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Parties

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'A little party never hurt anybody'

From bar mitzvahs to birthdays and from Halloween to Happy New Year we know how to celebrate life’s big moments. Here are three of our absolute favourites:

Tim’s Riverside Pig Pick’in
When Tim said ‘I want to celebrate my 50th with an American style hoe down for 350 people in central London’ we knew we were in for a challenge. But the fun really started when we found the venue – a completely empty warehouse on the Thames overlooking the Dome. Three gigantic theatre back drops and 186 bales of hay later (the bales were rented rather than purchased which was a first for the farmer) we had created a space that made people believe they had entered a portal to North Carolina.

Deborah & Eran's Wedding After Party
When we were invited to our clients house to talk about how to celebrate their daughter and son in law who got married abroad, we knew it had to be focussed around their beautiful garden nestling in the Sussex countryside. Guests were brought down by train from London for a day at Goodwood followed by a quintessentially English garden party starting with afternoon tea on arrival with tables overflowing with sweet peas and cucumber sandwiches. Party games followed – and yes, high heels are a great advantage for Tug of War with live music, Pimms and dancing kicking in at sunset in a stunning designer marquee lit with festoon lighting and braziers burning outside.

50th Birthday & Joint 20th Wedding Anniversary
After meeting Chris and Alison to talk about how they wanted to celebrate 20 years of marriage and Chris’ 50th birthday we knew that One Embankment was the perfect venue. Great location, style and size but most importantly the blank canvas that allowed us to make it feel like an extension of both of them. The 80's was the chosen theme and we had so much fun recreating a period games room, choosing movies to theme 10 tables for the sit down dinner, bringing in style guru Franklyn Akinsete to dress the staff and discussing disco classics with 80's diva Angie Brown. Mix in thousands of candles, a live pianist for the welcoming drinks reception and a bar serving hot and cold running cocktails all night and you have a party that was truly unfogettable.

“One year ago tonight was one of the best nights of my life – thanks to you!!!”
In 1966, Truman Capote hosted this incredible soiree. As you can imagine, it attracted a ton of celebrities. Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow, Lauren Bacall, Henry Fonda, and Candice Bergen attended alongside socialites like Gloria Vanderbilt and Lee Radziwill. In fact, the guest list was so glamorous that Andy Warhol quipped to his date, “We’re the only nobodies here.” The bash was ostensibly held in honor of newspaper publisher Katharine Graham. Guests could only wear their fanciest black and/or white evening wear. Masks were also required, and ladies were expected to carry fans.

In 1966, Truman Capote hosted this incredible soiree. As you can imagine, it attracted a ton of celebrities. Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow, Lauren Bacall, Henry Fonda, and Candice Bergen attended alongside socialites like Gloria Vanderbilt and Lee Radziwill. In fact, the guest list was so glamorous that Andy Warhol quipped to his date, “We’re the only nobodies here.” The bash was ostensibly held in honor of newspaper publisher Katharine Graham. Guests could only wear their fanciest black and/or white evening wear. Masks were also required, and ladies were expected to carry fans.

“We’re the only nobodies here.”
— Andy Warhol