Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Celebrating "25" In White

This passed weekend I had the pleasure of planning and executing an outdoor All-White 25th Birthday Party at a private home on Long Island (Dix Hills, NY). The host decided to throw the party and brought me on to plan the event just three weeks out (no, that wasn't a typo ... just THREE WEEKS) but it was an awesome opportunity, a worthy challenge and turned out to be a huge success.

Guests were greeted with chilled glasses of champagne and passed the most delectable of hors d'oeuvres, including Baby Lamb Chops, Seared Filet Mignon and Maryland Crab Cakes (provided by Elegant Affairs Catering).
And later, everyone feasted on a variety of Jamaican inspired dishes like Jerk Chicken, Escovitch White Snapper, Rice & Peas, etc. The food was out-of-site and successfully pleased the palettes of everyone in attendance.

Since 200+ very thirsty guests joined us, we erected 2 outdoor bars along with large white tents that were illuminated with soft blush lighting that housed white leather daybeds, ottomans and benches accented with dendrobium white orchids and white roses. The perimeter of the property and in-ground pool was also lined with white candles to add to the intimate ambiance.

Finally, the entrepreneurial guest of honor was surprised with a logo GOBO light of his NYC clothing store, FORMAT, and a birthday cake in the shape of a "throwback" sneaker! The cake, a hit by itself, was crafted by Sugar Couture. And since the birthday boy loves chocolate, the inside of the cake followed suit along with caramel and mocha filling. Yum!

Guests danced until the wee hours of the morning and went home with tiny boxes of Hershey's Vanilla Creme Kisses tied in a bow, donning circular tags that read, very simply, "Thank You."

Thanks to everyone who helped The Bridal Party pull this magnificent party together, especially Jocelyn (my friend and planner assistant extraordinaire). Muah!

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