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Organising a childrens themed party

childrens themed parties

Childrens Themed Parties

Childrens Themed Parties -Pirate Party

Childrens Themed Parties

Below is a step by step guide on how to organise your childrens themed party:

1) Decide on your theme – Give you child 3 or 4 choices and see what they’d prefer. bear in mind that they can change their mind every few days so it’s best to go for something generic like pirates/ princess/superheroes/ fairies/ knights/ under the sea/ jungle/ dinosaurs/ Hawaaian – these tend to be very popular ones. If it’s a childrens themed party for boys and girls then you can have a combination of pirates and princesses or knights and princesses etc…

2) Next decide on your date and check you can find a venue for it. (That’s if you’re not having it your childrens party at home)

3) Once your date is confirmed and the venue is booked send out the invitations ASAP. Usually at least 3-4 weeks before the party to avoid clashing with other parents having a party at the some time as your child’s party.

4) Book your children’s entertainer. There are loads of kids entertainers to choose from, esp[ecially in Surrey and London areas and you can read our blog on advice for how to find good ones. This site has tonnes of listings for childrens entertainers in Surrey, London and all the home counties. If you’re not having an entertainer then decide on the activites you’re having to entertain the kids at the party.

5) Other optional things to think about:

a) You might want to get the kids to dress up according to your theme. If so then mention this in your invitations so kids can have fun dressing up.

b) Decorations – you may or may not want to have decorations associated with your party, but if you’re taking the trouble to theme the party then it’s way more fun to do something with decorations.

c) Party plates, and other tableware.

6) Childrens Themed Party Food– you may want to do some fairly normal party food and there are of ideas on our blog about easy party food ideas but if you want to go that one step further then why not theme the food too. The list for party food ideas is endless. We’ve found loads of ideas that we’ve put in our blog and we add new ones regularly.

7) Birthday cake – If you’re having a themed party then you can’t miss the great opportunity to have a themed birthday cake. This book by Annie Rigg for birthday cake ideas is simply wonderful.

You can make your party as creative as you want depending on how much time you have.

If you’re looking for a good childrens entertainer in Surrey, London or any of the home counties then Froggle Parties offers loads of themes for childrens parties. With over 40 themes and free themed invitations and free thank you notes, free name stickers and free certificates.


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Something truly different for your kids party

Something different!

Loads of mums will find that there are a massive number of children’s entertainers to sift through before they find anyone that’s half decent. Or you may have already organised a number of children’s parties over the years, had lots of different children’s entertainers (some good, some bad) and by now you feel like you’ve seen the same routine over and over again. With so many childrens entertainers, offering the same thing, you may feel like there’s nothing else out there. Well there is. There are heaps of great alternatives to your average children magician or kids entertainer.

Activity party

The title sounds vague and different companies will do different things but an activity party should be fun and energetic. Things you can expect to have are: parachute games, bubble shows (blowing really big bubbles), bubble tower (where kids stand inside a bubble tower – yes it is as fun as it sounds – see photo below) party games, music and dancing balloon modelling and prizes for the kids. Check out our activity party run by us at Froggle Parties. We offer children’s entertainers in Surrey, London and all the home counties. We like to think we really know our stuff and have appeared on Children’s BBC a number of times. We do normal children’s entertainers parties and kids magicians but have a number of other different party choices too. Like dance parties where kids learn their very own dance routine. Drama parties where kids are put inside a story that’s themed to your choice e.g. jungle, fairies, superheroes, chocolate factory, etc… There’s a bubble party where kids get to blow massive bubbles and do cool experiments with bubbles. We do discos or film parties, where your child and their friends get to make your own film where you child is the star, plus balloon workshop parties. There’s heaps of choices to look at that are great alternatives to normal children’s entertainers.

Bubble Tower for Activity Parties

Science Parties

These are becoming more and more popular but they tend to be largely for older kids. The upside is it’s very different from most parties. The down side is that kids can sometimes find it a bit too ‘educational’ for a party environment. We found this site that seems to be very good for science parties. 

Bubbles shows with bubbleologists

Another idea using bubbles in parties. You can have serious fun with bubbles. Check this site out for kids bubble parties. The guy who runs this company featured on Blue Peter showing his impressive bubbles skills and he teaches kids how to do it in his children’s parties.

Theatre Parties – A show in your own living room

Another alternative to children’s entertainers is a children’s theatre show in your own home or in a hall. We’ve found these entertainers called David and Katie.  They are children’s entertainers in Surrey but they do cover London as well. They offer a double act comedy show for the kids to watch. I have seen this in action and it is very amusing.  The disadvantage is it does rely on kids sitting still for a long time. When I watched them they had no problem with keep the children’s attention though.

Cooking Parties

A great way for the kids to interact with each other and spend quality time with one another. Plus it’s creative and fun. Cooking parties are becoming more and more popular as parents look for alternatives to children’s entertainers. Pizza Express offer great kids parties at some of their venues too, where the children get to make pizza.
Parents needn’t be stuck with the same old childrens entertainers when there are loads of alternative parties to choose from. That said, kids do tend to like repetition and familiar activities so do make sure when you look for a change that it’s your kid that wants the change and not just you as the parent that wants it. It can go very wrong when you try to do something very different without asking the kids and then you realise they wanted a childrens entertainer all along – you can’t win!!!

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