As mentioned in a previous blog post, as much as possible it is very important to plan out your birthday parties 6 months in advance. The net effect of this on event stylists such as I is that while everyone right now is looking forward to Christmas and the holidays, I am tediously concerned with the execution of my parties for this coming weekend and also with the planning of parties for next year 2017! Even as we speak the Party Magic crew is busy conceptualizing, booking suppliers, and preparing for parties from January to June 2017.
This type of looking a few steps in front of me and looking a mile away at the same time can sometimes be downright confusing and disorienting. It also has the effect of feeling that time is always slipping through your fingers. Which is why I cherish my “family time” very much and the attitude of “living in the moment”. Definitely a philosophy in tune with Party Magic and event styling as well!
A KUNG FU SPECIAL
In line with the recently celebrated Mooncake Festival (hello dice games and prizes!), here’s a treat I’d like to show off to you: Lucio’s Kung Fu Panda Birthday Party!
A mascot Po doing some funny poses in Lucio’s party
Credits for the photos goes to Mayad Beginnings
I can’t say enough how much FUN it was to design this birthday bash. It was a total deviation from the usual of Party Magic’s works, and I mostly had to figure out ways on how to combine oriental design elements with the Kung Fu Panda character universe.
Now, do me a favor and close your eyes. Imagine that you are entering a strange new land, and with the song Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting (Oh oh-oh-ohhhh…) playing in the background. Then you see this:
Po and the Furious Five. Can anybody spell, AWESOME?
Just look at that stage! This was specially built extra tall, to make the Chinese temple seem extra-looming. And of course, front and center is Po and the Furious Five in full martial pose (hee-yaw!!!) This was the first thing the guests saw, and what a sight it was.
The next thing they noticed was The Furious Five Academy:
The Furious Five Academy. Definitely not for the faint-hearted!
While thinking about what in the world would put for Lucio’s photo area, I had this crazy area: what if we put a sort of “training room”, kind of like that scary training hall where Po started off as a kung fu novice: [Read more…]