“I chose Sassaffair Events due to their reputation and availability to assist with event planning two major events for our Toowoomba Grand Opening. Being based on the Sunshine Coast, it was vital that I had a partner who could be available on site in Toowoomba and had local connections to realise my event concepts and requirements. Where possible, Simon Home likes to support local business.
As is often the case, the initial brief for the two events, needed tweaking throughout and, not only did nothing phase Tanya, she embraced every change with gusto and made it happen. Having worked with many event management companies over the years, both in Australia and overseas, Tanya’s flexibility and general ‘can do’ attitude was absolutely refreshing.
Both the Pre-Launch Party (invited guests only) and the public Grand Opening Family Fun Day were highly successful.
The Pre-Launch Party included catering for both adults and children, as well as child-care and kids activities, including a Face Painter. The kids had an absolute ball, being occupied by bubbly and caring professionals and enjoyed their own menu of yummy finger-foods and soft drinks.
The adults received a selection of delectable canapés one would expect in gourmet restaurants. The food was fresh, delicious and nutritious. The selection of wines and beers complemented the food wonderfully. The catering and serving staff were efficient, friendly and approachable, and represented our company to our fullest satisfaction.
We had little time for a clean-up after the event as the store had to be transformed from party-venue back to a clean and functioning store, ready for trading early the next morning. All of the staff hired by Tanya were brilliant and ensured that within a short while, one wouldn’t have known we had had over 200 guests eating and drinking, or that a group of kids had been let loose in our Outdoor Living Display, engaging in Arts & Crafts or playing. Everything was returned to ‘normal’.
The public Family Fun Day, included a Food Fair (8 food vendors), a fund-raising Sausage Sizzle, a large undercover seating area with hay bales/cushions and dressed palettes for visitors to dine informally but comfortably in the shade. The event included a Petting Zoo, Jumping Castle and Face Painter, a V8 American Supertruck Display, Live Broadcast via River 94.9 radio station, a roaming MC/Spruiker and, our highlight, the appearance of NRL legend Billy Moore.
While I assisted by organising some of the feature appearances, Tanya saw to the detail and organisation of the food and kid’s entertainment vendors, deliveries of every kind, e.g. helium gas for balloons, ice, hay bales, porta loos,etc. – and saw to it that all involved where updated, supplied with a schedule and location map, that staff (internal and external) were briefed and managed, that all insurances and permits were in place, etc.
Despite a few challenges incl. trailer breakdowns, short-term vendor requests/changes, etc., Tanya kept her cool and ensured that it all came together as if everything had gone to plan. She was on location before day-break and stayed until the very end, including clean-up. She worked tirelessly on both days, always smiling and always willing to step in where help was needed.
There is absolutely no way that I could have pulled off these events without Tanya’s huge efforts in the short time frame we had. Her professionalism is apparent, her passion and dedication unmatched in my experience. Tanya is an absolute pleasure to deal with and I can highly recommend her to any business or person who wants their event to be the best; executed to perfection. She met my brief realised my vision for both events to the latter. I could not have asked for more”
- Maike, Marketing Manager for Simon Home Timber and Hardware
“It’s always a pleasure working for event organisers who give us the exact information in a professional format and well in time before the event. Well Done to Sassaffair Events for a wonderful setup for a stunning bride who was a delight to deal with.”
- Corporate Limousines
“I would like to express my thanks on behalf of Mark Byrne Management for having “Timomatic” and our team come and entertain the town at the ‘Tieri’ Christmas Party. We all had a great experience, what was great for us was the kind welcome we received and extra care towards the talent and our team. In particular I would like to express my thanks to Tanya Liddell who went over and above to make our stay a pleasant one. The accommodation was fantastic, the food was great – everything went so smoothly from our soundcheck, to the performance and even back to the airport. Tanya’s work ethic and calm nature was exceptional particularly as she was putting on such a massive event! We were all impressed and hope to work with Tanya in the future. Tanya is a brilliant events manager who goes over and above what is expected and I hope this feedback is noted. Many Thanks From the team at Mark Byrne management, we thank you.”
- Dean Gudgeon, Celebrity Manager to Timomatic, Mark Byrne Management
“I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I thought the Bridesmaids Ball was a great event and a wonderful evening. As always, the attention to detail, care and commitment, and your wonderful ability to pull a great event together shone through, yet again. I don’t know how you do it, but every event you organise seems to exceed the one before – we all sit and think you have outdone yourself Tanya, how are you going to better this one – but you do it , again and again! You are truly an amazing person!”
- Melissa Kimlin, Tieri Resident
“Hi Tanya. The Ball was absolutely amazing!! The presentation of the venue blew us away and the events throughout the night were fantastic. It was really well organised. You now have the whole town talking in anticipation of the next one….Thanks for a great night and we cant wait until next year!”
- Kelly, Dysart Resident
“A big Thank You to Tanya, for organizing the most amazing Town Party! You are unbelievable, I know how much work you have put into this (and all your events) and you have outdone yourself again, but on a much bigger scale this time! Well done! What a fantastic town we live in….we are so lucky!”
- Kim Irvin, Tieri Resident
“In terms of the HillClose event – Kym and I really enjoyed working with you and found it very easy to communicate with you. The activities you provided for the kids were great and everyone had a wonderful time. The event ran smoothly and even though we didn’t have many people turn, those that were there had a good time. You have a wonderful work ethic and are lovely to work with.”
- Sarah Thompson, Senior Marketing Officer, Economic Development QLD
“A big thank you to Tanya for all of her hard work coordinating the launch event of a residential development in Blackwater, Qld. The event was a success with over 300 people attending on the day. We relied heavily on your advice and organisation and on the day the results showed with everything falling in to place smoothly. The team and I are very grateful for all of your hard work and effort that you have put in. We look forward to working with you in the future.”