We were honoured to have been asked to plan the staff Christmas party for Marathon Drilling.
I loved everything about planning this event. It included a little bit of everything – booking accommodations and transportation, site visits to find the perfect location, working with the caterer to create the menu, creating invitations for the guests and the creation of a spectacular table decor concept that would have a presence in this magnificent location.
When the client first approached me his only requirement for the event was that he wanted the location to remind his staff about “being proud to be Canadian”. I love working with clients who have a particular vision. It makes it easier for me to focus and know where the client wants to head. Our first challenge was to find the ideal location. The minute I walked into the LeBreton Gallery at the Canadian War Museum I knew it was exactly what the client was looking for. It was grand and spectacular as well as provided the guests an opportunity to learn and respect Canadian history through the guided tours that were offered during the cocktail hour.
As you go through our website you’ll see that we do a lot of long table set ups. This was the first event I tried it in and totally fell in love the feel of what the long table provides an event. It is such a great change from typical round tables. My feeling is that it includes everyone instead of segregating everyone to their own tables. In this room it worked perfectly. The staff that were working at the museum on that day stood over head in the gallery and watched us set up, I overheard several of them saying this was the most gorgeous decor they had ever seen set up in this room. You can guess that it made me smile.