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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

Great Ormond Street – One Great Day


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

Festive Fun!

Prop Dead Gorgeous is an award winning events company and part of The CAW Group – craftyartyworld.com

With bases in Dorset and London, we produce affordable, Stand Out Events and Festive Experiences for both the corporate and private sectors, including Sensational Theming, Prop Hire and Entertainment.

PDG can help you find a Venue, source the Caterers, create the Invitations and produce as much or as little of your event as required.

Stuck for ideas?

Then why not visit our fabulous showrooms. With over 40,000 sq ft of Props and Installations to inspire, we will help you plan your party with ease giving you a stress-free event with a top quality product and above all, making sure your day is the best you have ever had!

Want to know more? Then call Gemma Taylor on 01300 345 310 or email gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com

Games to Hire

Summer’s here and boy do we have a load of exciting new games to hire – just perfect for family fun days, private parties and weddings!

They are all bespoke to Prop Dead Gorgeous and not available anywhere else!

So what do we have?

Let’s start with our amazing new Wheel of Fortune – just take a spin to be in with the chance to win a great prize. Then we have our giant new Ferris Wheel – just throw the beanbag into the pot and see where it lands – not easy when it’s spinning though!

Then we have a loads of fun stalls – really top quality props in assorted shapes, sizes and styles. Choose your stall from Lucky Horseshoe, Aim Higher, Swing the Dice to loads more.

Selfie mad? Then pop your head though one of our fabulous Photo Peep Throughs and snap away. We have hundreds to choose from – all original and all made in-house by the Prop Dead Gorgeous team. Or why step up onto the podium and pose as ‘The Worlds Strongest!’

As if that’s not enough, we also have Magic Mirrors, Crazy Golf, Giant Garden Games, Circus Skills and just about anything else you can think of…

Want to know more? Then call Gemma Taylor on 01300 345 310 or email gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com

Think Big!

At Prop Dead Gorgeous we like to think big and are constantly adding to our vast collection of props!

Installations come in all shapes and sizes and many items are made bespoke for special client projects. After the event, these unique props then go into our general event prop hire catalogue ready to hire out.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise has proved very popular over the years and this years film ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ is no exception and on rather a large scale that has included Giant Toothbrushes, Tomb of Gloom Treasure Chest and a 30ft Seabed full of Skulls!

If you would like to know more about Prop Dead Gorgeous bespoke installations and have something made thats a ‘one off’ without costing then earth then let’s talk!

PS. Don’t forget our 40,000 sq foot of showrooms are also open by appointment and we would love to show you around.

To find out more call me on 01300 345310 or email me at gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com

New Website!

Prop Dead Gorgeous, has a shiny new website! What do you think?

It’s taken a while – when you are as busy as we are, going from corporate events, retail promotions, and red carpet screenings to family fun days, there does not seem enough hours in the day to get everything done but we hope you think the finished site is worth the wait…

Hmm – did we say ‘finished?’ 

Well that’s not exactly true as the next step is really an ongoing project – to continue loading up as many of our wonderful props as we can for any theme you can think of from Giant Fairytales to Neon Underground, from Treasure Island to Carnival Crazy.

Our themes are always being updated as are our props which include Life Size Models, Artificial Foliage, Backdrops, Showsets, Event Furniture, Seasonal Decorations, Costumes, Banners, Buntings, Signage, Thrones, Grottos, Sleighs, Beauty Bars and goodness knows what else.

We also do LOTS of bespoke props, things that no one else will have, so look out for those too and as always if you can’t find what your’e looking for call us as we can always help.

Want props and help running your event? We do that too. In fact the CAW Group has an outstanding portfolio working with clients such as The Canary Wharf GroupDowning Street, Harrods, intu Shopping Centres, Disney Special Events and many others.

Let’s talk – call me on 01300 345310 or email me at gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com

Top Themes for 2017

With so many great films coming out this year, movie themed events are all the rage – here are a few of our top picks!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is out this Summer, prompting a perfect opportunity to set the ‘ocean scene’ with our giant galleon, island palm trees and life size pirates.

‘Make Believe’ combines everything your dreams are made of! Giant multicoloured frogs, toadstools, giants, life size talking trees and mystical beasts… tying in perfectly with the release of such films as Beauty and the Beast, and some old favourites too – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Fantastical Beasts.

‘Superheroes’ is going to be massive this year and is all about impressive silhouetted cityscapes and vibrant pop art comic book cut outs – pack a punch with this vibrant and powerful theme!

‘Summer Lovin’ combines Californian surf boards, driftwood signs and all things beachy, and is just in time for the new Baywatch film which is on its way!

‘Showtime’ is as big as ever, and with our brand new selection of colourful stalls, games, ferris wheels and our life size land train (complete with sound effects of course), make an impact with your own funfair style event, packed with entertainment.

Another big one for 2017 is ‘Westworld,’ and we are bursting at the seams with all things ‘cowboy’… we’ve got wagon wheels, horses and hay bales, saloon doors and cacti, all ready to go!

If you would like to know more about our services or arrange a private viewing to visit our prop hire and theming showrooms, then call 01300 345310 or email us at gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com

Jolly Good Show!


Whether it’s for a children’s party or a more adult-focused event, we know that everyone loves a good puppet show…

At Prop Dead Gorgeous we love puppetry and all things theatre and performance related, and we have a vast collection of all sorts of puppets to hire. From hand puppets, to marionettes and animatronics who can walk, talk, sing, dance and interact with your guests, we open up a whole new world and customer experience!

With 2017 just around the corner, PDG has an ever increasing selection of bespoke animatronics which are perfect for seasonal displays and retail promotions as well as corporate events and private parties.

If you would like to know more about our services or arrange a private viewing to visit our prop hire and theming showrooms, then call 01300 345310 or email us at gemma.taylor@propdeadgorgeous.com