Top Tips for Event Managers and Event Management Post Covid-19

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Top Tips for Event Managers and Event Management Post Covid-19

As we navigate through a new norm, we look at just some points that you may find useful when we you are planning an event after Corona Virus. We suggest some top tips and considerations during your planning process.

1. Start Planning Early

Begin planning as soon as you possibly can. If your event is a large event you should realistically begin planning, it four to six months in advance. Smaller events need at least one month to plan. To keep the final run up to the event flowing smoothly, try to ensure that
all supplier contracts are completed a few weeks before the event and remember follow up, follow up, follow up. Keep everything in writing and cover your back after all key communication. Read up on the latest legislation on holding events and include them in your plans. Allow extra time for these new processes

2. Remain Flexible

Over the process of planning the event, things are going to change, and you need to react and respond quickly. Whether it is event times, locations or even the type of event you’re hosting, you need to ensure that you’re flexible and can meet the changing demands. You
may find that something that was health and safety policy 6 months ago, may have changed again. Be prepared to remain agile.

3. Suppliers and costs

Covid-19 has devastated the events industry and many suppliers may not be in existence. Even with fewer suppliers, ensure you negotiate but remember there may be higher costs as even the suppliers need to plan and cost in changes due to Covid-19. Remember that
with every event there will be unforeseen costs, so try to negotiate price but leave at least 10% of your budget as a buffer for changes that occur along the way. Keep all contracts and notes for all suppliers and if things change and you need to communicate, ensure you do it immediately after the change. Its so easy to forget to update them.

4. Delegate Responsibilities

Break up the various tasks of the event and group them in area’s (e.g. registration, dinner, health and safety, internal communication, conference management, supplier management). Assign an area to each member of your team but ensure you have a weekly catch up with them to ensure that the project is on schedule. These Team Members are solely responsible for their own area they will be much more clued into small detail changes especially related to the new norm of events. In terms of who gets what, look at key individual skills and assign tasks according to their skills and experience.

5. Create an Event Planning Manual

In order to keep everyone on the same page, create a master project document that details everything to do with the event, including presentation slides, Risk Assessments, table plans, supplier contracts, delegate lists, timings and the floor plan. With a shared event manual, each project member can refer to plans throughout the day, and your entire team can spot if something is out of place.

6. Have a Plan B

The very nature of events makes them open to small changes or issues at the last minute or on the day. For example, there may be an accident on the motorway, an item may not turn up or a speaker maybe sick on the day. We suggest that you identify they key risks that could occur and have a backup plan for each. By identifying key risk, you can understand the big issues and perhaps even exclude them from the event

7. Rehearsals and Walk Through

We suggest a project walk through about 2-3 weeks before the event, the entire plan of the day and event process. Organise a project planning meeting and talk through the day maybe at the venue so that you understand all the elements as you may not be familiar with the timings and complexities that could occur as a result of social distancing, new floorplans etc. Maybe walk through everything, from initial set up to the follow up process. Often complications are highlighted at these site visit, and you will have time to correct them.

8. Communicate Everything Clearly

Ensure delegates clearly understand the process and the changes that you must follow at your event. Communicate it prior to the event but also on the day. We like infographics so people understand instructions clearly – Pictures paint a thousand words and there are lots of templates available for the requirements for post Covid for branded communication. Your venue will also have to display these too.

9. Virtual Events

Many people may not be able to attend this event either due to travel restrictions or due to floorplan restrictions. You may consider staggering attendance throughout the day and run the same conference in the morning and afternoon. Alternatively, you may consider
streaming the whole meeting for others to watch remotely. Maintain your social media presence throughout the day and maybe send a summary of salient points on-line – it’s a great way of maintaining good recall of key messages.

10. Follow-up Immediately

Once the event is over, many organisers fall into a common pitfall – taking a break. While the event is over, it’s important to make notes of learning – key things that worked and didn’t work for next time. We are working through a new norm and it’s important to get feedback from the team, attendees, and suppliers. Video the event so that you can share the event again in the future to help re-energise teams or remember key elements. Following up with attendees is so easy through survey monkey or a similar platform or maybe via feedback on social media, to demonstrate the success of the event. Whilst this is not a fully comprehensive list of considerations, we hope these ideas help you to think of how you will need to think differently as we start to return to events in the future. Nothing will be the same for a while, so we do suggest speaking to your venue, suppliers and consult Government regulations and guidelines during the planning process.

