Not every event comes with a detailed brief, so when our client simply said ‘I want a 21st Birthday party to remember’ we let our creative juices flow!
The brief: A 21st birthday party to remember!
A 21st birthday party to remember. With a brief that simple it can be difficult to know where to start! We love pulling events together, but that usually involves helping clients to realise their already rough-hewn vision of a perfect event.
We always visit our clients so that we can get the bigger picture and hone the finer details. But in this case we needed to find out much more…
Excited at the prospect of pulling together a 21st birthday party to remember, we took ourselves off to Wimbledon for a face to face meeting with our client so that we could find out a few more details about them; their family and friends, fashion, music, what they like to do in their spare time, their favourite drinks. And of course, the food they love to eat.
Understanding a client is paramount in creating a great event. We always try to find out as much as we can about our clients so that we can really nail every detail. We discuss, colours, themes, menus, music, drinks and more; we look at pictures and videos so that we can understand exactly what floats their boat.
The most important thing here was to ensure that this was a 21st birthday party to remember, for all the right reasons!
There’d be 150 guests, an eclectic mix of family and friends. We needed to keep on theme while catering for a variety of different tastes.
A marquee at our clients home offered the perfect blank canvas. The marquee allowed us to design our very own, unique, nightclub; with outside chill-out spaces featuring fire pits and casual furniture. A star cloth ceiling inside the marquee was complimented by a cool and funky lighting scheme.
Our team of world class bar tenders entertained the crowds with their incredible flair bar tending skills. While their central island bar kept queuing for drinks to a minimum. We organised for a top London DJ to keep the mirrored dancefloor packed and the party pumping all night long.
The menu: A 21st birthday party menu to remember!
We wanted to make sure we kept the party moving, this was a club night after all!
Maintaining the nightclub vibe meant that it was important to steer away from a formal, seated dining event. Instead, guests were welcomed with Canapes, followed by a fantastic and varied selection of street food mains; all served in bowls by our amazing and enthusiastic team of waiting staff.
Incredibly social and offering a varied menu for guests to sample an enjoy; street and bowl food dining options are becoming an increasingly popular and trendy choice.
For those with room left, we offered a delightful carousel of sweet treats – from Banoffee pie, to cinnamon churros with chocolate sauce.
Event de-brief and client comments
We loved working on this event! From the moment that we met with our client, we knew it was going to be something rather special. We take a collaborative approach to creating events and it was a real delight to work with such an enthusiastic client. We certainly felt that we hit the brief: a 21st birthday party to remember!
And what did our client say?
‘Hi Gareth and the team at Vanilla Bean – a huge thank you to you and all your team for organising a wonderful party…. It was such an amazing night for the whole family. A very special night to remember. Photos are amazing… thank you so much ‘
Or any other event in fact! Creating amazing, memorable, wow occasions is what we do. From fantastic themes to mouth-watering menus, we can organise it all. Why not contact us to discuss your next event – we’d love to help.