DH's birthday bash went really well. Everyone, everyone, enjoyed the archery; even those I had thought really really wouldn't. Some got a bit competitive. Several talked seriously about wanting to take it up, although I suspect few will. The children were well behaved, the sports hall gave the youngsters room to charge round and burn off energy.
Sincere thanks to Angela and Russell of R&A Activities (aka ArcheryFun4u), who were SUPERB. I would definitely recommend this as a group activity. Our group ranged from 6 to 78ish, plus 2x3 year olds who were allowed a go, so they didn't feel left out, under very careful supervision. http://archeryfun4u.co.uk/index.html
All the taxis arrived on time and got us smoothly to and from various places. Big thank you to Fountain Cars who were great, right from my first enquiry.
Dinner at The George in Wraysbury was EXCELLENT. The room was a lovely shape, square-ish rather tha long and thin. We'd pre-ordered the food, and it all worked like a dream. Tania and her team were fantastic, both in the weeks leading up to it (as I popped along to measure this, try out that, emails about this and that), and the service was happy and efficient. The servers were also really great with the kids. http://www.thegeorgewraysbury.co.uk/ Sadly I didn't take any pictures during the evening!
The artwork (graffiti sprayed words saying "60th" and "Happy" and "Birthday" were fab. The "Happy" and "Birthday" are enormous, each word s about 8 feet long. It's currently in my hallway while I work out what to do with it next. It was done by Arron https://www.facebook.com/plaqaza He also does amazine chalk artwork https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chalkboard-Art-Azucit/110651505680851
The table-covers and bunting looked great, even the carpiest one didn't look bad. The nameplates with the chosen menu items worked really well. I can't thank Louise enough for her time and help getting it all set up.
Very happy with it all. So glad it went well.