Fun Fair at the Festival

Our client’s daughter, approached MGN events, to plan her Dad’s 60th birthday, in their garden at their home in Surrey. She had a desire to create a fun fair and festival theme for 150 party guests, dressed in black tie. The party had to include great food, lots of entertainment, and to really bring their stunning large garden to life!

Client: “Hi Mike and the gang, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping me plan my dad’s 60th. I only have one word to describe the night, stunning.
It was everything I imagined and more. You helped transform the garden into a magical wonderland, people were immediately blown away as soon as they walked through entrance.
It was the attention to detail and the beautiful lighting set up that really added that special touch to the night.
What started off with a few bullet points I’d scribbled on a note pad, became a sparkling adults playground that took your breath away, thanks to you.
I wouldn’t think twice about working with anyone else on future events.”

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.

Dad
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60th Party Planning Services

Stretch tent open marquee
Classic funfair game stalls
Festival themed decor (bunting, festival flags, umbrellas, hay bales)
Live band
Roaming entertainment (Stilt walkers, fire breathers)
Festival Furniture (Hay bales, tables & deck chairs)
Party Planning
Party Design
Lighting (Festoon, LED, Lanterns, Outdoor Lighting)
Complete Production Management
Power (Generator, power leads)

The Solution

After visiting our clients stunning house & gardens, we instantly became excited for this project! Their unusual shaped house set the tone for creating a party that really brought to life their garden. They were blessed with a beautiful, enormous tree in the middle of their garden and a mini ampi theatre behind. The vision was to make the tree the focal point of the party design. Our production team used high powered wash lights to allow the tree to change colour continuously throughout the party (it even strobed during the bands performance!).

Guests arrived through the black carpet entrance with a glass of champagne, greeted by stilt walkers, and guided by a gentle mix of storm lanterns and cool candles. Festoon lighting provided the perimeter lighting of the grounds, and aimed to guide guests to the various points of interest of the garden!

Our client really wanted to show off his entire garden and encourage guests to explore! We positioned various entertainment, food and drink around the gardens along with two chill out areas underneath small trees, complete with hay bale sofa’s!

Guests were treated to a choice of three delicious festival street food stalls:

Food Stall 1 –THE TEX MEX BBQ
100% Pure Beef Tex Mex Cheese Burgers With toppings of Guacamole, Salsa & Sour Cream & Sliced Cheddar Cheese Smokey BBQ Chicken Fajitas Skewered Free Range Chicken Thighs, Crunchy Yellow Peppers and Red Onions, all wrapped up in a warm Flour Tortilla On the Side Elote Mexican Grilled Corn Seeded Brioche Buns with Farmhouse Butter Salad Mexican Three–‐Bean Salad
Food Stall 2 – PULLED PORK BAR‐B-QUE
Low n Slow Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder Tender, Juicy shreds of piggy goodness served with our own Thick, Tangy Barbecue Sauce On the Side Toasted Ciabatta Baps with Farmhouse Butter Salad Crunchy Cabbage Slaw
Food Stall 3 – THE FISHMONGER BBQ’d on a Cedar Plank
Maple infused Atlantic Salmon Salad Creamy New Potato Salad with Lemon & Chive
Sweets Stall – THE PERFECT ENDING
The Ultimate Fruit Salad with Pineapple Mint Syrup, Cookies-­‐and-­‐Cream Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Sauce, Traditional Toffee Apples, Marshmallows on a Stick.

 

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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