It's 22 days into the new year and it feels just like yesterday we were ringing in 2015. This past December, we had the awesome privilege to design the New Year's Eve celebration for The Addiction Night Club and The Modern Honolulu Hotel.
Inspired by the glitz and excitement of Las Vegas, their "House of Cards" theme was brought to life through a classic icon--the playing card. To infuse the House of Cards theme into the event, we designed a series of custom playing cards and used this in multiple applications and touch-points throughout the venue.
To evoke the glamour of a Las Vegas nightclub, we designed a variety of spaces to engage and immerse guests in the House of Cards. As guests entered the event, we positioned a 12-foot step & repeat cladded with boxwood and custom oversized playing cards to highlight the event sponsors. The boxwood injected a vibrant textural element to bring the outdoors in, and infused a fashionable backdrop reminiscent of a red carpet event--the perfect introduction for guests to experience the opulence of Vegas.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Vegas-themed evening without the lure and excitement of a casino, so we were thrilled to create an over-the-top environment for their gaming space. To highlight this area, we decided to construct a real-life House of Cards by producing and building walls consisting of 8,072 hand-strung playing cards. Each wall spanned 41 feet wide and 9.5 feet high to surround guests within the "house." This space was the perfect gathering spot for guests and included gaming tables, lounge seating, and of course one of the four bars that evening (..after all, Vegas is an adult playground!). Lastly, the branded walls also provided guests with another backdrop to take their best selfie.
The nightclub area was also decked out (pun intended) with playing card elements--including table decor highlighting the event's hashtag, and playing card table runners made of the custom cards to serve as a base for bottle service (yup, glowing ice buckets and bottles are a must!).
To top it off, we constructed a custom boxwood DJ booth with oversized playing cards to continue the House of Cards theme within the main ballroom. Bold lighting that changed colors throughout the evening also illuminated the space.
We had an absolute blast designing this event and bringing the House of Cards theme to life.
A huge MAHALO to the amazing team at The Addiction Night Club and The Modern Honolulu for having us be a part of this exciting celebration and for welcoming 2015 together in style!
Photography: Photo Ops Hawaii and CURATE decor + design
Gaming tables: Paradise Casino
Table Rentals: Island Event Rentals