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The Pink Polo Party

The Pink Polo Party

 

The Breast Cancer Resource Center 15th Annual Pink Party Fundraiser 

Over 350 supporters attended the late afternoon-evening fundraising event, which took place at Bella Vista Polo Club, in Carpinteria.  We named the September soiree, benefitting the Breast Cancer Resource Center, the Pink Polo Party, incorporating the pink theme along with a breathtaking location, including a polo match as entertainment for a portion of the evening.

We enjoyed incorporating a plethora of details into this event to create distinctiveness and personalization.

The breeze swung the pink and white paper lanterns creating a playful ambiance and focal points during the day as well as visible decor at night.

We added a little little glam by using pink beaded curtains to spruce up the plain white front bars. Speaking of bars, this also became a focal point with an octagonal canopy adorned with sheer pink curtains on the pole, and incorporating they crystals and glam with hanging round chandeliers inside the canopy.

The striped linen created a sense of casual elegance, and the trophies we used for the centerpiece vessels tied the entire event together.

From pink parasols to branded cocktail napkins, each detail included a lot of thought and detail, even the pink signature cocktails sponsored by Patron Tequila.

Seasons Catering created a stunning buffet including a branded logo ice sculpture for the fresh shrimp bar. At night, we lit the ice sculpture which was housed under a rectangular canopy, creating a three dimension space within the vapid dark polo field.

In three words, this #FeliciFundraiser was:

Elegant. Effective. Beautiful.

 

 

 

A huge thank you to the Santa Barbara event vendors who made this night possible:

Photos: Clarissa Koenig

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Lighting: Bellavista Designs

Alcohol Sponsor: Patron Tequila

Event Production: Felici Events

Location: Nesbitt Private Polo Estate

Hacienda Themed Fiesta!

Hacienda Themed Fiesta!

 

We love love love culturally infused events, and this Spanish Hacienda themed FIESTA! we produced for UCSB's Board of Regents, was no exception. Inspiration came easy for this dinner reception. Having lived in Mexico City, Zohe Felici experienced first-hand the vivacious folklore of the country's decor, food and culture.

We incorporated an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as custom made signs and maracas to decorate the custom-built mercado. A large sunflower floral piece added an attractive focal point to the various details of the colorful food station. The dessert table offered authentic flan, Mexican hot chocolate and a Mexican coffee station, along with the colors and textiles of Mexican ceramic dishware from Classic Party Rentals

Sombreros and colorful flowers floating in the pool added a third dimension to the tan architecture, as well as a fun and casual conversation starter among guests. The Mexican Artisenia (hand-made decor) atop vivid La Tavola Linens adorned the colorful floral consisting of mini hydrangea, daisies and carnations.

An all female mariachi band authenticated the guest experience by performing for a portion of the evening.

From the sights and beauty of decor, to the delectable Mexican dinner menu, this #FeliciEvent was: Fantastico! Delicioso! Padre!

 

A 60th Anniversary Corporate Celebration

A 60th Anniversary Corporate Celebration

 

We could not be more excited to work with repeat clients to help them celebrate their special occasion! When The Towbes Group, an award-winning real estate development and construction company, asked us to help them with their 60th year in business, Felici Events 'hit the bricks' to plan an 'architectural' themed "Roast of Michael Towbes", the guest of honor and founder of The Towbes Group Inc. (TGI).  

We designed the invitation for the affair to personify the company's real estate development of Santa Barbara and beyond, which included a rooftop image of the American Riviera along with the company's blue, red and gold 60th logo atop clean print and easy to read fonts.

The 180 person event was held at the ballroom of Fess Parker Resort and Spa, an often used venue location for Chamber events, and the company's own yearly winter party. Felici Events'  transformed the ballroom into a modern space. 

