Fizz had the privilege of organising an interstellar celebration for a 21st Birthday at the Planetarium. Fizz  client was  mum and International business woman,  Dina Pyron. The birthday   girl,  her daughter  Julianne,  a 3rd year Astrophysicist  major with  an infinite  love of stars and planets.

The Brief

Fizz client, Dinah wanted a creative caterer that could offer a one stop shop and full event management service for a very  special family occasion. Her brief to provide a memorable and intimate party for her daughter’s 21st Birthday to enjoy with  family and friends. She wanted creative ideas and fun   elements to reflect the location and her Daughter’s passion for the universe. She wanted  catering  to be  bespoke yet informal to enable guests to ‘graze’ on Canapes, Bowls and speciality food stalls   between a   busy programme of entertainment. Large screens  projecting family  Images plus  a photographer to capture the evening were requested.  Finally an elegant  dining area with  the option to eat and enjoy drinks indoor and out was essential. Fizz was entrusted with developing, planning and fully managing all aspects of this exclusive private party while Dinah juggled her business demands  and the  challenges  of daily life in Houston  as  Hurricane Irma swept through.

The Fizz Solution

Guests arrived at the Planetarium in a private coach and were greeted with Welcome drinks in the foyer by the Planetarium Galleries. A private view  of these Galleries that unravel the mysteries of the planets   along with  the many  interactive displays were enjoyed by guests as delicious canapes were served. After the reception, guests were  invited   to take  a journey to the stars in the Planetarium’s theatre  guided by an Astronomer who to the Birthday girl’s delight   displayed the  night sky in the year of her birth.

Other elements of this incredible evening included:

  • Specialist cheese table and  UK’s leading cheese expert that regaled  with cheese tales, tastings and port!
  • An Interactive photographer who projected images of guests on screens throughout the evening  that were both elegant and amusing
  •  Karaoke compere  and DJ managed a stellar  playlist   that included  Adele’s Skyfall and Cold Play’s Sky full of stars  as Birthday girl, Julianne, stepped up to the mike.  The ‘Strictly’ worthy guests  soon joined in with  their star turn!
  • The Birthday cake hit just the right note with a 3D display of the planets aligned with a touching personal message from Mum & Dad
  • The Planetarium as well as providing an evening of Astronomy organised   a talk and  look through the 18 tonne Victorian telescope that captivated all especially the Birthday girl
  • Science joined the mystical with a Tarot reader that many deemed to be uncannily close to the truth.. spooky

As the evening drew to a close many who had lived in London for much of lives expressed their delight in visiting London’s only Planetarium and being able to be part of a memorable celebration that was truly a stratospheric way to mark turning  21.

Feedback

My daughter truly enjoyed and  loved it all, everyone  still commenting  about it.  The food was great and the whole evening fantastic.  The organization, the friendliness and knowledge of all the staff, and the overall venue was fabulous!  Several guests from London said they had never visited the Planetarium and were so pleasantly surprised and enjoyed all aspects of the evening!  The astronomers were really enthusiastic and knowledgeable and super engaging with everyone, my daughter loved it!  Samuel Fizz event supervisor  was excellent in managing the event, as well as Richard the photographer who  was superb!  The DJ and karaoke was excellent, and of course Tom the cheese man was a star!  I also have to say the Tarot card reader was actually quite accurate with so many people (at least that is what they all said)!

I would definitely use Fizz again and every detail, down to the wonderful cake was excellent!  Thanks for all your help and organization.

Dina Pyron | EMEIA Leader | People Advisory Services

Ernst & Young Global Limited