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Monday, February 28, 2011

Surprise 70th Venetian Carnival Birthday Party

I want to invite you all to see a recent event I put on for Venetian Carnival with hand painted invites and designer centerpieces. The evening was so amazing and glamorous with the help of the perfect South Florida weather  on the bay, delicious  and creative foods and very special entertainment from Los Angeles , Nick Palance  whose voice is   simply romantic and stunning.  He also entertained us with his additional musicians, Vince Morton, Pianist and Alla Krolevich a south Florida violinist.  Nick also surprised us with an  beautiful soprano Lindsay Scott from Los Angeles.
The  hand painted invites resembled a  large passport and Front had the emblem of Italy and an Invite to Italy for the weekend and the back of the passport subtly mapped the entire continent and featured Venice.

Our caterer was just the perfect compliment to the evening and from the sumptuous  antipasti table to the yummy desserts, out did himself. He was Carlos from Avalanche Catering in the Miami area and I can highly recommend him to anyone in South Florida. He is a slave to detail and each dish is truly presented so beautifully.

One of my special loves was designing the centerpieces were all different and consisted of from 5-6 designed masks, some with Venetian laces, crystals, paper mache, silks, flowers dusted with glitters and hand dyed peacock and couque feathers.  Each center piece was like a little work of art . 

Each lady at the door was presented with one of the hand made masks  and bellinis by waiters dressed as gondoliers..  On way out of party guests received bouquets of fresh  flowers from the Italian flower cart  at the door and small wrapped pastries for their following morning breakfast.
Speciality drinks at the bar were Americanos, Chocolatinis and Bellinis.

One Centerpiece during design awaiting finishing touches

One of the surprise desserts were small adorable chocolate gondolas filled with chocolate covered strawberries and gelato but Carlos has other delectable treats at the dessert bar with speciality coffees for all of us.

For a little added touch I had silk fabric printed for small pillows in living room.

I love designing these events and would love to help anyone in our area with invites, matching bar and menus and centerpieces etc, so just drop me a line. Also these centerpieces are now available for sale in the south Florida area. I can envision them as stunning  pieces sprayed in creams and whites and additional touches of sparkle and golds for a themed wedding party.....just add a few sweet fresh white roses .

Have a great day and thanks for coming to my party today!
Rosanna Hope

1 comment:

Kristopher K said...

Hi Rosanna,
Sounds like fun !!!
Fantastico creations - and your hand painted invites look wonderful :)