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Visa's Olympic Paris Extravaganza: A Holiday Happy Hour to Remember

'Tis the season for joy, merriment, and unforgettable celebrations! Visa recently hosted a spectacular holiday party at their Austin office that transported employees straight to the City of Lights with a Paris Olympics theme. As one of the title sponsors for the 2024 Paris Olympics, Visa went above and beyond to create an evening filled with magic, laughter, and the spirit of international competition.

The masterminds behind this enchanting affair was Lauren and her talented folks at Eclipse Event Co. Their meticulous planning and attention to detail transformed the Visa office into a Parisian paradise. The pièce de résistance was the Balloon Collective's stunning installation—a 10x6 Olympic Rings display that became a focal point for photo ops. From the moment guests entered, they were greeted with a number of cool photo op's that made them feel like they were at the Olympics!

The ambiance was further elevated inside with the expertise of The Panacea Collective, responsible for the stunning decor. The carefully curated setup transported attendees to the streets of Paris. The attention to detail was impeccable, creating an atmosphere that was both elegant and inviting.

Entertainment was a key highlight of the evening, with live music by Uptown Drive. The five-piece band delivered a memorable performance, captivating the crowd with their musical prowess. The talented accordion player, courtesy of Texas Sun Music, added a touch of whimsy to the atmosphere, taking breaks as needed to keep the energy high.

The festivities kicked off, and the courtyard came alive with laughter and excitement. Guests were treated to a variety of games, courtesy of Game Plan Entertainment, including Giant Kerplunk, Cornhole, Giant Connect 4, and more. The competitive spirit was in full swing as colleagues engaged in friendly competition, enhancing the sense of camaraderie.

But the magic didn't stop there. Full Spectrum Ice delivered a HUGE awe-inspiring ice sculpture, a true masterpiece that served as the centerpiece. Artisan Oddities added a touch of whimsy with stilt walkers who roamed the venue, captivating the crowd with their graceful movements.

Throughout the evening, Lauren Maria Photography + Film captured the magic, starting with detail shots. From the carefully crafted decor to the candid moments of employee fun, every aspect of the event was expertly documented.

As the evening progressed, the live band and the tunes spun by DJ Bat City Beats harmonized to serenade the crowds, reaching a crescendo of energy that lingered in the hearts of all in attendance. The festive atmosphere became a lasting impression for everyone who partook in the celebration.

Visa's Paris Extravaganza was more than just a holiday party—it was a celebration of teamwork, creativity, and the indomitable spirit of the Olympic Games. Cheers to Visa for orchestrating an unforgettable soirée that left employees with cherished memories to last a lifetime!


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