the COOP is LA's coolest play and party space. It's clean, it's modern, it's fun....
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sometimes it's the moms of boys who are the most appreciative of what we do here at the COOP. I think moms of girls are around fabulousness all the time... so sometimes they are not as shocked by a gorgeous party... but us "boy moms" that are stuck with GI Joe, and spiderman, and sports parties -- seem much more impressed when we are able to take a "boy" theme and make it look great! I can say all this because I am a mom of boys and have struggled with the "how do I make a football party look chic?" question myself! This party mom absolutely fell into the category of super impressed "boy mom". She was THRILLED with the party. She was so sweet -- could NOT STOP gushing about how fabulous it was and couldn't believe all she did was tell us "he wants a Ninja party"... and we were able to come up with this. We even added some flowers to make it special -- but not girlie at all!!!! This is the second Ninja party we have done -- and I think they look great. The last one wanted green accents so we did green runners -- but this one I stuck with traditional silver, black and red Ninja colors for the tables and decor -- and hung giant stars above the table (a la Ninja throwing stars!) All the boys and girls got inflatable Ninjas (we also used a couple of them as a centerpiece), a hooded black cape (super Ninja-ie!) and an inflatable ninja sword. Sometimes people are worried that girls won't be excited for a "boy" gift.... but believe me -- they LOVED it! Boys and girls alike love an opportunity to dress up and pretend to be someone else! Especially someone as super cool as a ninja! I also love love love the stickers we used for the goody bags. They are a simple modern interpretation on a ninja... just like the COOP is a cool modern interpretation of a playspace!