Top Event Themes-Summer 2018!

With February now here our clients are already planning their 2018 Summer Events with gusto!

Venues already booked, we often get asked what themes work the best, what are currently ‘on trend’ and what will deliver the ‘WOW’ factor without exhausting budgets.

To help with all those questions, Prop Dead Gorgeous have put together a list of top themes for this year.

With so many great films out ranging from Jurassic Park:The Fallen Kingdom, Barbie, Mowgli not to mention numerous Superhero adventures, you wont be short of inspiration if you are organisng a Summer party, team building challenge, beauty event or just a staff give back.

Traditional themes continue to be popular with Carnival, Fairground and Enchanted Gardens at the top of the list along with The Greatest Showman ready to sweep the board for it’s slightly weird and ‘must see’ shock element!

PDG has over 40,000 square foot of showrooms full of all sorts of installations from bespoke showsets, 3d resin models, life sized animals, animatronics, artificial fauna and foliage, event furniture, Christmas grottos and so much more so why not come and visit us for inspiration for your next event

To find out more or book an appointment to view our prop hire showrooms contact: Gemma Taylor on 01300 345310 or email:

Standout Christmas Experiences!

As the party season steps up, the CAW event teams are out and about on the roads delivering stand out events all over the UK and, goodness me, there’s not even time even to say ‘Santa stop here!’ as the teams are way too busy!

Big Footfall® -our retail events division, is on a whirl-wind tour of retail promotions up and down the country, Prop Dead Gorgeous – our theming division,  is knee-deep in glorious Grottos, set builds for New Year exhibitions and Winter weddings whilst Crafty Arty Parties is doing what is does best:  superb corporate fundays and Christmas events. In fact, one client who runs one of the most iconic venues in London said; “When I see your events compared to what some of my customers have in this same venue, I really feel they are missing out and it’s not just about budget. It’s the attention to detail and outstanding quality of your work that makes you a cut above the rest!” 

With 2018 just around the corner it’s never to early to early to start planning your next event. We can help with original creative ideas and artwork, venue sourcing,  activities and entertainment, catering and all the bits in between!

For more information on what we can achieve for you email, or call 01300 345397


Dolce Gabbana & Harrods!

The CAW group is proud to be a preferred supplier to the most famous store in the world- Harrods and Christmas at the world’s most famous store Harrods is especially close to our hearts.

Charity events, exciting designer collaborations and private audiences with Father Christmas are just a few of the spectacular events Harrods lays on for the party season.

This year the stores Christmas theme involves a collaboration with Italian super brand Dolce & Gabbana. The designers take the shopper through their own festive Italian Christmas via exciting window displays featuring the duo as Sicilian puppets styling hair, making dinner and handing out gifts to their families!

And there’s more on the third floor is a fabulously flamboyant Italian market showcasing Dolce and Gabbana’s  latest collections – from personalized hand painted handbags whilst you wait, to customized crystal make up, to a capsule range of women’s and menswear.

The display is open until December 28th but in the meantime if you are planning a corporate event, family fun day, retail installation or simply just want ideas for a project you are considering for 2018, then please do get in touch – I would be happy to help.

Then call Gemma Taylor on 01300 345 310 or email

Top Toys for Christmas!

Whether its Smyths, Amazon, Argos, John Lewis or Hamleys they all seem to agree that that high on the top ten toy list for Christmas is Tyler the Playful Tiger – a toy tiger cub that can respond to petting and voice signals in over a hundred different ways – while the Fisher Price Dance & Move Beatbo teaches toddlers songs and dance moves at the touch of a button.

Due to the imminent release of the newest Star Wars film out this December, the BB-8 robot also features highly up the ratings keeping Lego in the top ten for another year.

Victoria Kay, head buyer at Hamleys, commented: “We’ve seen a lot of tech for tech’s sake in the past few years with app extensions, but now, whether it’s a plush or a more sophisticated Lego build, toys are getting smarter in how kids can personalise and programme them.

Our top ten:
FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger
Fisher Price Dance & Move Beat Bo
Lego BB-8
Barbie Dreamhorse
Nerf Nitro Longshot
Power Rangers Ultra Movie Megaword
Hasbro Get a Grip
PJ Masks Headquarters Playset
Spin Master Hatchimals
Spin Master Luvabella

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Upcoming Movie Releases 2017/ 2018

With so many fabulous family films coming out in late 2017 and going into 2018, it will be difficult to choose if you are organising a private screening for your guests!

Look out for Paddington 2, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Peter Rabbit, Sherlock Gnomes, Barbie, and The Incredibles 2, to name but a few…

“Which movie? When’s the release date? What venue? Not sure about the food or should you have pre-show entertainment and activities?” might just be some of the questions you have.

Well don’t worry – that’s where we come in. CAP are experts in all these areas and will work within your budget to help you make those important decisions including Theming and Dressing reception areas, character ‘Meet and Greets’, Photo Opportunities, Workshops, Goody Bags and more.

For more information on our fantastic private screening packages email or call 01300 345397

Want to talk parties? Please get in touch!

+44 (0) 1300 345 397