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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

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