Capitale NYC

Event Spotlight: Pajama Program 2018

11:56 AM

Capitale NYC, fundraising, gala, nonprofit, pajama program

One of our favorite events of the year is for Pajama Program. This amazing nonprofit donates pajamas and books to children in shelters or group homes. They believe this simple act for many is a profoundly important ritual for those in need. Changing into pajamas and reading a book before bed impacts children's quality of sleep and leads to days that are rested and ready for learning. Read more about this wonderful organization here.

This year, the theme was "Love is the best light to read in all year round." To bring this theme to life fairy lights accented every centerpiece and was incorporated into the performer's costumes. 
calla lilies, fairy lights, fall centerpiece, fall flowers

The centerpieces were themed for all four seasons. We represented winter, spring, summer and fall and as mentioned, each piece had fairy lights incorporated into them. The fall piece was made of cylinders holding flame calla lilies and ruby mokara orchids. The middle had orange fairy lights and fall leaves were scattered around the table.

winter flowers, winter centerpiece, winter decor, hydrangea, lantern centerpiece

The winter piece was a lantern filled with blue fairy lights on top of a bed of white hydrangea, crystal branches, dusty miller leaves, snowy pinecones and silver netted spheres. 

spring flowers, tulips, cherry blossom, cylinder centerpiece, spring theme, orchids

The spring centerpiece included cylinders filled with flowering branches, tulips and green orchids. The middle piece had moss and fairy lights. 

summer flowers, sunflowers, moss, lantern centerpiece, hydrangea, yellow and green centerpiece

Summer was represented with a lantern filled with fairy lights on top of a bed of green hydrangea, sunflowers, yellow roses, yellow craspedia, solidago and moss spheres. It also had butterfly accents.


Guests were greeted with our Spring and Summer stilitwalkers. These costumes were custom made for the event. 

fall event, fall performer, event entertainment

winter performer, winter entertainer, winter theme, fairy lights

 Inside, the guests enjoyed our fall and winter performers on pedestals and over the entranceway.

step and repeat, photo station, open photo booth

Our open photo booth was a big hit and used their step and repeat as a backdrop. 

event entertainment, summer entertainment, spring entertainment, fall entertainment, winter entertainment

event entertainment, summer entertainment, spring entertainment, fall entertainment, winter entertainment

event entertainment, summer entertainment, spring entertainment, fall entertainment, winter entertainment

All four of our performers went on stilts during the reception and went throughout the tables and then in front of the stage. Each one of them held a sign that read I am the light of their particular season. They, along with the centerpiece and coordinating linens, really drove home the theme. 

capitale nyc, venue, Bowery, New York City

As always, our friends at Capitale were a pleasure to work with and provided a 
stunning venue to be in!

80's theme

Transformation Tuesday: 80's Prom

5:00 AM

80's prom, corporate events, balloon decor, neon balloons

Companies are always looking for fun and unique themes for their events. This year, our 80's prom theme was one for the books! 


80's prom, corporate events, balloon decor, neon balloons

To transform our venue we used thousands of balloons. From columns, to centerpieces to a dance floor treatment, the bright neon colors filled the room and created that nostalgic feel of the 80's.

80's prom, corporate events, balloon decor, neon balloons

To create a curtain effect on the dance floor balloons were individually strung with 15 feet of mylar ribbon. This created a dramatic focal point for the room.


80's prom, corporate events, balloon decor, neon balloons


80's prom, corporate events, balloon decor, neon balloons

And of course no 80's theme is complete without giant rubix cubes! These flanked either side of the DJ booth.