What do you do when you want to host your company’s western picnic on-site at your own facility. Easy! You transform your location into the Wild West.
Lewis Events teamed up with Cafe N’ Stuff Catering to make wild west magic happen for a ton of folks at their company location with acres of indoor space.
And when we said acres of space we weren’t kidding. So with some areas masked off, we concentrated the colorful decorating in key areas of the event space.
When the guests were finished eating Cafe N’ Stuff’s amazing food, Lewis Events kept the crowd entertained with a wild west trick roping and stunt show, a cornhole tournament, virtual calf roping, trick roping and, line dancing instruction.
Lewis Events magically transforms spaces into amazing theme parties for small intimate gatherings all the way up to grand celebrations in Southern California and Salt LakeCity/Utah Valley.
Lewis Events decorated and lit a future-themed celebration for a corporate client at the Newport Beach Hyatt Regency Hotel. Halfway through the event, we moved some of the props from the dining area across the property to the dancing and game area. Here are a few of the pics.
Nothing like having a western party in a milking barn. Our bovine friends were polite, quiet, did not eat too much and had a very positive attitude as long as they got their turn on the milking machine.Lewis Events was proud to be part of a company party held in the Millenial Barn located at the Orange County Fairgrounds. It’s an ideal location for a western theme party, offering a perfect country atmosphere . . . . cows included.
The guests enjoyed a variety of interesting activities including gold panning, cowboy games, line dancing, great food and lively music.
Right in the middle of the party festivities, the cows filed in and in an orderly fashion, took their place at the milking machine. It wasn’t long before the guests took notice and crowded to see the milking take place. I must admit this was an interesting first for Lewis Events and definitely added another dimension to the event.
Emily came away from the experience with some new friends.
The roaring 20’s are just around the corner! What plans do you have to celebrate this momentous, once-in-a-lifetime historical milestone? How about hosting an unforgettable Roaring 20’s celebration?
It begins with a stunning entrance.
Amaze guests with spectacular entertainment.Delicious choices are a must!
Document the experience.
Reward guest participation.Ooh and awe guests with show stopping theme decor.
Enjoy the decade.
Neon Colors + Queen + Back to the Future + Skittles = The 80’s. A client decided they wanted their annual awards banquet 80’s style. So Lewis Events waved the magic wand and transformed the Newport Hyatt ballroom into a new wave, fluorescent bowl of hip nostalgia.
While carefully cradling cocktails, guests left their mark on one of the graffiti walls that invited their signature works of art.
Guests had plenty of time to solve the rubik’s cube puzzle and to consume the pile of carbs placed on their table.
The main stage was adorned with plenty of neon and pop culture reminders of attendees younger days.
“Roaring Nights goes Country” was one of the after hours themed events held last summer at the LA Zoo. Lewis Events was invited to assist the zoo in making the tranformation to the wild west. We brought in a variety of theme decorations, a western show and a unique collection of guest activities. A quick set up had to take place while the daytime crowd transitioned to the Roaring Nights crowd.Colorful vignettes were set up at key locations within the zoo.
The western roping and variety show was staged directly in front of the elephant exhibit. Before the show, we did a run through to make sure that the elephants were ok with the cracking of the bullwhip and the acts in general. Then some pre-show filming. . . . Finally the crowds gathered and the show began. Definitely a first for Lewis Events. Between shows we were able to have a behind the scenes tour of the zoo.
The elephants went on grass munching and wandering during the show and stunts . . . didn’t seem to mind all the lively western action and sounds one bit.
The crowd gathered as the show began and progressed.
One of the event’s focal points was an activity area we created where Roaring Nights guests had the opportunity to try a selection of hands-on old west activities. Prospectors tried their hand at the gold panning station. Fancy roping was taught in the trick roping area. Cowhands had the chance to throw a lariat around one of the virtual longhorn steers. A fun night in a truly unique venue.
Airport hangars are traditionally used for storing and working on aircraft. They are filled with planes, tools, trucks, oil, spare parts and lots of mechanical stuff. So when the call came from a couple that wanted to hold their wedding at an airport, with the reception in a hanger, we were up to the challenge. The pre-tour revealed a typical hanger filled wall-to-wall with vintage and modern aircraft. Day before the wedding-With the hanger empty, the work began on our blank canvas. Lewis Event’s primary role consisted of designing and installing the event lighting . . . as the overhead fluorescent lighting wasn’t wedding friendly. In fact, overhead fluorescent lighting isn’t really friendly to any kind of a party or celebration.
The advantage of using an airport hangar for a party is that the props and decorations can be very large. Rolling in the vintage airplane.Before the lights could be installed, it was necessary to fabricate a frame to suspend all the lights an using tall steel poles, heavy bases and lots of steel cable. And yes, even weddings are hard work! We aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty.It all came together quite nicely. The focal point besides the bride and groom of course, was the beautifully restored vintage airplane in which the couple had their first date.
The wedding was held in a park like setting on a lawn surrounded by lush trees. A variety of amazing airplanes were parked on the tarmac and created the perfect backdrop for the ceremony.
The groomsmen boarded a luxury helecopter for a short flight before they returned for their grand entrance at the ceremony.
Each of the guest tables were designated with a unique name from the pilot alphabet letter names. In place of throwing rice, guests threw miniature toy gliders at the married couple as they journeyed on their way. The perfect day for a pilot and his bride.
Universal studios and a select few of the amazing, nearby, culinary establishments were gracious enough to once again host a Club PIHRA special event. Human Resource professionals from around southern Califonia gathered for another unforgettable evening at the entertainment captol of LA. The afternoon and evening featured a wide array of activities, beginning in the Globe theater, with time for networking between HR practitioners and recreational and entertainment destinations and services. A wide array of amusement parks, event planners, and benefit services featured displays and the latest promotions. Professional relationships were established over scrumptious tray passed hors d’oeuvres and ice cold beverages.
Following networking, guests benefitted from a legal education session that brought practitioners up to date on the latest myriad of regulations and resulted in continuing education credits for attendees.
With the serious agenda items behind us it was time to relax and enjoy what Universal had to offer. Guests enjoyed a private Universal tram tour of the studio backlot and special attractions.
We went from hot . . . .
To wet . . . .
To frightening . . .
And then it was time to eat! And not just at one fine food establishment. We had the opportunity taste selections at four amazing and lively, mouth watering destinations. Come and join us for our pictorial tour.
#3 . . . . . . . hungry yet?
Good night LA!