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Things to do to celebrate a special occasion

May 28, 2019

Looking to celebrate a special occasion? Life is full of opportunities to celebrate; birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, bah-mitzvas, Christmas, Easter – need I go on! But how do you make sure you celebrate a special occasion in a way that’s, well… special?

People celebrate a milestone occasion

In many ways it depends on just how special your special occasion is. We have a birthday every year but not every birthday is a milestone. If your looking for a simple way to celebrate then an intimate gathering with family and friends will probably do the job; however, if your turning 21, 40, 50 or 70, it’s time to think bigger!

Engagement parties and special anniversaries deserve a little extra effort too. You’ll only get one chance to celebrate each, so grab the bull by the horns and get planning.

Do something you’ve never done before but have always wanted to do

Parasailing: Celebrate a special occasionHow about sky-diving? Bungee jumping? A cage dive with sharks? Okay, it doesn’t have to be quite so extreme, the point is to think outside the box, try to come up with of an activity that you’ll always remember and just go for it. The Watercress line (Mid Hants railway) offers a fantastic Real Ale Train experience, various vintage railway lines offer interactive Murder Mystery Evenings which are unique and a lot of fun.

Then there’s the Theatre, there are plenty of great shows to choose from, but an interactive dining experience such as the ‘Fawlty Towers Dinner Show’ is fun, funny and unique; However, if it’s a really special occasion, you’ll want to think much bigger…

Have the party to end all parties!

Celebrate a special occasion with the party of a lifetimeGet all of your family, friends and loved ones together and have the party of a lifetime. Create your own, completely unique venue by having a bespoke designed marquee at home. Hire amazing caterers, have a themed bar and hire some great entertainers to really bring the evening to life.

Interactive entertainers such as stilt walkers, fire breathers, mind readers and close-up magicians get everyone involved and create an amazing atmosphere. Singing waiters are a fun surprise, very different and something that you and your guests will talk about for years afterwards.

Don’t spare the pennies when hiring a band. There are some incredible acts out there and a great band, one with personality and charisma, keeps the dancefloor filled all night long.

Take the trip of a lifetime

Trip of a lifetime: celebrate a special occasionPerhaps you’ve always wanted to go on safari, see the Northern lights, go Whale-watching or take a boat trip through the beautiful Keralan backwaters in Southern India. Just do it! You only live once and travel is a great way to experience new cultures, expand the mind and push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Cruises aren’t for everyone, but they can be a great way to visit a multitude of dream destinations in a short space of time. How about hiring an RV and touring the West Coast of the USA? Backpacking, now bear with me here… It can be tough and gritty but a backpacking trip – even a short one – is a great way to meet new people and get closer to the ‘real’ culture in your destination country or countries.

Buy yourself a birthday present

Celebrate a special occasion: Buy yourself a presentHave you ever wanted an open top sports car? Flying lessons or ‘that’ dress? Perhaps now’s the time to just go for it! Okay, so this is a very personal way to celebrate a special occasion and perhaps not the most interactive or inclusive way to do it – but it’s your special occasion, so do it your way.

You could always have a party too – drive up to the marquee in your fancy new car and debut your new designer dress on your walk along the red carpet and into your venue!

A truly unique way to celebrate a special occasion

Celebrate a special occasion with a marquee partyOkay, so we’re biased. But we have seen some incredible marquee parties. We’ve built some of the most spectacular and unique temporary venues imaginable and we’ve seen first hand just how special the occasion turned out to be for our clients.

Repeat customer still talk to us about their wonderful 50th birthday party marquee; the beautiful marquee we created for their daughter’s wedding, or the amazing marquee at a friend’s house for the party that everyone still talks about whenever they get together.Celebrate a special occassion: Marquee house extension

With a marquee party you have the opportunity to create something unique; not just the structure but the entertainment, catering and theming too. What can be more personal than a marquee at home? Be in control of the start and finish times, choose your own bar supplier, catering company and entertainment. Best of all, when it’s over you won’t have to walk far to get back to your very own bed!

Would you like to find out more?

We’ve been creating unique marquee parties since 1980. We’d love to discuss your ideas and find out if we can help you celebrate a special occasion that will live in the memory for many years to come.

Contact our team on 01372 459485 or sales@inside-outside.co.uk for a friendly conversation and a no obligation quotation.

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