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THE DECEPTIVE DINNER
IN MEMORIAM
CAMP EVAN BAR MITZVAH
HOUSE REWARMING
ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY, CUPCAKE
SUPER BOWL LI
THE BOYS CLUB AT HUSKY STADIUM
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

CELEBRATION OF LIFE LIVED FULLY
BIRTHDAY...CAUSE IT IS
CELEBRATING 50
BAT MITZVAH BRILLIANCE
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

TASTE OF THAI
MI16 - THE MERCER ISLAND SWEET SIXTEEN
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

SEAHAWKS GAME DAY
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

CELEBRATING BIRTHDAY LX
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

A CELERATION OF LIFE
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

WHATS YOUR DREAM
40TH BLISSDAY
A SWEET BAT MITZVAH
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

Girls just want to have fun! Team Kwanchai has created a design concept for this special event with sweet surprises. We love discovering unique venues rich in history.
BIRTHDAY BACKDROP
GARDEN GRADUATION
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

WELCOME ABOARD
BOHEMIAN GROVE BAT MITZVAH
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

This is going to be epic!
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

KASSAPALOOZA FEATURING HIT EXPLOSION
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

This client will be making lemonade out of lemons and kicking off a new chapter of her life by celebrating with her favorite people.
THE WINE BAR
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

TOTALLY TROPIC
CURRENT KWANCHAI PROJECT

ON TOP OF THE WORLD
This engagement party has so much to celebrate! These clients wanted this special event to be at a special location. Built in 1962 for the World's Fair, the Space Needle has since become the symbol of Seattle and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Kwanchai began this event with designing the custom invitations. We then design a custom tablescape that would bring our vision to life with lux linens, elegant chair covers and glass chargers that sparkle. Jonathan wanted to create unique floral centerpieces that would span this King's Table of 50 with a water garden concept. Our last mission, create a menu with culinary delights that all the guests would enjoy. This night was a memorable event, we were so happy to be a part of it.
A LITTLE VEGAS BAR MITZVAH
And this little boy went to Vegas and became a man! This event was held at the Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle. The young man's wish was to have an evening that everyone would enjoy with a casino theme. We were ready to give him the bright lights, glitter and excitement of Las Vegas. Our team always enjoy finding unique details for every event, this show stopper, the stage backdrop all in lights. This night was about celebration, with gaming tables, discoteque and a buffet that any casino would be famous for, his guests will surely remember this special evening
FRINGES OF THE NIGHT
This 40th birthday event took place at 1927 events space in downtown Seattle. Our client came to us with a vision of Twin Peaks, Burning Man with a touch of Steampunk and we got creative! The venue has the historic Seattle architecture, industrial lines and exposed brick which gave us an authentic backdrop for our design concept. We searched for unique and authentic antique and vintage architectural elements, furnishings and accessories. For the caterer, we selected a food truck with a New Orleans style menu, from po' boys to beignets. Then there is the entertainment! Where do we start? The line-up, aerialist, fire dancer, magician and a rock band. Oh, What a Night!
50 SHADES BIRTHDAY
For one special night, KWANCHAI transformed an empty downtown Seattle storefront into a flirtatiously fun exclusive 50th birthday affair. Sparkling cocktail tables, seductive lighting and rich pewter curtain walls enveloped guests for the evening. Guests were treated to specialty cocktails and asian inspired cuisine to compliment the theme for the night. The evening started with a Dj and ended with pole dancers, need I say more?
SEASONS CHANGE
KWANCHAI designed a masculine Hollywood Regency inspired 40th birthday celebration Four Seasons in Seattle. From initial concept and invitation design to sourcing sparkling decor and glamorous furnishings, KWANCHAI coordinated every detail of the dazzling evening to ensure a seamless night of revelry for the honorary guest and guests.
YOU SAY ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY
Happy Happy Birthday! We had a beautiful backdrop for this client's event and we were there to help this caterer create a modern food presentation to highlight each item in this extensive menu. Kwanchai always enjoys to be invited to the party.
THIS IS 40
Can you keep a secret, we can! This surprise party was held at the unique space,The Stables, a fully restored historic rental venue in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. Originally used by The Meadows Racetrack in the very early 1900's. We love teaming up with new vendors and designing creative themes for our special events around town. The FEZ food truck was one of our first calls, creating a variety of tasty skewers. To wash them down, a selection of inspired cocktails by our bartenders that got the crowd warmed up for the entertainment. Who doesn't enjoy a good burlesque?!
HOLIDAY IN LIGHTS
A showcase of holiday cheer featuring dramatic exterior snowflake lighting and interior festive decor carried the Sparkle and Delight theme through the entire home. Signature cocktails kicked off the night and were accompanied by a menu of winter comfort - fondues, pretzel sliders, mashed potato bar and individual bite size dessert treats.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
A joining of two households required the merging of holiday decor and traditions in this home. Combining the stylistic desires of both clients, KWANCHAI spread Christmas cheer with twinkling lights, fresh boughs, custom wreaths and a spectacular trio of themed Christmas trees.
A BIRTHDAY WISH
BAR MITZVAH ONE THREE LOUNGE
A sleek, lounge-styled Bar Mitzvah reception fulfilled the wishes of a young man celebrating with family and friends. KWANCHAI vendor coordination provided entertainment including a live DJ, airbrush tatoo artist, caricature artist, italian soda station, candy bar and interactive photobooth. A custom KWANCHAI designed 'one three lounge' logo carried across to signage, personalized bracelets and favors which ultimately provided a comprehensive experience to remember.
BUDDHA BAR
This private fundraiser event channeled the rich urban vibes of the Buddha Bar in a modern northwest summer setting. With delicious treats served in an exotic Asian market style ambience, guests lounged and danced the night away under a canopy of twinkling lights, breezy sheers and twirling parasols.
CASINO ROYALE
"Let it roll!" KWANCHAI transformed the client's home to a high-roller hangout with a Casino themed event, bringing together the vibe of Vegas vibe with the flavors of New Orleans. This was a VIP celebration, full of friends and family enjoying a night at the discoteque and the thrill of rolling the dice. Lady Luck gave this client the party of the summer!

