Last month FOS had the pleasure of being a part of a very special young lady’s first adventure in adulthood. This incredible “Alice in Wonderland” themed Bat Mitzvah was designed and managed top-to-bottom by FOS Creative Director Miki Klevan and his team at FOS, who truly embraced the wacky, whimsical creativity of Alice’s imagination.
The fantasy land
To immerse guests in Wonderland, we brought the wild fantasy world to life through key decor elements. These included a custom checkered vinyl dancefloor that stretched across the entire centre of the room and multi-level stage, custom decaled bars, fog projections, sophisticated lighting systems, live animals and much, much more. To set the scene for a wild celebration, the walls were also lined with custom panoramic rainforest themed backdrops and green foliage rivaling a Hollywood set design.
Magical table settings
One of the most important features of the room’s decor was the table settings, where over 300 guests sat down to an incredible feast prepared by celebrity chef Susur Lee.
To decorate six long tables, our floral team created towering centerpieces of flowering trees and vines lit from below by large floating candles. Cork vessels spilling over with cabbage flowers, mosses and berries linked the centerpieces along the middle of each table, creating a flow of rainforest treasures that kept the magical mood strong all night long.
For the round tables we filled our glass Garnier vases with moss, vines and butterfly decorations, and topped them with robust floral arrangements that included green and pink hanging amaranthus, hypericum berries and a variety of pink roses and carnations.
All of the tables were covered in our new black caviar linens, and set with our signature gold Oyster charger plates inlaid with a printed copy of the night’s eclectic menu. We also wrapped our Kiwi satin napkins in vines, laid out woodcut trivets, and repurposed mini antique clocks as table numbers. In a nod to the Mad Hatter’s infamous tea party, each place setting also had a unique china tea cup for the night’s tea service.
While the decor was a mind-blowing tribute to the story that has captured imaginations for over a century, equally as impressive was the night’s entertainment, which FOS also arranged. Key aspects included a massive menorah ice sculpture, Wonderland character actors, a unique “Bubble Show”, a casino room, a graffiti wall, and a parade of animals, including a lion, a lemur, a kangaroo and a horse, which the birthday girl rode in to the event.
An incredible night
The entire team here at FOS had so much fun planning this intensely creative event, which we’re incredibly proud of. Every time the guests settled in to their delight, a new surprise took them further down the wonderland rabbit hole, as FOS pushed the boundaries of the imaginable.
We wish the birthday girl a very happy Bat Mitzvah, and we look forward to working with her and her family again in the future.