Aloha! I had the best time planning a Hawaiian themed Awards Banquet for Zimbrick with the help of a fabulous employee committee. We started organizing this luau early summer when the weather was a little more island-y here in Wisconsin. :)
The idea of escaping to Hawaii for one night was inspired by the talented group Hale O Malo. They created an authentic experience for our guests including a lei greeting, live music, several dances, a conch shell blowing and even fire performers! They were truly amazing, and the best group of people to work with. I enjoyed figuring out the timing of all of their moving pieces and making sure the lighting was just right!
Cedar & Spice (builders of creative event pieces) built us a custom surf wall for our photo booth operated by Oh Snap! Madison. Guests were having photos taken the entire night, and loved the interactive experience. Cedar & Spice also created a welcome beach sign directing Zimbrick guests when they entered the building.
All in all it was a fantastic tropical night and Jukebox Bandstand (thanks Marc!) kept the dance floor hoppin' right up til midnight. It was a pleasure creating this experience for 900+ guests!
Other local vendors include:
Oregon Floral - Palms & Employee Flowers
Choles - Tropical Floral Arrangements
Bill's Food Center - Plant Centerpieces & Pineapples
Studio Gear - Teleprompter