Fire & Ice Spotlight: Toast to Tech 2015
MIT’s 2015 alumni reunion weekend featured plenty of activities for old college friends to reminisce the fond memories. One of the premier events was Saturday evening’s “Toast to Tech” where BG Events & Catering transformed the Johnson Ice Rink into a glowing party scene.
The tantalizing atmosphere, Fire and Ice, highlighted the late-night scene complete with a hosted bar, live music and dancing.
From 10 p.m. to midnight, 900 MIT alumni guests enjoyed creative frozen treats and delicious beverages amid warm lighting and sophisticated lounge areas. It certainly was the party to attend (so be sure to RSVP “yes!” next year).
Fire and Ice Illuminating Décor
Alumni guests felt the warm ambience as the entered the party at the Johnson Ice Rink as a bookcase illuminated with LED candles greeted them at the door. Projected moving flames hung from the ceilings, and cool blue lighting juxtaposed the orange and pink hues embellishing the lounge areas.
Plush white furniture invited guests to relax with a drink or sit back to watch friends kick it on the dance floor. Uplighting and beautiful pipe and drape camouflaged the back of house. High cocktail tables scattered the open space where guests mingled and grabbed a quick bite.
Tim at Toast to Tech
MIT’s trusty mascot, Tim the Beaver, joined the party and even became the center of many group photos. Glowing MIT letters also set the scene for the alumni celebration. Groups gave their best poses in front of the official MIT alumni weekend wall banner.
Desserts with Frozen Flair
BG catering staff served frozen treats to guests at the interactive liquid nitrogen station. A favorite was the on-site frozen popcorn ball, Dragon’s Breath, which cast a large puff of smoke on a wooden rod. Guests also enjoyed ice cream pops in flavors of Snickers, Oreo, rocky road, chocolate and vanilla.
Celebratory Drinks at the Bar
What better way to share an evening with longtime friends and new acquaintances than to toast with great drinks! Our bar served a collection of wines and beers certain to warm the soul and inspire some dancing. We also served waters and sodas for those who would rather drive home or forego alcohol.
The list of wines included:
- Bella Sera Pinot Grigio, Italy
- Canyon Road Chardonnay, California
- Redtree Pinot Noir, California
- Pacifico Sur Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
Featured beers included:
- Sam Adams Seasonal
- Heineken Light
- Harpoon IPA
Alumni Community at the Party
MIT is known for its ingenuity, tradition and community. The annual alumni weekend inspired tight bonds between MIT graduates, and BG Events & Catering believe we created an atmosphere where guests strengthened their bonds with one another. The warm lighting, cool cuisine and comfortable furniture made it easy for guests to have a conversation and make new memories.
In an icy sports arena, almost 1,000 alumni enjoyed an enchanting and bright Saturday evening. We are already looking forward to hosting another grand event next year.
Timothy Seeberg is a Senior Event Planner at BG.