Fun Games to Make Your Hen Night Special

While a majority of brides is eager to step into the love life, some still wish one last whoop before walking down the aisle to their husbands-to-be. The hen party is a night of freedom or an escapade of the bride’s last night being single. This party is hosted in a vibrant hen night venue where bride-to-be and girls can enjoy a couple of drinks while playing some interesting games. From beautify the bride to truth or dare; here are some of the popular games that help the bride to enjoy her last night as a bachelorette.

Beautify the Bride
Have you ever tried to give someone a makeover with blind eyes? It sounds offbeat. However, this game is just like that. The bride-to-be is seated on a chair in the middle of the space. Every girl takes her turn to put on some amount of the makeup (i.e. foundation, lipstick and other cosmetics). Unfavourably, the girl carrying out the makeover must be wearing a blindfold. The results are extremely amusing.

Pass the Parcel
As the name suggests, this hen night game involves passing the parcel. This game makes the party more lively, as it involves some crazy prizes and risqué challenges. For prizes, consider night out party whistle, drunk and disorderly labels, bride-to-be award ribbon, and gaga glasses. Some daring challenges to consider are hug random men, kiss a stranger or a solo performance in the club.

Forbidden Words
Forbidden words game is also a childhood game with a lot of adult twist. All you need to do is prepare a small list of words that are banned for everyone during the event, like a bride, honey, or possibly more indecent words. Fix a “fine” for using the forbidden words, like taking certain types of shots or performing a solo dance on any random song. Make sure to forbid the most common words to enjoy penalties a plenty. To make the unforgettable hen party experience, it is advisable to determine the “fines” as amusing, and embarrassing, as possible.

Truth or Dare Games
A quite popular in hen night, truth, or dare is another game set to embarrass the bride-to-be. Just before starting the game, all the hens write a dare or naughty question for her to do or answer through the entire night. Usually, the questions asked in a truth part may revolve around marriage or relationship topics to respect the wedding-theme of the event. The ‘dares’ can be anything depending upon the hen in attendance. There is generally no winner or loser in the game, however, the bride is awarded with a prize or something memorable for all her efforts and embarrassments.

Make your hen night a memorable one with these fun games. You can also share your embarrassing and interesting stories with the bride to make the evening go with a bang.

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London Venues with a View

What makes a perfect backdrop? It’s the panoramic views from the floor-to-ceiling windows enhancing the setting like icing on the cake. And when you have venues capturing the panorama of spectacular London skyline, why to look for regular halls? Festive season is already on with plenty of parties lined up. If you’re up for a revel, host your party this year at one such venue. The stunning backdrop will definitely make your event the talk of the town. If sky-high views are high on your wish list when looking for a venue, here are the best ones:
Glaziers Hall
Sitting next to Thames near London Bridge, this stylish yet sophisticated Glaziers Hall is sure to win the heart of your guests. Take your carousels in the stunning River Room and sweep your guests off their feet with windows capturing a breath-taking panorama of Thames and landmarks like St Paul’s Cathedral and Gherkin. Enjoy watching the cruisers sail by as you sip your favourite cocktail. As the evening approaches and the city lights turn on, London looks no less than Paris – romantic and serene. To ensure that your event doesn’t fall short of high-tech facilities, the venue provides AV equipment and a lot more.
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Grange City Penthouse
A stone’s throw away from Thames, Grange City Penthouse is ideal for private parties and small gatherings. The penthouse is equipped with state-of-the art facilities and boasts stunning 360º panorama of London spanning London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Tower of London. Whoop it up here with up to 80 guests with all the panache that elite events call for. Designer furniture, privacy, and five star facilities, what else do you want?
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C and B Canary Wharf
C and B Canary Wharf is a perfect party space offering an unrivalled location with river scene right in front of you. Al fresco seating makes it perfect for summer events whilst make the most of winter frost in the cosy indoor space with hot chocolate. Watch Greenwich lit up during Xmas, countdown to New Year overlooking Fireworks, or watch the boats and cruisers come back in to dock. The supreme location of this high-style low-price venue allows such unique experiences to guests. The venue can easily seat up to 150 guests in reception style.
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Tower 42
Inside a lux skyscraper in London, Tower 42 venue is located on 24th floor, offering an unparalleled vista of London including landmarks like Gherkin right next to it. Any of its seven function rooms for hire will leave your guests uttering “Wow.” If you’re planning a corporate event, this high-tech venue is well-equipped with broadband connection, sky satellite, LCD projector, plasma screen, and a lot more to ensure that your event runs smoothly.
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40|30
Talking about London’s skyline and not mentioning Gherkin is criminal. St Mary Axe., popularly known as Gherkin or 40|30 is an iconic modern structure in London offering its 39th and 40th floor spaces for hire. What better than partying 180 meters high above the ground beneath a glass dome with sweeping views of London? Weddings receptions, cocktails, corporate parties, launches, whatever is the occasion;40|30 is the place to celebrate it.
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HQS Wellington
A pretty vessel anchored in the heart of London, HQS Wellington is perfect to celebrate any occasion in naval style. Its iconic location allows creative themed parties like Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, Starry Starry Night, Under the Sea, Pirates Party, and a lot more. It can easily sail over Thames with up to 220 guests. Hire the Al fresco Quarterdeck or indoor Court Room, this floating gem has 5 varied venue choices. The glimmering panorama of Thames and the city serves as a perfect backdrop.
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These luxurious venues never disappoint when it comes to views and backdrop. Make sure to consider these venues for your next event in London.

