A glamorous 21st at Ingatestone Hall, Essex

At the end of December 2014 I was hired by Daisy to organise a fabulous 21st birthday party for her in April.

The Brief
Daisy wanted her party to be pink and sparkly , perfect for an Essex party. I do love a good party and knew exactly what we would be doing. It was reiterated however that a lot of family were coming so they didn’t want a theme too “wild”.

The Family

Before I discuss the party I do feel it’s important I highlight just how lovely the family were. It was obvious the family are very close and love each other dearly. I had a lot of fun organising this party, I have no doubt I was bullish at times but only because I wanted Daisy to have the best party ever. I do tend to get very excitable when organising client events!

The Venue
My clients has already hired Ingatestone Hall but needed a marquee on the front lawn for the actual party due to anticipated numbers.


Party Description
We hired American Marquees who as always did a fabulous job. As a lot of family were coming to the party Daisy decided they’d prefer banquet tables instead of casual seating. These were clothed in ivory linen, dressed with crystal chandeliers and sprinkles of crystals.

The invitations were designed by HipTwist and gave the perfect combination of pink and sparkly. It was important the invites highlighted Daisy’s personality when they dropped through the door. The only other stationery needed was some cocktail menus on the night.

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Ingatestone Hall07We hired Bouquet Garni as our caterers and they did a fabulous job, in fact the food didn’t stop flowing all night. We also set out a candy station and hired Sweets for my Sweets as the ice cream bar. Who doesn’t love sprinkles and sauce on their ice cream! 

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Dreamwave Events were our DJ’s for the night and Ibarco ran two bars for us including a cocktail bar. Wedding Creative provided the lighting and crystal chandeliers for us. Nebmagic wandered around entertaining guests.

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One highlight of the evening was the presentation of gifts. One of Daisy’s brothers rode a traditional bike into the marquee, teasing her this was her present. In reality her real present was being driven up the drive and definitely lit up the night.

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Photographer – More Than Words
Caterer – Bouquet Garni
Lighting – Wedding Creative
Marquee – American Marquee Hire
DJ – Dreamwave Events
Ice Cream – Sweets for my Sweet
Bar Service – Independent Bar Company
Stationer – Hip Twist
Magician – Neb Magic

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