LOOK: Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati throw ocean-themed first birthday party for son Kai

/ 12:53 PM June 18, 2019

Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati celebrated their second child Kai’s first birthday with an ocean-themed party in Makati on Sunday, June 16.

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Image: Instagram/@sarahlahbati

The party was meant to mark both Kai’s birthday last March 21 and his baptism on Sunday.


Sarah, in an Instagram post Monday, June 17, credited Kai’s maternal grandmother, Annabelle Rama, with organizing the celebration held in Whitespace Manila.


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Award for best party organizer goes to @annabelleramaig! Thank you, @partystationphils for helping us organize and decorate Kai’s first birthday party & baptism. I also wanna thank everyone below for being part of this memorable day & for the hard work: giveaways by: @arteegram_manila @crayoloveph @heartandsoulphilippines @prints_r_us @bottledupph @ncperfumebar activities by: @kaelsadventureland @ashnastardesigns @kdesigns_onsitebooth food carts by: @nakedpatisserie @magnum @mrchurrosph @thelemondropsph @takobarmnl @r_freezy @pufflesph @cheesecakestix @sainteannecreperie @meatsandcompany photos by @niceprintphoto & @charismalico cake by @honeyglazecakes dessert buffet by @onesweetdayph More on my stories 😛 #kaigutzturnsone

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The event’s venue was transformed into an ocean-like spectacle, starting with the entrance into shark jaws. Inside, a canopy of blue cloths and dolphins and whale decorations hung on the ceiling.

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Image: Instagram/@niceprintphoto

kai gutierrez birthday party

Image: Instagram/@niceprintphoto

Tables and chairs set up for guests were in shades of blue, and there was space for pillows shaped like shark jaws. There was also an inflatable playground for kids.

Of course, little Kai’s five-tier cake was in theme too, with frosting decorated like sea waves and fish scales in teal and blue, while whales and mermaid fins topped the layers.


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Image: Instagram/@sarahlahbati

A video of the baptism and celebrations, which included dog tricks and musical and dance performances, can be viewed in a same-day edit video by Nice Print Photography.

High-profile godparents

Among those in attendance from the Gutierrez family were Richard’s parents Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama, twin brother Raymond, and sister Ruffa with her daughters Lorin and Venice. Richard’s half-brother Monching Gutierrez and his daughter, actress Janine Gutierrez joined the fun too.

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(L-R) Ruffa Gutierrez, Sarah’s mother Esther Lahbati, Sarah Lahbati with son Zion Gutierrez, Richard Gutierrez, Annabelle Rama, Eddie Gutierrez, Raymond Gutierrez, Alexa Uichico Gutierrez and daughter Aria and Monching Gutierrez. (Image: Instagram/@iloveruffag)

Celebrity guests included actor Dingdong Dantes with daughter Zia, model Maggie Wilson and businessman husband Victor Consunji, Kapamilya stars Bea Alonzo, Gerald Anderson and Coleen Garcia, comedienne Pokwang and actor Lee O’Brian with daughter Malia, and TV host Mariel Padilla with daughter Isabella.

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Dingdong Dantes with daughter Zia and Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati  (Image: Instagram/@niceprintphoto)

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Richard with Maggie Wilson and Victor Consunji  (Image: Instagram/@niceprintphoto)

kai gutierrez birthday party

The couple with Gerald Anderson, Bea Alonzo and Coleen Garcia  (Image: Instagram/@niceprintphoto)

Among the high-profile godparents were actresses Bea Alonzo and Janine Gutierrez, actors Ricky Davao and Dingdong Dantes, GMA 7 executive Annette Gozon-Valdes, basketball player James Yap, Senator-elect Bong Go, Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo and politician Chavit Singson.

Richard and Sarah were engaged in 2017 and plan to get married next year. Besides Kai, they share 6-year-old son Zion.  /ra


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