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!

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.

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!

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.