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Birthday Party at our Backyard

Updated on November 4, 2015

Our Daughter's Birthday Party at our Backyard

For me, the best place to hold a party is at our backyard. Our house is too small to accommodate a lot of people, especially children; it is wise to have the party outside at our backyard. You don't need to transport all your foods and games somewhere else; when your backyard is good enough for the occasion.

I will feature a few of my daughter's birthday parties at our backyard; where children can run around, play some games and as free as they can be, no worries that they could bumped into a lot of things and hurt themselves inside the house. Backyard is the best place to be. We rented chairs and borrowed some tables from our neighbors and everything were set for the backyard party.

This was one of our parties at the backyard. The weather was perfect, it was not hot considering it was in July.

Playing before the party starts

Our guest went directly to our backyard to play games. This will occupy them before the party started. Young and old alike play together and having fun time outside.

Children needs a lot of running around and the backyard is the best place to have them. There is a little drawback though, see to it the that the weather is good or have some tent ready in case the rain comes. We've been having my child's birthday party at our backyard for few years now.

Our daughter will always remember how fun it was having her birthday party at our backyard.

The Food!

Foods were kept inside so that it will stay warm. Our guest will just go inside to get food and go back in the backyard to enjoy them.

This is our main attraction the "Pabitin" game for children.

This is our main attraction the "Pabitin" game for children.
This is our main attraction the "Pabitin" game for children.

The "Pabitin" Game

Pabitin is a Tagalog term which means dangling or hanging. Traditional Filipino game used in birthday parties.

Wide space for games

This game is called, "Pabitin" in Tagalog language, which means hanging or dangling. Kids will jump to catch and pull whatever their hands could grab. This has been our favorite last game of our party, which signals the culmination of the event.

"Pabitin" is a variant of Mexican" Penata". Pabitin's gifts are in plastic sack and tied with string and attached to the "pabitin" board.

kids love to jump!

"Pabitin" is the most awaited game in our party. I made them when we started to have our daughter's birthday party at our backyard. Besides from kids give-aways, they will have another sets of gifts. Kids should take turn to grab a thing or things in the "Pabitin". They should do it by jumping and reaching for the dangling gifts. I hung a variety of items in the "Pabitin", candies, toys for boys and girls, school supplies and so forth. Kids do look forward for this game.

My daughter's backyard birthday parties - A mix collection of our backyard parties

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Our daughter 6th backyard birthday party.Our backyard party9th backyard birthday partyPabitin or Hanging game7th backyard birthday partyBirthday foodopening of giftswith our guest from GreeceJust watching the hole gameOur daughter with her niece from Greece
Our daughter 6th backyard birthday party.
Our daughter 6th backyard birthday party.
Our backyard party
Our backyard party
9th backyard birthday party
9th backyard birthday party
Pabitin or Hanging game
Pabitin or Hanging game
7th backyard birthday party
7th backyard birthday party
Birthday food
Birthday food
opening of gifts
opening of gifts
with our guest from Greece
with our guest from Greece
Just watching the hole game
Just watching the hole game
Our daughter with her niece from Greece
Our daughter with her niece from Greece

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Our Daughter 9th Backyard Birthday Party

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The Pabitin

I hand made this "Pabitin" using a long pole from an old mop. Wrapped it in colored paper. I also built a square frame from a board and cover it with colored paper. I then hung all the toys and candies using colored strings. Children loved them! This is my improvised version of the "Pabitin".

The most awaited game...

My husband was the hardest "Pabitin" holder of them all. He made all the kids jump high and to really work hard to get their prize.

More Fun!

This must be my daughter's 7th backyard birthday party.

This was the early years of our "Pabitin"...

Early, early years of our backyard birthday party games

I have to climbed in a small slide to be able to pull up the "Pabitin".

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      It looks like they are all having a wonderful time! I agree - a back yard is ideal - it's free, doesn't involve travelling and the kids can play safely and freely - it's perfect!

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 4 years ago from Texas

      Looks like you have some great backyard parties. I think that is probably the best way.

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      @Erin Mellor: Yes, it was fun, thanks for your visit!

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      The pabitin is a great idea. Backyard parties are so much more fun for kids and adults, they're less stressful.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Just let me know when you're having your next backyard party. I will be there. LOL! I live in the country, where there's plenty of room, and no area restrictions. Also, I love the fact that the party can go on for as long as we want. Love this lens and the photos.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Backyard birthday party is fun! It is so much fun when i attended my little cousin birthday.

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love backyard birthday parties, too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Looks like your daughter had a great day. Nice lens.

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      rainykua 5 years ago

      I suck at pabitin. I would always end up with nothing LOL.

      I wish I have a backyard! Your daughter's birthday party looks sooo fun!:)

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      Srena44 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      coolmon2009 lm 5 years ago

      Looks like that was a very happy day for your daughter. I am sure she will cherish those memories for years to come. I enjoyed viewing the pictures and reading your lens.

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Thanks everyone! I appreciate your visit and your kindness.

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      Great party, great lens, great picture. You have a great life :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What fun and sweet dreams filled with "Pabitin"!

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      spids1 5 years ago

      you look like you know how to throw at party, my mouth is watering :)

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      futureme lm 5 years ago

      Great lens. We hold several birthday parties for family a year, in the garden as often as we can.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Looks like a fun party.

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      Rural Farming 5 years ago

      Looks like you have a great time!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      That party looks so FUN! Nice pictures. Almost feels like I was there.

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      BuddyShearer 5 years ago

      Great ideas! I liked the game that you showed. Looks like something that I could do.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens. I think children would love this game. The photos looked like you had a great summer day for it.Thanks for sharing with us Blessed.

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      What a wonderful backyard party.

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      sarasentor lm 5 years ago

      So beautiful lens, i really enjoyed. It deserve vote up.

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      markadamdouglass 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your personal story :-)

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      Shelly Sellers 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      It looks like all the kids and adults had fun! Great photos and Blessed :)

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I just love the Pabitin. What fun it really is.

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      Great lens. I'm planning a camping birthday party. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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      Nancy Johnson 5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I love your party photos! Thank you for sharing your family fun with us.

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      teristazko 5 years ago

      Never heard of a pabitin, but absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing.

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens! I love the pabitin game; I'd never heard of it before. We'll have to try that!