I love the idea of children’s parties having themes where you can decorate and cater in line with the theme. But I also like parties to have a purpose with some sort of creativity and have fun, as its not all about eating chocolates and cakes! This blog explores some ideas for creativity and lists some of the providers in the industry that you can use in planning your child’s party.
Do you dread your tot wanting to get involved in the kitchen to bake and make a huge mess that you are left to clean up? Kids LOVE the kitchen and messing around, but hosting a kiddies cooking party could be a very scary thought! This is where Tots ‘n Pots would make an awesome venue for your child’s party. They have franchises across the country, but the Constantia one is the closest in my area. They host parties of around an hour and a half and included in the cost are the ingredients, utensils, aprons, recipes, entertainment and games. (www.totsnpots.co.za)
The Clay Cafe in Hout Bay is another great idea for a party venue. Choose from a range of unfired bisque and a wide selection of colourful paints to create crockery that is both personal and completely unique and allows each child to indulge in their own personal masterpiece. A garden and playground await the children outside so that when they are finished painting, there is more fun to be had. For R85 per child, each will get a ceramic item to paint plus a party box. All other goodies can be ordered separately. (www.claycafe.co.za)
Instead of venturing out of your home to a party venue, you can still have lots of creative fun at home. I recently found a lovely website where you can order a box containing some sort of crafting activity which would be perfect for a party. What’s in the Box? is keen to allow the child’s imagination develop their creativity and learning. You can order a variety of crafts for your child’s party, or purchase their party sand art kit suitable for 14 children for R250. (www.whatsinthebox.co.za)
DRUMKiDZ is a music development program tailored to be age appropriate for the child and operates throughout South Africa. They will come to your home to entertain your kids with djembe drums that each child will have to play. They will use this medium for story telling, playing games and singing songs. The cost is R690 for up to 15 children and includes a gift for the birthday boy or girl as well as activity sheets. (www.drumkidz.co.za)
For loads of exciting party ideas, contact Cre8tive Kids. They offer a variety of creative options and bring everything you need to your home or party venue. Their offerings include fabric painting, scrapbooking, beading, wire work, card making, glass painting, decoupage and MUCH more! (www.cre8tivekids.co.za)