Location
Surrey

Guests
300

Type of Event
Birthday Party

A fabulous family affair.

The brief

With their 50th birthdays approaching, a husband and wife team asked Clownfish to help them plan a fitting celebration. 

Their three children were keen to be involved, so we worked with the whole family to design a party that was fun, memorable and a little bit different.

Stephen and Debbie's 50th_Marquee Setup

Event design

The couple’s own home provided the perfect setting. They decided on a stunning, starlit marquee in the garden, a relaxed barbecue and a bar on the patio. 

We added a starlit dancefloor with a specialist lighting rig, ambient lighting around the marquee and special effects lighting to highlight the beautifully landscaped garden. 

Stephen and Debbie's 50th_Garden Lighting
Garden Lighting

Everyone likes to make an entrance, so we ran red carpet through the house and out into the garden, where a photographer waited to capture shots of each guest. The images were printed instantly and overlaid with bespoke party branding, then broadcast onto the big screen in the marquee. 

Stephen and Debbie's 50th_Party lights


Added extras

Given dad’s passion for cars and motor racing, our giant 8-lane Scalextric track was a must-have. We even managed to convince the Stig to come along and mingle with the guests…

To get everyone up and dancing, we supplied a DJ who was well briefed about the family’s favourite tunes. We provided a stage and a full PA system, including microphones for the speeches, and created a slideshow of family snaps to display on the big screen. 

Find out more about private parties by Clownfish.

  • Stephen and Debbie's 50th_Table Centrepiece
    Table Centrepiece
  • Stephen and Debbie's 50th_Marquee Setup
  • Stephen and Debbie's 50th_Cupcakes
    Cupcakes
  • Stephen and Debbie's 50th_Giant Scalextric
    Giant Scalextric
  • Crystal Ball_Mic
    Production
  • Stephen and Debbie's 50th_Lighting
    Lighting

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    Alasdair Bell

    Operations Director
  • Kieran Aguma StraightKieran Aguma Fun

    Kieran Aguma

    Senior Event Manager
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    Daniel Mercieca

    Event Team
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    Sophie Crocker

    Event Team