Planning a party for 2 celebrants can be challenging. If those celebrants happen to be a boy and a girl with specific but totally different fave characters, it could pose a serious party problem for Mommy.
Little girl wants Hello Kitty. Little boy wants Ninja Turtles. Mom wants just one party.
How to pull it off? Here are some suggestions:
1. Use one distinct feature of each theme to create the party palette. It could be a color, a pattern, a symbol, etc. It’s best if that feature is easy to execute and replicate. For this party, we chose bright pink dots for Hello Kitty, and the color green to represent the Ninja Turtles. These features were applied to different elements, especially the more visible ones–like the tables and the buffet backdrop. We used plain green table cloth topped with pink polka dot runners on all the tables. Alternating strips of green fabric and pink polka dots covered the wall behind the buffet table. There were also paper lanterns in green and pink polka dots hanging in the ceiling.
2. Mirror each theme in the same decor elements. Paper lanterns were decorated as heads of Hello Kitty as well as the four Ninja Turtles. The same treatment was done with the paper cups and loot bags. This was a fun DIY party project that was simply done using ribbons, art paper and googly eyes.
3. In contrast to the second suggestion above, have some elements that are executed just for one theme. This way, there’s a little something different for each of the celebrant. For this party, Hello Kitty centerpieces for the girls’ tables were create using pompoms, a definitely more feminine touch. The Ninja Turtles centerpieces on the other hand were done with balloons.
Do you have other suggestions on how to do a smashing party theme mash up? We’d love to hear from you.