To celebrate his 40th birthday, Josh’s family surprised him with a Great Gatsby Themed Party at the Estate. Josh’s friend told him that he needed Josh’s help proposing to his Girlfriend at the Estate. The pair, accompanied by some friends, spent much of the day golfing before getting dressed up to head to the Estate. Thinking he was there to help out a friend, Josh was totally unaware and was shocked and confused when he saw all his friends and family waiting in the Foyer. He quickly realized what was happening and was overwhelmed with gratitude. Everyone was dressed in theme and wearing 1920’s inspired outfits.
The Estate was decorated in Great Gatsby Theme with a black and gold color scheme, gold decor, and elegant feather centerpieces set up throughout the house.
Josh was a Marine Corp Veteran and is competitive by nature. To spice up the event, his wife hired Ravenchase adventures to set up a competition for Josh and their guests. They split up the guests into groups to compete against each other in a scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt had a six-scene narrative with riddles written specifically for and about Josh and his life. The guests had to be able to answer the questions about Josh to figure out the clues. The Ravenchase adventure staff were excellent and had actors dressed in theme around the estate.
The lavish event was catered by our friends at Cater 2 Events. The menu included several delicious items including marinated beef tenderloin with horseradish aioli, shrimp and grits, warm crab dip with crackers, Jumbo shrimp with bloody mary cocktail sauce, and more! For cocktails they served pinot grigio, prosecco, cabernet sauvignon, and for the specialty drink of the evening: an old-fashioned.
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Event Planner: Laura Dee Events
Photography: Taylor Lynn Photography
Caterer: Cater 2 Events
Rentals: Kim Moody Design
Entertainment: Ravenchase Updates
DJ: Bill Guilliam