Welcome 2017! I am looking forward to this New Year and all the fun and outlandish events we have been booked for. I hope that all my wonderful readers and followers had a wonderful break and are ready to take this year by the horns – I sure am!

As for my blog posts, I am still behind with this awesome Vintage Train 5th Birthday Party which Outlandish Events styled last year. This party has months of planning invested in it. My beautiful client, is as focused on details as I am. We were on the same page right from the start. Michel and her husband were such wonderful and friendly clients – not to mention so generous. We all understood each other very well and thus the party was a successful execution and better what they had envisioned.

Reevash, the birthday boy is a huge fan of Thomas the Train thus our theme was built around Thomas. We took a different angle at the theme and created a vintage old school train party. The cake though, had to be a Thomas cake – a special request from the birthday boy himself!

Vintage Train 5th Birthday Party Decor Set Up:

Our Decor included big old crates, TNT trunks, old school lanterns, vintage luggage. Basically we used things you would find at a train station or on a train. An old luggage trolley and a lamp-post were some of the items we used to create a vintage atmosphere. Our color scheme were red and blue. We had various centerpieces for the different tables all tying to the vintage travel theme as well..

For the kids table, we used hay bales for seating. All the paper plates, paper cups, serviettes and water bottles were personalized to say “Happy 5th Birthday Reevash”. Outlandish Events designed all the party stationery and backdrop.

Guests were served mocktails in light bulbs as well as delicious canapes upon arrival.. They were welcomed by a stilt walker juggling away! The main meal included mutton breyani, butter chicken, vegetable briyani and roti. Guests were treated to a box of mouth-watering macarons for party favors. The kids all received a story book!

For entertainment, we had a magician who did wonderful tricks to get the kids in stitches. A face painter and jumping castle kept the little busy bodies happy!

Client Review for this Vintage Train 5th Birthday Party:

Dearest Ishrat, I’ve been trying to find the perfect words to properly convey how completely bowled over we are over Reevash’s party. Clearly I’m still searching lol. Thank you so incredibly much for a job beyond the point of well done…it was all stunning! Our guests couldn’t get over the decor, food, venue and general atmosphere of the day. You’re such a star, throughout this planning process you have been phenomenal, friendly and truly efficient no matter how many times I called you and nagged you. I cannot wait to work with you again on another event for us.
Take care and God bless : )” ~ Michel

Ishrat Joosub, creative extraordinaire and founder of Outlandish Events, is also a mom of a gorgeous girl and a adorable boy. She is a loving wife to her doting and supportive husband. Ishrat Joosub fondly known as Ish, has a passion for styling events along with years of experience in styling functions in the corporate world. Her experience and skills, paired together with her friendly and enthusiastic personality gives you the perfect planner for your functions.. from birthdays, weddings, showers and corporate events, Ishrat Joosub will turn your function into a truly magical one where fond and unforgettable memories will be made. Ishrat prides herself in creating a flawless, personalised and bespoke celebrations for her clientele.

When Ishrat isn’t planning parties, she is spending quality time with her precious family. She loves travelling around the world and exploring South Africa. She is also a great cook and baker so her family’s tummies are never rumbling!

Her vision is to take event planning in South Africa to the next level – creating beautiful and luxurious events for a distinctive client base. The purpose of the blog is to showcase the events styled by Outlandish Events as well as the behind the scenes challenges and opportunities. Working exclusive in the luxury sector of the wedding industry this blog is dedicated to bringing you the good, the bad and the in between of dealing with venues, suppliers and creating a memorable function.

Renowned for her attention to detail, discretion and personal touch, Ishrat Joosub works with an exclusive clientele looking to wow their guests in creating either an intimate event or a grand lavish affair. No event is too big or small for Outlandish Events to take on – Ishrat’s focus lies on undeniable quality, building long term relationships with all clients, exceptional values and services.

Ishrat gets booked very fast for all types of functions thus to avoid any disappointments we advise to book at your earliest convenience.