stare at Jollibee’s big blinking eyes.

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

Until he got tired from all the pushing, shouting and shoving as some kids try to get close with the birthday celebrant. So we went outside.

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

A few minutes later, Jollibee spotted us!

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

And finally got to pose with him. 🙂

Jollibee, Cebu, Events, Birthdays, Children's Party, Jollibee's 35th Birthday in Cebu

It was fun and happy.

Thank you, Jollibee!

‘Til next year. 😉

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