Top 10 UK Party Hacks

It’s Party Time!

Who doesn’t love a good party!?!  Regardless of whether it’s a wedding, special birthday, house party, engagement, your child’s 4th birthday or your retirement party – it’s a great way to get friends and family together.

Organising a party though can be all kinds of hell.  We’re not all professional project managers and on top of that the costs can escalate quite quickly if you’re not savvy.  So, here are our favourite top 10 party hacks to save you time, money and make your party just that little bit different!

  1. Make a checklist – sounds obvious but the human brain can only handle 9 concurrent things at once, try it! When it’s written down it’s easy to add to it as you go.  That way, once everything’s ticked off you know you’ve got it all covered.  Nothing worse than the day of the party and realising you forgot the DJ (see point 8!)
  2. Create a dedicated party email address (like to avoid missing responses in amongst the spam and other emails in your usual inbox.
  3. When selecting a venue, consider off season or a different day. Shop around for venues and see what discounts are available.  Local community halls can be just as welcoming as the extremely pricey  17th Century Manor House you were looking at once you’ve got your decorations up.  Also, restaurants, local hotels and pubs have great rooms that are available to rent at reasonable prices.
  4. If you’re buying or renting services (wedding cakes, flowers etc) discuss offering photos of the items in use on the day for their website in return for a cheaper price. This is really useful for the company if they are a start-up and need real-life product photos in-situ for their social media marketing and website.
  5. Bucks Fizz or Mimosa for a welcome drink? Spice up your welcome drinks by pouring your Champagne or Prosecco over different coloured Candy Floss.  It gives it a sweeter taste and vibes up the colour, plus it means you can reduce your costs by not buying the expensive varieties.
  6. If you’re sending out RSVP cards, write a number on the top left corner. When they come back, you can quickly tick them off the list rather than running down a long list of names.
  7. Create a party hashtag. Like #Harpurs40th – that way any photos posted on social media like Instagram and Twitter will all be located in one easy to find place
  8. Avoid expensive DJ costs by hiring professional PA equipment and connecting your iPod. Not only can you be in control of your own music, thus avoiding annoying party classics like Superman and the Birdy Song, but it’s going to save you a ton of money.  rent speaker kits, microphones and disco lights out for all sizes of parties in the Midlands area.  iPod packages start from just £90 and your guests will be blown away by the sound quality and the amazing lighting set up.
  9. The food was perfect, the music pumping, everyone was in great spirits but how do you finish the night off to make sure it was a night to remember? Two words – surprise fireworks. Fireworks are a great way to celebrate a special event and finish off a great party. However, make it uber-different by organising a surprise firework display that the guests just weren’t expecting. can set up a display discreetly and so just when your guests think the night couldn’t get any better, you complete the night with an awesome celebratory firework display. Take a peek at our party fireworks packages here
  10. Do your research on good hangover remedies for the morning after!!!

Whatever you are celebrating, and whatever your budget, you can have an amazing party if you put your own personal stamp on it. So don’t stress, have a great party, oh and remember tip 10!!!

What is it you do again???

What is it that Electrify do again?




Actually, what is it that we don’t do!  We pulled this mind map together today to clarify our thinking on what our product was and what services we offer.  The list just went on and on:











  • PA Hire
    • DIY iPod Packages
    • Band PA Hire
    • Venue Packages
  • Pyro-musicals
  • Sound training




party lighting 


  • Musical Lightshows
  • Firework Lightshow pyro-musicals
  • Wedding displays – where fireworks aren’t permitted
  • Uplighting
  • Disco light hire
  • Product launches – specialist lit logos (gobos)

It’s more of a list than an elevator pitch, and it’s not exhaustive either. We could have carried on but we ran out of space.  Talking of elevator pitches, maybe it would be better to sum it up in one short, succinct sentence…

Electrify – the leading UK specialist in all things Fireworks, Lighting and Sound.

