We recently had the pleasure to plan and organise baby boy’s Constantinos Marios Christening party. The event took place in a very elegant venue overlooking the Athenian Riviera, the Island Gallery Athens Riviera. Due to its landscape and location the venue has a splendor which is difficult to outdo, however baby boy requested a Jungle Theme Party. And boy did he get it! Pablo Coelho famously said: “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Not only did get the Jungle décor he also got the tropical storm that defines a Jungle. What a promising life! He is already a little miracle worker. May all his life be filled with realized dreams.
Upon arrival guests were offered tropical cocktails and they were greeted by a saxophone player who literally welcomed them to the Jungle. Cocktail tables were decorated with exotic flowers and fruits. Tiki hut lounge areas made guest daydream of exotic escapes while sipping on their fruity drinks. The pineapple and coconut aroma blended with the salty summer night sea breeze while decorative wild animals were playing hide and seek in the tropical foliage.
As soon as the first twinkle stars appeared in the summer sky everyone was asked to attend the sit down dinner party. The chatter suddenly stopped as the violin player entered the stage. And then it all began. The clouds formed a puffy ceiling and the wind begun to caress the hair and cheeks of our guests. All of the sudden the lightings began to slash the sky and dive into the sea. The frantic violin player was competing with nature’s own music with multiple thunders adding to the dramatic effect of the scene. Everyone went silent, the musician’s hair and silky dress were dancing to both her music and the music of the summer storm.
The party escalated with the music inviting everybody to the dance floor. No one could argue with nature’s party intentions. The sky provided all the lighting effects as guests were dancing in the rain. And as if baby boy already knew, flip flops were provided as party favors and no shoes were harmed during the filming of this party. He is a miracle worker indeed!
By Lena Panagiotopoulou