The Great Gatsby

  • Context: themed dinner in a private villa (45 international guests)
  • Request: an elegant and refined ‘twenties’ evening
  • Recommendation: caterer, tableware, entertainment, lighting and special effects all in The Great Gatsby theme.

It all started with a ‘save the date’ followed by a themed invitation informing of the dress code for the evening.

Guests are welcomed by two hostesses in Charleston dresses offering welcome gifts, a white hat for the men and a black or white rose bracelet for the women. A photographer takes photos of couples with a breath-taking panoramic backdrop. The cocktail is held around the pool overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean and against the colours of the setting sun. Twinkling candle light illuminates the paths.

For dinner, guests discover a magnificent venue transformed with a black and white theme: black tablecloths, white chairs, tall centrepieces with ostrich feathers, crystal glasses, handmade napkin rings, table plan with period font, etc. The scene is set. All that is left to be done is to savour a specially designed menu and to be entertained by carefully selected artists. A pianist/crooner animates the dinner with intermittent performances from dancers of the Charleston. This is followed by a tap dance performance on the terrace where a lounge area has been set up for dancing. The cake is brought out whilst a waiter sets off a Champagne fountain. Guests have fun with huge balloons then…surprise: an explosion of golden confetti falls from the sky signalling the opening of the dance.

Our loyal clients, and now friends, really loved this evening (and so did we)!