LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: A FRESH LOOK AT AN OLD CLASSIC
If you have a baby girl and would like to veer away from the usual party themes, a great angle to explore is fairy tale parties. I’m becoming enthralled with this type of party lately, the most recent of which is a party centered on the concept of Fairy Tale / Storybook Characters. (can’t wait to get the photos from this one too!) But that’s a story for another day.
One specific theme that I’ve been keeping close to my chest is the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
Camie: Party Magic’s very first Little Red Riding Hood theme
(Shout out to Den Llanos Dee for capturing the feel and emotion of this party. If you haven’t heard about this amazing photographer yet, you are definitely missing out). Check out my blog post about her here.
The appeal is quite obvious. If you think about it, Little Red Riding Hood has all the right elements that would make a gorgeously styled birthday party:
Innocence, Romance, Intrigue, Suspense. These are the primal emotions that Little Red Riding Hood play upon, and a well-styled party should evoke these feelings through the use of alluring graphics, backdrops, foliage, lighting, and a great ceiling treatment.
The Colors. Red is probably the most important color for the Chinese. We wear this color on birthdays and most important occasions. I think Little Red Riding Hood is a GREAT way to use the color red, but combine it with other elements / colors (wood, greens, browns) that doesn’t make it look too tacky.
Invitation design of Camie’s party, made by Party Magic’s wonderkid designer, Pat de Leon
Woodsy / Forest element. Little Red Riding Hood is all about that walk through the woods. So it’s all about trees, shrubbery, foliage, dangling vines, and an assortment of florals. This is also where the ceiling comes in to bring about that element of intrigue
A picnic angle. Here’s another great element to incorporate into the party. Picnic baskets! Picnics also provide the opportunity for a more “natural” and “fresh” angle to the styling:
Camie’s centerpiece: A picnic basket, a pail, a frame, and Party Magic’s very cute doll version of Little Red Riding Hood.
and most importantly,
No other event stylist has done this theme yet!
An added bonus is that the client is my good friend from high school, Elzerie!
In work, nothing is as fulfilling and satisfying as providing top-notch, quality service to the people you genuinely like and admire.
On a second note, it is equally fulfilling to see the people you admire and care about enjoy a service you so willingly provide:
Above: Camie, Mommy Elzerie, and Daddy Billy blowing the cake!
Cheers to Tazzy Cakes for this wonderful creation!
Now let’s unveil my most favorite elements of Camie’s party. Drum roll, please… [Read more…]