Event Spotlight: Boston Holiday Party at Royale
Winter 2014 was a great winter for holiday parties, and the snowball spectacular at Royale was definitely one of our favorites.
The Royale evening was a multi-act, multilevel affair with dining, entertainment and festive décor throughout the entire venue. As per the snowball theme, we turned Royale into a true winter wonderland—there was no escaping the cool, consistent and cohesive event décor, which blended seamlessly into the evening’s entertainment and culinary creations.
The Opening Act
As guests walked down the snowy-white carpet, which was lined with realistic-looking rocks and LED trees and other North Woods-like natural décor, they passed a vintage sleigh and a few scattered reindeer as they entered the club.
Carolers welcomed the entrants to a night of wintery fun.
The snowy forest hosted the client’s slow-motion photography station, large snowflakes covered the dance floor, and a lighted Yeti stood in the background.
In contrast to the stark white of the main floor décor, there were natural décor elements, wooden accents and even a human tree walking around, branches in the air, greeting and interacting with guests.
Seating took the form of gorgeous all-white lounge furniture with highboy dining tables and clear stools—adding shimmery practicality and a place for guests to congregate and eat.
The Royale stage housed the gaming center, including an Alpine snowboard simulator and other winter carnival games provided by the client.
Our staff kicked off the interactive event by offering passed hors d’oeuvres throughout the first act.
As guests settled into the scene of a frozen wood scene, they sipped cocktails and watched as the carolers moved onto the dance floor to serenade them with a classic holiday cocktail music performance.
Act II welcomed our staff, who served the short-plate restaurant experience, opened the winter savory pie station, began baking the crispy flatbreads and offered the international rice bar.
Drinking and feasting turned into dancing as the DJ began to play lively music, and the lights were dropped for a more inviting atmosphere.
The Closing Act
As dancing continued into the night, we rolled out two large sleighs filled with our signature dessert items and led them throughout the venue. The “restaurant” portion of the dinner service was transformed into a liquid nitrogen experience, which was one of the most interactive and successful elements of the entire party.
Boston Holiday Event Menu
Our team worked from our “snowball” holiday menu to perfect the best menu for our client. Guests enjoyed several courses, including the following:
Passed Hors d’Oeuvres—small bites to entice and appease the appetite
- Duck confit cone
- Chicken tamale cup
- Korean short rib mini tacos
- Fried goat cheese
- Scallion pancake with vegetables
- Pulled BBQ pork quesadilla
Short-Plate Restaurant Experience—a contemporary display filled with mini dishes
- Salmon Wellington
- Seared scallop
- Ginger roasted pumpkin
- Truffle and porcini flan
- Tuscan chicken
- Curried duck breast
- Crispy pork belly
- Tournedos of beef
Winter Pies—a collection of individual casseroles topped with flaky pastry shapes
Flatbread Carvery—crispy flatbreads, each freshly baked and uniquely garnished
- Smoked salmon
- Winter vegetable
- Tomato and basil
- Roasted apple
- Spinach and artichoke
- Smoked duck
Rice Bar—an elegant display of toppings to accompany warm rice timbales
- Coconut curry chicken
- Moroccan vegetable tagine
- North African braised beef
Interactive Liquid Nitrogen Station—frozen in front of guests with liquid nitrogen
- Dragon’s breath frozen meringues
- Ice cream pops
!ndulge—the finest selection of petite pastries
- Snow cones
- French macaroons
- Coconut meringue
- White cake pops
- Assorted mini cupcakes
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Timothy Seeberg is the Director of Major Events at BG.