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.

Discover your dream event with our brand new Discovery Day

Have you just got engaged? Is it your son or daughter’s Bat/Bar mitzvah or your 50th wedding anniversary? We’re all familiar with the initial excitement of planning an event – searching for the perfect venue, choosing a colour scheme or theme, shopping for outfits and sampling delicious menus – but what happens when you lose inspiration? There are bound to be so many questions going through your head that you don’t know where to start. It may be that you’re struggling to juggle event planning with your other commitments, or you haven’t found the right venue with that wow-factor. Whatever it is, Dash of Sparkle can help turn your frustration into amazement!

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Feel like a celebrity with a Hollywood themed event

When you think of Hollywood, you may imagine a grand venue, glittering decorations and a red carpet. At Dash of Sparkle, we can bring these ideas to life and create a show-stopping Hollywood themed event for any occasion. A great way to create the atmosphere as the guests walk into the room is with a Hollywood themed seating plan. Each guest is given celebrity status on the red carpet. No Hollywood party would be complete without a real red carpet, paparazzi and cameras! First impressions are important and your guests will feel extra special arriving at your event in style. 

Amazing edible fun ideas to bring a Dash of Sparkle to your event

As much as we all love traditional party food – finger sandwiches, celebration cake and crisps and dips, there’s a whole world of unique flavours to be discovered. At Dash of Sparkle, we go the extra mile to find new and exciting food and drink to delight your guests at your next event. With so much to choose from and costs of catering to consider, we’ve got some great edible fun ideas to spark your imagination and make planning your event a fun and unforgettable experience.

Discover a sweet sensation with a candyland theme

A candyland theme is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth and a love of bright colours. Your venue can be transformed into a scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with chocolate fountains, life-size sweets, a candy-themed cake and vibrantly coloured décor. Adults and children alike will love the fun element, and there’s no limit to what you can create with Dash of Sparkle’s help!

Amazing ideas for a comic book party theme

Does your son or daughter love comics? The idea of superheroes and the super-natural is often a big hit with kids, whether they can’t wait to read the latest addition of their favourite comic or are glued to the TV screen when Spiderman comes on. Incorporating a comic theme into a Bar/Bat mitzvah, birthday party or other special event is easier than you’d think! There are so many options with a comic book party theme that’ll create a colourful and inviting space for you and your guests to enjoy.

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!