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Halloween may be a little different this year but here at Prop Dead Gorgeous we are delighted to showcase some of our lovely freaky but fabulous Halloween props, games and fun-tainment.

All can be enjoyed in a safe and secure environment complete with character ‘minders’ to entertain along with free mini giveaways and trick or treat experiences.

Although we are fully booked for Halloween 2020 we are now taking bookings for 2021 so if you want to know more then please contact  kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com

Big News!


What a year it’s been…

No one could have expected what was around the corner this time last year year at CAW as we were knee deep in all sorts of amazing events from spectacular Diwali Festivals, Fashion Shows, Retail Promotions, Christmas Parties and Grotto Builds.

But all is not lost and we are ready and raring to to go into 2021…

Here at Crafty Arty World HQ, we have been working on all sorts of new and exciting ventures, ready and waiting for when the events industry can ‘event’ like they have never before; but in the meantime, we have BIG NEWS!!!

In January 2021 we will be releasing our new Corporate Gifting Experiences and Staff Incentives, perfect for a UNIQUE chill out luxury mini break. We can’t wait to share with you this new, fresh, and never been done before product that’s been two years in the planning.

You know we love a theme and this one will really push the boat out on all sorts of levels!

If you want to be on our mailing list to know more, than drop me a line at  kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com and we will keep you updated on when, where and how the big reveal will happen!

Christmas Grottos 2020!


Oh we love a good Grotto!!

Big ones, fat ones, skinny ones, long ones – well you know what we mean – any size, any shape, any budget – Prop Dead Gorgeous can help. In fact our Grottos are so fabulous they have helped many retail clients scoop coveted awards, certificates and goodness know what else…

For 2020, our build team are already bringing our clients visions to life from smaller pop up installations that can fit easily into any venue, to much larger scaled up grottos that can house very comfortably (if we may say so) multi Santas! Think Harrods highly successful Christmas campaigns and you will know what we mean!

Themes this year are wide and varied. Traditional is always popular, Candy Cane, Toys, Wonderland and Enchanted Forest as a few examples, but here at Prop Dead Gorgeous the sky’s the limit! Fancy a Peter Pan style Pirate Grotto, Sci Fi interactive Space Ship, or Giant Storybook, then no problem at all!

If you would like to know about our fabulous festive Grottos for 2020, OR to come and see our ready built installations and Christmas Theme Park, then please get in touch by emailing kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com

Venues We Love!

Being a preferred supplier for over ten years to the Canary Wharf Group, one our most favourite venues to theme and dress, and certainly one of the most impressive in London, has got to be the spectacular East Wintergarden. A glass building set amongst the cityscape, this building is not easily ignored!

Situated in the heart of Canary Wharf the venue offers three key event spaces, each with their own state of the art technology. Whether you are organising an intimate workshop for 20, a grand gala dinner for 500, or a corporate family Christmas party, then the East Wintergarden guarantees a truly unique setting for your event. It is easily accessible too, sitting adjacent to both the Jubilee Line underground station and the DLR station at Heron Quays.

So, if you are planning an event or even thinking about it for 2020 and would like some advice, then the CAW Events team along with its prop hire division propdeadgorgeous.com would be happy to help. Finding the perfect venue has got to be a top priority and the East Wintergarden certainly ticks all the boxes. For more details go to canarywharf.com/east-wintergarden or contact kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com

Prop Hire!

It’s been a crazy year so far for our prop division propdeadgorgeous.com with some unusual requests…

Summer has seen a surge in our film production with some exciting installations set to hit the big screen in the Autumn, as well as some fun requests to support big names!

We are loving the new Lego Discover in Real Life activation for the Hammerson Group, and we also had a huge amount of fun delivering a collection of some standout family events across its portfolio for this award-winning corporation.

Christmas sees some exciting new brands coming on board, and thanks to our amazing production team full of talented humans, our shiny new Grottos are nearing completion – we can’t wait to do the big reveal!!

If you are interested in finding out more about how Prop Dead Gorgeous can help you, visit www.propdeadgorgeous.com or email kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com

New Grottos 2019

Half way through the year (well almost) and our festive Grottos are well underway.

Clients brief this year have been varied to say the least from traditional Candy Cane, Winter Wonderland, Treasure Island to a magnificent ‘five-in-one’ grotto already in commission. This top secret installation is truly magical but our lips are sealed who the lucky recipient will be!

Particularly popular are our open plan grottos, for those with smaller spaces – take a look at our fabulous Enchanted Forest – perfect for retail outlets!

If you are interested in finding out more about how Prop Dead Gorgeous® can help you with your Christmas installations, theme your next event however unusual it may be, or for more general prop hire visit www.propdeadgorgeous.com Alternatively if you would like to arrange a private visit our showrooms contact: Kitty Ebdon on 01300 345310 or email: kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com

The Love Bus

After a successful Beauty Bus last May and a Santa’s Grotto Bus in December, our retail division Big Footfall® were tasked with creating a further Valentine’s ‘Love Bus’ themed installation for a retail centre in Oxford.

