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The Great Gatsby Themed Party at the Gateway’s Grand Hall

by dav.d

This was such a big party it was spread over two nights! The folks at Fairchild are shuttering their Utah operations unfortunately, but they wanted to send their employees off with a big thank you party. The people at Le Croissant Catering were hired to decorate and cater the event.

The party was held at the Gateway’s Grand Hall for the Union Pacific Depot. The night had food, a band, cherries jubilee crepes and banana fosters crepes. There was gambling, poker, craps, blackjack, and it wasn’t for money so it was legal in Utah just in case the Feds ask questions. And there was beverages of an adult nature and prizes. Some of the prizes included a 56″ TV, Sony Playstation 4 and more. So this was definitely a big event.

The Great Gatsby themed party decor at the Grand Hall at the Gateway

The Great Gatsby themed party decor at the Grand Hall at the Gateway

Flambe the cherries jubilee with fire and alcohol

Flambe the cherries jubilee with fire and alcohol

Cherries Jubilee in a crepe

Cherries Jubilee in a crepe

The great team of Le Croissant Catering

The great team of Le Croissant Catering

For the first hour of each night I would photograph red carpet style photographs. There were some props people could wear such as feather boas, 1920’s style hats, and more. However, most people were in costume and roaring 20’s dress anyway. Mucho fun.

1920s style costumes

1920s style costumes

Dressed for the roaring 1920s

Dressed for the roaring 1920s

It’s a good thing I finally saw the Great Gatsby movie. I never did read the book in high school. Depending on what school you went to that was pretty much assigned reading. I guess I missed out 🙁

The Great Gatsby themed party and costumes

The Great Gatsby themed party and costumes

But I did sample the crepes. They had cherry jubilee and bananas foster crepes. Both were awesome although I think I would go with the cherries. And they had other food such as a potato bar, a meat station, and others.

Making crepes

Making crepes

When there is fire I will be there with my camera

When there is fire I will be there with my camera

Gambling in Utah? Just for fun.

Gambling in Utah? Just for fun.

Trumpets and trombones

Trumpets and trombones

Playing blackjack

Playing blackjack

Playing craps

Playing craps

A table of blackjack and hopefully they're winning

A table of blackjack and hopefully they’re winning

Buffet of salad and rolls

Buffet of salad and rolls

Dressed for a speakeasy in the 1920s

Dressed for a speakeasy in the 1920s

Red carpet entrance at the Gateway's Grand Hall which was part of the Union Pacific

Red carpet entrance at the Gateway’s Grand Hall which was part of the Union Pacific

The band plays on

The band plays on

Classic hits by the band

Classic hits by the band

A lot of fun at these parties. And it was some good practice for wedding season.

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