Tag: Party

Wether it's New Year or Christmas that you want to celebrate we're suggesting you do it at home this year. It makes the most sense and with the amazing selection of people around to help you in London you'll have the best time.

Firstly you'll need music, Sony has a great selection of speakers for the occasion to suit any size flat or house. From the small portable SRS-X11 to the MHC-V7D, there is a speaker to suit any sized party.

If you really want to go all out splash some cash or maybe group together with your housemates then you want the MHC-V7D


The best parties need a big sound system. The MHC-V7D delivers soul-shaking bass from a vertical, space-saving box design. Throw club-style illuminations on your ceiling or wall and use fun and easy gesture control to turn up the volume, skip the next track and experiment with DJ effects. An ideal gift for the wannabee DJ in your life who loves to entertain.

-          New Sound Pressure Horn for powerful bass you can feel

-          Fun and intuitive handling with Gesture Control

-          LED light display and DJ effects creates a party atmosphere

-          Control the music and party features with the Fiestable app

They are pretty special -more info.

Price: £479.00

Or for mid-range volume that won't get you kicked out of your rented abode grab the SRS-X33 –


Thanks to a portable, lightweight design, it’s simple to stream music wherever you are with the SRS-X33 wireless speaker. With 12 hours  of power you can keep the music going indoors or out, whether you’re at the park or a party.

-          DSEE upscaling restores quality of compressed files, meaning you won’t lose out when listening through streaming services

-          S-Master digital amplifier for pure sound quality

-          Great-sounding music with ClearAudio+

-          Up to 12 hours of battery life

More info 

Price: £129.00

Once that's started you'll need something to toast your visitors. Premier Estates Wine have just launched their Prosecco Mini’s, only £2.99 a bottle from local corner shops or £60 online for a case of 24 – these are very cute and can be drunk with just a straw or given out individually with glasses. They are a lovely light bubbly option to start your night.

Alternatively or additionally the Prosecco could be used to make these sparkling jelly shots! http://bit.ly/1OwOy8A.



Then you'll need food - we're going to say go festive. Get a festive doughnut delivery from DumDum Doughnuts in Shoreditch . Snow man doughnuts, angry reindeer doughnuts and more! All with custard fillings or chocolately custard fillings and all delicious!

You can either be smug and pretend you made them yourself, or you could be smug that you did know baking and were clever enough to find such cool party food.


Now we're really getting the party started it's time to bring out the Ice Luge from Ice Box.


There are a number of designs from The Ice Box and if you send a logo or some text this can be included on the base of the luge! They start at around £140 and really bring a party together. Also, they may be called vodka luges but you can pour any chosen drink through - Bailey's works particularly well.

In a lovely festive spirited addition The Ice Box has offered WJ readers a 10% discount with the code WJVL16, it's valid until 31.03.16 so get your luge on.

Once you've had a few drinks why not get a little creative?

Sharpie and Paper Mate have a great range of colourful pens to customise your Christmas. They write on everything and anything - you can personalize your own baubles, bunting, Christmas decorations and even Wine glasses! Paper Mate now have erasable gel pens, gone are the Christmas card typo days! 


As we creep towards December, the prospect of attending the annual Christmas party is something that will fill most people with either unbridled joy or paralysing dread. The pressure to look fashionable, demure – and most importantly, unique – can lead to plenty of sleepless nights. But rest easy: help is at hand.

For an evening event, you will of course be expected to dress more formally than you would for a lunchtime party, so go for a classic look such as a chic cocktail dress or a lace number. The office dress-code is still in effect as well, so stay clear of revealing outfits with deep cleavages, or anything that is sheer or too tight – when your boss is around, less is always more!

Conversely, it's important to avoid going too far the other way by dressing too casually, as this can also have a detrimental effect on peoples' perception of you. Are you too cool to care? Are you too insecure to feel that you can make an effort? Jeans, trainers and animal prints are all big no-nos, and it's crucial that you ensure your make-up matches your elegant look.

Of course, one place that you should definitely dress to impress would be Ladies' Days at horse racing events such as Cheltenham or the Grand National, both of which take place in the spring of next year. These are the events that allow women to really express themselves, and with no official dress code, the sky really is the limit. Emphasis is normally placed on standing out of the crowd, but with the famous Coco Chanel quote: “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman” operating as a general rule, a classy look is preferred.

Away from the fashion, Aintree offers plenty of action on the track and visitors to the Grand National 2016 will be spoilt for choice over the course of the weekend – and even if you don't feel that you have a suitable dress for the occasion, you can still check all the runners and riders as well as making sure that you get the best odds available via the Bookies.com app on your iPhone or iPad.

Ladies Day is on the Friday, immediately preceded by the Grand Opening Day on the Thursday and followed by the Grand National Day itself on the Saturday, and with a number of horses already pencilled-in to race, it's not too early to cast an eye over the early favourites. So whether it's the fashion or the racing that captures your imagination, it's not too early to start picking out your wardrobe – and your winners.

