Nervousness and apprehension filled the air when Nashers rocked up to the office on the morning of the event in a white rental van. I was fortunate enough not to be in the van for *that* Birmingham van debacle so my face was a little less worried than Kat who (as well as Heidi and Nashers) were shadows of their former selves after that 9 hour journey.

Thankfully, our van did look considerably younger and whiter than the previous hire van; once we had set off and realised that in fact this van could drive up hill and go faster than 40mph then our nervousness melted away nicely. So off we hopped on our jolly jaunt accompanied by numerous lanterns, a great deal of large red acrylic trees, the makings of a florists workshop (if they have workshops?) and plenty more additions to transform the Hilton Docklands into the opulent surroundings of our Ruby Rush Theme!

I really got in touch with my inner florist preparing our spectacular Ruby Rush table centres with fresh red roses, festive greenery not forgetting the sparkly additions of red and silver snowflakes and even some sparkly silver stilettos! With Nashers guidance and flower tuition we got the table centres finished whilst Heidi, Kat and Tanja tackled our giant red acrylic trees. Within a few hours the room was transformed from day time conference to night time chic, all topped off with a paparazzi red carpet entrance for the glamorous guests.

Despite the short set up time, London traffic and fiddly giant red trees the event was a total success and guests had a wonderfully festive evening!   The evening was beautifully complimented by the fantastic view of the London Docklands; many more excellent venues and views to be shared with our free venue finding service.  Another pat on the back for the Pretty Clever girls (*pat, pat, pat*).

As ever, Christmas has given us the gift of a very busy month at Pretty Clever! But before you know it, the turkey has been polished off, wrapping paper has been stored away for another year and bellies are considerably larger as we see the back of Christmas.

For us, it’s all about 2012. We are really excited about launching our new products in the New Year which we are hiding sneakily up our clever little sleeves. Watch this space…