• 5 cool things you need to hire for your next big party

5 cool things you need to hire for your next big party

It can be a daunting task when it comes to event planning as there are so many different features to consider from lighting, stage set up to special effects and displays. But the trending theme throughout your planning process would most definitely be to create the ultimate wow factor for your audience in every aspect of the event.

So to make your life much easier, we’ve listed our top 5 favourite must-haves you need, that will guarantee your event will be a total success with your guests.

1: Switch on the lights

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Lighting is key, no matter what type of event you are hosting, you need the correct type of lighting to create the perfect ambiance and backdrop in the room. Put on a stunning light show for your guests using light strobes and LED-based moving head beams. At Hybrid AV, our specialist team can help you decide on all the lighting you need for your event based on your venue to help you create the atmosphere you envisage.

2: Create a selfie-station

Photo booths are a great way to keep your guests entertained on the night. Why not leave some props in the booth, so your guests can have fun creating memorable shots together. It’s also a great idea for giving your guests a souvenir from the night to remember.

3: Smoke machine

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Allow your guests to lose themselves on the dance floor by creating a misty ambience using smoke machines. Haze units or smoke machines are fantastic for creating that big party atmosphere in any venue.

At Hybrid AV, you can also hire our state-of-the-art bubble machines, if you really want to create a stunning spectacle for your guests.

4:  Arcade style dance machine

Bring the excitement of the arcades to your party with dance machines. This game is great fun for your guests to participate in or they can simply watch other players get their groove on.

5: Classic Dodgems


Now if you really want to go all out on your party, then you can hire bumper cars for your guests. Dodgems have been an all-time favourite for children and adults alike. However, it is on the pricier side, but if you don’t mind splashing out on creating THE party of the year, then dodgems are what you need.

If you have any questions about how you can get hold of the lighting and FX equipment, please feel free to contact us here.

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