The Aristocrat Restaurant - Making Kiddie Parties Happier10:22 AM
The Aristocrat Restaurant has shown just exactly how a business survives and prospers through the years through continuous reinvention. From 1936 up to now and from its original rolling canteen to its recently refurbished restaurant, The Aristocrat has lived up to its promise of providing food fit for royalty. Today, The Aristocrat is extending their services to small "royalties" through happier kiddie parties.
The set-up was magical. Even members of the staff were dressed in fairy-tale costumes. The party hosts were very much in character with an entertaining storytelling session to boot.
My own daughter enjoyed being made up in the salon. She did not spare anything she can try so we ended up going home with her sporting glittery multi-colored hair. She decorated two cupcakes, one for each of us. It looked so good to eat that we ate them before we had a chance to take pictures.
Riding the calesa was the best part for us. While it was a totally new experience for my daughter, it was again a time to reminisce for me as I remembered my calesa rides in Escolta, Sta. Cruz, and Quiapo during my own childhood days. This is the one kiddie party feature that will separate The Aristocrat Kiddie Parties from the rest.
On our way home, my daughter who was still dreamy from the kiddie party experience asked me if she could have a similar party herself. Since I'd rather not make promises I cannot keep, I just told her we'll see when her birthday is near. Still, she didn't appear to be less happy when I said that and thanked me instead for bringing her with me.
That said, I have to say that this is one of the best events I've been to, not only because I had stories to tell to my daughter about my childhood memories of The Aristocrat with my family but also because we shared one afternoon together as she created her own memories.