This year, we spent Black Saturday and Easter Sunday at Makati Shangri-La, just like what we did last year. Easter staycation has become our thing for two (or was it three?) years now since we don’t want to comb our way through the airport along with hundreds of people who are dying to escape the metro & take advantage of the Holy Week holiday.
This year, the lobby of Makati Shangri-La was adorned with a big Rafa the Rabbit book and a few Easter eggs that surely caught the eyes of everyone who passed by.
And of course my lil’ JGs warrant a photo with it.
My lil’ Mr. JG a few seconds after waking up from his afternoon nap. 😀
A staycation wouldn’t be complete without my kids swimming.
While the kids swim, I catch up with work. Win-win.
My kids & I love hotel staycations, the feeling of being away from home without traveling too far makes every stay worthwhile. We turned in early because they were excited for the Easter activities lined up for them the next day. After having our breakfast at Circles, we heard the Easter Sunday Mass at one of the function rooms of Makati Shangri-La, officiated by Fr. Larry Tan, then we proceeded with the Easter Egg Hunt.
As usual, the Easter Egg Hunt at Makati Shangri-La was packed yet it was organised. If you dine at any Makati Shangri-La restaurant, you can purchase a ticket for Php 500/person but if you walk-in ticket is at Php 1,000/person. It comes with three food stubs & a beverage stub plus access to the Easter Egg Hunt activities.
What we like about Makati Shangri-La Easter Egg Hunt is how orderly it was. Each child gets measured based on his/her height which has a corresponding schedule. Each colored group has two schedules: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This way, they ensure each child gets to hunt for eggs and the area wouldn’t be too crowded for everyone.
Cotton candy, popcorn, cupcake, burger & ice cream stations are spread across the venue.
There’s fun activities for each child to try.
As well as Thomas & Friends carnival booth where children can have their photo taken with Thomas or play with the set of trains.
There’s also an accessories station where young girls get to create one for themselves, a Barbie hair station for little ladies who want to get an instant makeover & Hot Wheels station for boys to get busy racing cars with. I tell ya, kids were running around as they excitedly try every activity there is.
The centre stage is set for Tectonix, who performed their interactive balloon show with dance number.
This lil’ lady liked her Princess Jasmine hand-paint, the only activity she was willing to line up for!
A guest appearance by Shopkins Lippy Lips made all the kids shriek in delight! My lil’ JGs ofcourse didn’t miss the opportunity to dance alongside one of their favorite Shopkins.
Easter Egg Hunt loot.
After the fun Easter Egg Hunt, we capped off our Easter staycation with an Easter lunch at Sage Bespoke Grill in Makati Shangri-La.
Sage Bespoke Grill is set to redefine casual dining with traditional grilled meat and seafood specialties that can be tailored to one’s unique preferences. Cooked in a Josper Grill, which combines a grill and an oven in a single machine, your chosen dish can be grilled to perfection at Sage Bespoke Grill without the risk of overcooking, preserving its juiciness and texture to make it gastronomically balanced for the palate.
My favourites at Sage includes this cold quinoa salad, lobster wrap & scallops.
Now the dessert spread at Sage is nothing short of eggciting (see what I did there?)
Fancy cakes and egg-shaped chocolates were a hit with my kids.
Especially this little guy who got his sweet tooth from me.
Everything on this plate is edible. Chocolates galore!
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These two had fun going down down the stairs while waiting for me to check out. Happy babies, happy bellies. 😀
They love staying in hotels so much that they always look forward to it. Thanks again Makati Shangri-La for the lovely weekend accommodation. 😉