Friendship Shelter



Elite OC Productions was so happy to assist with Friendship Shelter’s Gala at The Ritz-Carlton on November 14, 2014. Friendship Shelter is a wonderful organization whose mission is to help homeless adults achieve self-sufficiency and become productive members in the community. They are one of Laguna Beach’s oldest and most respected human services organization. The theme of this event was “Home” and the invitation was designed like a house blueprint.

Elite OC Productions role in this event was to assist with managing the silent auction, live auction, fund a need, registration, volunteers, check out and item pick up with Yen Ly from Bid Helpers. We arranged meetings and communicated with Friendship Shelter about the entire silent auction process. Elite OC Productions met with Friendship Shelter and Bid Helpers to go over the full timeline and process of registration, silent auction, live auction, fund a need, check out and item pick up in full detail. We inventoried all silent and live auction items and double-checked every item to make sure all information matched the final auction spreadsheet.

We were very involved with design. Elite OC Productions designed the description boards and silent auction baskets and had a mock-up with the Event Chairs where we provided different samples to choose from. We designed the description boards and baskets. The boards were covered in a dark gray/black fabric and had two vintage silver keys tied with a yellow bow to go with the event colors as well as the “Home” theme. The baskets were wooden crates that were spray-painted light gray and the bow was yellow, white and light gray to go with the event colors. Elite OC Productions created the Live Auction PowerPoint with all of the Live Auction description and pictures to show during the gala. We also created the silent auction E-Blasts that featured some of their best items with photos and descriptions. These were sent to their gala database to highlight their favorite items and give their guests a sneak preview of the auction items. We also created signs for the silent auction categories and packaged and labeled all items and delivered them to the hotel. Finally, Elite OC Productions designed and set up the entire silent auction area the day of.

Elite OC Productions loved working with the Friendship Shelter team and can’t wait for next year’s gala!

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Women of Chapman



Elite OC Productions was very excited to partner up with the Women of Chapman for their holiday event, Christmas at the Ritz. The event was held on December 6, 2014 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.  This was the very first time that Elite OC Productions had the privilege of working with the Women of Chapman!

Elite OC Productions worked closely with the Women of Chapman team on the décor and design. The theme of the event was Christmas at the Ritz. In the past, they have always held their event at the Ritz Restaurant so we wanted to re-create this tradition at the Island Hotel. We did the full set up for this event. Elite OC Productions worked with Wildflower Linen and used a variety of rich red linens. We used Nutcrackers for the centerpieces and Paul Fenner Floral Designs provided pinecones and garland to give a beautiful final holiday touch. The décor on the stage included stacks of Christmas gifts on the sides of the stage and a large 6-foot traditional wreath was hung in the center with beautiful sparkling lights. In the cocktail reception, we placed mercury gold votives throughout to give that extra holiday feel.

It was such a pleasure working with this wonderful team of ladies! We really enjoyed our first experience working together and look forward to more events in the future!

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Beverly Hills Event



20141205_182132Elite OC Productions enjoyed producing a cocktail party at a private residence in Beverly Hills on December 5, 2014. This was a smaller event with about 60 guests in attendance.

The décor for the evening was based around the holidays with copper, gold and silver. The inside of the home was filled with silver ornaments, silver trees, floating candles and gold votives. We placed a beautiful garland above the fireplace and added some pinecones and ornaments to add detail. For the outside décor, we took the pre-existing furniture and enhanced it to give it a more holiday feel. We added burgundy pillows as well as gold sparkly pillows. We also added a couple small round tables with simple centerpieces with gold hurricanes with gold mercury votives and garland. Outside, guests were also able to enjoy a live DJ.

The décor for the evening was based around the holidays with copper, gold and silver. The inside of the home was filled with silver ornaments, silver trees, floating candles and gold votives. We placed a beautiful garland above the fireplace and added some pinecones and ornaments to add detail. For the outside décor, we took the pre-existing furniture and enhanced it to give it a more holiday feel. We added burgundy pillows as well as gold sparkly pillows. We also added a couple small round tables with simple centerpieces with gold hurricanes with gold mercury votives and garland. Outside, guests were also able to enjoy a live DJ.

