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4 ways to create a mid-century modern inspired event.

Featuring Behr’s first birthday planned and designed by Shaw Events

Start with the venue.

Picked for the mid-century modern decor, Motel restaurant in Hamilton was the perfect venue to celebrate Behr’s “No Tell Motel” first birthday event. Planned and designed by Danielle of Shaw Events, the morning was full of personalised touches and fun. Finding the right venue for a specifically-themed event helps the design elements fit and flow around the space for an elevated and curated celebration.

Motel Restaurant Hamilton

Hamilton Event Planner

Book any additional required rental elements.

Sometimes the venue or space you choose to use for an event just needs a little something extra. Renting specific elements can help to dress up the day and really direct a theme through the decor used.

At Behr’s birthday, both the grown-up guests and their little ones enjoyed a morning of champagne pancakes and playing in our Warehouse 84 curated lounges throughout the venue. Along with our love seats, we added pillows and pouffes to the children’s lounge areas. Our accent tables were also chosen to add a mid-century modern space for the juice bottles to be displayed. As a focal piece for the party, our modern gold bar cart was used to welcome guests and hold the custom-made party pancake. 


First Birthday event Hamilton Ontario

curated kids lounge by Warehouse84

Don’t forget the finer details.

Florals designed specifically for the event, along with stationery elements and personalised touches throughout can really tie together a theme and make the experience a memorable one for guests.

Our Warehouse 84 florals for this event were designed around a clean design approach with a nod to mid-century style. We chose the colours specifically, keeping both those of the venue and the stationery suite design in mind. We love that Danielle chose the palette combination of pink, white and blue, with touches of modern golds to celebrate her little guy. Custom catering touches throughout the design elevated the morning and made it one to remember for guests big and small.

Statue Rue designed the most perfect stationery suite for the occasion. Personalised labels for each juice bear and custom labels on each of the take-home party favours added a special welcoming touch for each child. Angelika Filinska Photography captured the fun of the morning perfectly, while guests feasted on a cake from The Dessert Room and hand-painted bear cookies from Cocoa Cakery.

Warehouse84 Love seat rentalmidcentury modern inspired floral design

midcentury modern accent tables by warehouse84

midcentury modern inspired floral design

Do things differently.

As well as a traditional birthday cake to smash, Behr and his guests all got to dig into a stack of champagne pancakes topped with whip cream and gold flakes. The little guests were treated to individually-sized mini stacks along with their personalised bear-themed juice bottles. We decided to do things differently and added building blocks in the colours of the theme to each table. This brought an element of playfulness to the elevated design and decor.

Midcentury modern inspired invitation suite

midcentury modern inspired first birthday

We loved working with the team linked below to bring this morning to life and would love to work with you too. Contact us here for all your rental and floral design needs.

Planned & Designed by Shaw Events

Venue – Motel Restaurant Hamilton

Photographer – Angelika Filinska Photography

Florals, decor and furniture rentals – Warehouse 84

Personal elements (Frames/Small decor items etc): Shaw Events

Stationary – Statue Rue

Cake – The Dessert Room

Sweets – hand painted bear cookies from Cocoa Cakery

bear themed birthday party favours