HALLOWEEN BETHNAL GREEN WMC 1Boos and Ghouls! BGWMC's notorious Halloween party rises again!

Horror has found a new home. Expect 4 rooms of rotten rhythms, toxic tunes, Live(ish) music, sick acts, grotesque games and loads more.

Dance 'til you drop ...dead!

BGWMC have unearthed some long hidden rooms, boarded up for years, now open for your displeasure.
Can you find them and will you make it out alive?

Lose your head in the haunted Dancehall.

DJ Safari Phil (Party Like It's Your B'day) spins toxic tunes, bad taste party bangers, ghastley guilty pleasures and nasty 90s nonsense!
Our Hallowqueens... The DENIM drag(ula) troupe appear LIVE (barely) on stage!
Bring on the Mascara Massacre!
Feast your eyes on sick acts so good they'll make your wounds ooze!
Master of the macabre...Heavy Metal Pete brings fucked-up, freak-show craziness while contortionists...Pixie Le Knot + Yasmine Florentine will bend, twist and fry your tiny little minds.
Take the stairway to Hell and discover The Funhouse
Get stuck in to grotesque funfair games! Ring-a-limb, Hook-a-heart, Bob for apples and see how much you can stomach in the brain eating contest!
DJs spin rotten retro rhythms + skin crawling 60s sounds + devilish disco.
Do the wolfman stomp and the monster mash until the last man's standing!

Take a seat in the Secret Sin-ema. Peer through your fingers at monster movies and creature features! You’ll want to tear your eyes out!

Plus... an unlucky few will discover a room only just unboarded for your displeasure.
Never before see and never to be seen again.
What ever you do Workers- don't go alone!


8pm until 2am








Retrolicious-No6-FB-Banner-1200x444-optimisedUnfortunately Summer has come to a close, but that certainly doesn't mean the fun has to end, especially at Barrio Shoreditch where tropical vacations and vintage parties are flavours of the month. From delicious exotic cocktails at Hawaiian Bop, to Electro swing remixes at Retrolicious, Barrio Shoreditch will ensure summer blues are kept at bay.

Happening on Saturday 26th SeptemberHawaiian Bop is a monthly residency hosted by London DJ and vinyl lover Richio Suzuki, who will be firing up the dance floor with the best of 50s Rock'n Roll, 60s soul, Motown and Latin beats, whilst the talented Barrio bartenders fire up some in incredible Hawaiian cocktails, including some of the most authentic Pina Coladas being served up in London. Dressing the part is encouraged, and guests should take inspiration from the colourful and tropical Barrio surroundings, with their funkiest Hawaiian shirts and most vibrant of accessories. 

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Following on from this, on Saturday 3rd October, Co-found of Electro Swing Club International, Max Pashm, will be bringing Retrolicious to Barrio Shoreditch, with his unique fusion of iconic 20th Century sounds with a 21st Century twist, sure to get feet tapping and hips shaking. Throughout the evening, Barrio will quench thirsts with delicious Latin cocktails and guests are encourage to dress the part adding vintage twists to their outfits. 


Saturday 3rd October 2015

From 9-‐2pm 141-‐134

Shoreditch High Street London E1 6JE


Tickets are £5 http://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/east-london/barrio-east/retrolicious-with-a-skillz



DJ Zara Martin kicks off the ultimate summer water party in London to help keep the capital refreshed this summer



WHEN: Sunday 26th July 2015, 13:00 – 18:00

WHERE: Dalston Roof Park, London, E8 3DL

NEAREST STATION: Dalston Junction/Dalston Kingsland

DJs: Zara Martin, Goldierocks


With one of the hottest summers on record in full swing*, Barefoot Wine is on a mission to add a little fizz to the capital’s social calendar with a one-of-a-kind immersive water party designed to cool down the crowd and deliver the ultimate refreshing experience.

Guest DJs Zara Martin and Goldierocks will be playing out the hottest summer sounds as guests escape the hustle and bustle of the city at one of the capital’s most renowned summer hotspots, the newly revamped Dalston Roof Park.

Celebrating the launch of Barefoot’s new Refresh range of lightly fizzy and vibrant wines, the Summer Cool Down will give the crowd a chance to get refreshed with an exhilarating selection of interactive water features. From a giant foam pit, to coloured water shooters, cooling Co2 jets and glitter body art, guests can revel in the most invigorating rooftop party this year, as they enjoy complimentary ice-cold glasses of Barefoot Refresh**. 

The Barefoot Refresh Summer Cool Down will be popping up in London as part of a series of events designed to refresh the nation this summer.

A limited number of free tickets are available – to get your hands on a pair, simply visit getrefreshed.eventbrite.co.uk. A limited number of free tickets will also be held on the door.