You asked and we’re listening! Welcome to our new series, called THEME INSPIRATION. This is the place where we’ll highlight a theme that has gotten us thinking and we’ll give some ideas to inspire your next event.

Today, we met with a client interested in a Fire and Ice theme. There are so many ideas that work with this theme, so here are a few images to get your creative juices flowing…

Fire and Ice Collage Inspiration


Doing your party on a smaller scale? How about these ideas:

Food: Inspired-by-Fire-BBQ.

Drinks: An icy martini bar complete with light up LED ice cubes.

Music: A playlist of songs that coordinate with your theme. Think  “Light my Fire” by The Doors and  “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice…

Lighting: A TON of candles and clear acrylic pieces to reflect light and imitate ice.

Bonus: Ask guests to dress to impress as their favorite element- Fire or Ice. It’s a great conversation starter and gets people excited about your party even before they arrive!

This theme is so hot, it’s cool!


Best of 2014

Happy New Year! I love the feel of a fresh new year, ripe with possibility and new opportunities. It’s also especially satisfying to look back on what has occurred in the past year. For us at Soiree, it was a great year: fun events, great clients, creative challenges and many lessons learned! I thought it would be fun to take a  look back at some of our most cherished events of 2014. This, in no way, covers them all, but I’ve chosen a few to highlight from the year with a single picture…

The Art Director’s Guild Awards. A great challenge to come up with a unique design that incorporated lighting, flowers, and was cohesive with a corporately sponsored color palette and a well thought-out stage design. The result was just what we hoped for. The event was a highlight and the feedback was incredibly satisfying!


CBS’ “The Talk” Valentine Stage. This is what occurred when we combined 6000 roses and a french street market inspiration. We included the idea to keep the roses in a monochromatic palette and the end result was a feast for the eyes…It didn’t hurt anything to have a shout out by Julie Chen on air, either…


Sierra Canyon’s Gala. The school took a leap of faith in raising the bar for their annual Gala Fundraiser. We joined forces to create a beautiful room- which isn’t hard with a combination of metallics, succulents, orchids and candlelight. It set the evening up for success and was enjoyed by many.


What we fondly call “Birthday Season”. A series of our own, along with repeat Birthday party clients where we churn out some super fun, whimsical kids’ parties that are to drool over. Like…

The Retro Beach Blanket Bingo Birthday.


The Safari themed 4th Birthday.


And, not to be left out…The Lego Party.


We hit our stride, with our new Decorative Rental packages available to our clients on a tight budget. We put together a rental package for this Bar Mitzvah client to suit her son’s baseball themed party. It turned out to be a homerun of a success, and didn’t break the bank!


Dawn and Bryce’s Wedding. Two great people deserve to be surrounded by beauty…


A French inspired Bridal Shower. This gorgeous black and pink themed shower was as gorgeous as it was heartfelt. The bride burst into tears upon arrival- overwhelmed with how beautiful everything was. Best. Reaction. EVER.

Photo by Frances Iacuzzi

Photo by Frances Iacuzzi


Rooftop Birthday Bash with a “Real Housewives” theme. More info coming soon in a full feature on this party, but one of the highlights was this great paper rosette piece we made. It was the perfect piece to tie together a color palette that was a complete ombre of blues…


Melissa and John’s Wedding. These two were so wonderful to work with and we were honored to help make their vision come to life!


Supper Club 5.0. (We designed 3.0 and 4.0 also!) What a magical night! Put together a small group of girlfriends+ a Top-Chef inspired cooking contest= a Night of fun and laughs. We got to set the mood, and Wow, was it beautiful!


A B’nai Mitzvah Challenge. Aiden & Anakin wanted to somehow create a theme that incorporated the mystical locations in all of their favorite Blockbuster movies.  The result was a mystical, fantasy dream-come-true…

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A holiday housewarming. It was such a lovely way to close out the year, with warm decor, hot drinks and sparkling conversation!

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Happy 2015 from The Soiree Girls! What parties are you planning this year?…


It was a beautiful night to Celebrate, so we drew inspiration from the word “Celebrate”  and branded it (many times, literally) as our theme, which translated into a design that was warm and inviting for this important, annual school fundraiser. A palette of metallics: platinum, bronze and gold offset by the warm tones of maple blended so softly and organically.

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We styled 3 different centerpieces to create interest and add dimension to the ballroom of The Four Seasons, Westlake Village. Each tablescape worked together cohesively to make the room feel put together and celebratory.

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Freshly cut cymbidium ordchids tucked into a planted succulent arrangement, made this centerpiece a take home item that will be enjoyed for a long time!

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Each centerpiece is also branded with our event logo- giving them a unique customization that also happened to look really beautiful!


It was a fabulous night where a lot of money was raised for a great school and we got to enjoy a beautifully decorated room in the process.



Celebrate, indeed!


The Talk-Valentine’s Day 2014

Imagine a work space filled with 6000 roses, 6 volunteers and a room full of props to contend with. That was the picture for us, as we took on the very honored role of assisting the art director and set decorator at CBS’ hit talk show “The Talk” in preparation for their Valentine’s Day Special this year! The theme that had been set, was that of a french market. The Talk came to us to prepare a floral design plan that would transform the stage, and transform it, we did…


We suggested a color scheme that was an ombre of pinks with accents of greens and lavendar. It turned out to be the perfect way to make it all cohesive and easy on the eyes.

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We added a special arrangement on the hosts’ table, and absolutely turned giddy when Julie Chen thanked us on air!

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We’ve been invited to come back soon, and have some ideas in the back of our minds for something fabulous down the line. It was such a great set, full of nice people and a respectful atmosphere- and the icing on the cake was that we got to make it just a little more beautiful!