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Indian Wedding in London

Indian weddings are grandiose and quite popular among non-Indians too. Traditional Hindu weddings are glorious ceremonies that call for lavish preparations, from the beautiful ethnic bridal wear to the grand procession of the groom (baraat) to the wedding venue. Arranging such an impressive affair in London can be a challenge especially if you’re keen to go beyond the décor. But here, you’ll find all ideas, from decorations to traditions and entertainment.
Bridal Attire
Ever wondered what makes Indian weddings so popular across the globe? It’s the rich colours and ornate fabrics that give a festive vibe, making it a popular choice as a wedding theme. A celestial marital ceremony is revelled in the most celebratory manner like that of a queen. Bridal attire has to be something eye-catching. As per the tradition, the most popular bridal dress is not to mention “lehenga.” It’s a midriff baring blouse coupled with an embroidered flaring skirt. Although the traditional colours are supposed to be red or pink coupled with rich green, gold,o r blue but if you’re a blushing bohemian bride, there’s nothing wrong with choosing an ivory or white lehenga.

White is becoming exceedingly popular amongst modern brides. Amalgam of modern and traditional, west and the east is the best you can have on your wedding day. An off-white lehenga with golden zari embroidery or a red velvet lehenga with golden embellishment, whatever is your choice, you’re sure turn heads. As far as jewellery is concerned, Kundan or Polki Jewellery is really in vogue. Intricate gold designs studded with uncut diamonds in different shapes, these jewel pieces will make you glow as you walk down to your groom.
The Baraat Procession
Imagine the groom making a grand entry at the wedding venue on an embellished white horse followed by dancers, drummers, Bollywood brass band, and baraatis (guests). This formal procession is called “baraat”. You can even hire elephant to make your entry grander and we assure you’ll feel no less than a king. If you want to reach to your partner in style when having an Indian wedding in London, wedding-horse.co.uk is sure to help you.

Wedding Venue
Finding an Indian wedding venue in London can be daunting as some décor additions are needed to conduct a few rituals. However, some venues have the colour scheme, décor, and the royal feel needed for an Indian wedding reception and ceremony. When talking of Indian weddings, two venues that top the list are Gibson Hall and Grange St. Paul’s Wren Suite. Look at the image below and you’ll know why. We further bring you Top Indian and Hindu Wedding Venues in London. You may select from the list of 8 handpicked spaces for conducting authentic traditional ceremonies in London. You may further navigate through London’s best Asian Wedding Venues and have your pick!
Decorations and Lighting
To make your wedding even majestic, create an enchanting setting with Indian decorations and colours. Here are some ideas to kick-start.

Colour Scheme
Indian wedding typically features bright colours like red, orange, gold, yellow, green, and blue. Gold and red always remains a popular combination for wedding décor. Drape silk red curtains across the place to create a luxurious look.
The Stage
Indian weddings have a stage with two ornate thrones for the bride and groom to sit. Right on the stage is performed the “jaimala” ceremony, where the bride and groom greet each other with an ornate flower leis. This ceremony reflects that the couple pledges to show respect to each other for throughout their lives. Once this ritual is over, people congratulate the couple and give out gifts.

Décor Additions
Decorate the settees with silk sashes and place golden embroidered cushions on them. And make sure to hang strings of flower garlands from one end of the room to another. To make striking table centrepieces, use double-delight roses, orange lilies, and purple orchids.
The Mandap
Mandap is a temporary covered structure with pillars where the “saat phere” ritual is performed without which a Hindu wedding is incomplete. Under the structure, the bride and groom chant hymns as dictated by the priest and exchange vows in front of the ceremonial fire. Later they take 7 rounds around the holy fire. In first three rounds, the groom follows the bride and in the next four, the groom leads. Once the rounds are over, the groom puts vermilion in the bride’s parting of the hair and a gold chain with black beads called “mangal sutra” around her neck. And to make all this happen, an embellished mandap is needed. Exquisite mandaps are available for hire in London in different designs, from floral to royal.

Themes
India gives you plenty of wedding themes to play with. To take things up a notch, make sure you include some Indian elements in your wedding details. Think about having a peacock wedding. Or how about incorporating some traditional Indian motifs like parrot, leaf, lotus, creeper, paisley, and even tiger? From the regal wedding to the flower bliss, choices are endless.
Entertainment
Once the groom enters into the reception site, the bride’s side ushers in the groom with a lot of fanfare and drama. Those with deep pocket don’t refrain from inviting signers like Akon. From aerial performances to fire dance, Indian weddings are taking entertainment to a whole new level. Stand-up comedians are becoming a big hit amongst wedding guests and you know London has many. Finding wedding entertainment options in London is not a problem; however, if you want a quintessentially Indian night, why not hire Bollywood dance troupes in London.
Wedding Photography
It would be criminal to not capture the special wedding moments. And to create everlasting memories with photos, you need to hire a professional Indian wedding photographer in London. But don’t worry, we have already done the research for you. J Dhillon will surely exceed your expectations capturing the essence of every touching moment, helping you treasure it forever. And make sure you check the portfolio of The VIP Studio, widely recognized for Indian and Asian wedding photography in London.

If you’re keen to plan a traditional Indian wedding ceremony in London, these ideas are sure to help making it the most memorable day of your life.

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London Party Venues for Engagement Drinks

Set the stage right for your D-Day, by throwing a spectacular engagement party!

Nothing is better than having a hip and chic engagement party with your near and dear ones before the Big Day carousel. While you would be far too overwhelmed and preoccupied during the wedding, your engagement party is still one thing you can actively enjoy. Besides, we at Thecitycollection.org have got all the provisions in place to make help you create a magical and memorable engagement night. Let’s keep it simple and chic shall we? Okay, perhaps not simple, but quite chic for sure. Pick from a range of rooftop venues, posh West End Bars and other invigorating spaces, to host a jubilant engagement celebration in London.

And obviously, we will not leave it just at this suggestion. For your convenience, we have further shortlisted the most happening engagement party spaces in London. Below we shall discuss some of the top engagement party halls and bars in London. Get in to groove! Celebrate the occasion with crisp drinks and good music. Celebrate in style at any of the following alternatives.