For dinner and the roast portion of the evening, the screen projected the same rooftop image used for the invitation, creating a sensation that one was suspended in air overlooking the beautiful Santa Barbara Red Rooftops. Dining elements included white glass top rectangular tables showcasing blueprints, paired with gold infinity chairs. The table top centerpieces, a combination of blue hydrangeas and red roses housed in gold painted logo Tonka trucks and constructions hats, were a huge hit with guests, and represented the colors of the company's 60th Anniversary logo.

The gold rented bars also demonstrated the history and accomplishments of TGI, showcasing a map of projects the company has developed. It was important for Felici Events to create some visual interest around the vast ballroom, so we looked to create some interesting lighting and visual elements.  SPARK Creative Events strategically placed interesting wall pattern projectionsto enhance the goldish-taupe ballroom walls. A 20' LED screen created a WOW factor showing drone footage of TGI's projects and developments during cocktail hour.  The stage housed sleek and clean white leather chairs and .

Guests were treated with personalized M & M's Mr. Towbes favorite treat, and finally wowed with a delicious serving of fresh lemon sorbet adorned with a delicious The Towbes Group logo home-made cookie by Lele Patisserie. What a sweet ending to a lovely and memorable evening for this Santa Barbara based company.

Event Planner: Felici Events | Venue: Fess Parker A Doubletree by Hilton Resort | Photography: Kelsey Crews Photo | Lighting + Audio: SPARK | Rentals: Blueprint Studios |  Floral: Louloudi Boutique Floral |  Plant Rental: Rainforest Plant Co. | Music: The Idiomatiques | Cookies: Lele Patisserie | Photo Op: Santa Barbara Selfies

 

#PistolsAndLace a Roaring 20's Party for Event Pros

#PistolsAndLace a Roaring 20's Party for Event Pros

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.

Asian Themed Fundraiser at Casa de la Guerra

Asian Themed Fundraiser at Casa de la Guerra

 

Felici Events Presents: Good Fortune Fundraiser

Happy Chinese New Year!! As we enter the year of the rooster,  we are reminded of one of our favorite fundraising events we have produced. Since we specialize in ethic-centric event production, Felici Events loves bringing culture and traditions into the event design as well as the guest experience.  Naturally, when the  Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation' hired us to plan their Good Fortune Fundraiser, we were ecstatic to take on the challenge of planning and transforming the location to create a FeliciFied event.

The purpose of the evening was to honor the rich Asian American heritage (infusion of all the cultures living convivially) of Santa Barbara, as well as recognize the iconic Asakura hotel (which is now occupied by The Pickle Room and Three Pickles).

The ethnic event took place at the historical Casa de La Guerra, which embodies an open and private courtyard in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.  Felici Events transformed the Spanish style location into a variety of Asian adventures for guests to sample throughout the evening.  This non-profit fundraiser infused a variety of Asian cultures and traditions by using logistics, entertainment, food, beverage, lighting and decor. 

As guests entered the "Good Fortune" fundraiser, they were greeted by an installation of Japanese silver cranes hung above the entry corridor. Once in the plaza, an Asian font inspired sign provided guests the opportunity to quickly scan what the night offered, and in which direction each narrative is located. 

Inside the plaza, the celebration was a night filled with exciting entertainment including the ever impressive Japanese Taiko drums, spectacular Asian dance performances, an authentic Chinese calligraphy station, an origami making station and the highly successful silent and live auction furnishing authentic Asian art and a myriad of gorgeous themed jewelry. A fan-inspired program provided guests with their numbers for auction and paddle raises, as well as informed them of the different items for auction, food and beverage stations and activities available.

The appetizing adventure embodied a variety of Asian posts including made to order sushi, Chinese noodle to go boxes, custom-made rice stir fry and a Vietnamese vegetarian station. Refreshments included a Sake Tasting station, Asian beer, a full bar and a private specialty hot tea tasting for 10 guests every 1/2 hour. 

