Party Tips

Games and Activities

Try adapting old favourites like Duck, Duck Goose or What’s the Time Mr Wolf to your party theme. What’s the Time Mr Vader will be a hit with Star Wars mad kids!

 

Follow these links for themed party activity ideas:

CHOCOLATE FACTORY PARTY TIPS

GALAXY PARTY TIPS

UNICORN PARTY TIPS

SCIENCE LAB PARTY TIPS

DINOSAUR ROAR PARTY TIPS

 

OTHER POPULAR PARTY GAMES:

 

The Doughnut Eating Game: string some doughnuts on a string and see who can be first to eat their doughnut with hands held behind backs!

 

Guess How Many Sweets are in the Jar: to win the jar of sweeties!

 

Balloon Pass: Line children up in two lines and race to pass the balloon along the line, first over the head and then through the legs!

 

Flour Mountain: fill a pudding bowl with flour and then turn over to create a flour mountain. Place a jelly baby on top and children take turns to remove a spoonful of flour without toppling the jelly baby. The one who knocks the jelly baby off must eat it with hands behind their back and gets a face full of flour!

 

Balloon Race: Line the children up in two lines and race to pass the balloon along the line, keeping it up in the air. You could add extra challenges like only using elbows!

Water Bead Sensory Activity

You might not have come across water beads before, but we love them! They are tiny colourful beads that enlarge when placed in water into squishy balls that provide a sensory experience that children love.

Please ensure that children are supervised with water beads and keep all unexpanded beads out of their reach as they could be a choking hazard if swallowed.

Take a look at our blog for information on how to prepare your water beads and get the most fun out of them. Find tips there for making a simple light box, adding extras and creating mini worlds…

We Love Water Beads!

Balloons

We love balloons and think that they are party superheroes! Scattered on the ground, floating with helium or stuck to the walls they provide a hit of colour and hours of fun!

Inflating Balloons

All our standard balloons are 11″ apart from the marble balloons which are 10″. Some of our party kits come with tiny 5″ balloons or giant 36″ or 30″ balloons. Just like with standard balloons, the easiest way to inflate these balloons is with your balloon pump which is included in the kit. You can inflate our giant balloons with a hairdryer on cold setting as they can be hard work to do with the pump. First inflate the balloon a little with the pump or your breath then attach to the hair dryer and blow until it is the right size. Be careful about over-inflating as this increases the risk of them popping. Try to avoid putting balloons in direct sunlight as that can cause them to pop.

 

 

Stuffing Balloons

Some of our most popular games involve popping balloons for an explosion of confetti or to retrieve a prize. We have found that the best way to stuff a balloon is to use a wide necked funnel (you might have one for your dishwasher or you could make one out of cardboard.) Walk the index and middle fingers of both hands down and into the neck of the balloon, being careful of nails. Carefully stretch the opening over the funnel ensuring that the funnel goes directly into the wider part of the balloon. It is quite easy to tear the balloon so take your time. Then gently feed the prize or little clumps of confetti into the balloon.

An alternative method if you find that tricky or don’t have a funnel is to walk the index and middle fingers down into the wide part of the balloon and stretch to create a little bag. Then ask a helper to insert the prize or confetti directly into the balloon then gently remove fingers, taking care with nails. If the neck of the balloon bunches up, simply roll it back in place.

Cake Decorating

Our fun Cake Decorating Kits will save you time and create a cake to wow your little party guests. Each kit comes with a cool cake topper, candles and edible decorations!

All you need to do is make or buy a cake of your choice. Then cover the top with your crushed oreos or sprinkles, then place on the Cake Topper, arrange the candles and finally sprinkle over some popping candy for a cool cake in minutes!

What to Feed Them

The main: Why not keep it simple with sandwiches, pitta, pasta salad or pizza for the main (make sure you have a vegetarian option).

Vegetables: crudites like carrots, cucumber, peppers and celery which you can serve with hummous are easy to prepare and go down well as do olives and iceberg lettuce.

Fruit: Go for fruit that doesn’t need to be cut up like berries and seedless grapes and fruit that doesn’t spoil when cut like melon and mango…

Treats: A few treats are a must on the party table. Biscuits, popcorn and crisps are usually popular.