Alison's Alice In Wonderland Themed 40th

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Our client Alison tasked us with creating an unforgettable 40th birthday bash based around the theme of Alice in Wonderland at the Malmaison in Glasgow.

Guests were welcomed on arrival by a beautiful ombre Alice in Wonderland sign instructing them to follow Alison down the rabbit hole and into the party, an elegant touch to set the theme.

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In true Mad Hatter style, a combination of bright and pale pink, white and turquoise three foot balloons provided dramatic impact when the guests entered the space.

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Lighting is one of the magical ingredients to help create dramatic atmosphere and especially so in a small space like this. Using light up letters spelling ‘FORTY’ we created a stunning focal point that complemented the Wonderland theme. The cubby holes in the walls were then given a touch of ambience using a mix of coloured Torpedo Nightlights and fuchsia 40th signs.

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Due to the venue being a boutique hotel, space was slightly limited so attention to detail was key to ensure we got the Wonderland theme across effectively. A small seating area was created with three foot tables in Pale Pink Essential Linen adorned with roses in cubed vases. Ivory Chiavari Chairs with Fuschia Seat Pads complemented the linen perfectly.

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We ensured the party guests wouldn't get lost like the White Rabbit. Guests were directed this way and that way via an arrowed mirror effect sign which pointed them in the right direction of the bar, dancefloor and food. 

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Alison and her husband wanted to cover the cost of drinks for their guests so signs in the shape of a bottle with ‘Drink Me’ tags were placed on the bar with a lovely message explaining what was included. To ensure guests drank in style champagne glasses had small ‘Drink Me’ tags fixed upon them.

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For guests with a sweet tooth, Alice in Wonderland cake pops were placed at the bar area. The fabulous three-tier Alice in Wonderland themed cake was truly a show stopping centre piece that would make even the Cheshire cat grin with joy.

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As the party atmosphere began to heat up, guests partied the night away on a white LED dancefloor with a greta mix of party tunes provided by 88 Events's house DJ Stevie Sole.


Special thanks to Martin at McLellan Photography for the lovely images.


"Absolutely brilliant company, Suzy delivered over and above on my brief for an Alice in Wonderland party. She brought it to life, larger than life! It was just stunning!  She listened to everything I wanted and provided solutions for every detail. It's been a joy to work with Suzy, prompt, efficient, discreet. Kasia was wonderful on Saturday, she kept me calm and she just 'sorted' niggles and kept everything ship shape and perfect, well into the night.

I can't recommend you guys highly enough. Thank you."

Alison Morgan

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