Private Party Blog Posts

How to Have a Crap Party (and Why You Definitely Should!)

I think we can all agree that hosting a party is a stressful time. There’s so much to get right – the ambience, the food, drink, combination – and numbers – of guests, music and entertainment. It’s like spinning plates. Only if those plates are in different countries… …and covered in explosives… …whilst on fire… …

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How to Light Up a Party!

NOTE: I originally wrote this during the summer, when it’s light for approximately 28 hours of the day and no one is Googling “How to light up a party?”. Like I said, approximately. Summer evenings make for a great party atmosphere. Even on the hottest days, it’s cool enough to be outside, relaxing and socialising. …

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5 Things you NEED to do to get People to Participate in Charity/Fundraising Events

Sometimes, trying to muster up volunteers, sponsors and participants for charity or fundraising events can be like pulling teeth. “The economy’s bad, sorry but I can’t this month” “I’ve already given/donated/helped out on three other fundraisers today. I don’t have time.” “mi camello está en llamas. Por favor, ¿puedes tomarme un té acogedor y un …

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The House Party Checklist

So you’ve decided to throw a house party. ARE YOU MAD??? WHAT WERE YOU THINKING OF??? Being the perfect house party host is stressful and though there are tactics you can use to make your party planning life easier, it’s still going to be a lot of work. Hard, taxing work. Of course, some things …

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Event Planners and Party Organisers

Planning an event is hard work. Even if it’s not your career, just arranging a “small intimate” gathering for your friends can turn into one of the more stressful events of your life. What you need are some decent event planning habits. Sure, you can make your life easier and less stressful with some hints …

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Why You Should NEVER Book a “Cheap, Local Magician Near Me”

“Hey Siri, please can you search for a cheap, local magician near me?” There are lots of things that can SEEM important when booking entertainment or a magician for your event. Things like, what tricks does he/she do? Where is she based? Is she full-time or part-time? These things seem like they’re important; that they …

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“What do you Need to Perform as a Table or Close Up Magician?”

UPDATED: 20TH APRIL 2018 The vast majority of bookings I get from clients is for what they often refer to as “table magic”, or, rather confusingly, “close up hand magic” (I’m not quite sure what that is, but it sounds very invasive!). Either way, most clients ask if I can perform between courses of the …

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