Ruffa Gutierrez greeted the month of July with fabulous party celebrating her 42nd birthday in Cafe Naya at The Palace, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City.
The theme incorporated the former beauty-queen's jet-setting lifestyle.
For instance, these giveaways–"super fluffy and soft throw pillows"—featured her most favorite countries: Brazil, Italy, Japan, and South Africa.
Styling of the venue—which, according to the birthday girl, was transformed into a "magical wonderland"—was courtesy of Eventique Manila's Portia Cruz.
Design elements such as the cherry blossoms, parrots, the wilds, etc., also took cue from Ruffa's top travel destinations.
Thank you to my dearest @portia.cruz of #EventiqueManila for transforming Cafe Naya into a magical wonderland. From the styling, birthday cake, decor, production, lights and sounds...everything was PERFECT because of you. ???????????? #RuffasWorld #RuffasTravelTales #UsingMACCosmetics ???? @niceprintphoto
Spotted at the party were her "fabulous" friends: (L-R, top) Calatagan Vice Mayor Andrea del Rosario, former beauty queen/actress Alice Dixson, Zumba guru Regine Tolentino, former beauty queen/host Miriam Quiambao; (L-R, bottom) CJ Jaravata, Phoemela Baranda, and Rufa Mae Quinto.
Another beauty queen Priscilla Meirelles-Estrada
With former beauty queen/actress Bianca Manalo (right) and Unilever PR Head Apples Aberin
With Ruffa's good friend/ travel buddy Tim Yap
The birthday girl with her boyfriend Jordan Mouyal (left), Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez and husband Chuchu
Of course, her "forever family," daughters Lorin and Venice, came.
All the guests, by the way, received boarding pass-inspired invitations.
The night was completed by the blowing out of birthday candles on the cake.
Ruffa wrote on Instagram, "Every year my wish is the same: to be happy, healthy and for my family & loved ones to always be close to me."