If you’re planning something special - a wedding, birthday, anniversary or Christmas party - it’s never too early to start thinking ahead.

Unforgettable events are our speciality, so we asked our MD Matt for his top tips on throwing a party like no other. 

What makes a good party great?

A great party is a combination of several things, but ambience is what holds everything together and makes it truly memorable. Proper lighting can transform even the starkest of church halls into a magical party space. We love twinkly festoon lighting, coloured uplighters and low level glowing orb lights – these can all be used outside too.

What about music?

Live music is great, but if your budget won’t stretch to a band or a DJ you’ll need to be creative. Why not ask all your guests to pick a tune that is guaranteed to get them on the dance floor? Compile them into a playlist and your music is sorted! If your venue is large, a professional PA system and speakers are essential for good quality sound.

How can I make my party stand out?

A few show-stopping touches will make your event one to remember. Here are some ideas that our clients rave about:

  • Star Behind the Bar – your guests mix and serve their own cocktails under the watchful eye of a professional bartender
  • Virtual Reality Headsets – virtual journeys to far flung places via state-of-the-art technology and comfy pod chairs
  • Giant Scalextric – take your guests back to their childhood with a giant slot car racing track and a Top Gear-style leader board to get the competition going

Help! I don’t know where to start.

Never fear, Clownfish is here! We’ve been creating awesome events for years so if you want to pick our brains, feel free.

We offer a completely bespoke event management service: whether it’s mood lighting for an intimate garden party or transforming a blank canvas venue into a spectacular wedding setting, we’ll take your ideas and make them a reality.

No mission is impossible for our crack squad of event professionals - they’ll plan every last detail and inject plenty of fun and spontaneity along the way.

You’ll find loads of inspiration here on our website and a friendly Clownfisher is just a phone call away on 020 7680 3474.

Happy planning!