Okta Carnival 2014
{Terra Gallery}

We’re always excited to work with Okta on their company events! (We helped them celebrate their 3rd birthday with an office warming party and planned an amazing company picnic on Angel Island last summer). This year they decided to push their “holiday” party into the new year and wanted something fun and unique – right up our alley.

We gave them a couple of different party ideas, helped them solidify a budget and then took the reins and planned them a super fun “Carnival” complete with midway games, foodie-friendly fair food and a live band. We also made sure we had a few side-show activities such as a fortune teller and a caricature artist!

We made sure to choose a special venue that would allow for us to have space for the carnival activities, host a full bar and accommodate 400 people. Terra Gallery was a great choice. Their team is always spot on and provides the best service. Because of the beautiful artwork and amazing lighting (which they can provide) you don’t have to do much to transform the space to be exactly what you need.

Of course we created a custom paper invitation including VIP tickets and fun signage for the event as well as souvenir photo booth photo holders.

The Midway included four games (bean bag toss, ring toss, table bowling and plinko. Those who played the games won tickets that they could then redeem for prizes – flashing LED rings, Okta gear, wine, candy, fun toys.

The fair food-inspired passed appetizers and buffet included:

  • Roasted Tomato Soup with Olive Croutons
  • Chicken Apple Sausages in Puffed Pastry Blankets with Honey Mustard
  • Portobello Cheesesteak Sliders with Sautéed Red Bell Peppers, Caramelized Onions and Swiss Cheese
  • Potato and Vegetable Samosas with Tamarind-Lime Sauce
  • Crispy Pickle Chip with Pulled Pork and Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw
  • Crispy Chicken “Fingers” with Buffalo Sauce, Crumbled Blue Cheese and Hearts of Celery
  • Slow Cooked Barbeque Beef Brisket with Horseradish Cream, Au Jus and Silver Dollar Rolls
  • Creamy Mac n’ Cheese with Fontina, Cheddar, Gruyere and Apples
  • Grilled Winter Vegetables with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Toasted Quinoa Pilaf with Wild Mushrooms, Zucchini, Chard
    and Sherry Vinaigrette
  • Cornbread Muffins and Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
    with Honey Butter and Seasonal Preserves
  • House Made Assorted Pickles in Mason Jars (our favorite thing!)

And to make sure everyone’s sweet tooth was satisfied with passed Mini Funnel Cake Bites with Confectioner’s Sugar and Raspberry Jam as well as served Gelato from a festive cart and had lots of yummy freshly popped kettle corn on hand.

Employees enjoyed a night with fellow hard workers and were able to raise a glass, enjoy some yummy bites, be a little competitive, tap their toe and cut a rug with a great live band and make wonderful memories.

We look forward to planning the next Okta company celebration! Keep up the good work.

{Event Design, Planning + Coordination}
Stacey & Company

{Venue, Bar + Lighting}
Terra Gallery, San Francisco

{Catering}
Fork & Spoon Productions

{Live Band}
The Funtouchables – via Bay Music & Entertainment

{Invites, Signage, Midway Games, + Photo Booth}
Stacey & Company

{Photography}
Picture and Cinema

{Caricature Artist}
Caricatures by Zach

{Kettle Corn}
Peter’s Kettle Corn

{Gelato Cart}
Sweet Springs Rentals

{Tent + Rentals}
Hartmann Studios

 

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