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.

Casino Royale themed party

Choosing an event planner for your Casino Royale themed party

Choosing an event planner means that you can relax and enjoy the evening, knowing that the important elements are being taken care of. With the anticipation leading up to the event, inspiration can be hard to find, which is why we’ve got a few ideas to help you along the way. We take themed parties to the next level. Don’t settle for over-used sports or music themes, let us inspire you with a brand new idea for your next event. Kick off the party with a Casino Royale theme!

Expert Advice

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 bursting questions without any restraint or concern and get that expert advice you are after!

Top Tips

If you are looking for ideas for your wedding or celebration then make sure to have a look through the top tips below. This is a list of a variety of entertainers, party ideas and favours/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 !

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 for themed events, 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!

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.