Parties in Cornwall

 

Your child’s birthday - it’s the one day out of the 365 that is extra special to you and your child, so naturally you want to make it a memorable day!

To help you decide what to do for your child’s party, what party treats to buy or what entertainer to use we’ve added some top tips for you here...

 

 

 

So, what are the latest Children's Party Trends for 2019?

 

Science and Slime Parties

Science and Slime parties engage young minds with a combination of thrilling demonstrations, wacky experiments and plenty of hands-on activities.

Many science party companies run age-related, interactive games so children can concoct exciting things such as gooey DIY slime, amazing bubbles and colour-changing potions. Enormous fun and educational too.

 

 

Unicorn, Rainbow and My Little Pony Parties

Unicorns, Rainbow and My Little Pony are big news at the moment, so if your child wants this as his or her party theme, you will be spoilt for choice as many shops and partyware stores currently provide a mass of items to suit all budgets.

Add an extra element of surprise with some fun quirky goodies such as rainbow juice, unicorn photo booth props, rainbow wands, unicorn magic potion or My Little Pony invites.

 

 

  Fairy Tents and Indoor Teepees

Fairy Tents and Indoor Teepees are great places for the children to enjoy a mini adventure away from the watchful eye of the adults in charge. Inside their ‘secret’ den they can use their wildest imaginations to tell fantastic stories and play fun spy games.

Furnish the tent or den with sparkly fairy lights or lanterns and pad it out with cosy rugs and comfortable cushions. A food hamper filled with a feast of cupcakes, chopped fruit and snacks will go down a treat too. For inspiration take a look at the Pinterest pages – fairy tents and indoor teepees

 

 

Computer Gaming Parties

Video game, console and coding parties bring birthday celebrations well into the 21st century, and have become hugely popular party options among boys and girls.

The games can be put into an inclusive multiplayer mode enabling youngsters to challenge each other in a fun way. The choice of games is vast – choose from singing and dancing games, or football and Minecraft games, for example.

 

 

 

Ice-cream and Milkshake Parties

Ice-cream and milkshake parties offer a really appetising option, enabling guests to have fun concocting their own indulgent delicacy.

Many family friendly cafes and venues provide this type of party where half the fun is consuming the final creation.

Needless to say, this a great option for those on a budget, as the food is part of the package.

 

 

 

Party Checklist

Make sure you don't forget anything important by using this party checklist.  Click on the links below for more...

For parties at home click here

For parties at a venue click here

For party game ideas click here

For party food ideas click here

For an easy to make birthday cake click here

For party bag ideas click here

For invitation RSVP etiquette click here

For those 'Don't Forget Items' click here

For Five Pound Gift Ideas click here

 

 

Here are some details about party providers and entertainers in Cornwall:

 

iBounce

Tel: 01626 332241

www.i-bounce.co.uk

iBounce Trampoline Parks, in Exeter, Newton Abbot and Bodmin, offer the ultimate fitness experience, bringing all family members together with hours of bouncing fun. iBounce is a brilliant destination for birthday parties, with different party packages for you to choose from.

Being an indoor attraction, it won't be ruined by the weather either – and is open all-year round. Parties are for children aged 5 years+ and include jump time; use of the party room; water and grip socks; an iBounce t-shirt and goody bag for the birthday child and a free revisit for the birthday child. All iBounce parks ensure a great source of exercise and fun for all ages.Find iBounce at Unit 11A Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Launceston Road in Bodmin, PL31 2RQ.

 

Paradise Park

Tel: 01736 753365

www.paradisepark.org.uk

Make it a birthday to remember at Paradise Park in Hayle! Paradise Park offers a choice of four party rooms with the special themes of Monkey, Parrot, Jungle and Pirate.

Party packages include healthy party food, free printed invitations plus free entry to Paradise Park with unlimited play in the fantastic JungleBarn indoor play centre, outdoor adventure play in Paradise Island, daily events and more. Two supervising adults are admitted free with each party, and there is a discounted price for any other adults attending.

