photographer: Henry + Mac Photo Co.
The Best of | Boston | Corporate Events

PartySlate Transported Top Event Professionals to 70s-Era Tokyo With Its Edgy Boston Launch Party

On October 15, PartySlate launched its 14th city in Boston with a retro-70s Tokyo-inspired party, introducing New England’s elite event professionals and tastemakers to the modern marketing platform. The bold, eclectic vision — especially fun in a town known for its rich history and tradition — was planned and produced by the skilled teams at Mavinhouse Events and TYGER | Event Design + Production in the rock ‘n’ roll-style dining space at Hojoko. This dream event team curated a celebration filled with edgy design and innovative activations.

Guests, who were donned in “street-style chic” as instructed by the hip neon invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress, enjoyed an evening of creative cocktails, delicious bites, and great conversation. Hojoko, a groovy Japanese tavern attached to music-inspired The Verb Hotel, provided the perfect backdrop for the celebration, with its velvet-seated lounge spots, Asian-inspired graffiti, and concrete walls. Mavinhouse Events planned a perfect guest experience in the unique space, beginning with a warm welcome by drag artists, qweentoast and Akira Oni, and a branded PartySlate photo op. 

TYGER conjured a glamorous and gritty Asian underground vibe with gold and silver mirrored draping, red uplighting, and glittering disco balls. Modern rose-gold highboy tables were outfitted with gorgeous cloches holding bright red florals and hand-painted ceramic origami cranes. Mavinhouse and TYGER saw to every detail, including outfitting the pool deck with luxe lounge areas and Japanese lanterns glowing red. 

Cool neon letterpress menus on mini clipboards from Gus & Ruby let guests know they were in for a tasty evening, with party-perfect passed “munchies”  like hamachi poke, shrimp toast, and tsukune chicken meatballs. Sushi chefs turned out delectable maki rolls, which the TYGER team served with creative, authentic Tokyo style via their signature cocktail conveyor belt which emerged from an eye-catching PartySlate-branded backdrop. Guests also plucked mini cocktails from the conveyor — a fun experience and perfect boomerang photo spot all in one.

Proving that Hojoko’s skilled chefs can create any type of cuisine, later in the evening, sushi was replaced by cheeseburger sliders and crispy French fries. Throughout the event, the venue’s mixologists served up fresh and innovative cocktails. Guests sipped on fun concoctions like Tokyo Tea (a mix of tequila, lemon, bittered midori, and green tea) and a new take on a Dark ‘n Stormy (Hojoko-spiced rum blend, ginger, and lime).  Meanwhile, a courtyard bar served up sake poolside.

As with any good party, music made the evening more fun. A DJ from Élan Artists spun on-theme tunes ranging from pop remixes to disco-era classics, and moderated the perfect mood for partygoers all evening — even an hour after the party ended as guests continued talking and toasting. Mavinhouse Events ensured that the locale, design, cuisine, and ambiance flowed seamlessly for an experience that partygoers would talk about long after. 

When guests finally did leave, they took with them the perfect keepsake: mini pink metallic disco ball keychains with a tag — also created by Gus & Ruby — listing the evening’s top-notch event team. Ensuring the evening was not quickly forgotten were the photo and video teams. Henry + Mac Photo Co. captured dreamy images of happy guests, as well as the gorgeous décor and fare, which was no easy task in the moodily low-lit soirée. Meanwhile, StopGoLove expertly shot both video interviews and the happening scene as it unfolded. 

PartySlate continues its rapid expansion with planned launches in New Orleans, Orlando, and Las Vegas on the horizon. The platform — a way for luxury event professionals and venues to beautifully highlight their work and connect with party hosts and each other — is also growing with elevated features that better allow hosts to build their event teams and save and share their inspiration. 

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