Theming and How it Can Transform Your Event

Theming and How it Can Transform Your Event

Theming can take your event from great to spectacular and have all your guests raving ABOUT the day.

Inspiration theming can transform an event, from food style & selection including the wow factor of food stations, through to room & table settings and entertainment. With Forte’s extensive expertise and industry contacts we work with our clients to create individual experiences.

Forte recently worked with our client where the main objective of the day was to entertain and amaze guests. Circus was the theme of the day and the Sydney Observatory marquee and surrounding courtyards were transformed into a big top tent for the day. Guests were greeted by a ringleader, contortionist and of course Forte wait staff to offer tantalising beverages. Large life sized animal props were scattered around the area including a baby elephant, lion in its cage and white show horses complete with brightly coloured saddles & bridle. Throughout the afternoon a vast assortment of roving circus performers including stilt walkers, clowns, unicyclist jugglers, hoola hoopers and balancing duos entertained and delighted guests with their enchanting and occasionally jaw dropping acts.

Fete stalls, fresh fairy floss and wooden food trucks were positioned in the courtyard to add to the fun & vibrant theme of the day. Inside the marquee guests were greeted by a fresh raw bar displayed in a wooden row boat with a selection of oysters, yamba prawns, hiramasa kingfish sashimi with young ginger & fuji apple salad, scallops with nashi pear dressing, yellowfin tuna & atlantic salmon sashimi. Accompaniments included edamame beans, wakame salad, fresh lemon & limes and miniature clay cups of Dassai sake. Outside there were three food stalls set up for a BBQ , Sliders & Catalan Paella.

The BBQ items included a mix of luscious lobster with garlic butter & fresh shallots, grilled scampi with lemon, garlic & fresh parsley and chilli beef hot dogs with tomato & chipotle salsa. The slider station was definitely one of the most popular of the day with pulled shortrib, avocado & haloumi on brioche buns served with crispy onion rings & a selection of condiments. Catalan style Paella was served with an abundance of prawns, squid, chorizo and chicken, infused with saffron and smoked paprika and cooked in a 1.2m paella pan, a theatrical display of cooking. If you didn’t feel spoilt already, guests were also invited to indulge in a Christmas themed buffet including whole roasted honey & bourbon glazed leg ham and lobster mornay with white wine veloute, parmesan cheese & garlic…

The event was a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended – how could they not with the abundance of food, performers and theming.

An overwhelming success!!!!

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Written by Jennifer Henson

Jennifer Henson works at Forte Catering and has a strong passion for great food, wine and service. You can connect with Jennifer via her Google+ page.