We organised for CAD plans to be drawn up of the extensive site, obtained quotes from numerous suppliers who would appeal to various different age groups, as well as ensuring that there was ample food and drink on offer with sufficient ‘service points’ so as to alleviate the need to queue.
Numerous tent structures were booked and installed, for example a series of tipis where children’s craft activities, face painting, bubble shows, and caricatures were drawn of individuals on beer mats, for guests to take home. Huge inflatable slides, bouncy castles and human-table football were installed. An articulated lorry formed a suitably imposing and high stage for singers and a choir to perform throughout the day with an auditorium of colourful deck chairs.
Health & Safety was taken especially seriously as the location is a working site 24/7. Security checked deliveries and a First Aid team was booked to be in attendance on the day. Tyvek wristbands were printed up in advance and guests were checked in upon arrival by my team.
There was a tremendous happy atmosphere as guests flooded in, and many stayed for the majority of the day, enjoying each other’s company, and all the activities on offer, or simply relaxing with food and drink in the sunshine – sharing their workplace with their families. It was a pleasure to be involved in this momentous celebration.
Photos by @bigfishphotography1 and Jenny Loyd