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As Seen in Las Vegas

The skies may have been dark, and it may have been wet, but Catersource/TSE’s Opening Night Party at Area15 was anything but dreary. As the official kickoff party for the two co-located conferences, guests took a journey through time as they experienced everything that Las Vegas was, and all that it can be through a “Las Vegas Then & Now” theme.  

The new 200,000 square foot experiential retail and entertainment complex offers live events, immersive activations, and art installations. Part of Area15 is its 40,000 square-foot indoor and outdoor event space, which offered a great location for guests to eat, drink, and be merry while being dazzled by truly extraordinary entertainment and décor.  A little rain never hurt anyone. 

“Elvis Presley” and several Las Vegas showgirls provided entertainment as part of the “Las Vegas Then” portion of the party. Photo courtesy WASIo Photography.

Divine Events offered a variety of appetizers, including Asian noodles, steak, and spiced nuts. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.

A band provided entertainment for guests. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.

The Champagne Creative Group provided a robot that made and served iced coffee drinks. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.

Party goers hit the dance floor. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.

Edible helium balloons were provided by Fun 4 Events. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.

Catering & event pros unite! Catersource and TSE speakers, ICA members, and friends gather to celebrate a great first day at the conference. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.

The interior of Area15 gave off distinct old Las Vegas vibes. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.

Marilyn Monroe made an appearance during the Opening Night Party. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.

Living art could be seen everywhere at Area15. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.

The Event Experts: Patrick Peel, Pam Howatt, and Lenny Telerico—the geniuses behind the opening night party greet the guests. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.

Amber Kispert

Senior Content Producer

Amber is the Senior Content Producer for Catersource. Amber previously worked as a Communications Specialist for LeClair Group and a reporter for the Woodbury Bulletin, both located in Woodbury, Minn.  As a self-described "foodie," Amber loves to experience the world of food and beverages, and is excited to help share the stories of Catersource and the world's caterers.