1. Milk Bar - Amber
Fancy a trip to the stars? Celebrate your celestial future life inside the Milk Bar perfectly ornamented like Milky Way. Innumerable stars from the universe come to be a part of the celebrations, as you opt for this dynamic bar venue. Stunning white couches and silvery lighting, combined with matt white walls and glossy black floor make you feel you’re one with the night-sky. Nestled next to the Moorgate Station, Milk Bar is located right inside Amber Bar that also offers a Groovy Wonderland for hire. Don’t wait any longer! Hold your engagement party right in the centre of Milky Way, by reserving this space now.
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2. Hawaii Venue
Celebrate your togetherness in Hawaiian style at this Bar in London. Complete with a tiki-inspired interior, two warriors guarding the door, wooden bridge, and matted walls, Hawaii Bar really takes an event experience to a whole new level. Fresh flowers and lush plants create the perfect hula ambience that one wants. Cocktails are served in style in coconut shells with an umbrella, enhancing an extraordinary experience. Host an engagement party with a dash of difference by choosing this exclusive space.
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3. DM St Pauls
Truly a hidden gem, DM St Pauls is known for serving enticing cocktails in an excellent style. Lying in the heart of the City, the bar offers awesome table service. Along with the main bar downstairs, the venue has a typical Suite Bar upstairs. Whatever your engagement party requirements are, the venue has an experienced staff to meet and well exceed your expectations. Contact us now for more details!
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4. Tuttons
Overlooking Covent Garden Piazza, Tuttons is a perfect restaurant to take your guests for fine dining. With a colour scheme of maroon, ivory, and brunet, the venue boasts quixotic yet urbane character. Enjoy the leather upholstery, lip-smacking bar snacks, and bespoke drinks here in this stylish setting. Host your engagement drinks and dinner party here, and ensure and eclectic time for everyone. Enquire now for further details.Enquire Now................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
5. Members Club
This swanky and ritzy club is all set to host a lively engagement party for you. Nestled right in the beating heart of London, near St Paul’s Cathedral, Members Ten venue has a history of hosting lavish gatherings. With ambient lighting creating a spectacular rainbow view, the venue ensures a perfect celebratory atmosphere. For an engagement party that spells panache, enquire for this venue now!
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6. The City Penthouse
How about a penthouse party in London? If your guest list is small, the City Penthouse is a stylish venue to really take things up a notch. A stone’s throw from Thames, it boasts 360° views of popular landmarks like Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, and London Eye. Enjoy a hip party against a fascinating backdrop at this stylish penthouse located inside The City Hotel, a five star property in London. Except nothing less than the highest standards of luxury while you choose to host your engagement party here!
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The British Capital is not short of ritzy places to host your engagement party and leave the guests dazzled. Choose one of the enigmatic party venues in London and you won’t regret the choice. Contact us for any assistance and our team shall be with you at every step along the way.

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Themed Parties and Events at Grocers Hall

It’s truly a delight to host an event in the historic setting of Grocer’s Hall dating back to 1426. And when the venue has partnered with EMG events, you’re sure to have a fantastic event experience. Whether you need to strengthen client relationships, bring your workforce together, or just host a memorable event, Grocers Hall has a theme planned for you. From Murder Mystery to Diamonds Quest, there’s something for everyone. Here are the top five themed parties that will get the ball rolling.

Murder Mystery
What better to complement an evening meal than a spectacle of a murder and subsequent investigation falling in between courses? The grand setting of the hall intensifies the mystery and intrigue. It’s really up to your guests whether they can unfold the mystery with the clues provided. Insider tip: asking the right question to the right person will help! To complicate the whole thing, the actors will remain in character. The event includes clue packs, actors, lead host, 3 course dinner, sparkling wine, venue hire, digital camera for each team, and a lot more.

Diamond Quest
Get a fascinating insight into the world of diamonds with this creative themed party at Grocers. The Crown Jeweller will unfold how diamonds are tested for fakes and quite unusual stories about hand-crafted jewellery. Your guests will get to use the tools and real diamond testing machines during the evening. The highlight of the event is the grand competitive finale the winner of which will be awarded with a ¾-carat diamond to take home. What a party favour, isn’t it?

Stocks and Shares
Quite an interactive and mind-blogging theme, the guests will be provided with an amount of money to invest keeping an eye on the stock market that keeps rising and falling. The latest share prices and mews will be shared through a big screen on the basis of which the guests have to make their business strategy. Insider tip: don’t put all the eggs in one basket. And keeping in view that an empty stomach leads to an empty mind, the venue offers champagne on arrival, a full Canapé menu, and unlimited beer to get your mind racing.

The Grocer’s Quest
The Grocers Hall has proudly been a part of London’s rich history since 14th century and the venue in itself has hidden quite a few secrets behind its walls. Based on the rich history of the hall, the teams will be sent on a quest through the streets of London where they’ll come across many people who may help or hinder. Guests will have to use their logic, solving skills, and most importantly, teamwork to unveil the secret buried for over 600 years. Tea, coffee, fork buffet, beer, and wine will ensure you have a fulfilling experience.

Leonardo’s Quest
Not only for his art, was Leonardo Da Vinci was also popular for his cryptography (techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties). A shocking mystery awaits your arrival at Grocers Hall that will take you from the hall into the city to reveal the truth. Gear up to meet some interesting characters that will provide clues or set challenges to uncover the truth. At the end the teams will come together to use the information they have gathered to unveil the mystery. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

Choose any of these themed party entertainments to make your next event an engaging, interesting, and productive one in London.

