Cubist Pharmaceuticals Holiday Party

One of the first events we did in 2011 was designing the annual Holiday Party for Cubist Pharmaceuticals.  The inspiration for their event, held at the beautiful Boston Harbor Hotel, was a swank, upscale supper club feel with a lot of movement and interaction amongst the guests.

We wanted the guests to feel comfortable in the setting and achieved this through providing a different theme and color scheme throughout each room of the party.  With 500 guests in attendance for this event, in addition to the decor, we also worked with Cubist to create their signature cocktail, a lounge feel in some of the areas, and a menu to delight the senses!

There are so many exciting details to share with you that we can only show you the first part of the party, so be sure to stop back tomorrow to see the rest of this fabulous event!

Guests were greeted with an assortment of calla lilies and dendrobium orchid arrangements at the bottom of the staircase that led to the party.  The flowers were arranged in gold cylinders that offered a sneak-peak to the modern glamor that awaited them upstairs.

Once guests entered the main party area, we wanted to give them a winter wonderland feel by using birch saplings as a focal point with drifts of white snow and bright red Amaryllis rising from it.  An ice sculpture of a Mortar and Pestal also greeted the guests in this area adorned with the corporate monogram.

The first room that awaited the guests to give the evening its kick start was Meritage (one of the hotel restaurants on ordinary business days, but for this event was only open to the guests) where an urban industrial vibe was created with deep reds and blacks.  Red flowers using Ginger, Amaryllis, Anthurium and Tulips and then accents of these really cool black felt branches.  I was especially excited with the black damask tablecloths that softened the room but kept the chic glamor.  In addition, special effect lighting by Swank, a lighting company exclusive to the hotel,  was also used to showcase the various display tables and the bar in the back of the room, as well as uplighting the windows in what else?  You got it, RED!

To give the arrangements in this area of the party special effects, we used a variety of textiles such as wired mesh, wire coils, beads and black river stones to keep them looking sleek, contemporary and modern.  They sure were a hit as they were scooped at the end of the evening when offered to the guests! 

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the other magical rooms that were created for this event..............

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