Based in Henley-on-Thames, Scotland & York


26th July 2018


Often the unsung heroes of an event, it’s important not to forget those all-important extra special service providers. The supplier/s who make all the difference when it comes to the success of your event and who ensure your celebration goes without a hitch.

In this post, we’ll be celebrating our own supplier saviours, the teams who worked with us to guarantee that the PapaKåta Spring Open Weekend was a success. Inspiring guests with creative cocktails, bedazzling treats (fresh from the bakery) and the most delicious savoury snacks.

PapaKata Open Weekend Supplier Saviours

PapaKata Spring Open Weekend 2018, supplier saviours

First up and showcasing their tantalizing talents in our Sperry Tent are Blakefield Events. A Little Black Book favourite, Blakefield’s event catering are made up of the loveliest bunch of people (an essential when planning any event). They’re full of creative ideas and brought Spring to our Sperry Tent in the form of their delicious spiced root and sticky chicken purple tacos.

As if catering for our Open Weekend (two days of events with an infinite number of guests through the door) wasn’t enough of a challenge, we tasked Blakefield’s with bringing their creativity to the table (or in this case bar) by dressing our newest addition to the Finishing Touches portfolio – our Copper Pipe Back Bar. They did not disappoint, adding seasonal greenery and celebrating the Gin trend with artisan bottles.

PapaKata Open Weekend with Yorkshire with Blakefields

PapaKata Open Weekend with Yorkshire with Blakefields

When Callum from Yorkshire Bartender joined us at Papa HQ to talk about Open Weekend cocktails we were more than pleasantly surprised… and in all honesty, a little tiddly following an impromptu pre-Open Weekend tipple tasting!

The highly personable team at Yorkshire Bartender are the perfect accompaniment to kick start your event with bespoke cocktails, handcrafted to commemorate your celebration. If you’re looking to astound guests with showmanship, add a personal touch to your drinks reception and delight guests with delicious drinks, we would highly recommend speaking to Yorkshire Bartender.

PapaKata Open Weekend with Yorkshire Bartender

PapaKata Spring Open Weekend 2018, with Yorkshire Bartender

Now that dessert grazing tables have become ‘a thing’ it seems that there is no shortage of trestle tables made up of an over-facing amount of puddings in all shapes and sizes! However, if you’re looking for an original (and in our opinion the best) take on the trend, check out The Barn Bakery. Their dessert bar is a thing of beauty in itself and your guests will be bowled over by the creative display of puddings on offer.

There’s something for everyone, with the classic brownie proving popular with some sticky (and rather chocolatey covered) fingers of our younger Open Weekend guests, the salted caramel pipette puddings were a hit with foodies, whilst the macaroons were perfect for those who like their sweet treats to be classic and colourful.

PapaKata Spring Open Weekend 2018 with The Barn Bakery

PapaKata Spring Open Weekend 2018 with The Barn Bakery

Booth Revolution captured the Open Weekend guests as they arrived. Offering some light relief to any wedmin related stress and bringing all the fun in the form of regulation red lobsters and optional oversized eyewear!

With a professional photographer as a founding member, the results of a Booth Revolution photo booth are anything but ordinary. With soft flattering light and great quality images, this is a great way to capture you and your guests in all your glory.

Visually, Booth Revolution’s Vintage Photo Booth looked stunning (not words usually associated with a photo booth) and when not in use, the moon gate backdrop (dressed here by Leafy Couture), formed a pretty floral feature in the Sperry Tent reception area.

PapaKata Open Weekend with Booth Revolution

PapaKata Open Weekend with Booth Revolution

Jon from Upside your Mind joined us to DJ at the event. Brightening the weekend with triumphant tunes and a colourful pop of red in his fabulous jumper, which incidentally has also brightened up Instagram and become something of an institution in its own right!

PapaKata Open Weekend with upside your mind

PapaKata Open Weekend with upside your mind

If you weren’t lucky enough to experience the Spring Open Weekend delicacies and delights, fear not… We have released the dates for the PapaKåta Autumn Open Weekend, here you’ll be able to see our Sperry Tents, Teepees and sample all of the offerings of our supplier friends first hand.

PapaKåta Autumn Open Weekend 2018

PapaKåta Autumn Open Weekend 2018

Date for the diary: PapaKåta Autumn Open Weekend at Escrick Park, 13th & 14th October 2018, we’ll be there from 11am ’til 3pm.

Featured suppliers:
Sperry Tent & Teepee PapaKata | Photographer Dominic Wright Photography | Styling Natalie Hewitt | Location Escrick Park | Teepee Tipi Florals Rose & Spade | Sperry Tent Florals Leafy Couture  | Cake The Barn Bakery | Catering Blakefields Events | Bar The Yorkshire Bartender | Sperry Stationery Rose Press | Sperry Stationery I Am Nat | Photo Booth Booth Revolution | Crockery Hire Whitehouse Events | Napkins Silk & Purl  | Brollies & Blankets Brolly Bucket | Music Upside Your Mind|  Newspaper The Newspaper Club


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