What is the Latest Party Trend? We ask the kids and they say…. Survival

We asked a group of party parents and kids - what's the latest party trend for the summer?   It's The Survival Party!!! This theme is great for active kids who enjoy the big outdoors and who want something a bit different to the norm! Loads of crazy activities and action for kids who have loads of energy.  We find that both boys and girls love this theme. Our Party Host take the kids through a range of challenges to suit the age and number of kids.  There's a huge range of activities to choose from;  Making a Base,  Tug of War,  Trekking,  Disguise,  Animal Tracks,  Team Games,  Observation Games... Plus your party host will be happy to incorporate any unusual requests your budding survivalist might have! Survival party suits boys and girls! 12936569_10154056666668523_8271548181756345911_n 12936730_10156854941370245_6006445828869703418_n 12963901_10156753980945111_5630424083134190182_n Our Party Host will arrive dressed the part, however if you want to be really different then one of our Super Heroes or Animal Characters can host the party! To see our team in action -Check out our Survival Party or simply watch here.

Contact us to arrange the Latest Party Trend kid's party!

You can contact one of our party experts by calling the relevant area numbers above, or you can email or Chat - we're happy to hear from you.  Whether you know exactly what you want or if you would like us to make suggestions we can plan the perfect Survival Party based on the ages, number of kids, mix of children and the venue.  Once you are happy with our suggestions, let us know and we will put your booking in our diary and then you can sit back and SURVIVE the party!

Its a Pirates Life for me!

Check out CTP Party's new write up on Exposure for more on our Mermaid Party Options It's a Pirates Life for me  We love Mermaid & Pirate parties and now you can see why! We have loads of different characters who can host your party for you including Pirate Pat, Misty the Mermaid,  Pirate Pete or Polly Pirate Princess. Appearances from a Mermaid or Pirate start at just £60 and Event Parties which include costumes start at £230 depending on your venue location!

Why A Pirate & Mermaid Party Theme:

We often get asked by clients what is a good theme for both boys and girls…there are the obvious themes including: Princess & Superheroes or Disco Parties but more often than not children are looking for something a little different. We recently have started hosting a lot more Under The Sea Themed Parties and Mermaid Parties. We have Pirates, Mermaids & Pirate Princesses who are all very popular characters with children aged from 3 - 9 years old. Our team play traditional themed games such as Mermaid Secrets, The Pirates Treasure Hunt and Musical Mermaid Bumps along with some role-play! A Pirate or Mermaid party is a great way of having fun! Boys, Girls and parents seem to love the theme. Ideal Pirate party games include Walk The Plank, A Treasure Hunt, Tug of War and Sleeping Sharks! Prizes can be anything from medals to a collection of gold coins! Our Party Hosts enjoy dressing up as Pirates too! Pirate Party Check out more on our Exposure Page It's a Pirates Life for me

Survival Party – FREE KIDS PARTY in Fleet, Hampshire 7th April

Ever wondered what we do? Well come and find out at one of our FREE holiday parties! We host parties in the local area for parents which are free to attend and aimed at kids aged 3 - 8 years old. Parents are asked to stay the whole time with their children and watch as our team entertain with challenges, games and activities. The party is aimed at 3 year olds and over but we welcome little siblings of course! We photograph and video these parties for our website and marketing materials so all party participants give consent to be included by attending. The guest list is limited so to get your children's names on the list then please RSVP!Survival Party 7th April 2016

Meet our Bristol CTP Party Franchisee

Meet a CTP Party Franchise Owner - Mallory

Bristol CTP Party Owner

Hi there, my name is Mallory and who knew I had a passion for entertaining kids! I certainly didn’t. Ive always worked with fun people, but generally have been within the events industry or behind a desk planning such events. It wasn’t until I realised I had little progression to make where I was that I decided to see what CTP was all about and try become my own boss! I trained as an entertainer and got the ground work under my belt, spent a few days with other franchisee’s and of course discussed the whole thing with Sophie as a franchisor.
I have built my business up alongside a full time job, then reducing it to part time and now making CTP full time. There is lots of progress to go and I’m currently working lots of weekends, but I’m loving every second and the fact I get to build my own little empire in a city I love, doing such a fun, rewarding job I wouldn’t ever want to look back at going behind a desk!

Win A Children’s Themed Party in Bristol with CTP Party

Do you have a children's party, celebration or event to plan in 2016?               ctp-party-1450444925-large-article-0   Heart Bristol & Somerset have got a fantastic themed children's party to be won with CTP Party Bristol, with fun and games with your favourite characters from Princesses to Superheroes! To enter the competition go onto the Heart CTP competition page and answer the question at the bottom of the page! Good Luck!

