This event is an annual gathering to bring together the staff, committees and volunteers from 3 community centres and 5 neighbourhood houses within the municipality of Maribyrnong, to thank them for their work and celebrate the achievements of the current year.
This was the first year the Neighbourhood Celebration was not run by the Maribyrnong City Council, but instead by a team of William Angliss Institute Diploma of Event Management students, Black Flamingo Events.
Black Flamingo Events was made up of 5 members; Molly – Administrator, Emma – Venue Operations, Chelsea – Marketing, Jordyn – Sponsorship and Giuseppe – Protocols.
We worked closely alongside our client, Kelly Linnell, to ensure the event was executed at the highest possible standard, with all requirements being met.
All of the guests were invited to register on-line on EventBrite, to secure their free ticket. Eighty guests attended which far exceeded previous years.
The theme was ‘organic and colourful’. We organised simplistic centrepieces for the tables as well as suspending fairy lights around the colourful Community Garden.
The evening began with the serving of a very large antipasto platter, followed by a broad selection of canapes with an international theme, prepared by volunteers. The guest were serenaded by The Lone Mariachi, who roamed around the venue singing and playing music.
Once the food service concluded, the guests gathered in the hall for the formalities. A short thank-you speech by the Co-ordinator of Community Centres Network, Tracey Oliver, followed by the drawing of the raffle prize winners.
Once the formalities concluded, a large fruit platter as well as scones, cream and jam were served to the guests, and shortly after the event concluded.
Managing this event was a great learning experience for Black Flamingo Events, helping us develop new skills and knowledge and ready us for a successful career in the events industry.