January 1, 2016. Happy New Year! New year for everyone. New year for me. Happy birthday to me.
It was extra special, celebrated the day with loved ones. We had a party, a party not just to celebrate my birthday but also a chance to reunite with my family, our loved ones. We called it #TeamAustria2016.
Of course any celebration is not a celebration without a cake--two cakes! One of the two cakes did not have lettering in it so I made letters and numbers out of spaghetti noodles--good thing Tita Lily decided not to mix the sauce with the noodles.
It was raining the day before and became maputik (muddy) outside so we decided to have the party inside the house. We had raffle (prizes came from sponsors aka our aunts and uncles) and games like digital pinoy henyo, kantaririt and pop the balloon. The (cash) prizes are not extravagant, they're just for fun!
We also exchanged gifts, gifts worth one hundred fifty to two hundred pesos. What's important is that we all had fun. It was our chance to bond with the whole family.
It was our first time to gather on a new year like this. We will definitely do this again as we all have agreed. We all are now looking forward to the next new year!
How about you guys? How do you celebrate your birthday specially when it falls on a national or a worldwide rather holiday?