Time to throw it back to some Oxfordshire party planning from September which allows us to share a selection of warm and cosy looking photos of a 21st Birthday party with a punk theme. This event for 120 guests was held in a “blank canvas” Cotswold venue which we had the pleasure of designing, dressing and event managing for our client.
One of the blessings of party planning in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area is the number of barns which are already running as stunning event venues, but also the barns on active farms which are ready and waiting to host discreet parties, tucked away down farm tracks, and where the blank canvas allows us to let our imaginations run wild.
With our venue transforming expertise at hand, barns are temporarily insulated, draped, lit and filled with themed furniture, heaters are ducted through barn doors, temporary power solutions are drafted in an distributed, and caterers, bar companies arrive to settle into a temporary event venue with all mod cons to welcome guests.
For this party we were in the safe, capable and creative hands of Absolutely Delicious for the food and bar. We have worked with Angela and her team at this venue before, she is a go-to supplier for our client, and we enjoyed collaborating on the project.
Punk theme related design decisions for this one included the floor being left bare for the pared back look and projecting onto the barns stone walls, and the necessity of draping the massive open entrances leading us to go for giant Union Jacks in place of an ordinary heavy plain wind-proofing drapes.
Working collaboratively with our client we were thrilled with the finished look complete with chain linked fence at the entrance, punk Mohican canapes and Vivienne Westwood style tartan styling for the reception marquee. Projections gave us great freedom to style the venue with multiple iconic images – some featuring the birthday girl.. can you spot her?!
You can check out the full photo gallery here.
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