I have always been intrigued by the season of Carnival, and with the celebrations already underway in some areas, I was inspired to create this board from this photo of a Soffito ceiling mural and Venetian chandelier.
I created a palette of soft whites, gold, pale pink, yellow, and blue. Add texture through the use of feather plumes and luxurious table linens. Ghost chairs offer a fun and whimsy twist on this ultra elegant setting. A historic mansion or grand ballroom with wrought iron staircases and crystal fixtures would be a fitting location; enhance the atmosphere and ambiance by hiring a lighting specialist to incorporate pink, yellow, or blue lighting.
Encourage guests to don venetian masks adding to the festive spirit, or provide them. Costumed jesters or acrobatics would provide fitting entertainment for your cocktail hour.