I like theme parties. A lot. So when my sister’s birthday rolls around I don’t play around. Our place has been transformed into everything from Hogwarts (complete with floating candles and boggart cabinet) to an Avatar Day celebration:
Those are some pretty big shoes to fill, and this year I had no clue what to do… until we went to see Now You See Me. For those of you who don’t know, Now You See Me is pretty much the best heist movie since 2003’s The Italian Job – only with magic! I’m a sucker for classic stage illusion, so this was pretty much the perfect movie.
Thankfully, my sister agreed, so I *finally* had a theme to run with. This is what happened:
That giant card in the background was inspired by my sister’s favorite part of the movie: Atlas’s opening trick. Shout out to the ladies at work, who gave me the tablecloth I used to make it! 🙂
Here’s a close-up of the falling money inspired by the Four Horsemen’s final trick (note: it’s been photo bombed by Beauty and the Beast):
You know that Canon commercial where all the photographers do crazy stuff to get the perfect shot? That’s pretty much how my sister looked when she snapped the picture above. Here’s another one from top-down (taken on her tippy toes from a chair) because she’s thorough like that:
Thankfully, what I lack in photography skills I make up for with baking prowess:
Okay, not really. That’s from Costco. But it was seriously delicious. If I ever have to plan a last meal, I’m going to order a barrel of the chocolate mousse they put in the center. *drool*
Where was I? Right. The party.
Here’s the rose and note that greeted the Four Horsemen in that creepy abandoned apartment:
Fun fact: not only can Jack Wilder turn playing cards into deadly weapons, apparently he also keeps them arranged in Fibonacci sequence:
Again, not really. But it’d be really hot if he did.
Moving on. Here’s some Merritt McKinney swag:
Last but not least, here are some Minions. Everyone knows it’s not a party without Minions:
Again, we’ve been photo bombed by a Disney character. That’s life in the fast lane.
So there it is. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIS!! Love ya like a zombie loves brains…
And, yes, that might’ve been foreshadowing for my next post. 😉
Wishing you all a lovely weekend and a great big slice of Costco cake!