A Focus on a Favourite Nottingham Venue – Devere Orchard Hotel

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Traditional Christmas Tree at DeVere Orchard Hotel
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Summer Garden Party Theme at DeVere Orchard Hotel Nottingham
Games Area at DeVere Orchard Hotel
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Peacock Themed Christmas Tree
Orchard Hotel Launch Party
Traditional Christmas Tree at DeVere Orchard Hotel
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Summer Garden Party Theme at DeVere Orchard Hotel Nottingham
Games Area at DeVere Orchard Hotel
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A Focus on a Favourite Nottingham Venue – Devere Orchard Hotel

As Event Professionals, we’re lucky enough to visit and work with been visiting many venues and have developed great connections with the venue and their team. We’d like to talk about a venue that we’ve known since it first opened and over the past few years, we’ve created some magical installations there. We lovingly talk about a Nottingham favourite venue DeVere Orchard Hotel.

The venue is not just known for its sustainability, but also its incredible professional Sales and Operations team who deliver personal service like a small boutique hotel whilst having the branded badge of DeVere. The venue offers great options for holding large and small
events across the site. Let’s discover some of our favourite events that we have worked on here;

A Venue for Large and Small Events in Nottingham DeVere Orchard Hotel is gorgeous. Its set in 330 acres of the University of Nottingham’s landscaped parkland so it feels like you’re a million miles away but you’re not! De Vere Orchard Hotel is a stylish, eco-friendly hotel featuring 202 bedrooms located next to De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre. The hotel has an incredibly reputation for its consideration for the environment.

Awarded with Best Sustainable Venue at the CHS 2017 and 2019 Awards, at De Vere Orchard Hotel. Its modern design makes the most of natural daylight making the environment bright and welcoming, even on a dull day!

With a choice of four meeting rooms plus a range of larger event spaces at the neighbouring De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre and nearby De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre, you’ll discover a productive setting for meetings, conferences, training and teambuilding.

Highlights of the Hotel

We share some of our most favourite events at the hotel over the years which gives you great ideas of how versatile the venue is for a range of events and just why we love working there!

Launch Event in November 2012

Eventologists worked on the launch party for when the hotel first opened. With the sustainability credentials that the hotel has and its name, we created an orchard of blossom trees in the venue along with an electric atmosphere created through entertainment and music. Though it was many years ago, the event is still one that stands out for us. Here is the video link of the launch!

Christmas Tree Installation and Decoration

We have designed some unique Christmas Tree Installations at DeVere Orchard Hotel and DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre. Our commercial Christmas tree decorating service is available to take the stress away from decorating your own Christmas Trees. Doing it yourself seems a great idea, until you have to replicate it several times or when you have deadlines to meet. Themes we’ve included in the past includes organic and rustic themed Christmas Trees, Traditional Christmas Tree Theme, White and Silver Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree and even a peacock colour Christmas tree.

Venue Décor – Broadway Theme May 2016

In 2016, we were given just 4 hours to transform the reception area at DeVere Orchard Hotel for a Broadway Themed gala dinner. The themed supplier dinner included black and white feather plume table centres, black table décor, stunning crystal chandelier table centres and Broadway themed backdrops and lightboxes. Guests were entertained by an array of Broadway Themed entertainers who delivered a Broadway Themed Cabaret Show with songs from our most loved West End Shows.

Summer Corporate Gala – Great British Theme 2018

In 2018, we were given a task of transforming the lobby area and restaurant of the DeVere Hotel to a Great British Themed gala dinner. The Summer Garden Party was designed to be a casual corporate event with entertainment from fun fair stalls, circus entertainers and British themed entertainers from the moment that guests walked in. Décor include summer artificial trees, artificial turf hire, foliage pillar wraps, stunning foliage table centres and living walls and sponsor walls!

DeVere feels like our baby, as we have worked there since day 1. We are looking forward to the time we can see our friends there and seeing the renovation works that they started just before lockdown. This venue is a go-to space for Events in Nottingham and a Corporate Venue in Nottingham that has all the attributes that any Event Planner or Venue Search Agency is looking for!

Over 25 years of History at Hilton Birmingham Metropole

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Over 25 years of History at Hilton Birmingham Metropole

As Event Professionals, who have grown up in the exciting world of events, we’ve been visiting many venues in our teens and watched the changes as they open, grow and develop. We present some nostalgic memories and events over the past few years of one of our favourite venues Birmingham Hilton Metropole.

When we first started working at Birmingham Hilton Metropole, we recall the first few years when the famous Monarch Suite opened. Now over the years, we have worked on numerous events at Kings Suite, Monarch Suite and have even held events at our own at the Palace Suite and Library Suite!

The venue has a great Sales Team and Operations team to support client events teams deliver spectacular events. The venue is the largest venue in the West Midlands hosting over 1500 events annually.

