MOULIN ROUGE FANCY DRESS
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MOULIN ROUGE FANCY DRESS PARTIES
If you are just having a few friends around for something to eat and a chat the effort you have to put into planning is fairly limited. In this day and age getting party food is quick and easy. However if you are planning a full scale moulin rouge fancy dress party you need to put more effort into the planning and preparation of the event.
Asking guests to come in costume puts them to additional expense and trouble so hosts of moulin rouge fancy dress parties should be prepared to put effort into ensuring the party is one to remember.
To put a structure on your preparations you need to work through the who, what, where, when and how of the event. These “elements” are the building blocks of your moulin rouge party.
It does not matter who your guests are or wtheir ages a certain format and structure will be expected. Music, decorations , foood and entertainment will all be expected. For moulin rouge parties all the elements should conform to the theme style right through from invitations to the table settings.
MOULIN ROUGE GUESTS
So who are you going to invite to your moulin rouge party. There is no point selecting a theme that your guests will not be comfortable with. Would elderely relatives enjoy dressing up in moulin rouge fancy dress, hardly. So as well as knowing the number ogf guests you need to be very sure of there ages and what type of entertainment they will enjoy. A party is about your guests and their enjoyment, not just a way for you to show off.
PURPOSE OF EVENT
Have a very clear goal for your event. You may have settled on a moulin rouge theme but ask yourself why you are going to the trouble of organising a fancy dress party. Is it to raise money, entertain staff or simply getting together with some friends. The purpose of the party will have a big impact on how you plan it.
WHEN TO HOST A MOULIN ROUGE PARTY
There is not obvious time of the year to host a moulin rouge party. In our opinion it is more of a Winter theme best suited to indoor venues decoration in a 1920s style. One factor that will have a big impact on the timing of your event is the availability of a suitable venue. From a budgeting perspective try to stay clear of busy weekends that way the venue rental can be reduced. Halloween can be a good time for a moulin rouge fancy dress party. You can ask guests to put a scary twist to their costumes.
Location for a Moulin Rouge Party
Most definitely an indoor venue is best suited to a moulin rouge party. Traditionally moulin rouge is associated with 20s style bars and clubs. The lighting needs to be low and the venue needs room for stage performances.
When choosing a location you need to take a broad view. It is not just about the actual venue but accessibility is crucial. For example if you are running a charity event with the object of raising money it is not ideal to ask guests to travel long distances. Itis better to select a less than perfect venue rather than a perfect one that is some distance away.
PURPOSE OF EVENT
There are many reasons why people go to the trouble of hosting a moulin rouge fancy dress party. If your event is business related then the level of planning and organisation needs to be on a different level to the effort you would put into a private party. That is not to say that guests at a private party are any less important. If you are planning a corporate event there is so much more at stake. If arrangements do not go like clockwork then it will reflect badly on the company hosting the event.
For corporate events it is well worth hiring professional help. It is better not to host an event at all if you cannot afford the time or money to plan all elements of the party right down to the smallest detail.
The first point to make about compiling a budget for your party is that it is not an optional extra. It is essential, particularly if your event’s guest list is in the hundreds and upwards.
As you begin to plan your moulin rouge fancy dress party, laying out your proposed budget on a cost sheet will allow you to see what items can be included while staying withing your budget. Keeping an eye on spending activity allows you to use alternative options if the budget starts to get “stretched”. Been in a position to make proactive decisions is only possible when you have a preprepared budget to hand.
In most peoples minds there is little or no difference between burlesque and moulin rouge fancy dress costumes. For most of our customers attending fancy dress parties the range of costumes can be mixed and matched but for amateur or professional theatre groups they will probably be a little more fussy. Whether you are involved in a drama society or just want reasonably priced , ready to go fancy dress gear, then we have it. Our blog is also full of tips on make up and hair styling. Not only do we have burlesque costumes but our blog also has plenty of tips for those wanting to make their own
AMATEUR DRAMA- CHOOSING A VENUE
Organising an amateur production takes a great deal of effort and organisation. One of the items that should be high on the “to do” list is the selection of a venue. Storage of costumes will also need to be organised. For a seltion of articles about the selection of a venue please click here
COPYRIGHT FOR PLAYS AND MUSICALS
Organising the costumes, music and set are the creative parts of a production but unfortunately the more mundane elements such as budgeting and copyright also have to be managed. In our blog we have set out some pointers on both topics so please feel free to click through and have a look. For the creatives amoungst you don’t forget moulinrouge-fancy-dress.co.uk has teamed up with the UK’s leading fancy dress suppliers to bring you a comprehensive selection of fancy dress costumes and accessories.
