A PERFECT PARTY FOR A PERFECT GIRL
If you had a daughter turning 7, what theme would you choose for her? I always joke with my clients that for their child’s first birthday, the parents should choose their own favorite theme, because by the time he or she turns 7 years old, the child will already be doing the choosing for them!
So what type of girl is Ellie like?
First thing that pops to mind is that she is a gymnast:
Ellie in the process of doing a gymnast’s split-leap. Special thank you goes to Cocoon Studio for these pictures!
So it was literally a no-brainer that Ellie, being the gymnastics-enthusiast that she is, would choose a Gymnastics theme for her big 7th birthday!
Ellie and the gang from Club Gymnastica
I just love the choice of this theme, because it comes totally out of left field. I mean, for the past 5 years, which past client of mine has ever suggested, or even thought of a gymnastics theme? None.
But a theme, no matter how unique it is, is only as good as how you flesh it out and execute it in real life. Here’s how Party Magic did it.
Let’s shout, hip hip, hooray, with Ellie and family!
CONCEPTUALIZING ELLIE’S GYMNASTICS PARTY: IT ALL STARTS WITH THE GRAPHICS
If at any point in time while you read my blog you had the impression that I do all the work, you are sorely mistaken. As with anything worth doing, it takes a team to execute our parties, and most of the time the whole process begins with the artwork.
For Ellie’s party, my amazing graphic artist Pat The Lion (you will find out more about her soon) custom-drew her own interpretation of Ellie-the-Gymnast, set in a gym background. This served as the main graphic for Ellie’s invitation:
Yes, for all of our invitations, Pat The Lion draws everything from scratch, using her handy digital drawing tablet.
For the invitation printing, my client Jake decided to do it 3-D: [Read more…]