Are you planning a children’s party? There are so many party entertainers and suppliers in Cheshire (specifically Macclesfield, Knutsford,Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge and Prestbury) it can be difficult to know where to start! Here, Rachael from Splat Messy Play explains what happens at a messy play party…
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It seems that party season has arrived! My little boy comes home from school most days with yet another birthday party invitation. It means another weekend we’re heading to soft play, scooter discos or the swimming pool. Kids birthday parties have come a long way from the Punch and Judy shows, bouncy castles and discos everyone had when I was a little girl. And, it seems the pressure is on for us Mums to provide something different and fun for our little ones’ big days. Now, I’m not saying that a messy play party is the cure for all party woes, but it can provide an alternative that is fun for everyone.
Fun for all
1. You don’t need to worry about entertaining everyone – at a Splat Messy Play party I provide the entertainment and my years of experience mean that I know what to do to ensure that big and small guests alike have fun. I know that children don’t just invite friends their age to their parties – their siblings will be there, their friends siblings might come along and your own friends’ kids who get an invite will often be all different ages.
I can provide messy sensory play using sand, gloop, water, bubbles and foam for the littlest ones, but there’s also craft, painting, modelling, building and creating for the older ones. You decide.
Parents can have fun too
2. How many times have you sat bored, waiting for the party to end?! At Splat Messy Play parties, mums, dads and grandparents can get involved and be a kid again – making a rainbow with their little ones, painting pictures or building with sand. I know at some of my classes Mum’s have said just getting to play again is very therapeutic.
“Rachael made my son’s party so special. She tailored everything to our needs and everyone loved it – (even the big kids and kids at heart!)”
Anna Davenport, Macclesfield
Providing unforgettable memories
3. I know having had 5 (!) birthday parties for Francis now, I’m often running round ensuring all the grown ups have a cuppa, making sure the children are playing nicely and welcoming guests. It’s exhausting and I often feel I missed all the special moments; Francis opening his presents, playing with his friends and blowing out his candles. With Splat Messy Play parties I sort and provide the entertainment and make sure its all running smoothly so you can get stuck in enjoying the activities with your little on, make and enjoy special memories and perhaps capture some on camera too.
“Would recommend Rachael’s parties to anyone with young children. We used Rachael for our son’s party at our home. She was fantastic. Set everything up and cleared away so we didn’t even know the mess had happened! The children loved it”
Not just a party
4. It’s not just about getting messy either. Splat Messy Play parties, like my classes, allow children to explore, create and try something different. Some kids will get stuck in and love messy play straight away. Others might take a bit longer, feeling unsure about all the new and different textures on their hands and feet. It’s all perfectly normal! I love working with children of all ages, and encourage them that it is okay to get messy. There is nothing more rewarding to us than seeing a child who once hated mess leave the party with messy hands and a huge smile on their face.
5.Make it personal
Splat parties can be themed so your child is getting a party that’s relevant, fun and memorable for them. Whether it’s Paw Patrol, Frozen, Peppa Pig or Cars that your child is in to, parties can be adapted to ensure their favourites are included!
Splat Messy Play parties start at £125 for a maximum of 20 children. Feel free to message me with any questions you have or to book your little one’s party today: firstname.lastname@example.org