Her celebration struck a chord with many, resonating with her generation's love for good deals and cost-effective choices.
We all have several ideas regarding how we want to spend our birthdays. While some want to go all in and spend a fortune on birthday parties, Jasmine Belle Pak decided to celebrate her 28th birthday in a creative and budget-friendly way. Pak—who goes by @jasminebellepak on TikTok—showed off her elaborate Costco-themed bash in a video that has now gone viral. “Things from my Costco-themed birthday party that just make sense,” she wrote at the start of the video before showing off the massive spread of food court staples. Her big-box bonanza included Costco staples like rotisserie chicken, Caesar salad, hot dogs, chicken bakes, pepperoni pizza and twisted churros.
Everyone's outfits also fit the theme with the birthday girl wearing a t-shirt with an image of the famous $1.50 hot dog and drink combo. Some of her friends wore the classic uniform with red aprons and name tags. Pak even had Costco-themed pool accessories like a hotdog and pizza floats for the event. The birthday cake was a vanilla cake with vanilla frosting and a custom sign that said “Happy Birthday Jasmine” with her name written in the style of the Kirkland Signature logo, reports PEOPLE. “Ain’t no party like a wholesale party,” she wrote in the caption, tagging Costco’s TikTok account and adding, “I love u.”
“It was really fun, honestly—everyone’s doing Barbie this year and I was like, ‘Is it weird that I’m doing Costco?’ but no, I’m very happy,” she told TODAY. “I did everything. I knew immediately that I had to have the red trays, so I went to a wholesale restaurant store and I bought a bunch of them." What's more, she used compostable items so that her party would be more eco-friendly. “For the labels, I looked up Costco sample photos and I literally went on Photoshop and made every single label by myself,” she said, adding that she made up the SKU numbers at the top but looked up prices to make that part accurate.
“The only one that’s not correct is the birthday cake. That one is connected to my age. Twenty-eight is how old I was turning and I was born in ’95. So I made the cake $28.95.” While she expected the party to be picked up by people online, she had no clue it would go this viral. “Honestly, it’s insane. I was literally just trying to throw a party that was themed after something I love. You can’t beat $1.50 hot dogs and you sure as hell can’t beat a good deal, which is what I love. This is what our generation loves.”
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