Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they’re not all that sparkles. When it comes to event décor, designers and planners are thinking beyond traditional florals and seeking out unique elements to create a sparkling experience. Decorative tassels, tinsel backdrops, and shimmering metallic mylar fringe add instant movement and depth (not to mention glamour) to any soirée. These 9 celebrations inspire us to get creative and indulge in the magical effect of tassel and tinsel installations.
Spotify Party Lit up the Night
Spotify’s corporate holiday party lit up the evening with gigantic mylar-fringe chandeliers and a dramatic laser-light show. The glamour of the glittering décor was amped up even further by drag queen performers, tarot card readings, and a lively dance party with DJ Hester Prynne. We especially love how the expansive warehouse space was designated into color-themed-areas, such as a Red Soul Hair Salon, Red Trap Diner, Green Funk Laundromat, and Blue Punk Rock Bodega.
photographer: Scott Clark Photo | planner: TINSEL Experiential | décor: BML Blackbird | venue: Avant Gardner | rental: Party Rental Ltd., Taylor Creative Inc., and Luxe Event Rentals | caterer: Creative Edge Parties
Basketball Glam is Now a Thing
This basketball-themed Bat Mitzvah set the scene with coral and blush-colored ceiling fringe. We especially adore how cheerleaders performed with matching-fringe pom poms. The dinner plates and dance floor were on-theme with coral-and-blush basketball designs. Pops of pink and orange continued with colorful napkins and seating upholstery.
photographer: Armen Asadorian Photography | planner: Aliana Events | décor: Celio’s Design | rental: MTB and La Tavola Fine Linen | entertainment: LIV Entertainment Group | caterer: La Gandola Catering
This Guggenheim Party Installation is Art
A corporate holiday party for Guggenheim amazed guests with a dramatic tear-dropped ceiling installation that reflected a colorful laser-light show. The life-sized helicopter made for a one-of-a-kind photo op, while spectacular projection mapping turned the dance floor into a kaleidoscope of colors. We also love how luxe lounge seating gave guests a cozy spot to enjoy a sumptuous dessert of ice cream and s’mores.
Crystals & Florals for These Nuptials
This lavish wedding took tassels to the next level with draped crystals that crowned an all-silver lounge area and floral tassels defining seating areas. Eye-catching ceiling décor brought a sky full of stars to this Big Apple venue. Metallic sofas and iridescent throw pillows were paired with lucite seating and silver drapery for a luxurious effect. Of course, the wall of mirrors adjoining the cocktail area also captured our imaginations.
photographer: Vincent Segalla Photography | planner: Norma Cohen Productions | décor: Floral Art | venue: Shaare | a/v technology: Pegasus | caterer: Shaare Zion Caterer | entertainment: Faks Productions
An Entrance That’s Every 13-Year-Old Girl’s Dream
After becoming a Bat Mitzvah, this young lady deserved a grand entrance to her celebration. A glittering wall of beads made for an arrival that literally sparkled. Even the floral décor eschewed the traditional look for larger-than-life satin blooms that seemed to soar above the banquet tables. Suspended strings of pearls added additional glitz and glamor to this unique celebration.
Gala Goes Full-Galactic Grandeur
They say “space is the last frontier.” Chicago’s Columbian Ball for the Museum of Science and Industry sent us across the galaxy and into the depths of the universe with an awe-inspiring planetary installation. Glittering strings of suspended crystals combined with starlit projection mapping convinced us to leave floral décor to the earthlings. We are especially obsessed with the sun-like disco ball drawing all eyes to the center of the room.
Can’t Celebrate Cher Without Tassels
The Cher Show on Broadway celebrated at their opening night party with mylar fringe and iridescent tassels — of course. Whether guests were ordering drinks, making a grand entrance, or getting down on the dance floor, they enjoyed stunning waterfall chandeliers of varying colors. Table centerpieces boasting disco balls and metallic floral displays sent us swooning, while dramatic uplighting dazzled us from one moment to the next.
photographer: Osh Images | planner: Apotheosis Events | environmental design: TINSEL Experiential | venue: Pier Sixty | rentals: Luxe Event Rentals | a/v technology: L&M Sound and Light | photo booth: The Bosco
Slinky Décor that Springs to Life
This corporate event paid tribute to the 90s with a jaw-dropping ceiling installation made entirely out of slinkies. Other fun and unique décor elements included retro hand chairs, a skateboard-adorned bar area, and Wayne’s World table-art. Catering stations sported signage that referenced our favorite 90s TV shows and movies, while vintage arcade games gave guests a chance to reconnect with Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong. As excited as we are for 2020 to unfold, sometimes it’s nice to reminisce.
photographer: James Atkins Photography | planner: Rachel De Marte Events | décor & lighting: Kehoe Designs | band lighting & sound: Sound Investment AV | caterer: Boka Catering Group | entertainment: Libido
Sport Court Turf is Just as Good Above as Below
This corporate event took its cue for ceiling décor from the athletic setting. We love the turf-like fringe as well as other vibrant details — like giant balloons and space-age seating.
Photographer: Sheri Whitko Photography | planner: Paulette Wolf Events | décor:
Kehoe Designs | venue: WCF Events | production: KISHBAUGH + PARTNERS | a/v technology: Sound Investment AV | caterer: J&L Catering