Now, this theme has got to be right up there in terms of being one of the most unique ones for any party: Rock and Roll. My client, Karen, insisted on this theme because her son Aethan is a music enthusiast and loves anything Rock!
After hearing this proposed theme for the first few minutes, my mind was instantly bogged down with a most important dilemma: how do I make a Rock theme, with all its implications of partying, drugs and wild abandonment, kid-friendly?
The first thing to tackle of course, was the color scheme. Normally, rock implies black, studs, skulls, leather, and more black. Black is really not that kid-friendly (nor happy!), so I went for a sky blue, orange, and violet theme instead.
Here is what the stage set-up looked like:
Instead of studs, skulls, and leather, which are downright scary and a bit depressing, I decided to work with a jukebox, vinyl records, and graphic amplifiers (at the back right of the stage). So as to provide a more realistic (and styling) feel, the Party Magic team and I displayed album covers of Rock and Roll greats such as AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and the more contemporary artists like Foo Fighters and Paramore. [Read more…]