Pick Of The Best Children's Party Ideas

TOAST's pick of the best party fun for little ones!

Despite how little children are – 2017 kid’s parties call for BIG ideas and lots of fun! Hot on the heels of National Children's Day TOAST’s takes a look of some of the very best children’s party providers out there, ready to unleash heaps of imaginative entertainment for little ones.

Let’s face it – children’s parties can be a bit hectic at times. Over-excited children + sugar = pandemonium, so sometimes it can be a wise idea to call on the professionals for help. Not only does it take the pressure off you, but the kids will love it too; apparently a dodgy clown and a few rounds of musical chairs simply doesn’t cut the mustard these days. Now there’s bushcraft adventures, pizza making, cake baking and plenty more to choose from!

As well as keeping the kids entertained, today’s children’s parties also have an emphasis on learning something new and encouraging creativity, which is great news for developing little minds. And whilst they’re happily enjoying themselves parents can kick back and do the same without having to worry.

So if you’re planning a party for a troupe of tiny tots or older kids - there’s a whole host of wonderfully imaginative ideas and activities out there. Here are TOAST’s top picks of some of the best, guaranteed to keep little ones inspired and entertained for hours on end. Hurrah! 

TOAST's Pick of The Best Children's Party Fun

The Amazing Art Cart

Run by mum of two Dawn, The Amazing Art Cart is a totally brilliant pop-up mobile art station that comes fully loaded with a huge range of multi-coloured supplies, ready to make your next event one that kids will never forget. Perfect for a children’s party or for keeping little ones happy at a grown-up event, the cart and its creative team can help kids construct everything from rocket boosters to masquerade masks, and they can also create bespoke activities tailored to suit your occasion or a specific theme. Perfect for keeping kids entertained in a fun and creative way, and the cart itself looks super cool!

Amazing Art Cart PartiesTake a look at The Amazing Art Cart in TOAST's Little Black Book.

The Bushcraft Company

Based in a number of woodland sites across the UK from Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire to Penshurst Place in Kent, The Bushcraft Company provides real adventure and bushcraft skills for children aged 8 and above. Whether they’re cooking river trout over an open fire, building shelters to sleep in, or learning how to navigate through dense woodland, these outdoor escapades are as real as it’s gets and will thrilled children and teenagers alike. Whether it’s just 24 hours or up to 5 days (!), kids can experience and learn how to live in the wild, sleep under safari-style canvas and cook over open fires, providing them will an unforgettable journey of self-discovery, amazing memories and lots of life skills! Brilliant for any budding Bear Grylss!

Bushcraft Party

Take a look at The Bushcraft Company in TOAST's Little Black Book

Oglee Poglee

Based in Herts and Bucks, the wonderfully named Oglee Poglee is all about encouraging creativity. They believe that fantastical storytelling and artistic activities create party memories that kids and parents will cherish for years to come, so a typical Oglee Poglee party includes at least two arty activities, a large sculpture to paint, some messy play and one exciting creative challenge. There are dozens of themes to choose from and all the activities are highly interactive, imaginative and perfect for capturing young minds. Their Pirate theme, for example, includes a large cardboard pirate ship to paint, swords and hats to make, treasure to find and maps to decorate, whilst their Space Adventure includes space crowns to wear, spaceships to make and fly, moon rocks to find, aliens to splat, shooting stars to make, and more! Huge fun for both big and little kids – and guaranteed to tire them out!

Oglee Poglee

Find contact details for Oglee Poglee in our Little Black Book.  

BKD Baking Parties

Launched in 2014 in founder Adelle Frejus’s kitchen in Shoreditch, BKD started life as fun at-home activity with her own kids, but soon grew into a full time profession as word of her brilliant baking spread. These days BKD offers a wide selection of stylish baking workshops for children in various spots all over London (including in their own beautiful bakery in Peckham), but they can also travel to you and host a bespoke kids baking party in your home or venue of your choice.  Classes are fun, messy, and creative with themes ranging from cool 3D dinosaur cookies to cute unicorn and rainbow cupcakes, fun monster cakepops to creating mini works of hand-painted art on canvas biscuits! The BKD team provides tuition, aprons, boxes and all decorating supplies, plus boxes and ‘certificates of amazingness’ for each guest, and they even clean up afterwards!

BKD Parties

BKD London can be found in our Little Black Book.  

Dancing Cubs

Sometimes tiny people just want to run around and play, but it’s not always possible at home because of furniture and other precious items, as well as bumped heads and other potential injuries! That’s where Dancing Cubs’ brilliant mobile soft play packages come in, and they have something for all ages. Packages include all sorts of brightly coloured equipment such as squishy matting, slides, cubes, steps, tunnels and more, but each has plenty of crawl and walk space too – perfect for children who are still finding their feet. As well as the classic multi coloured sets, there are also various themes to choose from such as ‘Under the Sea’, ‘Pirates’ and the ever-popular ‘Princess’ package, and they have some really fun ball ponds available too. Their soft play areas can be adapted to fit most homes and are great fun for small children, leaving their parents to relax and enjoy a carefree party. Perfect!

Dancing Clubs

For more information and contact detials, Dancing Cubs can be found in our Little Black Book.  

Perfect Pizza Party

Pizza is one of the most popular party foods out there – whatever age you are! And these children’s pizza making parties are a brilliant (and tasty) way of keeping children entertained and teaching them some great cookery skills, whilst making sure that they are eating healthy, fresh food. Based in the Cotswolds, Perfect Pizza Party will provide all the ingredients required and teach your kids how to make their own dough from scratch. They’ll also learn the art of throwing the dough and hand stretching, before choosing their own pizza toppings and cooking it themselves (with assistance!) in a special wood fired pizza oven. For an extra treat you can add on a dessert package that includes of a choice of locally produced ice cream in a range of tasty flavours. Delicious, educational and great fun – the perfect (pizza) combination!

Perfect Pizza

Find Perfect Pizza in TOAST's Little Black Book

Toadstool Parties

Looking for a troupe of creative young people with a passion for producing beautiful, enchanting parties and events for children? Then look no further. Toadstool Parties cover Central London, Greater London and the Home Counties (but can go further on request) and can arrange parties for any age and can do any theme you like, from jungle fun and superheroes, to bugs and butterflies and mermaids tales! Their collection of enthusiastic entertainers offer a mixture of age appropriate games, balloon modelling, magic, puppets, bubbles, prizes, parachute games, music, silliness, dancing, treasure hunts, story-telling and laughter, and then a little more laughter for good measure!

Toadstool Parties also run workshops for your little ones and have their own YouTube Channel offering a weekly dose of magic, stories, fun and silliness to keep your little ones entertained. 

Toadstool Parties

For more information on Toadstool Parties workshops, entertainment and YouTube chanel, take a look at their page in our Little Black Book

Wild Things

Wild Things is a luxury party planning service devoted to your children; they can design and plan a stylish and imaginative kids party from start to finish, or if you’d prefer to do the planning yourself they have everything you need for dressing a beautiful cake table as well as an extensive prop hire collection, perfect for adding on trend styling touches that will elevate your children’s party to the next level. Wild Things also hire super cool scandi kids corners that include gorgeous tipis filled with fun activities, blankets and even iPads! Perfect for weddings and parties where the very important littlest guests need a bit of their own (stylish looking) space to have fun, allowing for the grown ups to enjoy themselves!

Wild Things Childrens Party

For more info on Wild Things check out TOAST’s Spotlight interview with co-founder Sally Telford over on TheEdit now.

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