Sleek Design Meets Foodie Fun at Reid’s Mitzvah

June 5, 2017 ,

Stream-lined and Super Stylish

Without a doubt, one of our most favorite color combinations for modern interiors, particularly for BOYS, is orange, white, green and gray. These vibrant colors work together to create a bold, confident environment that amplifies to WOW! when you add layers of crisp graphics, sculptural accessories, and geometric shapes. Reid’s bar mitzvah celebration at Green Valley Country Club took the design concept to a whole other level of smooth and sophisticated.

Event Management Too

Before we get to the design details, let’s talk about party coordination. One doesn’t work without the other.

Until you’ve worked with us, you may not know that, in addition to event and floral design, we also offer our clients event management services. Meaning, our party planning team coordinates all of the logistical details of the event with each an every one of the vendors secured by us, or you, for the celebration. Our intention, with every event we produce, is to ensure the seamless execution of all services right down to food styling and transportation management.

Making an Entrance

As a backdrop for the escort card table, we created a custom green hedge wall with wooden panels.  Glossy white planters in different heights were placed to the sides of the hedge wall, a custom-designed orange and white monogrammed rug anchored the space, and dramatic lighting finished the setting. On top of the large wooded placecard table we placed a striking design of modern white vessels holding white and green flowers down the length of the table. Flowers used included chartreuse Cymbidium Orchids, white Phalaenopsis Orchids, apple green Viburnum, white Allium, orange roses, and more. Orange-lacquered vases and white candle holders with pillar candles were dotted among the flowers and escort cards.

Cocktail Cool

As we do most of the time at our clients’ mitzvah parties, we divided the cocktail reception into two: 160 adults in one area of the club; and the 60 or so kids in another. For the adult cocktail area, we used tall cocktail tables draped in cool tangerine print linens, white and black wing back chairs, polished chrome cocktail tables, orange glass vases, and minimalist displays of green and white flowers. Additionally, as food was a huge part of this sophisticated host’s party vibe, we styled up food stations, bar fronts and cocktail trays too!

Plenty of Foodie Fun

We detailed and styled all the food stations, including a Suche (sushi & ceviche) Station that paired minimalist sushi and sashimi presentations with elegant ceviche displays; and a Mod Mex table with margaritas, imported cervezas and sangria, paired with chicken and fish tacos with all the festive garnishes you can imagine! But that wasn’t all that was on the menu, tray after tray of tasty bites made the rounds, including buttery lobster rolls and spicy cocktail shrimp shooters! For the kids’ “cocktails” all the usual kid-friendly foods were served including salty snacks and veggie crudites.

It’s All Fun and Games

Once Reid and his friends arrived the party really started! Once they made it past the entrance area, the kids were greeted with their own play zone, including oversized square ottomans with orange pillows, illuminated cube tables, a giant soda bar, and crazy fun games and activities! Light up ping pong, anyone? Too much fun to play AND watch, and we did both!

Bringing It All Together

The cocktail parties might have been split, but the dinner party in the club ballroom was not! To set the scene for a totally chic celebration, we fully-draped the ballroom in ceiling to floor grey fabric, to provide a clean backdrop for the event design. The adults were seated at wide, rectangular dinner tables, some with banquette seating, others with sculptural white or gray chairs. A variety of unique, modern tablescapes were created for the top of the adult tables which reflected the stylish design of the room and also created a warm, intimate, sexy environment for dining and dancing. Tall white and glass lamps with over-sized linen drum shades were used on some of the tables with collections of candles and white vessels holding creative designs of flowers. Other centerpieces held long, low designs of flowers punctuated with tall white frames with candles. The long white community tables held tall wooden frames with low, lush designs of flowers, greenery, and suspended candles. Grey and white decorative elements and vase were used throughout, including the steel grey napkins tightly rolled in personalized metal napkin rings.

At the ends and middles of four of the long tables, we placed custom-crafted planters holding tall, striking designs of manzanita branches and ornamental grasses to serve as area breaks and room dividers.

Layers of Light

The adult dinner tables were a glow from up high, with suspended golden orbs, to down low at surface level with elegant glass votives. Additionally, soft warm lighting washed the dinner tables and moody blues kissed the walls to pull the eye in to the center of the room.

Seat with a Dance Floor View

The kids were seated on the dance floor at tall white community tables with white lucite Ghost bar stools. Long white boxes, with pavé designs of flowers and unique foliage were placed on the kids’ dinner tables along with square white wax lanterns branded with Reid’s patterns and logo design. The dance floor itself was a shiny, glossy, all-white model that backed right up to the linear, uncluttered all-white DJ setting and bi-level dance platforms. Of course, all that white scrim is IDEAL for the coolest lighting effects technology can provide! Overhead on the truss structure (as you see in the photo below), were large plasma screens used to project images, videos and special effects throughout the event.

A Lounge Perfect for Party Perching

Before everyone needs to shake-and-shimmy away from the dinner tables from time-to-time, we provided an adult lounge area right in the middle of the ballroom. Four over-sized orange chairs, four metal & wood nested octagonal tables, and one belly bar-style table was placed near the bar for perfect perching. And our curved wooden bar was big enough and chic enough to hold all the client’s favorite bottles! On the bar we provided a tall design of manzanita branches in a modern white container. Candles, lush florals and LED lighting were added to complete the lounge.

Ending on a Sweet Note

Towards the end of the party, but not as an after-thought, dessert was served for all guests to enjoy! Including everyone’s favorite: ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.

Favors for the Road

In addition to fun sweatshirts for the kids, guests were encouraged to load up on sweet or salty popcorn favor boxes to enjoy on the way home. And, of special note, on the Popcorn Bar we made sure guests knew that donations from Reid’s family had been made in his guests’ honor to Reid’s favorite charities: JChai, providing housing and support for people with special needs in honor of Reid’s brother Matthew, a happy JChai resident; the Philly Friendship Circle, providing social opportunities to support inclusive friendships for youth with special needs; and Canine Partners for Life, which provides service or companion dogs to increase the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities.

Well done, Reid. And, mazel tov to you and to your whole crazy cool family!

{Party Planning and Event Design: Evantine Design; Photograph: Philip Gabriel Photography; Party Venue: Green Valley Country Club; Graphic Design, Logos, Signage, Table Numbers, Cocktail Napkins, Food Station Details, Branded Cups: Evantine Design; Invitations, Place cards, Menus: TPD Design House}