Lets theme it the 80’s!



Case study :: Creating ‘Lets theme it the 80’s!’

  • THEME EVENT: ’80’s’ theme party
  • REASON: Private
  • VENUE: Marquee by T&L Marquees
  • BUILD TIME: 3 days
  • CLIENT: Private


The brief: A theme party was required for a client. The theme was chosen by the client as ‘The 80’s’… and we made it ‘Awesome’!


Creating the first impression: We started with a blank canvas looked at the family home and selected the best location for the marquee considering:

  • Client arrival
  • Drop Off
  • Parking
  • Champagne reception

All of which are key to create the perfect first impression. Following this we wanted to create initial excitement from the moment the guests arrived.

The first item booked were two 8ft flame towers to the grand entrance! Working with the client we then booked and managed live actors and entertainers including Mr T (UKs number 1) as the doorman, a small person ‘A Team’ tribute to serve welcome drinks & fire poi flame dancers. The ‘A Team’ van was also positioned on the entrance which certainly got some attention! This combination made the perfect wow factor entrance giving desired initial impact and excitement for the guests on arrival.

The marquee by T&L marquees boasted wow factor carpet of Red, Green, Blue & Yellow! The carpet totally enhanced the marquee and gave the desired high impact first impression.

Following supper the big show started with a total black out & strobe lighting to the opening track by ‘Frankie Goes To Hollywood’! The stage shows, a complete surprise for the revellers, were wowed as the living legend, the one and only, Mr Keith Chegwin (WEY HEY!) took to the stage! Keith as a true pro wowed the crowd with his own legendary style totally engaging the audience delivering a show over and above expectations! Then, taking the role as host following his show, Chegger’s introduced two fabulous acts that followed including awesome shows by 80’s superstar Timmy Mallett & an outstanding Michael Jackson tribute supplied by Navi.

Our nightclub DJs took the helm late evening with an after party which continued until the very early hours!


Creating the entertainment area: To enforce the event theme, the main entertainment area boasted an array of decorative lighting, furniture, props and special effects including:

  • Illuminating bar
  • Multi coloured illuminating poseur tables
  • Fabrication and props
  • Illuminating motion curtains
  • Large Rubiks cubes from the ceiling
  • Packman chasing ghosts around the marquee walls
  • Monster Mirror balls
  • Stunning polished dance floor
  • Programmed intelligent lighting
  • Stage lighting
  • Outdoor lighting to the main house
  • Illuminating LED furniture


The entertainment:

  • Nightclub DJ by Potter Group
  • Keith Chegwin
  • Timmy Mallett
  • Michael Jackson tribute supplied by Navi
  • Mr T Lookalive
  • Small person ‘A Team’
  • ‘Kandy Girls’ fire dancers
  • Videography (Luke)


How it came together:

…. sorry that’s one for us and our client!


What the client thought:

“Matt Potter believe me I am not one to dish out complements very often but that party was ‘OUTSTANDING’ if you require a testimonial or anything you just have to ask… you should see some of the text messages and comments from guests! JUST MEGA!…when can we do it all again!!!!” – Private client


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