To kick off Labor Day Weekend 2018 at Disney Springs, The Edison hosted an incredible soiree – A Gatsby Evening. With a red carpet, incredible entertainment, amazing libations and food nothing compares to a party thrown by The Edison. I stepped through the doors and immediately left the Millenium and the modern era behind.
Partygoers traveled back in time to the Roaring 20’s. Nothing welcomes a guest to an event like a red carpet “photo shoot,” beautiful stilt walkers and a flapper in a champagne dress. Talk about a showstopper, that dress was incredible, and that is how we received our welcome glass of champagne!
The custom crafted cocktails for the party were themed perfectly and the talk of the night. Something for every palate, the 1920’s inspired drinks were a huge hit. In addition to the specially concocted drinks, Johnnie Walker girls were handing out samples throughout the evening.
The whole evening was jam-packed with fantastic entertainment. From tap dancing to a magician ( I still do not know how he did his sharpie trick or where the limes came from), ballroom dancers, a sword balancer, and a hat and photo booth from Chapel Hats. But it is not The Edison, without the incomparable Pearl Dancers and “Flying” Ballerina Aerialist. As an extra special treat for the party, we got to see a brand new routine performed by The Pearls. Check out the videos below to watch The Pearls and Flying Ballerina in action.
Last but not least, a cigarette girl was offering guests novelty sweets like candy cigarettes and rock candy. But later in the evening, she was offering guests hand-rolled cigars. That was a definite favorite among partygoers.
Throughout the evening guests could snack on complimentary appetizers like Caprese skewers, deviled eggs (an Edison favorite), oysters on the half shell, and stuffed mushrooms. Later on, servers offered a variety of cake pops for dessert to attendees. That little surprise was such a nice touch.
At the stroke of 10 pm, guests grabbed a champagne flute to participate in the aerial champagne toast. The toast was such an unexpected surprise and a treasured point during the party. Be sure to check out the video below of the aerial champagne toast.
With personalized flasks as parting gifts for the guests, it is just another way The Edison shows you they know how to throw an epic party! A Gatsby Evening was absolutely spectacular and a true step back in time. If you were unable to join in on the fun this time, stay tuned for more upcoming events. To find out more information on The Edison at Disney Springs, click here. Have you enjoyed The Edison or are planning to on your next Disney World Vacation? Post in the comments below!