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Events by Divine Creations

A Platinum Production!

by Valerie DiVecchio 21. May 2010 11:56
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On the night of January 16th, I saw more than a year's worth of planning come to life in the most amazing way.  It was Zoe's bat mitzvah and it was spectacular.  I reflected back on the day when Zoe's mom Mary Ann walked into my office and pulled a pair of pajamas out of her purse.  That's how it all began. 

You see Zoe loves polka dots and animals - especially dogs.  The pajamas Mary Ann showed me were polka dotted in many of Zoe's favorite colors.  So that's how we got her theme - polka dots and puppies.  I was a little nervous at first thinking how I was going to pull those two elements together, but not for long.  The fun, creative side took over!  We paired up with some amazing vendors and that night turned A La Carte Event Pavilion into Zoe's Dog Park complete with floor to ceiling draped walls, amazing lighting effects and the most adorable centerpieces - all to be donated to the children's hospital afterwards.  The night featured an incredible dinner for the approximately 100 kids and 250 adults, as well as a DJ and 16-piece band that kept everyone up and dancing.

Of course it wouldn't be a party without a few glitches.  Thankfully the glitches were during the day and none of the guests knew anything about them.  You see, the Shriners had their annual meeting at A La Carte the same day, and Zoe's party was to begin at 6:00... the Shriners' meeting ended at 3!  Luckily they were gracious enough to allow us to drape the room in fabric the day before otherwise that would have never happened.  So that morning our team of talent arrived to start setting up.  We had the Great Hall and Terrace Room empty but only the smallest, back section of the ballroom.  Imagine about 25 tables crammed in this little space as we try to cover them with spandex.  It was a sight!  It was also a little painful when one of the large round tables collapsed as I was stretching spandex over the top... and I caught it with my thighs!  Thankfully the adrenaline was pumping and I didn't feel it - until the next day! 

So once the Shriners' meeting broke, it was mayhem!  The band had to load in, the special dance floor had to be placed and then covered in polka dots, the AV wall and plasmas had to be installed, all of the tables and chairs had to be dropped in place and then set... you get the picture.  I don't think we stopped moving for a second.  And then the magic happened.  As the first guests began arriving, the room was finished.  You could actually hear a collective sigh of relief from all of the vendors who worked so hard in helping to pull all of the pieces together.  And you know what made it all worth every second... when Zoe threw her arms around me and gave me the biggest hug and said two little words - thank you!  The smile on her and her family's face was all the thanks I needed!

Pictures Below: 1) View of corner of room with custom made bar and tables, 2) Close up of centerpiece, 3) One of the dog park settings in the Great Hall, 4) Entrance to building, 5) Gift table, 6) Place card table

           

           

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5/23/2010 9:42:53 PM #

Great post, sharp mind and brilliant writing. Thanks Ann

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