Kylie Padilla and her The Little Prince-themed baby shower

by Nikko Tuazon
May 19, 2017
Kylie Padilla and fiancé Aljur Abrenica at the former's baby shower held last night, May 18, at ARUGA by Rockwell in Makati City.

GMA-7 actress Kylie Padilla had a baby shower last night, May 18.

The Encantadia star had a The Little Prince-themed affair at ARUGA by Rockwell in Makati City.

The 24-year-old actress has been fascinated with Antoine de Saint-Exupery's beloved classic ever since she learned about the gender of their soon-to-be-born baby.

Even her preggy portraits have been inspired by the book.

Read: Kylie Padilla celebrates her pregnancy in portraits inspired by by her favorite book, The Little Prince

Actor Aljur Abrenica accompanied his fiancee at the party.

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On Instagram, the Kapuso actress said she would be willing to give everything to "the most intricate and delicate work of art" she ever created.

Kylie posted a photo early today, may 19, and wrote, "This is it. Very soon it will be real, you will be in my arms. It's almost the end of my pregnancy journey and start of my official mothering journey.

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"After everything I've heard I'm excited about the stories and lessons that will unfold in our version of things. The fear has now become just a whisper and I've been mentally preparing myself for total submission and surrender to you.

"I always approached work like this. Giving it all, maybe too much. Only recently did I realize that you are the most intricate and delicate work of art I could ever create.

"From your cells to your brain, to your heart and skin, the iris of your eyes and the sound of your voice. So you deserve more than sweat, time and lack of sleep. You deserve total submission of the soul."

The soon-to-be first-time mom expressed how excited she is to meet her "little prince."

Kylie continued, "For someone who seeks always to see the beauty in art and poetry and wisdom in life, I now have painted the most precious being and it's only the beginning of so many other realizations to come.

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"The strength you give me is unexplainable. My litol prince, I really can't wait to meet you. I can't wait to go mad for you. I've always been mad and now for someone worth going mad for. Family. Hehe. we love you.

"P.S you sleep like your dad. I'm excited what else you have in common. I'm excited to learn all about you, can't wait to watch the seeds of your personality blossom right before my eyes. Ugh. Basta, you have me and daddy. It's all about you now, actually us 3 @ajabrenica."

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DETAILS. The venue was filled with paper lanterns, clouds, and star decors.

Bethany Dream Cakes baked a three-tier cake inspired by the classic children's novel.

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Kylie's stepmom Mariel Padilla also gave them another cake made by Diaper Cake Shop by Rosie Marcelo.

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Quotes from the Saint-Exupery's novel were also printed out on mason jars.

For the souvenirs, the guests received pillows from Insta Mug, sugar cookies from @partybitzandpieces, a bag from Arteegram Manila, bottled cake from @bottledupph,
and a bookmark from @knotvillefavors.

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CELEBRITIES. Kylie's Encantadia co-stars were spotted at her baby shower including Glaiza de Castro...

Carlo Gonzales, Mikee Quintos, and Rocco Nacino.

Meanwhile, Gabbi Garcia who is said the be the first to know about Kylie's pregnancy among the whole cast and crew of Encantadia dedicated as sweet message on Instragram.

She wrote, "Here's to one of the strongest people I know. Congratulations, Ate Kylie! Stay happy and radiant as your are. I love you always. #TheLittlePrinceIsOnHisWay #KyliesLittlePrince"

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Maritoni Fernandez and her daughter Lexi were also present at the party.

The actress shared a congratulatory message on Instagram and wrote, "So happy for my two loves Aljur and Kylie and can't wait to meet their little bundle of joy soon! I love you guys to the moon and back.

"Always remember what the Little Prince said... "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Don't fall into the trap of listening to the noise of the world.

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"Remember what is important always. Love one another. I will always be here for you both and our soon to come handsome prince! ??????#KyliesLittlePrince #kyliesbabyshower."

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Other celebrities spotted at the party were Mikael Daez and girlfriend Megan Young...

Nadia Montenegro and her daughters Ysa, Ynna, and Alyana.

Diana Zubiri and husband Andy Smith.

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Kylie Padilla and fiancé Aljur Abrenica at the former's baby shower held last night, May 18, at ARUGA by Rockwell in Makati City.
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