Michael's Surprise Birthday Party at The Geraghty

Imagine aerialists hanging from the rafters pouring champagne, platform dancers of all kinds, 1970's muscle cars and decor to die for. Surprises were at every turn for the birthday boy and all of his guests, including a very special concert with Joe Walsh of the Eagles. Kehoe Designs custom built a private club complete with VIP cabanas and a stage worthy of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Guests were blown away as they discovered new elements all night long. Chicago's newest venue, The Geraghty, proved to be the perfect location for this epic party. Imagine no longer, take a peek into this fabulous party!

Consulting: Randy Schuster & Associates, Photography: KingenSmith, Venue: The Geraghty, Floral, Decor, Design & Lighting: Tom Kehoe of Kehoe DesignsCatering: Catering By Michael'sEntertainment: Joe Walsh and Gold Coast All Stars, Rentals: Tablescapes


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