Celebrating a Milestone Birthday in “Tuscany”

Elite Tuscan Birthday PartyOn a Saturday night, last month, the beautiful backyard of Elite’s latest Birthday Client was transformed into a Tuscan retreat.  To celebrate a 55th birthday with 100 of their closest friends, the clients wanted a casual evening with good food, good wine and good times!  Elite OC Productions is very proud of the successful event and honored to be part of this milestone moment.

As guests arrived at the host’s home, they were greeted by a valet parking attendant and ushered to a walkway of lanterns, leading them to the entrance of the house.  A photo opportunity was placed to catch guests’ attention as they made their way to the backyard.  Guests were encouraged to write a note to the birthday boy on wooden chalkboards, adorned with burlap and photos of the guest-of-honor.  A personal touch that made for several laughs and smiles throughout the evening.

Bar, dining and buffet areas were created in the Italian/Tuscan décor incorporating various large wine barrels as cocktail tables, a rustic wooden bar, and long, narrow dining tables positioned together to create a family feel.  Wrought-iron candelabras, fresh herbs and rustic branches planted in wooden boxes, tall glass hurricanes filled with lemons, candlesticks in empty wine bottles, wood crates and blocks, and more candles of staggering heights created a dramatic, romantic, rustic, and Tuscan feel.  Amber colored up-lighting created a warm atmosphere during dinner and the heartfelt speeches given by the family.  When the live band began to play and it was time for the guests to hit the dance floor, the lighting’s amber hue dissolved into vibrant greens, blues, pinks, and purples.  The evening was capped off with a Clippers themed birthday cake, presented with full band support in a round of Happy Birthday; a truly memorable night at a birthday party in “Tuscany”.

Elite Tuscan Birthday Party

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Elite Tuscan Birthday Party

A Silent Auction Designed to Inspire

Free Wheelchair Mission Silent AuctionElite OC Productions is a full service production company, but we also provide a la carte services. We have produced the silent auction at the Free Wheelchair Mission’s Magic of Mobility Gala over 7 years.   Free Wheelchair Mission is a faith-based nonprofit organization serving the disabled poor in the developing world with the gift of a wheelchair.  The Magic of Mobility Gala is one of Orange County’s premier philanthropic fundraising events. Last year, Magic saw $1,010,899 raised -15,810 wheelchairs in one night. Continuing in that tradition, the 10th Magic of Mobility Gala was a fantastic evening; featuring fine cuisine, live music, a heartfelt message from a wheelchair recipient, and silent and live auctions.  Elite’s team used their silent auction expertise to package and design over 100 silent auction items, creating a visual menu of possibility and fun for the guests to bid on while supporting Free Wheelchair Mission.  The careful planning and attention to detail from Elite’s team made Magic’s silent auction a huge success and contributed to the gift of mobility to thousands.

Free Wheelchair Mission

Free Wheelchair Mission

Free Wheelchair Mission

How-To Tuesday: Balloon Elements






















Balloons are often thought of as childish and sometimes tacky, but with the right vision and eye for design, balloons can add an element of class, whimsy, and even romance to the ambiance of your space.

Here are a few balloon DIY’s that will help you add a little pizzazz on a budget, while looking like a million bucks!

1) Balloon Pearls: You can find opalescent balloons anywhere for a few bucks, just blow them up at different sized and attach them to your wall or you can hang them on a string for a pearl necklace look

2) Hanging balloons: This can be achieved outdoors or indoors, just blow up balloons and hang them from the ceiling or from trees with string or bows and your space will transform into a whimsical wonderland.

3) Balloon wall: The perfect fix to any space to create beautiful ambiance and romantic drama. Blow up balloons with helium and hang them with string at different levels from the ground.

4) Hot air balloon centerpiece: This is a fun and easy alternative to your boring floral centerpiece. Fill a balloon with helium and tie or tape strings around it attaching to a pot of flowers at the bottom, you can use paint on the balloon to give it a more traditional hot air balloon look.

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