Lockdown Lifted - time to have a house party!
Lee Broderick
Author: Lee Broderick

Lee has worked as a touring musician and songwriter since graduating from LIPA in 2010. After returning from a two-year stint in Nashville working as a staff writer for Universal Music Publishing, Lee joined our exclusive roster as the frontman of one of our most popular bands - Festival Nights. He combines his live performance and songwriting alongside work as Content & Social Media Manager for Tailored Entertainment.

Lockdown Lifted - time to have a house party!

Planning a big summer party to make up for all the celebrations you’ve missed? Well, you’re not alone! In this blog, we’re going to give you some tips on nailing that first big bash back – along with a handful of awesome party bands for hire, perfect for getting the dancefloor packed!

It’s been a tough old 18 months, hasn’t it folks? Not least for us here in the entertainment industry. But with the UK’s lifting of all social distancing restrictions over the last month, the UK has gotten right back into party-mode. And we couldn’t be happier to see enquiries for professional party bands going absolutely through the roof right now!

So for this blog, we thought we’d offer a little advice on putting together the perfect post-lockdown party. Here’s five quick tips to ensure your post-lockdown party is a total rager, without stressing you out in the planning process!

cleaning up from a post lockdown party

5 Tips for the perfect post-lockdown house party!

1. Everyone’s risk-level is different. Consider including a few basic safety measures

Whilst lockdowns and social distancing restrictions have been lifted in the UK, it’s still important to make a few sensible decisions in your party planning process to keep everyone’s mind at ease. Remember – even if you feel super confident and excited about partying with all your friends for the first time in over a year (and who could blame you!) not every one of your guests is going to feel the same.

A few basic safety measures can make all the difference to your guest’s comfort and peace of mind. Think about putting hand sanitizing stations around the party and ensuring there’s plenty of ventilation by opening all the windows and doors – or you could go one better and hold the party in the garden! (more on that later). You could even ask your guests to perform a lateral flow test before attending – packs of seven are free from the NHS.

2. Ensure a great party regardless of the weather and hire a gazebo

An outdoor setting really does make a post-lockdown party feel that little bit safer. But relying on the British weather can be a little bit of a gamble! A super easy solution is to hire a gazebo or giant tipi for your party. Companies like Cotswold Tipis offer incredible giant tipis perfect for private parties – they’ll even come and erect the whole thing, and take it all away when you’re done!

an outdoor garden party at night
3. Get the party started with a light-up dance floor

Before we turn to your professional party band, let's pay a little attention to the dance floor. One way to make your big night feel truly special is to add a light-up dancefloor to your party inventory. Elizabeth James Events offer some of the best in the industry, they deliver nationally, and their booking includes fitting and pack-down. This is such a fun way to really add a bit of glitz to your post lockdown party!

4. Make your catering one less thing to worry about with a street food van

One easy way to relieve the stresses of planning are big party is to look to outside catering. It might seem like an extravagance but once you crunch the numbers, there’s not a massive financial difference in getting the professionals in! We here at Tailored Entertainment love a street food van. Companies like Eat The Street offer a full range of street food menus, all served from their own fleet of super cool food trucks. And once the party comes to an end, you’re not left with a single plate to wash up!

light up dancefloor for 40th birthday party by elizabeth james events
5. It’s all about the party band

Finally, lets turn our attention to the most important part of any party – the music! A live band simply makes a party. And hiring a professional party band can really take your big night to the next level. Here’s three great options covering a couple of different genres!

For indie rock fans

BRIGHTSIDE £1145

Nothing quite gets the party started like a fiery indie-rock party band. We represent some of the best in the country, and Brightside are very high on that list. Their combination of contemporary indie headliners and singalong party classics makes them a real crowd-pleaser, with something for everyone on offer in a dance-floor-packing live show.

For dance anthem lovers

NEON £1835

Dance anthem party bands are a pretty new addition to the professional covers band scene in recent years, and we absolutely love what they bring to the table. Neon is one of our most popular acts in this style, bringing the energy of an Ibiza club night to your post lockdown party. And what’s not to love about that?

For the biggest parties

SOUL SUPREME £3770

Some parties require entertainment that’s truly next-level. If you’re looking for live entertainment to match the glamour of a big event, a premium show-band is definitely the way to go. Of all of the world-class show bands on our roster, Soul Supreme are one of the hottest – an 8-piece soul and Motown revue of the very highest order. And nothing gets the dance floor packed quite like timeless soul and Motown!

So there you have it. Five great tips on nailing your post lockdown party! Fancy booking one of the bands above? Contact us on 0800 564 2240 to talk to one of our expert team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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