YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST
Whenever it’s July or August, I am always reminded of that special day in my life where I styled my first ever event: Xavi’s Cat in the Hat Birthday Party. It was magical (at least to me) because that was the party that got the ball rolling into what is now known as Party Magic. I am forever grateful to Tin Dychiao (of Manila Fashion Observer fame) for the trust!
So what’s new with Party Magic? Lots, apparently. One party we did that I am currently crushing on is this:
Sab and Sam’s Descendants Birthday Bash.
A BIG THANK YOU to Toni of Happy Folks Studio for these amazing pictures!
EVIL IS THE NEW GOOD WITH THE DESCENDANTS
Sab and Sam flanked by the evil gang: Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay.
When I met with my client, Guita, and she proposed the theme Descendants, I had only one thought in mind: What in the world is Descendants?
After some research (and watching TV):
Descendants is a TV show about a story of outcasts: sons and daughters of famous Disney villains, Mal (daughter of Maleficent), Evie (daughter of The Evil Queen), Carlos (son of Cruella de Vil) and Jay (son of Jafar), trying to fit into this perfect, “goody” kingdom of Auradon, headed by Queen Aurora and King Beast.
THE WONDER TWINS
When Sab and Sam first saw the decors of their party, they exclaimed:
“Mommy, it’s so dark.
I love it.”
Definitely not the typical response you’d hear from two little girls! Maybe these scenes from the party had something to do with it:
The forbidden fruit (another masterpiece by Tazzy Cakes, thank you Cat and J!) is tantalizingly displayed on the cake.
The Descendants’ famous slogan Long Live Evil, plastered on the walls of the photo-op.
The silhouette of Maleficient casting a chilling shadow over the centerpiece arrangement. Check out those apples nestled within the floral arrangement!
I think the Descendants story is a fascinating one and resonates with Sab and Sam for a reason: Descendants is a story about square pegs trying to fit in round holes, about true individuality and uniqueness, about iconoclasm. And in that way, it shows how Sab and Sam are special, too. This makes me truly excited for what Sab and Sam will eventually show to the world when they come of age!
THE GAZEBO: A DIFFERENT WAY TO BLOW THE CAKE
The gazebo in the middle of the function room at One Shang. A new way to blow the cake!
George Bernard Shaw once famously said, [Read more…]