Private Party Blog Posts

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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It Ain’t What You Do…

“It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it” – Bananarama (SPOILER ALERT: I’m going to share a recent testimonial below!) Booking an entertainer is very simple: You find an entertainer you like You book them They turn up and do their thing The process is simple, but, like navigating the streets …

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How to Get Peace of Mind

If you’re booking entertainment for your event a year or two in advance, you’ll be wanting some peace of mind. Peace of mind is a simple concept to understand. It’s a scale of trust. It’s free, but not easy. Peace of mind comes, not through the work you’re paying someone to do, but more through …

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Look at the Big Picture

When you think about that great wedding you went to a few years ago, you probably don’t remember the colour of the napkins or who split an infinitive during the wedding speech. It’s the same with that awesome corporate event you had last year. It wasn’t the layout of the room or how many appetisers …

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What Do You Want?

People are rarely in the mood to be fooled. How many times have you said, “you know what? I really fancy going out tonight and having the shit fooled out of me!” “I fancy a good laugh!” – yes. “I really wanna dance” – yes (though, thankfully, not me – have you seen my “moves”?). …

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Why You Don’t Need a Magician

You heard right. Sometimes, a magician ISN’T the perfect solution for your event. God, this is terrible marketing on my part… Here’s the truth, if you’re planning a wedding or corporate event and you notice lots of gaps during the day – times when there is nothing going on – times when you’re REALLY worried …

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