Lastly, Felici Events even created two of our favorite culinary-decor focal experiences:

  1. A candy station filled with assorted authentic Asian sweets and snacks for guests to enjoy.
  2. A "Jimmy’s Lounge" sign inspired by the iconic "Jimmy's Oriental Gardens" sat above a specialty drink bar serving two signature drinks: a Thai Chili Spicy Lychee Martini and an Asian Pear Mojito.

The unique element to this event is that it was a flow, without formal seating.  Stations, tasting activities and entertainment available throughout the night were a huge hit, and a #FeliciFied component of "bringing the group together" for the fundraising and announcement aspect of the program.

 

The Good Fortune fundraiser would not have been possible without all the amazing event professionals and the continuous support of the community. 

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (May you have a prosperous New Year!)

Grazie Mille to the Felici-fied team that made the Asian Celebration a huge success:

Planner and Designer: Felici Events | Catering - Pan Asian Cuisine Lorraine Lim Catering |  Florist: Juniper Floral Designs | Lighting Bellavista Designs | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Greenery Village Gardner | Beer (donated): Asahi Beer | Calligraphy | Artist Yin Ping Zheng | Sushi and Sake: Studio Nihon | Taiko Drummers: Oxnard Buddhist Temple Taiko Group | Dancers Sino West Photographer: Clint Weisman Studio

 

Seafoam Blue Wedding at an Oceanside Private Estate

Seafoam Blue Wedding at an Oceanside Private Estate

This oceanside beach themed wedding was a perfect location for the Southern California bride and groom.  The location, Santa Barbara Beach Club, is located on a cliff offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The outdoor area is a toes in the sand experience, where guests enjoyed both the ceremony and reception.  Flipflops were available as guests arrive for them to trade out for their shoes if they wished.

After the ceremony guests enjoyed a cocktail reception in the front yard. The catwalk deck is a perfect setting for the wedding ceremony which we then re-purposed to place the wedding cake under the altar canopy, and the deck became the dance floor for the wedding reception.

When planning the wedding we thoughtfully incorporate the seafoam blue colors into the crinkle linen, which reflected beautifully in the sunshine.  The bamboo folding chairs enhanced the beach vibe decor. We wanted to create some playfulness into the seafoam and white wedding, so the florals created by NLC Productions incorporated pops of color incorporating coral, yellow and orange flowers.

Guests enjoyed a delicious plated dinner by Catering Connection and a seafoam ombre wedding cake.  After dinner, guests danced the night away under string lights provided by Bellavista Designs, who also adhered fabric along the entry deck, to soften the design of the area.

Catering - Catering Connection

Coordinator - Felici Events

Flowers - NLC Productions

Hair/Make Up - Dreamcatcher Artisrty

Lighting - Bella Vista Designs

Music- Vox DJ's

Photo Booth - America's Party Company

Photography - Logan Cole Photography

Rentals - Town and Country Event Rentals

Shuttles - Pipeline Transportation

Venue Contact - Premier Rental Group

Voodoo Lounge Halloween Dance Party

Voodoo Lounge Halloween Dance Party

Ghoulish Decor + Creative Costumes = A Ghostly Good Time!

If you know Zohe, you know that Halloween is one of her favorite holidays.  Born December 29th, Zohe has participated in or hosted a Halloween Party for as long as she can remember.  The best part of this holiday is the unique Halloween costumes and the creative haunting decor.

October 31st 2015 we produced the 4th annual Voodoo Lounge Halloween Party at Montecito Country Club.  What a perfect venue to host such an event!  Santa Barbara's Voodoo Lounge Halloween Dance Part is an event that is open to the public, in which Scott Topper Productions + Felici Events manifested in 2012 for the Santa Barbara community.

A huge Grazie Mille to Kelsey Crews for these amazing images!

We LOVED this group costume, those are usually some of our favorites.  The entire Addams Family is pictured below.

These girls won best costume as the twins from The Shining. Gory and gruesome, we were afraid to talk to them.

