April 11 2016

Party in Focus

Pixar Party

On March 14, Frog Commissary helped The Franklin Institute unveil its exciting new The Science Behind Pixar exhibition with a lively and vibrant members party. Alight with the bright colors of the magical animated films, the event transformed Franklin Hall with yellow tulips and daffodils, gold couches and matching limoncello martinis as the surrounding walls were bathed in an electric blue light.

Guests were treated to family-friendly fare that befit the whimsical content of the exhibition. Passed hors d’oeuvres included miniature chicken pot pies, smoked salmon quesadillas, stuffed cherry tomatoes and citrus grilled shrimp. The main course was served in stations—salads; sliders (burgers, crabcakes and barbecue chicken); and a macaroni and cheese martini bar with toppings like crunchy fried onions, bacon, lump crab and breaded chicken. Servers traveled with butlered desserts that kept to the youthful theme: There were cheesecake lollipops, miniature mocha milkshakes and trays with cookies and shot glasses of milk. Finally, guests indulged their inner children with a stop at Frog’s Candy Bar for takeaway treats.

Pixar Sliders

A tarot card reader was on hand to offer readings. Guests were invited to walk through the brand new exhibit with its hands-on demonstrations of the filmmaking process from conception through production, including beloved characters like Buzz Lightyear, Dory and Wall*E.

If you are interested in hosting your event at this beautiful space, please contact the Franklin Institute’s Sales Office.

Beet Salad

All photos: Darryl W Moran Photography