BUDGETING FOR SCHOOL PLAYS
Getting everything organised for a school play is a big task. Not only do you need to get costumes organised but lights, music and ticket sales will also need attention. To help plan the finances for your production have a look at our blog for some tips, to read more click here.
SCHOOL DRAMAS – FANCY DRESS
Over the past few weeks we have had a lot of queries about fancy dress costumes for school plays and also from amateur dram groups attending Summer festivals. We can of course provide a comprehensive range of costumes. As a result of the number of enquiries we have decided to cover the topic of amateur and school dramas in our blog so please feel free to click through and post any comments or queries.
GLADIATORS- FANCY DESS AND FUN
For those of you looking for a bit of action on a weekend away I came across an interesting article about a “Gladiator School” in Rome. It is called Gruppo Storico Romano Gladitor School and for a couple of hours you can get dressed up in Romaun fancy dress and have some fun training as a Gladiator. Perfect for stag weekends. Hen parties are also welcome. It is certainly something a little different.
Eveyone loves a Friday. It is the end of the week and generally people are tired and like to relax in an informal and fun manner. Why not click through to our blog for some suggestions on hosting a “Thank Goodness It’s Friday Party” . Fancy Dress is optional !
ANCIENT GREEK FANCY DRESS
Summer is a great time to organise an outdoor party particularly when the weather has been as good as it has over the past couple of weeks. What better way to get people in the party mood by asking them to a toga fancy dress party. In our blog posts over the next few days we will be offering some tips and advice about what you will need to ensure the party is a success.
AMATEUR DRAMA – THE PRODUCER
There is nothing to equal the excitment of been involved in a successful amateur production, whether it is a play or a musical the sense of satisfaction is immense. It can galvanise a community and bring out the best in people. Hidden talents are suddenly revealed, put a wig or fancy dress costume on someone and see a person you never new existed. The first part of the process is selecting a play and a Producer. Please click through to our blog to follow the discussion.
With the end of school in sight we have received a large number of enquiries regarding fancy dress costumes for school plays. Throughout the year we also get asked by a lot of amateur drama societies for costumes of all types, shapes and sizes. Needless to say we have no problem supplying fancy dress costumes but as a result of all the enquiries we have decided to focus our blog posts on the topic of organising a drama or musical. If you are part of an amateur society please feel free to post comments and share your experiences.
ORGANISING A FANCY DRESS PARTY
Have you ever been to a party or wedding where there is one poor guest who has misunderstood the dress code. If you are organising a fancy dress party make sure your guests are fully informed. For tips and advice on organising a party click through to our blog.
HEN PARTY FANCY DRESS
Getting dressed up for a hen party is part and parcel for the celebration. Fancy dress coustumes, including the moulin rouge theme, help kick start the celebration into life. Getting eveyone to dress up helps keep the focus on the “Head Hen” and helps ensure that the party does not fragment into smaller groups as the night wears on.
On the other hand it should not be automatically assumed that all hen parties should have an element of fancy dress. After all it takes a certain personality to carry off a Moulin Rouge costume so when organising a hen party theme don’t rush into any decision. Make sure you have the agreement of the Bride to Be. Been greeted by 20 hens in sexy nun fancy dress may be a suprise too far.
FANCY DRESS FOR CHILDRENS PARTIES
For children up to the age of 3-4 parties should be kept as simple as possible. The most important thing is to have a nice cake and to mark the child’s birthday by blowing out the candles. fancy dress costumes do not become a part of the celebrations until the child gets older. For more tips and advice on planning a child’s birthday party please visit our blog