Private Party Blog Posts

How to Choose an Entertainer

First, the good news: if you’re worried about your guests being bored, you’re in luck. There are many, many people who can solve that problem for you: Magicians. Comedians. Caricaturists. Musicians. Jugglers. Silhouette artists. Mind readers. Ceilidh acts. Kid storytime with Danny Dyer. Angle grinders. Sideshow acts. Strippers. Harpists. Formula 1 with Stevie Wonder. Mexican …

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Feeling Panicky and Stressed About Your Wedding or Event Planning? Do This!

Note: It’s not often I begin posts with the words, “I should tell you that I’m not a Doctor…”, but, with this one, I should. I’m not a Doctor. I’m a magician and a comedian. This means that, when I’m talking, there’s a good chance that I’m either lying or joking. So I repeat: I’M …

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More is Less

When you’re planning a wedding, corporate event or party, there’s a temptation to book as many things as possible – to fill every single second with something…ANYTHING – just to make sure that you have the best chance of pleasing everyone. (You already know where I’m going with this, don’t you?) Don’t be afraid to …

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Go With The “Safe Bet”

SAFETY FIRST! Because it’s not just for people we care about crossing the road, or for drunk people operating heavy machinery. It’s about looking after your guests too. When you’re looking for entertainment, it’s tempting to go with something “different”, “unique” or “unusual”, just to make a statement, but there’s a big danger with this …

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Don’t Shove Your Guest’s Faces in Your Armpit

There’s a reason that travellers don’t enjoy being stuck in an underground tube car in the middle of July. And it’s not because they’re worried about being late for work, or that they all have Siderodromophobia*. It’s because having your face in someone else’s sweaty armpit for an hour is bloody uncomfortable. If the trains …

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A Simple Way to Reduce Party Planning Stress

We’re often told that “there is no ‘i’ in ‘team’”. And, while that may be true, there are four in, ‘OMG! THIS PLANNING IS REALLY STRESSING ME OUT!” You don’t have to do it all on your own, and you shouldn’t. Here’s a “not-quite-so-fun-but-nevertheless-quite-true” fact: People don’t enjoy planning events, but they don’t mind helping …

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How To Have an Awesome Event – by Having a Terrible One

‘Paralysis by analysis’ is the scientific and calm way of saying, “OMG! I’m swamped. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HELP ME!!” If you’ve ever planned an event, you’ll no doubt have felt this. It’s the moment when you’re knee deep in origami books, looking for that perfect napkin fold (it’s ‘Diving swan with fully-splayed wings …

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