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A Winnipeg Whiteout for Table for 1201.

by • May 28, 2015 • #ExploreMB, Food & Drink, Outdoor Experiences, WinnipegComments (0)3363

A garden party with a terrific view

Last year, Table for 1200 became a bonafide hit and the most unique way to enjoy a whimsical night of long dining in Winnipeg. And as is the case for most successful hits, there must be a sequel! But unlike most sequels, Table for 1201 was just as good, if not better, than the original.

So on a wonderfully warm night in May, 1200 and one people dressed in their finest whites and gathered at a secret location – told only to them two hours before the event – for an evening dinner party on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building. Last year’s event had spectacular views of Winnipeg’s best architectural structures (CMHR, Esplanade Riel), while this year we were surrounded by the lush architecture created by Mother Nature. Or as our friend Claudine Gervais said, “this is like one big garden party.”

Overall, the table designs were quite stunning; the people in this city are a very creative bunch! Some went for huge installations or vibrant pops of colour, while others opted for earthy elements or spring blooms. Our Travel Manitoba table went for an interactive theme. Following on the success of Roadside Madness, we decided to give our table guests a sculpt-o-challenge called Roadside Attraction Satisfaction. They were provided the name of a MB town and a ball of Play-Doh to create their own roadside attraction. We were hoping our guests would get into the spirit of things and sculpt some fun pieces, and boy did they ever! We ended up with a perogy for Ukraina, a French duck for Duck Bay and a finger for, well, Finger. (You can see all of our crazy creations below.)

Here are some pics from the event…

Table for 1201, 2015 at Manitoba Legislative Building.

Take your seat and don’t be shy.

Travel Manitoba's Roadside Attraction Satisfaction table.

Our table theme was called Roadside Attraction Satisfaction. We had our table guests sculpt their own roadside statues for small towns around Manitoba.

A Winnipeg Whiteout for Table for 1201.

No garden party is complete without a parasol.

Table for 1201, 2015 at Manitoba Legislative Building.

Rain or shine, this table design is divine.

The winning design at Table for 1201. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

A very vibrant pop of colour. This table won the hearts of many and won the night.

A Winnipeg Whiteout for Table for 1201.

Picture perfect selfie taking.

Table designs at Table for 1201 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Lush and lovely.

Table for 1201, 2015 at Manitoba Legislative Building.

The Queen kept calm and carried herself well at the party.

Table for 1201, 2015 at Manitoba Legislative Building.

My kind of table.

Table for 1201, 2015 at Manitoba Legislative Building.

Best al fresco dining spot ever.

Table for 1201, 2015 at Manitoba Legislative Building.

Floral beauties.

Table designs at Table for 1201 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Pretty in fuchsia pink.

Table designs at Table for 1201 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Drop a pin to mark your spot.

Table for 1201, 2015 at Manitoba Legislative Building.

Balloons and boas.

A Winnipeg Whiteout for Table for 1201.

A face off.

Table for 1201, 2015 at Manitoba Legislative Building.

Taking flight.

A Winnipeg Whiteout for Table for 1201.

All that white clothing had the ladies stepping up their shoe game.

Table designs at Table for 1201 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

House of cards.

Table for 1201, 2015 at Manitoba Legislative Building.

Even Dustin Byfuglien showed up.

Travel Manitoba's Roadside Attraction Satisfaction table.

Our sculpt-o-challenge was a hit! These are new roadside attractions for Finger, Snowflake, Moosehorn, Duck Bay & Fisher Branch!

Travel Manitoba's Roadside Attraction Satisfaction table.

Our final Roadside Attraction Satisfaction statues.

A Winnipeg Whiteout for Table for 1201.

After dinner strolling.

Table for 1201, 2015 at Manitoba Legislative Building.

Staggered seats.

Table designs at Table for 1201 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Manitoba Legislative Building, you look mahvelous!

Table for 1201, 2015 at Manitoba Legislative Building.

No one wanted to leave.

Flowers for the garden party that was Table for 1201.

Until next year…

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