December 19th, 2013
When Circa Lighting asked us to turn their new warehouse space into a cozy holiday party, we were excited to take on the challenge. Using the adjacent lot as inspiration for an outdoors event that focused on getting back to nature, we staged a camp-like space where Circa‘s hard-working “scouts” could relax around an open fire and regale on this year’s finest moments.
With an old, rusted canoe, two trailers of hay, and a sea of candlelit mason jars, we gave the folks at Circa a camp experience worth writing home about.
Take a look at some of our favorite event details captured by Izzy Hudgins Photography:
December 16th, 2013
This year’s Best of Savannah party hosted by Savannah Magazine was a swinging Jazz bash centered around the opulence of the roaring 1920′s. With Gatsby’s taste and a fresh color palette in mind, we had the pleasure of setting a swanky background to what would become one of the most talked about events of the year.
Take a peek below at some of the photos captured by photographer Katie McGee for Savannah Magazine and leave a comment with your favorite vignette of the night!
October 9th, 2012
Last week we shared the celebration of both our latest Rethink member along with Joel’s birthday with party decor themed around a gentleman’s club. As is with most of our small events, this party was put together using simple DIY tricks and various vintage finds. Our advice? Always keep a lookout for unique, quality pieces that can be reused or up cycled into crucial event decor. With a little creativity, a stack of suitcases becomes a side table; an old crate becomes a candy bar; those old mason jars become table centerpieces. Who says parties on a budget can’t take the spotlight?
When to spend: Photographer, Caterer, Music
When to save: Decor, Take-Aways, Invites*
*We used Overnight Prints to order our custom invites cheap and quick – but don’t be fooled. To actually get anything overnight is pretty pricey. We recommend allowing yourself 2-3 weeks to get the best deal.
Download our invites (with space to personalize your event) here!
Note: We’ve formatted the invites to print a 4×6 greeting card on Overnight Prints.
If the thought of a proper evening affair sends your top hat into a spin, not to worry! We’ve compiled a list of items needed to keep guests coming your way and worries at bay:
Download the party checklist to keep your planning a breeze. In case you missed it, grab our custom paper bow-ties and invites. Going for a different color scheme? Cut out a bow tie and trace over any patterned paper you’d like for a fully-customized fete.
Love the look? See how we used this theme in a nursery spread.
October 5th, 2012
To celebrate the coming of Rethink’s newest (and most dapper) member along with Joel’s something-ith birthday, we held an official initiation into the utmost-respected Gentleman’s Club. We wanted to choose a theme that bridged the gap between baby and man, and drew our inspiration from a nursery spread we had posted a while back. Bow ties became the motif carried throughout the night and paid homage to gentleman (and gentlewomen) of all sizes by keeping the theme mature and the decor kitschy. As with any high society event, guests were dressed to the nines in custom paper bow-ties while they sipped on mojitos to wash down their bacon-wrapped asparagus and salmon fillet. Check out some of the party’s photos below (from the wonderful Izzy Hudgins) and stay tuned next week for a more in-depth look at how to achieve your very own Gentleman’s Club extravaganza:
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September 26th, 2012
image via savannah magazine
Were you seen mingling with Savannah’s elite at Savannah Magazine’s Best In Show party? The Rethink team had such a blast watching our Best In Show concept come to life that we wanted to share some insight on how it all came into play. Best In Show began from imagery of high class society and their ever-so-important clubhouse activities (see our original Pinterest board here). We loved the irony found in dressing to the nines while playing sport or having such pride over winning a masculine trophy for your prized poodle. Everything in the Best In Show world had to be high-brow, over the top, and a little cheeky. We combined classic “winner” symbols such as trophies, ribbons, and banners and increased their scale as large as possible to celebrate the “Best of” winners with a bit of humor. In the end, we wanted guests to feel as if their award had elevated them into this elite, secret society where they could celebrate with the finest menu, drinks, and of course a good ol’ game of croquet.
Here is the inspiration board that started it all:
Perhaps the biggest feature of the Best In Show party was our large trophy wall behind the main bar. With over 200 trophies and 24″ gold-glittered letters, we wanted a feature wall that would both welcome the guests and glorify the winners. Guests had a chance to mingle under a sea of balloons and be surrounded by glitter ribbon tassles, all in effort to transform the brick event space into a “winner” wonderland. Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos we snatched during setup:
View more photos captured by Savannah Magazine here: