BGP JCR Blog – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Spring Formal 20/3/2013
The highly anticipated spring formal has arrived. The Christmas Party was an undeniable success and so its seasonal counterpart had a hard act to follow.
The event started with a mouth wateringly inspiring introduction where promises were made of “real life Oompa Loompas, a mini chocolate factory, giant candy canes & bars, edible sweet trees & a candy cane ice luge”. Inevitably the limited 500 tickets were going to be as sort after as Willy Wonka’s golden tickets. And sadly people were disappointed as many failed to get the ticket to send them to ‘a world of pure imagination.’ However, this caused even more excitement among to lucky children who managed to grab the hottest ticket in Broadgate Park.
Students were met with a purple carpet welcoming them in to a chocolate wonderland. Colwick Hall Hotel provided the ideal location as the beautifully decked out hall perfectly matched the efforts students went to whilst dressing for this momentous occasion.
The sweet trees that graced the centre of the tables didn’t stay in full bloom for long, the queues spanned the hall for both the milk and white chocolate fountains and the candy floss was in equally high demand. Students hardly had any room for the three course meal that was bestowed upon them.
The meal was wonderful, despite a quick soup costume change from onion to tomato, the meal was largely appreciated by the normally malnourished student guests. The deserts, unsurprisingly, being the highlight for me. Both the double chocolate cheesecake and the raspberry pavlova were absolutely delicious.
The evening progressed with lots of socialising, drinking and dancing and I think a good night was had by all. The JCR perfected the Willy Wonka theme and provided us with a brilliant end to our second term at Nottingham University.
Thank you so much to all those involved in organising the event and I think, if it was even possible, the bar has been raised yet again in anticipation for our forth coming end of year ball!
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