My brother, Seabrook, turned 40 in January. His friends, girlfriend, and I, decided on a 1940's Hollywood Glam theme. We found the perfect speakeasy venue - It's called the Oxford Inn in Royal Oak, MI, and they have a party room they call the Lock & Key Room. It was perfect with red drapes and boozy feel. We even had a red carpet and stantions, with paparazzi snapping away and waiting for his arrival.
Oxford Inn did a GREAT job with the catering. Chicken rockefeller, calamari, bruschetta, cheese, fruit, and crackers, and few other tasty treats. I found great bite sized petit fours, cream puffs, and made about 200 chocolate covered strawberries! (which, of course, I don't have a picture of)
His friends took him out to dinner so he would have some food in his stomach, then dressed him in a specially selected outfit. He pulled up to the red carpet, and was absolutely shocked:
And of course we had to have Marilyn jumping out of a cake and singing Happy Birthday! Our bartender, Tricia, did an AWESOME job playing the part, and being a great communicator for the venue. He was REALLY surprised for this part!
I was so impressed at how many people really played up the costumes, and everyone seemed to LOVE the idea. It is still being talked about a month later. Now you get to see a bunch of pics of all of the great outfits!
And of course, my sister, and my brother, and I, on an awesome night!
Peace. Love. Serene.