LUXURY PARTY PLANNING SERVICE LAUNCHES
SATURDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2021 SAW THE EPIC LAUNCH OF OUR BESPOKE PARTY PLANNING SERVICE
DAY OF THE DEAD – 11/12/21
We’re super-excited to announce that Saturday 11th December 2021 saw the launch of Sugar & Rind’s bespoke party planning service. Back in September our lovely client came to us with a grand vision. A birthday party for his beloved wife’s 40th birthday party. He wanted a theme and above all he wanted it to be a BIG surprise.
So we batted around some ideas starting with Halloween and Game of Thrones and after sharing some images of our themed bars and back-drops, we settled on Day of the Dead – hooray! There’s nothing more vibrant and colourful to work with than Dia de los Muertos and we were EXCITED.
First up to find the right venue. At the time we were collating our Event Venue Page so Kachette in Shoreditch was top of mind. We needed a blank canvas, so we showed the client a few pix of what used to be Shoreditch Railway station back in the early 1900’s. It’s is now a really vibey event venue and the client was sold on the lovely bricked arches with a fab space for the sit-down dinner and another smaller arch for the bar and the dance area. So what next?
BESPOKE LIGHTING, COSTUMES, HAIR AND MAKE-UP
Bespoke lighting was a must so we turned to our trusted and talented team and boy oh boy – they didn’t disappoint. Lighting, costumes, hair, and make-up needed to work hand in hand so we put our teams together and the creative process was a fun one. It culminated in a meeting where we presented our collective ideas to the client. Thankfully this resulted in him saying yes to pretty much everything, including surprise and bespoke outfits for him and the wife! He then got VERY excited about what was to come as did we…..
We started the night with our Mexican play-list but the client wanted an epic party band. The brief was 80’s / 90’s classics so we reckoned we couldn’t fail to please with our go-to groovers, The Earth Lights on board. Having witnessed The Earth Lights at several gigs, we knew that they literally overflowed with charisma and joyfulness. Just look how gorgeous they are in their costumes and their make-up. To be honest, we blew ourselves away with how they looked, never mind their actual performance on the night which was similarly epic!
Sugar & Rind prides itself on its cocktails and a flair bartending service that’s second to none. So for this one, we chose a black chesterfield fascia as the base and paired it with Day of the Dead-themed backboards adorned with skulls and roses. We then back-lit everything in the bar area to bring it alive. Coupled with the light projections on the wall behind the bartenders, it looked an absolute picture. Add in our Leading Lady cocktails and our super-talented bartenders in full costume and the result was total amazement and delight amongst the guests.
Themed food was the brief so it was a great opportunity for our incredibly talented caterers to get creative. Blood-red ceviche to start, grave-stone biscuits for dessert – we’ll let the photos do the talking….
So here’s what the client said. “Sugar & Rind gave me the best birthday party of my life. I arrived at a venue that was in disguise as a small restaurant which turned into an enormous surprise when 50 friends and family dressed in Day of the Dead theme appeared as if by magic! When the lights turned on, it turned into a spectacular party with amazing artwork design, entertainment, food, and cocktails.
Sugar & Rind responded to my husband’s brief to create something unique – they organised the venue, food, drinks, design, costumes, entertainment, and all services through the evening. Sugar & Rind is highly creative and energetic in responding to the brief to make dreams come to life and Philly is a charming and highly professional project leader and a wonderful host. We will certainly work with her in the future!” And our hearts over-flow at that point to be honest.
SHOP THIS PARTY
THE EARTH LIGHTS
THIS VERSATILE BAND ROCKS EACH AND EVERY PARTY
The Earth Lights are Sugar & Rind’s go-to band for parties, weddings and corporate entertainment. Whether you’re planning a wedding for thirty guests or a corporate event for two thousand guests, this super flexible outfit will provide the perfect entertainment, so your guests are entertained from the moment they arrive at your event.
BESPOKE PARTY PLANNING
BESPOKE PARTY PLANNING
Whether it’s a small gathering for close family or friends or a complex themed production, Sugar & Rind relishes the chance to deliver to the client’s brief. We’ve curated everything from intimate weddings for 40 guests to spectacular themed parties with our band and our barmen fully styled for the occasion.
flair bartender service
THE ABSOLUTE WORKS BAR AND BARTENDER SERVICE
This wonderful service includes a fully stocked bar with free-standing HD back panels, your mixologist, support staff, a ‘theatre’ cocktail on arrival, unlimited cocktails (choose 4 from a menu of 8 cocktails), spirits, wine, mixers, bottled beer, one round of shots, soft drinks, glassware, garnishes, ice, straw and napkins.