DISCO INFERNO
A 40th birthday party with a disco beat. The client wanted a 70's themed event to celebrate with family and friends who dressed for this special occasiion, from bell bottoms and wide collars to Saturday Night Fever and sequins. Guests were inspired to boogie all night long!
MAD MEN
This private event was insprired by the television show 'Mad Men' and held at the art studios of Steve Jenson. Inspired by the late 60's theme and art gallery, Jonathan created custom vases and floral arrangements for tablescapes. We were also happy to be teamed up with the food truck, restaurant and caterer 'Skillet'. One last detail, a Dj mixing music from the era.This event definetly combined all of our favorite things.
ON THE WATERFRONT
FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
This summertime Obama-Biden Campaign Fundraiser, "The Battle for Marriage Equality from California to Washington and Beyond", featured guest speaker, Chris Dusseault, one of the trial attorneys who tried the case challenging the constitutionality of Prop 8 in California federal district court. KWANCHAI's event design and execution provided a vitalized ambience for guests to enjoy the insightful evening.
IN LOVING MEMORY
A memorial for a special person, Letia Sue Lewis, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend, was born in Seattle to James and Patricia Lewis. Letia graduated from Ballard High School in 1987 and pursued her passion in theatrical arts and music in the Seattle area. Her father, "Texas" Jim Lewis, a country western singer and King 5 TV children's program personality in the 50's, inspired her music and acting pursuits. She passed on that encouragement to her nieces, nephews and many children along the way through her work in theatre, television and cinema. She has a special place in Jonathan's heart and will be missed.
YOU GOT SERVED
Game. Set. Match. Amidst Kwanchai private event presentation service and floral arrangements, the client and her guests enjoyed a relaxed tennis luncheon catered by Maxwell Meals.
ENGAGE
This summer engagement luncheon combined family and tradition with honor and celebration. We were inspired by the signature wedding color of yellow and the family china, simply elegant. The chef created a menu using the freshest of local ingrediants from land to sea.
PRETTY IN PINK
Glitz and Glam for this baby shower! With a lounge in this private home, we created a space with all of our clients favorite things. Decor with sparkle and lux fabrics and a menu with tasty treats to satisfy this client's cravings. This 'Made to Crave' menu included pairings of Lumpia with Pancit and Friend Chicken with Waffles. Girls just want to have fun!
BOATHOUSE BIRTHDAY BASH
An evening of dinner and dancing rounded out this festive summer birthday bash. Guests partook in swing dance lessons and lychee saketinis on the waterfront.
SIXTEEN CANDLES
This Sweet Sixteen birthday party was held at one of our favorite clients homes we have designed. The signature color, purple, we painted her room her favorite color and this became the color of choice for her memorable day. This girl's special request was for a mousse cake created by Chef Maxwell. We are so thankful to be able to create homes for our clients and then enjoy celebrating their special moments.
NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Partnering with premier local chefs, KWANCHAI creates spectacular evenings showcasing the abundance and natural bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Each creative course is paired with the perfect wine. Imagine your friends enjoying an exquisite meal in your home which has been enhanced with beautiful designer decor.
VIVA LA VIDA
Viva la Vida! Celebrating 40 years young, a client sought KWANCHAI to design a richly inspired South of the Border event. From initial concept, custom invitations and vendor selections to tastings, lighting and event design, KWANCHAI spearheaded every detail. Accentuated by authentic Mexican food and smooth Latin grooves, guests reveled under the starry night sky while enjoying the ambience of spectacularly transformed spaces.

