Ds will be five soon and I am stumped for party ideas. I have a venue - church hall type place - and wanted to do something a bit different from a magician/standard entertainer. I'll be doing the food myself, so want someone to take care of the rest of it.
The hall is too small for go-karts and electric cars.
I've tried the MN-recommended entertainers: Gilbert Giggles is booked; Jelly Kelly lives too far away!
I thought panto might be nice, and I've seen ones that come to schools and so on, but they want £600!
All the soft play places near us have been done to death, as has bowling. And anyway, I have now booked the hall.
What are drama parties like? Magical Quests is a company I've seen. Others like Stagecoach, etc. I'm not sure about as I didn't want the parents to have to leave the room.
Any other ideas? Please? I am a party novice - take pity on me.
we have one lots of nice different parties...we went to the cinema once on a saturday morning to the kids club..£2 per child, every adult per child goes free..i did party bags with popcorn, sweets and a drink, and we had a brill time!...look up your local cinema.
we have done fancy dress picnic, where all the kids sit on blankets on the floor...ts just good fun!
disco, with someone who does all the traditonal games and competitions for you?
circus skills party? our kids loved that..we saw one at a christening once.
in my experience as a parent, and running activities for children, five year olds love nothing more than to run around and have fun....
i am having a joint party for my dds next month - they are going to be 6 and 4 i have hired a disco for 2 hrs on the sunday afternoon - £50 facepainter - £40 disco man does games and stuff the 2 hrs will go in a flash
i thought about a bouncy castle but decided i had enough
I've booked her for a couple of kids party evenings at our local church and the children always have a good time. My DC have also been to a couple of 4th/5th birthday parties where she's been the entertainer.
She sets up a disco, then plays music and dancing games with the children, limbo dancing, balls, balloons, gives out prizes for best moves etc. She has lots of energy! Quite loud and full-on for as long as you want. IIRC she entertains during the food as well.
Her name is Tracey, suggest you give her a call and discuss what you want (and no, I'm not on commission, just a satisfied client!)