A special happy birthday to our “THIRTY AND THRIVING” Creative Director, Zoë Gallina!
In lieu of Zoë’s birthday, we thought what could be a better blog post than some birthday party tips!?
Here’s a few pointers from the pro, Ian Prosser (and me too)…
There is nothing greater than having a celebration with family and friends for a special birthday. Many hosts want to capitalize on the special guest’s interests- we say YES to this! But, what if you could put a twist on this? For example, if you are throwing a party for a horseback rider you can do a derby themed party! This way, you are still honing in on the favorites of your special guest but you are also giving a fun twist to your honor’s favorites!
Drinking from a mint julep cup, using derby hats as a “favor” or a centerpiece, displaying horse objects on a bar, using boxwood covered bars, etc.; These are all subtle additions you can make to enhance your party and keep the theme an attraction, rather than a distraction. Although themed birthday parties are a personal favorite, the Botanica Crew agrees that over-doing a themed party is nothing short of a disaster. Hosts can easily take an appearance from charming to cheap if the theme is pushed too far. In order to refrain from this happening, put your theme in your details! Rather than using a horse covered linen- go for a solid textured linen and use the centerpiece as your themed piece.
We hope we have sparked some interest for you party throwers out there! Get those “thinking caps” on and get to planning already- my birthday is in January… that is plenty of time for you to come up with something fabulous.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZOE!!! XOXO