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What happens at a Party
Normally we play 3 or 4 games (50 minutes) before stopping for food/cake/photos (15 minutes) and then we come back and play another 2 or 3 games and the piñata if you have chosen that option (40 minutes). We allow 10 minutes at the beginning of the party for everyone to arrive. Face painting is available in this time if wanted at a charge of £10. There are 5 minutes at the end for guests to come and choose a themed keyring and collect party bags / cake. With the themed games there are no winners or losers, it's all just for fun. I steer away from traditional party games because there are often tears when only one person wins a prize. Instead we play active challenges. Please see the individual theme page for more information on games as they vary per theme.
How long does a party last?
2 hours. That's 90 minutes entertainment and the rest for food, cake, photos, party bags and getting people in and out.
How many children can come?
Parties are priced for 12 children, including the birthday child. From experience this number works well and allows plenty of attention on the birthday child....which is how it should be. Parties still work well with 16 children so extra guests can be added at £5 per head. Parties can be adapted for 20 or so children but then the birthday child gets well and truly lost in the crowd. For larger parties you may want to think about a disco party rather than a themed party.
Can I have it at home?
It's best to hire a hall. Parties are active and there is running, throwing and bashing involved. Halls need to be at least 8mx8m......enough space to set up an obstacle course and do races etc. In my experience even if you have a massive house it is stressful having a party at home and you have to worry about kids spilling and breaking things. For the sake of £16 it saves worrying about masses of children running wild in your home.
How much do halls cost?
You'll need a hall for 3 hours which will give you 30 minutes to set up/pack away and 2 hours for the party. To hire a hall for 3 hours should cost £16-£30. I have a list of halls on the tab at the top of this page.
Is it suitable for boys and girls?
The games themselves are all unisex, it's the themes and the way I present them that is more suited to boys or girls. If it is a mixed party I play down some elements and big up other elements. Some themes are more suited to mixed parties. Neverland is perfect because it can be pirates and fairies. Minecraft and Peppa are also loved by both. That said I have lots of Catgirls, Supergirls and Batgirls at Superhero parties. And I often have Princess Leah at Star Wars parties. Gallant Knights often come to Princess parties (I have tunics they can borrow) and bizarrely boys seem to love Frozen as much as the girls and are more than happy to have snowball fights and build snowmen.
What age is the party suitable for?
The parties and games are adapted for the age of the birthday child. I throw parties for 4 year olds all the way up to 10 year olds. I also have parties for 1-3 year olds but these work differently to the 4-10 parties. They are more sensory, craft, music and movement based to be done with mum or dad. I will be launching these properly next year but am already doing them if people want them. I also keep getting asked if I will do teen parties so watch this space.
What area do you cover?
I'm based in Southampton and will travel 30 minutes in any direction.
When will I get the invitations?
I normally suggest 2-3 weeks before the party, any further in advance and people tend not to know their plans. I get in touch the month before your party to sort out a proof and get your invites printed. The invites can be handed out flat or if you want a wow factor they can be turned into 3D invites which will cause a stir in the playground and get them all excited even before the party happens. Slipping sweets inside the invites will give you supermum status! If you don't have time to roll and stuff invites I can do this for you for £10 plus p&p. It's something you can do with the birthday child though and adds to their already frenzied excitement.
If there is anything else you would like to know please feel free to email/text or ring me.
07849 494 904
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