Party Tips & FAQ's
Party Tips & FAQ's
We have been entertaining and DJ'ing for over 15 years and we have picked up a few things.
Below is a list of great tips for you to consider when trying to organise the perfect stress-free party...
If you can't find the answer to your question here get in touch and ask us directly, we may even add your question below.
Book your entertainer before your venue...
It is much easier to find a venue for your party than find an entertainer for your venue. A list of local venues can be found here.
Make your party easy to find...
Pick a venue that has plenty parking...
Your guests may arrive late if they have to find somewhere to park. It may also complicate and affect any set up time if your entertainer cannot park.
Choose a venue the right size for your party...
Have your party at home...
If parents are dropping off children at the party, be sure you know about any food allergies.
It's best to avoid anything with nuts (including peanut butter sandwiches) because so many children are allergic to them.
Or you can always order in to save time. Food breaks are normally organised for half way through your party so try and aim the delivery for 5 or 10 mins before to allow for the delivery to be running late. We can always work around this too.
Big is not always best - don't get trapped into inviting everyone your child has ever known.
Involve the birthday child in the planning...
Don't ask your child to come up with the party plan because tears may follow when you say no to a petting zoo on your apartment balcony.
Opening presents after everyone has gone home is much less stressful (there is no one to hear your child announce he or she doesn't like the present) and you are less likely to lose bits and pieces if you are on hand. It is also a wonderful way to end a day.
If you open presents after everyone has left, it's nice to send thank you notes. Ask your child to tell you why they loved each gift and include it in the note. Some editing may be required.
The day just won't be the same without their partner in crime by their side.
When to have your party...
They love spending all day in anticipation of going home together, plus your party won't clash with Saturday sport.
If you are planning a Sunday party, keep in mind some people attend church in the morning.
Frequently asked questions
What age groups can you cater for?
We can cater for all ages 3+. We can also cater for mixed aged parties.
Do you give away any prizes at children's parties?
Balloon prizes are given away for competitions but are also given to every child at the end of the party (Under 12's). You can add a prize package so that every child gets a toy to take home.
What sort of things do you do at children's parties?
There are a range of different games to play and activities to do at birthday parties including:
Do you have public liability insurance?
Yes, we are fully insured by Equity for upto £10m.
How much time do you need to set up and pack away?
Are you CRB/DBS checked?
DBS is the new CRB and yes we are fully police checked.
How much space do you need?
We can work in pretty much any space. It doesn’t matter if it’s big or small, as long as any children have enough room to sit in a circle and have room to move around and dance. Please bare in mind that our equipment will take up the space of a standard 3 seater sofa.
Do you cater for children with special needs or requirements?
Of course, we will discuss with hosting adult(s) prior to the party to ensure that appropriate care is provided for the child and all their needs catered for properly.
What equipment do you use?
We use a range of equipment for our events including:
Professional disco entertainment lights
Magic props and puppets
Can I have my event at home?
Of course you can, we can cater for any event inside your home or outdoors in the garden. Cover will need to be provided for outdoor events though for all electrical equipment if the weather isn't perfect.
Is there a maximum number of guests?
Is there a minimum number of guests?
Not exactly, however it is strongly recommended that you have at least 15 children.
Can we give you a song list we like?
What type of sweets do you provide?
Can you provide references?
What happens if need to cancel my party?
Can I order more party bags or sweet cones?
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards and debit cards. In some circumastances (mostly for corporate bookings) we also accept Bacs payments or Cheques. We do not accept payment via any other payment method at this time.