As part of IGBY’s involvement in this year’s wonderful Confetti Fair held in Melbourne, we collaborated with a number of other companies to put together a concept for a girl’s birthday party.
IGBY Productions’ role was to plan and style the collaboration. When discussing ideas for a concept and colour palette, it was decided not to do anything too typically girly. The internet is saturated with ideas for little girl’s birthday parties and they usually involve huge amounts of pink and sparkles. The whole point of the collaboration was to inspire visitors with something they had not yet perhaps thought of as a concept for such an occasion.
Dr Suess is a genius and there are so many wonderful quotes and memories we all love after reading his books as children. His stories are still popular today through the good old fashioned faithful books, but they have also been given a new lease of life by having wonderful movies created to tell the same stories through a modern format.
The Lorax story was used for inspiration, as it is not only a wonderful story with a pretty colour palette, but it has a great moral behind it. It teaches our children something very important about life. Given that the original story was first published in 1971, it was quite ahead of the times.
The Message is simple; don’t waste and use up all of our resources because one day they will be all gone.
A mood board & soft colour palette were sent out to all companies involved to inspire ideas and give everyone a clear indication of the vision. It was great to see what everyone came back with.
Luckily some of Victoria’s best were involved in this concept collaboration who had great ideas and products. The very lovely Anne from UR Invited came up with a bold but cute backdrop for us to use that would really set the scene.
It was decided that the message of The Lorax was so important that we should try where possible to make the set up sustainable and environmentally friendly. Cloth napkins were used instead of paper and used bamboo cutlery instead of plastic, for party favours for the children we gave a packet of ‘Trufulla tree’ seeds that they could take home and plant.
For those of you that are familiar with the story, you will know that ‘Truffulla’ trees are a main feature of the plot, so of course we featured some of our very own! Some from the IGBY warehouse that stood 1.5m and 2.2m tall, as well as some very clever photo booth props created by Leah from Mini Montage Photo Booths.
Fleur from Patty Cake Patty Cake, created the stunning cake which was our centrepiece for the Sweets Buffet. The cupcakes were also made by Fleur and Lauri’s fluffy cupcake toppers.
The Cupcake toppers, along with the Ribbon wands, the very cute Moustache straws, loot bags and candy cups were supplied by Lauri from The Sweet Little Party Company.
The gorgeous little people chairs were supplied by Tiny Tables and Chairs who have a great range of miniature products for parties such as this
The Sweets Buffet was also a collaboration; the glamorous glass jars, cake stand and lollies provided by the wonderful ladies at My Sweet Event Hire.
Labels along with all other stationary and backdrop were designed and provided by Anne from UR Invited
Can you believe the talent of Ed from Macarahrah!? He made these oh so impressive and delicious macarons!
Finally a big “Thank you” to the vendors who all worked so hard to pull this concept together. We hope that not only the guests that attended Confetti Fair enjoyed and were inspired by our setup, but that all of you on the world wide web will too take some inspiration away with you.