Hands down, one of my favorite client holiday parties this year was at Madame Tussaud’s. I had never been inside the museum before my first site visit during the planning process. It just felt like one of those touristy type attractions that you would only go to if you were a tourist but after going I was actually quite impressed with the realness of statues and the grandeur of the Star Room, the private room for events.
The museum is over 85,000 square feet and has over 200 wax figures expanding through nine levels. There are several different rooms which group the wax figures into genres; actors, news anchors, sports figures, musicians, politicians, superheroes, and more. There is even one level dedicated just to New York; Statue of Liberty, a Yellow Cab, famous New Yorkers such as Woody Allen, Al Roker, Matt Lauer, Beyonce, the Rockettes, etc.
On the day of the party, festivities started at my client’s office with a “Yankee Swap” (also known as “White Elephant”) gift exchange and custom holiday cookies by Me Too Cakes.
A few hours later I helped prepare the in-house cocktail party, then headed to Madame Tussaud’s to set up final decorations and make sure everything was ready to go before guests arrived.
The party started with cocktails in the Star Room, a star-studded affair including the newly unveiled Jennifer Aniston!
From there, guests went on a self-guided tour of the wax museum, ending with a Superhero short film in the 4D Cinema, a ultra-sensory experience with special effects including wind, snow, mist, scent and digital surround sound.
Guests were then brought back to the Star Room for a buffet dinner, more cocktails and delicious dessert!
At the end of the night everyone left with a custom cake pop (or two!) from Haute So Sweet.
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