Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nina's World - A First Birthday to Remember!

Our Baby Doll Bakery Birthday Party plans are on hold because I was contacted to help with a very special client's 1st birthday party next month! 

Theme: Elmo's World!

DUH, the birthday girl loves Elmo... I, however, was surprised at how many options there are for an Elmo party.  Colors, featured characters, food, activities, etc. It can either be a field day or a nightmare for a planner.  With so many options, it's important to remember this:

Every successful event requires a good plan and every good plan requires focus. 

To help focus my client and to manage her expectations upfront, I created 3 inspiration boards (a girly pink Elmo party, a Sesame Street party, and an Elmo's World theme). The decision was almost immediate: Elmo's World it was!  Here's the inspiration board:

The party will be hosted at a local venue with a soft play zone for tots and a separate party space.  My challenge will be to take the cookie cutter party space and use the inspiration board to create a cheerful, colorful and UNIQUE event.  I've got loads of tricks up these sleeves; the party is going to be fabulous!  Some other event highlights include:

- A scribble table for the babies 
- A photo backdrop to look like Elmo's house
- Place settings: color page placemats with scribble place cards and handmade party hats
- Crayons and coloring book favors
- Elmo Song dancing
- Goldfish activity (TBD)

Who knows, maybe I'll get to start this weekend... Here's a list of tutorials coming soon:

- DIY Sesame Street signs (wooden/paper versions)
- Crayon-covered floral base
- Scribble photo backdrop (props?)
- Scrapbook paper backdrop for food table 

...and many, many more.  ALL in 3 weeks?! OMG. I have SO much to do!


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  1. I am jumping up and down, while clapping my hands and stomping my feet, while singing "Nina's World", while throwing in a "Tabby is the best, Tabby is the best" chant. I am super duper excited if you can't tell... Tabby you are truly sent by God. First you planned my gorgeous wedding in 3 months. Let's not forget that you not only did an out of this world job as my wedding planner, but also as my florist.... Now you are planning my daughters first birthday party.... Words can't explain how much I appreciate all that you have and will do for my family, friends and myself. You are Super Woman and a beautiful person inside and outside. Thank God for Tabitha Keese.... Now let the party planning begin. YAY!!!!!!!!


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