A Venue for Large Events in The West Midlands

Birmingham Hilton Metropole is so centrally based, its location makes it so convenient for event companies and clients across the country. The venue has 33 function rooms to all many types of meetings and conventions of different sizes. From the Monarch Suite with a capacity of 2,000 delegates to smaller event space – the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel is one of the premier conference hotels in both the UK and Europe.

We have worked at Hilton Birmingham Hotel for many different events from charity events, to gala dinners to scrumptious breakfast meetings to an impressive, dazzling awards dinner.

Highlights of the Hotel

We share some of our most favourite events at the hotel over the years which gives you great ideas of how versatile the venue is for a range of events and just why we love working there!

Catwalk design in 2010

Eventologists worked on a stunning catwalk design with a theme that resembled Alice in Winterland. A gorgeous ribbon canopy ceiling which swayed and displayed rainbow colours as light hit it!

Tree Hire at Luxury Wedding 2012

In 2012, we booked Palace Suite for our own family wedding. The event was attended by over 600 people and it was this event that we designed and made our stunning blossom trees that we are so well known for. Following the impeccable service that we experienced from Hilton Hotel, we have been the biggest fans of the venue, always recommending it as a great space to hold events! 

Venue Transformation in the Palace Suite 2016

In 2016, we designed and produced a stunning domed floral chandelier for an event in the Palace Suite for the after party for a Pub Group. This was bespoke production transformed the room into a luxury nightclub that was attended by almost 3000 guests over 4 nights. 

Venue Transformation with Metro Production Group October 2017

We worked with Metro Production Group on a stunning gala dinner and awards event where they had designed and installed an awesome stage set with a heart design and really funky lighting. Inspired  by the design, Eventologists designed table centres that held hearts to link with the stage design. 

Las Vegas Theme for PWC March 2018

Our Event stylists worked on an awesome event for PWC in the Monarch Suite where the after conference theme was Vegas. The Eventologists team transformed the Monarch Suite into a an opulent dining area with a stunning Vegas style entrance with iconic Vegas Props that you would expect to see at the famous Vegas Hotels include 2 large Sphinx props at the doorway and an Eiffel Tower. After dinner, we transformed the Warwick Suite and lobby into a classy casino with slot machines, casino games and even roaming magicians!

Bar Design for Ciroc Vodka 2019

The brief was cool and contemporary for a Ciroc branded bar and Eventologists Design Team created a stunning uber chic VIP bar with funky seating, contemporary ceiling with pixel tubes hanging from the ceiling, a stunning mirror floor along with mirror furniture and Ciroc branded angel wings!

Hilton Christmas Party December 2019

Eventologists delivered the most gorgeous Peaky Blinders Themed Party for the Hilton Birmingham Metropole staff. No guys deserve to let their hair down more than the Hilton Team. This 20’s Great Gatsby theme night inspired many to dress up, reenact scenes from Peaky Blinders and even act like gangsters from the Prohibition age. Eventologists delivered a stunning 20’s themed entrance outside the Monarch Suite, opulent Gold Lamp Table Centres and a gold tree prop in the chill out seating area – 20’s themed entertainers added to the ambience on the night – what a great memorable night for everyone!

Crufts at Hilton Birmingham Metropole March 2020

One of the very last installations before lockdown was a very British theme to celebrate Crufts 2020 including some very cute lit Dog Table Centres. We created a Traditional Pub Garden Theme for this very famous British annual show which included chill-out sofa hire, picnic table hire and other Pub Themed Décor to make both owners and their pooches as comfy as possible.

And this is why we love Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The rooms offer so many possibilities for all sorts of events and we have worked there for such a long time that our history that they are our friends and right now we miss being there right now during lockdown. We miss working there and having the banter that we usually have with staff and colleagues. They stand as a beacon for the events industry in Birmingham and we wish them well as they start to return back to business in the not so distant future!

Creating Virtual Entertainment for a New Workplace

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Creating Virtual Entertainment for a New Workplace

As some of our clients return to work and miss the magic touch that Events Companies add the live excitement that theming and entertainment added to live conferences and internal events, we thought to share ideas on how conference calls, internal meetings and zoom calls could be more interesting by including virtual ideas.

Zoom, Microsoft Team, WhatsApp and other video have defined working from home in isolation as a new way of working but don’t we all miss the banter and spontaneous fun that we’ve all had at events. Whilst we have new parameters of working, we can totally create these same moments by offering virtual entertainment and also doing interesting things ourselves to get reaction and recall of attendees.