THE SUSHI LOUNGE
Delight all your senses when KWANCHAI brings traditionally-trained sushi chef with carefully crafted delicacies to any desired location. You and your guests will partake in a unique and memorable experience paired with specialty sakes that will complete this special affair.
MOROCCAN NIGHTS
Dreaming of a visit to Marrakech? KWANCHAI can transform any space into a feast for the senses, a den to tantalize all of your guests' imaginations. Featuring belly dancers, custom lighting, sultry decor, fabulous cuisine and exotic music & videos to transform any setting.
THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON IN STYLE
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Celebrate the Lunar New Year in style with KWANCHAI. Feast upon delicacies of the orient and celebrate under the canopy of a beautifully design space with friends and family. With KWANCHAI takeing care of the details - food, decor and entertainment - the festivities will be spectacularly arranged!
ON HOLIDAY
Leave the stress of holiday entertaining behind and let us take care of all the details. Along with designing festive decor to suit your space, KWANCHAI partners with local caters and chefs to create custom menus to delight your guests.
VIVA MEXICO
On the road with KWANCHAI to Puerto Vallarta for this private hacienda fiesta! We were there to help the host create a cocktail party for this annual boys trip wtih the colors and flavors of Mexico. Guests were treated to a private chef in the open kitchen creating authentic favorites and a bartender serving margaritas poolside, Bienvenido a Mexico !
UPTOWN TAKE-OUT
KWANCHAI provided this busy couple the ultimate takeout service for their very casual dinner party. Once the clients' desired restaurant, guest count and dietary restrictions were determined, KWANCHAI developed the menu, provided the dining and barware, arranged food pickup and presentation, and - most importantly - whisked away everything at the end of the night. A successfully relaxed evening!
IN THE GARDEN
Bring the luxuries of indoor entertaining to the outdoors and allow KWANCHAI to create the ultimate garden party so that you may enjoy a perfect evening under the stars with good friends.
JAPANTOWN
Kwanchai created an auction item for one of our favorite non-profits, Rise n Shine, helping children whose lives have been affected by HIV or AIDS. We created a themed dinner party for 8 at the auction winner's private home. Our designed evening started with a Saketini pear cocktail, then guests were treated to a 5 course dinner by a private sushi chef. "Kanpai!".
LITTLE ITALY
Mama mia, that's Italiano! KWANCHAI transports you to Italy by transforming any space into an Italian kitchen. Enjoy gourmet cuisine paired with vibrant Italian wines or relax with a casual specialty pizza party - let us know what you are looking for and we will make it happen!
ITS ALL POLITICS
Refined and memorable but not detracting from the key event is what KWANCHAI subtly provides for political fundraisers. Look to Kwanchai for tasteful floral and event design to compliment custom curated menus.
PUTTING ON THE BARBIE
Chill at the grill with outdoor entertaining and tasty recipes from KWANCHAI. With any of our summer events, there's a whole lot of smokin' grub to be had!
EUPHORIA SPA
Imagine a custom designed experience of pure indulgence. KWANCHAI Euphoria Spa Parties create an atmosphere based on total relaxation and harmony to nourish your mind, body, and soul. Enjoy the experience of an on-location spa paired with exceptional culinary delights - truly a feast for the body and palate. Great for any affair, whether a Bridal Shower or Employee Appreciation Event. A heavenly way to endulge you and your guests!
INSPIRED EVENT ELEMENTS
What's your idea? What's your dream? KWANCHAI brings to life anything you can imagined! KWANCHAI resources and vendor connections allow us to create memorable and customized private events for you, your guests to enjoy. Some of our services offered: custom menu planning & menu design, event lighting & special effects, venue decor & space planning, serviceware rentals, private chefs & bartenders, performers & specialty acts, and customized music & DVDs for any occasion.

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