Summer Party Season is Insight!

With summer finally approaching and Covid restrictions looking more like a thing of the past (fingers firmly crossed), we’re working on some awesome party ideas for up and coming celebrations!

A favourite theme of a past party was A Summer Night In Italy! With the clients brief including good food an impressive bar and the WOW factor, we were excited to get to work.

Set in their own garden we built a marquee adjoining the house to create more internal space for dancing. Themed for Italy, with stunning lighting, backdrops and plants the set included beautiful Vespa scooters for that perfect photo opportunity!

Party guests were greeted with bubbles and delicious canapes including wild mushroom arancini with truffle mayo and salt cod fritters gremalata. Then of course it had to be pizza! Using authentic italian ingredients, the pizzas were prepared and cooked whilst the guests watched on. Desserts included tiramisu and lemon tarts…. yum!

With a band and DJ to rock the night away, it was truly a fantastic party that wont be forgotten.

Get in touch if you would like us to create the WOW factor for your next celebration!

A Cricketers Worst Nightmare

A Cricketers Worst Nightmare

Over the Christmas holidays Blue Monday was tasked with organising ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas’ themed party at the Lancashire County Cricket Club for an audience of 150 guests. This allowed Blue Monday to put on their thinking caps and put their wacky brains together to achieve the desired goal and more.

As guests arrived, they were met by the films leading stars Jack & Sally who were there offering photo opportunities with each guest and were throwing all sorts of shapes on the dance floor alongside the other attendees. The evening featured music from ‘The Funk Soul’ family band which saw many guests take to the dance floor in high Christmas spirits and ended with the venues very own DJ which saw many people lose their voices in true Christmas fashion.

The evening was surrounded by many fun filled props to keep the guests entertained and excited to look around each corner throughout the night; these consisted of spooky trees, Christmas trees, candelabras and cobweb for the table centres, collaborating perfectly with the theme. Lastly there was a variety of photo mirrors out on display which saw many guests giggling and smiling in hysterics with their altered reflection and face painters at the ready to transform peoples faces into anything they desire.

With all these fantastic props, entertaining activities and lively band and DJ set these ensured that the Lancashire County Cricket Club had a night they wouldn’t forget!


Chep’s Neon Christmas!

Chep’s Neon Christmas!

Christmas planning for 2019 is now well underway. So we wanted to reflect on last years’ sucesses and place a big neon spotlight on the boldest and brightest party of 2018! Blue Monday’s Alice headed up the organisation of Chep’s festive dinner and dance with a colourful twist. Sourcing the most fun and unique entertainment alongside a live glowing band, she worked with the client to ensure we met the brief and exceeded expectations.


To create the ultimate neon themed Christmas Party for logistics and supply chain solutions company, Chep.


Guests arriving at The Marriot Hotel Manchester on 7th December 2018 eagerly anticipated their work party of the year. The venue, dressed in neon lights and eccentric glowing table pieces, was the perfect backdrop for the event. An energetic DJ set with a twist, light-up band Illumiate! used their custom designed LED instruments to provide a captivating show and play party tunes throughout the evening. Alongside this lay the large neon-lit dancefloor, which guests didn’t need persuading to join!

Vibrant and alternative activities kept everyone entertained. Albeit posing for the photo mirror with neon painted faces and glow sticks, or tasting edible bubbles, we steered clear of boring!

Competitive personalities shone through when the neon beer pong came into play, the game was accompanied by glow-up tables and cups. Guests could also help themselves to sweets from the cute retro candy cart.

The glow-up dance floor and DJ coupled with the lively and fun activities ensured Chep’s Christmas party wasn’t one to forget!

Want to turn your event dreams into reality? Get in touch with your brief to see if we can help construct your perfect party.

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The Greatest Birthday Party 2019

The Greatest Birthday Party 2019

This summer we were supplied with a very exciting event brief, to organise a birthday party themed with ‘The Greatest Showman’! We embraced the opportunity to showcase our creativity and deliver a truly special event.

We were approached by family of Championship player Charlie Austin to plan an unforgettable evening of entertainment and celebrations to mark his 30th birthday. Provided with a theme and a request to deliver the ‘wow’ factor, we really pulled out all the stops for this event!

On the evening of 22nd June P.T Barnum (otherwise known as Charlie Austin) arrived suited and booted in red tails and boots ready to be the star of his very own show.

The perfect props were sourced to accompany the animalistic theme and really bought the venue to life. Fire breathers, snake charmers, contortionists and stilt zebras – the party mirrored all the energy, vibrancy and colour from the hit 2017 musical. Guests were kept entertained throughout the night and indie band The Kooks provided the soundtrack to the party as they performed live on stage. Food tricycle’s continued the theatrical theme and delicious treats were enjoyed by all, including popcorn and candy floss carts. ‘Rewrite The Stars’ and ‘Showtime’ were just a couple of the bespoke crafted cocktails available from the bar.

Every part of the event was planned to a T and the party was a huge success for the star of the show and his guests!

Need a spectacular event or party planning? Get in touch below, the Blue Monday team would be happy to help.

Watch the video from the night!

Filming and editing credit to Hayden Brown, Hayden Shoots Film

Take a look at the snaps!

Event Spark – A Night In Hollywood

In-keeping with our ethos of supporting and giving something back to the local community, we have given our time to work with a group of hugely talented and passionate students from Farnborough Academy in Clifton to create their first event, from scratch.

A Night in Hollywood!

Starting late last year with a presentation to the school we searched out students with a real interest in creating beautiful events.  Once the group had been formed and under direction of our Events Director, Alice, they sat down to decide on their concept.  After much deliberation it was decided that they wanted their event to raise awareness of social issues in Nottingham and that they wanted to raise urgently needed funds to support homelessness in the City.

Events is a fantastic industry to be involved in. It is challenging, confidence building and a wonderful outlet for anyone with a passion for creativity.  The guys from Farnborough have worked very hard to make this happen, even down to painting their own table centres.  This a great opportunity for local people and companies to get behind an event which will benefit the community on multiple levels.

‘A Night in Hollywood’ takes place on Friday 25th May from 6pm at The Hope Centre in Clifton and tickets are available at £6.00 per person including food and a welcome drink.

Call Rachel Boseley at the Farnborough Academy on 0115 974 4444 to book your tickets or to make a donation to support the children and this fantastic cause.

Beers with the England Boys 2018

This year’s Beers with the England Boys is going to be a little bit special and we only have a few tickets remaining!

Hosted by Jim Hamilton, join us on Wednesday 25th April at the Jam House in Birmingham and once again revel in the company of past and present Rugby legends including; Neil Back, Sam Vesty, Louis Deacon, James Haskell, Graham Rowntree and Donncha O’Callaghan!

As mentioned to celebrate turning 10, we’re planning something extra special! Of course, we can’t tell you all the secrets, you will have to be there to believe it!

As you know, this event is not just about good food and company. Each year we raise money for the wonderful Matt Hampson Foundation. Last year, with your amazing support we managed to raise over £20,000 which aided the development of the Get Busy Living Centre. So please, round up some friends and family and come and support the great work they do!

Tickets are £65 +VAT which includes a welcome drink, canapes and delicious bowl food.  They’re selling fast, and spaces are limited so don’t hesitate to get yours soon.

Email:  or call 03333 221110 for tickets.