It was a cold and snowy night for a holiday party but TBWAChiat warmed there guests up by throwing a Christmas Luau. What started out as en empty loft space was, with hard work by all, transformed into a Hawaiian dream. Live palm trees, tropical flowers, tiki huts, surf boards and pink flamingos were just some of the decorations to bring out the theme for this year’s holiday party. Guests were given leis as they stepped off of the elevator in order to get them in the spirit. Staff, wearing Hawaiian t-shirts and straw hats, served Polynesian-style passed hors d’ouevres including fried pork wontons and chorizo & crab fritters to guests as they sipped on homemade frozen tropical drinks served up by Maui Wowi.
Before the dinner buffet was presented, guests enjoyed a true Polynesian dance troupe. This included a thrilling fire dancer keeping guests on their toes while he gracefully danced with the fire only a few feet away. To keep the crowd in awe we opened up the dinner buffet by dramatically bringing out a whole roasted pig for our chef to carve at the station. Guests lined up immediately to not only get their portion of the juicy pork but to also enjoy the other buffet items, which included ‘Poke’ Style Mahi Mahi and grilled Hawaiian chicken kebobs.
After working off the hearty buffet with some dancing guests were greeted with a dessert tables filled with macadamia nut truffles, mini upside down pineapple cakes and cake shots (including banana coconut cream pies and Kahula soaked cake with chocolate pastry cream). By midnight guests were starting to wind down with what seemed like permanent smiles on their faces. We never let a guest leave empty handed and this holiday party was not any different. Homemade sea shell and flip-flop decorated sugar cookies were a great parting gift, letting guests remember their night in Hawaii on a cold, snowy New York City night.
“Working with Neuman’s has been a great pleasure. My event planner Amanda was on point with details and making sure that my company’s event was to my expectations. Teamwork led to a wonderful, memorable evening and event. Thanks to all the Neuman’s Kitchen staff for their long hours of work. We did appreciate the outcome.”
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