We’re not all about weddings here at Hitched Events. Sure, that’s the majority of what we do, but every now and then we get the privilege of working with corporate clients to pull together their special celebrations. Yesterday, we coordinated the 100th Anniversary Party for Dallas landmark Highland Park Soda Fountain (formerly Highland Park Pharmacy). Known for its signature grilled cheese sandwiches, milkshakes and ice cream freezes, Highland Park Soda Fountain has been a family favorite for generations. It’s crazy to think that this small little soda shop has been in Dallas since 1912!
When the owners of Highland Park Soda Fountain approached Hitched Events to plan the 100th anniversary party, we knew that the small soda fountain wouldn’t accommodate the number of invited guests and neighborhood patrons that would want to celebrate the milestone. We immediately went to work with the City of Dallas to get special approval for a street closure so that a tent could be erected just outside the shop on Travis Street. After a few special permits, off-duty police officers, barricades, generators, and specialty signage (not to mention portable bathrooms!), we had ourselves a party!
Approximately 350 guests enjoyed the Soda Fountain’s signature items, including pimento cheese, chicken salad, egg salad, and of course grilled cheese sandwiches, milk shakes and freezes, while enjoying music and trivia about Dallas and the soda fountain’s rich history. Plus, it was only fitting to have Dallas’ oldest bakery, Stein’s Bakery, provide the cake which featured the company’s 100th Anniversary logo.
If you haven’t been to the Highland Park Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, this is a great week to try it out as they will be having special promotions to celebrate their anniversary. Plus, the spin wheel from yesterday’s party will be on hand at the shop, and patrons can spin the wheel to win a 100th Anniversary commemorative item, such as a t-shirt, coffee mug or poster.
Congratulations Highland Park Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain on your 100th Anniversary! We loved helping you celebrate!