Peas in a Pod children’s parties are a little bit different in that they fully involve children who participate in an adventure which has elements of story, music, movement, dance and games.
The party session is a blend of elements like music, movement, sensory play, puppets and games, a beautiful silk parachute, themed to your child’s favourite characters, places or fantasies!
The session is adapted to any age from 1-7 years and I bring them gently back from the excitement at the end leaving them tired and happy! I can weave in any theme and popular themes include: pirates and princesses, the zoo, jungles, farms, outer space, dinosaurs, fairies, magic carpet, a toy shop etc. I have also woven in favourite characters such as Dr Who, Bob the Builder, Winnie the Pooh over the years.
It works best with around 12 to 20 children (depending on the space available and age of children) and it can be adapted to suit girls or boys from 2 to 8 years. It actually works well with mixed ages so don’t worry if you’ve got younger siblings – they really love it!
The cost of a children’s party is £95 for weekend parties in central Bristol. Do enquire if you’re outside this area which will be a little more or for midweek parties which attract a discount. I can do more sedate storytelling session if wanted something to complement a craft or slumber party.
Contact me for information about sessions as parties, day nurseries, schools, after-school clubs, libraries, festivals or weddings. I am enhanced police checked, fully trained and insured. Also visit http://www.blueoctopus-playtherapy.co.uk for information on my play therapy work.
Feedback from the party sessions:
“Thank you so much for giving the children such a lovely time! I know H enjoyed it so much and was still talking about it when we left yesterday.” Mixed ages entertained at a 40th birthday weekend away
“The children were totally absorbed in your adventure. I’ve had lots of mums telling me that their children thoroughly enjoyed what you did with them at the party, and how tired they were afterwards! Even the adults at the party thought it was a fantastic concept and couldn’t quite believe how captivated the children were.” Mum of 4 year old mixed boys and girls
“It was absolutely fantastic, we sat smiling with glasses of wine in hand as the kids rolled around in sheets of silk with feathers falling from the sky. Heaven!” Mum of 5 year old girl.
“You have such a lovely manner with the children – full of humour and gentleness.” T, mum of 4 year old boy
“You are fantastic with children, so calm and unruffled”, A, dad of a 3 year old
“The toddlers loved the party and were so calm at the end (and slept well!). The babies were transfixed and the parents that joined in said they loved it too!” Mum of 3 year old mixed party
“Paula came to my daughters 4th birthday and she was amazing, the children enjoyed the fantasy of dressing up and chasing butterflies – but strangely they all sat and ate their party food so quietly that we had to turn the music back on! I know they were supposed to relax was way beyond what we imagined. An excellent choice for any little boys or girls – thanks” Mum of 4 year old girls party
“its not as good as I thought it would be” pause… “it was 100 times better!” S, 10 of a bushcraft / story session
“It’s got everything!” Dad at mixed 5 year old party
“It’s unique, no other children’s party is quite like it”, mother of a 7 year old girls party
“Just to say today that J absolutely loved you being at her party, thank you so much!” Mum of 5 year old girl
“I was so happy to find Paula. I didn’t want a staged children’s ‘entertainer’ making balloon animals – I wanted someone who would really respond to the children and bring a calming yet, exciting atmosphere to the party (boys and girls aged 0-6). Paula is a real ‘story teller’ and she weaves her magic through interactive play using instruments and props with the children. The children were entranced and particularly enjoyed clay modelling in the sunshine, and the silk parachute indoors. They were very sad to see Paula leave! Highly recommended if you are looking for an engaging children’s storyteller. Thank you again Paula – I hope we meet again!” E, party for her 40 year old husband (entertaining the children!)