In January Felici Events had the opportunity to showcase their talents to fellow event professionals by chairing TSE Connects in Long Beach. TSE, or The Special Event is a yearly conference held in alternate coasts of the country, and this particular evening kicks off the week of the conference and event professionals from around the world get to see each other, reconnect and network. Our flapper theme came easy with The Federal Bar as the location. The speak-easy layout and decor of the venue lends itself to a sign of the times, about a century ago.
To enhance the evening of the space, Zohe Felici of Felici Events created experiences that would take guests back to the Roaring 20's an era of celebration and liberation.
Starting the party before guests enter is a high priority for Felici Events, therefore the celebration started on Pine Street, were Lucid Life Entertainment stationed a flapper in a champagne glass greeting attendees and attracting by-passers to show that The Party of the Year is Here! Town and Country Event Rentals provided the lighting to ensure the space had soft lighting.
Once inside, live entertainment for the evening on the main stage and included Lady Leah & The Dukes of Swing provided by The Replicas Music, who performed sensational tunes of the festive swing era -- as well as swingin' familiar re-stylized tunes of today's modern genres. Between sets, DASH Entertainment had DJ Nahchey dropping electro-swing sets with live sax. There were also themed props photo booth shenanigans by The Cheeky Booth.
The talented Lou Serrano, a Roaming Magician set things on fire, hid wedding rings and created unbelievable illusions that amazed, entertained, and delighted guests. A Snake Charmer also roamed around the festivities for photo ops and tantalizing experiences of guests. In the speak easy lounge, guests enjoyed DJ tunes by DJ Oliver, of Dash Entertainment.
Because it would be a tight space for the 300+ guests expected, Felici Events looked to the Champagne Creative Group who revealed their innovative rolling food carts with flappers to pass food around all night. That's right, no need to get up, food will come to you, in class!!
The Federal Bar provided a full bar to guests, and Felici Events created fun signature drinks: The Hot Hooch and The Harlem Sunset. Roaming Cigarette Girls handed out bags of gifts and themed 1920 candies including Charleston Chews, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Mary Janes.
A huge thank you to the event committee members Heather Walters, The Art of Parties and Helsey Lubiano of CHHC Events, to help make this event a huge success! Also to the team at Rayce PR who promoted and PR'd the event as well as covered the details of it.
Enjoy the photos of the evening captured by Paul Ruhmor, of The Good Photographer.