Monday, July 25, 2011

Disco Ball Dance Party: 40th Birthday

While weddings are our first love at LASE, it's so much fun to plan other events that let us get creative in a totally different way. One of my favorite former clients wanted to celebrate her 40th birthday with a spectacular dance party and I was thrilled to help her birthday wish come true.

We chose for the venue the new Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto and promptly began to transform it into a stylish nightclub lounge. The evening began with cocktails on the balcony patio, designed as a cool urban rooftop deck. Three specialty cocktails {Kir Royales, Cosmopolitans and Chocolate Martinis ~the guest of honor's favorite, but more on that later} were passed as guests relaxed on outdoor lounge furniture under beautifully lit trees brought in for the occasion.

We then revealed the dance lounge, draped in lavender with white, grey and hot fuchsia accents. Swanky lounge furniture and high bar tables gave the space a club-like feel. The stainless steel dance floor reflected the warm pink mood lighting and spinning mirror ball. We carried the disco ball design throughout the party, on the invitations, cocktail menus and the unbelievable birthday cake.

DJ Solomon played the birthday girl's favorite dance music, a little 80's mixed in with today's hot artists, and the dance floor stayed packed. Guests broke from dancing to enjoy the dessert buffet I designed with Paula LeDuc and PS Paper. She loves chocolate, so the buffet overflowed with trifles, truffles and pot de cremes.

There's so much I love about this party, but I was truly impressed with the disco ball birthday cake. It was a perfect replica of the adorable invitation we created for the party and was an absolute show stopper.
Photography by Meg Smith & Associates: Kristin L. Venue Oshman Family JCC. Catering by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering. Cake by Katrina Rozelle. Flowers by Kathleen Deery Design. Printed Materials by PS Paper.


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    Some good birthday greetings could be the best way to wish someone on his birthday..
    So, why not choose the best ones for all. I found some awesome collection here in this article.
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article…!!


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