I must say, it is so heartwarming to come across wonderful husbands who take time to cherish their wives and go the extra mile. My client Kwabena was no different. He contacted me a few weeks before his wife’s 30th birthday requesting for assistance to pull this event off. His wife is a huge Michael Jackson fan thus the theme was naturally a Michael Jackson 30th Birthday Soiree . The venue which immediately came to mind for this event was the Dainfern Country Club, I thought it would be intimate and just perfect for this theme set up.

Michael Jackson 30th Birthday Soirée Decor Set-Up

So the challenge was how do you pull off a Michael Jackson theme??? We decided that the colour scheme should be black and white with some silver touches. With that in mind, I wanted the dessert table goodies to all be in black and white with Michael Jackson images on the cupcakes and cookies. But it all had to be black and white. As you will see in the photos, the dessert table is very monochromatic. We opted for the silver sequince backdrop with black and white images of the birthday girl. My client wanted a very personal touch to this event and this was achievable through those beautiful black and white photos of his beautiful wife.  We used vinyl records as charger plates. Lots of candles adorned the tables. We added a touch of disco balls as we did not want this event to look like a high school party! To bring in the elegance we wanted, we added tall white vases and candelabras to the table set up. The dessert table was filled as usual with beautiful cupcakes, cookies, mouth watering macarons and the Michael Jackson themed cake.

For entertainment, we had a karaoke machine for guests to enjoy! Awesome fun was had by all!

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Ishrat Joosub, creative extraordinaire and founder of Outlandish Events, is also a mom of a gorgeous girl and a adorable boy. She is a loving wife to her doting and supportive husband. Ishrat Joosub fondly known as Ish, has a passion for styling events along with years of experience in styling functions in the corporate world. Her experience and skills, paired together with her friendly and enthusiastic personality gives you the perfect planner for your functions.. from birthdays, weddings, showers and corporate events, Ishrat Joosub will turn your function into a truly magical one where fond and unforgettable memories will be made. Ishrat prides herself in creating a flawless, personalised and bespoke celebrations for her clientele.

When Ishrat isn’t planning parties, she is spending quality time with her precious family. She loves travelling around the world and exploring South Africa. She is also a great cook and baker so her family’s tummies are never rumbling!

Her vision is to take event planning in South Africa to the next level – creating beautiful and luxurious events for a distinctive client base. The purpose of the blog is to showcase the events styled by Outlandish Events as well as the behind the scenes challenges and opportunities. Working exclusive in the luxury sector of the wedding industry this blog is dedicated to bringing you the good, the bad and the in between of dealing with venues, suppliers and creating a memorable function.

Renowned for her attention to detail, discretion and personal touch, Ishrat Joosub works with an exclusive clientele looking to wow their guests in creating either an intimate event or a grand lavish affair. No event is too big or small for Outlandish Events to take on – Ishrat’s focus lies on undeniable quality, building long term relationships with all clients, exceptional values and services.

Ishrat gets booked very fast for all types of functions thus to avoid any disappointments we advise to book at your earliest convenience.