November 16, 2017
Playing It Safe: How to avoid musicians RSI
I’m as guilty as the next musician for not warming up before a gig. I’d repeatedly arrive at venues, jump on stage and play an hour set only to find my fingers aching in the break. I’ve worked with countless musicians and noticed just like me, many of them do the same and even worse, don’t warm up before lengthy practice sessions. In this article I hope to highlight the...CONTINUE READING
October 17, 2017
The Ultimate Apple Martini
The temperature has dropped, days are getting shorter and the leaves are changing colour - it can only mean one thing: autumn has arrived. I've taken one for the team this week and tried countless apple martini recipes in order to find the very best! After about five they do all seem to taste the same, however, this one was a clear winner. It's crisp, full of autumn...CONTINUE READING
October 12, 2017
Four Steps To A Full Dance Floor
Every couple wants their guests to have an amazing time at their wedding and getting your guests dancing is a sure way to succeed! Here are our four steps to get your guests on their feet.
Timing Is Key
Having the band or DJ start at the right time is a must. Too early and your guests might still be too full from your delicious meal to even think about getting...CONTINUE READING
May 24, 2017
The Ultimate Rhubarb Gin Recipe
You might have noticed recently the popularity of Rhubarb gin rocket, and although it tastes amazing it doesn't come cheap (especially in a London bar) even a standard bottle from the supermarket can set you back around £30-£40 and let's be honest if your family and friends drink anything like mine do that won't last 10 seconds. Luckily we've been working on a recipe...CONTINUE READING
May 9, 2017
5 guaranteed ways to entertain children at your event
5 guaranteed ways to entertain children at your event
There is nothing more distracting and draining than having a bunch of bored kids at your wedding or party. Many people opt for an adult only night which is an option, but with our 5 entertainment ideas for small budgets, you won't have to! And trust us nothing will make your guests more happy than seeing their...CONTINUE READING
April 12, 2017
10 Hottest Entertainment Trends For 2017
1. Gypsy Jazz bands
Gypsy Jazz, also known as gypsy swing or hot club Jazz is a style of music that originated in France by the gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt in the 1930s. This music is acoustic, fast, exciting and easy listening, perfect for creating a sophisticated party atmosphere. Why are gypsy Jazz bands getting so popular? Because the music appeals to all...CONTINUE READING
April 3, 2017
Questions to ask when booking a DJ
1. Are they a full-time DJ? Do they primarily focus on weddings?
There is a big difference between part-time DJs and seasoned pros! Of course, this will affect the price a little, so if you’re on a really tight budget there is no shame in booking a part-time DJ or even a friend to play a playlist and requests, it's just important you know what you’re getting. You...
March 15, 2017
8 Tips for Cutting Costs on Your Wedding
A wedding should not be a stressful affair that sends you or your family into debt in order to make it happen. A low-cost wedding doesn’t have to be low on style. Start with trimming the cost for the basics and then move on to the smaller details.
The single biggest cost for most weddings is the amount paid to feed the guests. Less guests equals less...CONTINUE READING
December 3, 2016
Photo Booth Hire Guide
Thinking of booking a photo booth for your event? We’re here to give you the whole picture… excuse the pun. Choosing the right photo booth and hire company for your event can be difficult, the last thing you want is the darn thing packing up halfway through your event. Photo booths have come along way over the last few years, and with a photo booth style and design to...CONTINUE READING
November 14, 2016
Five bands for hire guaranteed to fill that dance floor
At Entertaina.com we have hundreds of amazing musicians and bands for hire that suit every type of occasion and budget. If you’re looking for an epic party band to take your event to the next level, break heels, cause out of tune drunken singing from your guests and give your grandparents the best night they can remember since the 60s, check out these 5 party bands...CONTINUE READING
October 17, 2016
Say cheese! The new wedding cake craze
Becoming increasingly popular, the cheese wedding cake really is a fantastic option for your wedding day. Not only can you replicate the traditional centrepiece wedding cake tiering with different sized cheeses, its a great way to feed your guests later in the evening too. Simply provide crackers, chutneys, grapes and maybe some pork pies to make a great evening...CONTINUE READING
August 5, 2016
Keep your wedding guests entertained in style with these lovley vintage garden games. Daisy Chain Wedding Hire have a great selection of really affordable party games to hire that not only look great, but will keep your guests entertianed for hours! They also offer decoration hire as well as personalised pieces - well worth checking out! <a...CONTINUE READING
July 6, 2016
10 tips for booking a wedding band
Unless you’re an event organiser the chances are the only time you’ll book a band is for your wedding day. Maybe you’re wondering how much you should budget for a good band, or what to look for? Our top tips will give you the advice you need to find and book the perfect wedding band with confidence, and avoid a lonely dance floor.
1. Venue restrictions
June 15, 2016
Top tips to consider when looking for a magician for hire
Looking for a magician for hire? We're big fans of close up magic at weddings and parties, it's such a great way to break the ice and is perfect for entertaining guests while their having reception drinks. Finding the right magician can be difficult so we asked one of the UK's top magicians, Chris Peskett, what his top tips to consider are when looking for a magician...CONTINUE READING
May 16, 2016
If you're short on time but don't want to skimp on creativity for your party or wedding, there's some great websites out there with great party pieces, taking the humble paper plate to a whole new level. You can opt for the whole collection right the way from paper cups to bunting, mix and match between themes for an eclectic feel, or just select a couple of pieces to...CONTINUE READING
May 2, 2016
A great idea for your next party! Simply pop any fruit you fancy into your ice cube tray before the water for some pretty party drinks. Raspberries and blueberries are the perfect size for the cubes but small slices of lemon and lime work really well too. Or, you could be more adventurous, and try pineapple, mint, or pomegranate!
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April 27, 2016
Bunting, but of course!
You can't beat a good bit of bunting and I love the idea of making your own out of old clothes, bedsheets - either your own or your children's. Not only will you have put the effort into making the bunting yourself with a classic bit of upcycling, but the bunting will have all sorts of memories, literally sewn into it! Certainly worth a go!CONTINUE READING
December 1, 2015
The Wedding weather watch
If you've opted for a winter wedding you've resigned yourself to the fact that it will be cold, it probably will rain but you're relishing the fact that you've got a gorgeous faux fur wrap and a love heart shaped umbrella (yes they exist!) - so you're sorted. If, on the other hand, you're banking on your summer wedding being a scorcher, the weather watch can be killer!...CONTINUE READING
December 1, 2015
Wedding gift ideas
A lot of couples getting married today have already been living together and are asking for money or honeymoon contributions rather than the producing of the traditional gift list before their wedding. For some guests this is ideal and others just want to ignore it!
After much deliberation, my husband and I decided to go with this option when we got married, using a...
October 15, 2015
Afternoon tea anybody?
The perfect decoration idea for your afternoon tea party. Simply snip the heads off an ordinary bunch of roses (it seems like sacrilege, but bare with!) and place in tea cups filled with water. Odd numbers work best, so either three or five heads per cup, and you've got lovely vintage style decorations, perfect for your tea party tables.CONTINUE READING
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Welcome to the Entertaina blog! I’m passionate about parties and I’ll be sharing tips and ideas to inspire your event, from the small summer barbeque to that big white wedding!Katie
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