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Australian Overseas Foundation 2019 Awards Dinner

On Tuesday 30 April, 2019, our Functions group helped to run the Australian Overseas Foundation’s annual awards dinner, an event which was allocated to us as part of a major assessment in stage 1 of the Diploma of Event Management, functions class.

The event was staged in the Angliss Restaurant, and was a three-course dinner, with awards presentations and speeches. Fifty-five guests were in attendance, each who, along with our client, Maggie, thoroughly enjoyed the evening.


The Food:

The food on the night featured a pumpkin soup entree, either a roast sirloin or chicken breast for main, and  chocolate tart for dessert (pictured below).

Assisting our Front of House coordinator Declan, and Back of House coordinator Emily during the function, were students from the William Angliss Hotel Management school, along with their teacher, Tim. All students were incredibly helpful, professional, and did a fantastic job!

The Bar:Dessert

Sammy, our Beverage coordinator, was charged with ensuring the bar was stocked and operated smoothly. Assisting her were 3 members of the Hotel Management school, all who also did a fantastic job.

The evening began with guests receiving a drink coupon to redeem at the bar, and one bottle of both house red and house white wine placed on each table. After this time the guests were to purchase drinks for themselves.

The bar operated very effectively throughout the night, although the guests didn’t really trouble the bar staff too much.


The Style:

During the planning stage of the event, we were required to meet with the client and propose a style for the event. Our Stylist, Billie, produced three styling options for the client, who ultimately selected the AOF Logo theme, which styled the tables, menus, and place names in the colours of the Foundation’s logo: orange, green, and blue.

Billie used balloons to create a centrepiece for the tables, and printed out place names, table numbers, and menus in the same colour scheme, as pictured below.










The Result:

In the end, both the guests and client were incredibly happy with the event, which made us very proud of what we were able to achieve, in such a short space of time.

Many thanks to our great operations teacher, Tim Haronga, and the Hotel Management School students on providing excellent floor service on the night; to Maggie Jooste and Mark Callaghan from the Australian Overseas Foundation, on being fantastic clients to work with; and to Silvana Madia, our Functions class teacher, who mentored and assisted us along the way to producing such a great event.

Elite Events Team

David McLean
Declan McMath
Sammy Smith
Billie Edmondstone
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Sachin’s Surprise 18th Birthday – VARSA EVENTS

As part of our Diploma of Event Management course studying stage 1 functions, we were allocated the surprise 18th birthday for client Raj Wadhwani’s son. Raj is a hospitality teacher at William Angliss Institute.

This function was held on the Saturday 11th of May 2019 in the Angliss Restaurant where we catered for 60 guests. The service on the night was an alternative drop for entrees and mains and the chocolate birthday cake for dessert. The theme for this function was RnB where we decorated the room with gold, white and black balloons, incorporating boomboxes, fairy lights and diamond scatters. As part of the entertainment for this event, it included a DJ and interactive photo booth. The guests also enjoyed a candy grazing table.

Overall, it was a successful function with the events and hospitality team working well together. The client was extremely pleased, and we received great feedback from the guests on the night.

Victoria Buccheri
Samantha Badham
Rhiannon Anthonis
Achol Deng
Trang Bui

The teachers on the night
Functions: Silvana Madia
Hospitality: Alf Nicdao

William Angliss Institute Foundation Golf Day 2018

On Par Events were proud to manage the William Angliss Institute Golf Day held on 21st November 2018. This fundraising event has been held at the Medway Golf Club in Maidstone for the past 2 years. The aim of the day was to raise as much money as possible for the Foundation, which provides education scholarships for students who may not otherwise have the chance to study.

After the previous few days of rain and storms, everyone was excited when the day dawned dry and sunny for our 6.30am start! William Angliss culinary students fired up the barbecue and coffee machine as participant registrations got underway. Great prizes generously donated by our sponsors ensured quick sales of raffle tickets, and a Guess the Number of Tees in the Jar game added a bit of competitive fun, with the eventual winner being only 1 away from the actual number.

Stuart Walsh, Associate Director VET raised a lot of money auctioning off a dinner with award winning Angliss student chefs, and all items entered for the Silent Auction were successfully bid on.

Thanks to Anne Kavenagh for all her hard work in the planning stages and to Rosanna Verde for her support on the day. On Par Events are proud to be associated with such a great cause and definitely found this to be a rewarding and educational experience.



Managing Contractors with Dave Deveny

Managing contractors can make you go cuckoo. Dave Deveny, CEO of Cuckoo Creative, knows that all too well. With twenty years of experience in events, he’s learned how to manage contractors while maintaining sanity. And after hearing his wisdom, so have we.


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In a two hour lecture that took no time at all, Dave took us through the ins, outs, and insanity of managing contractors. From how to source a quote to why he keeps a tube of lipstick, Dave’s lecture was a valuable insight into the world of events.


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Maribyrnong City Council’s Neighbourhood Celebration

The Maribyrnong City Council Neighbourhood Celebration was held on Thursday 15th November 2018 6pm – 9:30pm at the Maidstone Community Centre.

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.



On the 24th of November 2018, the Lancefield Neighbourhood House held their 4th Extinct Lancefield Megafauna Festival which aimed to promote and educate people on the rich history of Lancefield.  Stage 2 Event Diploma students, Sam , Renny, Emma, Caitie , Jacquilyn and Lyn , calling their team Mon Ami Events, were given the opportunity to co-organise the event along with  Organisers Deb Dunn and Vivien Potts.

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Unveiled: Wedding Dresses Through the Ages


‘Unveiled: Wedding Dresses Through the Ages’ was an event organised by ‘Eventation’, an event management team from William Angliss Institute. The event ran over the weekend of the 24thand 25thof November and was located at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Williamstown. The purpose of the event was to raise money for the Cancer Council.

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There was a delicious sausage sizzle outside and the scrummy scones and desserts were a real hit inside the stunning church, where the attendees could absorb the wonderful atmosphere and listen to different musicians from Newport Fiddle Club.

Nearly 60 wedding dresses from 1937 to 2018 were showcased with an amazing diversity of dresses. At the end of two terrific days, we raised over $1,000.

Thank you ‘Open Williamstown’ for giving us the opportunity to organise this event and improve our event management skills.

Open Day at Hawthorn Bowling Club

The Divine Events Team had the amazing opportunity to organise the very first Open Day for the Hawthorn Bowling Club on Sunday, November 18th, 2018.

We invited the local community and the members of the club to spend a lovely afternoon together to enjoy free activities. While adults played bowls, kids were enjoying a jumping castle and had their face painted. The talented acoustic guitarist was a great success, and the BBQ, afternoon tea and the sunny weather made it a perfect combo for a Sunday afternoon.

The day was enjoyed by all, from elders to toddlers, with lots of fun and chatter throughout the venue. One attendee may have enjoyed this day more than the others as he won an amazing raffle prize…

This Open Day may be the first of a long series to come as everyone can agree it was a real success.