By breaking up meetings with something out of the ordinary, we can engage more with the audience, create higher recall and improve moods and mindsets at a time that is quite stressful for many!

Here are 10 tips of how you can energise virtual meetings through more engaging spaces and activity.


Whilst we appreciate how difficult it is working from home currently, instead of working from your usual work space, can you spice it up and work from your garden? Or a room with funky curtains to change the backdrop. How about adding a virtual backdrop behind you to match the theme of the meeting? With some planning, your backdrop could even be real and you could add some props to make it more real!


Missing Friday night drinks? Put your glad rags on and have a virtual drinks catch up. We can even enhance the ambience by organising a DJ to play your favourite tracks and encourage you to sing along with karaoke? You can even have dance-off with colleague!


Your performance at home and work is directly correlated with how you feel and many people right now just aren’t feeling the love for lockdown, isolation and being away from work! Book a session with a mindfulness and meditation expert whose therapies can enable you to relax and think more clearly and feel on top of the world.


Analysing your own skills and acquiring new skills is something that we have all done during this lockdown. We encourage teams to show off their newly acquired skills – how about organising your own Britain’s Got Talent. Perhaps even have a session to learn new tricks from a magician or juggler who can be really get people having fun!

  1. Virtual Bingo

Bingo is such a fun game which you can also play virtually to make working more fun. Bingo is a classic game that most people know how to play, and a version for remote teams that is quick and easy adds fun element that could be repeated weekly but you could even hire a bingo caller to make it more memorable and fun!

  1. Secret Santa comes early

Christmas doesn’t need to be once a year, you could make it rewarding by sending surprise gifts to teams each month from eachother and opening the gifts at a team meeting! Gifts could be related to work or even ones that make home-working more fun, such as unusual flavour coffee’s, interesting stationary gifts – just little personal touches to make people feel loved!

  1. Pets having fun!

One of our favourites, is a company social insta account where you can post pictures of pets and animals doing silly things. Pets are great stress relievers during this time and people are doing so many funny things that they would love to share. It’s a great ice-breaker and giggle during a coffee break!

  1. Origami Company Ark

You could ask each team member to cut squares of coloured or copy paper and then start creating the animals that travel on the Company’s Ark.

We can organise an origami artist to teach the team a new origami animal or you can go onto

Each week teams can make a new animal to add to their collection from cranes, cats, birds, four legged furry friends to others Team members can build a whole menagerie of animals that they can add to your company ark!



  1. Typing Speed Race

To start a typing test using or Then, post your results on your company scoreboard. Everyone should take the same test to ensure its fair. Its so much fun but you can also learn a thing or two about touch typing!

  1. Recipe Share

During lockdown, recipe shares, recipe videos and sales of , sales of baking ingredients have rocketed as people are having to cook and eating at home. Why not create a show and tell ‘recipe share’ themed around different foods – breakfast, lunch, dinner, picnic, family secret recipe etc?! You could share these recipe’s and create a company cook book! It’s takes  great skill to communicate a precise recipe with thought of the process and clarity for the reader, so they are training whilst they are doing! Our favourite recipes during lockdown have been:

Jack Munroe AKA @BootstrapCook

Jamie Oliver AKA @jamieoliver

Nadiya Husain AKA @nadiajhussain

BBC Good Food AKA @bbcgoodfood

Nisha Parmar AKA nishascookingagain

11. Virtual School Trips (Company Days Out)

We all loved face to face and going to new places, hotels, venues and team outings!  If you can’t make it to your favourite places for a day out, then they can come to you. Have a picnic with your remote team, and have a virtual tour of some really cool places. They don’t just need to be in the UK, you can even go abroad for the day to check out places you’ve always wanted to visit!

Check out some of the places we’ve been visiting;


12. Online Team Building Lunch & Learn

A simple way to start with online team building is to get your virtual teams to meet and learn together – you could invite an expert to lead the session. You can find people to speak about topics like marketing, science, health and wellness, social media, home working, time management and more. A good learning session is about 60 minutes and you could encourage this learning during lunch – maybe have something delivered to them?

A great way of continuing the learning is encouraging the team to suggest a bank of topics and have 1 topic a week that is covered to add variety and also ensure that everyone’s needs are met.

13. Remote Gala Dinner

We are all missing the nights out, awards dinners and gala dinners right now so how about holding virtual gala events with your own cooked meal? You could even invite colleagues who are oceans apart. To make it more interesting, you could ask everyone to make the same meal from a menu so that it really feels like you are at an awards dinner. Perhaps you can integrate some professional entertainment such as a saxophonist whilst you are dining and then party or dancing games afterwards? You can also include a section on recognition awards as part of the evening.

