About Us

If experience, ideas and great props are what you're after, then call me


I have over 20 years experience in Event Décor and overall Concept Design of large and small Events alike. You may know me as CleverDesign – where we do not only themed events but also promotional and window displays. Clever events is the part of CleverDesign that specialises in developing original event ideas and event that make your event unique.

I have themed many, many events from the Roaring 20s to Arabian Nights to a Winter Wonderland – from Viva Las Vegas, to Kiwiana.

My previous clients include Gallaghers, Waikato Stadium, Genesis Energy, KPMG, Sky City, Fonterra, NDA, The Waikato Chamber of Commerce, Waikato University, Harcourts, Mighty River Power, Hamilton City Council (including the World Rowing) who are based in the Waikato and Auckland.

When we meet, we can discuss your theme party ideas and event styling. You’ll be confident that your event will be memorable and a great experience for your guests – as well as being hassle free for you and one you can enjoy.


My head is full of them. I am a creative person, ideas and original concepts and original ideas is what I do. I am continally dreaming up party theme ideas and unique party props (which are often personally manufactured). The original theme ideas and props gives a fabulous point of difference and keeps my clients coming back year after year. So when you want a professional for your party theme ideas, give me a call.


Exquisite candelabra, chandeliers, fairylight curtain walls, Greek gods, topiaries, roman archway, garden archways, atmospheric room lighting, butterflies and even a few props from Xena Warrior Princess – I have an enormous number of props which I have collected, built, purchased, been given, found and recreated over the years. I have great relationships with many suppliers and can source whatever you need. Or, if they don’t have exactly what you need, then I can design and build it myself.


2005 Ellerslie Flower Show

Major Supreme Award

2005 Ellerslie Flower Show

Gold Award

2006 Ellerslie International Flower Show

National Gold Award

Exhibition Stand NZ Sign & Display Awards

How we work

From your event ideas to our event style

We start with our Complimentary Consultation

Before we meet it is good for you to know 3 things :

  • The date of your event – being winter or summer can make a difference
  • Your venue – so we can easily discuss what types of themes are possible
  • Your budget – so we can focus on what we can provide to make your event amazing

As well as the specifics from above, we do the fun stuff – talk about your event ideas and how we can implement them.  Previous clients have found looking at event images is a great way to help them visualise, feel and understand what their event will be like – and we have hundreds of images you can look through.  This complimentary consultation will focus you on your event concept and give us enough information for the next step.

The Preliminary Quote

From the complimentary consultation I will put together a preliminary quote to give you an idea of costs and what you will receive.  You have one week to review the quote.

Follow up meeting

We meet again to review the quote and discuss any queries, additions or changes you may have and finalise the event themes and ideas.  At this stage we require a 15% non-refundable deposit to secure the relevant props and reserve our installation team.


Contact me to set up your no obligation, Complimentary Consultation