When international print technology specialist DUPLO contacted us regarding a very special client event, we quickly understood their brief. They wanted to create something unique, unusual and spectacular to entertain and impress their audience of international VIP guests.

Event cateringThe brief: Creating the perfect event

With VIP’s flying in from various parts of the world for a full day event where they would have the opportunity to see important product demonstrations and finalise deals; DUPLO needed to create the wow factor; they also knew that, as one of Surrey’s top catering and event production companies, Vanilla Bean were their perfect partner.

A spectacular Alice in Wonderland themed event

Alice in Wonderland themed eventThe Vanilla Bean Events team worked closely with the client to design and deliver the perfect theme – a spectacular Alice in Wonderland event, featuring food stations and culinary delights from around the world.

With Duplo needing to showcase both their facilities and their high-end print technology on site; Vanilla Bean were tasked with finding a solution that met the brief and provided space for over one hundred guests.

Innovative event production

Alice in Wonderland Themed partyVanilla Bean divided the DUPLO offices into three distinctly themed areas and, with guest numbers swelling, introduced a fully heated marquee to create some additional and unique entertaining space.

The Vanilla Bean designed marquee layout was carefully designed to fit within DUPLO’s warehouse facility. The marquee featured atmospheric lighting and fog effects to create a ‘Mystical Forest’ setting for a ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’.

Creative catering for global tastes

Event Food stations The beautifully themed marquee also housed an Alice in Wonderland bar, complete with a world class flair bartending team, and four innovative food stalls, each offering guests the opportunity to sample a variety of different dishes from Japan and Italy, France and of course, the UK.

The event was a huge success and the client was extremely happy with the end result. Vanilla Bean always take a consultative approach; they work closely with clients, ensuring the right, look, feel and atmosphere for every individually tailored event that they produce.

Events Operations Manager Victor Aguirre explains: ‘We love talking to our clients and crafting events with them. Every client has different ideas and aspirations; it’s exciting to work with them, to distill all of the ideas down and create the perfect event for them.’Themed bar

For DUPLO, Victor explained, ‘The whole event was exciting from the beginning; we were able to showcase some amazing food from around the world. DUPLO gave us the opportunity to flex our creative muscles; we were able to use some creative theming ideas and make clever use of the space available at their facilities.

‘The indoor marquee worked brilliantly. It’s something that we have delivered for clients in the past. We knew it would work to the create extra space we needed without breaking up the event or losing atmosphere’

Contact the Vanilla Bean team to find out how they can help create your perfect event