For this 50th birthday party at a private house in Surrey, a colourful Bollywood theme was certain to make the party go with a bang. We transformed four separate rooms with different colour schemes and, although a vast array of different items were used, there was one simple Bollywood ethos – lights, colours and lots of them!
For the perfect background we lined the venue with wall drapes in red, orange and pink, and placed illuminated poseur tables throughout to fill the floor with glowing purple. It wouldn’t be Bollywood without a bit of glimmering gold; distressed gold votives were placed in clusters atop the poseur tables and twisted willow clusters with warm-white pealights carried the sparkle throughout the whole space.
The same brief applied to the kitchen i.e. an injection of Bollywood glamour, but the area had to remain usable. We therefore installed red wall drapes, red ceiling swags overhead and red wall uplighters with some silk flambeaux to hammer home the drama.
For the media room, a glittering party atmosphere was needed to inspire some Bollywood dancing. We first lined the walls with black wall drapes to set the scene. We then installed a starcloth backdrop and a starlit dancefloor, and topped the whole thing off with a rotating mirrorball (because with Bollywood, more is more!) Illuminated poseur tables topped with gold distressed votives completed the room, turning it into a dazzling yet functional space for drinking and dancing the night away.
We also transformed the reception area into a glamorous entrance and for a true red carpet style it’s got to be a red carpet! Ivory wall drapes with gold tassel ties welcomed guests into the home in style, with wall uplighters in amber to enhance the ambience. The end result had a great party atmosphere fit for a 50th, complete with stunning food by Jacaranda Catering. It’s impossible to feel gloomy in a space bursting with this much Bollywood energy!