For my birthday this year I threw a huge Halloween party at Kettners in Soho (where Oscar Wilde used to host his decadent late night parties). We covered the place with home carved pumpkins, ivy out of the garden, gold glitter and dripping gothic candelabras - it looked fabulous! I think the key to any cracking party is creating mood and atmosphere - it’s all in the little touches.
Our colour theme was gold, orange and black for Halloween and of course to go with my DJ name! So orangey, blood red cocktails were perfect- especially the Funkin Strawberry Daiquiri which we then floated eye ball gobstoppers in for extra spooky effect! And of course my bespoke ‘Goldie on the Rocks’ cocktail made especially for me by the expert mixologists at Funkin Cocktails.
As it was an extra special birthday we got a make-up artist Charlotte to come round to my place to do up all the girls- long eyelashes, dark lips, spiders in our hair- lots of back combing! Obviously we started the celebrations early with a Funkin Cocktail or two whilst getting ready.
I wore a floor length steam-punk frock coat complete with purple Giles Deacon corset underneath. Putting on some of my favourite party tunes- deep house like Duke Dumont and Breach and a bit of future garage like Disclosure and MNEK. With my decks pumping and the cocktails flowing we were definitely ready for a dance by the time the cars came.
At the venue we used dry ice stirrers in the cocktails to make it extra spooky as the likes of the Loose Cannons (resident at Morning Glory) and Sam Young (who DJ’d George Clooney’s recent wedding) took to the decks. Chivaree Circus performed exorcist type contortion, The Fabulous of Unicorns brought gothic glitter and sparkle, and finally dancers from The Artful Badger cavorted amongst guests adding that unique haunted woodland twist.
Until next time...!
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