“Dress like Jackie. Act like Audrey. Inspire like Lilly. Party like Gatsby.”
When we think of kiddie parties, we think of brightly colored balloons, fun cartoon characters complete with a lively host shouting on top of his lungs. Right? With glitz, glamour, and opulence as the very essence of this theme, Zara’s baby Gatsby-themed party evokes a nostalgic emotion that will definitely leave us in awe. You see, I for one is a big fan of non-traditional themed kiddie parties; so naturally, I fell in love with Zara’s 1920’s-inspired party. With Maja of Passion Cooks catering styling this event, her chic sense of style surely made this party swoon-worthy. Oozing with stylish little misses and dapper dudes running around the venue, the air of lavishness in Zara’s party makes my heart skip a bit. Without further ado, enjoy!
For the invites, this pink and gold stunner looks perfect for the party.
These pearls and flowers added a sense of drama to the venue.
Paper lanterns and pompoms in pink and white brings out the girlyness of Zara’s party. Not to mention the strands of crystals that injected a dose of glitter and shimmer to the setup.
Hanging chandeliers, flower wall backdrop with matching art deco accents on the side made their stage backdrop so Gatsby-perfect. I also like their peacock-printed Zara letter standees, cute.
For their table setup, more flowers, pearls, golds and peacock feathers to keep things elegant.
In lieu of the usual lootbags, these Gatsby-themed personalized name plates served as their party favors. Quoting Mommy Madel: “Where’s my lootbag?” – asked a kid after the thank you remarks, on the stage. While it is a staple for most parties in the Philippines, we decided to get them a nameplate, something that would last longer. But my gosh, a loot bag is a loot bag is a loot bag. Mommies, please take note! 🙂
And, check out Zara’s adorable Baby Gatsby-inspired cake by Sugarplum Pastries. I love the little flapper girl topper, too stinkin’ cute! The details of the cake perfectly captured the elegance of the theme but with a kiddie spin.
Of course, no kiddie party will ever be complete without games and show.
One of the things I love about this party is how stylish the kids look! I mean, they literally dress to impress, very Gatsby-esque.
Check out their fun family photos. Oh and mind you, even the adults readily joined the fun by dressing for the theme.
Vendor listing and reference:
Venue: Alveo Celadon Park Function Rooms A & B
Caterer / Stylist: Passion Cooks Catering
Cake: Sugarplum Pastries
Photographer: Happy Folks Studio
Host / Magician: Chayno
Mommy’s dress: SURCO by Vien Resurreccion
Baby’s red party dress: a gift by Ninang Vien Resurreccion of SURCO
Daddy’s suit: BKS Couture (Boy Kastner Santos)
Headpiece and Boutonnieres: ETC Handmade Goodness
Hair and Make-up: Chinky Tanjangco and Wheng Diva
Lights and Sounds: Metromix
OTD Coordinator: Madison Events
Chocolate souvenir: Unit 16 Sweets
Food carts: Ice Cream by Pinkerton; Fries, Ice Scramble and Cotton Candy by Sweet Services
Paperie: Invitation by Nicci Wiedman of Paper Street Press; Menu card, dish card, tarps, chocolate layout, wish card by Caren Resurreccion; Table numbers, memorabilia table pictures by Mommy Meowmeow; and Printing by Printlane