Chep’s Neon Christmas!

Chep’s Neon Christmas!

Christmas planning for 2019 is now well underway. So we wanted to reflect on last years’ sucesses and place a big neon spotlight on the boldest and brightest party of 2018! Blue Monday’s Alice headed up the organisation of Chep’s festive dinner and dance with a colourful twist. Sourcing the most fun and unique entertainment alongside a live glowing band, she worked with the client to ensure we met the brief and exceeded expectations.

Brief

To create the ultimate neon themed Christmas Party for logistics and supply chain solutions company, Chep.

Results

Guests arriving at The Marriot Hotel Manchester on 7th December 2018 eagerly anticipated their work party of the year. The venue, dressed in neon lights and eccentric glowing table pieces, was the perfect backdrop for the event. An energetic DJ set with a twist, light-up band Illumiate! used their custom designed LED instruments to provide a captivating show and play party tunes throughout the evening. Alongside this lay the large neon-lit dancefloor, which guests didn’t need persuading to join!

Vibrant and alternative activities kept everyone entertained. Albeit posing for the photo mirror with neon painted faces and glow sticks, or tasting edible bubbles, we steered clear of boring!

Competitive personalities shone through when the neon beer pong came into play, the game was accompanied by glow-up tables and cups. Guests could also help themselves to sweets from the cute retro candy cart.

The glow-up dance floor and DJ coupled with the lively and fun activities ensured Chep’s Christmas party wasn’t one to forget!

Want to turn your event dreams into reality? Get in touch with your brief to see if we can help construct your perfect party.

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The Greatest Birthday Party 2019

The Greatest Birthday Party 2019

This summer we were supplied with a very exciting event brief, to organise a birthday party themed with ‘The Greatest Showman’! We embraced the opportunity to showcase our creativity and deliver a truly special event.

THE BRIEF
We were approached by family of Championship player Charlie Austin to plan an unforgettable evening of entertainment and celebrations to mark his 30th birthday. Provided with a theme and a request to deliver the ‘wow’ factor, we really pulled out all the stops for this event!

THE RESULT
On the evening of 22nd June P.T Barnum (otherwise known as Charlie Austin) arrived suited and booted in red tails and boots ready to be the star of his very own show.

The perfect props were sourced to accompany the animalistic theme and really bought the venue to life. Fire breathers, snake charmers, contortionists and stilt zebras – the party mirrored all the energy, vibrancy and colour from the hit 2017 musical. Guests were kept entertained throughout the night and indie band The Kooks provided the soundtrack to the party as they performed live on stage. Food tricycle’s continued the theatrical theme and delicious treats were enjoyed by all, including popcorn and candy floss carts. ‘Rewrite The Stars’ and ‘Showtime’ were just a couple of the bespoke crafted cocktails available from the bar.

Every part of the event was planned to a T and the party was a huge success for the star of the show and his guests!

Need a spectacular event or party planning? Get in touch below, the Blue Monday team would be happy to help.

Watch the video from the night!

Filming and editing credit to Hayden Brown, Hayden Shoots Film

Take a look at the snaps!

Event Spark – A Night In Hollywood

In-keeping with our ethos of supporting and giving something back to the local community, we have given our time to work with a group of hugely talented and passionate students from Farnborough Academy in Clifton to create their first event, from scratch.

A Night in Hollywood!

Starting late last year with a presentation to the school we searched out students with a real interest in creating beautiful events.  Once the group had been formed and under direction of our Events Director, Alice, they sat down to decide on their concept.  After much deliberation it was decided that they wanted their event to raise awareness of social issues in Nottingham and that they wanted to raise urgently needed funds to support homelessness in the City.

Events is a fantastic industry to be involved in. It is challenging, confidence building and a wonderful outlet for anyone with a passion for creativity.  The guys from Farnborough have worked very hard to make this happen, even down to painting their own table centres.  This a great opportunity for local people and companies to get behind an event which will benefit the community on multiple levels.

