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Whether it’s a milestone birthday or a baby shower, there’s something incredibly relaxed and intimate about coming together in familiar surroundings to mark a special occasion.

Top Tips for Planning a Party at Home

Whether it’s a milestone birthday or a baby shower, there’s something incredibly relaxed and intimate about coming together in familiar surroundings to mark a special occasion.

Jul 10 2018


A fundraising event in support of Nottingham's leading homeless support charity.

The Emmanuel House 40th Anniversary Ball

A fundraising event in support of Nottingham's leading homeless support charity.

Jul 28 2017


Today I'm pleased to share this lovely review received on our Facebook page from one of our corporate event clients.

The JHAI Annual Summer Ball - Our Latest Testimonial

Today I'm pleased to share this lovely review received on our Facebook page from one of our corporate event clients.

Jul 27 2017


Karen booked our full party planning service for her husband Michael's 50th birthday. Here's what she had to say about his 1966 World Cup themed party.

Michael's 1966 World Cup Themed 50th Birthday Party - Testimonial

Karen booked our full party planning service for her husband Michael's 50th birthday. Here's what she had to say about his 1966 World Cup themed party.

Jan 16 2017


An evening social event for wedding industry professionals across the Midlands

UKAWP Midlands Mix and Mingle 2016

An evening social event for wedding industry professionals across the Midlands

Sep 20 2016


Another Fabulous Collaboration! - Starlight Social at Bawdon Lodge Farm

Fabulous Food, Flambé and Lots of Fun!

Another Fabulous Collaboration! - Starlight Social at Bawdon Lodge Farm

May 19 2016


That's what last weekend was all about!

Tipis Talent and Teamwork

That's what last weekend was all about!

Apr 27 2016


Last year I worked with an incredible venue and supplier team to organise a black tie charity event for a charity wihich is very close to my heart.

Cocktails and All That Jazz

Last year I worked with an incredible venue and supplier team to organise a black tie charity event for a charity wihich is very close to my heart.

Mar 25 2016


We’re excited to be planning this fabulous event in support of Nottingham’s Renal and Transplant Unit.

Jazz and Cocktails Charity Event

We’re excited to be planning this fabulous event in support of Nottingham’s Renal and Transplant Unit.

Sep 10 2015


At Benessamy we love to help businesses showcase their talents, products and services.

Benessamy Event Planning: Sami Tipi Open Weekend

At Benessamy we love to help businesses showcase their talents, products and services.

Jun 25 2014