Polka Dots Blue Dress Summer Party

Polka Dot Summer Party

It’s time to get ready for summer celebrations.

Girly, fun and a little bit retro, colourful spots are the perfect theme for a summer party! Here are our top tips for making the most of your polka dots party:

Emma Bridgewater Polka Dots Tableware

Polka Dots Tableware (Source: johnlewis.com)

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Ice Cream Van Mallorca, Spain Events & Weddings

Love bites ♡

It’s hungry work attending a wedding.

Feeding your guests well is the key to them enjoying your day. Here are some ideas on how to keep them fulfilled.

Traditional wedding breakfast

This is still the most popular option for catering for your day guests, usually consisting of a meat and two veg option. Ask the venue to create your menu around ingredients that are in season or locally grown produce.

Ice cream van

If you’re having a summer wedding then hire an ice cream van. Ices can replace a traditional dessert, entertain the children and transport the adults back to childhood.

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Bedouin Tents Event Wedding, Mallorca Spain

In-tents appeal

How to plan the perfect marquee reception

So, you’ve decided that a marquee either at home or in the grounds of a breathtaking venue is the way to go. There are bound to be things you haven’t considered so here’s your guide to making sure all goes smoothly.

Size matters

The size of your marquee will depend on how many guests you invite, how you intend to use the space and how much space is available where you are erecting it. For 100 people seated you’ll need a marquee around 9m by 12m, but you might want to also consider adding on extras like “chill out” tents as well.

Marquee Wedding Mallorca Spain

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Wedding Entertainment Mallorca

Key questions when choosing musicians and entertainers

What do you need?

Think about important moments during your day. At the ceremony, do you want an organist/a string quartet/a choir? Do you want music while your guests are eating? And, if the wedding includes evening entertainment, will you need to book a band or a DJ, as well as other styles of entertainment such as magician or a caricature artist?

How can you set the right mood?

Choose the musical style according to the formality of the wedding. A grand venue and formal meal will be best accompanied by a live band. A funky DJ is more in keeping with a civil ceremony and coctails. If the rooms are large, remember to check whether speakers will be necessary – and if they are permitted.

How can all tastes be catered for?

Your guests are bound to be a mixture of ages and they won’t all share the same taste in music. You’ll find choosing a mixture of classics and modern songs will appeal to most people. If you want the dance floor heaving, 70s and 80s disco tunes are always popular.

What is your budget?

The more performers you have the greater the cost so, if your budget is limited, think about keeping things simple: have just an organist for the ceremony; compile a CD of your favourite background music to play during the meal; and then book a DJ for the evening.

FlameOz Spiral Entertainment Event

 The FlameOz Fire Show

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Cocktails Wedding Mallorca

Signature Cocktails for Your Next Event or Wedding

Be a master of mixology: My guide to stirring and shaking the signature cocktails that have defined the decades.

1950s – MARTINI

Until de late 1950s, a Martini was nearly always made with gin, not vodka. Served ‘wet’ or ‘dry’, a wet Martini has more vermouth than a dry one. For ‘wet’, try a 1:5 or 1:10 ratio of gin to vermouth.

INGREDIENTSMartini Coctail Event Wedding Mallorca

  • 5-10ml dry white vermouth
  • 50ml London dry gin
  • Fresh ice
  • Lemon twist or green olive to garnish

METHOD

Pour vermouth into a chilled glass. Add gin to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir for 60 seconds. Strain through a sieve into the chilled vermouth. Garnish with a twist of lemon zest or green olive.

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Marquee Wedding Mallorca

Events under canvas

Marquees, tipis, yurts and Bedouin tents offer fantastic opportunities for unusual and striking decorations not only on Mallorca.

Fields and farms can provide the perfect setting. Often farmers will rent out a field for a day or weekend; some will even provide local produce. Ask if you can borrow straw bales for seating, and whether there are toilets nearby for your guests. Always check with the relevant authorities if you need either a marquee or liquor licence for the event, and make sure there is access for your tent hire company and any guests with disabilities. You can set up a small kitchen tent and hire catering equipment, although food prepared beforehand will mean less fuss.

Tipis

Tipis Events Weddings Mallorca

Tipis and kata tents consist of a hand-crafted timber pole structure covered with natural canvas. The design allows for easy assembly and is intended to include a real fire in the centre. Giant Hat Kata tipis are huge and can be joined together to form beautiful arrangements with enough space for hundreds of guests. Hire companies can provide gorgeously rustic trestle tables and benches, which you can decorate with foliage and candies. During chilly evenings, lay vintage woollen or sheepskin blankets across the benches.

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