The inaugural Wood Family Foundation Storybook Gala was themed around Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. From catering to décor, each corner of Moonlight Studios featured a nod to the classic movie. Oompa Loompas danced throughout the evening, hors d’oeuvres were passed on Golden Tickets and giant lollipops, and pop up musicians performed on a stage wrapped like a cake. Guests also enjoyed a “lickable wallpaper” fruit wall installation, a mashable brittle bar, and neon cotton candy at the psychedelic after party.
“Have you ever been to a party where the fruit spread is attached to a fruit print wall with tooth picks? I hadn’t until I attended the Wood’s Wonka After Dark fundraiser. Maybe I’m going to the wrong parties?" - Luis Gomez, Chicago Tribune
For this non-profit gala, Revel Global Events was a partner and an extension of the Wood Family Foundation. We shared goals and expectations for the event and produced each detail with a “fundraise first” mentality.