THE PARTY MAGIC ROLLER COASTER RIDE
I know that it’s been a long time since my last blog post (has it really been a month!), but I have the perfect explanation for it. You see, for the past few weeks I’ve been on what I call the “Party Magic roller coaster ride”. Sometimes the sheer hectic schedule of event styling makes time speed by! I hardly felt February (and March) pass by. Still, I am grateful for the many blessings (parties). Party on!
One of the things that I had been preoccupied with is something very special to me. While it’s all fine and dandy to be styling children’s parties, it’s certainly quite nice to have a change of scenery once in a while. I’m talking about the ICBB Moving Up Day:
THE ICBB EXPERIENCE
If there’s one thing that the ICBB teachers do well, it’s to put on a show. And I don’t mean the typical, kids-stand-stationary-on-a-stage kind of show, but I mean a real show. Like, on an actual theater, with lights, costumes, dance and music, the whole production. And here’s the catch: this show is performed by 3 year olds.
(For those of you less familiar, ICBB is a pre-school located in North Greenhills and Bonifacio Global City.)
Every March greets what preschools call the “Moving Up Day“. It’s essentially every kid’s graduation day, or when they complete a whole school year and thus get to move on to the “next level”. Pretty much standard, right?
What I’ve learned, being an ICBB parent for 2 years now, is that nothing is standard in ICBB. Quite the opposite, actually. It’s as if ICBB deliberately wants to standout, rather than be standard. (see what I did with the words there? :)
ADDING THE PARTY MAGIC TOUCH TO ICBB’S MOVING UP DAY
Here’s the thing: instead of the usual graduation show, every year, ICBB picks a play (mostly from Broadway), and creates a whole show out of that, with the students as the stars.
Before that though, ICBB also needed to make a photoshoot first:
For the shoot and the actual show, they of course needed someone to do the production. Guess who they commissioned? Yes you’re right, your very own event stylist next door, Party Magic!
For the Hairspray concept, the ever-awesome Teacher Bea and I decided to focus on the scene from the Corny Collins Show. I just love the entry scene from the movie, where they sing Nicest Kids in Town!
Here’s how the rest of the photoshoot scene worked out: