Category | Corporate and Academic Events
MiO and Music
What’s one of the best things about music festivals aside from the live entertainment on stage? All the cool decorations, props, custom furniture that transforms an ordinary field or park into a unique event atmosphere.
Vendors, sponsors and producers used tenting and custom structures for all their activities and operations, from merchandising and VIP viewing areas to media and catering tents.
MiO, trucked in their custom structures which stood watch over the crowd throughout the event. Five and eight foot light up bars emblazoned with MiO graphics, custom made right here in Covina, were used throughout MiO’s structure areas, VIP tent’s and MiO sampling and merchandise stations. Production Designer Stefan Beese of REBE Design was the creative behind the entire festival’s design and layout including all architectural creations, VIP lounge layouts, signage and motion graphics, and lighting.
VIP viewing tents provided guests drink and snack areas with a live feed of the concert streaming to HDTV’s mounted on the walls. The VIP lounge areas offered the same, but with soft furniture, complimentary hot catered food and an open bar, which kept the tent packed.
For those not old enough to indulge, the MiO bars provided refreshments for all ages. Next to their double-decker structure, where visitors could get an elevated view of the festival; was a 360° wrap-around light up bar, 12 feet on each side below a unique digital chandelier.
Production Designer Stefan Beese of REBE Design was the creative behind the entire festival’s design and layout including all architectural creations, VIP and Corporate lounge setups, festival signage graphics and motion graphics, and lighting.
Music festivals can be some of the most dramatic venue transformations. A venue can go from a bare grass field, to a booming entertainment compound, and back to a field, leaving no trace of night before.
Event Design By Production Designer Stefan Beese of REBE Design
A1 Party’s Open House Recap
A big thank you to all our participating vendors and guests for attending A1 Party’s Open House! We hope you all had an enjoyable night and made some connections!
The image above shows a trussing rig produced entirely in-house and was constructed in the will call area of our warehouse.
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Product Launch Theatrics
With so many incredible venues in the Los Angeles area, sometimes its hard to pass one up for a “from the ground up” tent install. This particular client chose a theatre with elaborate sculptural details and state of the art lighting. What the venue did not have were theatre style seating, which theclient’s product launch party called for.
Hundreds of black folding polywood chairs were brought in and arranged meticulously into rows and columns; making the seating arrangement look like a permanent installation. Cocktail tables dressed in iridescent platinum crush linens complimented the venues lighting and décor. The crowning touch were two Lieko lights blasting the clients brand on either side of the stage.
Planning an event at a venue you are absolutely in LOVE with but need can’t stand the in-house linens, chairs, lighting, furniture, or other décor?
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Corporate Circus Celebration
A local client wanted a festive circus theme for their annual open house. The event was held in the business’s warehouse and the design plan was to simulate the inside of a circus tent. To achieve this, our team began the installation by running a 40′x80′ cable around the center area of the warehouse. Vibrant red and white velon was swagged from the warehouse’s truss rafter. The cable was then draped with material to create the perimeter of the simulated circus tent. 10″ white and red drapery dressed the walls venue’s walls and hid the business’s day to day operations. Entertainers performed on a red skirted 16′x 16′x24″ stage backed with drapery and accented with circus themed props. A Samson P/A system provided audio support. The main entrance to the event was garnished with a full swag of a 8′x10′ tent frame creating a tunnel of red and white fabric.
If your next corporate event calls for fun and whimsical décor, A1 Party can cater to any size venue, indoors or outside.
Blue Skies For A Blue Carpet Event
In a effort to promote the upcoming baseball season and to rally the fans for an exciting year under new ownership, the Dodgers invited fans to the first Fanfest of the year. Over 20,000 excited fans attended for the festivities and autograph opportunities.
Parking lot 6 was converted into a Fanfest village where guests could enjoy food, games, entertainment and an opportunity to score an autograph from their favorite players. A grandiose, 24′x520′ blue carpet entrance and branded truss arches greeted fans as they entered the village. The sponsors and vendors had their booths eager to hand out goodies to the fans.
Tenting housed the autograph areas, a pop up museum of the Dodger’s private collection, and games and activity areas. Fans were able to enjoy Dodger Dog’s from the food tent and enjoy them on Dodger blue tables. Games and giveaways were available at Fox’s Prime Ticket truss booth. The Coors Light tent housed their branded bars, a photo booth and free tastings of their newest products.
