Everybody was happily invited to the much-awaited Starbucks Kick-Off Party of the year. It was actually announced at the Starbucks Philippines Facebook Fan Page three days before the event. It was held at the open area in front of Starbucks Bonifacio High Street from 5PM to 8PM last November 3, Saturday. Had it not been to my dear friend I would have missed this great event. As a coffeeholic I learned to appreciate Starbucks blends and its yearly Cheer Party and Nights of Christmas. Even though I was not yet a blogger then, I excitedly attended most of their public events provided that it is accessible to me. Of course I am always with my best buddy and some of my close friends.
My buddy and I were there at past 5PM and it was just after an hour that we finally got our orders. I went searching for a table and seats, while he tediously fall in line. Certainly, it was a successful event! Showing you above the queue inside the Starbucks store.
These drop lights affected me much because of its endearing charm. Don't you like it?
A very, very long line outside Starbucks. Good that the crowd was already having a rockin' good time with the live music performance to keep the boredom away.
I transferred saved seats and table from the inside to the al fresco area for us to get to rekindle the joy of Christmas at Starbucks. Though there were cigar smoke here and there, we still managed to have hearty enjoyment as we sip our Christmas beverage. Oh yes, during this time everybody present are entitled to BUY one Christmas beverage and GET a second beverage of equal or lesser value.
That day, I had the venti Peppermint Mocha and he had the venti Dark Cherry Mocha :) We've just missed these luscious and addicting blend. I know everybody had the same feeling as ours.
Christmas food and beverage samples are always present in events like this. One would surely love Starbucks with the way they treat their guests and patron. There's overflowing small red cups filled with delicious Starbucks Christmas blend and trays after trays of pastries and pies.
Furthermore, the crowd was also be surprised with the generous offering of 30% discount on selected merchandise. You may hoard all you want.
Live band singing merry songs of Christmas. I believe they are the same band as last year. Nice choice actually!
While queuing for the photo booth, we were offered some cute gingerbread cookies, but since we are full we got a piece for the sake of picture taking. Isn't it nice?
Fortunately, we did not have a hard time lining up for a free photo booth session. We did it before we left the kick-off party just so the place is not that much crowded like 2 hours ago. This is not free to all. We made sure that we have a receipt with beverage purchase at the appropriate branch to avail of this funny photo booth session.
Looking forward to experiencing Starbucks Cheer Party and Nights of Christmas in the coming weeks. See you all there wherever it is!
B4, Bonifacio High Street
9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines