“The Stars of Search” Google Holiday Party
We were so excited to partner with Elaine Bell Catering on the Google Search Holiday Party at the Palace of Fine Arts! We worked for 6 months to plan, design, and coordinate the logistics of this huge 4000+ person holiday party.
Because the party was for the Google Search team, we designed a “Stars of Search” Hollywood Glam theme and worked with our Endeavors Collective dream team vendor list to make this huge vision come to life.
Venue: Palace of Fine Arts
The Palace of Fine Arts Hangar is basically a giant empty warehouse and blank slate for design. Our main challenge was to make sure the space didn’t feel cold and empty, so we decided to split the main Atrium area into two unique spaces with distinct purposes. We also wanted to create an epic grand entrance to the main stage. We worked with Stuart Event Rentals to design a Winter Wonderland stage, and used 16 foot red velvet drape to divide the space. In addition, we used many of the Palace Classrooms to create unique experiences for the guests.
Our focus is always to create experiences for EVERY guest so we worked to bring in activities for all kinds of interests:
- Snowglobe Photobooth
- Speakeasy Bar with O.G.D., a 3-piece band playing jazz and funk all night
- Karaoke and a snack bar
- Old school arcade
- Casino games and a chips competition
- Main Stage featuring 9 piece band, Hella Fitzgerald, CTA DJs, and DJ Umami
- A fun Speakeasy themed puzzle for guests to solve by visiting areas in the party to find clues
- Mobile Boba bar with Share Tea
Thank you all the amazing vendors who partnered with us on this event!
Event Planning: Make it Mariko (Endeavors)
Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering
Venue: Palace of Fine Arts Hangar
Rentals: Stuart Event Rentals & Standard Rentals
Stage Management & Talent Booking: Creative Transit Agency (Endeavors)
Lighting: Gatsby Entertainment (Endeavors)
Florals: Juna Alinea (Endeavors)
Marquis Lights: Blueprint Studios
Arcade & Casino: Plan It Interactive
Photobooths: Say Ya! Photobooth (Endeavors)
Graphic Design: An Otherwise
Buttons: Broken Seal Buttons
Parking & Traffic: Ace Parking
Event Greening: Green Mary
VIP Bathrooms: Fancy Flush