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The Elements Of A Perfect Tita Of Manila Slumber Party

In 2018, we’re bringing back the barkada sleepover (tita style)

A fancy reunion dinner? Had it. The beach for a quick getaway? Been there. A night out for drinks? Done that. If the usual barkada get-together is starting to feel a little repetitive, we’ve got a proposition for you: Why not put a pin in all the predictably grownup social activities and throw things back to something a little old school?

Ah yes, we’re talking about the lost art of throwing a slumber party!

Dig deep. Try to remember all the cool things your grade schooler selves wanted at your dream slumber party and give ‘em a twist your grown-up selves would love just as much. Now is as good a time as any for throwbacks anyway. The last two years have been all about paying tribute to the ‘90s and early 2000’s (we saw brands revive logo mania, the film camera craze took over smartphones and sporting teeny-tiny or tinted sunglasses became cool again). And the throwback is even beginning to look more like a comeback than anything: We’re all sitting tight for the return of The Incredibles, the Tomb Raider reboot, Wreck-It Ralph 2 and more fashion trends from the '80s. There’s also FRIENDS on Netflix, the return of Royal Wedding fever and so much more.

Here’s your chance to put your own personal spin on the throwback/comeback commotion and throw a slumber party the ‘90s kid in you would absolutely go gaga over.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next barkada event, this is it!

#1: Start with a Pinterest-perfect sleepover setup.

Picture this: sleeping mats taking up the entire floor, throw pillows you can practically dive into, dim lighting from candles or, to play it safe, rice lights from last Christmas.

via Spell Designs

Who says only kids can appreciate a majestic blanket fort?

via Maddie Wilson on Tumblr

You can even take your slumber party outdoors on a cool summer day.

via Tumblr

#2: Put on a playlist that will transport you to your grade school and high school days.

Bring back the golden age of girl groups and boy bands. Set up a Spotify playlist with Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, A*Teens, Sugababes and S Club 7. While you’re at it, add some ‘90s R&B!

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#3: Treat yourselves to a posh food delivery service (with wine…lots of wine...)

“Ready. Set. Graze!” with the folks at Aperitif Philippines, who can set up a Taperia corner just for you and your guests if not, provide you with pre-assembled Gourmet Grazing Boxes and Boards.

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Price Range:

Boxes go for P3,300 up to P7,000

Main dishes go for P3,250 up to 4,500

Event stations go for P15,000 to P35,000

Custom boxes go for P1,500 and up


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#4: Have yourselves a TV series or movie marathon in between your chikasessions.

Pick a genre, director or movie theme. Monster films by Guillermo del Toro? Movies with universal crush Leonardo DiCaprio? There will always be something your barkada can agree on. 

RELATED: 10 Movies That Turn 10 This 2018

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#5: Dedicate a part of your night to pampering.

Channel your inner Dua Lipa and the “New Rules” crew (complete with pastel robes if you want to) and cap off your evening with a mani-pedi, a sheet mask each or go all-out with a 10-step skincare routine. Whatever happens, of course, don’t pick up the phone (you know he’s only calling ‘cause he’s drunk and alone).

Gatherings outside smoke-filled clubs and public places with music on blast not only present a chance to enjoy good conversation but a great opportunity to swap self-care notes in a rare intimate setting. We suppose friends who take care of their skin together, age gracefully together. Movies, wine and sheet masks? Talk about an ideal tita slumber party.

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Words Nicole Blanco Ramos

Art Alex Lara

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