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Tea Party Ideas in London

Tea parties are quite common in London from the Georgian times. What would a tea party be without those scones with clotted cream, cupcakes, sandwiches, and of course, tea? You need not toss out the traditional favourites but you can definitely give a twist to the traditional tea parties. All you need are a few details and a theme as the centre to use all them. Whether you want a whimsical setting like a fantasyland or take your guests back in time, any setting can be brought to life at your party. Here are the themes to give an unusual twist to a usual party space in London.
Vintage Tea Party
Nothing can match the elegance of a traditional Vintage tea party, if done with excellence. Perhaps Duchess of Bedford’s afternoon tearoom would have looked something like this. You have to create the same look! Ivory, gold, coral, rustic aqua and dusty rose are the colours of the day. Arrange a breath-taking table scape with an intricate lacy tablecloth in ivory and gold tones and serve tea in vintage china complete with flowery patterns and gold carving. To complete the look, hire a gold or silver cupcake stand and matching cutlery. Ice the cake with a flower centrepiece in a long vase and candelabras to give the Victorian vibe. To take it to a whole new level, look for a wood panelled livery hall for hire and decorate the setting with vintage paintings in gold frames. And make sure everyone dresses in Victorian attires complete with lace detailing, finger wave hairstyle, and Victorian steam punk hats.
French Tea Party
Who says ladies can’t have pretty tea parties? If you don’t want to “think pink”, this pretty theme is a nice alternative. Visual presentation is the key. Get your guests saying Oh la la! With sophisticated Parisian, colour palette of pink, white, and black. Set up a French bistro style setting with metal Effie Tower centrepieces, pretty ribbons, and pink and red flower arrangements in bon china. Along with sandwiches, cupcakes, and scones, add almond meringue, chocolate éclairs, and Jasmine tea with pink rose sugar cubes, and multi-coloured macaroons in your menu. Serve them in glass cloche shaped as bells and silver tea trays and cups. Tea tradition in France goes back to 1600s when tea parties were usually dress-up events. Make sure you complete your Parisian look with hat and gloves.
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Throw your very own Mad Hatter tea party this time! Take your party outside in the garden and ask everyone to not be late for a very important date. Turn your party space into the magical wonderland. Set up large tables and decorate them with clock, playing cards, giant flowers, butterfly centrepieces, bottles with “drink me” labelled on them, vintage keys, and bon china. Place mismatched teapots, cups, and saucers to make things look extraordinary. Make sure to dress right for the party. Mad Hatter, rabbits, the Queen of Hearts, Alice, Humpty Dumpty, and Cards, costume ideas are endless. You just have to be creative. Scones, cupcakes, chocolate clocks, edible candles, and eat me biscuits will be enough to satiate the sweet tooth of the guests. For more ideas on Alice in Wonderland themed party, click here.

Any of these themes will turn a usual occasion into a festive gathering. Next time you host a party in London, make sure to choose one of these themes.

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How to Plan a Corporate Awards Ceremony in London

Corporate awards ceremonies are best way to underline your employees’ achievements. Whether it is a casual boardroom presentation or a thrilling black tie affair, the main objective of the event is to appreciate your employees. The City of London features a range of award venues where you can plan a successful corporate event as per your requirements. Go beyond just refreshments and long speeches to motivate your employees at corporate awards venues London.

Use these tips and ideas to organise a memorable corporate awards ceremony in the City. The ideal way to organise a corporate event in London is to divide it into smaller tasks.

Hire a Venue
Hire a venue at least a month prior to your corporate event. This helps you to arrange everything as per your requirements. Most corporate venues in London offer excellent support team, who work with you to plan everything. This team also helps you in arranging food, seating, and decorating tables for the event. But, before taking help from the in-house team do discuss about the cost for their services. Staying within a pre-defined budget always helps when planning a corporate awards event in London.

The Décor
Once you finalise the venue and entertainers, it is time to decorate for the ceremony. If you plan to have dinner before the awards, then arrange centrepieces for the tables. Hire top florists in the city to create some spectacular centrepieces for your tables. Most award venues in London offer basic linens and covers for your tables. Rent these decorative items from them to create a stunning ceremony for your employees.

And The Awards Goes To
Create a list of award recipients. Ask if they wish to bring a guest along with them or not. Seat these award recipients and their guests near the stage. Run through the names of award recipients with your announcer prior to the ceremony to avoid any mispronunciations. Use latest audiovisual aids to give a personal touch to your ceremony.