Valet welcomed the guests when they first arrived. Once they were inside, there was a full bar with three signature holiday themed martinis, The Grinch’s Martini, Blazing Santa Martini and Happy Elf Martini. In addition to these fun and festive martinis, guests were able to enjoy an interactive mixologist who offered fun and unique cocktails.

Valet welcomed the guests when they first arrived. Once they were inside, there was a full bar with three signature holiday themed martinis, The Grinch’s Martini, Blazing Santa Martini and Happy Elf Martini. In addition to these fun and festive martinis, guests were able to enjoy an interactive mixologist who offered fun and unique cocktails.

This cocktail party offered three different types of unique food stations. The first was an Earth Station, which was filled with different types of fruit, cheeses and charcuterie. The second was a Seafood Station, which had displays of Oysters, Sashimi, Tuna and salad. The third was a Live Action Pasta Station! Guests were able to interact with the chef and choose the type of pasta they wanted as well as the sauce and toppings. There was also an option to order Pan Seared Sea Bass, which was prepared fresh in front of guests. In addition to these three food stations, there was a decadent chocolate bar, which was displayed on a silver linen and decorated with votives and floating candles. The chocolates were a tiered display of five different types, ranging from Salted Caramel Truffles to Red Velvet Truffles. To compliment these delicious chocolates, we incorporated a gourmet coffee and hot cocoa station. Guests were able to warm up holiday style and choose their own toppings, which included, marshmallows, chocolate shavings and more

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Surprise 13th Birthday Party



Nina33Elite OC Productions had so much fun putting together an extravagant surprise 13th birthday party on November 14, 2014 at the Emerald Bay Community Center in Laguna Beach. The theme for this party was “Queen of the Party” and the colors were purple, gold and silver.

Elite OC Productions completely transformed the Emerald Bay Community Center. The goal was to make it have a dance club vibe. We used white pipe and drape inside of the room and had purple up lights throughout. The party had a DJ with a light up DJ booth and Karaoke machine. In front of the DJ booth, there was a white dance floor with a custom vinyl saying “Queen of the Party”. Everything in the room was personalized. To the right of the dance floor we had all white lounge furniture and to the left we had a custom candy bar. Behind the candy bar and the lounge furniture there were white-framed mirrors of all shapes and sizes. The candy bar table had a gold linen and was adorned with pearls, diamonds, floating candles and purple and gold votives.

The outside décor was similar to the inside. There were string lights out on the patio to add ambiance. We had more white lounge furniture on the patio as well as a cheese and fruit station along with a delectable food station for kids to enjoy. The food station was filled with fried macaroni balls, chicken sliders, pizza bites, chicken fingers, fruit cups in a waffle cone and a vegetable display. There was also a white bar and a couple cocktail tables. At the bar we had a variety of Pellegrino flavored sodas, sparking lemonade, water, and sparkling water. Everything was covered in white pearls and diamonds. The bar, food station and coffee tables had floating candles, and purple and gold votives. We used royal purple linens for the food station and lavender linens for the cocktail tables and tied the bottom with sparkly gold ribbon.

There was plenty of fun entertainment at this event. Before the birthday girl arrived, there were two British Soldiers standing at the foot of the purple carpet at the entrance. Once she arrived, the soldiers followed her into the room. When the“Royal Guard” music went on, the guards began marching onto the dance floor, then the music switched to Taylor Swift and the guards broke out into a dance. The guests loved it! They had so much fun watching the once serious soldiers turn into carefree dancers. Once the show was over, all of the kids started doing karaoke. Outside there was also a flipbook booth that everyone really enjoyed. It was a fun twist on a regular photo booth. The flipbook photo booth enabled the kids to act out a 10 second scene and the camera captured each movement. The photos were then printed on the spot and turned into a flip book. The props made this an even better experience. There was everything from “Hulk Hands” to tiaras to swords to oversized sunglasses. It was a hit!

This turned out to be an amazing surprise party! The birthday girl was very surprised! She and her guests had a blast singing karaoke and posing for the flipbook photo booth. Elite OC Productions loved putting on this event and look forward to next time!

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