Event Description

Jessica’s Totally Rad 50th

For those old enough to remember, the ’80s was a wild and crazy time. So when Jessica Rossman decided to celebrate her milestone 50th birthday, she harkened back to her formative years for a blowout bash that recalled the neon decade in all its glory.

Upon entering the venue, the more than 250 guests posed for photos in front of a wall of Andy Warhol-like portraits of Rossman, and sampled ceviche offered by a a mermaid in a bathtub, recalling the 1984 hit movie, Splash. Artist Hanh Tran created an interactive painting of Rossman with a bottle of champagne and invited guests to paint the bubbles. A custom-built wall in the shape of a Rubik’s Cube overflowed with such 1980s candy treats as Nerds, Pop Rocks, Dots, Zotz, Push Pops, and Cracker Jacks available for the taking.

A multi-tiered cake, created by For Heaven’s Cake, was decorated with such sugar spun 1980s favorites as the MTV logo, Converse All-Stars tennis shoes, a boom box and the No Duh slogan. Neon-colored slinkies dangled from the ceiling and two Ms. Pac Man machines were popular as guests vied to tally the highest score.

The popular cover band The Space Rockers performed ’80s hits on one stage before the main attraction — the ’80s New Wave band A Flock of Seagulls — took to another stage and performed their greatest hits, including “I Ran (Far Away),” “Space Age Love Song,” “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You),” and “The More You Live, The More You Love” in a one-hour set that had those on the dance floor rocking out. (The band recently launched a “Lost ’80s Live” tour.)

Elias Events’ Involvement

 concept development and creative design
 venue selection and management
 invitation selection and design
 budget development and maintenance
 vendor selection and contract negotiations
 floral, linen and decor design
 entertainment management and coordination
 all menu planning

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