Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Very Special Birthday

It's always great when you get to work with former wedding clients on life's special moments.  A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with Helena and Svet to create their dream wedding at The Pierre Hotel.  Helena and I really hit it off and I had hoped one day we would have the pleasure of working together again.  My wish came true when she called me wanting to throw a first birthday party for her son Dejan (pronounced Day-on).

Helena came to me wanting to do a carnival themed party…But not just any carnival themed party. She wanted something colorful, fun, bright and not too kitschy.  She wanted it to be colorful for the kids and sophisticated for the adults. She also was keen on ensuring everyone (not just the kids) had fun.

With only four months to plan, I took to task and created one of the most colorful parties ever!  The inspiration for the color palette came from the paper we used for the invites which were created by Invitations by Ana.  Ana created a super fun paper lollipop in a box with a logo of Dejan's name.  This set the tone for the entire rest of the party which was held at the Stonehouse at Sterling Ridge.

To keep with the overall feeling of the carnival theme, I thought it would be fun to use popcorn buckets as the vases for flowers that looked just like popcorn and then use colorful candy such as gumballs, lollipops, and other candy that gave the kids a sugar high!

On the Move Entertainment provided the fun carnival booths where both the young and old could win some traditional carnival prizes.

The stilt walker, make-up artist and the balloon "sculptor" were a huge hit!

It was then cake time and Pink Cake Box hit this cake out of the park by mimicking the pattern in the invite, the logo and the bright colors.  Although Dejan wasn't quite sure what to do with the cake, it sure made for some fabulous photo opps  all courtesy of Fifth Avenue Digital.


After the cake cutting it was time for the fabulous kids band to play and even Dejan and I got in on the action with letting everyone know he turned one!

As guests departed they were able to take a lollipop as a thank you for attending the party and I can't thank Helena and Svet enough for allowing me to create a party that was full of color, fun and pure enjoyment for everyone involved.

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1 comment:

  1. This party looks amazing! The lollipops in gumdrops are such a great idea.