Outside In with Gin – A Gin Themed Party!

Gin and tonics … by the pool … in April … IN ENGLAND … what a brief!

A Gin Themed Party was the challenge was set to Addo Events. To beat the great British weather and ensure that guests were kept warm. Thinking outside of the box, they persuaded the client to have the party in their garden and over the pool.  Once agreed it was full steam ahead with ten weeks to organise everything. They started by contracting the marquee company who specialise in unusual structures and created a safe platform to accommodate guests for a sit down dinner whilst exposing half of the pool – adjacent to a stage and dance floor.

When it came to the creative styling for the party, Katie from Addo Events said “After a conversation with the birthday girl we discovered two of her loves in life are Gin and shopping at the Anthropologie store. We sent out mini Hendricks bottles with a personalised logo for the invitations and later used the same logo for all the personal touches including Gin bottles on the bar and on the tables for the name places.”


The ‘Anthropologie look’ was created with bronze containers of flowers that combined beautiful early summer blooms such as white peonies with wonderful green succulents and mini evergreen plants. These were placed down the centre of the tables and interspersed with differing heights of candles creating structure and height. Embossed silver and glass charger plates and contemporary dinner plates together with a lovely Aubergine napkin, copper cutlery and coloured water glasses completed the look.


“The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the empire”

Sir Winston Churchill


The pool was the real WOW factor with guests undecided whether to dance or swim…!


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