Terrace Opening Party @ The Walton, Nottingham

The Walton Hotel Fireworks

We are honoured and very, very excited to announce that we will be providing the sound systems, lighting show and fireworks display once again for this years’ terrace opening party at The Walton Hotel in Nottingham.  Not only is this an awesome location, with amazing staff and a beautiful boutique hotel, but they really know how to throw a party!   Last year was amazing, this year’s line-up of bands, singers and DJ’s looks top notch and the weather forecast is looking excellent too.

To do the venue and the artists justice we’re bringing our top of the range Nexo sound system guaranteed to blow the audience away with superb full range capability – from crisp clear highs to thumping lows.

All our PA equipment, whether you are wanting a sound system for gigs, parties or just something to plug your iPod into, can be rented at

The artists performing at The Walton are:

  • 12 – 12.30pm 1st Student Band
  • 12.30 – 1pm Adam Jay DJ
  • 1 – 1.30pm 2nd Student Band
  • 1.30 – 2pm Adam Jay DJ
  • 2 – 2.45pm Soul Kinda Wonderful
  • 2.45 – 3pm Adam Jay
  • 3 – 3.45pm Acoustic Abi
  • 3.45 – 5pm Adam Jay
  • 5 – 5.45pm Soul Kinda Wonderful
  • 5.45 – 6.15pm Adam Jay
  • 6.15 – 7pm Acoustic Abi
  • 7 – 9pm DJ Tique
  • 9 – 10pm DJ Woody
  • Further DJ sets from Adam Jay & DJ Woody at The Ropewalk until 2am


The Walton Nottingham Fireworks The Walton Terrace Nottingham

Then, to finish off what is going to be an outstanding Saturday night, Electrify will be providing our signature firework display with integrated lightshow – plus something just a little bit different to finish the night off.  You’ll have to be there to find out what!

Check out our amazing firework displays, pyromusicals and lightshows at

The Walton Nottingham Fireworks The Walton Nottingham Fireworks

We can’t think of a better way to kick start the summer. See you on Saturday night!


For More information & VIP Tickets (Guaranteed Entry), please visit

It’s spring, and officially wedding season…


By late February, all at Electrify are counting down the days until Spring with its’ longer days, warmer weather and all the floral beauty that goes with it.  It’s now May and I’m pleased to say that the blossom is on the trees, the birds are singing and the garden furniture is back out of the shed.

It’s this time of year when people start thinking about their weddings, and we at Electrify start attending wedding fayres to talk to couples about how they would like to celebrate their special day and how we can help them make it unique and memorable.

From May until September, it’s officially wedding season, and through the warmer months people are busy planning their special days.  Are you getting married over the next few years, will you be going to a close friend or relatives’ wedding?

At Electrify we have spent the winter months reviewing our displays and looking at ways to improve further on all that we do.  What can we do differently to further add that special sparkle to someone’s day?   We already do so much, and many of our customers didn’t realise that as well as wedding fireworks, we also do the following:

  • Fireworks for all types of celebrations
  • Pyromusicals – fireworks that are fired perfectly in time with your choices of music
  • Lighting shows to either go with your fireworks, or a lighting and music show without the fireworks (ideal for those venues that cannot permit fireworks)
  • PA & disco lighting hire – hire sound systems (speakers, microphone, amplifier) so you can plug in your own iPod or music player and play your own tunes

Our firework and lighting displays are well catalogued on our website in our Celebration Fireworks section.


Whilst we have specific wedding packages to make selecting a display easy for you, they are completely customisable and so a quick phone call to us and we can talk you through anything and everything you can do to make your wedding firework display even more unique.

Our lighting show packages can be viewed on our website at

 fireworks and lights #lightingshow Glitter Ball

In terms of hiring PA equipment, all the details can be found here at but what exactly is it for?

  • Are you getting married in the Midlands area (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, South Yorkshire)?
  • Do you want complete control over your music selection and playlist on your wedding day?
  • Do you want to save costs on paying for a Disco DJ?
  • Do you want really high quality speakers and lighting?

If you can say yes to the above then we can help.  High quality sound systems for hire at really economic prices, plug and play set up that anyone can follow and it’s as easy as picking it up, using it and then dropping it back when you’re finished.


So, if you’re planning your wedding or know someone that is, check out all that we can do to Electrify your day at