In the midst of a busy summer party planning season we’re feeling reflective. Why do we love planning great parties and events? Because we love creating unforgettable experiences and wonderful memories.

It is widely recognised that immersive experiences, rather than material possessions, make you happy. Most of the parties that we organise are landmark celebrations for private clients. It’s these celebrations with extended family and friends that are the social experiences that are priceless.

Party guests on the dance floor rocking out to The RPJ Band

Party guests on the dance floor at a 1920’s inspired Great Gatsby party

Landmark Celebrations

18th, 21st, 40th and 50th birthday parties, weddings and wedding anniversaries are the landmark celebrations that we don’t get to do over. They’re a great excuse to see friends and family that we may not have seen in years. They’re a reason to dress up, get creative and indulge with great food and fun. When we do go large and celebrate in style with delicious catering, awesome entertainment and everything set up looking beautiful and exciting, it’s for one night only. The next day, when everything has been cleared away it can feel as if the whole party experience was just a Mirage

Giant hat tipis

Giant tipis with festoon lighting and the Rage pop-up nightclub in the garden of our client’s home for a summer birthday party celebration. 

The Party Experience

Formed originally as an event production company for large scale businesses, our private party planning grew organically as many of our corporate clients asked us to work with them personally. We bring the innovation and high production values of the corporate world to high-end private parties. We manage budgets to provide the best return and deliver thorough attention to detail for flawless and exceptional events, and fabulous parties. This means that your party experience is curated and produced with authenticity and to the highest standard to ensure all the elements are in place to delight your guests. Your event, like a great Hollywood film or London theatre show, has an unforgettable immersive theatrical quality – fabulous and always fun. These are the parties you remember forever. 

Havana Nights Themed Party Entrance

Havana Nights themed party entrance

Barn interior table setting with drapes and lighting

Oxfordshire Private Members Club Farmhouse Party

Once the party is over, you carry the memories forever, wherever you go.

Capture the Moments

Our top tip – try not to rely just on friends or family for capturing the memories. We always strongly recommend employing a professional photographer. Someone who doesn’t know the guests so they wont be caught up in socialising at your event. The one post party regret fed back to us is not having professional photos taken. We have trusted names on our books, photographers who we’ve vetted and worked with before so you’ll get the best results. For a one off fee, all of your family and friends have easy access to download photos post party with no hidden extra costs. Play it safe for no regrets. Also consider complementing professional photography with a photo pod and LED frame. 

Two ladies with LED photo frame

LED frame and themed party hostesses at a Burlesque Themed Party.  

girls having fun in front of a photo pod at a Rage pop-up nightclub party

Girls having fun in front of a photo pod at a Rage pop-up nightclub party.  

Party Planning Again

We’re always humbled when our clients come back to us again and again for their next big family celebration. From organising their own birthday party or anniversary, to then planning their children’s 16th, 18th, 21st and weddings, we love being their party people. And we love to talk parties. After an initial conversation with clients we’ll always arrange a site visit to discuss how we can create a totally bespoke environment and party experience each and every time. The result is a tailored, authentic, totally immersive atmosphere, for a truly unforgettable party.  

Planning a Party?

Mirage provide a full party planning service from venue sourcing, technical production, styling and lighting to entertainment and catering.

Mirage Parties have decades of luxury party planning and event management experience and a proven track record for limitless creativity and flawless event production. The very highest production values are intrinsic to our ways of working. We bring these high production values to private parties and we specialise in producing extraordinary party celebrations, from intimate occasions to star studded grand scale spectaculars.

Plan your party

Do get in touch. Call 01883 740400 or email info@mirageparties.co.uk

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