July 2011 ACCESS Advantage
Retro is In!What's old is new again! We have been experiencing a surge of client requests for retro revivals. So, our ACCESSteams have been busy creating the latest themes from the past. There is nothing like a psychedelic '60s, groovy '70s or new wave '80s themed event to encourage busy executives or conference attendees to relax and let their hair down. Sometimes a "flashback" year or era marks the anniversary of a company's founding or a milestone and sometimes it simply fulfills the sought-after fun factor. Whatever the inspiration, revisiting the past allows guests to step back together and share a time full of memories!
Retro themes are ideal for groups that want an interactive, visually stimulating, multi-textural environment that can also set the stage for a high energy event. The iconic fashion statements of the past allow for wardrobe diversity. Optional activities are endless, from VW bug painting and bead stringing to tattooing and hair styling, guests are sure to get in the mood! Retro themes can make for great multi-generational events which evoke nostalgia with some guests and intrigue for others; "what are Go-Go boots?" Creative menus abound with retro themes; organic fruits and vegetables, fondues, gourmet cupcakes and more. Diverse entertainment options are another retro benefit, like oldies and tribute bands or DJ armed with vinyl.
Recent ACCESS produced retro events ran the gamut in looks and inclusions. "Decade of Love" featured shag carpets, lounge furniture with hand chairs, vibrant Pucci print linens, "psychedelic lighting," a high tech DJ and tasteful Go-Go dancers staged in beaded cages. Another client opted for a "Love Train" theme with oversized pop art flowers, graffiti walls, a neon Lava Lounge with bean bag chairs and tie dye fabrics. To encourage guests to transition from one event area to the next, we positioned costumed "meditating" hippies who greeted guests with "profound" statements along the route. "Disco Fever," the most recent event took the flashy, glittery route with mirrored disco balls, beaded curtains, silver sequined linens and an acrylic-lit dance floor for dancing the night away to both era appropriate and popular contemporary tunes.
Whether you are looking for a custom-designed retro revival, a flash forward futuristic extravaganza, or anything in between,rely on ACCESS Destination Services to bring your vision to life during your next conference, meeting or incentive program to any of our destinations nationwide. Call us today!