‘Get Smart’ Event June 2011

All 'Get Smart' Photos in this Post by the Amazing Louise Whelan

Vintage Allsorts hosts a Get Smart Event for The Young Presidents Organisation End of year dinner.The event was held at the Sergeants Mess in Chowder bay. A picturesque venue overlooking the water with a modern mid-century influenced design. The perfect environment for a classic 1960’s themed event.  The evening began with guests being greeted with vintage hollow stem champagne coupes from Vintage Allsorts private collection and podium Go-Go dancing courtesy of Sydney’s Go-gettes who also featured later in the evening with a specifically choreographed Get Smart Go-Go routine.

The Go-gettes 'Get Smart'

Using the Get Smart theme our client wanted us to create a sophisticated interactive theming display and provide additional entertainment on arrival and at the end of the presentations. As the night had a formal dinner , speeches and awards component the themed area had to still be effective when people were not using the interactive element and become a visual backdrop that added atmosphere to the main dining room.

The Chief's Office at Control

Using the chiefs office as Inspiration , we set up a version of his office, complete with interactive props and our very own Umbrella of Silence. We designed spy documents that had the organisations logo and featured specific guests names and personal details. In the flower arrangements for the table centres we hid vintage cameras and microphones so as to give the illusion of the displays being bugged.

The most fabulous thing about the concept was the revolving bookcase in the Chief’s office area that revealed a hidden chamber where guests could go to pick up their very own spy gadgets and disguise items. Fez Hats, fedoras, fake moustaches, glasses, guns , handcuffs, wigs all the things a budding control agent needs to tackle even the most outrageous assignment.

Hidden Chamber with Disguise Items


Guests loved the Interactive Display and the novelty of the novelties.

The night was a great success with guests enjoying the concepts inspired by an iconic 60’s television comedy. The staff from the Sergeants Mess were an absolute pleasure to work with and treated my crew brilliantly, offering much assistance and nourishment during an ambitious project. I have been so inspired by the idea of a secret disguise chamber ,I am currently thinking that perhaps we should install the set up in the Vintage Allsorts office……

Now where did I put my shoe phone????



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