Holiday Cocktail Soiree

From theme and décor to libations and entertainment, we strive to produce events that provide something new, different and exciting that people want to be a part of. Always pursuant of finding unique and creative ways to elevate the experience, this same philosophy applies to throwing parties and events at home. This year is all about the throwback cocktail, and we think a cocktail-centric holiday party is the perfect place to start.

A continuation of classic recipes, pre-prohibition era drinks are making a come back and the Bay Area plays host to a bevy of talented mixologists and bartenders who believe in preserving of the art of the cocktail. DPEM produced SF Cocktail Week provided a comprehensive showcase to what is possible with mixology. Looking to these masters of their craft, take-home versions of these sophisticated libations will entertain and inspire your guests. Explore some of their fun cocktail recipes here.

Starting with good ingredients is the first step to transforming anything from average to fabulous. We look to the Seedling Projects’ Good Food Awards for spirits made by distillers committed to their craft, making responsible choices at every step of the process.

So explore beyond the traditional champagne this holiday season, and raise your glass to celebrate with those you love.

Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Tips of the Trade

Bay Area Science Festival 2011 – Discovery Days at AT&T Park

The first and largest consolidated science festival of its kind, the Bay Area Science Festival broke barriers. UCSF engaged DPEM to bring Discovery Days at AT&T Park science extravaganza to life for thousands of attendees. With hundreds of exhibitors to explore, the experience was an impressive showcase of exhibits ranging from chemical reactions in cabbage to earthquake simulations, and from a car that drives itself to interactive ice sculpture experiments.

Clear skies and a full house allowed children of all ages to enjoy experiments, demonstrations, performances and much more!

Journey through the photos below to get the complete picture of this spectacular science experience.

All photography shot by Gamma Nine.


Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Past DPEM Events

25th Annual Embarcadero Center Building Lighting

In true San Francisco holiday tradition, the Embarcadero Center is celebrating their 25th annual holiday Building Lighting and Winter Carnival this Friday, November 18th. DPEM has been hard at work to bring you festive face painting, delicious cookie decorating, a petting zoo, Santa, Mickey Mouse and much more throughout all four of the Embarcadero Center buildings.

Festivities will move outdoors for a live, sneak-peek performance from Disney on Ice presents Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3. Stay for the countdown to the official lighting followed by a grand finale fireworks display to ring in the holiday season with a bang!

Visit the Embarcadero Center’s website for more information on this free, public event.


Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Upcoming Events