Usually a booking for a 21st birthday would send shivers down the spine of any event manager. They’d be thinking about possible drunken antics, lots of mess and maximum stress levels! However, much to Mr Collins’s delight, this was no ordinary 21st party!
When Jackson (one of Mr Collins’s favourite sons) came to us with ideas for his 21st party, we were more than a little excited. First there was the theme: ‘Cowboys & Indians meets the Show-ground’; next there was the awesome venue – his family property in Main Ridge; and finally, there was the food…lots and lots of glorious food! Months of planning went into the party extravaganza, with Mr Collins teaming up with the polished hirers at Place Settings to ensure that all of Jackson’s ideas came to fruition.
On the evening of the party with the crimson sun setting on the farm landscape, the guests were ushered off the coaches and into the huge barn arena where the festivities commenced. To the right of this main entrance, there was a couple of food trucks set up, with tacos & burgers on offer, with rustic oil drums & ‘Tolix’ high tables as allocated seating – all helping to enhance the show-ground backdrop.
Inside the main event space, an old fashioned saloon bar had been erected, with some dapper Mr Collins’s decked out in their custom uniforms, and ready to pour some quirky beverages. A colossal dance floor had been set to the right hand side of the venue, complete with a pop up DJ booth and plenty of tunes to keep the revellers entertained into the small hours of the morning!
In keeping with this show-ground theme, the Tommy Collins crew served their hungry guests from various locations inside the venue, aptly named ‘side show alley’, ‘the spit station’ & ‘the big chiefs’ – with Chef Fox at the helm, ensuring this rustic ‘dude food’ was in plenty supply.
It’s fair to say that with an authentic Bucking Bronco, show-ground Shooting Gallery, full size Pop-corn stand, custom-made ‘Rave Cave’ and an endless supply of awesome food, Jackson’s 21st party, was definitely in a league of it’s own and has earned it’s spot in Mr Collins’s album!