March 22, 2011

Purple Palooza Part III~ final post

Purple Palooza Part III the final edition. It was my intention to get this done much sooner, but things just got so busy around here and there were so many darn photos it was all very hard to decide. So please excuse this very lenghthy post, but I feel like if I don't get it done now in a final swoop with the highlights I'll never get it done.  There was so much going on at this party, I have chosen some of the highlights to share with you.
There were a total of 5 tents in the yard and each tent was decorated with swagged purple fabric in different shades with hanging chandeliers for lighting.  This is the main tent, and there were tents for the food and drink, photo booth, entertainment (face painting, caricature artist and balloon twister) areas and of course the tiger tent.
We used simple but beautiful purple glass vases with a cluster of extra large beaded picks coming out of them.  They added a little bling to the table without cluttering up the table and complimented the chandeliers in the tents.  Since there was going to be so much going on at the party, I knew these tables were going to fill up fast with all the goodies. 

We were visited by two VIP guests a brother and sister team of white tiger cubs.  For more about the cubs please visit here to see the post all about them.  All of my staff wore purple neck ties, I love to match the staff to the party theme.

Guests were greeted at the front entrance of the house by 100 ft. of purple carpet to guide them through the house and out into the upper level of the yard.  .
At the front entrance guests were greeted by party prop tables.  These tables were filled with an assortment of purple dress up props for them to wear during the party and take home with them.  Props included purple neckties, purple derby hats, purple feather boas, purple necklaces, purple rings and purple bracelets.

One of the entertainment options at the party was a photo booth.  Guests dressed up in an assortment of party props and entered the booth to have their photos taken.  They then received a photo to keep for themselves and a photo to put into the scrapbook for the birthday girl.

Lots of favor bags ready to be handed out by the birthday girl.  For large parties it is hard to make sure the birthday child acknowledges each guest, but by having them pass out the favor bags adds an intimate thank you to the guests. Favor bags held plush stuffed white tiger cubs for each guest to take home as a special momento of their meet n'greet with the white tiger cubs.  The wonderful signs and tags were created by Kori of Paper & Pigtails, for more about them visit here.

The party started late afternoon and went into the evening.  We covered all outdoor lighting with purple gel so that when the lights came on the yard had a purple glow to it.  There were 300 lights that had to be covered, it looked amazing in the evening and was worth all the crawling around in bushes.
Yes, that is a purple decorated golf cart. We ran two golf carts throughout the entire party.  They were used to transport guests from the lower parking area up to the house and back as well to shuttle guests from the party in the lower level to the upper level of the house to the restrooms.

The candy bar consisted of a lot of purple candy.  We kept the candy bar simple and tight since there were going to be so many guests at this event.  Having the candy streamlined in a row works great when there are going to be a lot of guests passing through in line formation.

Purple sheer bags were supplied for the guests to fill with candy to take home with them.

The birthday cake was a three tier pillow style cake large enough to feed 150 people and was absolutely delicious.

PARTY DEETS; 75 Children, 80 Adults, 2 weeks to plan party, 2 days of set up, 11 CHS Staff on site, 15+ Catering Staff, Face Painting, DJ, Photo Booth, Balloon Decor, Ruth & Chris Catering, Balloon twisting, White Tiger meet n' greet, Caricature Artist, Stilt Walker, Juggler on a Ball, Golf Cart Shuttle Service, 300+ lbs. of candy, 400+ dress up items, 75 Favor Bags, 600+ yards of fabric........... 1 very happy birthday girl!!!


  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is just so lovely!! I can't wait to get time to browse your blog at your BEAUTIFUL productions!

  2. I can't believe how perfectly this party is suited to a girl's party. It's stunning.

  3. W-O-W! And you planned all of this in 2wks. Amazing!

  4. WOW! So beautiful Party arrangement! It is my dream party, i am very inspired from your blog..
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