In October 2015 Firebird Events Ltd turned 15!! The company has been enjoying continued success and we have seen a 25% increase in turnover year on year. It’s safe to say that we are thriving and to celebrate we couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you to our clients for their loyalty over the last 15 years, than doing what we do best – throwing a huge party!
The celebrations were held at the prestigious Wentworth Golf Club, and even if we do say so ourselves, it looked absolutely stunning!! As guests arrived they were greeted by a pair of superb fire jugglers and our fantastic lit ‘Firebird Events’ sign which filled the turning circle. After guests made their way down the red carpet they were greeted by our graceful stilt walkers, beautiful hostesses in gold dresses and of course our very own Firebird Ted! After collecting a glass of champagne en-route, guests were taken through to the Ballroom and were entertained by two of our amazing close up magicians and an awe inspiring iPad magician.
We were delighted to have 300 guests attend the event, including some of our long standing clients from Domestic & General, NACCO, Samsung, Fluor, Allianz Insurance, Caper & Berry, Founders Forum, Keith Prowse Hospitality, Pennyhill Park Hotel, Great Fosters Hotel, Savill Court, The Grove Hotel, Coworth Park, Ascot Racecourse, and The Four Seasons Hotel to name but a few. We also had over 60 crew members, event managers, technicians, acts and designers present to help produce the event!
Whilst guests mingled around and took in the party atmosphere, they were treated to a variety of delicious bowl food, including; curry, mini burgers and fish and chips, followed by a selection of decadent desserts a little later in the evening. In true Firebird style, we also offered guests a selection of cocktails to choose from at our stunning LED circular bar. Amongst the choices was a ‘Fabulous Firebird’ containing blue curacao, which was designed especially for our party – guests got to see the award winning barmen make their cocktail of choice right in front of them showing off their skills and a bit of flair of course!! You can’t have a birthday party without cake, so we also had a huge tower of Firebird branded cupcakes, complete with our special 15th anniversary gold logo, lots of gold glitter and stars shooting out of the top – they were yummy!!
To add some fun to the evening and provide plenty of photo opportunities for our guests we had a photo booth with an array of props and backgrounds to choose from and our brand new dream mirror, both of which were a huge success with our guests. The Dream Mirror lets you take photos in a full length, touch screen mirror and you can upload your photos straight onto social media. It’s going to be the next big thing!
Hosting the evening was the hilarious Keith Chegwin who had our guests laughing all evening. Once Keith had welcomed everyone to the party, he introduced our directors Paul Griffiths, Ian Gatfield and Andy Hobbs to the stage to say a few words. Towards the end of their speech, our first surprise of the evening commenced when a flash mob disguised as Firebird crew, guests and a Wentworth waiter took to the stage to sing Take That’s ‘Never Forget’. Our guests were taken completely by surprise and loved the spontaneity of the performance! It was absolutely brilliant!!
Next up was the tongue in cheek duo Stavros Flatley from Britain’s Got Talent, who really got the crowd going and roped in some of the Firebird team to perform with them on stage! They stayed around for the rest of the party chatting to guests and having photos etc – they went down a storm. Following on from such an energetic act was going to be difficult, but luckily we had the Flying Black Eagles to fill that slot. They are a group of Tanzanian acrobats, who are extremely talented and have huge amounts of energy in their performance. Guests watched in awe as they balanced 5 people high up into the ceiling of the Ballroom!
The party really started when one of the best function bands around– MadHen took to the stage! As always they performed a brilliant set, full of energy and pizazz and got everyone up on the sparky LED dance floor dancing the night away. They are a super talented, entertaining band and we didn’t want them to finish!
During their performance, we also had our fantastic glow jugglers to wow guests, plus our elegant stilt walkers and Firebird Ted took to the dance floor to show off their moves too. To top it off we also set off our confetti cannons which looked amazing and made for some great photos!
In our minds there was only one other group who could follow on from Madhen, and that is the cutting edge beatboxing trio Duke. They brought the party to a whole new level with their unbelievable vocal skills and the audience couldn’t get enough of them. It was then over to our Firebird DJ who played some amazing dance tunes which was the perfect way to finish off an incredible evening!
The overall look of the Ballroom was spectacular and really showcased our stunning lighting and laser effects throughout the night, which gave the room a fantastic party atmosphere. The video wall installed at the back of the stage looked better than we could have hoped for - it filled the archway perfectly and played a huge variety of graphics throughout the night, which really added to the acts performances.
Thank you so much to everyone for coming – we had a great time and really hope you did too, you never know we may do it again next year?! Here’s to the next 15 years of Fabulous Firebird…