These two won 2nd place in the costume contest as the Voodoo Duo.  It's all in the details, look at the foliage on the guy's flip-flops.

This group of friends were striking a pose, what a great mix with a punk rocker, hercules, money, dia de los muertos and air force pilot costumes.

Things got a little wild on the dance floor.

Here is a surprise performance by Borgia Bloom

The event producers, Zohe Felici of Felici Events and Scott Topper of Scott Topper Productions did it again!

Aaaand, the Felici Events Team w/ Zohe Felici posing  in front of the grand fireplace. 

Grazie Mille to the event professionals and vendors who helped Felici Events make this night possible:

Grim Reaper Grilled Cheese by The Blue Owl

Shot Ghouls Cannon Blast + Cannon Blast Cauldron Potion Jello Shots

Haunted

Action Photo Booth

Scott Topper Productions

DJ'ing and Boogy-manning the night away

THRILLER Flash Mob performance by

La Boheme Professional Dancers

Social Media Savvyness by

Search Engine Pros

Social Media Assistance by

Social Status Media

Spooktacular Location at

Montecito Country Club

Creepy Cages donated by

Bella Vista Designs

Complete with Spine Chilling Sparkling Lounge, the party was a huge success!

We were honored to be able to donate Partial Proceeds to the Pacific Pride Foundation

Christmas Party Decor, Food + Beverage Felici Events Style

Impromptu Felici-Hour Holiday Party

Last night marked the 8th year that Zohe Felici - Event Party Planner Extraordinaire - hosted a pre #paradeoflights gathering at Casa Felici.  The only difference, is that this year she had been traveling, and decided at the last minute to continue and host this ongoing tradition.  With only a few hours to put the "Felici-Hour" together, before she and her friends would head to see the boat parade and fireworks, Zohe dug into her impromptu skills to make this Felici Event effortless for her and a success for guests.

Decor:

There were four decor elements Zohe focused on to put together a holiday table-scape on her dining table.  She chose items (from storage) that accented height and interest to the table without overkill:

  • 1.5 foot tall Pier One Imports wooden snowman she fell in love with a few years back
  • wooden 3 tier Swedish Christmas Candle Carousel from Ikea - Zohe grew up with one and was always mesmerized by how they work using only candle heat to spin around….
  • mini Christmas tree gifted to her by the amazing and talented floral designer Kellye Clifford of Precious and Blooming at a recent coffee meeting.  This became a double-use item (Zohe loves two-fers, see more below).
  • red table runner from Cost Plus World Market
 Felici Events Christmas Table Set Up

Felici Events Christmas Table Set Up

Favors and Entertainment:

As mentioned, the tree became a two-fer.  See it plain and simple on the image below and to the left.  At the foot of the tree are mini ornaments (from Ikea).  Zohe had no time to do this task, therefore she created this very fun activity for the kids (adults got involved too).  Zohe believes that interactive projects at parties are a great form of entertainment, so this was a no-brainer.  Voila, on the right is the finished product created by Zohe's almost-niece Malia.  Malia was so proud of her creation and keepsake!

 Felici Events Kids Activity for a Holiday or Christmas Party

Felici Events Kids Activity for a Holiday or Christmas Party

Food and Beverage:

Once the table was set, Zohe, being the Italian that she is, moved on to feeding her guests.  With a time limit, she incorporated both home-made and store-bought items for nibbles.  From clockwise we have:

  • pizzette and arancini (placed in a 350 degree oven for about 14 minutes) from Trader Joe's
  • gorgonzola cheese dip with crostini (easy as 1-2-3 recipe, ready in less than 5 minutes)*
  • brussels sprouts with a spicy sweet glaze (easy as 1-2-3 recipe, ready in less than 5 minutes)*
  • mulled wine (easy as 1-2-3 recipe, ready in less than 5 minutes) for adults*
  • hot apple cider (from Trader Joe's) for kids or add Rum for an adult beverage
 Felici Events Easy Food and Beverage for a Christmas or Holiday Party

