Tuesday, January 15, 2019

{My Parties} Route 42 Vintage Car Party

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One of the most popular themes that I create is the Vintage Car theme. A lot of my clients struggle to come up with cute themes for parties for the men in their lives. This client came to me with a clear vision of how she wanted this party to look. Her husband loves anything Route 66 and she definitely wanted to celebrate his 42nd birthday with a classic car theme. 

So, with a theme in mind and a color palette of black, white, silver, red, and blue, I went to work on making Haris' birthday classic! 
This is one of my favorite venues here in Memphis: Clark Opera Center. It's a perfect blank slate and I love the industrial feel of it and the awesome lighting. It was the perfect location for this event. 

My client really wanted a balloon installation over the table. So, I chose to keep it all black, white, and chrome to make it a little more masculine. 
The awesome backdrop was designed by Piggy Bank Parties. I knew that they would create my vision perfectly and they did! Plus, I had this printed on heavy duty vinyl, so the client can keep it to hang in the garage or a man-cave. 

It's hard to see in the picture, but the backdrop has a ton of texture and detail, which made it look so wonderfully realistic. 

We needed to do a lot of desserts, because there were a lot of children invited to this party. So, we decided on a cake, cake pops, macarons, and custom sugar cookies. 

I wanted the cake to be simple and masculine, so I designed this look and the wonderful Oh My Ganache knocked it out of the park. The topper is a vintage Corvette toy I got on Amazon and I put the cake on a wheelbarrow tire to give it extra height. 

The use of these metal boxes also gives the table some more "toolbox" details. 

On either side  of the cake, I displayed our "tire" cake pops and multi-flavored macarons. If you're in the Memphis area, you MUST get over to 17 Berkshire and try their macarons. Seriously delicious. 

The cookies were one of my favorite parts. My client wanted a vintage Coca-Cola item brought into the design, so I displayed them on a platter in this vintage crate. 

Sugaroo Sweets blew me away, as usual, with these gorgeous cookies. 

I love good lighting at an event. How cool does this look with the red and blue uplights? 

The client had a great idea to use these tires and metal truck decor as the centerpieces and she had her florist fill them with flowers. 

All the photo booth props are from Shindigz.

Hope you got your kicks on this Route 66 paty!

Cookies: Sugaroo Sweets
Macarons: 17 Berkshire
Backdrop Design: Piggy Bank Parties
Party Supplies: Shindigz

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