What’s Hot: 5 Ways to Turn Your Event into An Enchanted Midsummers Garden
One of our most popular event themes for this year is midsummer and it’s not hard to see why. A theme that lends itself perfectly to garden drinks receptions, summer weddings, birthday parties and feminine brand events, it oozes elegance, charm and the magic of heady summer nights.
At Scarlett Entertainment, as ever, we have a whole host of beautiful entertainment options that will transform your event into an enchanted midsummers garden.
Ambient Background Music
Set the tone with some beautiful music that evokes the sounds of tranquil ambience found in a midsummers garden. Imagine the fluid ethereal notes of a harpist floating through the air to greet guests as they arrive at your wedding, party or beauty product launch – not to mention the striking aesthetic this ancient instrument will add to your event!
Alternatively, our enchanting piano and ballerina duo create a really romantic feel so quintessential of this midsummer theme. In this act an Eighteenth Century mime plays stunning songs on a white grand piano, tastefully outlined with LED lights that can be lit as dusk starts to fall, whilst a fairytale ballerina dances atop a podium. This mesmerising act will provide the perfect soundtrack to a midsummer themed, and its wheeled platform allows it to appear inside the main room as well as on any terraces or in gardens.
Aerial musicians can also add a unique and magical touch to midsummer and enchanted garden themed events. Our aerial violinist can perform up-side down whilst suspended from a range of props: from a dazzling chandelier with over 2,000 cut glass crystals to a cluster of helium balloons (pastel or rich hues would work well with this theme), which can be customised with names or photos. Dressed in an outfit that perfectly fits in with your colour scheme, she can perform inspiring music during 3 x 15minute sets.
Entertainment and decoration in one, these fabulous stilt walkers emit a subtle yellow glow from their white Arcadian themed costumes, which are entwined with hundreds of twinkling fairy lights, and their delightful hanging lanterns. Acting as sentries or living statues at various prominent points around your event venue, or mixing and mingling with your guests, these enchanting creatures have a mystical air about them and will add a truly magical feel to your midsummer themed event as the light begins to fade.
Add a mystical feel to your enchanted midsummer garden event with some Fauns and Fairies directly inspired by Shakespeare’s fantastical play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Evoking all the elements that make this theme so desirable: romanticism, magic, imagination and nature these interactive characters will delight guests and also add a beautiful visual and musical accompaniment to proceedings!
Our gorgeous gold tree stilt walkers, inspired by nature, would be the perfect accompaniment to any midsummers themed party. Standing on 1.5-metre stilts and with elaborate leafy branches sprouting from their heads and dressed in incredibly detailed and intricate golden costumes that look like they have just stepped out of an enchanted and magical place.
No enchanted garden would be complete without the majestic figure of a peacock. These stunning peacock stilt walkers, dressed in rich shimmering blues, greens and gold – complete with a skirt embroidered with peacock eyes – will add a touch of elegance to your event. Whether acting as living installations, mixing with guests or handing out canapés and champagne, these beautiful figures are perfect for midsummer themed events.
Embodying the essence of summer and exuding a mysterious aura, our flower and butterfly adorned contact juggler will fascinate and mystify guests as crystal clear balls move smoothly along her skin seemingly of their own volition. Pair this contact juggler with a captivating freestanding aerial hoop performance from an elegant aerial ballerina and you’re guests will think that they’ve stepped into a magical alternate world.
Midsummer as a theme has so much to offer event planners when it comes to decoration, think soft and alluring pastel shades as well as rich colours found only in nature, lots of layers and natural textures, subtle light from candles and fairy lights, and elaborate wildflower arrangements.
Tables can feature natural cotton tablecloths, hessian runners, coloured jars and vases, and elaborate tablescapes with authentic log rounds, flowers and moss. Of course, sophisticated tableware with elaborate designs in keeping with the midsummer theme are a must and will maintain the illusion of magic and mystery even as your guests dine.
From the ceiling you can hang mason jars with tea lights, paper or metal lanterns, unique ornaments in the shape of stars and the moon, beautifully elegant old-fashion birdcages filled with flowers also look fantastic.
The options are truly endless and, as always, Pinterest is a great place to look for creative ideas, check out our themed Pinterest board and get inspired!
Takeaways & Gifts
A thoughtful finishing touch to your midsummer themed event would be to give your guests a lasting memento that will look beautiful within their home and remind them of the fantastic time they had at your event!
Our extremely talented fashion illustrators and caricaturists can create beautiful watercolour portraits in stunning muted shades that will perfectly fit in with the elegance of the midsummer theme. They can also incorporate a themed quote or piece of script from Shakespeare’s classic play within the portrait for added authenticity.
Alternatively, our highly skilled paper artist can create unique pieces of origami art out of coloured paper of any size, from large flowers and giant floating lily pads to intricate birds and mythical creatures. Also perfect as decorations around your venue or tables, these incredible paper sculptures provide guests with a unique takeaway to cherish from your event.
Stationery is a big part of any event, from the formal invitations to the seating plans and menus, and it’s important that each element clearly reflects your theme!
You can easily link your midsummer’s theme with romantic and mystical quotes from ‘A Midsummer’s Night Deam’ such as:
‘Are you sure
That we are awake? It seems to me
That yet we sleep, we dream’
‘I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine’
‘Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind’
Use old style scripts and elaborate lettering, scrolls and wax seals, ribbons and patterns that incorporate flowers, vines and the moon and stars for an authentic feel.
Midsummer as an event theme is truly versatile and really does have so much to offer event planners in all aspects of the planning process, entertainment, décor, themed gifts and stationery are just a few that we have picked out.
As always our expert entertainment specialists are on hand to help with every aspect of planning your midsummer themed event, whether you’re looking for summer wedding entertainment or themed corporate entertainment. From finding the perfect acts to match each part of your event, right down to brainstorming colour schemes and venue decoration ideas, our entertainment coordinators can help. Get in touch and start planning today, what are you waiting for?