Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This high spirited, theatrical 40th Surprise Birthday was so fun to be a part of. Think Moulin Rouge meets a 1940's supper club.   Anne Rogers Mitchell had an amazingly bold vision for the usually proper, refined private country club.  We transformed the lobby,  ballroom, living room and parlor into a Parisian extravaganza.  Above is a pic of the lighted sign we made.  It was 18' wide!
The centerpieces for the guest tables were sexy legs with fishnet stocking and feather plumes bursting out of the top.  The other half of the centerpieces were fresh florals with peacock feathers all created by Coby Palmer of Coby Palmer Designs.

There were two gaming areas, one in the parlor and the other outside on the terrace.

Here's a pic of the outdoor gaming area.  Aren't those purple toppers to-die-for?!? The outdoor gaming area had had outdoor lounge a photo booth with berets, faux mustaches and boas.  There was also a cigar station with hand rolled cigars.

We wanted to create a Parisian street scene as the guests walked in so we had little vignettes along the walkway.  Above is the "Salon de Artiste" where a an actual sketch artist sketched for the guests.

A Patisserie with eclairs, chocolate covered strawberries and a Louis Vuitton handbag cake created by Classic Cakes. The detail is amazing you can see the stitching in the leather/fondant trim and she used the birthday girls initials instead of the LV
We also had Chanel purse cookies and Louis purse cookies

A 3-D Eiffel Tower, Chanel store front and french street lamps with Rue de Amie signs were also a part of the street scene.  Two Burlesque dancers adorned the balcony telling guests to move into the ballroom for the big show.

Once the guests entered the ballroom they were treated to a tasteful Burlesque show, dinner and dancing 
                                                 Custom monogram dance floor was created by Evans Audio Visual

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