Have you heard about the Night at the Museum?
TW Events & Incentives transformed the spectacular depths of the Bill Richardson Transport World collection into a two-night, family-friendly carnival extravaganza for our client NZAS.
With the tantalising scent of fresh popcorn and sugary-sweet candyfloss wafting through the air, almost 900 guests at each event followed their noses to discover surprises around every corner within the collection.
Venue liaison Catherine Skerrett says while the duo of events required a massive logistical undertaking, judging by the responses from guests the hard work more than paid off.
“It was such a delight to see the sheer joy on our guests’ faces, as adults and children alike discovered the different layers we had created as part of their time with us,” she says.
“Our client wanted to create an unforgettable night out and, with that serving as inspiration, we opted to create a multi-sensory experience for their guests. We wanted the Night at the Museum events to be the talk of the town, and to see people buzzing as they experience it was a huge thrill.”
Cuisine crafted by MASH Catering ranged from freshly-prepared sushi at the Evolution of Japanese Cars exhibit, lamb was spit-roasted amongst the farm machinery, hot popcorn was served from a vintage popcorn truck hailing from 1928, and guests enjoyed a Willy Wonka-inspired interactive dessert station situated next to the Cadbury room.
There was no shortage of entertainment to provide a party mood either: two DJs kept the crowd on their feet at the Silent Disco, children’s movies were played on the big-screen in the replica Majestic Theatre, vibrantly-attired dancers swirled and strutted their stuff throughout the venue, and local band In The Pocket made sure the dancefloor was pumping.
“All of our local vendors were incredible – we have to give them a big shout-out for bringing the lights, sounds, smells, flavours and wow factor. It looked like everybody who attended had an absolutely magical time and, even from a staff perspective, it was so much fun to really unleash our imagination and deliver a bit of a wonderland for our client,” Skerrett says. “It was such a fabulous event to be part of.”