Felici Events Easy Food and Beverage for a Christmas or Holiday Party

 Gorgonzola Cheese Dip w/ Crostini

  • 1 x 8 oz. container Gorgonzola Cheese
  • 1/3 c. whole milk
  • 1/8 c. half & half
    • microwave for 2 minutes
    • stir
    • microwave another 2 minutes
    • stir
    • serve with home-made or pre-made buttered bread crostini

Brussels Sprouts in a Spicy Sweet Glaze

  • 1 x 10 oz. package shaved fresh brussels sprouts (produce section)
  • 2 T. butter, salted
  • 1.5 T. agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1 - 2 t. crushed red pepper
    • in large pan melt butter on medium
    • once melted increase temperature to high / medium high
    • add brussels sprouts and caramelize
    • stir occasionally so it does not burn, but let it brown
    • turn off burner
    • add agave nectar (feel free to add more to taste)
    • add crushed red pepper  (feel free to add more to taste)

Mulled Wine

  • 2 btls. red wine (preferably Merlot or something with hints of cherry)
  • 1 btl. white wine (preferably Chardonnay)
  • 1.5 c. sweet vermouth
  • 1.5 c. brandy
  • 1 fresh squeezed orange
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1/4 T. cardamom
  • 1/4 T. fresh graded nutmeg
  • 5-6 whole cloves
    • put all ingredients in a large pot bring to a simmer
    • lower temperature to medium / low for 30 minutes
    • keep on warm until guests arrive or it is all sucked down!
    • pour into festive holiday mugs

Finally, she set her Spotify to the Michael Bublé Christmas Music Station, and there you have it.  How to prepare for and host a holiday happy-hour party for 8 in less than 1 hour.  The most time-consuming part of the preparation was the trip to Trader Joe's to purchase the food…..HA!

Happy Holidays Everyone!  We hope you celebrate safely with friends and loved ones in 2014 with these unique, #felicified and festive Christmas decor and food ideas inspired by #anotherfelicievent

Felici Events Presents Three Holiday Parties

Holiday Party Ideas

As we quickly approach the holiday season, Felici Events brings you ideas for your private or corporate party!

Inspired by Biz Bash: The Holiday Issue we share three seasonal holiday themes sure to please your guests!

Classic Holiday

Christmas Table
Christmas Table

Take out your ornaments and red candles! Make your holiday parties with classic themes like the nutcracker or holiday movies and use traditional decorations to bring the joy of the season! Hang up lights, wreaths, and trees, feel free to add a pine cone or two in there. For food, you can make appetizers based off dinners such as a turkey cranberry crostini, chicken kebabs or pizza bites in traditional holiday shapes. Be sure to decorate your table with a classic gingerbread house!

Food Cutouts
Food Cutouts
Christmas Kebabs
Christmas Kebabs
Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is a modern theme that looks elegant and transforms your venue into an entirely different place! With Disney's "Frozen" and ice being all the rage, having a winter wonderland themed party can be the perfect theme for your holiday party! Decorate with snowflakes, crystals, blue lights, crystals and silver decor.  Be sure to have a hot cocoa bar to warm your guests up!

Hot Cocoa Bar
Hot Cocoa Bar
Winter Wonderland Center Piece
Winter Wonderland Center Piece
Winter Lights
Winter Lights

Try something innovative with live ice sculpting!

Live ice scultping
Live ice scultping

The Ice Beat Factory is an exciting performance ice show combining ice sculpting with live music.

Offbeat Bash

Many modern holiday parties are saying no to the traditional holiday themed parties and going for a more offbeat theme like a masquerade ball or as Biz Bash demonstrates, a circus theme.  Another theme idea could be a Brother's Grimm theme with Once Upon a Time, Grimm, and Disney's upcoming film, Into the Woods serving as inspiration. There's so many possibilities with this theme, guests can come dressed as their favorite fairy tale characters and the ideas for decorations are endless!

