Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Party Time: The Ice Ball

We are so lucky that we have creative clients who want to throw awesome parties! Our private client came up with the concept of "The Ice Ball" in 2008 - a pro-Buffalo bash for mainly young professionals on New Year's Eve. We worked with him to create a winter-themed event incorporating ice sculptures, winter decor, interactive entertainment, music, drinks, and lots of fun! This past year's event was the second annual, and it was held at the now closed Statler Towers. In fact, The Ice Ball was the last public party held at the venue. Guests enjoyed an optional dinner preceding the party in the Rendezvous Room, and then moved into the Golden Ballroom for a party with close to 600 people. Distinctive Occasions LLC managed and decorated the entire event. Here are some photos from the evening by Terry Vine Photography:

By far, the coolest thing we have ever had the opportunity to do at an event took place at Midnight. We placed 6 giant confetti cannons around the room prior to the party. In fact, we hid them under high tables that guests used during the night. At Midnight, our staff wheeled them out and shot over 80 pounds of white confetti with sliver snowflakes into the air.

Here is a video showing the fabulous confetti white-out effect...

We had never attempted a special effect like this before, but it went off without a hitch and was the hit of the night. Special thanks to our staff members who had to spend the first few minutes of 2010 under the table operating the air tanks!

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