How do you make a kids birthday in lockdown super fun when they can’t meet up with their friends? Hiring a big hall with entertainers and party games is not possible right now but there are lots of amazing local Berkshire small businesses who can make lockdown birthday dreams extra special.
Z0om Party Entertainer
Collabor8Events are a unique company dreamt up and ran by two professionally trained performers to entertain at children’s parties, run educational workshops, produce and perform entertaining story telling shows and provide interactive events tailored to meet your needs.
Snow Princes Parties can host a virtual party for you, bringing all the magic and joy to your own home! Your child can choose any of their wonderful characters to host their party, whether it be a unicorn, a princess, a superhero, or more!
OK so they can’t sleepover all their best friends over to the same house but how about having hiring indoor teepee tents to be delivered to a friends house and then catch up over zoom or a magical sibling sleepover.
Little Cotton Tents
Little Cotton Tents were one of the first indoor sleepover party tent providers. They have the most wonderful set ups and a genuine passion to have everything perfect. Pre lock down, my son had a fantastic party that he still raves about so I can personally recommend.
Igloos and Bell Tents
As the weather starts to improve a little, an igloo or bell tent in your back garden would be an amazing surprise to wake up to on your birthday. Bell tent and igloo specialists add all the special touches to make it truly magical.
Juggling John can come to your own special online party featuring his amazing zoom Magic and Circus show.
Pinkys Parties are filled with fun and laughter. Interactive magic and fun shows for children and everyone to enjoy with the aim to put great big smiles on everyone’s faces.
Soft Play & Bouncy Castles
Little Panda Soft Play provide luxury soft play equipment to hire for birthdays, weddings and events. Cleaned and disinfected thoroughly between hires! Ideal for a treat at home indoors or for a back garden party as lockdown eases.
For bouncy castle hire check out Cow’s Castles.
Outdoor Movie Night
We’ve all done at a lot of movie nights at home during lockdown but an outdoor back garden movie night is extra special. My Garden Cinema give you the outdoor cinema experience from your garden.
Pop Up Play Village usually run imaginative role play classes for babies and toddlers. I’ve been to a session with my little one and he loved it! During lockdown they are delivering mini kit toy hires. Find your local Pop Up Play Village in Berkshire.
- Wokingham, Henley and Ascot
- Basingstoke & Reading
- Maidenhead & Windsor
- Thatcham & Newbury
Dance or Disco Party
Dave the Disco offers 60 minutes of games, music, dancing and jokes for an online kids virtual disco party.
Embrace Performing Arts run online dance parties, games parties and character parties. With prices starting at £35.00, the birthday girl or boy chooses their own songs for the dance and games and is sent a personalised invitation to send out to their guests.
The Creation Station are the masters when it comes to getting crafty at home. Give your child a fun online arty birthday party to share with their friends. Choose from the standard package where the guests supply their own products from around their home. Or upgrade to a PREMIUM or DELUXE and they will send a special birthday FUN ARTY BOX to each guest.
Party in a Box
Kids Parties will post out everything you need for a stay at home party. They’ve got absolutely loads of ideas from karaoke to nerf party and lego to dinosaur.
Love, Trust and Fairydust add a sprinkle of Fairydust to your royal event. They are a national award winning children’s party entertainment company specialising in unique and high quality character appearances.
Have fun making your own dough balls, pizza’s and cookies with kids from Louise’s Pizza Passion.
Interactive Treasure Hunts
Wonder Adventures offer themed interactive treasure hunt packs which include character videos presenting the riddles, printable clue points, puzzles and more! There are different themed including dinosaurs, wizards, superheroes and space. Perfect as a birthday party activity or special treat to do at home in the house or garden and for one child or a small group/ siblings.
Party Decorations & Supplies
Go overboard on decorating the house for a lockdown birthday to make it the ‘best birthday ever’. Here’s a few local Berkshire businesses who provide everything you can think of.
Ta-Dah Creations are a creative prop hire company that can provide you with that something extra for your special event with everything from balloons to cake toppers.
Celebrate provide everything from a single balloon to entire balloon installations. All occassions covered and home delivery during lockdown 3.0
Floating Feelingz deliver helium balloons and displays for all occassions including personalised balloons in Wokingham and surrounding areas.
Handmade by K8 make personalised cake toppers.
Piped Dreams and Party Themes make customised cakes,, cupcakes, cookie boxes as well as party decor and set up, party favours and more available to order for all occasions!
Lockdown Birthday Party Food
You’ve got the entertainment and the house is looking spectacular but a lockdown birthday wouldn’t be the same without same without a birthday cake and some birthday party food treats.
Making your own party food can be half the fun. Check out all our party food ideas here.
Cakes by Charlotte bake from home, and specialise in cupcakes and occasion cakes.
A Dust of Sugar will deliver afternoon tea to your door
Wokingham based, Bakes By Olive was born out of a love for baking. They make bespoke baked goods for an affordable price including cupcakes and afternoon tea.
Check out Nee Nee’s for a showstopper birthday cake.
For something a little different than a regular birthday cake, why not have a luxury cheesecake by Becky Bakes.
Looking for sweet cones? Bright Ideas by AC in Bracknell put these together as well as other gift ideas.
Bracknell based Cakes and All Things Nice create bespoke cakes handmade to your personal requirements and delivered to your door. They make Cupcakes, Birthday cakes, Wedding cakes, Baby cakes and more!
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