Disco Party Fever

Craziest office party ever: Disco skaters give out Jello shots, a reverend's chainsaw roars & a top band jams

Craziest office party ever: Disco skaters, a chainsaw man & rock band

218 Jeff Gorski and party-goers at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
PFS Group president Jeff Gorski gets down with disco skaters serving Jello shots at the anniversary party. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
119 Reverend Butter at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
Reverend Butter carves a commemorative ice sculpture during the cocktail hour. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
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Walls of the Silver Street Studios were dressed in silver and red balloons. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
061 Dessert stand at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
Even the cupcakes were topped with glittering disco balls. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
203 Performers on stage at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
KC and the Sunshine Band rock with their popular disco tunes and a few new numbers as well.  Photo by © Morris Malakoff
106 Servers at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
Disco skaters rolled through the scene dispensing Jello shots. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
134 Michael Garfield, from left, Debbie Elias and Jeff Gorski at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
The high-tech Texan Michael Garfield, from left, Debbie Elias and Jeff Gorski. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
156 Harry Casey with Jeff and Debbie Gorski and their family at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
Jeff and Debbie Gorski, from left, and their family, with Harry Casey aka KC. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
122 Reverend Butter, left, with Debbie and Jeff Gorski at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
Reverend Butter, left, with Debbie and Jeff Gorski. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
189 The crowd at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
More than 600 guests boogie down at the 20th anniversary bash. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
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Silver Street Studios transformed. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
225 Food truck at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
At night's end, H-Town strEats food truck helped guests fill their tummies while waiting for the valet. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
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Silver Street Studio in the process of being transformed into disco central.  Photo by © Morris Malakoff
218 Jeff Gorski and party-goers at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
119 Reverend Butter at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
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061 Dessert stand at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
203 Performers on stage at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
106 Servers at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
134 Michael Garfield, from left, Debbie Elias and Jeff Gorski at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
156 Harry Casey with Jeff and Debbie Gorski and their family at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
122 Reverend Butter, left, with Debbie and Jeff Gorski at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
189 The crowd at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
033 Venue 3 at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
225 Food truck at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party April 2015
016 Venue at the Patient Financial Services 10th anniversary party

It was throwback Thursday on a recent Saturday night when KC and the Sunshine Band rolled into H-Town to help PFS Group (Patient Financial Services) celebrate the firm's 10th anniversary. Think a gazillion disco balls, retro disco skaters dispensing Jello shots and Reverend Butter's chainsaw roaring as he created an anniversary ice sculpture.

More than 600 employees, clients (which include Memorial Hermann and Houston Methodist) and friends joined the bash at Silver Street Studios.

In a 1980s frame of mind, event planner Deborah Elias created a swank disco-themed party scene complete with walls of silver and red balloons, bars featuring disco ball glasses and cupcakes topped with disco balls.

 "I really wanted this to have the look and feel of a modern disco." 

"This event was produced for one of my favorite clients. I am usually given a budget and a guest list and not much else, so I get to have a lot of fun surprising them," Elias said. "I really wanted this to have the look and feel of a modern disco. I used balloon walls for the first time and loved the way they reflected the light."

PFS president Jeff Gorski left his buttoned down persona at the office for the rocking party that featured not only KC and his troupe but also, later in the night, a DJ that appeared to be floating  above the party scene, thanks to clever scaffolding and screens.

Guests grazed through the pasture of food stations including Asian action, grilling and gourmet French fries and tacos, all under the talents of Bailey Connor Catering. As they were heading home, the H-Town strEats food truck provided midnight treats while the valets ran for cars.

Elias considered it no small coup that two of her performers had been on national television only the week before — Reverend Butter on CBS Sunday Morning and KC (Harry Casey) on Oprah Winfrey's Where Are They Now.

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