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Popcorn has found its cool. Everyone from top chefs to fashionistas are digging in.
Entertainment agency Vitali Music has just signed two new acts. The female-fronted Woman flies the flag for power ballads, belting out classic crowd-pleasers like Black Betty, Sweet Child of Mine and Walk this Way, while the acoustic trio Vegas Girls will have your guests dancing to energetic mash-ups of songs by the likes of Faithless, Groove Armada and Moby.
Ping pong is so hot right now even world leaders are playing it. With its sociable nature and group-friendly vibe, it’s no wonder table tennis is set to become an event staple.
This week we’ve been lusting after these bijoux cakes from Harrods and think they’d make a delicious addition to any party. Part of Harrods' new bakery range, they come in six flavours, including caramel sponge, pistachio and chocolate, and cost £3.50 each.
Spotted at London Fashion Week, on The Fat Duck’s menu and at a myriad of celebrity parties, jelly is no longer the stuff of children’s birthdays.
Interactive technology at exhibitions is all the rage right now and the latest product to launch is the human-size iTab by visual specialists Touch2View.
Bring a little bit of elBulli to your event with the new molecular party menus from Bubble Food
We predict that this summer’s party season will be all about home-grown entertainment
The 2012 Games are creeping up on us. Anyone who’s planning to organise an Olympics-themed event should be aware of the issues they face. And no, we don’t mean the rumoured ‘Great Portaloo Crisis of 2012’…
Check out these tasty alternatives to turkey & avoid festive food fatigue
From champagne lounges to gourmet restaurants, it’s VIP service all the way as nightclubs across town compete for 30-something business. Mike Fletcher reports on the rise of the grown-up clubber
Earlier this year, the eruption of an unknown Icelandic volcano brought Europe to a standstill. Eve Pertile asks what the event industry has learnt from the ash cloud crisis
Two words are keeping music fans like Annica Wainwright hooked on GuitarHero. Here, she makes the case for using interactive games at events
Companies that invest in events during a financial downturn emerge stronger once the shoots of recovery start to break through. Here are a few of the reasons why...
Valuable business tool or five-minute fad? Mike Fletcher gives us the lowdown on the latest social networking phenomenon
It's been a long winter. Wake up your workforce with a summer party. The Square Meal Venues & Events team shows you how.
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As oligarchs flood into London, it’s no wonder the wintry ambience of Russia is shaping up to be 2008’s coolest Christmas party trend
Karaoke is back – and this time it’s cool. The Japanese singalong machine has moved out of the pub corner and into sleek private rooms, attracting corporates and celebrities alike. Not tried it recently? It’s about time...
From samba beats to tropical cocktails, summer is all about Brazil, the hottest party trend of 2008. Just leave the thong and roller blades at home
As the smoking ban settles in for the long term, Louise Troy finds that venues are thinking up imaginative ways of coping with the changes
Forecasts of a scorching summer are presenting event organisers with a new challenge – keeping cool. What better way than by adding some ice into the mix?
With such a myriad of ‘green’ packages and promises on the market, going eco-friendly can be a confusing and costly process. But small changes can reduce your environmental impact without draining your budget, says Louise Troy
With a host of quirky new acts springing up, finding ways to get your guests chuckling has never been so easy. Jessica Holland does the circuit
With the corporate manslaughter law coming into effect this spring, event insurance can no longer be avoided, warns Louise Troy