roo's interest in the world is growing steadily as she realizes that a number of our friends from KL have dispersed into various parts of the globe. her 'boyfriend' who is vietnamese-canadian, is now living in the middle east. japanese friends have moved back to tokyo. recently, she was a flower girl at a wedding that introduced her to an international contingent of asians, europeans, and americans. she's also none-too-pleased with my own travels and has been asking what i've been upto.
so on the ipad, we would look at maps, and flags, and would get familiar with other languages. (she watches barbie in german, though i have no idea whether she's really watching or just zoning out.) we wanted to share our curiosity about the world through a simulated travel-around-the-world adventure. once we completed the logo design and confirmed the countries we wanted to visit, all the other details just sort of rippled off.
|Guess which countries we went to! :)|
our home walls are coffee-coloured so we needed a little something to add more 'life' to the party. as a backdrop for the table, roo cut up crepe paper of the rainbow variety into strips. we draped it over twine to serve as a curtain of streamers.
sweetyendings, and upon reading her blog and seeing her cake from this party, i was convinced we found the best woman for our cake idea: a vintage luggage bag decorated with travel stickers.
debbie blogs about how she created the cake here, and it's such a cool thing to know the behind-the-scenes story of our cake. :)
we love how all the elements are in sync, though we didn't really stick to a specific color scheme. there are so many different ways to stretch this idea -- and what i love about it is that there's plenty more of the world to explore.