Braised rabbit, a la Fatal Attraction, ain't gonna cut it.
September 7, 2007 10:40 AM Subscribe
Need creative ideas for a high-end gala event with a decidedly low-end theme: the 1980s.
posted by justonegirl to society & culture (26 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I didn't choose the 80s theme, but I am signed on to plan one of my clients' gala event and am hoping for some creative inspiration. This event is for 600+ people and will be held at a really ritzy building in Washington, D.C. I need to pull off an elegant menu of dinner and hors d'oeuvres, decor, and some fun entertainment (i.e. interactive things people can do during the cocktail reception).
I am a child of the 80s and can rattle off pop culture references with the best of them, but I'm having trouble pulling ideas that will work well on such a large scale. I need ways to really incorporate the decade into this event and have it be very obvious (to a diverse crowd of just about every age group and nationality out there). Subtlety won't work in such a giant venue with such a big crowd. In addition, the food and decor don't have to be black-tie appropriate, but the event is high-dollar and so the kinds of things you'd serve and decorate with at a small home party wouldn't be sufficient. We're putting big money into this event to ensure that the theme really comes through.
Any ideas would really be appreciated!