Sunday, September 24, 2006

a 1940's party

our most recent event was in celebration of a birthday-- a 40th birthday! and what better way to celebrate than a costume party themed to our friend and client's favorite decade-- the 1940's! drawing heavily on the influences of the second world war, the theme of the party encompassed the entire decade, from zoot suits to military uniforms, supper clubs to the U.S.O... set in a lovely outdoor venue, with lighting provided primarily by candles and white lights, it was a glittering event that hearkened back to an era of patriotism, glamour, and entertainment.

the focal point of the "allied powers" buffet was a "victory garden" crudite display (pictured above and below). arranged atop vintage windows and trellis, raw and steamed chilled vegetables were presented in varied pots and planting containers, accompanied by a roasted red pepper dip. vintage war era posters, hung with old-fashioned clothespins, completed the look.

additional items on the buffet included Russian wild mushroom pelmini (not pictured) as well as a British station complete with horseradish crusted roast beef, and a selection of scones, biscuits, and Yorkshire puddings (pictured below).

there were four tables of food at the party, including foods inspired by the "axis powers," fruit and cheese, and an all-American dessert table. pictures and descriptions of these tables will be provided in future posts.

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