An Evening with…The Mad Prop Guy came ALIVE on October 26 at the Max King Events Warehouse! Hundreds of event and hospitality industry professionals came through the warehouse doors to experience an industry event unlike any other. Food, drinks, entertainment, and thousands of items of themed decor surrounded the guests as they made there way through the maze of decor and props.
Mahogany fire columns lit up the entry way as the guests arrived. The columns featured active propane-fueled flames at the top and a trickling fountain base at the bottom of the each of the pieces.
The guests entered the main office, that appeared to have had a spooky makeover from the “normal” office space. Specialty lighting, cob webs, statues, and the like added to the frightening appeal of the area!
A frighteningly-cute cupcake display by Sweet! By Holly was featured as a sweet treat for the guests to enjoy while they were mingling or to take home as a midnight snack! The towers of mini cupcakes were displayed on a tiered table, sharing the space with a Freddy Krueger statue, coffin, and dungeon wall. Only crumbs were left on the display at the end of the event, so we can only assume they were a big hit!
The showroom, created with our various atmospheric walls, was the first catering station provided by Creations Catering and Events! All of their tasting options were Halloween-inspired with the name, yet beautifully presented, as demonstrated in the beautiful ahi tuna plate. Their team worked from behind our wood plank buffets with wrought iron legs, and a dungeon wall back drop topped with gargoyles!
The rest of the showroom resembled a creepy old home, where all of the items in it have a strange twist to them. Mahogany panels were used to create a freaky photo-op area. The guests were able to have their heads “mounted” on a wall with the heads of a T-rex, shark, and wild boar, for a quick picture to remember the crazy evening! Even the Max King Events team had to take a picture in it!
The Mad Prop Guy, known in the industry as Mike Day, tried to warn the guests of the “maniacal possibilities” they were about to see as they entered the warehouse doors…did you listen?
Key West style bar facades were pulled out to become a “street” that the guests walked into as they entered the warehouse. The tropical mid area bar of Creations Catering and Events was constructed using our steel drum-n- dock tables, backed with the island house facade, and a large margarita glass to top it off. If you didn’t get to try the signature drink, the “crime scene”, you missed out one delicious concoction!!
The warehouse decor took a southern twist to compliment the shrimp and grits served by Millenia Catering! The large barn facade and country western music elements was our small ode to the great Grand Ole Opry. And no one could miss the beautiful shimmering sun piece, a full 32′ wide and 16′ high…almost as big as the real sun!!
The guest’s took a trip to the bayou as they made their way to the Creative Cuisine area, themed as a scary ragin’ cajun fest! Chef Jim and his team served their chicken jambayla and “finger” foods from the MKE original, Rusty Redneck buffet…an old Ford truck supported on pontoons, with a dock table and tin facade completing the look. And don’t forget about the beer can string lighting that lit up the area in style!
A huge hit at the event was the interactive photo concept by The Flipbook People! Guests and their friends would stand in front of a green screen with props, signs, and the like to film a short video…then that video would become a classic photo flipbook in a matter of seconds! Their team even created a special Mad Prop Guy cover just for our event!
This amazing event could not have been possible without the generous support and help from our fabulous sponsors-Creations Catering and Events, Millenia Catering, Creative Cuisine, Sweet! By Holly, The Flipbook People, Sunshine Photographics, and Treasured Moments Video Productions. THANK YOU!!!
We were so happy with the success of the first Max King Events industry party, are we MAD to think of planning future industry events???