The invitation includes a blueprint of the new home, a gold "groundbreaking" shovel, an architectural pencil and a ruler imprinted with "Line up your hotel reservations early"--all packed in a 16-inch tube. The invitation won a Gala Award
in January at The Special Event 2011.
The 250 guests arrive at the country club to be greeted with signature martinis, then escorted via golf cart to the construction site on the golf course.
A big, green tractor serves as a decor element at the cocktail site.
Hard hats--in pink and yellow--offered for guests sport logos that match the logo from the invitation.
A closer view of the guests' hard hats. A paint can is filled with nibbles.
The elegant cocktail lounge area overlooking the lot for the hosts' new house.
Tables in the cocktail area feature silk-screened runners that mirror the blueprints from the invitation.
Custom cocktail napkins carry the "Lot 165" theme.
Rat Pack impersonators--Sammy, Old Blue Eyes and Dino--give a kiss to "Marilyn."
The chef cooks up appetizers, which are served on "blueprint" trays.
The cocktail area includes snack carts with pretzels and popcorn.
As the sun set, guests were shuttled back to the country club and directed to the party tent.
Escort cards are attached to mini gold shovels and set in a grassy landscape.
The dinner tent features oversize construction-theme props including this ginormous architectural pencil.
A longer view of the dinner tables, which are dressed in blueprint linen with white paper overlays.
Good-looking "construction worker" models pose on ladders.
Guests get a mini paint can with crayons and chalk so they can sketch the models.
The saucy "construction workers" show what they're made of.
Lighting makes the dinner tent change colors--here, a dramatic blue.
Color me Kenny: Impersonator Kenny Kerr takes a turn as La Streisand.
Big decor pieces on the terrace include this ladder with a "danger" sign.
A construction-theme centerpiece on a buffet.
Another construction-theme piece.
Napkins are tied with caution tape.
Red velet cupcakes are topped with tiny fondant "saws."
More cupcakes, these topped with fondant "caution" signs and tiny hammers.
Guests leave the party with a photo of themselves posing with the "Rat Pack" and an LED flashlight with a tag from the hosts thanking them for "lighting up our night!" Enjoy more beautiful Photo Galleries; just click here.