Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Your Party Ideas Come To Life ...

I know it's only Monday, well, maybe Tuesday by the time you read this but I'm looking forward to the weekend. It's going to be a three day weekend for us cos of the National day celebrations over here on Sunday. And on top of that the family and me have been invited to a birthday party. Well, the boys were actually invited. We, being parents get to tag along ... hehehe ...

My nephew is celebrating his urmmm, 8th birthday and it's going to be held in one of the halls nearby. The thing is even though I've been invited to the party I do have some work cut out for me that involves this party. You see, my brilliant nephew wants to have a Star Wars themed party and my cousin came to me and asked me to help out with decorating the place.

Apparently according to her I did such a great job with the Christmas decorations that maybe I would be willing to give some ideas to make the Star Wars theme a reality. I was not really receptive to the idea at first and thought maybe I'll just give some ideas about how to hang some balloons and stuff. I am a very lazy person and anything that involves me having to work turns me off.

I couldn't say no outright cos she is after all a very close cousin, one of those I grew up with in that old neighbourhood post I wrote about recently. I was all okay with just telling her where to hang some balloons and cut out some simple 'Happy Birthday' wordings when wifey suggested why not make something really good for the decor, use it as my test bed and then start a business offering party ideas.

I've been toying with the idea of starting my own little party shop, nothing fancy, something where if you wanted to organize a birthday party I could come up with a theme for you or maybe you have your own theme and create all the necessary decor for it. Nothing expensive, using simple materials and such. And wifey said this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase some ideas cos there would be other parents there and who knows they just might like what they see.

I decided that wifey is right, maybe it's time to go into my own part-time business and coming up with party ideas and themes would be just right up my alley. The very next day wifey came up with the name for our future ... urrmmm ... business and I came up with the logo for it which you saw at the very top of this post. It might not be the best of logos but both wifey and me like it. Anyways, after that we got off to coming up with some ideas for my nephew's party.

We came up with quite a few ideas, some of them pretty out of this world but decided to scale it down a little cos you must remember I'm doing it for free and I don't really want to spend too much, after all it defeats the purpose of my reasonable and cheap party ideas if it costs too much, right?

In the end we decided to go with decorating the table for the kids with cutouts from the Star Wars universe. I'm not going to tell you the whole idea just yet cos I'll take pictures for you guys to see once I get it all done but lets just say I'm planning to turn the kids main table in a mini Star Wars world with characters from the entire Star Wars universe.

As you can see from the pictures and my messy work table below, I've already started cutting out some of the characters and though it's not really that hard, it is bloody tedious trying to cut out some of those tiny guns and light sabers! There's still a lot of work to be done on the day proper trying to turn the main table into a landscape full of mountains and figures but I'm kinda excited about it. Wifey is helping out quite a bit, thank god for that.


I don't really know how it will eventually turn out but I hope it will be a step in the right direction with this small part-time business venture that I've got planned and it would be nice if you guys could help me spread the word to anyone in need of party designs, birthday invitations or even name cards. But for now I'm keeping it small scale cos I do have a full time job. Simple house parties will suffice :D


So, if you're planning a party for your kid anytime soon and need some themes and decor ideas you know who to look for, ya :D And I'll definitely post the pictures from the birthday party after the event on Sunday. Hopefully it'll turn out the way I envision it to be or else somebody is going to have a horrible birthday ... LOL!
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38 comments:

  1. Good for you for coming up with this part-time biz venture. Who knows how far it'll go huh? :)

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  2. Love the name, love the concept, just love it. Wouldn't that be a fun business to be involved in? Who doesn't love a party? Btw those cut out Star Trek figures look awesome. The kids will love it. Can't wait to see pics :)

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  3. I think it's a brilliant idea and a brilliant name. I would def be asking you for input and advise if I was arranging a kids party.

    I look forward to seeing the finished photos of the Star Wars theme party.

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  4. For Aidan's birthday we're going to be Thomas, any ideas?

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  5. We are having a Three Day weekend too! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  6. I think you're make a good theme party organiser/decorator. Really! You should look into it and promote the business online. Kid's business is big business!

