|Fun loving parents Mala and Ahsan with their birthday boy Annas Rasheed|
''My name is Bond, James Bond! And the reason I am here is my promotion. Till now, the world knew me as 007, from now on my new code is 008''
Wow! What an amazing idea of celebrating Eight birthday of this little lad, called Annas Rasheed. Year after year, this blog covers birthdays of this family and the innovations in picking themes for their parties and applying them to perfection remain mind blowing. The genius behind creating these perfect theme parties is quite well known. None other than Mala Ahsan Rasheed (Shimaila Jabeen) the mother of the birthday boy. To be very honest, Mr. Ahsan Rasheed's children are extremely lucky, as they are blessed with parents, who still have souls of little kids inside them. They equally enjoy all the fun activities with their children.
Guests were invited to attend the party dressed as secret service agents, either to arrive in Western clothes or wear Red or Black. Lots of secret service agents, appeared. Even the summer heat in May could not take away, their spirit to party, fully dressed in two piece suits. Aaseyah, Aafreen, Azka, all three sisters of the birthday boy looked stunning in formal Black gowns. Leave aside young girls and boys, even their mothers opted to wear Western outfits, Bond girls, Pakistan version.
On 6th of May, this '007' themed party took place at the roof top garden of their house. Whereas, the decorations started from right outside the gates. Little Hollywood was erected there, with Balloon arches, fairy lights, standees with Annas' pictures posing as James Bond, artistically placed everywhere. Not to forget, the invitation card for Annas' 007 party had his own picture, dressed to kill with a gun as 007. Amazing creativity indeed. Seemed, a separate photo session was arranged only for invitation cards and stage backdrop, standees and cut outs. Must have taken months of preparations. Our salutes to Mala for so much of effort. And congratulations to the little lucky birthday brat.
And this was just the beginning of decorations. Every nook and corner of the house was filled with bunches of flowers and balloons. The entrance, the walkway, the staircase leading to the party area, everything and every spot had some draping, glitter or was simply glowing in colours. Yet, when people entered the party area, their jaws dropped to witness the breath taking view.
The stage had an enormous backdrop with Annas' pictures, posing in James Bond style. There were 007 guns for all the children to play with. Gigantic balloon arches beautifying every side. Custom made buntings and mini flags, everywhere. When the evening started to prevail, all these things were lit with different coloured fairy lights, adding a magical touch. The James Bond music was played throughout the party.
At one side of the party area, there was a cutout James Bond car stand, with a bling-bling background. Go there, pose as if you are driving, you also get props like sunglasses to pose with, act like a secret service agent and get your pictures taken. While at the other end of party area was an enormous darting wheel. Boom, boom! Use the gun but only for fun, no real bullets but plastic darts only. Get your picture there too.
Another thing, which had the guests and the children attending the party, going crazy, a chocolate fountain. Which constantly flowed and children used straws to drink chocolate, right from the fountain. Some preferred to have it on the cupcakes, some dipped wafers and biscuits. There were lots of games, lots of singing and dancing, alongwith toy gunning. The cake was also huge in size and well designed according to the theme. The dinner was served downstairs, in the lawn. A great variety of fast and traditional food to suit the tastes of young and old alike.
We congratulate Mala Ahsan for yet another gala celebration. Girl! You are a living proof, for a drop dead gorgeous, talented woman like you, ''The World is not enough'' to prove talents. May you get the entire universe to spread this beauty. And indeed, you are as stunning as any heroine of James Bond movies.
|Family with the birthday boy|
|Glamourous bond girls|
Hajra Shah, Zahra Shah, Fatima Shah
|Birthday boys sister Aaseeah|
|Birthday boy's fun with gun. Annas enjoying being 008 from 007|
|Saima Faisal and Rabia Rehman|
|Mala Ahsan and Zahra Bassat with giant darting board|
|Mehriya Omer with kids Zahra Omer and Niaz Hussain|
|Romana, Mala, Iram and Bushra|
|Birthday boy Annas Rasheed posing with friends and father Ahsan Rasheed|
|Girls with guns, lethal combination|
Nadia Amir, Mala, Rani, Zahra, Tasbiha, Romana
|Hajra Shah and Zahra Shah on a secret Bond mission|
|So many Bond girls together|
|Romana Ahmed, Mala, Irum,|
|Romana Tanveer, enjoying the ride in Bond car|
|Mala with Hamu and Zishma Safi|
|Birthday bounties and party props|
|The beautiful party set up|
|And how it glowed at night|
|The genius behind the event. Birthday boy's mom. The stunning beauty, Mala Ahsan|
|Kids enjoying Chocolate fountain with straws, cupcakes and wafers|
|Daddy cool, Ahsan Rasheed with his son, 007/008 Annas Rasheed|