It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas so it felt like the right time to gather our clients and friends together for a party.
The event, which we hosted at the stunning Kachette in Shoreditch, last Wednesday, took our guests on a journey through Christmases past, present and future.
The evening started in the past with Babycham cocktails, Space Invader crisps and Pac-Man canapés served while everyone enjoyed the super-geek collection of vintage TVs (and ads), games consoles, arcade games, computers and mobile phones. A mint-condition Sinclair C5 provided the ultimate nostalgic selfie opportunity for those of us over 35 years old (while bemusing the ‘youngsters’, who also seemed to regard the original Nintendo Game Boy as something akin to a prehistoric artefact). The soundtrack came courtesy of Top Of The Pops circa. 1985 while the centrepiece of ‘the past’ was, of course, a Christmas tree; in this case a gloriously tacky white plastic tree replete with the type of pink tinsel that Del Boy would have sold.
Moving into ‘the present’ in a second arch, guests were greeted by a 15ft Christmas tree and mini trees along the dining tables as they sat down to a traditional Christmas dinner with a twist, with edible snow, parcels and tree biscuits all featuring.
Following the main course, Stanley Qubit, – robot and blogger – was a big hit with the guests (you can see his review of the event here) before everyone joined him in ‘the future’.
Dessert was served in the future and included Brussels sprouts (chocolate truffles), pigs in blankets (glazed cookie dough and marzipan) and roast potatoes (cake pops) served with a dipping gravy (melted chocolate).
The set showcased a virtual reality lab and ‘Dancing Spheres’ DJ booth, which would not have looked out of place on the Starship Enterprise. VR demos and Google cardboard gifts for guests to take away were provided by our immersive marketing partners Yellow Bird and the DJ booth by innovative design and engineering wizards Harvey & John (I implore you to check them out!).
It was a fun and inspiring evening and we can’t wait to share our idea for the summer party with our clients and friends, after Christmas.
In the meantime, Merry Christmas and we’ll see you in 2016!