IN PHOTOS: Juliana Gomez's 16th birthday party

MANILA, Philippines – Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez's daughter Juliana recently celebrated her 16th birthday with a pool party with close friends and family. Juliana was born on September 8, but photos of her party were posted on September 10.

Richard's manager, Pia Campos, said that they only had a week to prepare for the party.

We only had 1 week to plan but we pulled off the vision with a semi-DYI. No stylist. Just supplies from @partypalsph, skilled carpenters and the efficient people in the Torres-Gomez household. Happy 16th Birthday my love! The world is yours #Jul16na A photo posted by Pia Campos (@piacampos) on Sep 10, 2016 at 4:41am PDT


High five @gomezjuliana because we pulled it off! She got sick pa last weekend but the birthday girl was determined to get better so she can celebrate her 16th! I'm not the best at describing some things but Helen, the ever efficient helper of the Gomez family, understood everything that was needed- including nylon strings (to tie the letter balloons) which I described as "tali na parang alambre pero plastic". She says to me "Si sir (Richard) merong ganon para sa isda." Pareho kami na di alam na nylon string pala tawag don. But now we know. Lol!(floaters & balloons from @partypalsph) #Jul16na A photo posted by Pia Campos (@piacampos) on Sep 10, 2016 at 9:16pm PDT


Among Juliana's guests was her close friend, Claudia Barretto, the daughter of Dennis Padilla and Marjorie Barretto. She even carried the cake while everyone was singing for Juliana.

When the birthday celebrant is trying to hide because she's shy. Meanwhile, @claudiabarretto got a good arm workout from carrying the heavy cake. Thank you @thesweetlifebyange for the beautiful cake for @gomezjuliana. #Jul16na @richardgomezinstagram @lucytgomez @jacquidizonm #Jul16na A video posted by Pia Campos (@piacampos) on Sep 10, 2016 at 8:58pm PDT


Happy 16th my love A photo posted by Claudia Barretto (@claudiabarretto) on Sep 10, 2016 at 4:18am PDT


Party Pals, which provided the balloons and floaters for Juliana's party, also posted a few photos of her with her friends.

Happy 16th Birthday @gomezjuliana!!! We love your party set up so much! #Jul16na #celebrateeveryday #partypalsph A photo posted by Party Pals (@partypalsph) on Sep 10, 2016 at 3:54am PDT


To be 16 and this beautiful!@gomezjuliana #Jul16na #celebrateeveryday #partypalsph A photo posted by Party Pals (@partypalsph) on Sep 10, 2016 at 6:08am PDT


They enjoyed some of the party's leftovers the next day, too!

Birthday party leftovers! A photo posted by Richard Gomez(@richardgomezinstagram) on Sep 11, 2016 at 3:04am PDT


On her birthday, Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres each posted a message for their daughter on social media.

Richard greeted her a happy birthday, adding, "Mommy and I wish you a healthy and a happy 16th bday! I love you!!!"

Happy birthday my lovely @gomezjuliana !!! Mommy and I wish you a healthy and a happy 16th bday! I love you!!! A photo posted by Richard Gomez (@richardgomezinstagram) on Sep 7, 2016 at 8:10am PDT

 

Lucy, meanwhile, recounted bringing her daughter home from the hospital for the first time.

She wrote: "We brought you home, 16 years ago, tiny as a little kitten, swaddled in a yellow blanket embroidered with pretty flowers and a bonnet to match. Each night, you would want me to carry you forever and ever and although for the first few months I was this breastfeeding, sleepless, and tired mommy, it was the happiest kind of tired, and you would reward me daily anyway with a thousand little smiles, all of them imprinted in that part of my memories that is tender, and sweet. I would stare at you while you slept (something I still do to this day), my heart filled to overflowing with that pure kind of love every mother feels for her child. You are, in every way, a gift from above, our most wonderful answered prayer. Know that Daddy and I love you very much always, to the moon and back, and beyond."

We brought you home, 16 years ago, tiny as a little kitten, swaddled in a yellow blanket embroidered with pretty flowers and a bonnet to match. Each night, you would want me to carry you forever and ever and although for the first few months I was this breastfeeding, sleepless, and tired mommy, it was the happiest kind of tired, and you would reward me daily anyway with a thousand little smiles, all of them imprinted in that part of my memories that is tender, and sweet. I would stare at you while you slept (something I still do to this day), my heart filled to overflowing with that pure kind of love every mother feels for her child. You are, in every way, a gift from above, our most wonderful answered prayer. Know that Daddy and I love you very much always, to the moon and back, and beyond.Happy 16th birthday, my forever best friend! Continue to make me and Dad laugh endlessly. If only everybody knew how hilarious you are. When I am all of 85 years old or more, wrinkled, forgetful maybe, with little aches and pains here and there, may I remember ever so warmly and happily all those moments we laughed uncontrollably, until we were almost breathless, and always because of something you said, or did. Life is beautiful, my love, and the world is all yours for the taking. May all your dreams come true, in accordance with God's beautiful plan and time. Cheers on your birthday, and to many, many, many more to come! May today be but the start of the very best years of a life wonderful and blessed! A photo posted by @lucytgomez on Sep 7, 2016 at 9:00am PDT


Happy birthday, Juliana! – Rappler.com