PDG mission was to turn a Stagecoach bus into a fantastic wonderland of feel good vibes! Large heart and rose vinyls covered the bus along with floral displays and hanging props. Shoppers were invited to leave ‘kind words’ for others on a giant message wall, take photos with family and friends. Not forgetting families and children, youngsters could take part in arts and crafts activities to sculpt and mould paper roses. To top it all off, shoppers received a free Valentine’s rose and a chocolate to take home.

If you are interested in finding out more about how Prop Dead Gorgeous® can help you theme your next event however unusual it may be, or for more general prop hire visit www.propdeadgorgeous.com Alternatively if you would like to arrange a private visit our showrooms contact: Kitty Ebdon on 01300 345310 or email: kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com

New Year Wishes

Soldiering On!

Prop Dead Gorgeous has been out and about delivering some outstanding props and installations over the festive season

Our team of professional set designers, carpenters, scenic painters and graphic artists have been beavering away behind the scenes building Apres Ski Bars, a Frozen Castle, hand painted Backdrops and jewelled Post Boxes to name but a few!

Clients brief have been a very interesting mix too from ‘Surprise and Sparkle’,  ‘Moments of Magic and Memories’ to #Sparkleon!

If you would like to know more about our services no matter how large or small a job and what budget, then please mail gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com– we would love to help you bring your vision to life.

Boo!

Be afraid, be very afraid……….Halloween is the new Christmas!

Gosh and that’s saying something but nevertheless true as the Prop Dead Gorgeous team have been out and about all over the UK building some freaky-tastic installations.

Shopping centres, corporate clients, theme parks, private parties, no stone has been left unturned when it comes to our amazing Halloween experiences.
Briefs have been extremely varied this year ranging from a Dead Mans Cave inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean, to a collection of stunning Pop Up Haunted Houses, a horrific Hall of Horrors, not to mention a Vampire and Bat Cave complete with sound effects guaranteed to make all that entered scream, scream and scream again.

If you would like to find out more about www.propdeadgorgeous.com or to visit our showrooms contact: Gemma Taylor on 01300 345310 or email: gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com

Vintage Tea Party

It’s been a busy old Summer for prop hires, and theming across all our company divisions- in fact so much so Prop Dead Gorgeous® opened its fourth new showroom in July.

On the corporate side with Crafty Arty Parties® popular themes for Family Fundays included Carnival, Circus and Curious Creatures whilst in the retail sector, Big Footfall® seemed to to be inundated with request for Garden Installations inside and out from whimsical secret follies, enchanted woods to vintage tea parties

We particularly loved this pretty pergola created exclusively for a Windsor Shopping Centre. Dressed with a spectacular display of assorted flora, fauna and foliage, twinkling lights, lanterns and pretty retro furniture, shoppers were able to enjoy a quick cup of tea and homemade cupcakes in the sunshine.

To find out more about www.propdeadgorgeous.com or to visit our showrooms contact: Gemma Taylor on 01300 345310 or email: gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com

Great Ormond Street – One Great Day

FUND RAISING FOR CHILDREN

Prop Dead Gorgeous is delighted to support Great Ormond Street Charity Event, ONE GREAT DAY across shopping centres in the UK, providing fun, engaging and interactive props including a Monster Hut and Hook a Monster Pond! Needless to say all have proved a big hit with the eager participants!

Established in 2014, One Great Day is Great Ormond Street’s UK wide annual charity fundraiser, raising money and support for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and another local children’s charity close to the heart of each community.

In fact it’s also a registered charity too and was initiated by parents whose son received care at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Their aim is to inspire, engage and empower communities to make a difference by getting involved in a series of local fundraising events held within each shopping centre across the UK on ONE GREAT DAY!

So far the charity has raised over £400,000 for more than 90 different children’s health charities across the country and if you would like to know more how you can help, visit their website on www.theonegreatday.com

To find out more about www.propdeadgorgeous.com or to visit our showrooms contact: Gemma Taylor on 01300 345310 or email: gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com

Selfie Time!

Did you know that mini photo installations are now taking over from the humble photo booth?

That’s good news as Prop Dead Gorgeous® has been busy all around the UK working with a major cinema chain installing fun, engaging scene setters to co-inside with the latest film releases.. Passer by simply have to take a snap of themselves ‘on set’ and then post to the cinema and or shopping centres social media page to be in with the chance to win some great prizes.

With so many brilliant films coming out this year, what a great opportunity for a fabulous promotion and ‘customer giveback’ that is not only affordable but fun for everyone.

To find out more or book an appointment to view our prop hire showrooms contact: Gemma Taylor on 01300 345310 or email: gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com

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: gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com

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 gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com

Autumn / Winter News 2017


With Autumn officially here and Winter not that far away, don’t forget to check out our latest  edition of PDG News

Full of fun facts, top tips and and trends it’s your must ‘go to ‘read for all things to do with parties and props.

We look at the top ten most popular themes for the festive season, what’s happening in the world of corporate Christmas Parties, Pop Up Grottos and Private Screenings with a difference 2018 and beyond!

Want to know more about the services Prop Dead Gorgeous can provide? Like a copy of our latest magazine sent to a colleague?

Then call Gemma Taylor on 01300 345 310 or email gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com