National Play in Hospital Week - CTP Party

Did you know that this week was National Play in Hospital Week. The idea of the week is to celebrate the Play & Youth service in all its glory. CTP Party went along to a very large Children's Hospital in Southampton to support the play team. The play team are a small, self funded group covering every ward from Cancer care to Cardiac and Neurological rehab. They have over 100 children as patients at any one time. The week is a way of giving back to the children and young people who find themselves using the hospital services. They are the real hero's!   The team from the NHS contacted us to see if we could send in some Superheroes to spread a little cheer to the inpatients which we were more than happy to do. The children, who varied in ages loved the superheroes and even declared that they wanted to be one when they grew up! The team also had their very own Superhero Dogs who assisted with entertaining the kids.  Archie & Leo are 2 very special dogs who are regular visitors to the wards so knew their way around! We hope all the children, their families, doctors and nurses we met this week had a great time and hopefully we inspired some of the children. Thanks to Southampton Hospital for letting us come along!  

The Big Feastival 2017 – CTP Party

Wow......!!! What a month August was. The weather for the most part was great and the month ended on a beautifully hot Bank Holiday weekend where the CTP Party team were entertaining kids and families at The Big Feastival. What is The Big Feastival? Well....it's a UK festival which is all about great food and great music and when we say great food...we mean the best food which takes inspiration from all over and is so far from the normal festival food you see at every other festival! It certainly kept our team fuelled to take on the long, hot 3 days in the sun entertaining all the mini festival goers! The whole ethos behind the festival is Great Food, Great Music = Great Time and that's exactly what our team had and here are some pictures to prove it! The CTP Party team hosted the Family Sports Day area where the kids were kept busy with Hopscotch, Tug of War, Sack Races, Big Feet Races and more. Ever child who took part in the activities won a medal and made sure they all felt like winners! Parents also got involved in the games and fun and joined a massive game of Tug of War on the last day! We love going to Alex James's farm every year in Oxfordshire and we can't wait to be back there next year! We also had the pleasure of hosting kids and their families at The Vita Coco area at The Big Feastival called Coconut Grove. Vita Coco had so many activities going on to keep all ages happy and hydrated in the sun. The kids activities included; T-Shirt Painting, Sandcastle building competitions, Hula Hooping, Tug of War team games and climbing coconut trees. The area was so popular that they even had queues to climb the coconut trees before the Coconut Grove opened every morning! Our team helped host the kids during their time at Coconut Grove and came back the biggest fans of Vita Coco as they were kept hydrated the whole weekend! If you have little ones and have not yet heard of The Big Feastival we would 100% recommend it. The festival is great fun and very safe for all ages. There are so many activities aimed at the mini festival goer and the music and food is just the icing on the cake! See you there in 2018!    

Nursery & School Leavers Kids Parties

Soon enough all those little ones you’ve watched grow up,  will be finished with nursery! All grown up and ready for a Summer off in preparation for school time! Big step for little humans that’s for sure.
Nurseries and pre-schools have started taking this step seriously, and so they should! We’ve noticed nurseries and pre-schools are celebrating their journey with a graduation party! Now these can be themed as anything, from Hawaiian Summer party with Pocahontas or Moana, Under the Sea party with Ariel or Misty the Mermaid, Unicorns and Glitter party with Fluttershy or Rainbow Dash! I mean, usually its an excuse party for the parents, involving a summer BBQ and maybe a few Vinos in the sunshine – whats not to love.
But don’t forget, it's about the kids! We are reaching out to all establishments who are looking to say a big thank you to the parents and children who have been with you for the passed few years. Let us throw you a great party in the safety of your garden, or biggest room, with bubbles, glitter, games, sweets and prizes! Sift through our themes and see which is going to suit the class of 2017!

