Wedded bliss starts with this…

Organising your own wedding?  To get your nuptials off to the calmest start, it’s smart to find yourself a friendly creative wedding planner who has loads of useful information on her website that you can use to create a stress-free run-up to your big day. So, well done, you’ve already saved yourself lots of time and hassle!  We are delighted that you have found our blog and we can help you get started … 

Walk through the wardrobe into Narnia

If you’ve long been a fan of the Narnia books, imagine you and your guests walking through this wardrobe and entering into your very own Narnia-themed celebration… Magical winter wonderlands make a brilliant setting for a Narnia-themed Bar/Bat Mitzvah, prom or wedding. Picture ice-white tables, chairs and linen, illuminated by gently glowing Victorian lamps. Shimmering lights are hung around the ceiling and illuminated spiral ice sculptures make attractive centrepieces for a stunning white and light-filled room.

Interesting Articles

While surfing on Google, Stumble Upon, Twitter and a variety of other locations we come across a variety of interesting articles to do with weddings, parties and corporate events. If it made a great impression, it has made it to our website to be shared with all our members (you can read the article by clicking the link): Happy Exploring !   How you choose to decorate your chuppah for your special day can really symbolise your relationship, home and individual personalities. This website has some fantastic ideas, have a look through for inspiration, don’t you agree – the driftwood chuppah would be perfect for an outdoor wedding or for something a little more rustic than traditional? http://www.smashingtheglass.com/chuppah/   Have you thought about how to decorate your wedding aisle yet?  Make a statement not only with flowers, but perhaps shells, pretty filled jars, candles and lanterns. Check out this great website for more inspiration: https://www.theknot.com/content/wedding-ceremony-decoration-ideas     If you need some ideas and inspiration for bar/bat-mitzvah gifts, check out this handy guide! A scrapbook of their life in photos and tales, or perhaps a family tree are lovely personal ideas. https://knoji.com/10-bar-mitzvah-and-bat-mitzvah-gift-ideas/     Food for thought! Plenty of mouth-watering menu ideas here to serve up at your child’s bar/bat-mitzvah: http://www.barbatmitzvahguide.com/stories/2013/5/bar_essentialfood_2013_bk_2013_5.html     Look at these wonderful, unique, custom made ketubah’s, so many lovely ideas of presenting your marriage certificate….what is yours going to look like? https://www.etsy.com/browse/weddings/paper-goods/ketubah       Wedding …

Expert Advice

Have you been feeling a bit overwhelmed with your wedding or celebration and just not sure where to turn? Do you have a question to ask and would really love some expert advice but concerned that you will feel obliged to commit to using their service and it may not fit into your budget! Well this is your opportunity to ask all those buring questions without any restraint or concern and get that expert advice you are after! Email idit@dashofsparkle.com (include in the title Expert Advice) and we will reply to your question as soon as we can. (Please note this page gets updated on a monthly basis, so please do return to check if your question has not been replied to yet)   Questions: 19. I get asked by many brides about what other food options they could offer their evening guests, as standard buffets become more and more dated. Here are some great ideas from fish and chip cones to hog roasts – have a read to get your taste buds going! 18. What do you think about a bride and groom asking for money as a wedding gift?  Would you be happy to give money if asked rather than choosing a gift from a list or choosing your own?  Jazzy 17. I really really want to get my H2B a lovely wedding day present. As he has given me the wedding of my dreams! I’m on a tight budget :(. He doesn’t wear jewellery, I have no …

Top Tips

If you are looking for ideas for your wedding or celebration then make sure to have a look through the suggestions below. This is a list of a variety of entertainers, party ideas and favors/gifts that I have found over the years which I thought are great and worth recommending. If you would like more information, to check availability or find out about pricing, please do get in touch either by email idit@dashofsparkle.com or call 020 8905 2908. Happy Exploring !   Adorable Money Box A beautiful christening gift for a girl or boy – a beautiful bone china money box so they can start saving those pennies! The money box’s can be personalised with the child’s name on the front and 4 lines of text on the back, a lovely gift to be treasured.     Baby Showers Baby Showers have always been popular over in the States but over recent years, more and more expectant mums in the UK are throwing a Baby Shower. It’s customary to bring along a gift so if you need some inspiration there are some lovely ideas here. I wish someone would have made me home cooked meals for a week, what a great idea!   Bat Mitzvah Ideas I love using Pinterest for ideas and inspiration.  It helps me with deciding what to create for my clients. Like this personalised Bat Mitzvah candle lighting menorah which we can now do in-house. You can find fantastic, creative Bat Mizvah …

Our top 6 venues for themed events

At Dash of Sparkle we specialise in creating incredible themed events and experiences that will leave your guests speechless… we do this with the best decor, entertainment, food and most importantly, the venue! Whatever your theme may be, we have created a helpful list of our top 6 venues in the local area, paying attention to the most popular Bar/Bat Mitzvah and wedding themes! Anyone can book a community hall and transform it up with decor, but we do so much more than that. We find a luxury venue that’ll bring your theme to life with a buzzing atmosphere and stunning surroundings.  

Your Event: Disaster or Triumph?

We’d like to paint you a picture – an event with and without an event planner. Imagining how it’ll all turn out is part of the excitement leading up to your event! But what if this special time is filled with worry and stress instead of fun and anticipation? Arranging everything yourself from flowers to catering can be demanding and time-consuming. An event planner doesn’t just take control of organising these important elements, they also act as the go-to person for any pre-event issues and questions you have. This month, rather than tell you how we can help you, we’re going to show you instead!

Discover your inner Carrie Bradshaw with a Sex and the City theme

“When life gets this confusing, there is only one thing to do: attend a fabulous party.” – Sex and the City Entering your 40s is a great reason to celebrate! Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda remind us all that you can look and feel fabulous no matter how old you are. The Sex and the City girls certainly know how to party, especially when it comes to birthdays! Our latest theme has been inspired by the sexy, fun and luxurious lifestyle they lead.

Unique entertainment ideas for an event without a DJ

We’re all familiar with the lively and fun atmosphere created by a DJ – they get everyone involved and there’s plenty of dancing and fun created with all the interactive novelties! But what if you don’t want a DJ at your event? This could be for many reasons such as preferring to have a daytime event, your child isn’t a fan of dancing, loud music or you are on a tight budget. Whatever the reason is, we can help you create a fun and unforgettable celebration without a DJ!

Dash of Sparkle’s guide to asking the right questions at a venue visit

Amongst the excitement, nerves and anticipation leading up to your event, there may be questions you forget to ask at the most important time – your venue visits! It’s normal to feel in awe at a beautiful venue and look at the gorgeous décor, gardens and function rooms, it can even feel overwhelming when there’s so much to take in and without experience, it isn’t easy to know what to ask. At Dash of Sparkle, we want to make sure you don’t miss a trick.