Throwing a Circus Themed Birthday Party (One Cafe and Events Place,Host Erney Arcilla Review)

Feb 27, 2016 | party ideas | 43 comments

One Cafe and Events Place (By For Keeps Photo)

Hello dearies! I am saving this part because finding a venue is the most stressful part of organizing your own party.

I’m pretty sure mommies will agree with me. There are lots of good venues out there, but for a tight budget, you might need at least 6 months preparation looking for the best venue that would perfectly fit your budget. I found One Cafe and Events Place around July 2015 (Cloud was 6 months then) while browsing at Girltalk forum (again!) and was able to visit for an ocular inspection last August or September. I fell in love with the place and immediately paid 5000php to reserve our event date. If you want to see this place in bare condition, you may click here. 
One Cafe and Events Place is one of the “best” venue and catering in a “budgetarian” way lols. We hit two birds in one stone. Ideally, you will spend roughly 10,ooophp for a decent venue plus the catering. But in OCEP, the venue is for FREE if you will avail their in-house catering which is a good deal.

Hubby and I both agreed since I read good reviews by some of their previous clients. 

We had our food tasting last November and I could say that their food tastes good, that’s why we really had a hard time choosing what to include for the event’s menu. We also discussed our preferences on how to decorate the venue based on our theme. For your information, they also offer venue styling at an affordable price. I must say that I have no problems coordinating with them. Ms. Wheng is easy to approach and answered all my queries fast and reliable. 
So come the event date, tadaaaan!

Looks like the happiest place on Earth!

Design-wise, they exceeded my expectations. For the background music, I just brought my laptop and connected to their basic sound system.
Upper: Linguini Pomodoro, HighlandStir Fried Vegetables; Lower: Honey Pepper Chicken, Fish Fillet in Salsa Fresca with Pesto Cream and Plum Tomato Sauce
They all taste good but my favorites are Fish Fillet in Plum Tomato Sauce and their Spaghetti Sweet Style in their kid’s menu. 
Fresh Fruit Platter
Food carts – Ice cream, fries and cheese sticks
Candy Buffet

The candy buffet sells like hot pancakes. Everyone loved it! 

Overall, we did not go wrong in choosing One Cafe and Events. The location is accessible, the venue is perfect for big and small groups, the staff were attentive during the event, the food was delicious and most of all, affordable. What more could I ask for? They are definitely highly recommended!

Supplier: One Cafe and Events Place
Peso Power: 395php++/adult,  180php++/kid + 24500php (venue styling)

Location: Unit 602, One Corporate Center, Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Contact #: (02) 577 4911
Facebook Page:

So now let us move on and talk about Host Erney Arcilla


I commend him for being such a good performer. Everyone understands him very well for his good diction. I love that he prepared something both for the kids and adults to enjoy. His games were really fun and entertaining. I also find his magic tricks unique and amazing. Even myself was amazed by his magic coloring book lols. He also made sure that all kids participated in every game and had their own toys and prizes. NO DULL MOMENTS! I asked some of the guests if they enjoyed the program and they said YES! And that’s important to us. All the months of preparation are all worth it!

Supplier: Host Erney Arcilla
Peso Power: 12,000php

Facebook Page:

I guess it’s a wrap for this post. 
Hope you find these reviews helpful for your upcoming party. 

Thank you for reading!

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  1. Mom Knows Best

    What a cool place for a party. I love the decorations.

  2. Tiffany Wheelright

    Wow what an amazing party! My daughters party's always look like this in my mind but never when they are actually physically in front of everyone! Great job!

  3. Masshole Mommy

    Oh my gosh, what a cute theme for a birthday party! I love this idea.

  4. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    That's a great theme. I loved themed children parties, actually adult themed parties are kind of fun too.

  5. AnnMarie Brown

    This is a cool party!!!!! What child wouldn't love such a party.

  6. Melisa

    I love this theme! Super cute! The details were great!

  7. Ms KathyKenny

    I'm gonna have to save this for my son's birthday soon. He does look fun.

