Monthly Archives: February 2011

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

Here’s a VIP preview of our Vintage Hollywood Theme Party from this weekend
….a little inspiration just in time for the Oscars tomorrow night.
As guests arrived they were welcomed with the giant HOLLYWOOD hills sign
They checked in the Beverly Hills Hotel to get the auction bidding devices

Then walked the theater hallway with vintage Hollywood icons before entering Mann’s Chinese Theater

                                                  The entrance to Mann’s Chinese theater

Here is a pic of the main room with the giant backdrop
Movie Reel Centerpieces 

A peek at some of the silent auction areas.

Lots more pics and details to come!! I’ll post as soon as I get some 
professional pictures from the evening.  

TOTALLY AWESOME 80’s EVENT

Here is our Awesome 80’s Event from a few months ago…(I’m waaay behind on blogging our events).

As the guests got off the elevator they were greeted with the Ultra Mega Hold Aqua Net hairspray cans.  Just in case someone needed spray their crimped mall hair into place.

 We turned the built in bar into the Cheer’s Bar 
Here is a shot of the room.  We used classic 80’s colors.  Electric blue, neon green and hot pink.

Another shot of the room showing the lighting and pin spot on every table

These were the centerpieces for the cocktail tables in the bar
For the centerpieces we took 3 icons from the 80’s and blew them up…to the max!
 A giant Atari Joystick
 A radical Rubik’s cube
and……a Mega Cassette Mixed Tape
It wouldn’t be an 80’s party without a classic arcade.  It was however, a little updated version of an 80’s arcade with flat screen TVs. But… all the classic 80’s games were represented. 
Bean Bag chairs were placed in front of every screen for gaming comfort.
A throw back candy buffet was also featured in the arcade

Remember these?…..scratch n sniff stickers!!  

All of these photos were taken by the Totally Cool Erin Hession of Erin Hession Photography.  Check out her website and blog.  She is amazingly talented!!

SKYSCRAPER THEME BAR MITZVAH

Our Bar Mitzvah Boy last weekend was into all things architecture.  He has an incredible creative mind and I have no doubt he will do something great in his future.  So, for his party he wanted to theme it after skyscrapers around the world.
We cut the placecards in various building silhouettes so that when they were placed in alphabetical order, it would look like a city skyline.
The colors of the room were a modern scheme royal blue, black and silver.

The adult centerpieces were glass cylinders with the Bar Mitzvah boys favorite skyscrapers around the glass and topped with a stainless steel globe.  They were under lit with LED lighting.

We used 6 chair sashes to create a criss-cross table topper on each table.
Black and white giant dance floor.
The kids centerpieces were laser cut Plexiglas buildings with a blue water base and up lit again with LED lighting.

We made these table numbers with super sleek house numbers right from the home improvement store.
Evans Audio Visual created the DANNY gobo light.
The food buffets were a delicious sampling from around the world.
The Eiffel Tower had an elaborate fruit, cheese and bread display and was switched out later in the evening to a fabulous french pastry/dessert display

             There was also a giant Italian Buffet          AND      Asian Buffet with bento boxes
The DJ and Dancers kept the party lively all night long


There was also a digital green screen photo area.  The background was Times Square

The Bar Mitzvah boy also loves all things Apple.  So we created a Juice Bar for the kids.

Classic Cakes created this AMAZING cake.  It was even more spectacular in person

Bags of colorful gum balls were given to each guest as they left for the evening.
All of the beautiful photos were taken by the talented Sue Huffer of www.suehufferphotography.comSue Huffer Photography

SUPER BOWL PARTY

OK… I know our Colts didn’t make it past the playoffs but I thought I would share some ideas from our Colts Playoffs Party.  You could easily translate these ideas for your Super Bowl Party this Sunday.

FOR THE BIG KIDS

Here we started with a 5′ round table, dressed it with blue floor length linen and topped it with an AstroTurf topper.  
The centerpiece was a a colts helmet, pom poms and megaphones.
I wrapped a sweat band around each napkin, used Pottery Barns vintage football plates and made a football wrap for the rocks glasses.
FOR THE WEE-ONE’S
For the kids table we used the same blue cloth, kid sized chairs with little jersey’s as “chair covers” 
The table centerpiece was a mini candy/trinket buffet with blue and white gumballs, blue and white m&m’s, mini pom poms, “bad call footballs” (squishy footballs to throw at the TV when the referee makes a bad call)  pennants and mini helmets.
Here is a really bad phone pic of the kids place setting.  The charger plate was a “coaches clipboard” with a mini pom pom, Colts pennant and blue Gatorade.
THE BAR
The bar table featured a chalkboard centerpiece with a football play.
Other details included a signature blue drink and wristbands wrapped around beer mugs.