All aboard the Birthday Express! Fresh from his nap, our little boy sat quietly in his stroller as we hurried to the Atrium of the SM Mall of Asia where Thomas’ 70th Birthday Bash was taking place. It was a carnival themed party where lots of pocket activities were taking place at the same time while the emcee began with the program on stage.
We got there just in time when the contenders for the Best Thomas Costume got up on the stage to show off their creative ensemble. Three entries stood out and one could the painstaking efforts that parents have put in just so their child could have the perfect Thomas costume. The youngest of the contestants, I think he’s only a year old, won the competition. His is the most detailed and elaborate costume that best resembles Thomas. I wish that I can do that same costume for my little boy!
Our sweetie pie was so happy to have found a Thomas & Friends Starter Set in his loot bag that he was holding the whole time up until we got home.
Kids were invited to gather together and sit on stage for storytelling. I forgot the name of the teacher who facilitated the session. It was a very interactive activity because the children were encouraged to participate by making train sounds at certain parts of the story.
We stood on one side of the stage near the train replica and the backdrop. It gave my son a good view of the activities going on stage.
Some of the kids worked on the activity sheets available on several tables that were also filled with color pencils. We stayed for a little while after the program because Louiji wanted work on his Birthday Express activity sheet.
An assortment of Thomas & Friends merchandise that are being sold by Toy Kingdom were available just outside the carnival entrance. Those who were able to get inside the birthday bash have got entrance tickets from their purchase any Thomas & Friends products worth Php500. The first 70 registrants were able to get loot bags and balloons.
The other boys gathered around a table of Thomas & Friends play sets. They got so engrossed in putting the pieces together and running the engines on the railway.
There was also a long line for face painting which I didn’t attempt to line up for it will only trigger crankiness in our little one.
There was a photo op with The Fat Controller, Sir Topham Hatt on stage. All the mommy bloggers and their kids were prioritized for the shoot but then our boys tightened their grip and refused to go on stage. Only Z, Janice’s son, happily posed with The Fat Controller.
Thank you Moomy Musings for giving us the opportunity to take part in our favorite steam engine’s birthday bash. Thank you Rich Prime Global for hosting a wonderful event for the little engineers. We had a great time last Sunday!