I don’t know about you, but lately at every event I go to the decor seems to be a bit repetitive. So when my clients came to me this past summer for their son’s bris, I was thrilled that they wanted their event to be anything but ordinary. The thought process was simple: Bris = Kids and Kids = Candy. Yes, the theme was candy. This event is probably one of my favorites that I’ve done just because we got to use so many different colors and we really had fun with it. There were no limits as to how far we could go with the candy theme.
To start, our guests were greeted by 7 foot tall gigantic lollypops made out of flowers. If you ask me, there’s nothing better than an amazing entrance. It makes everyone excited to be there, and you know that what’s to come will be even better!
After a stroll down lollypop lane, guests walked into a beautiful tent will crystal chandeliers. Each table was adorned with a lollypop made of flowers, gorgeous apothecary jars filled with gourmet licorice, and edible lollypops for people to take. The chartreuse linens were crocheted and had just the right amount of sparkle in them. Over the bar as the main centerpiece was the letter H built into a square for the baby’s name. This was also made out of fresh flowers!
If this wasn’t enough to amaze everyone, there was a cigar roller (for the adults), a popcorn machine, a candy bar, and a candy blower! Yes, a candy blower. Have you ever seen people blow glass into different shapes? That’s exactly what it was- only it was candy being blown into different shapes.
To end things on a sweet note, the actual ceremony of the bris was outdoors, so halachically speaking, we needed to build a structure with four corners, similar to a chuppah. So the four corners were flowers of all different colors swirled into a candy cane! and the top was actually made of candy necklaces!
My point is, for your next event don’t be afraid to take risks and don’t be afraid of color! It will surely make for a party to remember.
If you have an event coming up and are interested in my services as an event designer and planner, my information is at the bottom
Big thanks to my florist, Konstantinos, for his amazing work. He should call it art not work! You can find his information at www.LouisKonstantinos.com
And I wouldn’t be able to share my work with all of you readers if it weren’t for these photos. So thank you David Roth for always giving us beautiful memories!
In all seriousness David did my wedding photos and I love every picture so much that I might have to extend my album by 100 pages. You can also find his information at www.davidrothphotography.com .
Lillian Antar Shomer
Event Design and Planning
Phone: (917) 621-5985