From distinctive décor to culinary delicacies, our Disney Meetings team is constantly looking for new ways to create unforgettable memories for meeting attendees. In honor of Veterans Day, we are excited to share this commemorative tribute to our Military Service men and women: A Salute to America’s Heroes.
From the moment attendees enter this event space they are transported back in time to a traditional United Service Organization (USO) event, which were popular during wartime to boost morale and provide entertainment to the United States troops and their families. This event theme pulls out all the stops by transforming the venue to look like a military base out of the 1940s, with carefully crafted details such as prop aircraft carriers, blue drapes, twinkling white lights and an area meant to look like a soldier’s barrack. To enhance the swinging good time, signature entertainments like a trio of a cappella singers and big band music further immerses attendees in the patriotic story.
The event begins when the hosts, dressed in patriotic garb, ‘send the troops off’ to dinner with music by a cappella trio, The Swing Sisters. Inspired by the one-of-a-kind theme, the unique and personalized menu includes ingredients reminiscent of the 1940s era such as a field green salad with Spam croutons and warm chocolate cake with Tootsie Roll filling. As the evening concludes, a 13-piece orchestra joins The Swing Sisters in a rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” with a final crescendo of confetti streamers.
“This event was designed to celebrate American patriotism and the dedication of our American service men and women who proudly and valiantly serve our country,” said Andrew Lammes, Senior Disney Event Consultant. “It celebrates our World War II civilian USO volunteers who brought joy and happiness to our troops serving overseas. This message of camaraderie continues to resonates today and celebrates the devotion and selflessness of our United States military.”
While white Chiavari chairs were utilized for this particular event to convey a formal look, our team of expert event designers can also create an event with a casual feel—think rustic metal chairs, star-print linens and pops of red throughout to really play up the USO-inspired theme.
Ideal for groups up to 250 guests, this inspiring event concept can be customized for any organization’s preferences and budget, all the while celebrating military service men and women and our nation’s history.
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