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The New Birthday Trend: A Celebration of Everything in Westchester

April 7th, 2015

Event designer Diane Amante and the X-Quisite Flowers & Events team were tasked with transforming the Westchester Country Club’s classically elegant ballroom into an intimate lounge for a Happy Everything Party! This new trend asks, who needs to count the years when you can celebrate a life full of accomplishments? These all-out celebrations are great events to design – mixing the intimacy of a cocktail party with the scale of a big birthday bash!

Celebration of Life Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Outdoor lighting, dance floor and lounge area |Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Ballroom before the XQ Team arrived | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

The transformation started with the X-Quisite Team emptying the entire space, including the outdoor terrace, and laying down white carpet inside and out.

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Next, the X-Quisite Team was tasked with turning the large ballroom that could accommodate over 300 people into an intimate lounge for a smaller party. Framework was set up for elegant white draping, creating the illusion of a smaller space and creating the perfect backdrop for the lighting and LED furniture that was still to come.

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Using the white carpet as a base, the patio became an extension of the ballroom and the perfect spot for a dance floor with strands of lights above creating a canopy over dancers.

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

The Decor

The colors of the night – Lavender and Robin’s Egg Blue – livened up the space from the glowing LED furniture, the linens and the lounge décor to the colorful patterned splashes of light indoors and out!

Cherry blossoms on the LED glowing Bar | purple and blue lighting | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Lavender & Robins Egg Blue event decor | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Biltmore Room Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Outdoor Patio Westchester Room Canopy of Lights | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Inside the ballroom, the guest tables for dinner emitted a soft blue glow accented by chic modern centerpieces. Squares of Lucite surrounded by mercury glass votives held floating Cymbidium Orchids and candles over dainty crystals.

LED dinner tables with cymbidium orchids floating with candles Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Silver Mercury Glass Votive Candles surround the centerpiece | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

The bar and buffet featured blooming cherry blossoms in oversized white vases and adorned with hanging candles.

Cherry blossoms in oversize vase | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

The outdoor space featured blue LED high boys with candles floating in silver mercury vessels to catch the twinkling lights above.

Blue glowing LED high boys in outside patio dance area | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Sleek white modern leather sofas with purple accent cushions and glowing lavender tables brought a club feel to the patio.

Sleek movern outdoor lounge with white leather furniture and purple glowing LED tables | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

The Floor Plan

The space was carefully designed to create an easy open area for the buffet with elevated food stations.
Ballroom birthday party decor | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Ballroom Chandelier Event Design | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Elevated Food Service Buffet Area | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

The large bar was strategically placed to create a space for guests to mingle inside, while still being easily accessible to the outside lounge area.

Floor plan ballroom Westchester Country Club Celebration | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Stunning ballroom decor and flowers | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Splash pattern lighting design | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Outdoor patio entrance to the ballroom | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

The terrace featured two lounges, a dance floor, and space for two different styles of table seating.

Modern outdoor lounge with lighting design, leather furniture and a canopy of light strands | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Outdoor lighting design for the patio at the ballroom of Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

The Westchester Country Club’s ballroom was given a completely refreshed look, revealing a young-at-heart spirit that this Celebration of Life embodied! The X-Quisite Team looks forward to more of these parties; this is definitely a trend we can celebrate!

Happy Everything Birthday Cake for a Celebration of Life | Event Decor Westchester Country Club by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Watch the behind the scenes transformation of this and our other events on YouTube!

Special thanks to Ray Karaman for capturing some of the stunning indoor and outdoor before pictures!

Total Event Décor: X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Venue: Westchester Country Club

Furniture: X-Quisite Rentals

Room & Décor Photography: Arnold Brower Photography

Video Production: Christopher M. Pasi