Fairy Tale Invitation
Fairy Tale Invitation
Fairy Tale Chandelier
Fairy Tale Chandelier

Get creative with invitations to inspire guests and decorate with grand chandeliers to create a more spectacular fantasy!

Fairy Tale Center Pieces
Fairy Tale Center Pieces
Flower Centerpiece
Flower Centerpiece

Take inspiration from Brother's Grimm fairy tales for centerpieces such as a single rose or a candelabra!

Feel free to use a specific fairy tale or just combine them all to make an enchanted venue! Have some caramelized apples or Alice in Wonderland cake for dessert! Be sure to checkout Cody's Cocktails inspired by fairy tale creatures that are sure to be remembered at your holiday party! This one below is called "Maleficent" and contains black vodka, grape schnapps, and apple pucker!

Poison Apples
Poison Apples
Maleficent cocktail
Maleficent cocktail

Whatever you decide for your theme, holiday parties should create a festive and joyous occasion!

Stress free holiday parties with Felici Events

The holidays parties are coming near

Don't stress yourself you need not fear

To the rescue we come to bring good cheer

We got you covered, Felici Events is here!

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Felici Events is an upscale full service event planning company specializing in innovative parties from intimate soirees to grand-scale galas.

10% of the proceeds are donated to Teddy Bear Foundation or Unity Shoppe

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3rd Annual Voodoo Lounge Halloween Dance Party

Felici Events & Scott Topper present:

VOODOO LOUNGE

INSANITY under the STARS...

...Rooftop HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY!

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:00 pm to 1:00 am Featuring DJ Scott Topper   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI2R6D13fD4   Canary Hotel, Downtown Santa Barbara 31 West Carrillo Street - $45 pre-sale, based on availability - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $ $ $ Costume Contest $ $ $ 1st place - $250 CASH 2nd place - Brunch for 2 at Finch & Fork - Haunted Action Photo Booth - Voodoo Altar - Dancing Zombies Welcome! - Spirited Drink Specials

Receive $5 off admission October 1st through October 5th at 12:00am (one per person) 

Promo code: "5OFF"

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Check our Facebook page for promotional offers and contests to win free tickets!

Felici Finds; Santa Barbara Hotels for Weddings and Events

Below please find Felici-fied Santa Barbara hotels you can recommend to your out-of-town guests during their stay. Please click on the name of each hotel to direct you to their website.

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$205+ Franciscan Inn

109 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-963-8845 Fax: 805-564-3295

Felici-fied Hotel

$237+ Pacifica Suites

5490 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111 Phone:(800) 338-6722

Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Santa Barbara

$289+Hotel Santa Barbara

533 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-957-9300 Fax: 805-962-2412

Villa Rosa
Villa Rosa

$195+ Villa Rosa 15 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805.966.0851 Fax: 805.962.7159

Cheshire Cat Inn
Cheshire Cat Inn

$200+ Cheshire Cat Inn

36 W. Valerio Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: (805) 569-1610 Fax: (805) 682-1876

Inn by the Habor
Inn by the Habor

$216+ Inn by the Harbor

433 West Montecito St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-963-7851 Fax: 805-962-9428

The Inn at East Beach
The Inn at East Beach

$176+The Inn at East Beach 1029 Orilla Del Mar Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Phone: (805) 965-0546 Fax: (805) 962-7595

Brisas Del Mar Inn by the Beach
Brisas Del Mar Inn by the Beach

$243+ Brisas Del Mar Inn By the Beach 223 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: (805) 966-2219 Fax: (805) 962-9428

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$338+ The Harbor View Inn

28 W. Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Toll Free: (800)755-0222

The Upham Hotel
The Upham Hotel

$264+ The Upham Hotel 1404 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Toll-Free: 800-727-0786 Phone: (805) 962-0058 Fax: (805) 963-2825

