A Roaring 20s New Year!

A Roaring 20s New Year!

New Year’s Eve is one of the most glamorous and fun nights of the year, so it only makes sense get inspiration from the greatest party era: the Roaring 20s. The Goen South team brought to life a glitzy New Year’s Eve party that combined the glamour of Old Hollywood with a modern twist. The enchanting décor, romantic lighting, and a party vibe straight out of the Roaring 20s made for an over-the-top party that lasted all night long.

Client: The Woodlands Resort
Event Date: December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Event Venue: The Woodlands Resort
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Event Ojectectives:
  • Show off The Woodland Resort’s full renovation, including updates of all rooms, the waterpark, and the lobby. The resort also had plans to build a new and luxurious signature spa in the future. This New Year’s Eve party was part of the resort’s rebranding efforts; they wanted to be known for their resort and not just as a conference center.
  • Bring more local business to The Woodlands Resort. Tickets were available to the public, not just to hotel guests, and they were bundled together as dinner, a party and open bar and also had the option to upgrade to a premium bar.
  • Besides inviting new people and potential guests to experience the updated resort, the party itself should be fun and glamorous, much like the Roaring 20s themselves! The goal was to have over the top décor, lively entertainment, and a party that lasted all night long. There’s no better way to celebrate change than with an incredible party!
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Throwing a Roaring 20s party starts with a good first impression. Upon arriving at The Woodlands Resort, guests received a celebrity treatment. They stepped out of their cars and walked down a winding red carpet through lush boxwood hedges and classic white floral arrangements. The lights from white crystal chandeliers and candelabras lead their way. Once guests made it through the grand entrance (and away from the paparazzi snapping their photos!) they were greeted by hotel staff and Hollywood-esque moving lights to make their way to the tables for dinner.

The dinner area was decorated to the nines and set up perfectly for socializing. Hiboy cocktail tables topped with sparkling linens were scattered around the room. The centerpieces were a mix of classic red roses, painted gold leaves, and fluffy white feathers in white bud vases. Bejeweled crystal boxes with flickering votive candles added a even more sparkle to the cocktail tables. The Goen South team brought in a mixture of table sizes and styles throughout the ballroom as a way of modernizing the space. Bar-height communal tables added a touch of contemporary style, and they were perfectly paired with white tufted barstools. Each communal table was topped with black sequin runners that glittered all night long. Tall, thin-stemmed glass tea light holders created a romantic effect, and mirrored dazzle vases filled with red roses and small glittering votive candle holders finished off the look. The more classic round tables were dressed in black sparkle linens similar to the communal table runners. Gold chalices filled with red roses and tall white candelabras topped each round table, and votive candles added a soft glow. The long “king” tables were dressed in bold black and white striped linens; their centerpieces consisted of a mix of gold and crystal candelabras, white bud vases with touches of vibrant red floral, and gold votives.

The bar area was modern, yet with a decidedly “Gatsby” vibe. Each light-up LED bar was decorated with an art deco pattern. Soft amber uplights behind the bars added light and enhanced the ambiance of the ballroom space. To the front of the space was a stage with elegant white fabric draped behind the area where the band would be playing. This created a simple, yet classic focal point that would not distract from the band. Along the front of the stage we placed tall silver urns filled with white rose balls and pearls along with a mixture of crystal white and gold candelabras.

White serpentine lounge furniture was placed by the dance floor so guests could have a place other than the tables to relax and mingle. We accented the lounge with a mix of silver and gold sequin pillows, and larger red pillows for a pop of color. Goen South also provided all the lighting around the space, including the light-up LED dance floor. We stuck with the warm tones of red and yellow around the vicinity of the ballroom and kept the dance floor on an LED red to really make the space pop.

The band kept people on their feet all night long with a fun mix of music to dance to. Goen South also provided a Firefly photo booth so that guests could take pictures home with them. We paired it with a gold, sparkly backdrop that looked great with a glass of New Year’s champagne in hand! Guests loved the photo booth, and it was a huge hit throughout the night. After the countdown to the new year, a dazzling fireworks show finished off the evening with a bang. As you can see from the photos of the event, guests had a roaring good time at The Woodlands Resort New Year’s Eve party, from the red carpet entrance to the firework finale. What a way to welcome the new year!

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