How to Plan a Surprise Party

Rule number one – don’t do this. Everybody loves a surprise party, don’t they? Actually, no. No, they don’t. Some people bloody hate them, so, if you have the bright idea to arrange a surprise party for one of your nearest and dearest, make sure that it’s what they want, otherwise you could end up …

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Magician in Chester Performing at a 21st Birthday at the ABode Hotel (Event Case Study)

“John is absolutely amazing and fantastic.” As a 42-year-old magician in Chester, nothing makes me feel quite so old, unattractive and uncool as performing for a bunch of young twentysomethings…but I still love doing it anyway! On this occasion, I was booked to perform at the ABode Hotel in Chester – a very lovely hotel …

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In Defence Of Uncle Dave

“They’re ready for you now, Mr Magician…” “I’m really sorry about my Uncle Dave. He’s always like that…really embarrassing. I hope he didn’t give you too hard a time…” There’s an Uncle Dave at every party, wedding or corporate event. He’s the mickey taker, the Jack the lad or, as we magicians call them, “the …

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Event Planning Tip – A Bullet Point Task List Works Because:

It forces you to break ideas and projects into specific tasks.It helps clarify exactly how many things you have to do to get the job done.It’s easier to look at, rather than a page of random scribblings.Let’s be honest, the word “bullet” is just cool.You can clearly track your progress, as you tick off items.It’s …

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Wedding Planning Tip: Be Selfish!

If you’re getting married, you’re already probably suffering from overwhelm. I want to help you, but not in a “here’s 758 different blog posts you should read…NOW” kinda way. So, instead, here’s a quick wedding tip: Be selfish! Whose wedding day is it? Exactly, it’s YOUR wedding day. Too often I get a call from …

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