NEW KidHampton Party Diary: Lucas Bacardi Shriftman Aces His 7th Birthday
KDHamptons contributing editor Lara Shriftman shares, “Like most boys who are “six-and-three-quarters,” my son Lucas is fixated with professional sports. He loves hoops and was thrilled when I took him to his first Miami Heat game last year; so it came as no surprise when he told me this year he wanted a tennis-themed party to celebrate his 7th birthday. Lucas loves tennis – loves to play it, watch it on TV, and go to matches to watch his favorite player, Serena Williams. Lara shares her top party planning tips in her NEW KDHamptons Party Diary below:
Lara adds, “Like me, Lucas loves to plan parties, and loves to plan them early and get creative. Lucas and I have been to tons of tennis tournaments since the time he was born. Our company, Harrison & Shriftman, also launched EleVen by Venus Williams with three fun tennis themed parties, so of course that inspired this year’s tennis-themed party too.”
Next, set the date: Lucas’ birthday always falls during spring break which is not a great time to have his birthday party because so many of his friends are away. But lucky for Lucas, it means he gets to celebrate on his actual birthday, and have a party or two, which he celebrated with his mom and his papa, Juan Bacardi, at one of his favorite restaurants. We always plan his birthday party after spring break is over, so all of his friends can come.
Location: We had the party at our tennis club. Lucas loves the Sunday brunch, so we decided to have the party on a Sunday and have brunch for the kids and adults in a private area where we could decorate in white and green, preppy tennis party style.
Invitations and Printables:
I worked with my favorite design duo, Anders Ruff to create a one-of-a-kind invitation to set the theme for the party. This year, Lucas and I agreed on a preppy, simple and classic tennis invitations and labels. We designed an invitation card that invited Lucas’ friends to join us for tennis, lunch, swimming and cake and of course dress in your tennis whites. We also made printables chocolate bar wrappers, water bottle labels, and gift bag toppers and thank you notes at the same time. Lucas came up with the idea for “Lucas.Set.Match” for the wording.
More about Lara Shriftman: Luxury, fashion and lifestyle expert Lara Shriftman co-founded Harrison & Shriftman in 1995. The agency specializes in public relations, marketing and events for high-profile luxury brands. In addition to serving as a correspondent for Extra with her own segment, Party Confidential, Lara has authored four books on entertaining: Fete Accompli , Fete Accompli Workbook, Party Confidential and Party Confidential: New Etiquette for Fabulous Entertaining. HS-pr.com www.partyconfidential.net Luluflynn.com, and www.hs-pr.com