We were all swept off to Middle Earth to celebrate the surprise birthday of Kris Brown, owner of 24 carrots Jon Brown’s wife, with a Lord of the Rings themed party. Jon was sure the surprise contained elements his wife truly appreciates and created, alongside a fabulous vendor team, a birthday celebration that family and closest friends will never forget.
Chuck Jones Center by 24 carrots truly transformed into an enchanted forest complete with wooden chandeliers, designed by Inviting Occasion!
Our hand-scribed Middle Earth menu scroll included:
Tray Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Pigs in a Blanket
Mini Meatballs with Frodo’s Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce
Grilled Lamb Chops of the “Under Lying Lands”
Lollilop Fellowship Wings with Buffalo Sauce and Blue Cheese
The Two Towers- Cucumber Jewel Box of Mediterranean Fish Crudo, Meyer Lemon Topped with Golden Rings
Family Style Menu
Leafy Greens, Forest Mushrooms, Blood Orange, Roasted Beets, Garlic-Herb Lemon Vinaigrette
Fruits Of the Mallorn Tree Flatbread; Rolled, Packed, and Baked By Elves
Grilled Tomahawk Bone-In Ribeye
Stacked With Golden Rings and Stuffed Main Lobster
Whipped Petty -Dwarf Root Puree
Steamed Organic Asparagus
Roasted Forest Mushrooms
This unexpected journey came together as the 24 carrots staff each played a part by dressing up in costumes, each as characters of the Lord of the Ring.
The guests enjoyed games including a Lord of the Rings Toss complete with gold rings. There was even a caricaturist booth where guests were drawn as their favorite Fellowship of the Ring characters.
The elves, hobbits, and men of gondor all posed for the PhotoBooth, provided by Shutterbooth, with a Hobbit Hole backdrop with cutouts of Aragorn, Frodo, Sam, & more.
DJ Gollum (Brian Lee of Elevated Pulse) spinning tunes!
Our owner, Norm Bennett, taking part in our liquid nitrogen dessert station with build you own ice cream sandwiches!
We ended the evening with a slice of Hobbit Hole cake designed by A Wish and a Whisk. What incredible artists and such attention to detail!
We caught up with Jon after the birthday and he shared a few words with our team,
“It’s simple. I love her, she’s special, therefore this event was special! Other things that made this such a spectacular event was the love that the 24 carrots staff and vendors put into it. Each of you showed Kris and I how much you cared simply by how much you poured yourselves into the birthday party. It was BEYOND memorable. As I think back on the birthday, my wife being so surprised and SO happy was what made me feel the most good. She said that this is the very best birthday party she’s ever had. But not just because of all the fanfare, but because so many friends from her long lost past were there to celebrate with her. She saw friends there that she grew up with as a teen (even pre-teen) along with a lot of family. Thank you.”
Chuck Jones Center for 24 carrots
Event and Design Specialist: Nicole Gagnon
Creative Art Director: Arpi Torosyan
Photography: Studio EMP Photography, Inc.
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Found Vintage Rentals
Baker Party Rentals
Design: Inviting Occasion
Linens: Designer Specialty Linens
Cake: A Wish and a Whisk
DJ and Lighting: Elevated Pulse Productions