We were briefed to deliver an epic summer staff party yet by our client, i-Tech. Hot on the heels of a successful virtual Christmas event, this was a chance to bring together their staff to celebrate in real-time. Ever aware that they have staff around the world, they also commissioned a virtual event to run in parallel, along the same theme. With both the easing of lockdown and the summer holidays fast approaching, this was our chance to make-up for lost lockdown time and curate an unforgettable experience that would reunite employees and give them a chance to party in a way that hasn’t been possible over the past year.
With over 150 employees invited, iTech wanted to ensure the event felt bespoke and unique to them so we presented a choice of creative directions - from “Camp iTech”, a summer festival to our preferred concept, ‘Vintage Circus.’ Through immersive circus performers, props, styling and set dressing we aimed to transport guests into the wacky world of the circus, tantalising the senses from their taste buds to their ears, making it a night to remember! Working with our client, we came up with the bespoke theme of Cirque Du i-Tech.
We supplied a full turn-key service with full event management including all creative and production aspects. Our in-house creative team oversaw all graphic and event design including the sourcing and styling of all exterior and interior decorative elements. The event kicked off from the iTech office where we arranged private coach hire to transport guests direct from their office to the venue in East London. Arriving at the stunningly refurbished venue, the Geffrye Museum, guests were greeted on the lawn with summer cocktails, the aroma of tasty street food and a sea of colour from the bunting, flags, props and performers. Our Ringmaster and performers kept guests entertained with both walk-about and stage performances, peppered with upbeat sounds of our Kale band that got everyone dancing (including the COO!) We even hosted a Circus Workshop allowing guests to learn the skills of the circus, under the supervision of our talented team! As the sun began to set all eyes were on the Fabulous Ruby, performing a captivating Fire Eating show girl performance which was finished off with a Circus procession leading guests to the second part of the evening: Club Du iTech! Entering the Garden Atrium we transformed the crisp and clean outdoor space into an intimate and boujee circus club vibe, complete with circus podiums, red drapes, bunting and of course more props, topped off with a renowned festival DJ to play some tunes!
As well as the realtime fun, a hysterically funny virtual cabaret performance was engaging their employees around the world, led by the totally eccentric Ringmaster Flash and his dodgy French side-kick Monsieur The Clown.
"Kit & Caboodle were great to work with. Usually planning a large event for a company can be a bit of a stress. Lots of things pile up and you grow weary of the process. Tanya and Jess made this process enjoyable, excitable and worth it. On the night, expectations were met and exceeded. Our Circus summer party was brought to life, and it will go down in the books as an event at our company we will never forget. Cheers to Kit and Kaboodle for creating a stress free and fun event, where even the events manager gets to have a drink! Woohoo!" - Lee Mansfield, Office Experience Manager