An Anniversary Party with a twist!
featured on www.mrswhyknot.com February 18, 2014
What better way to celebrate 30 years of marriage, than with a personalized party that incorporates your love for each other, fun family gatherings, and FOOTBALL?
That’s the fun and unique task that Something Blue Events was given when asked to plan a combined 30th Anniversary / Super Bowl Party for one of the most fun-loving couples we’ve worked with to date! Their anniversary fell very close to this years’ Super Bowl, which was held at MetLife Stadium on 2/2. Being the fun and charismatic couple that they are, they wanted their Anniversary Party to not only reflect them, but to also reflect their love for entertaining… and football!
So we planned them a party to be remembered for years to come.
When asked what they wanted for cuisine, they replied, “It’s the big game! Wings! Can we do that?”
Of course we could!
In addition to having the event catered, we included a surprise for the partygoers: a pre-game tailgate party outside of the event venue, catered by a local food truck! There was no shortage of game day nosh, as they served up 2 hours of pre-game munchies to satisfy even the biggest of appetites. From burgers, dogs, french fries and onion rings to a sweet treat of fried Oreos, guests got their choice of pre-game grub before the big event began!
The surprises didn’t stop there. Once inside the event venue, The Waveny House – a mansion and popular wedding venue in New Canaan, CT – guests were greeted with 4 oversized HD flat-screens to view the Big Game. The décor of the space incorporated everything the couple wanted, and Something Blue’s Creative Director made sure they got just that! From a handcrafted aisle runner made of turf, to centerpieces created with NFL-licensed footballs with hand-tied white rose bridal bouquets, right down to the linens which were coordinated with the colors of the opposing teams, guests were treated with a one-of-a-kind game-day twist on a traditional anniversary event.
From there, the delicious chow continued to be served up. We tailored a catering menu that not only incorporated some game-day faves like wings and dips, but also traditional wedding-fare that had been transformed into finger-foods like lamb chop “lollipops” and mini beef-wellingtons. Two of the most unique items were the Taco&Tequila bites (mini fish tacos paired with shot-sized bottles of Patron) and the Burger&Beer (sliders served w/ a shot-sized beer)! What is a football party without the Burgers&Beer!? These small but important details gave guests a taste of “Big Game” cuisine with a classy and upscale twist.
Half-time was Dessert Time! Our dessert caterer created an incredible cake replica of MetLife stadium along with enough cinnamon and sugar soft pretzels for all the guests to enjoy as late-night snacks.
When it comes to the logistics of planning an event like this, it’s important to recognize all the moving parts – not only were there multiple vendors moving in, setting up, and cooking in various locations, there was also a lot of overlap that needed to be addressed. This is where Something Blue Events shines – no matter what type of party you want, or how complicated it may be to execute, leaving the details to us is the best way to make sure it’s “off your shoulders, but never out of your hands!” That’s our motto, and the details of this event speak to how easily Something Blue can create the event that you want, while you maintain complete control over the experience that you want. Even if your favorite football team disappoints, your favorite events team will always come through!
Venue: The Waveny House www.newcanaan.info