A birthday dinner party transformed into an immersive global experience in Virginia Water

Once again working for one of our regular clients, we were asked to organise a very special celebration for her husband at their home in Virginia Water, Surrey. It was to be a very exclusive and bespoke event for just 12 guests and we’re proud to say that we delivered a cutting-edge experience for each of them.


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Le Petit Chef is a unique and immersive culinary experience that combines theatre, storytelling and an incredible six-course menu. 3D projection is used to brilliant effect to take guests on a journey across the regions visited by 13th century explorer Marco Polo. With every course, the atmosphere, music, tablecloth patterns and decoration change to evoke a particular stage of Marco Polo’s travels along the Silk Route.

Normally staged within a restaurant setting – guests can enjoy a two-hour experience in a range of restaurants all over the world – this was the first time it’s ever been created in a private home. Naturally, we took our inspiration from the restaurant experience, but were able to introduce additional elements that made the event totally unique, from the transformation of the space with a stylish lighting scheme to introducing entertainment that would link to the food.

Guests enjoyed an amuse bouche to start before being taken on an immersive culinary adventure, tasting Arabic, Indian, Himalayan and Asian dishes, with a dessert of caramelised saffron rice pudding, which incorporated flavours from all the regions. Guests enjoyed the very finest of fine dining and, for their palate cleanser, even found themselves sat on top of the Himalayas eating sorbet surrounded by clouds created by dry ice.

In between courses we arranged for some rather special surprises, entertainment that linked to the various countries – belly dancers, Indian drummers and a Chinese fan dancer – which heightened the atmosphere, added a great sense of fun and the guests willingly joined in.

An evening that incorporated high quality dining, a multi-sensory experience, theatre, music and dancing, this was an event that the guests will remember for many years to come.

Client Testimonials

What a party, your staff were amazing Hettie was first class her organising skills and people skills and attention to detail is excellent, and we hit it off with Matt from day one. Neil was so professional and reassuring he achieved everything we wanted to happen. Josh just created a fantastic atmosphere throughout the party. The entertainment was absolutely fantastic the food and catering was amazing.

Mr M Lyons

After observing the attention to detail during the week-long build-up and the courtesy and professionalism of all the MGN Team, it swiftly became apparent that value for money was not in question. I’ve spent similar sums on other luxuries over the years and the memory is a blur, however thanks to MGN I shall never forget the fun had by all, in particular my Son, Daughter and Wife whom I’ve never seen more happier…

Mr D Crompton

That was such an amazing party & Jack and all his friends had the time of their lives.. So many people said it was the best 18th they’ve been to & will take some beating..I just wanted to personally thank you for all that you done to organise such a great party. Plus all your help leading up to the night & on the night..You enabled me to relax & have fun celebrating Jack’s 18th.

Mrs J Taylor

This is a huge massive thank you for the best night of our lives! I seriously can’t thank you enough for all the amazing hard work and preparation you guys did to make our birthday night one a of kind.
I honestly couldn’t believe the transformation when I walked in, so thank you to all the MGN team. I need to make sure everybody knows about MGN because there is no other events planners like you guys.

The Akpan Family

A HUGE ‘thank you’ for helping us host an AMAZING birthday party! We have had so many text messages to say thanks for a great evening from all who came to the party. You were considerate of my worries about hosting a party at home for over 100 teenagers from day 1 and I must say all my fears were unfounded due to your reassurances and of course, the top quality professional service you provided from start to finish. Great team all round.

Mrs M Babatunde

Just want to say a massive THANK YOU for Jade’s party. It was amazing and all the kids had a wonderful time.
We really appreciated all your hard work and hope that you defrosted sometime in Sunday. Thank you for everything.

Mrs J Collins

Thanks hugely to you and all the team at MGN. You did a great job and achieved that difficult task of completely exceeding our expectations. The attention to detail by any standards was just outstanding, especially the dressing and lighting of the garden.

Mr P Dickson

I would like to say a huge thank you to you and all of the MGN team that helped with Grainne’s spectacular birthday this weekend. From our very first meeting to the party you were amazing and it was a pleasure to work with you. I will spread the word about MGN and look forward to our next fantastic event with you guys.

Mr J Wells

The whole process with MGN has been excellent. You have delivered everything you said you would and all done in a professional and friendly manner. Hettie, you have been super organised and kept all on track and I have very much enjoyed dealing with you. We will definitely recommend you in future (and hopefully have the chance to use you again ourselves!!)

Mrs H Wollen

I just wanted to say thank you for providing such a wonderful service, the end result being a fabulous party for Luke’s Birthday. It was really well thought through, you delivered on the vision and added more to make it better than we could have hoped for. Everyone had a great evening, the food was good, the DJ brilliant, please pass our thanks on to him, and the whole look was just perfect.

Mrs N Hussey

A great big enormous THANK YOU to MGN Events ! Mike assured us that MGN Events leave no stone unturned or any eventualities uncovered. and the result was an extremely successful, fun, WOW, show stopping ( my daughter’s friends’ words, not mine ) Arabian Night themed Birthday Party in our own garden.

All too quickly, it was all over….would we do it again ??? Oh yes we would !!

Mr D Couling

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