"Go Fighting Illini" themed High School Graduation Party

As guests arrived at the Bloomingdale Golf Club, it was a sea of orange and blue. Meg, the newly graduated high school student, was sporting her future college bound-self  in the colors of the University of Illinois. Tables inside the reception room were also decorated in blue and orange including carnation floral centerpieces and linens. A table […]

Touchdown for Noah's Bar Mitzvah

With the leadership, coordination, and elegance of Joyce Pollakoff of Joyce Pollakoff Events, Noah’s football themed Bar Mitzvah was a hit amongst his friends and family. Set outside on the patio and under a large white party tent, the kids portion of the party was full of basketball, photo booth pictures, a soda bar, and a popcorn […]

Alice in Wonderland: Whimsical Bat Mitzvah for Jessica at Holiday Inn Express in Palatine

Stepping out from the elevators onto the second floor of the Holiday Inn Express in Palatine you knew you were in for a treat. Greeting you was a table holding small square white boxes with a variety of different colored gerber daisies glued on top. Written on each of them were Jessica’s guests names and seat assignments in […]

Boulder Ridge Country Club Roles Out the Red Carpet for "Old Hollywood" Themed Wedding

It was a perfectly sunny and breezy afternoon for the wedding of Kristyn and Michael. Arriving at Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills, a golf cart decorated with white flowers and greens greeted them and whisked them off to the golf course where they took a series of fun and festive pictures […]

Bolingbrook Golf Club: Beautiful Wedding Reception Backdrop

It was a warm and sunny afternoon at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. Outside on the terrace was the location for the beautiful and elegant wedding ceremony of Matt & Katie. Just inside the country club the reception was undergoing last minute touches including the purple, hot pink, black and white colored flowers and accents throughout the reception […]

Midlane Country Club: Fireworks a Hit at this Wedding Reception

It was a beautiful, sunny day for the wedding of Vanessa and Matt. Midlane Country Club  located in Wadsworth, IL was the destination of this reception that was decorated colorfully in soft pink and green tones. The banquet room was filled with tables waiting to host guests while the bridal party, bride, and groom sat facing their […]

SURPRISE 8th Grade Graduation Party at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream

It was a SURPRISE of an 8th grade graduation party for Courtney who thought she was attending a party for her friends’ aunt. Instead, as the doors to the reception room opened at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, she was greeted by 70 of her closest ,soon-to-be freshmen friends screaming “surprise!” As Courtney entered […]

Best Middle School Graduation Dance Ever: Libertyville's Highland Middle School

It started with the 8th grade graduation ceremony a few blocks away at Libertyville High School. Once names were announced and graduates were applauded, the 8th graders of Highland Middle School made their way back to their middle school which, thanks to the efforts of various Mom’s, was transformed into a dance party environment perfectly suited for teenagers. Upon entering […]

Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club Shines for the Wedding of Jane and Eric

It was a beautiful, sunny, spring day for the wedding and ceremony of Jane and Eric at the Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club. The reception took place in a cozy room surrounded with windows that let the sunny afternoon stream in. With green and yellow being the colors of choice for the reception, tables were […]

The Great Outdoors: Camp Style Bat Mitzvah

Walking into the ballroom of the Hilton in Northbrook, IL was like stepping into a campsite deep within the woods. This special thirteen year old celebrated her Bat Mitzvah with a camp theme, complete with tree trunk center pieces with little wooden cabins perched atop of them.