Cut a Rug: How to Get Your Guests to Dance

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Some people are blessed with employees or family members who consider a rented dance floor a little slice of heaven and a chance to bond with one another. For those of us who aren’t so lucky, it can be hard to get a dance party going during an event. Hopefully, a few skilled Twinkle Toes […]

A Crash-Course on How to Lighten Up the Party

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Lighting creates atmosphere. Use it to create effect, to illuminate, mask, highlight, create shadows and to set a certain mood or tone. This post is a crash-course in lighting party solutions and a handful of alternative, exciting ideas: LED/Plasma screens: Play favourite clips from a relevant movie in the background to help “set the scene” […]

Little Touches: Utilizing Craft Blogs to Create Memorable Favors

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Choosing favors for your party can be a strange adventure as you navigate the lines between cheap and over-the-top, elegant and quirky, or personal and universally appealing. You want favors that are incredibly related to who you are and what your special day is about, but you want something your guests will love to save. […]

Drawing the Line Between DIY and Hiring a Professional

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How many times have you turned a shiny package over in the party store and said, “I can make this!”? How many times have you found yourself cursing at small pieces of paper as a result? The urge to DIY when faced with the cost of event décor, food, staffing, or music is intense. When […]

What’s the Deal with Raffles and Lotteries?

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Everyone – event attendees and organisers – loves a good raffle, right? It’s cheap and easy fun for all the family, with none of the risk of the blackjack table. Unfortunately, there are rules in the United Kingdom which govern how such raffles can be run and operated. The effect of the Gambling Act 2005, […]

What Types of Speakers are Good at Dinner Parties?

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Dinner party speakers should be able to offer a wide range of different speeches for various occasions and audiences. Finding the right speaker means understanding the particular context of an event, whether it is a more corporate, formal gathering or a celebration. Good speakers should also demonstrate the right mixture of entertainment and authority, and […]

Using Time Wisely

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I know that it’s a little early to be planning New Year’s Eve, but I saw this on another blog (Group Think Event Blog) and really liked it. Like New Year’s Eve, if time plays a crucial role in the evening, why not make time a focal point of the event and incorporate it into […]

Update: The death of the DJ (Part Two) – using Spotify at events

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After noticing the type of search terms that have brought googlers to my last post about Spotify (using Spotify at events), I’ve decided to investigate this area a little further and hope this clears up any confusion – because I must admit after looking at their website, I was still a little confused! So I emailed Spotify to find out, […]

Request A Song…

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I think a nice touch to a party, is to ask guests to request a song on the RSVP section of the invitation…

10 film-inspired party themes


If you’re planning a party and looking for inspiration, here are ten film-inspired ideas to help make your next event a memorable one…

1. Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory – A World of Pure Imagination…

The death of the DJ – using Spotify at events

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Music is an essential ingredient to a good party, and if you’re trying to cut costs or can’t face a whole night listening to a cheesy disco DJ, for smaller parties I recommend Spotify. It’s the renaissance of the traditional pub jukebox. Using Spotify at an event will allow guests to search for songs they […]