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Old MacDonald Had a… Aircraft Carrier?
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Posted: 5/11/2015 10:32:56 AM

By Cherisse Challenger


With a vroom-vroom here and a cleared-for-takeoff there! Well, Old MacDonald probably didn’t have an aircraft carrier on his farm, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some of the farm on our aircraft carrier!

I’ve worked at this venue for a number of years. You might think if you’ve seen one event here, you’ve seen them all, but that’s not the case. I love when our guests think outside the box about décor elements that will work on the ship. The most interesting décor for events held at the Intrepid Museum has an element of surprise.

Why not have farm tables and rustic burlap table linens to offset the metal grey of the ship! After all, spring has sprung, people! And with all the outdoor space we have, we love to help our clients channel their inner farmers, incorporating wine barrel tables and fresh tulips on the pier and flight deck. There’s nothing better than seeing miles of bright colors and flowers juxtaposed with the aircraft and structured cityscape. You can also add fresh farm-to-table menu options and colorful spring salads for lighter fare.

Spring can be inspiring in any space, and we love to play around with different design aesthetics. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box and onto the farm this season. The unexpected touches will have your guests singing “Ee-i-ee-i-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhh!” 

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