Simpson House Inn
Simpson House Inn

$375+ The Simpson House Inn 121 E. Arrellaga Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805.963.7067 Fax: 805.564.4811

Montecito Inn
Montecito Inn

$205+ Montecito Inn 1295 Coast Village Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93108 Phone: 805-969-7854 Fax: 805-969-0623

Hotel Oceana
Hotel Oceana

$271+ Hotel Oceana 202 West Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Toll-Free: 800-965-9776 Phone: (805) 965-4577 Fax: (805) 965-9937

Spanish Garden Inn
Spanish Garden Inn

$419+ Inn of the Spanish Garden 915 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-564-4700 Fax: 805-564-4701

Fess Parker Doubletree Resort
Fess Parker Doubletree Resort

$339+ Fess Parker Doubletree Resort 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: (805) 564-4333 Fax: (805) 962-4275

Canary Hotel
Canary Hotel

$423+ Canary Hotel 31 West Carrillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: (805) 884-0300 Fax: (805) 884-8153

Bacara Resort and Spa
Bacara Resort and Spa

$550+ Bacara Resort and Spa 8301 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93117 Phone: (877) 422-4245 Fax: (805) 571-3111

El Encanto and Garden Villas
El Encanto and Garden Villas

$575+ El Encanto Hotel and Garden Villas

1900 Lausen Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Phone: 805-687-5000 Alt. Phone: 805-679-5055 Fax: 805-687-3903

$795+ Four Seasons Biltmore

1260 Channel Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93108 Phone: 805-969-2261 Fax: 805-565-8321

Santa Barbara Inn - Currently Closed

901 East Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Phone: (800) 231-0431 Fax: 805.966.6584

Party Interactive Entertainment Idea - #Madlibs

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and this past week-end, Felici Events has had the honor of experiencing just that! One of our clients hired us to produce her milestone 50th birthday celebration.  She came to Zohe's Godfather themed birthday, which took place in October at the Santa Barbara Club, and absolutely loved the party, especially Zohe's take on Mad Libs.  Zohe is a fan of having something unique and getting guests to interact rather than filling out a boring old guest book.

We made some mob-libs and had guests fill out cards rather than signing a guest book.  We don't know who had more fun that night, Zohe's friends and loved ones who wrote in the mad lib cards, or Zohe hooting and hollering in laugher reading them after the party.  

This idea is perfect for any party, a mitzvah, birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, corporate mixer or event a rehearsal dinner or wedding.

Here is the inspiration for Zohe's Godfather Theme Birthday  - Mad Libs

 Madlib for Zohe Felici's birthday party celebration @felicievents

Madlib for Zohe Felici's birthday party celebration @felicievents

We called them Ann Libs (Ann is the client's name), and asked our graphics guru (Mitra from foreverbird.com) create a cartoon from Ann's picture

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Felici Events Headquarters typed up and edited  the formatting and grammar.

 Ann Libs in progress

Ann Libs in progress

We found some fancy schmancy paper from our local Paper-Source, and were able to print the Ann Libs at Felici Headquarters.

 printing Ann Libs in house

printing Ann Libs in house

TADA!!!

Here is the end result!

We bundled it up nice and neat at each place setting, and attached a card to it, based on a pinterest inspiration.

 Ann Libs packaged nicely

Ann Libs packaged nicely

They look great on the tables, each guest got one at their place settings, rolled up nice and neat with pens nearby.  It made for a talking point and incorporated interactive entertainment for the evening.

 Ann Libs at each place setting

Ann Libs at each place setting

A Santa Barbara Merry Christmas from Felici Events

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

Felici Events is a Santa Barbara, California based event production and design company with international experience.  We do weddings, parties, holiday celebrations, corporate and cultural events worldwide.  Zohe Felici speaks the above languages fluently, and has lived around the world - in three continents and seven countries - while growing up.