14. Caricature or Drawing Competition

Most people would love to draw well but don’t know where to start, why not make this virtual team building activity with a caricaturist who can give an initial lesson? Create this experience into an event by allocating a person for each person to draw within 15-20 minutes. At the end of the time, bring
everyone into a main virtual meeting to showcase your portrait pictures!


When Eventologists went to Crufts April 2020

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Light Up Dog Table Centres
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Dog Friendly Pub at HBM
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When Eventologists went to Crufts April 2020

We have the pleasure of working with pet related events for corporate events throughout the country. We had the pleasure of creating an English Pub Theme for Crufts this year!

The Theme

How else do you spend lazy summer evenings and cold winter nights in a small village? In the local of course, with a pint in one hand and your dog in toe! Eventologists were asked to create a pub scene for owners and their dogs to chillax during meals for attendees of the famous Crufts Show 2020.  Also requested was a space that was dedicated to man’s best friend and their owners to feel cosy – just like the local pub would be. Our Event Stylists – who are all dog lovers, selected some typical Pub Themed Props to dress the room. Props included Beer barrels used as poseur tables, Rustic Bar Tables and bar stools, Pub signs, A frame signs, An artificial oak tree which took central stage in the room, Comfy sofa’s and bar stools for the lounge bar and of course no pub would be complete without pub picnic benches!

There was a Crufts Theme Gala Event each day and our Light Up Labrador Table Centres glowed on tables complete with paw print branded boxes to sit on. AWWW you say – yes we said! They were just the cutest pooches of the show and should have won an award just for being so stunning sat on tables!

The Venue

Everyone loves their dog and we try and take them everywhere we can if we get the chance. More and more venues and hotels around the country are embracing the requirement to be more dog friendly and in particular the Hilton Hotels groupare leading the way creating spaces where dog and owner can feel welcome and comfortable. Being dog owners ourselves, we love Hilton Hotelsand always make it a point of booking Hilton as we know our little office dog Monkey will be welcome! Crufts is always hosted at The NECwith Hilton Birmingham Metropole being a main staycation for pet and owner. In fact our dog Monkey has had many fond visits to Hilton trotting around like a Quality Controller!

To find out more, please speak to one of our Event Experts today.

100 things to do while stuck indoors on lockdown!

As events are cancelled, venues close, public places close their doors, shops close, sporting events are cancelled, foreign travel banned, schools are closed and tourist hot spots are shut down, What’s there to do while stuck indoors? We’ve compiled 100 suggestions to help make your lockdown time fun and interesting – and perhaps life transforming!

1. Complete a jigsaw or puzzle: Puzzles are great for brain training and come in so many forms – how about a giant jigsaw, a Rubik’s Cube, wordsearch, sudoku or Crossword puzzle?

2. Start a journal. It’s a great way of getting everything off your chest, it can be about the coronavirus, your life or even directed to someone but it’s a diary that’s never seen or read by anyone else!

3. Learn an instrument – If it doesn’t bother your neighbours why not play a few strings and strike a few chords

4. Make peace with friends and family – if there is anything we’ve learnt from Coronavirus is life is too precious and it feels great to make peace if you’ve fallen out with someone!

5. Write – blogs, autobiographies, poetry. We all have a story to tell even if it’s just for our family! Just try it!

6. Box sets and movies – make a list of all the box sets you want to catch up on and really long movies and veg out on the sofa for a tvfest! 

7. Learn a language – If you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, here’s your chance! Babble is a great app to start learning!

8. Reading – it’s the most relaxing pass time and helps to slow the brain and reduce stress. Whatever you enjoy – read it cover to cove and review it on Facebook to inspire your friends!

9. Meditation and mindfulness – there are amazing guided meditations on YouTube to follow by Louise Hay, Deepak Chopra, Ekhart Tohle and others so lie down with your eyes closed, palms up and while focusing on your breath whilst those soothing words slow down your thinking and calm your mind!

10. Affirmations  – can’t stop the negative thoughts about Coronavirus? Pick an affirmation that helps to boost your immunity just by what you say to it!

11. Indoor Aerobics – squeeze into that lycra and do a virtual class! Everyone’s offering them – there’s so many options to choose from

12. Go to the Med in your mind – create the most amazing meze for dinner from what you have in your and cupboard and sip it with a glass of something bubbly – close your eyes and go on holiday!

