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Friday, 14 August 2015 00:00

What’s the difference between a normal MC, and a character MC? That’s like asking about the difference between decaf and a regular coffee, or a bicycle and a motorbike: you feel like you’re getting the same thing, but it’s just missing an extra oomph. Don’t get me wrong, having a traditional MC isn’t a bad thing. There are many types of events where oldies are goldies. But it’s important to open your mind up, and…

Monday, 10 August 2015 00:00

Often we get asked, “Are you events management?” and we would answer, “Yes, but…” I suppose the more accurate term, even though it’s not as mainstream, is “entertainment consultancy”. It perfectly summarizes what we do: we consult our clients on entertainment for their event. But that doesn’t really cover all the things that we do at Applause Entertainment, so let me break it down. So you’ve already read about some of the Event Customizations that…

Sunday, 02 August 2015 00:00

Achieve more in 60 seconds... While we may all have an ideal image of outdoor activities in our mind, the truth is, the weather is seldom the bright sunshine and endless blue skies that we all wish for. At the same time, a lack of imagination and creativity can mean that indoor activities can end up being extremely boring, or become expensive and overly-complicated. At Applause Entertainment, we have a range of indoor-based team-building activities…

Friday, 24 July 2015 00:00

Going more than the extra mile... At Applause Entertainment, we pride ourselves in organizing events and entertainment that are tailored to the client’s needs. We take into consideration the venue, the guest size, and the budget, but most importantly we look at the client’s vision. Often, it’s the extra touches that make an event special: hearing the boss’s name being called out as the losing horse during a Bent Bookies night, or trying to remember…

Friday, 17 July 2015 00:00

The Masquerade Ball has evolved over time. Today, Masquerades are associated with fancy dress balls, often as a themed event, but at its roots, Masquerade Balls began in 15th Century, during Carnival season. At this time, royalties and other members of court would gather and celebrate important events in life, such as marriage proposals, while donning elaborate costumes and masks. During 16th Century Renaissance Italy, the balls became costumed public festivals open to the upper…