Thursday, November 21, 2013

Eight is Great - a Modern Disco Party

I am so thrilled to be sharing my son, Graham’s eighth birthday party photos. When we started planning his party the one thing he wanted do “dance, dance, dance!!!”.  I liked the idea of a disco party, but I didn’t want to go with the traditional 70’s look. I was really inspired by this party by Bash Please and hoped to create a fun, but sophisticated and modern look. Working with a small budget, this was definitely a DIY affair. I considered renting a space for the party, but decided to keep it at home to save money & also give me more time to decorate and personalize the space. I purchased silver fringe curtains for a backdrop for the dessert table and also to transform our deck into a dance floor. I used silver fringe, handmade tassel garlands and honeycomb balls to decorate both our dining room (where the dessert table was) & deck. I. I also created a lighted marquee letter “G” for the dance floor. Giant clear balloons filled with metallic glitter – some filled with helium, some not – and a silver eight balloon rounded out the decorations. A helpful note: Command strips & hooks saved the day for this party. They held up all the decorations inside & without damaging any surfaces. They were amazing!

I asked my dear friend, Becca of Cake. to create the invitation and was absolutely thrilled with the results. I knew I wanted the basic color scheme to be hot pink (Graham’s favorite color), mint and silver.  When Becca added the midnight blue background it really gave design the sophisticated look I was going for. We added the caveat “No one over 21 allowed” because with 20 kids coming, there wasn’t going to be room for all the parents on the dance floor.

Come back tomorrow for the sweets & treats!
Concept, styling and baked goods: Cakewalk Baking
Photography: Sherry Heck Photography
Invitations, CD labels, custom buttons, heart stickers: Merry Happy by Cake.

Sugar cookies: Bird Treats

Silver curtains, fringe, confetti: Shindigz 


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