13. Learn a new skill – there are so many lessons on-line of weird and wonderful skills you can pick up, circus poi, belly dancing, baking, cooking, jewellery-making, knitting – you can target yourself with a new skill a week

14. Learn whilst teaching the kids – forgotten the difference between sin, cosine and tangent ? home school yourself whilst teaching the children!

15. Dance – whether its on the wi, karaoke or just whilst watching MTV, groove to the tunes of your favourite track and get those hips moving!

16. Board Games – spend time with the family if you’re not self-isolating to play a board game for hours of fun and laughter!

17. Catch up on your favourite soap – go on have a binge afternoon on the sofa under a duvet

18. Organise – have a spring clean! Tackle a cupboard a day! Organize your Tupperware so that the lids match the containers, get a charity box ready of old stuff

19. Go through that Wardrobe and de-clutter – try on all your clothes and be ruthless! Serve that 6 month rule to anything you haven’t worn and get those clothes bank bags ready

20. Get those green fingers gardening – its spring and a lovely time to grow things in the house and garden! 

21. Cook something new – whether you dream to be Nigella or Jamie show off your culinary skills with a new dish or cooking skill you’ve never tried!

22. The smell of fresh bread – MMMmmmm – there’s nothing more relaxing than bread making by hand and then diving into a warm loaf with a big helping of butter!

23. Oscars Night – catch up on all those Bafta and Oscar winning films that you only manage to watch on a flight! 

24. TikTok – create an exercise or dance routine on TikTok and shed those pounds 

25. Video diaries – share great news via videos and Facebook with friends and family. 

26. Teach online – do you have a great skill that you can share with the world? Maybe its make-up? Skincare? Alternative remedies? Clever Hacks? Whatever it is be proud and share them with the word?

27. Help the most vulnerable – offer your assistance to someone who needs help shopping, cooking and cleaning 

28. Start a project – Knit or crochet a scarf for a friend or relative who will love something that’s so personal

29. Video Calls – Use Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp or zoom with your long-distance friends and family

30. Organise those toiletries – Let’s face it, we are all guilty of half empty, finished cosmetics and toiletries in our bathroom and handbags – here’s your chance to clear it out

31. Paint a portrait – Learn how to draw and paint – start off with your plant, then a person and who knows there could be a Van Gogh in you! Its so therapeutic!  

32. Pull out those smelly salts and candles and take a long bubble bath to soothe the day away

33. Make a classic cocktail, from negronis to Manhattans and aperol spritzes. Don’t forget the garnish.

34. Adult Colouring books – so fashionable as a way to reax and concentrate adult painting books are just so much fun

35. Take time to reflect – What goals are you setting for yourself when we all get back to normality? What do you most wish to achieve in your life? What are you going to do less of? Get writing and make that change

36. Book of wishes – create your very own book or dreams and wishes of what you want to create in your life and watch those thoughts become things as you write them down and start believing that you have them! 

37. Get Handy – fix those niggly things you put off every weekend – pull out the toolbox and get the house summer ready with your DIY skills

38. Family Fun – Turn your living room into a sleepover for the kids with all blankets, popcorn and movies.

39. Moisturise those hands – after washing your hands every hour, they become dry and wrinkly – get moisturising and looking after your hands and nails!

40. Pilates and Yoga – stretch those muscles and lengthen those limbs with a Pilates or Yoga workout

41. Old fashioned games – teach your kids old fashioned games lie hopscotch, cat’s cradle and others for hours of fun 

42. Learn how to change your hair style – hair ups, pinned up, buns and plaits

43. Design your family tree – there are so many Apps such as DNA Ancestry and My Heritage to help you to create your family tree and leave a piece of history

44. Create History – Interview your parents and grandparents over the phone and save the audio about their life in the good old days  

45. Clear your phone – go through your camera roll and delete downloads and images to give the phone some space again

46. Make a collage – pick out those favourite pics of each member your family and friends and make a photo / scrap book of them

47. Calender it – request everyone send their birthdates and create a family calendar so you never miss a date!

48. Gratefulness exercises – Make a list of things for which you are grateful and remind yourself of them every morning and every night 

49. Cocktail masterclass – raid the drinks cupboard and create the most delectable cocktails to devour!

50. Money Saving Ideas – if you’re not making money, you can save money! review your finances and look at where you can save money, cut costs and refinance to save more money. 

51. Freezer suppliers – batch cook every night so you have Tupperware containers of food on the days you feel lazy!

52. Save food – freeze foods near their use by date so that you can pull them out to reduce your social interaction at supermarkets and local shops

53. Support retail – Buy a gift cards from your favorite businesses to help keep them in business while we lockdown.

54. Review your diet – always feel you don’t have time to review your own eating habits to get more healthy? well write a food diary and create your own diet plan to start a new way of living whilst you have the chance!

