LOOK: Julia Barretto marks 22nd birthday with Mediterranean-themed garden party
Julia Barretto classed it up for her 22nd birthday with a garden party at mom Marjorie Barretto’s home Saturday, March 9. The actress’ birthday is on March 10.
Marjorie said on Friday, March 8 that she worked hard on the theme and venue preparations because Julia would soon be moving out.
“Because Julia feels there’s a lot of reasons to celebrate, and this is her last year living in my home, I will BLOW HER MIND with this one,” she said, noting that she enlisted the help of stylist Gideon Hermosa for an unforgettable celebration.
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Julia challenges me every year to come up with a theme for her birthday… I’m just so happy that out of so many possible venues, she always chooses to have it in my garden. I’m a DIY kind of Mom, I usually fix everything myself, but because Julia feels there’s a lot of reasons to celebrate, and this is her last year living in my home, I will BLOW HER MIND with this one. With all the help of @gideonhermosa and his team who started setting up at 6am today and non stop till tomorrow’s intimate gathering with special friends and family ❤️❤️❤️ADVERTISEMENT
Julia has regularly held parties in her mom’s garden, but this year stood out with the venue transforming into a vision of the Amalfi Coast, as per Hermosa, with lemon trees and yellow blooms such as tulips and sunflowers.
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For @juliabarretto ‘s birthday dinner. We mimic the vibe of her dream destination: dining under the lemon trees in Amalfi Italy. #JustJulia22 #Gideonized #JuliaBarretto #JoshLia 🍋💙🇮🇹 #Gideonized 📸 @josephgatz Venue: Julia’s backyard Flowers and styling: @gideonhermosa Lights and sounds: @lxeventspro Tables and chairs: @bellabanquets Lamps and urns: @cl_decor Dinnerwares: @casaluxia Catering: @chefflorabel Cake and cheese spread: @nakedpatisserie Brick oven pizza: @cnostraph
Julia described it as her “dream destination come to life” in a message to the designer, he stated on his Instagram Stories.
The birthday girl glowed in earth tones with a green crop top and a ruffled brown skirt, and later on wore an all-yellow ensemble.
There to celebrate her special day with her was Joshua Garcia, her rumored boyfriend and love team partner. He held her lemon-topped two-tiered cake as she blew the candles.
To go with the Mediterranean theme, guests were treated to brick oven pizza, a spread of various types of cheese, and catering by Chef Florabel Co-Yatco who is known for her fine Filipino cuisine.
Attendees included “Block Z” co-stars Ian Veneracion, Ina Raymundo and Maris Racal.
Among her friends who attended were Sam Concepcion, Chie Filomeno, Dominic Roque, Pat Sugui and Issa Pressman.
Of course, BFF Erich Gonzales made sure not to miss the party.
Maymay Entrata, Janella Salvador and Leila Alcasid also joined the celebration.
There were performances throughout the night in the intimate star-studded celebration. Fashion designer Rajo Laurel and Karla Estrada sang a duet, Veneracion sang Sting’s “Englishman in New York”, Garcia sang Parokya ni Edgar’s “Harana” while the birthday girl rapped Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”.
Happy birthday, Julia! JB
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