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THE EVENT: first anniversary of the CH&Co group’s event solutions company
VENUE: Haberdashers’ Hall
HOST: It’s The Agency (tel; 020 7871 0577, squaremeal.co.uk/ita)
THE MENU: children’s birthday party treats with a grown-up spin, served on Monopoly boards, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired dessert
TO DRINK: vodka sherbets with lemon sorbet twists, Champagne, Pimm’s and homemade lemonade
ENTERTAINMENT: Lady Gaga impersonator Kitty Brucknell, who you might recognise from the X Factor
ON THE GUESTLIST: 300 event bookers, from companies including Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas
GUESTS SAID: ‘It’s The Agency has done a great job of entertaining us with a chilled-out band in the courtyard followed by a racier performance from “Lady Gaga” inside – a great way to get everyone moving around Haberdashers’ various spaces.’ (Sophie Black, account manager at ZFL)
SPEECHES: five minutes from Alison Tyler, managing director of It’s the Agency
TALKING POINT: Gaga’s outfit changes and who won the Mulberry handbag
suppliers: catering, Chester Boyd; photo booth, Megabooth
This article first appeared in Square Meal Venues & Events, Autumn 2011.