February 26, 2018

Stepping Through the Wardrobe into a Magical Narnia Themed 40th in The Blackburn Wing

Louise 40th Narnia Birthday Party in Blackburn Wing

“Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Black and white with a nod to Narnia, Louise’s 40th birthday brief was to deliver a party which was sophisticated in style, but with a playful nod to her favourite magical childhood books, all with the aim to surprise her guests (who had no idea of the theme until they arrived) with something completely unexpected; delivering a truly memorable party which would be impossible to forget.

Louise 40th Narnia Birthday Party in Blackburn Wing Louise 40th Narnia Birthday Party in Blackburn Wing

Eighty of Louise’s closest friends and family members arrived at the spectacular Blackburn Wing – lit up to perfection and providing the most perfect setting for an evening that required more than a dash of the wonderful.

Louise 40th Narnia Birthday Party in Blackburn WingLouise 40th Narnia Birthday Party in Blackburn Wing

Details from the evening included a vodka ice luge, a giant ‘Aslan’ lion, an ice queen throne and Narnia style street light, all from Event Prop Hire in Wetherby. Fake snow balls, window sticker snowflakes and a cardboard cut-out wardrobe all designed by Louise and printed by AB Print, based in Batley, made the Narnia theme really come to life.

Louise 40th Narnia Birthday Party in Blackburn Wing

When we asked Louise about the specific highlights of the birthday evening she replied:

“Everything! Seeing all my guests, young and old, having an amazing time – everything from the adults using the Vodka luge and trying on props for the photo booth to the children having fake-snowball fights and dancing all night – it was perfect! The bowl food was amazing and was the perfect catering choice for an evening party. The bar staff worked their magic all night making drinks to meet the needs of every guest at the party – and my goodness there were some weird and wonderful ones!”

Louise 40th Narnia Birthday Party in Blackburn Wing

Louise had some live entertainment on the night, in the form of singer, Elliott. What a voice! Later on in the evening, a DJ took over, picking up on the style of music from the playlist Louise provided.

Louise 40th Narnia Birthday Party in Blackburn Wing Louise 40th Narnia Birthday Party in Blackburn Wing

Louise added:

The Blackburn Wing is truly stunning! The architecture and quirky character are what makes this venue exceptionally unique. It is like no other. It captures imaginations and is truly magical. The Bowcliffe event staff were fantastic from beginning to end! One member of staff in particular, Laura Shinkfield, was an absolute star from the outset – she totally got what I wanted to achieve and provided first class support to making my dream party come to life. A massive thank you to Thomas Johann Photography too for the photography on the evening” 

Louise 40th Narnia Birthday Party in Blackburn Wing Louise 40th Narnia Birthday Party in Blackburn Wing

If you would like to enquire about holding your next private or corporate event at Bowcliffe, simply email events@bowcliffehall.co.uk or call 01937 541111.