‘A Night in Hollywood’ takes place on Friday 25th May from 6pm at The Hope Centre in Clifton and tickets are available at £6.00 per person including food and a welcome drink.

Call Rachel Boseley at the Farnborough Academy on 0115 974 4444 to book your tickets or to make a donation to support the children and this fantastic cause.

Beers with the England Boys 2018

This year’s Beers with the England Boys is going to be a little bit special and we only have a few tickets remaining!

Hosted by Jim Hamilton, join us on Wednesday 25th April at the Jam House in Birmingham and once again revel in the company of past and present Rugby legends including; Neil Back, Sam Vesty, Louis Deacon, James Haskell, Graham Rowntree and Donncha O’Callaghan!

As mentioned to celebrate turning 10, we’re planning something extra special! Of course, we can’t tell you all the secrets, you will have to be there to believe it!

As you know, this event is not just about good food and company. Each year we raise money for the wonderful Matt Hampson Foundation. Last year, with your amazing support we managed to raise over £20,000 which aided the development of the Get Busy Living Centre. So please, round up some friends and family and come and support the great work they do!

Tickets are £65 +VAT which includes a welcome drink, canapes and delicious bowl food.  They’re selling fast, and spaces are limited so don’t hesitate to get yours soon.

Email:  alice@bluemondayevents.com  or call 03333 221110 for tickets.

https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/what-we-do/get-busy-living-centre/

Wearable Events

As society advances and breakthroughs in AI (artificial intelligence) surface, we are beginning to see the rise in technology creeping into our day-to-day events. It’s more than likely that you have been; ‘scanned’ into an event, ‘beeped’ through a turnstile or taken part in a live streaming via social media.

When technology is used correctly, it is possible to integrate it into an event with ease and it adds great value. For example: used at conferences and business events, it allows organisers to track, gather and collect attendee’s data. This data then becomes invaluable for keeping an eye on any emerging or marketing trends.

Fundraising Events

Furthermore, a great example of how technology is now assumed is within Fundraising. Silent and Live Auctions have been a staple go-to for companies when raising much needed funds for Charity. Competitors offering tech-only Silent Auctions will argue that this solution provides the best results. However, with 15 years of experience and the ability to offer either option (paper or tech) it has become obvious to Blue Monday Silent Auctions that this is far from the truth.

Undoubtedly, there are certain events where ‘tech’ is the right route to go, but there are many more scenarios where the fundraising solution needs to be considered far more carefully as ultimately this will enable a greater number of attendees to feel engaged.

Is it fair to argue that due to the steep incline of technology featuring at large scale events, the requirement from Clients is apparent and assumed?

This is an exciting time for the Events world and at present it appears technology is only going to amaze us time and time again!

10th Anniversary for Beers With The England Boys

March 2018 will see the 10th year of this knock out rugby event!  We can hardly believe it ourselves – 10 years since we held the very first evening with some of the most legendary rugby stars.  This event has become of the of the biggest events on the rugby calendar, and rugby fans scramble each year to get their hands on tickets.

The night is held at the seriously cool Jam House in Birmingham.  It’s an informal evening with drinks, canape, live music and entertainment.  It would feel like a regular night out with mates were in not for the fact that you are mingling with some of the biggest names in rugby!

Previous stars attending this awesome event are Manu Tuilagi, Danny Cipriani, Mark Cueto, Mike Tindall, Martin Corry, Phil Vickery, Lewis Moody, Mike Catt, Andy Gomersall, Ben Kay and Tom Croft.

To mark the 10th year of Beers With The England Boys we’re planning something extra special.  Of course we can’t tell you all our secrets, you’ll have to be there!

Tickets are £65 +vat which includes a welcome drink, canape and delicious bowl food.  They’re selling fast, and spaces are limited so don’t hesitate to get yours soon!

Call us on 03333 221110 or email info@bluemondayevents.com

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