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Say Hello to Karmacations!

We are delighted at Crafty Arty World to introduce our outstanding new corporate gifting project – Karmacations is a luxury retreat nestled deep in the heart of the unspoilt West Dorset Countryside compete with unique accommodation and experiences extraordinaire!

It’s been a number of years of planning, preparing, planting and painting not to mention a few challenges in between with a certain pandemic, but the good news is we are almost there. Our website is currently in development and all sorts of talented craftsmen including landscapers, builders, architects and artisans and are working hard to help us launch for later this year.

Here’s a sneak peek of the home page of the Karmacations website but if you would like to know more or request a brochure then please email kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com

Christmas Show Sets to Hire 2021

Climb aboard, Christmas is on for 2021!

Here at Prop Dead Gorgeous it’s never too early to plan a Christmas Party but sometimes it’s hard to choose a theme that everyone likes, one that will fit in a specific space or work within a particular venue. There are so many other things to consider from the ‘load in’ and ‘get out’ for the suppliers, security for the guests, to ‘in house’ catering, the lighting and furniture… the list is endless.

Here at Prop Dead Gorgeous we can help you come up with a theme, from traditional, contemporary, magical, whimsical, adventurous or just plain ‘bonkers!’ We will work within your budget and offer outstanding value for money with a top quality product and service. We will also liaise with your venue, help with the invitations and party bags – we can do as much or as little as you want!

If you would like to know more about Prop Dead Gorgeous Christmas theming packages 2021 then mail kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com – we are ready and waiting!

Helping Out!

Over the last few months Prop Dead Gorgeous has been out and about in the local community helping out and it’s been a pleasure doing our bit where possible.

With schools now open and the need to crack on with children’s education at an all time high, many schools have been using our event props to engage their youngsters in a fun, informative and educational way. What better way to teach youngsters about Ancient Greece than by bringing in a giant Minotaur and Snake Hissing Medusa Head – that’s certainly a talking point for sure! Or how about for all those media and film buffs a 7ft Dalek to get the class’s attention!

We have any theme you can imagine, from Olympics and Sports, Around the World, Literature, Nature and Conservation, Art & Design, Historical Events, Science and a thousand other things besides. We also have Costumes, Mascots, Special Effects and even Fairground Stalls and Games for any charity fund raisers you might be planning!

So if you are a local school based in Dorset and would like to borrow some props completely free of charge then contact me at kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com

New Year – New Beginnings – New Projects!

2021 is here and we are definitely looking forward to later this year when we can all ‘dress up for fun!!’

Yes, we know things are still a little uncertain at the moment, but here at CAW Events, we are raring to go and ‘chomping at the bit’ ready to bring all our lovely clients – past, present and future, some fantastic Parties, Installations, Prop Hires, Christmas Grottos, Retail Promotions and in fact, what ever you need really – we are READY!!

Last year we didn’t idle, we used the time to get creative, design and come up with some super exciting concepts that over the next months we look forward to sharing with you… these include a new website and new services such as bespoke corporate gifting experiences and the most FABULOUS new ‘staycations’ that you won’t have ever seen before…

So exciting times ahead and if you don’t want to miss out on these bespoke experiences just drop me a line at kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com to go onto our our mailing list – then you’ll be the first to hear what’s going down!

2021… bring it on!!

It’s Christmas!

Not one of us needs to be told that it’s been a bit of a ‘challenging’ year to say the least…

Life for many of us has had its ups and downs, trials and tribulations and some very hard times, but here at Crafty Arty World we are most certainly the ‘glass type full’ sort of company. We are all very much looking forward to 2021 with excitement and enthusiasm and have been working behind the scenes on some fantastic new projects that we can’t wait to share with everyone in the New Year.

In the meantime we would like to wish all our fabulous clients, crews, entertainers and support teams a very Merry Christmas, peace, happiness and a jolly good ‘knees up’ if you can, though safely at home.

If you would like to know more about CAW Events new projects and event experiences for 2021, then please contact me direct by emailing  kitty.ebdon@craftyartyworld.com


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.


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