31 December 2014
December 2014 saw the most events Firebird has ever produced in one month! Over the first 3 weeks of December we produced a whopping 214 events!
We kicked off December at The Elvetham Hotel, Hartley Wintney with The Samsung Autumn Conference. The conference was held in the hotel's seasonal marquee, which offers fantastic additional space for larger events. In the same week we produced a spectacular awards night for a different Samsung department at Savill Court Hotel. As companies start to wind down for Christmas one of our clients decided to opt for a more relaxed style conference over lunch at a venue in London – a nice way to start the festive season.
Corporate parties kept us on our toes this month with 188 scattered across the country! At the beginning of the month, the Firebird team were at Beaumont House with production and entertainment for a Circus themed event, we provided Keelan Leyser our fascinating quick change act, a snake charmer with Mollie the Burmese python and a dwarf ringmaster! We have also worked with one of our regular clients to produce a stunning Narnia themed event at Lainston House Hotel, sister hotel to Pennyhill Park, where we are very often seen. The room transformation was so impressive that even the hotel's staff were coming to take photos! We also had the fantastic RPJ band performing at The National Motorcycle Museum for another of our loyal clients – they had a fantastic evening!
The team visited The Grove for a glamorous awards ceremony, providing full production including; lighting, sound, stage, set, white LED dancefloor, LED floating flower table centres , DJ, Caricaturist, Magician, Silhouette artist and Pick Pocket!! It was a fabulous evening, with lovely feedback from the client, praising our work from initial enquiry right through to the event itself.
Annually we organise a Christmas event for the employees and their families of one of our local clients, this year they wanted to do something out of their offices so we took over 300 adults and 100 children to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, where they enjoyed all of the attractions on offer – a great fun packed day out for all the family!
For the fifth time this year we had the pleasure of working with Gordon and Ann Parris, the founders of the Children with Special Needs Foundation for their Christmas Ball held at Wentworth Club. We provided the all-male vocal harmony group, The Rockafellas and the very popular show band, Souled Out along with sound, lighting, starcloth backdrop and a LED dancefloor for guests to tap their toes on to the fantastic performances.
We also had the pleasure of welcoming in the New Year at some of our favourite venues, producing 12 New Year’s Eve parties and weddings. Warren House was host to a Murder Mystery for 30 guests over dinner, before the evening celebrations began. We were involved in a wedding at the runnymede-on-thames and provided a fabulous balloon drop for when the clock struck 12 at Farnham Castle for another wedding! We also produced Wentworth Club’s well renowned New Year’s Eve Ball (which we provide annually) where some of our directors were guests themselves. One quote from happy party goers is that “It was the best night of our lives!”
It’s been a record year for Firebird Events, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with an array of lovely clients, fabulous recommended venues and wonderful suppliers. We look forward to a busy and exciting 2015… after a few well-earned days off!