I’m finally getting around to sharing the joint ‘Preppy Tie Shop’ themed birthday party I threw for myself and my son back in June. Many or you have probably seen a high level summary of the party on Pizzazerie or Hostess With The Mostess, but if you want all the details THIS is the place to be! I’ll be writing about the party over the next week in a 4 part series. This post includes some background information about the party and will be followed with posts about the party set up, party details, and party food. If you don’t want to miss any information make sure you’re following us on Blog Lovin’!
My initial inspiration for this party was based on a family tradition. My grandfather’s family’s obsession with neck ties! At every family event they bring neck ties and everyone has to casually wear one, really, you have to! They are also used as decorations. While I’m not exactly sure where this tradition originated, it’s been present for as long as I can remember.
I thought the neck tie idea was cute, but let’s face it, bow ties are much cuter for a 2 year old. Also, since Chase was born a week shy of my birthday I wanted to incorporate some ‘girly’ elements so we could make it a joint celebration. I finally decided that I would honor the neck tie tradition, but also wanted to incorporate some additional ideas. The first was adding in bow ties, the second was adding in hair ties for the girls, and the third was giving the party a ‘shop’ feel instead of having people wear the ties – hence, “Chase’s Preppy Tie Shop”.
Make sure you stay tuned for follow up posts about how the party was set up and all the details and food that made the event special for my little man!