Party Services and Products
We've put together a straightforward guide to the sorts of kids party services and products that you might be interested in.
Covering a wide variety of different types of Entertainment activity that the children will enjoy doing at their party, be it at home or at a paid for venue. Key words can be searched for example Pamper-party providers, bead-making, face-painting as well as the full range of activity leaders that will bring their Entertaining Activity to your party, this could be almost anything from Disco and D.J, Craft & messy play, Gymnastics to Baby signing.
You can book a themed drama party leader who will arrive in costume and character to make the party one of fantasy, awe & fun! Original games, stories and imaginary characters and places will keep your party group entertained for a minimum of one hour, an unforgettable treat for your little one and their friends!
We do recommend that you choose an entertainer that has had a Working with Children Check done and takes the time to discuss your requirements. Check all that is included on the day and the amount of time it will take.
You can also buy-in products to entertain your party guests at home or at a chosen venue - these can include activities such as Arts & crafts, Paint a t-shirt or Bear stuffing. Other Entertainment could be part of your venue such as a Soft play centre, Sports centre or Farm.
A wide variety of different types of Entertainers will come and entertain your children at a paid for venue or at your home. Keywords can be searched under this category for example Magicians, Clowns and Comedian's. Again, we do recommend that you choose an entertainer that has a child safety check done and takes the time to discuss your requirements.
All children love jumping castles and other inflatable add ons such as slides. The key here is space, either a big hall with a high ceiling or flat outside space (and some luck with the weather!) is essential, although some providers do have wet weather protection for their castles. The choice size, type and theme of jumping castles is massive. Discuss with the supplier your requirements and also ensure that you understand the costs including deposit and any insurance requirements. At the party, make sure that the jumping castle is supervised at all times by at least two adults and you have a maximum number of children jumping at a time.
No party is complete without balloons! Balloons are great as decorations, for games and going home gifts. Professional Balloon Decorators are available or you can find a wide choice of balloons at card or party stores on-line. A lot of card shops also have helium balloons and you can even buy a canister to do your own.
Party Tableware and Decorations
Colourful plates, paper cups, napkins, tablecloths and banners are essential for a party table. You can buy virtually any colour or theme that you can think of so you’ll be able to match your party theme without too much trouble. Some won’t be recyclable because of the printing process so do check this before putting party tableware in your recycling bin.
There is a wide choice of venues both inside and out around your local area. Your own home, local community venue or a commercial party venue such as a soft play centre. The venue will often dictate party numbers and theme with community venues often accommodating larger numbers.
Many commercial party venues such as Soft Play Centres, Sports Centres and Activity Centres offer a party package which often includes food, gifts or party bags and entertainment as well as access to the venue. These can have "themed rooms" for the party and an organiser to help the party run smoothly. Activity Centres can provide parties for Football, Paintball and Laser games!. Other venues offer Bowling, Go-Karting.....and more!
These people can provide a one-stop party service, organising and supervising the whole day, co-ordinating the food, entertainment, games and tidying up afterwards!! You can often choose how much or how little of the birthday experience you may want help with, leaving you to relax and enjoy the party too!!
What is a party without a cake?! There are lots of recipe and decorating ideas to make your own cake or you can choose and order a variety of cakes online or locally. You may find the perfect cake...just what your little angel would like or you may have some weird and wonderful designs and specifications from your child that can be accommodated by a professional cake maker who knows how to adapt!!....Make sure the delivery is taken in plenty of time!
For a child, what isn't there to love about them? They get the goodies. Party Bags have come along way and can end up quite expensive. Don't worry though - you certainly don't have to spend this sort of money. Use a bit of imagination and you can come up with some great bags. There are countless options for all budgets and, whereas it always used to be the parents that had to put them together, there are now some really good companies out there that can do all the hard work for you.
Themed, personalised, embossed, glittery!!!! Invitations or Thank You Notes or any stationery your require. There is a vast amount of stationey available through party suppliers - what is your childs favourite?
Here is your opportunity to let go of the catering apron strings (if you ever had hold of them!!) and let somebody else slave in the kitchen to enable culinary delights and the party theme to come alive for your child and their guests! You can choose excactly how nutritious or not the food will be and again different budgets can be catered for!
Who do you want to be? A Cowboy, A Cheerleader, A Fairy or a Pirate?
From the popular themes to the unusual ones, many fancy dress providers cover all ages (Yes - parents, you can dress up to if you wish!) You can buy or hire.
There is a vast array of gift & toy shops locally and on-line. You may be looking for something unusual or wacky or you may be looking for something personalised and special, either way the choice is endless.
With every momentous birthday that our children have, from the very first with the one candle cake we want to have photos and film to treasure for now and as the years pass by! Lifestyle photographers, formal, casual....photographers often describe the experience they want to portray in their photography. Catching the birthday moment can be achieved in different ways and to suit different budgets and requests. Ask to see portfolio's of previous work and make sure the photographer understands excactly what your requirements are for the day.