I decided to set up Fun-Key Functions after some life changing moments occurred within the space of a few months – losing my younger cousin and then best friend Fiona to cancer, after working for 25+years working my way up the ladder to a job that was now becoming a little ‘repetitive’….. I took stock of what was important to me and what I was good at. No more plodding along just waiting for something to happen….People told me I had a natural flair and attention to detail with party planning, bosses told me I was a ”great asset and an ambassador for the company”.…. my time had come to make a change and be an asset to you.
I decided to pool my experience of planning and organising events and by using the money Fiona had left me ‘Fun-Key Functions’ was born…… I started off by collecting beautiful vintage china and tableware from family members and then from vintage suppliers throughout the UK, and before I knew it I had enough for 50 people (I am constantly on the look out for new pieces to add to my collection) – I started showcasing my pieces at local charity events and ironically the money Fiona had left in her will was then going back into worthwhile causes. It felt right, and it still does…..
Vintage Tea Party Hire is where I’ve started the business but it’s only the beginning….. in 2013 I established from scratch what became a successful vintage tearoom in Leeds and built it up to become a very popular go-to landmark. 7 years later I sold it to concentrate once again on private external events with Fun-Key Functions. Private events is our speciality so, whether it’s a lunch out with the girls, corporate event at a 5*hotel, an 80th birthday party in a village hall, a hen party in Barcelona, a Wedding in a teepee in the middle of a field, or a christening or funeral, Fun-Key Functions are here to help you host and arrange an unusual and memorable event….. Theres no limit to what we can do, you just need a little bit of imagination and desire to create the perfect event… and that’s where Fun-Key Functions can assist!