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  7. Perky - Well, I'm hoping it'll go far enough that I can quit my current job and work on this full time :D But for the moment it's just a part-time thingy.

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  8. Gypsy - Thank you :D The credit for the name goes to wifey though.

    I"m kinda excited by this 'venture' I'm planning. I just hope it takes off.

    I've still got a lot more of those figures to cut out and a backdrop to do as well.

    I hope it'll turn out well enough for me to take pictures :D

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  9. The World According To Me - Thank you :D I've seen some of the pictures for your kids party and they're already awesome, but I'll always be glad to help :D

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  10. Tammy- Thomas as in the train? I'll have to think about it some ... hehehe ...

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  11. Meleah - Way to go, don't you just love these long weekends :D

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  12. BT - Gee thanks BT. I'm actually blushing right now ... hehehe ...

    That's exactly what wifey and me are planning, an online thingy but we're still working out the details and how best to make it work ... Who knows, if I'm lucky enough, I could make a living out of this ...

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  13. Nick, if you ever need a clown, you can call me. Apparently I don't need makeup. :-P

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  14. Gallivanter - LOL! Thanks buddy, I'll definitely keep you in mind :D

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  16. Sara - Hi and welcome to my blog. Sure, I don't see why not. I'll drop by your site and see what it's all about and if I'm interested, I'll drop you an email for more details ...

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  17. Hmm, you look good at it, maybe you can consider part time business!!! Good luck in the bday party and i cant wait to see the pic when u post them here!

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  18. wow!! thats a good opportunity for u nick...you can earn more money from your current job+blogging+party decorator..

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  19. oh cool... love your idea and I think it's great.. will help you spread ya.. hope the party goes very well and may the force be with you :-)

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  20. Rose - Thank Rose, I hope this small time venture will turn out to be a little successful cos very bit of extra income in this day and age helps a lot :D

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  21. Kadus Mama - Well, every bit of extra money helps seeing as how my car loves to take whatever little I already have ... hehehe ...

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  22. Sting - Thanks for helping me spread the word :D I'm definitely going to need the 'force' seeing as how I've still got loads of things to do and the party is just a few days away ... LOL!

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  23. Nick, even if it's the weekend I know you're already thinking about the next weekend! Hahahaha

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  24. That's a whole lot of hardwork. But it would be a good idea for a part time business with your skills in this department. Looking forward to seeing the final output of the theme. :-)

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  25. Wow...cool! Hope things work out.
    Speaking of the Star Wars theme, a friend of mine is getting married this Saturday, and some of his friends plan to attend the dinner dressed as members of the Jedi Council! Should be interesting stuff!!

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  26. Rozella - LOL! You got that absolutely right! What to do, I live for weekends :D

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  27. Marlene - I'm hoping all that hard work will pay off :D I just hope the final product looks good enough to take pictures of ... hehehe ...

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  28. Perry - Whoa cool! I can imagine the looks they'd get dressed like that :D Maybe I should dress like some Star Wars character for the party too, I just wonder which character would suit me, maybe Chewbacca ... LOL!

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  29. Haizum - Thanks :D Hope it works out though ...

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  30. I love Star Wars!!! I would love to dress like Darth Vader in my birthday party!!!

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  31. Cidao - You do? I'm more of a Star Trek fan :D

    I'll bet you'd make an awesome Darth Vader ...

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  32. Nick, you think you are ready to come up with a bday party theme for me comes december??? ;)

    party shop? that sounds very interesting. i love visiting party shops. can find cute and interesting things in there.

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  33. Carol - Sure, anytime. That's what I'm going into part-time business for anyway .. hehehe ...

    Yeah, I have to agree, you find loads of cute stuff in party shops and loads of ideas too :D

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  34. LOL! I bet B would love to come to this party, he's a SW fan too! Great side-biz idea, hope it materializes and u become a millionaire woo hoo! :):):)

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  35. Marzie - Aisehman, apasal tak cakap awal-awal. I would have invited your B to come over for the party ... hehehe ...

    No need to become millionaire, hundredaire pun I'll be happy ... LOL!

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