What to consider when choosing a great speaker for your event

Choosing the right speaker for your event is a crucial ‘make or break’ moment that will either help you to create a stand out event that everyone wants to attend, or a conventional event that struggles to sell tickets. Here is our list of things to consider when choosing the best speaker for your event so they excite, inspire and keep all attendees attention throughout their presentation or talk! Define your aims Start off by defining your aims. Speakers come from all different backgrounds with different experiences and expertise. Each speaker can offer delegates a range of messages and lessons meaning that no motivational speech will ever be the same. Think about what the aim of the event is, and then find a speaker who will fulfill that aim to pull of an amazing event. By starting with the aims, the speaker can be chosen to align directly to this, rather than a name plucked from stories heard of the speaker. Budget When planning a corporate event such as a conference, it all comes down to staying on budget. This means you should know what your budget is for your guest speaker. You should find out and consider what the going rate is for a high quality keynote speaker so that you can give yourself a better idea of the costs and what you can achieve within your budget. By doing so, you will pull off a great event, without breaking the …

Epic list of great team building ideas

Team building activities are a great way to thank your staff for all their hard work and making them feel part of the team. It’s an opportunity to help your staff feel more connected. Working together to solve challenges will help everyone feel in sync with one another as well as enhance efficiency and team work. Team building is a great way to learn more about fellow colleagues on a more personal level.  All these elements are very important to ensure a successful productive team that can help your company grow from strength to strength, which will also help with any seminars, conferences and exhibitions that you will have in the future. Here are our top 9 team building activities that increase motivation and promote cooperation, whilst your team is having a lot of fun! (To find out more about these activities, click on the photo) Outdoor Adventure Adventure days are your team’s chance to hit the pause button. Mental and physical challenges will cement bonds and improve key skills. Add fresh forest air and laughs aplenty, and you’ve got the essential tonic for any hardworking team. From leaping off Tarzan Swings to solving giant puzzles, an active day in the forest is a brilliant solution for your team building day. Chocolate Making Everyone loves chocolate… but have you ever tried making it? Well you’ve won the golden ticket! You’ll be shown how to create some delectable chocolate delights by a …

5 Innovative catering ideas for your next event

Everyone wants delicious food that looks like a piece of art on the plate, but why not take your catering to the next level? Surprise your guests with something unexpected, a bit of fun or mystery… for some great catering ideas on how to make your next corporate or private event really exciting make sure to read our 5 top tips below.

Jewish gifts

Jewish Gifts

There are so many lovely Jewish festivals and Simcha’s we get to celebrate every year with family and friends. A special Simcha where we get to have fun, enjoy great entertainment and delicious Kosher food. Apart from planning and organising these events, one of the most popular questions we get asked are for suggestions of unique Jewish gifts ideas! There are so many traditional Jewish gifts like Kosher chocolates, flowers, Shabbat candles, a Siddur or Challah cover but we wanted to find some gifts that have something a little more unique, make it more meaningful and really special for the person receiving the gift. Have a look at Dash of Sparkle’s helpful list of our top 10 favourite Jewish gifts perfect for a Bar/ Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings, Brit Milah or even a gift to give for a Friday night dinner or one of the high holy days like Rosh Hashanah, Pesach! Let us know what you think  🙂 

Wedded bliss

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. You are off to a great start!

Sci fi backdrop

For a party that’s simply out of this world

Whether your Bnei Mitzvah is in to outer space, Sci-Fi books, or Star Wars, we can theme your event with lots of special touches which you and your guests will absolutely love; creating a party atmosphere and making it a night to remember.  For outer space parties, you can have lots of fun!

Narnia

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, Christmas party, 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.

summer party

Exciting ideas for a themed summer party

If you’ve decided to hold your event in summer, there’s never a better time to start planning. Finding inspiration for your summer party can be tricky, especially if it happens to be cold and snowing outside! A summer party is ideal for Bar/Batmitzvah’s, birthdays and graduations. This versatile theme can be made up of colourful decor, alfresco dining and a DJ playing classic summer tunes. 

January blues

Beat the January blues with colourful themed ideas

January is a month that could really do with brightening up! Short days, cold weather and winter clothes make us feel miles away from the fun and colour of summer. Dash of Sparkle are bringing you fun themed ideas to beat the January blues and inspire your next event. The ideal theme for transforming a blank canvas venue, colour can be added to every aspect of your décor. From pastels to rainbow shades, there’s no limit to the colours you can use. Depending on your taste, a colourful theme can be made up of traditional colourful balloons, banners and centrepieces, or you can incorporate LED lighting around the room and as part of your entertainment or food stations.