Think of some unique ideas on how you will present the awards. Have a presenter for the first recipient, and then ask the recipient to announce the second one. If you wish to give a lifetime achievement award, then line up speakers to honour the recipient. You can even think of adding an attention-seeking theme to your ceremony.

These distinctive ideas will enable you to plan a successful corporate awards event in London. Book your venue in advance and have best catering to keep your guests excited throughout the ceremony.

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14 Decoration Ideas to Welcome 2014

Goodness, where has the year gone? And that time is here to plan hearty New Year parties with friends and family. You must be wondering, “How do I style my New Year party this year”. A black and white party on your mind? It looks elegant but not festive! This year, make sure your party decorations scream “merry”! And a few décor details can help you achieve that look.

  • Centrepieces don’t have to be over-the-top! Have waste glass bottles? Stuff them with gold light strings and put them in the centre of the tables – festive and equally stylish.
  • How about suspended chandeliers? Sprinkle gold glitters on paper, cut out stars in different s, and glue them on threads of different lengths. Then attach these threads to a ring and your suspended chandelier is ready.
  • Drinks, dance, dinner, and then the countdown? Don’t make things too obvious. Instead, give your guests face masks and boas and let them have a mysterious ball first. It always adds a sense of intrigue in the party making it even more fun.
  • Light it up this year! Instead of streamers, this year use strings of lights across the room to decorate.
  • New Year party is incomplete without glittery hats and noisemakers so make sure to place them on tables. They’ll work as decorations too.
  • Fill the ambience with gold. Not the real gold of course but with gold colour. Tie gold ribbons at the leg of the chairs and use gold chair sashes. Sprinkle gold confetti on tables.
  • Use your Christmas decorations for New Year too. Gold and silver candelabras and little pinecone Christmas trees can be used as centrepieces.
  • Fill margarita glasses, champagne glasses, or apothecary jars with pearls, streamers, Christmas ornamental balls, or star wire garlands.
  • Let some black and gold balloons float on the ground freely. Put confetti in the balloons to add more surprise if they’re popped.
  • If you’re hosting the party outdoors, arrange fireworks if allowed in your premises. If you can’t arrange a fireworks display, use a lot of confetti as it’s illusive of fireworks.
  • Make the final countdown a little more interesting by using clocks in your decoration. If you don’t want to use them as centrepieces, get circular prints of the clocks and glue them under the glass plates. Place these clock plates on tables.
  • Use yellow lights instead of white. You’ll get to use white lights throughout the year. This is the time of the year when you can use yellow bulbs that look brighter, sexier, and much more elegant.
  • You have no idea how champagne bottles can work as amazing decorative accents. Whether place them in glass ice buckets or around the party space, Champagne gives a celebratory vibe.
  • To enhance the décor, choose a theme like Glow in the Dark party. Purchase glow in the dark stars, sticks, wrist bands, glasses, and costumes to keep things fun.

Decorating for New Year is easy and anyone can do it with a little bit of planning and some amazing ideas in mind. Get your creative horses racing and plan a perfect New Year bash this year.

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Vintage Wedding Ideas in London

Vintage never goes out of fashion and is still a favourite theme amongst Brit brides. Whimsical, romantic, nostalgic, rustic, and what not, vintage has all the elements needed to pull together a memorable wedding. Whether you want to add just a few retro touches or go over the top, we have plenty of ideas for you to choose from. And planning your wedding in London means you have all things vintage at hand. So, just put your thinking cap on and start looking for details that can make your vintage wedding even more magical.

The Gatsby Glamour

Add that Gatsby glamour to your wedding with a beautiful vintage dress and make heads turn as you walk down the aisle. And choosing a vintage wedding dress is not that difficult as long as you know what and where to look for. What make a dress vintage are the little details like lace teamed with pearl and paste brooch accents. But a long lacy gown is not the only choice you have. Go for a vintage inspired frock (yes, no lengthy skirt in the way while you dance the night away). Make fifties prom style your choice with a pastel tulle dress and it doesn’t have to be purely white. How about an ivory or beige dress? But vintage doesn’t always mean 50s, you can go as far as Victorian styles. An off-shoulder Victorian corset wedding dress with a full skirt is sure to win hearts. To vintage up your wedding look, check out fashion stockists such as Heavenly Vintage Brides.

