1940s Theme Party at NYC's Intrepid Museum: Event Decorations by Manhattan's Favorite Flower Shop

Posted on July 15, 2013

Anyone who has ever planned an event knows that putting together an unforgettable celebration involves careful attention to small details. That's why a corporate client recently enlisted the help of Manhattan's favorite flower shop --Big Apple Florist --when they wanted to give their employees a real "pat on the back" in high style. This 1940s theme party, set inside the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, featured all the glitz and glamour of the era.1940s-theme-party-nyc

Bringing the Glamour: 1940s Theme Party

This 1940s theme party is one of the premier Intrepid Museum events held in recent months. Following are just a few of the highlights:
  • In keeping with the theme, the 1940s party decorations included lots of white feathers, white flowers and silver accents at each table. The tables featured images of some of the greatest actors and actresses of the era (such as Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Betty Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall and Jimmy Stewart) inside antique silver picture frames.
  • White flowers were grouped together in small, vintage cut glasses; the arrangements included mini calla lilies, green hypericum berries and green hydrangeas. Floral designers even added ivory roses, NYC's rare but beloved event decor. As if these arrangements were not gorgeous enough, the floral experts chose white phalaeonopsis orchid heads as the accent flower for these scene-stealing arrangements.
  • Votive candles -- set inside vintage art deco glass candle holders -- not only emphasized the beauty of the floral arrangements but also helped to set the ambiance for the evening.

Tying in The Cocktail Reception

It is always important to pull all parts of an event together to maintain theme consistency throughout your guests' entire experience. Here's how it was done for this 1940s theme party: The cocktail event included the gorgeous pieces below; a mix of baby green hydrangeas, roses and callas in an antique cut glass vase. The tables draped in a rich, deep blue with nautical ropes as accents. intrepid-events-nyc Guests later arrived to a reception hinting at the seafaring theme with more manila, nautical ropes wrapped at the bottom of each glass and accented (get this) with fresh, white cymbidium orchids.


Helping Create Theme Party Success Daily

Overall, the party was a huge success and remains one of the most buzzed about Intrepid Museum Events. Big Apple Florist has served the needs of its individual and corporate clients since 1946. Their floral designers have decades of experience assisting event planners in realizing their vision for an event by delivering garden fresh arrangements to NYC clients desiring the highest quality event flowers. All orders are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For your next event (regardless of its size), contact the floral designers at Big Apple Florist online or give us a call at 212-687-3434. We will be happy to help bring your theme party ideas to life!




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