BY GEMS PARTY KINGDOM expands happiness PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 July 2012 09:03

Business in celebrations is doing very well in Asia’s Latin City. Parties of all occasions are being held everywhere. This is a good sign that our city is a happy place and knows how to party. In line with our famous country’s tourism cliché, it is more fun today in Zamboanga City.

Compare to Manila, the total cost of celebration in our city is cheaper. Cost of an elegant buffet in a Manila hotel or restaurant starts around P500 and above. In Zamboanga City, local hotel, restaurants and caterers offer buffet as low as P150-200/pax. There are different sizes of venues to cater to big or small crowd to choose in our city.

If I am not mistaken there are now more than helpful 30 event organizers in our city. They may add to the budget but they do make any events less stressful and cost effective. There are many photographers solo or by group also offering reasonable services. And despite stiff competition, there is a growing demand for them. Local sounds and light services might not offer the high tech effects like in Manila, but they have equipment more than enough to delight the guest’s ears and eyes at a lesser price.

For elegant ambiance, local florists with the assistance of event organizers can make a place elegant.  And lately balloon decoration or sculpture is now the trend in decorations. Years back a balloon was just one of the treats at kiddie parties. But now, balloons can enchant a place and enthrall adults as well, professional balloonist Gemma Covarrubias of By Gems Party Kingdom (BGPK) stated. More than ten years in the balloon business, she knows what will make her balloon clients happy regardless of their economic status (rich or poor) and age in life (grandparents or babies).

Today, more than balloon decors, people want complete happiness, which BGPK has been doing in the last 3 years. In coordination with other party providers especially event organizers, BGPK started to offer complete event packages. Depending on the wants of their clients, they offer now food carts, face painting, and party games, clowns, mascots, and robots, party hosts, magicians, entertainers, and the only amusing ventriloquist in this city. This is all in the name of convenience and complete satisfaction for BGPK clients.

As a matter of fact, BGPK has been conducting seminars about balloon making to give livelihood to other people. Covarrubias admits they can’t cope up with the demand of balloons all the time. The mushrooming balloon makers in the city are not a threat to them. Some of their seminar participants and friends are now even their “competitors” which BGPK happily acknowledged.

For BGPK, more than balloons, what is more important, they can give complete happiness anywhere they are needed.

By Gems Party Kingdom opened its 2nd branch at the Grand Astoria Hotel last May 21, 2012 with their school scholars from Culianan Elementary School as special guests. These are the kids that BGPK supports in their schooling as part of the company corporate social responsibility. After the cutting of ribbon, they treated the kids and their teachers at Jollibee and gave them a tour of our city famous parks in Pasonanca.


by Dante Corteza

Last Updated on Monday, 02 July 2012 09:36