Despite the early morning rain, the clouds cleared up just in time for the event to start.
Christmas Corporate Celebration and Award Show!
What better way to celebrate a prosperous year than an over the top company holiday party?
A local corporate outfit held their holiday bash in downtown Los Angeles.
The hall design was a festive red, blue and white, winter wonderland-themed faux Oscar Awards Ceremony. A 60 x 40 foot stage with box trussing was erected in the back center of the hall. Lining the hall’s towering walls were 15-foot high silver drapery with LED up lighting.
Setup to accommodate 400 people; the dining tables were accompanied by white and silver chiavari chairs. Dressing the table were silver Nova table linens, blue and red nova napkins, and an ornate floral arrangement. The Nova fabric has a metallic lamour-like sheen.
Multiple lounge groupings provided ample soft seating for guests to mingle on. Two white 5-piece sectionals were garnished with vibrant blue pillows and set aside them was an ‘S’-curve row of red lounge benches. Two more groupings consisted of tan ultra suede benches dotted with white pillows and set behind white coffee tables. A VIP grouping was set up right in front of the stage; royalty red sofas and phantom coffee tables provided its occupants a front row view of the show. Two faux croc skinned deco benches sat back stage. Cocktail tables wrapped in festive foil red and blue were placed sporadically around the hall for guests to enjoy their libations on. Holiday props, smart motion winter gobos and lighting made the whole event design come alive with movement. An audio visual crew manned multiple cameras feeding two enormous screens set up on each side of the stage. Out front of the hall’s main entrance, a Santa Clause photo op grouping was designed for guests to have their picture taken in.
Let A1 Party’s Event Directors handle all of your party equipment needs; whether it is an intimate home event or a full on production, we can accommodate all your needs, from floor to ceiling.
Classy Temporary Tent Solution
Tradeshows and conventions are a big part of any hotel’s business and a great source of revenue; so the more the better, right?
A local hotel/tradeshow venue needed a dedicated banquet hall to satisfy its client’s dining needs during a 3 day tradeshow. The hotel needed a temporary solution.
The A1 Party Tent Division constructed a 40′ x 240′ frame tent adjacent to the venue’s convention center. A firm, comfortable sub-floor was installed beneath the tent to avoid any trip hazards from parking lot beneath. White sidewall with French windows added a perfect combination of privacy, insulation, and daytime lighting; double glass doors at all entrances gave the tent a more permanent feel. HVAC units provided heating during the chilly morning and evening weather.
Furnishing the tent’s inside gave it the temporary hall a truly permanent feel. Tables and banquet chairs were brought in for dining and a stage and dance floor was installed for the event’s celebration.
LED Par Cans uplit all the walls and washed the ceiling. Adding ballroom elegance to the hall were five 6-foot, 3-tiered Platinum Crystal Chandeliers. These intricate lighting fixtures sparkled and glistened amidst the vibrant wash lighting. The convenience of the tents proximity to the venue and the stable, sturdy flooring allowed the venue’s catering team were able to smoothly roll their bars, service carts, and all the serving equipment and china in a proficient manner.
Do you have an ideal convention/tradeshow facility but need just a teenie bit more room to entice clients to hold their functions at your venue? We can install a mobile facility for an extended amount of time just like this one, or bigger!
Celebrating Your Sensational Employees At Christmas
Speaking from personal experience, there is nothing more inspiring than having a hardworking, team-oriented staff that truly takes ownership and responsibility for every aspect of the company whether it is “part of their job” or not.
Corporate Christmas parties are one of the best ways celebrate a prosperous year and to show your team gratitude for all their hard work.
Under a three pole, 80′x160′ pole tent, this festive holiday party played host to 700 hardworking staff members. 70 tables dressed with China Red Swirl linen were accompanied by white Polywood folding chairs. The towering 30 foot high center poles were wrapped and up lit, and strung with twinkle lights, like 3 glowing Yuletide towers. LED Par Cans washed the tent’s contoured ceiling a warm red and “It’s a Wonderful Life” was projected on the ceiling at each end of the tent.
A plethora of food for the large family of employees was set up among wreath decorated catering tables. To accommodate the large party, an adjoining catering tent housed the prep area.
What can we help you do to let your team know you really appreciate all their dedication.