Adelaide loves an excuse to eat good food and get a little boozed. Miss Mysa Events delivered just that this past Friday with a dreamy launch party at Botanic Park, giving Adelaide a taste of what they can do… and it sure was tasty!
Miss Mysa Events is the sophisticated and socially conscious event planning service that Adelaidians need. The launch featured everything from a suave whiskey appreciation bar to a Moroccan ottoman corner, where partygoers could get a tarot card reading. We were blown away by the chic and refined style of the event, not to mention the delicious food and drink supplied. But most importantly, Miss Mysa Events supports a worthy community organisation.
You may have heard of MYSA, or the Multicultural Youth of South Australia Inc.: a non-for-profit organisation that supports young multicultural people living in South Australia. To ensure the sustainability of MYSA, and also create training and job opportunities for their clients, MYSA decided to embark on the development of a social enterprise. That enterprise is Miss Mysa Events.
“Miss Mysa Events… What the bloody hell is it?” Joked the CEO of MYSA and Creative Director of Miss Mysa Events, Tamara Stewart-Jones. “It’s a boutique event planning company that specialises in event planning, styling, floral design, caravan bars, furniture hire, and stationary. We’re a small team of creatives that work alongside migrant and refugee young people to deliver events in SA with a difference.”
The Miss Mysa Events launch party showcased the plethora of options that the company presents for events. There were so many stations and activities to choose from, it was nearly impossible to decide what to do. Indulge at the champagne and caviar tasting? Try our hands at floral artistry? Sit down with a henna tattoo artist? Or maybe taste some world-class whiskeys? The possibilities of the evening were seemingly endless.
We began our night at the Unicorn Bar, getting doused in glitter, before taking our newly-sparkling selves over to the mixology station. Perched atop the barstools, we watched as high heels were tossed aside and suit pants were hitched up for guests to play laser tag amongst Botanic Park’s native gums. Admiring the unexpected combo of party dresses and laser guns, we whipped up some playful pink cocktails under the masterful eye of our mixologist, Pedro. We then concluded our evening at the silent disco, noiselessly grooving to our hearts’ content.
The park provided the perfect setting for Miss Mysa’s colourful vintage armchairs, creating a scene reminiscent of something from Alice in Wonderland. To feed the guests for the evening, Graze Gourmet Platter Co. provided a lavishly long grazing table, which including everything from fresh oysters to pulled pork sliders to a towering pink croquembouche. To keep partygoers partying, the Miss Mysa Glitter Team also passed out Sparkke Change drinks all night. We sipped on cheekily labelled beverages such as ‘Nipples are Nipples’ and ‘Consent Can’t Come After You Do’, drinks that align well with MYSA’s spirit.
Miss Mysa Events is a company that not only knows how to throw together the perfect event, but also supports a very worthy cause. It’s an innovative approach to providing financial support for MYSA and paid work experience for MYSA’s clients. On top of that, all of the income generated from Miss Mysa Events is invested back into programs for refugee and migrant young people.
Miss Mysa Events is a glitzy and glamorous event planning business, but its most important drawcard is its humanitarian principles and worthwhile support of multicultural youth. It’s an ethos that we can certainly get behind.
Photography by Liberty Petersen