A RIVERDALE PARTY
While my brother was busy collecting his Marvel and DC comic books, I was happily flipping the pages of my Archie Comics, getting updated on the life of America’s quintessential boy next-door, and the predicament he usually found himself in by being in the middle of Betty and Veronica.
But wouldn’t it be the bee’s knees if you could relive the life and times of Riverdale, but this time as your own character?
Meet Aerin, Riverdale High’s new transfer student, and all-around sweetheart!
I have to give props to Mommy Monette for this fantastic idea. She had her artist draw up Aerin’s own Riverdale avatar so the Party Magic team and I could incorporate her into the Riverdale universe. This caricature doesn’t match up to the real thing, though!
That’s Aerin, all cozied up in Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe, waiting for her strawberry milkshake. Ain’t she lovely!
Massive applause to the whole Dy family too, for getting all dressed up for the occasion. Take a look at toddler Jughead over there!
Aerin and little Jughead, just hanging around in the Chock-lit Shoppe!
THE IMPORTANCE OF PREP-WORK
Most people have the misconception that all the decoration work happens during the actual day of the party. This could not be more wrong. The reality is, styling is 70% prep-work, 30% on-the-day-work. And all prep-work begins with conceptualization, planning, and design.
Much like writing, I believe that in order to properly design a party, you need to know the subject (theme) very well.
Fortunately for me, I knew this subject so much that I didn’t even need to do a single piece of research work!
The stage happens in the corridors of Riverdale High School, where Aerin is campaigning for class president. Her opponent? Archie! I wonder who will win?
Off to stage left we find Betty and Veronica. Their cheerleader uniforms are hung on their lockers:
Jughead is busily handing out flyers to all the students: [Read more…]