  8. Ron Leyba

    Amazing theme party. Kids enjoyed it. Love the foods too!

  9. Michelle Mink

    oh my goodness that looks like it was such a fun party! i would have loved to be able to attend

  10. Mai C.

    It's been a long time since I planned a party like this. It's good to know that there are still venues available for frugal moms! I love the whole design! And the food looks great.

  11. Liz Mays

    Now that is a party of parties! I'd say they do a marvelous job of making it fun and so pretty!

  12. Lexie Lane

    That looks cool and amazing. Now I have an idea. Thanks for it!

  13. Sage & Simple

    What a fun party! I'm totally craving one of those cupcakes.

  14. Amy Jones

    It looks like you had a real fun day, we usually hire a clown group for our kids parties, but your host looks more fun!

  15. Home Jobs by MOM

    Having a circus birthday party sounds fun. I bet all of the kids had a blast.

  16. Heather Jones

    What fun!! Birthday party planning can be a bit stressful. We just finished up with my seven year old's lego themed birthday party that we had at our home. I try to do it some place else usually so I don't have all the clean up afterward. This looks like a lot of fun. I love the theme too!

  17. Quin B

    This is an example of great party planning! Love it!

  18. LifeAsAConvert

    This is too cute. I love how simple the decorations are yet how festive they are. These days some parties are just ridiculous with the over-decorating.

  19. CourtneyLynne

    Omg everything about this party came out so fabulous!!!!!! What a fun day this must of been!

  20. Nini Perez

    Ok, time to save up for my son's first. 🙂 Thank you for the review!

  21. ana de jesus

    What an awesome themed birthday party this looks like a lot of fun! I love the colours.

  22. Pearliza Paguio

    It takes time talaga to organize a perfect party and I commend you for that. The party looks really beautiful and fun.
    I hope to pull out a successful party for my kids too…

  23. Kandi

    That looks like so much fun! I don't have a venue like that near me but I love the candy buffet idea!

  24. Yona Williams

    I think a circus theme is very fun for the kiddies (and adults). The Honey Pepper Chicken looks really good, and the Fresh Fruit Platter looks really appetizing.

  25. healthiersteps

    Wow, the entire theme looks fabulous. Everyone look like they had fun!

  26. May Ann Anorico

    this gives me an idea for my son's 7th birthday 🙂 thanks for sharing the event place. I'll take note of this. yey!

  27. LadyAnne Louise Barrun

    I'm happy all of the guest enjoyed the program. The setup looks good and I know this place. I wish I knew it before.

  28. Mamanee San Luis

    Beautiful set up! You truly hit the jackpot with the place and host! 🙂

  29. May Palacpac

    the host looks really familiar. I'm sure I've seen him somewhere. Is he a stage actor?

  30. Berlin Maynigo

    Everything's nice! Would love to have this kind of party, too, for my son. Ihihi.

  31. Michelle Deveza

    Wow! Looks like the kids had fun at the party! I would love to plan birthday events like this, kaso time constraint ako since I am a working mom in the office. Kaya sa Jollibee kami nauwi for my son's 1st birthday party this coming May. Not bad na rin. Babawi na lang ako on the 7th birthday because hopefully by that time I am already a working mom at home. Hihihi

  32. BA

    Wow! Looks like a very bongga event 🙂

  33. Peachy Adarne

    The party looked wonderful! I'm sure everyone enjoyed the party!

  34. Marie Angeli Laxa

    Awesome party! I love the theme! I have no doubt that you didn't go wrong in choosing both the venue and the party host.

  35. joygurtiza

    Love the candy buffet and the food cart too! 🙂

  36. Mastermom Speaks

    OMG! I love the design! I am such a fan of themed birthday parties is this one is climbing at the charts =)

  37. Janice Lim

    I'm not planning any parties any time soon but this post will come in handy for me, for sure. I'll be planning a baptismal party come end of the year. This looks like a great venue.


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