You never know what you’re gonna get with the annual Gates family Christmas party. Well… not until you receive the invitation. One year it was a white party: white decor, white dress code, white food, etc. Last year we did a traditional Irish theme.

But 2019 just might be our most memorable one yet: BACK TO THE 80s! PaperThread designed the epic invites to set the tone and let guests know they should dust off their leg warmers & tease up their hair for the raddest party of the year. We busted out the animal prints, black lights, neons, glow bracelets, cassette and VHS tapes, video games, a sa-weet candy buffet and created a bad-to-the-bone lounge. Guests also took full advantage of the InstaX Polaroid photo booth. It was a phat party!

Design + Decor + Planning : Merry Me Events

DJ : 27Entertainment

Catering : Navarre Hospitality Group

Custom Cookies + Desserts : Serendipity Baking Co.

Invitations : PaperThread (a division of Merry Me Events)

Venue : Foley Hall at Notre Dame (VenueND)