 

Mark’s Ark Wildlife Encounters

Tel: 01736 333293 or 07761 810900

www.marks-ark.co.uk

Party time at Mark's Ark is sure to enthrall the children. Mark takes his unique wildlife experience to parties, bringing the world of nature into your home or a venue of your choice.

The show has an educational bias - it's interactive, fun, fact-filled, hands-on and second-to-none. Where else can you get close-up and personal with beautiful owls, crazy bugs and fantastic reptiles? Mark's Ark offers children his passion, knowledge and hopes to inspire the naturalists of the future. Reasonably priced and fully insured – call for a no-obligation quotation.

 

The Party People

Tel: 01208 851733

www.thepartypeoplecornwall.com

Tim and Dianne Parr have been providing entertainment for traditional style birthday parties in Cornwall for over 10 years. ‘Timbo’ offers a magic show that evokes a real pantomime atmosphere with fun and laughter from start to finish.

Add to that, they also offer a mini disco, party games, tattoo painting, balloon modelling, party dance fun with ‘The Funny Bunny’ - collectively this makes for an unforgettable stress free party. One and two hour party options are available.

 

 

Kidzworld Adventure Play

Tel: 01726 815553

http://kidzworldcornwall.co.uk/parties-groups

Parties are simply great fun at Kidzworld Adventure Play. Brilliant party packages include entry into Kidzworld with unlimited play on the soft play, dodgems, mini golf and trampolines. The Sky Trail and Skating (weather permitting) is weekends & school holidays only.

A private themed party room (for 1 hour) with party hats, table decorations & music is included along with a delicious combo menu and unlimited squash together with 1 party bag per child and a party gift for the birthday child including a return pass worth over £30.

 

Basecamp

Tel: 01209 844164

www.gwelanmor.com/facilities/base-camp

There are great parties to be enjoyed at Base Camp Cornwall! Choose an activity and let the friendly team at Base Camp do all the hard work of catering and clearing up. They want the whole family to have a great party experience.

Party ideas include a wildlife experience, climbing and soft play. Archery and sea scooters are good party options for older children. Find Base Camp at Gwel an Mor in Portreath. For details call the telephone number above or email manager@basecamp.co.uk. Quote PRIMARYPARTY19 for a FREE return visit for the birthday child.

 

Dairyland Farmworld

Tel: 01872 510246

www.dairylandfarmworld.com

With four party rooms open all year round in its indoor soft play area The Bull Pen, DairyLand puts 100% effort behind making their farmtastic party packages hassle-free, fun and memorable. Party bags are available and specialised farm-themed invitations can be downloaded straight from DairyLand’s website. In season, party-goers are also able to enjoy the rest of the park’s facilities once the birthday bash finishes.

 

Heartlands

Tel: 01209 722325

www.heartlandscornwall.com

Pick your perfect party at Heartlands, where a range of packages are on offer to suit all budgets. Simply pick from the food and drink options, activities and extras, and leave the rest to the friendly team! From bouncy castles, archery and Nerf, plus music and games, crafts, party bags, birthday cakes and more, create your perfect party at Heartlands.

 

 

Country Skittles

Tel: 01736 850209

www.countryskittles.com

Country Skittles is a great place to have some fun and enjoy great food at the weekends - or any other time! Country Skittles is also a great fun choice for your child’s birthday party.

There is an excellent birthday package available in the afternoons suitable for younger children, which offers amazing value with no minimum number of party guests required. The package includes bowling, a main course, ice-cream, a soft drink, and a go on the mini crazy golf as well as balloons and banners around the party child’s table.

 

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Tel: 01326 221361

www.visitsealife.com/gweek

Celebrate beneath the waves with an exclusive Sea Life birthday party for your child. Great value birthday packages are available for up to 15 children and are tailored to suit your needs.

