Last year at Happy’s we learned that the recipe for one client’s ideal holiday party was the combination of an open floor plan, funky decor and a few fun enhancements. As they say; “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This year, we decided to stick with this winning combo but head to a different venue. With it’s muted color palate, unique design elements, and amazing menu, Island Creek Oyster Bar fit the bill!
The decor at ICOB is simple and fresh – think granite countertops, white washed chairs and gleaming hardwood tables. It’s beautiful but it doesn’t particularly scream “holiday” so we added a few custom touches to make the space look more festive. Dainty white tulip centerpieces with red berry sprig accents sat atop guest tables while a copious amount of candlelight warmed up the room. Red up-lighting turned the already eye-catching Gabion cage wall into a major focal point. It’s hard to tell but these cages are filled with tens of thousands of oyster shells. The massive wall took eight months for ICOB to complete!
Guests enjoyed an abundance of delicious seafood, including the famous Island Creek Oyster, and a few other equally appetizing, less fishy treats. A DJ kept guests on their feet while a photobooth and pool or foosball table offered additional entertainment, making guests reluctant to head home as the evening came to an end. We’ve definitely found the “sweet spot” for this group!