Wedding Décor

It doesn’t just have to be the tea cups to make your wedding look vintage inspired. An elegant choice would be to use your old family photos in golden frames and portraits as decorative elements. Vintage furniture can truly transform the whole look of the venue. So head to the local antique store and find a few vintage statements to wow your guests. Old wooden chairs, vintage clocks, crystal chandeliers, lanterns, lamps, and old glass bottles with a single flower hung from the ceiling will add that vintage touch you’re after. Keep your guests name cards in an old suitcase arranged one above the other or how about using a mailbox with a label saying “P. S. I love you”.

Table Décor and Centrepieces

The term vintage gives you unlimited ideas to adorn the tables. To bring a whimsical effect, arrange mismatched vintage teacups and saucers one above the other and use them as centrepieces. Check your granny’s attic, you’ll find plenty of items to decorate your tables. Old birdcages, candelabras, flowers in the bell jars, and old photo frames, all can be used as centrepieces. You can also put flowers in bronze teapots and arrange them above old books. For tableware, use crystal glasses teamed with silver cutlery and vintage bon china with floral patterns. Cover the tables with white intricate linen with lace detailing. Your vintage tablescape is ready!

Reception Venue

Marquee, barn, fortress, country house, livery hall, courtyard, or a historic building, London has a few alluring choices as far as choosing a vintage wedding venue is concerned. All you need to do is picture your dream wedding and choose the one that fits in it. For a real vintage feel, a historic building like Tower of London with stone walls will do. For a rustic touch, a barn or a country house will work. If you want to take the vows outdoor, a conservatory with courtyard or a garden with marquee can be good options. Choices are endless!

Wedding Cakes

You need not go for an over the top multi-tiered gold cake to make it look vintage. Only a few details will work! Go for design details like pearls, roses, lace, love birds, bows, buttons, and bird cage patterns. These designs will bring in the vintage effect and make your wedding cake the centre of attraction.


The Photo Booth

The idea of adding a photo booth to a wedding décor has taken the industry by storm lately. No matter what’s the age, it provides a fun photo opportunity for all guests and a few everlasting memories. Include vintage props into your photo booth to make it even more fun and evoke your theme. Steampunk hats, moustache, vintage camera, mirror frames, and bows are a few props that’ll get the juice flowing. Give your guests a good laugh and they’ll remember this night forever.

Brooch Bouquet

Along with your vintage wedding memories, why not choose a bouquet that can last forever unlike the usual floral ones. Include your mother’s old brooches, pearls, and crystals and your brooch bouquet is ready. You can also incorporate a colour theme to go with your wedding colour palette. It’s versatile, vintage, and of course, tasteful.

If you’re one of those offbeat modern brides who prefer to have a vintage flair in their Big Day, these ideas are sure to help you.

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Special Christmas Party Package at Stationer’s Hall

Choosing a venue can be a nerve-wracking experience, when it comes to hosting a Christmas party in London. But don’t worry, as Stationer’s Hall has come up with a special Christmas package, to cater to a wide range of budgets and capacity requirements. This venue promises you a vibrant environment, great food, sparkling wines, and personalized catering services.

The most interesting part is that the venue is one of the ancient lively halls in the London. This lively hall boasts an impressive setting for a sit-down meal or buffet for up to 400 people. Hidden but impressive, this venue houses three cavernous, inter-linking rooms that make it one of the most perfect venues for corporate events and private occasions.

Here are the details of this special Christmas package to make your Christmas Eve dinner a memorable yet budget friendly affair.

  • This 16th century building houses the Livery Hall, Court Room, and Stock Room. All are available for corporate parties and private hire, from noon to 3.30pm
  • Classic cocktails, English sparkling wines and Bellini cocktails to satisfy your drinking appetite
  • An exquisite lunch menu that is perfect for both vegetarian and non-pork lover
  • Complimentary half-bottle wine and mineral water for every guest
  • High-ceilinged interior with religious icons and knickknacks
  • Professional event planning and execution
  • Including all the venue essentials, from personal catering service and fully manned cloakroom to fine English cutlery and linen table napkins
  • Car parking is also available for up to six cars in the courtyard

What else you need to have a memorable Christmas party in the capital? And the best draw is that all of this is available from just £90 + VAT per person. However, it is suggested to make your booking well in advance, as the package is available for limited period only. To know more about this special offer, you can get in touch with us.

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