The standard birthday party package includes entrance to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary; a dedicated VIP Sanctuary tour by a crew member; animal scatter feed for the birthday child; a kids’ meal box including a sandwich, crisps, fruit, unlimited orange or blackcurrant squash and a VIP area.

 

Jungle Jacks

Tel: 01637 852890
www.junglejacks.co.uk

Let your little monkeys run wild, have a blast and burn off some energy at Jungle Jack's soft play centre. The purpose-built play-frame provides over 1,700 square feet of fun including challenging climbs, a rope bridge, an astra-glide slide, crafty crawl tubes and peekaboo bubble windows.

Daredevils will love the super-fast racing slide and spiral tube. A party package is also available to suit everyone. There is a Jungle Tree-House party room for hire which is an exclusive area over-looking the play centre.

 

Party Checklist

 

Party Checklist: For parties at home

 

Party Checklist: For parties at a venue

                  

Party game ideas

Traditional party games always go down a treat. Here’s a list of some of the most classic children’s games:

And here are a few new party game ideas – 

Remember to stock up on prizes to award to the winning children.

 

Party Food Ideas 

 

Birthday Cake 

Quick and Easy Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

  1. Buy or bake a round sponge cake.
  2. Divide the cake into three parts, the middle should be slightly bigger than the two sides, which should be the same size as each other.
  3. Cut a V-shape at the end of the middle piece of cake (this is the hedgehog’s nose). Discard the two smaller pieces. Or eat them.
  4. Cover the middle piece of cake with thick chocolate icing.
  5. Place the two remaining pieces of cake on top of the iced piece, round side up, for the Hedgehog’s hump.
  6. Liberally cover the entire sponge with thick chocolate icing.
  7. Use chocolate buttons or flakes for the Hedgehog’s spines.
  8. The Hedgehog’s eyes and nose can be made using Smarties or similar.

Don’t forget the candles for the cake. They are often overlooked with all the other preparations.

 

Party bag ideas

 

Party politics - Invitation RSVP etiquette

For the party hosts

For the guests

 

Don't Forget Items!

 

 

Five Pound Gift Ideas

Does it seem like your child is attending a different birthday party each week? Needing suggestions for generic party gifts that won’t break the bank? If you are super-savvy you will have already stocked up on a number of general items in the Sales, if not, here are some ideas for a fiver:

 

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Party Checklist

Party Checklist: For parties at home

 

Party Checklist: For parties at a venue

                  

Party game ideas

Traditional party games always go down a treat. Here’s a list of some of the most classic children’s games:

And here are a few new party game ideas – 

Remember to stock up on prizes to award to the winning children.

 

Party Food Ideas 

 

Birthday Cake 

Quick and Easy Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

  1. Buy or bake a round sponge cake.
  2. Divide the cake into three parts, the middle should be slightly bigger than the two sides, which should be the same size as each other.
  3. Cut a V-shape at the end of the middle piece of cake (this is the hedgehog’s nose). Discard the two smaller pieces. Or eat them.
  4. Cover the middle piece of cake with thick chocolate icing.
  5. Place the two remaining pieces of cake on top of the iced piece, round side up, for the Hedgehog’s hump.
  6. Liberally cover the entire sponge with thick chocolate icing.
  7. Use chocolate buttons or flakes for the Hedgehog’s spines.
  8. The Hedgehog’s eyes and nose can be made using Smarties or similar.

Don’t forget the candles for the cake. They are often overlooked with all the other preparations.

 

Party bag ideas

 

Party politics - Invitation RSVP etiquette

For the party hosts

For the guests

 

Don't Forget Items!

 

 

Five Pound Gift Ideas

Does it seem like your child is attending a different birthday party each week? Needing suggestions for generic party gifts that won’t break the bank? If you are super-savvy you will have already stocked up on a number of general items in the Sales, if not, here are some ideas for a fiver:

 

 

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