CTP Party celebrate 21st Birthday!

CTP Party (Children's Themed Parties) are celebrating their 21st Birthday today. 21 years ago, Pirate Pete (our first ever character) went to the first Children's Themed Party in Haywood Drive in Fleet, Hampshire on 20th November, 1994. Stuart celebrated his 5th Birthday Party with a Pirate Theme and he and his friends had a great time. The client sent a lovely letter of thanks with a 'YoHoHo' at the end. CTP Party 21 Years   Above is a news clipping from our first appearance in the local Fleet News with our Fairy and Pirate entertainers and a few party guests! Watch out for celebration news to follow whilst we look forward to another 21 years!

Meet a CTP Party Franchisee

Meet a CTP Party Franchise Owner - Hannah

Hannah CTP Party Franchise OwnerHannah owns and runs the CTP Party RG Franchise. She has been with CTP for just over 5 years - starting as a party host and then working in the office as well. Just over 2 years ago she took over the RG post code Franchise Area and Hannah's now become our first Boss with Baby (having recently returned from Maternity Leave in October 2015)! Little Lionel is now 6 months and Hannah's having a great time running her very successful area at the same time as being Supermum! You may recognise Hannah as she has been entertained at more then 400 parties and still goes out and about some weekends today! She joins in with all our Charity Events and takes pride in all her team who work with CTP Party RG in the Bracknell, Hook, Reading and Basingstoke Areas.  

5 Halloween Party Games & Ideas from CTP Party

Halloween is a great time of year. We believe this because it is a good way of getting kids away from the TV screens or gaming and out and about socialising with other kids and local people! We embrace Halloween and we think you should too. So here are some tips for games which you can run at home with your kids on Halloween to get them away from their screens and having fun the old fashioned way....it has got to beat going door to door and getting screamed at by your neighbours! Halloween Party
    1 Pumpkin Carving - Kids love it and supermarkets stock pumpkins from £1 or less. It takes about an hour and you can make it a little competition between your little ones. 2 The Mummy Wrap - Get loads of cheap toilet roll (yes toilet roll) and in groups of 3 or 4 appoint 1 person to stand up straight and very still while the others in their group wrap them up with toilet roll until they look like a Mummy. You can make eye gaps and a mouth opening to ensure your Mummy can still breath and see! 3 Apple Bobbing - Still a favourite for kids and really tough! Kids love to see their parents or guardians trying this one so don't be afraid to show them how it is done! 4 The Blind Taste Test - prepare 3 - 5 bowls or plates of liquids and/or solids which on touch or taste alone could be something else. i.e. Ketchup could be blood of a demon, picked onions could be eyeballs, rice could be maggots, raisins could be rats droppings! Use a blindfold or piece of material to stop the taster from seeing what they are eating and make sure you build up the suspense by saying how disgusting everything looks and smells! The winner is the person who can taste all of the items and doesn't have to spit anything out! 5 Bubble Bubble Boil & Trouble: Put a saucepan on the table (cold and not heated) and ask the kids to add 3 magic ingredients each from the kitchen which when you add Water to will create the ultimate potion! Add some food colouring and some vinegar to ensure it looks vile and smells it! Dare the children to try it (obviously if any of the kids have any allergies do not include these items)
So there you have it. From all of us at CTP Party you should enjoy Halloween and try at least one of the activities out above to get your family in the mood for Halloween! Have a great weekend and if you do get children come to your door just remember if you don't want to take part you do not have to open the front door but on the other side might be some kids that have put in lots of effort to look as spooky as possible!

Who is ready for the new Jurassic World Movie!!

Now....if you are in your twenties or thirties Jurassic Park will always hold a place in your heart! As most of our Party Entertainers & Hosts are in their twenties they are all really excited for the new release on Thursday 11th June 2015! Here in the CTP Party HQ we are not only getting asked for more Dinosaur Themed Parties with our Dino Explorer Danny and Dino Lego Parties but we also can not avoid Dinosaurs which seem to be popping up everywhere...even at London Waterloo. Dinosaur Themed Party for Kids One of our team were in London for a meeting this morning and spotted these friendly beasts! We hope everyone manages to get tickets, no doubt the local cinemas will be full to the brim this weekend! The film has been given a 12A in the UK so for some little ones they will have to hear the stories from their parents & older siblings...we know we can not wait! To look at our Dinosaur Explorer Themed Parties click here.