55. Write a book with your children – Pick a character and each member writes a chapter about their adventures everyday whilst self-isolating

56. Family Competitions – How about getting the family to have fun with cleaning competitions, Scrabble tournaments to teach new words, cooking competitions

57. Organise that shoe cupboard – get rid of old footwear with a clear out of the shoe cupboard

58. What’s in that Garage stays in that Garage! Not now you could get ready for that next car boot sale by organising your old stuff and garage antiques!

59. Share a videocall – get all the family sharing a video call with the grand parents to make their day

60. Volunteer – if you are fit and well, why not volunteer to help those in need, the NHS or neighbours who can’t get out whilst following government guidelines!

61. Write your CV – have you been putting off writing that CV for your next job. Here’s your chance! There’s lots of resources on-line to make sure you shine when you finally apply for that dream job!

62. Write a letter or card to your loved ones. Its personal, its old fashioned and its just so heart-warming! 

63. Clear up that computer – put your affairs in order on your PC by organising and filing documents into folders and subjects

64. If your drier always chews up one sock and you have a drawer full of mismatches – rearrange your sock drawer – it will save hours in the long run

65. Create a list of countries you want to visit when you are finally allowed to travel

66. Days Out – make a plan of all the museums, sporting events and concerts you want to visit when they finally reopen.

67. Teach your pet new tricks – spend an hour teaching your dog new tricks for an hour of stress relief 

68. Rearrange your furniture to make it seem like your home is a totally different space. 

69. Learn card tricks – Practice shuffling playing cards and learning new card tricks like the pro’s do

70. Organize your spice cabinet in order of how often you use them!

71. Clear the garden – clean the garden and make it summer ready for when we can finally enjoy a beer on the sun lounger!

72. Do sums in your head – relying too much on the calculator or phone. Start adding up sums in your head, the old fashioned way!

73. Home school – create a school environment for the kids, it provides great structure and ensures that they don’t get into bad habits

74. Catch up on snoozing – catch up on your zzzz’s by going to sleep early. Its good for your physical and mental health

75. Organise your paperwork – if you are terrible at least unopened mail and bills at the bottom of the stairs, here’s the time to put everything in order in a folder so its easily accessible and you start to understand more about your personal affairs as well as throwing away all that junk mail

76. Learn a new style of dance via YouTube, from bhangra, belly dancing, strictly ballroom to breaking dancing

77. Update or write your will and organize your affairs. Its morbid but let’s face it. It’s a task many of us avoid because we put it off, now we have the time, its great to be organised 

78. Create a space for circuit training with the family to get that blood pumping

79. Bring out the Lego and have a family competition of building the most realistic structure!

80. Birdwatch in your garden – create a haven in your garden for birds to feed and see if you can identify all the spring birds that are cheeping at the moment

81. Covid beards are a thing! Grow it, moisturize it, groom it, love it.

82.  Learn how to be ambidextrous by doing things with your other hand, from writing to brushing your teeth. Its great training!

83. Do some breathing exercises – in times of stress we are not aware that we don’t breathe properly with many of us who shallow breath. Become conscious of your breath and fill your lungs and body with oxygen

84. Attempt things with your non-dominant hand, from writing to brushing your teeth. Prepare to be frustrated.

85. listen to your favourite podcasts whilst doing the cleaning – catch up on your favourite podcasts or enhance your knowledge through Tedtalks with bitesize teachings

86. Memorise your favourite song for a family sing song night – make it a game so you start a song which begins with the last letter of the last song!

87. Organise all your photos and memories into an album or a memory box if you find yourself finding cards and photo’s at the bottom of every draw

88. Learn Magic – show off your party skills when we all celebrate the end of lockdown by learning some magic tricks

89. Deep moisturise for hair – use coconut and almond oil the night before for a deep cleansing hair treatment for those long locks

90. Learn Feng Shui – the house can become filled with lots of mixed energy and emotions as you are constantly in the house. Learn about how Feng Shui can help to maintain good energy in the house

91. Make people laugh – create a skit, tell jokes and do something silly! Keep the atmosphere light with happiness and laughter

92. Donate to Food Bans – If you are able to help families struggling to get meals, there are charities and supermarkets where you can donate to food banks

93. Learn a new word and use it in a sentence each day – why not pick up a dictionary and learn a new word that you can understand the meaning of to stretch those muscles in the head

94. Learn a champion board game – master a classic game of chess or draughts for long games with a whisky through the night

95. Slow down – we all move at a million miles an hour normally. We don’t have a choice but to slow down right now. Enjoy a new pace of living!