Moana Hawaiian Party

Moana is a HUGE hit this summer and kids love the summer theme. The Moana-themed party is all about creating a mini luau event. We have had feedback from parents that kids (both boys and girls) loved putting a grass skirt on, a flower leis on and dancing to their favourite music. We play the hawaiian limbo, musical luau bumps and lots more. If your interested in your child's next party being a Moana themed party or even just with a Hawaiian twist then get in touch with someone from our team. We can offer Moana as a children's entertainer for your themed party in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Bristol Bath and most south west areas.

CTP Party Bristol Trolls Kids Party 1st June!

To kick off the Summer, specifically Thursday 1st June 2017, CTP Bristol will be hosting a Trolls party at "Creative Workspace" in Bishopsworth, Bristol! The venue its on the new link road so super easy if you have friends who want to come along too, with parking too.
Expect lots of dancing, glitter and fun with Princess Poppy! As we all know, she is the Queen of Happiness after all and aims for your children to leave with a big smile on their face, along with sweeties, stickers, a certificate and a prize! Depending on how many little trolls and unicorns turn up she might even run a best dressed competition! Feel free to let your imagination run wild – we want to see bright colours, sparkles, rainbows, glitter bombs and MASSIVE SMILES. Please arrive for 11am and the fun will come to an end approx. 12.30pm!
Trolls has a great soundtrack which the parents can enjoy too, along with maybe a slice of cake from the café!? We cant resist either so don’t feel bad.
Sign up by registering on this link and we will see you there! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trolls-party-tickets-34319626928?aff=eac2
#HappinessInBristol
PS. If you book a party using this hashtag I’m sure you’ll grab yourself a 10% discount (party must be booked by 31st May 2017, but can be for anytime depending on avails)

Summer is here! Family Games are on!

With the good weather steadily making its way to the UK we are seeing more and more summer parties and events being held outside. We love this time of year as the kids get a chance to have their dream party outdoors and enjoy playing in the fresh air with their friends. We have hosted loads of parties based on the Olympic Games, Festivals, specific games like football and athletics. In fact, if your child is into a specific sport i am sure we will be able to help! Why not try and make your child's summer party an Olympic Themed Party or a Family Games party! All the kids are asked to come to the party in trainers and sportswear or a t-shirt and shorts, they are split into groups, teams and play some games on their own and take part in not only relay races, obstacle courses and challenges but also the one and only water bucket challenge! We can pop a twist on the party so maybe an Army Sports Party or Pirate Sports Day...you come up with the idea and we will make it come to life. So if this sounds right up your street then get in touch and book something in. Parties with one party host have a maximum number of 25 - 30 kids. If you have more children then this then we recommend we send a second entertainer!

The Magical Unicorn & Trolls Disco Party!

What a great start to the Easter Holidays! Our Magical Trolls and Unicorn Free Easter Party which took place last week in Ascot was a HUGE success! We cannot thank you enough to everyone who came and joined in the magical, glittery fun!
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Everybody loves something for free; and that's why at CTP Party, our school holiday events will always stay that way. Why? well because we want you to see what we can do and why we think CTP Party are the best! Even more exciting, is that it was our FIRST party in our brand new area (the Ascot, Suninghill, Windsor area) which are all in Berkshire/ Buckinghamshire. CTP Party have recently expanded into Berkshire and Buckinghamshire areas, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to spead some pre-Easter excitement in Ascot. Princess Poppy (Trolls), Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony) definitely were popular with our party guests. Cordes Hall in Ascot was full of smiles and laughter, The kids especially liked our exciting bubble disco or everyone's favourite, the unircorn limbo! In fact, one of our mini fans from Sunninghill said it was the best party he'd ever been to! Now that is what we call a success. Congratulations as well to the young lady from Windsor whose amazing unicorn costume won her a FREE party of her own! If you have any amazing pictures from our event you would like to share simply upload to facebook and tag CTP PARTY in the post for a chance to win a 1 hr FREE party! Don't forget to look out for our next School Holidays Party!

