No one can take a theme and run with it quite like the people who plan the annual Color Invasion party.
The Color Invasion party is the IIDA (International Interior Design Association) annual get-together, fundraiser/ fun-raiser. It is also a chance for the highly creative members of the association to flex their creative muscles.
The tenth year anniversary theme was neon. The IIDANY planning committee took Center 548, an empty, 4 floor, raw space and turned it into a neon wonderland. Using colorful floor to ceiling ribbons, black lights, futuristic lounge furniture and waiters, bartenders and guests that love to dress the part the event was a roaring success.
Eight hundred guests were greeted with a station at registration that allowed them to dress the part – temporary tattoos, slap bracelets and neon hairspray. The day-glow was on.
A pommes frites station, small plates with a trio of mini pizzas, garlic knots and Caesar salad rolls and Chinese take-out containers filled with buckwheat noodles and cucumber threads were just some items on the menu to satisfy the most demanding guests
Body painted waitstaff played up the theme, offering passed hors d’oeuvres on custom painted neon graffiti glass passing trays. Glow-in-the-dark specialty shots were offered at the twenty-four foot illuminated bar as neon accented, creatively costumed bartenders served 800 guests throughout the evening.
After a fun-filled night of dancing, guests got a bolt of energy for their ride home by a homemade sweet treat baked up by Neuman’s Kitchen pastry chef and a free cup of caffeinated joe from the Mud Truck parked outside the venue.
Partygoers were happy to support the pajama program with guests donating pj’s to those in need. Color Invasion is known as the hottest party to attend in the design world and this past year’s party only attested this fact.
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