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10 top tips for stress-free parties by PartyWizz
Organising and hosting a children’s party can be stressful. But it doesn’t need to be. We asked PartyWizz for their top 10 party organising tips:
1. Book your venue and entertainment further in advance than you think, especially for busy periods such as the communion season.
2. Send out the invitations in good time. Give a reply by date to know numbers in advance.
3. Consider sharing a party with a friend who has a birthday around the same date, to share costs and planning time.
4. In our age of iPads and video games, live entertainment is even more special. Take the pressure off by hiring a professional entertainer so you can relax and enjoy the delight on the children’s faces!
5. Involve your child in the planning process and try to book an entertainer that they haven’t already seen. PartyWizz.com offers a wide variety of options from magicians and face painters, to arts and crafts and themed parties.
6. There is no need to make everything yourself. For example, if baking is not your thing, buy the cake and don’t feel guilty!
7. Theme your party around the entertainment. PartyWizz.com/shop offers a range of party accessories and fantastic pre-filled, fabric party bags to match all major themes.
8. Invite guests for at least 30 minutes before any entertainment is booked to allow for latecomers.
9. Ask a friend to help on the day – it’s amazing how useful an extra pair of hands can be.
10. Don’t feel pressure to compete – remember the most memorable parties are those that are original and fun, not necessarily the most lavish.
Located in state of the art 35,000sq.ft facilities in both Santry and Sandyford and recently opened in Liffey Valley. This Irish owned Jump Zone has fast become one of the country’s most popular sports and entertainment facilities attracting over 250,000 visitors a year. Jump Zone specialises in birthday parties and group outings. Parties range from 1 to 2 hours and include jumping time and 30 minutes in your own party room. Pizzas and drinks are included in most packages. Each party is allocated its own dedicated party host who will endeavour to make the party a special experience. Parents are invited to sit and relax in the café and let Jump Zone look after the rest. When you book, party hosts will be allocated who will run mini Dodgeball competitions, interactive games, foam pit access, trampoline basketball and for the gymnasts a Tumble Track has been installed in the Sandyford facility. A new Battle Beam and Ninja Zone have also been added to each facility in recent months and the newest attraction, 3 lane Warped Walls are due any day now. On arrival, the dedicated staff will lead the group down to the induction area where a safety video is shown and the rules are given. Extreme fun is so important but so is the safety of the guests. At Jump Zone, they do all they can to ensure that your group will have maximum fun with maximum safety! With court supervisors on the courts at all times, heavy duty spring loaded frames covered by 2+ inch thick safety pads, Jump Zone combines fun and safety in all areas to create a fun experience like no other. Groups of up to 150 can be accommodated at one time. For more information see www.jumpzone.ie or phone Sandyford 01 2939356 - Santry 01 8623366 Liffey Valley 01 5688188
Leisureplex Birthday Packages
Leisureplex offers an extensive range of parties for birthdays of all ages. Whether your little one loves knocking down strikes in Bowling, getting lost in the galactic Quasar universe, or letting loose in the Zoo Adventureland, they have all you could need for a magical birthday bash! Get in touch with your local Leisureplex venue and they will help you find a package that will ensure your party will be one to remember!
All Leisureplex parties include: choice of one, two or three activities, kids’ meal with drink, free refills, ice cream cake and a special present for the birthday child. They also include free party invitations with your booking, and one of their enthusiastic party hosts will also be assigned to look after you on the day. At Leisureplex, they cover all the bases!
What's more Leisureplex is offering you 10% off your kids’ party! All you have to do is book a party for 8 or more kids, and let the staff know when you book that you have a 10% off voucher from Primary Times. Once you bring your voucher along on the day, your discount will be taken off your bill. It’s as simple as that!
For more information on birthday packages, special offers and to book a party visit www.leisureplex.ie.
*Activities available vary depending on centres. Please contact your nearest Leisureplex for more details and information on their party packages.
If a party with a difference is what you’re after then look no further than Inflata Zone.
One of the first in the world, and Ireland’s only indoor inflatable theme park has now opened! Inspired by the party craze that’s starting to take the world by storm. Inflata Zone incorporates 10 different inflatable zones including drop slides, assault course, climbing wall, air mountain and much much more..
Guaranteed a hit with all party goers. When you book you party at Inflata Zone, you will be allocated a party host to look after you for the duration of the party. A number of food options are also available. Party options include 1.5 hour and 2 hour parties which include 60 or 90 minutes on the inflatable and then 30 minutes in the party room afterward for food. Prices start from €16pp - €21pp
Call 01 9633044 for more details or visit www.inflatazone.ie
For groups of 30+ contact the office on 01 9633044 for available options or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.inflatazone.ie
IRELAND’S FIRST INFLATABLE THEME PARK | www.inflatazone.ie | Unit B1 Nangor Road Business Park, Nangor Road, Dublin 12 ( Beside Park West )
Go Kids Go!
Big birthday fun for the little ones! Birthday parties at Go Kids Go are a fun filled 2 hours. Consisting of 1.5 hours play on Adventure Play Equipment including Disco Room and Football Pitch and 30 mins in one of the private themed party rooms (choose from the Princess Room, Superhero Room, Minion Party Room or Disco Party Room Room). Food for the children is supplied - chicken nuggets, sausages, chips and juice. All special dietary requirements catered for. Unlimited juice available while playing and in the party room. Parents provide the cake and children receive a Birthday Party Goody Bag going home. A souvenir photo is given to birthday child’s parents. Invitations are included in the package. Groups catered for and there is free car parking. New to Go Kids Go! Laser Parties from 6.15pm for children age 8+.
Coolmine Ind Estate Blanchardstown Visit www.gokidsgo.ie or phone 01 6405500 to book.
Pembroke Fencing Club offers a unique party experience for your child's birthday. Let their imagination run wild to create a great adventure through this Olympic sport. With team games and fun props, your child's party is sure to be one to remember. Tel 0862160646 | email@example.com | www.pembrokefencing.ie
Junior Einsteins Science Club incorporates the basics of science into a fun session of activities and practical experiments.
-Electrocuting a Barbie doll on a Van Der Graff generator.
-Lighting lightbulbs by just touching a plasma ball!
Shoot giants smoke rings at each other with fabulous Smoke Cannons.
-Watch the bubbling, foaming Elephant Toothpaste reaction.
-Simple, but mesmerising Walking Water, hand boilers and to top off the fun our Famous Mentos and Coke Geysers shooting into the air!
Nominated Children's Franchise of the year Ireland 2019 See www.junioreinsteinsscienceclub.com 085 8641959 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILDRENS BAKING PARTIES
A Baking Party is a fun and creative way to celebrate your child’s birthday in your own home. At a Pizza & Cupcake Party or a Pizza & Cookie Party, guests prepare and make their own pizza from scratch, then make and decorate either cupcakes or cookies. The party includes all necessary ingredients and utensils and aprons for party guests to wear. Baking certificates and cake boxes in which guests carry home their delicious creations are also included. This party takes approximately 2 1/2 hours at a cost of €230 for up to 15 children, plus 15 per child for each additional child. A Cupcake Party or a Cookie Party takes approximately 2 hours and costs €180 for up to 15 children, plus €10 for each additional child. Pizza Parties and Pizza, Cookie & Cupcake Parties are also available.
To book or for further information contact Mary at 086 3669259, or email at email@example.com or visit www.childrensbakingparties.com