Magical Trolls & Unicorns FREE Easter Party, Ascot

Every year we try to run as many FREE kids events whether they be charity events, social events or just an excuse to hold a party and have some fun! Magical Trolls & Unicorn Party with CTP Party Last year following the amazing Survival Party we hosted in Fleet and the Mermaid & Pirate Party we hosted in Odiham, we are hosting a new themed party in Ascot, Sunninghill. The theme is Magical Trolls & Unicorns and is aimed at 3 - 8 year old boys & girls! Parents and carers are welcome to come and watch and bring older/younger siblings however we ask that you remember spaces are limited so please RSVP! All prizes, games and activities will be aimed at 3 - 8 year olds and it is FREE to attend so please feel welcome to come along and bring a friend! We do film and take photos at these events for our websites so please be aware by attending you are automatically giving permission of being filmed and your children being filmed. We give away prizes to all the children who come and we often have tea or coffee ready for busy parents/carers so they can sit back and enjoy the party! We normally give out a FREE Party to the best dressed (so please get the kids to dress up) in the theme! We look forward to seeing you there!

Space Parties…why they are taking over the atmosphere?

Here at CTP Party, we love the fact that although Space has always been a popular theme for parties this year Space Themed Parties seems to have literally....Taken Off!!

Space Parties are pretty cool and here is why...whether a child is 3, 8 or 10 years old, they know that when they look up at night there are stars out there and planets and what's even more inviting to them is that one day...they may just get to go up there and take a look for themselves!

This idea of being able to walk on the moon or fly between the stars is fascinating and whether it is due to a lot of Space Films coming out over the past few years we support kids getting into SPACE!

The best Space Parties: 

We had a client from last weekend tell us that her son was very into Space, Planets, Aliens...you name it! We planned the party accordingly and sent along one of our team as a Space Hero and the kids loved every second of it!

Here is what she had to say about her party in Liss, Hampshire.

"Dear CTP!
Thank you so much for making my son have a fantastic 5th space party! Everybody really enjoyed themselves.
A huge thank you to Susie. I'm very sorry if I forgot to thank her on Saturday, but we had 23 very hungry children demanding food to deal with.
Thanks again!" Mrs Sutherland, Space Party, March 2017
You dont have to be from another planet to know 23 hungry 5 year olds are hard to cope with so we are very glad that the kids had a great time! If you were at the party in Liss in Hampshire then let us know. We would love to hear from you!

So what if your child wants a Space Party this year: 

Here is our Space Party Leaflet! Prices shown are for the local areas so please ask for a price for your area when enquiring. For more info, head to our Space Parties page on our website. We cover the Hampshire, Surrey, Bucks, Berkshire, Wiltshire & Bristol Areas and we travel..so if you are unsure if we cover your area just let us know!
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Spiderman Superhero Parties…and why we love them

Superhero Parties

We have always been massive fans of Superheroes here at CTP! Whether it is the Marvel/Disney kind or just kids being "Super" for the day and having extra powers...we think that every child and adult at one point in their life has imagined they are a superhero flying across the sky on a mission. What we are seeing especially towards the end of 2016 and now into 2017 is that girls too are getting superhero obsessed. Before, when we hosted a Superhero Party a lot of the girls would come as Princesses and there is nothing wrong with that...everyone loves a Superhero & Superhero Princess Party however to see so many little girls as Superheroes at one party made our day! We run Superhero Parties for children ages 3 and up.We can host them as a male/female or duo (as seen in the pictures) we can run parties for up to 30 kids with 1 entertainer. We include all the games, activities, prizes, certificates and a birthday gift for the birthday child. A lovely client of ours from Oxford who recently had a party with us (February 2017) sent in some photos along with some feedback of her party and we thought we would share it. Thanks to Hannah and the team who run the CTP Party Berkshire office for sending these through.

"Im sad it's all over!! Many thanks again for making a little boy dream come true!"

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