Our secret party planning mission in Wiltshire must be 2018’s most glamorous and most secret Oasis project so far – a Las Vegas themed event for 200 guests, in a secret location on a private estate. It was the third opportunity we’d had to wow the guests of this party-loving family over the years. The heat was on to keep up the quality and blow everyone away again with a stylish, creative (and perfectly Vegas-kitsch!) event.
We planned this party over approximately 3 months
The birthday boy’s children brilliantly arranged for him to enjoy a 60th birthday mystery tour of London’s highlights for 5 days in the preceding week to enable us to magically build 3 connected Vegas venues right outside the front door of their rural family home. Everything went smoothly and we were ready, with black out curtains drawn, when he arrived home to find this mega-surprise sitting awaiting him.
In costume advised by his children, our guest of honour entered spot on time along the red carpet, through the lighting and fire dancing displays to join us for cocktail shaking, live piano and mingling. The absolute best part of our projects is the moment that our client arrives, all is revealed and they begin their party experience. The whoops of joy and hugs of delight on this occasion lived up to our every hope and expectation.
The evening continued….
…with close up magic, a team photo, a star lit dinner in a dimly lit, cabaret style dining room followed up by speeches, a pulsing cabaret show and a mind-blowing on-stage magic and mind-games performance. Then we revealed the casino complete with dance performances, boxing clips on screen and a live DJ.
The cocktails flowed all night long, and the food included canapes, steak and chips and late night snacks. Themed imagery was projection-mapped onto the unique frontage of the house and surrounding hills and trees were lit all around providing atmosphere inside and outside, all night long…
We really enjoy working collaboratively alongside the family and staff as we have done in the past – providing design proposals, party planning and event management, managing the budget, schedule, build, event and removals … Meanwhile the family arranged guest logistics, provided their own print design elements and brought in their favourite caterer.. What a team!
We’ve written about the staging of this event in detail on our web gallery – please come and have a look!
A few words from our client…
Honestly you have the best team in the world. You really are so SO wonderful and thanks to you, these parties seem to just get better and better. Your whole team are incredible and so fun to be around. We must find another excuse for a party soon!
Everything, from the casino to the cabaret, the magicians to the margaritas, was perfect and JUST as we had imagined it. We have had literally no end of letters and comments complimenting the atmosphere, creativity and originality of the party, the credit must go to Dany and her team. Creating unforgettable events seems to come easily to Oasis and I cannot emphasise enough what a pleasure it is to plan/talk/organise with Dany and the team – nothing is too much trouble, there is a solution to everything and they turn what could easily be a stressful set-up process into something fun and exciting. I could not recommend Oasis events enough, consider no other events company for your next party, Oasis have it covered, and more.
Would you like to talk to us about party planning for your celebrations? We’d like to hear from you.