17 October 2018
Anyone that has read, or indeed watched the The Chronicles of Narnia films will of course know how enchanting Narnia is. It opens up so many possibilities for theming and has to be ‘up there’ as one of our favourite themes for parties!!
This particular event was hosted by a well-known construction company for 380 guests last December and was held at the lovely Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow to which we are a preferred supplier.
Our clients wanted a fully themed event with WOW factor, so where to start?! Initial thoughts included; snow, ice, the lamp post, Aslan the lion, fauns, snow flocked trees, icy table centres, dramatic room lighting and of course there just had to be a wardrobe entranceway!! Working together with our client, our vision of how to create the perfect enchanted party atmosphere, reflecting the wintery, mythical world of Narnia came together to form a fabulous event…
After a drinks reception in the spacious atrium, dinner was announced and guests made their way down a white carpet walkway adorned with faux snow and flocked trees, past the infamous lamp post leading to the Narnia wardrobe… Here they were greeted by our wonderful character actors Mr Tumnus and a pair of fauns, before pushing their way through the wardrobe, past fur coats and into the main events space – Narnia!!
The room was set out banquet style, with rows of tables, rather than banqueting rounds with crisp white table cloths and limewash Chiavari chairs. To compliment this, we created impressive bespoke crystal tree table centres complete with white twigs, fir and silver eucalyptus that were placed at intervals down the tables. Interspersed between these were impressive giant white table name balloons, named after characters and places within Narnia which certainly got everyone’s attention.
For those all-important special touches, name cards were placed in snowflake bauble holders, white crackers were placed on side plates and fir and pine cones were placed down the centre of the tables complete with faux snow! We also supplied silver napkin rings and mother of pearl cutlery – all of this combined, really added that special finishing touch to the table settings.
A fitting “Welcome to Narnia” sign was positioned at the back of the white stage, complete with white Starcloth backdrop and an impressive 24ft x 20ft white LED dance floor, all adding to the wintery Narnia feel. Alongside this, we provided a wooden bar complete with faux snow and pine trees, a gorgeous Aslan on an icy plinth, barrel poseur tables and an array of stunning room lighting in icy blues which really added a dramatic feel.
To tie in with the theme, we provided some very fitting entertainment. During the course of dinner our amazing ‘White Witch’ made her way around the tables, mesmerising guests with her enchanted contact juggling and after dinner guests got to test out their skills on a ski and snowboard simulator, which was very well received! There was also a 6 piece band, who got the guests up on the dance floor, dancing the night away.
Overall, it was a truly stunning event with great feedback from our client and we are looking forward to working with them again this year. It’s not long until the Christmas party season kicks off again now and the festivities get under way for 2018… We can’t wait!!