Traditional spanish style cultural event and wedding venue

Felicidades y Viva  Mexico!!!!

Casa De La Guerra Spanish Theme Wedding Reception

Old Spanish Days hits close to home for me, as I was born in Mexico City and lived there until I was five, and visit as often as I can.

In honor of Mexican Independence Day - celebrated on September 16th - I want to share one of our favourite weddings that we have produced at this authentic and rustic Spanish style venue.

Casa De La Guerra is one of the most important remnants of Santa Barbara's Spanish-Mexican heritage and offers one of the most charming outdoor courtyards in all of Santa Barbara for any festivity.

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, it’s zoning allows for a later noise curfew, making it one of the few outdoor venues permitted to play music as late as 1 a.m.

Another advantage of this picturesque Spanish Colonial location is its proximity to various downtown hotels.  This allows for out of town guests to easily walk to and home from the party as well as experience Santa Barbara’s local nightlife.

 Casa De La Guerra Spanish Decor Hanging Lanterns

Casa De La Guerra Spanish Decor Hanging Lanterns

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Ideal for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, corporate dinners or any party; the Casa is a great choice and offers complete privacy for your event.  With the ability to bring in your own rentals, caterers, etc. personalizing this venue is easy and does not break the bank while you enjoy your festivities under the stars!

For more information visit Felici Events Location Blog on Santa Barbara Wedding Style by clicking HERE

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Decor by: Nico Designs www.nicosb.com

Photos by:  Maciel's Photography www.maciels.com

Inspiration from Toys to Twinkle

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Tonight I was walking around Downtown Disney with some friends and found this Lego Statue enchanting. Perfect to incorporate into a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, kids party or corporate event theme. I loved Legos growing up, and this sculpture is true art and awes me.

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A a few doors down this sparkly store front magnetized me. I love things that glitter. This is perfect inspiration for a Bat Mitzvah, corporate event, wedding, fundraiser or product launch

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Vintage Vignettes by Tricia Fountaine

Want the Inside Scoop on vintage and miscellaneous rentals in Santa Barbara

for your next special event or wedding?  WELL, Felici Events is letting the cat out of the bag!

Look at the following samples to decorate a truly unique creation using some of the

"Vintage Vignettes" props and rentals.

There are clocks, apothecary jars, Moroccan Plates, gorgeous benches in white and brown

and fun ways to showcase your escort card display or party!

 

 

 

 

Tricia Fountaine, an excruciatingly talented florist and designer just announced

her new Vintage Rental Company.  Find out more on her website.

Light a Moroccan Night

FELICI-FIED (two big thumbs up from Zohe)!

I lived in the Middle East for a handful of years when I was growing up: Algeria and Cairo.

These gorgeous Moroccan style lanters from Town and Country Event Rentals evoke familiarity and provoke childhood memories of stylish beauty to me.

 

You don't have to be a child to have an event under a tent!

I am inspired to manifest a Moroccan Felici Event!

Cigar Celebrations

Cigar Afficionado? Cigar Row is an ISES member who attended Event World in Dallas earlier this month, and it brought back memories.

Cigars Parties and Events for Corporate

Growing up I was more of a tom boy.  I loved hanging out with the boys.

Once I learned to play poker I never looked back!  (I was in my 20's silly, how young did you think I was talking about)?

When I moved to Austin after college the "Cigar and Martini" bars were an upcoming trend.  Bars would showcase a creative martini menu and upscale environment which included 'cigar rooms' for your puffing enjoyment.  I loved it!  I tried my first apple-tini in one DELISH!

At The Pearl of Havana Fundraising Gala  I produced in 2007 carried a 1950's Cuban theme, which included a cigar lounge.  Needles to say it was a popular hang out area the night of the event, even for the co-chairs below.

There are a number of ways that you can incorporate cigars into your corporate event, celebration, bachelor party or hey, JUST THE GIRLS poker night party!