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.

You’ve got your orchestra, now to find the perfect conductor!

When you look at an orchestra, you’ll see talented violinists, drummers and pianists, all ready to give the performance of their lives. They have practised, perfected their part and shown up for the big day. But as talented as they are with their individual instruments, they won’t be able to create a magical breath-taking experience without the help of a conductor to bring it all together. To deliver an emotionally and physically phenomenal performance, the conductor is the most important part of any orchestra – they look after everyone and oversee the performance from start to finish.

Explore the possibilities with our free venue finding service

The exciting part has happened and you’ve started to brainstorm ideas for your event. You may have already got a colour scheme, guest list and planned an outfit, but what happens when it comes to the venue? Maybe you haven’t even started looking yet, or you may have trawled around several venues but none of them ticked all your boxes. On paper, it might seem straight forward to choose a venue as usually the first thing to consider is location. As the planning progresses, you’ll quickly realise that it’s about way more than that. If you don’t feel the venue has the wow-factor, it can be frustrating and disheartening.

Hip Hop Extravaganza

Planning a themed event for your son or daughter can be a great experience, but also lots of work! At Dash of Sparkle, we have the experience needed to create an exciting and unique event for everyone to enjoy. A hip hop extravaganza theme is perfect, there are so many options to make a fun, interactive event for the dance lover in your life!

Do you want a one-of-a-kind event that will exceed all your expectations?

Bringing spectacular ideas to life is our goal and together we can create an original, unique and exciting one-of-a-kind event. Do you have a specific theme in mind? We turn imagination into a reality. We can create the perfect backdrop for your event, from a Hollywood theme with a red carpet, a glittering disco ball and a fire and ice photo booth, to a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme dripping with purple decorations, a chocolate fountain and golden tickets. The sky is the limit.

3 Ways To Transform An Event With Lighting

This month we are going to show you three ways to transform an event with lighting. Event lighting is an amazing way to transform any venue from average to astonishing. More and more event planners are starting to offer lighting packages as a value-added service to clients. Professional lighting is essential to any event. Lighting is a relatively inexpensive way to create the stunning ambiance you need in the room. When planning a wedding, concert, or corporate meeting, lighting can instantly elevate any affair.

5 Most Popular Cocktails in the World – Why not have some of these at your next Simcha

We here at Dash of Sparkle are thinking why not make serving an alcoholic drink at your event an attraction. Many of today’s most popular cocktails are either variations of iconic drinks or based on old-fashioned tonics for. The formulas might have changed, the spirits have become more sophisticated and yet the delight of a tasty cocktail remains the same. From the cultured Apple Martini to the potent punch of a Zombie, there are plenty of well-known cocktails available for guests at your next event

Creative Ideas for the Perfect Parev Party

Parev: (Judaism) containing neither meat nor milk products, so fit for use with either meat or milk dishes. As many people know, Kosher meat is very expensive. Yet a wonderful Kosher spread needn’t contain meat, there are so many great alternatives these days which are not only stunning to look at, but easy on the budget too!  Here are our ideas for the perfect Parev party. With the availability of dairy free cheese and chocolate and the versatility of ingredients such as tofu and soya instead of meat and riches whip instead of cream, guests wouldn’t even notice the difference!

What dates do I need to AVOID when booking my Simcha?

No matter what religion you are, you’ll also want to be sensitive to the religious observances of your guests. Even if they are able to attend, they might be fasting, eating a restricted diet, or have other limitations that will prevent them from fully enjoying your event. So ensuring that you are choosing the best date possible will exclude any religious reasons for your guests to decline!

What questions to ask a Kosher caterer, other than the price!

When it comes to choosing a Kosher caterer, preparation is key! After all, what is it that most people remember about a special event – yes, the food! The food you offer your guests is one of the most important elements to any celebration, get that right and your guests will leave with full bellies and a smile on their face! We have come up with a list of useful questions to ask when meeting a potential kosher caterer and we hope that you find it useful too!

My favourite Kosher venues in North London and Hertfordshire

  When it comes to choosing the right Kosher venue for your event, there are so many things to consider. I have been lucky enough to visit some fantastic venues and have a few hidden gems for you below, in my list of favourite kosher venues in North London and Hertfordshire. These venues can be booked in conjunction with our Kosher packages, which include catering, centrepieces and on the day co-ordination.