An Easy Guide to Jollibee Parties

This post explores how to start and what to expect when setting up a Jollibee Party. I also narrated our personal experience in availing one.

My daughter had her birthday party last July 29, 2023. We decided on Jollibee as they since have restarted their party packages and provided us with good overall packages to choose from without breaking the bank.

Jollibee birthday parties are one-stop shops, unlike other parties where you have to find a venue to reserve, and then you need to look for suppliers — from food to decorations to chairs and tables and others. This was definitely a huge weight off our shoulders, and they are doing so with affordability in mind.

How I Reserved a Jollibee Party Package

The first thing I did was check the Jollibee Party website. Unlike before the pandemic when you could book from the website, now you need to contact the specific branch to be able to reserve a date.

Take note that the stores and contact information listed on the site aren’t updated at all. I went to Jollibee branches in BGC in person to find out.

The first branch I went to was BGC Triangle. I looked for the Jollibee Party corner, but after speaking with one of the staff, I learned that they weren’t offering Party Packages, unfortunately.

So I went to the next nearest which was the Mind Museum branch, a franchise one. A good thing was they were offering Party Packages so I took a look at the venue. Their party space is on the second floor, with a room that can comfortably seat around 50 people. There was also a veranda area where guests could sit or eat, or where you could put some booths if needed, ex. a photo or a face painting booth.

A bonus why I picked this branch is our guests can opt to go to Mind Museum after the party since we chose a morning schedule on a Saturday.

After clearing it up with the personnel, I was able to reserve a date, pay my downpayment, and get some invitations within an hour. I was able to do this a month before the celebration (around the end of April).

What can I expect from a Jollibee Party Package?

Please take note that the prices here are quoted as this post was written. These prices may change at any time.

  • Choose from 3 Party Themes
    • Jollitown Theme Park
    • Fairytale Land
    • Jollirace
  • Fixed Party Fee of Php 2500 (includes the party favors and Jollibee appearance)
  • Party Favors
    • 15 Invitations
    • 15 Hats
    • 15 Nametags
    • 15 Balloons
    • 15 Activity Mats
    • 10 Lootbags (you can buy extra for Php 70 each)
    • Game Prizes
    • Birthday Gift
  • Jollibee mascot appearance for 30 minutes (additional time is Php 1000 per hour)
  • Venue reservation for 2 hours (includes host)
  • Food packages per person
    • Bundle A (Spaghetti, Reg. Fries, Drink, Sundae) – Php 209
    • Bundle B (1pc Chicken, Spaghetti, Reg. Fries, Drink, Sundae) – Php 285
    • Bundle C (1pc Chicken, Spaghetti, Reg. Fries, Drink, Sundae, Toy) – Php 330
    • Bundle D (1pc Chicken w/ Rice, Spaghetti, Reg. Fries, Drink, Sundae) – Php 291
  • Red Ribbon cake (Optional)
    • Chocolate Dedication Cake (Regular or Large)
    • Rainbow Dedication Cake (Regular or Large)
    • Cake Toppers – Php 110

Some Notable Things When I Reserved my Jollibee Party

  • A big consideration is whether this Jollibee is a company or a franchise branch. Company branches generally have more leeway and options in parties. Unfortunately for us, we learned late that our chosen branch was a franchise. Some differences between a company and a franchise are:
    • Only Jollibee is available as a mascot for franchise branches. For company branches, you can also add more mascots (e.g. Twirlie, Hetty, etc).
    • Company branches are generally more spacious and food is better as the staff is better trained.
    • Company branches get the latest technologies, e.g., robots that carry your order to you, self-pay kiosks, etc.
    • Company branches have more options in food orders, for example, you can order mini sundaes for kids or Chicken Joy for adults only
  • It is better to take a look at the venue personally before deciding on it. Some things may not directly translate from pictures and can be experienced only when you’re there. Examples are: the venue being loud because it’s beside the main floor area, or maybe the number of invitees might not fit the space.
  • You can also add a photo booth or some other services like face painting, but you need to check if the space can accommodate these.
  • You cannot add hosts from outside, as Jollibee Parties have their own designated ones.
  • You cannot add some other acts to the party (ex. magic show, bubble shows, etc) as the schedules are often limited.
  • You cannot have Jollibee dance to different music aside from the pre-selected ones. However, you can request your choice of background music while on downtime. We chose SB19’s Gento as it was our daughter’s favorite.
  • You cannot cancel or lessen the food bundles once ordered, but you can only order additional food. You also cannot bring in food from outside except when used as giveaways.
  • You can serve the Red Ribbon cake to guests; if you bring in another cake, it can only be used for display and for candle blowing.
  • Once reserved and with payment, you cannot cancel the event unless in extreme cases (like sickness).
  • You can pencil book, however, your reservation may be overwritten once a reserver pays a downpayment on your booked schedule.
  • The reservation has 3 schedules per day — 10 AM-12 PM, 1-3 PM, and 4-6 PM. The staff is strict with time management especially when there is another party coming up on the next schedule.
  • The party was also fairly structured. The first event is typically prayer and introductions, followed by 3-4 kids games and 1-2 adult games, then mealtime while Jollibee mascots visit and perform. After the mascot visit, the candle blowing comes next and last is adjournment. They leave one hour for cleanup and setup for the next party schedule.

How We Celebrated Our Jollibee Party and Conclusions

To make our daughter’s celebration a bit more unique, we also hired a photographer, bought a rosette cake and giveaway cupcakes from a supplier, and brought in a lot more toy giveaways and prizes for the kids. We also bought extra time (an hour total) for the Jollibee mascot and we were able to take advantage of our photographer getting lots of pictures with him and all of the kids.

Personally, I think photographers are worth the expense as they serve as the archivists of the event, especially if you’ve hired someone you’ve worked with before. As they have a very specific task, they can focus on taking pictures and you wouldn’t need to rely on your guests’ cellphone photos as mementos. They can also provide a glow-up to the attendees and will give a consistent look and feel for the photos that they’re going to provide after. You can collate the good photos into a physical album or share them online with your guests as well.

Our host was able to manage the games well as he noticed the kids were generally younger and opted to make the adults play more. The crew was able to manage the food servings and everyone was able to get a meal.

A hiccup during the event was when they ran out of loot boxes. We were planning to use the loot boxes as containers for some of the food giveaways we had. As an alternative, they provided a kiddie toy in a Jollibee paper box per loot box missing. Another hiccup was a lot of the party favors were missing, like the party hats and the name tags. There were also no balloons at all. In hindsight, it would have been prudent to check a day or two before whether everything was available.

Overall, everyone had a good time and I felt that the party was worth it even without some party favors. The total amount I paid for our Jollibee Party Package was around Php 22000, with 60 guests in total — (around 366 per head). This does not include the additional stuff we included. All in all, we probably spent around Php 35000 for the party itself.

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