Disco balls--from tiny to 4-feet-wide--are a recurring motif at the '70s theme gala.
The dramatic dining area at Le Parquet at the CPD Capital building in Old Montreal.
Along with the lively '70s disco theme, the gala keys on "choice," allowing guests to create their own event. Here, guests choose their own cocktails.
More disco ball decor.
Tiny disco balls are a shiny accent to rich floral.
A long view of a dining table.
A closer view.
A menu; note the period typeface.
For the four-course dinner, two options were available, and guests selected their menu for the evening by picking mini disco balls, each with a different colored ribbon attached. The ribbons signaled their choice to the waiter. Guests were also able to choose between different specialty cocktails, interactive dessert stations and raffle prizes.
A '70s typeface for table numbers.
The '70s era--thanks to its color, energy and infectious music--provides a fun party atmosphere for the gala.
Apple's wildly successful iPads are a centerpiece of the event. With one at each table, guests use the tablet computers to bid on auction items and control various aspects of the event as they choose.
For example, note the white floral centerpiece.Guests could use their iPads to change lighting on the centerpiece, changing it to ....
... pink--thanks to pin-spotting above the tables.
During the live auction, guest need only tap on their iPads to make a bid; the tablet are also used by the event host to send live messages to each table throughout the night.
Guests can also use their iPads to choose the songs played live by the eight-piece band.
The autioneer uses messages from iPads at guest tables to keep items moving.
A giant screen keeps guests up to date on how the auction is progressing.
A long view of the auction.
Dessert gets its final flourish.
A parting favor.
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