96. Create a quiet space and haven in the house for when it gets too much – breath, listen to music, light candles and enjoy happy thoughts so that you can get back to the rest of the gang, a happier person

97. Make a list of all the good points about your partner and read them aloud so that they know you appreciate them!

98. Random acts of kindness – help a neighbour, help someone understand their rights whilst we are all off, do more in the house, say nice things to family and friends. Being kind increases your feeling of well-being!

99. Pretend you’re at school again – imagine this lockdown as being at home in the school holidays and enjoy every minute of being at home as its probably been a long time since you had this time to do nothing, something and everything!

100. Live in the present – we are all living in uncertain times and it’s a great time to learn not to dwell on the past or think of the future. Just enjoy hear and now

Happy Self isolating all!

Our response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

To all our customers and followers

We wanted to let you know of some of the measures we have taken in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and to assure you of our commitment to continue supporting our clients during this difficult time and as the country starts to recover from this crisis. The health, wellbeing and safety of our customers, our staff and other suppliers we work with is of paramount importance and we will continue to follow the latest guidance to ensure we maximise our efforts in containing the spread in any environment we work in.

Business Continuity Plan
The Events and Hospitality Industry has been exceptionally hard hit by the Covid-19 outbreak and the impact of cancellations of events and gatherings has been immense but health and safety remains our priority and we are following national guidance in a responsible manner and have implemented our Business Continuity Plan in the following way.

Some of the measures we have taken

Our commitment to clients

We live in unprecedented circumstances and we are committed to continuing to support our clients and we are confident that the measures we have taken to mitigate the risk (as much as possible) will be effective. We are confident there will be no change to the service levels we are currently offering. Customers who have booked or looking to book our services can be confident that we will honour any bookings at an agreed later date that have to be postponed due to Covid-19. However, we also recognise the uncertainty many businesses are facing and would like to reassure you of our commitment to your business and are already in discussions with many customers about recovery and continuity once the severity of this crisis reduces.

Thank you


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The Eventologists Team have created a really exciting new product range to help companies organise internal events this quarter

We have recently seen an increase in demand for theming for smaller and on-site events and share some examples from clients already seeing substantial benefits of changing spaces to engage and interact better with employees. Internal events are held in all sorts of shapes and sizes in boardrooms, canteens, at the desk, in open spaces, in awkward spaces!  With the emergence of immersive and experiential events, even internal events are looking at how to create more impact when communicating with internal departments and teams. Our customers positively talk about their experience in theming and dressing spaces and the change in employee engagement. They often recite recall, feel good factor, better interpretation of strategy and greater understanding of key messages.

From Warehouse work spaces and breakouts and boardrooms, we create options to transform the space to match themes, strategies and objectives of the meeting! With a great selection of products  from furniture for hire, funky furniture for hire, exciting entrance features, social media walls, installations such as charging tables and artificial trees!

If you have an internal meeting that you are planning and wish to energise it or want to do something different, please do call us and we will be happy to brainstorm ideas that may inspire!

We are currently offering a promotional offer on Internal events, to transform any internal working space, from open plan offices, meeting rooms, canteens and many more.

Let's create amazing events Contact us

I wished to get in touch to say thank you for providing the centrepieces for the Gloucestershire Live Business Awards and working with us within our budget at such short notice. I also wanted to let you know that your staff was a pleasure to work with. Very friendly, professional and had the room setup with plenty of time to spare before guests arrived. Please pass on my thanks.

Louise Symonds, Regional Events Manager

I just wanted to drop a note to formally thank you for pulling out all of the stops for our Christmas Social – the Peaky Blinders theme went down a storm and it looked UNREAL! The decor, props, bespoke items and attention to detail really made the event last night. As ever, you and the team were complete professionals and a dream to work with. Huge thanks and appreciation, I look forward to the next event already!

Clair Stevens, Communications Manager

The room looked fab and we received some great comments. It was great to work with you again and it makes things run smoothly when we can rely on you and your team to get the job done. Gives peace of mind.

Sharon Bone, Events Manager

WOW, went to an event done by these guys and I was blown away. They transformed a banquet hall into something out of a fairytale. The staff are very friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.

Amish Thakrar, Marketing Manager

Thank you to you and your team for all your help and support with the table theming for our UK 60-Year Anniversary celebration last night. Right from the very beginning, everything was so very professional and easy. The tables, gifts and award were absolutely fabulous and really added to the whole ambience of the evening, and I have had many wonderful comments about them from our visitors.

Lesley Young, Marketing Communications Manager