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Birthday Party as the Swashbuckle on Cbeebies?

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IcingandSlicing Sat 15-Feb-14 22:19:00

Hello there,

My son is going to be 5 soon and I was wondering if there are entertainers or venues tat can make type of a party as the Swashbuckle show on Cbeebies - that means - they need at least 2 or 3 actors to play characters, venue - possible soft play? with suitably designed challenges (I haven't seen any like this so far in the soft play areas we've been, but it doesn't seem really hard to make IMO) and the entertainers should be able to divide the kids into two teams and hold their attention for an hour or so.
I was wondering if anyone has seen or been to a party like this or similar - I think I mostly insist on the team play with obstacles - and would share information?

roslet Tue 18-Feb-14 15:51:21

We had a Swashbuckle party last summer and it turned out to be a great theme. It was in the garden, but I think it could have worked well in a big hall too. For 12 children (aged 3 to 5)we had a sort of relay obstacle course, so two teams of 6 were racing at the same time, though not really against each other, as they were collaboratively collecting jewels (like the five they collect in each episode on cbeebies). I did spend quite a lot on inflatable sharks, crocodiles, foam swords etc, but it was still cheaper than many parties. This is what we did:
*Treasure hunt led by a friend dressed as a pirate.
*obstacle course through tunnels, ball paddling pool, under sheets, running straddling inflatable crocodile, sack race finish etc
*sword fight where adults zoomed towards children with an inflatable shark and children had to thwack them with swords to shoo them away
*party tea
*slumping in exhaustion on ground eating ice lollies whilst adult applied temporary tattoos.

This was my daughter's party but her brother enjoyed it so much that he wants the same for his sixth birthday. I think I would just do this for his non school friends and their siblings as it would have been very difficult to resource and direct for a whole class party. He absolutely loved the obstacle course. Next time he wants to also incorporate a giant foam jigsaw map piece hunt plus paddling in icy cold water, maybe green jelly slime bucket for rescuing something (eg jewel) with hand.

Please post what you do end up doing!

IcingandSlicing Thu 20-Feb-14 19:26:56

Thank you so much! This sounds like a really cool party! Definitely obstacle courses!
I am thinking of maximum of 15 kids more is too overwhelming in any sense.
On a second thought it is probably quite time consuming to build the whole staging thing and was wondering if some soft plays or entertainers could bring their own decorations? So I can buy only the smaller accessories...

niki18uk Tue 02-Dec-14 16:47:52

Im a bit late to the party on this, did you ever find any giant jewels?

Ive seen these, not sure if they can help anyone??

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