Our Favourite People
We have created this lovely list of our favourite Planet Friendly People for parents who want something different, something beautiful and perhaps don’t want to spend a fortune on “traditional” children’s party entertainment that may or may not come with hoards of sweets and treats that are covered in plastic!
This list gives your child and their guests some memories – something with real WOW factor – an activity or workshop which really will be something they remember…..keep checking back as we discover more of these gems doing wonderful, creative things to help keep our planet alive and us happy!
We have also listed some of the beautiful businesses out there making gorgeous gifts your little ones will love – and all Planet Friendly of course! They are also nearly all Dorset based businesses with often just one person behind them, at home, creating these most amazing things! Show your support to someone local and check them out!
For Gorgeous Gifts, Parties &
Creative Workshops too!
Play & Bloom offers gorgeous woodland parties for children under 8 years of age in the heart of Dorset. Their parties are perfect for those children who enjoy being outside and love nature and they have a very "Forest School" approach. The parties are not only fun but are environmentally friendly too being entirely single-use plastic free! We have teamed up with Play & Bloom to supply all of their Party ware and offer them a special Party Bags offer too.
Check them out - your children will LOVE their parties!
Our Planet Zero Waste
Owned and run by a wonderful and very hard working Laurraine, "Olive" as she is affectionately known is a mobile zero waste store who sells a huge variety of home staples, food stuffs, beauty products and other zero waste goodies! We love their vegan sweets and their fab packing tape which we use on all our packaging and wrapping up! It's terrific stuff and way stronger than you'd imagine. Laurraine also sells a variety of wax wraps and soaps too as well as our own "Shooting Star" Seedbomb kits in a bag! Laurraine and Olive travel all over Dorset helping those that can't get out to reduce their waste. She's ace!
We simply LOVE these gorgeous soaps and beauty products created by the wonderful Lizzy at Lytchett Bay Soaps. All her products are home made using organic ingredients and she also makes a range of vegan products too. We love her soaps so much she has created mini ones for us to pop into our Grown Up Party Bags - as well as now providing us with amazing (and HUGE) bath-bombs too. All her colours are plant based and her fragrances from essential oils. They really are a proper treat! My personal fave is her Shampoo in a tin - I'm a complete convert to this shampoo bar now so try it out (you won't regret it)!
Lambees Wax Wraps
Corinne Lamb is the superstar here -making these delightful and totally planet friendly wax wraps using a fantastic variety of fabrics, her wraps are made using UK Beeswax and 100% natural products. We use her wraps as little snack sized treats in our "Bee Inspired" Party bags - Ideal for picnics and parties we have found that both kids and grown ups love them in their lunch boxes, wrapping up sandwiches, fruit or anything else that needs wrapping for lunches and picnics.
Jar of Wishes
Jar of wishes was created by Laura following a personal battle with severe post natal depression, which caused her to be admitted to a mother and baby unit where she stayed for 8 weeks. Laura started creating candles and wax melts as part of her ongoing therapy. Along side being a full time mum to her 3 children, creating these jars of wishes and wax melts, gives her something to focus on as well as satisfying her very creative side. We hope you feel the love and positivity that is inside every jar of wishes and love the beautiful fragrances that will fill your rooms creating a sense of calm, relaxation and wellbeing. We love to include Laura's lovely wax melts into some of our more grown up goody and party bags and know you'll love them as much as we do - especially as she is so planet friendly. All her glitters are biodegradable and her packaging compostable!
Bea Kind is all about stitching cute and whimsical home accessories and gifts to make people smile and help the planet. Everything is hand designed, embroidered and sewn from their home studio in Dorset. Enjoy having a look around and please do get in touch if you’d like something you can't find as custom orders are always welcome! Having met Bea myself I can tell you she's absolutely lovely and more than happy to help you in any way she can with your orders.
I met the lovely Eleanor at a Planet Friendly event and her bunting is quite simply the most beautiful I have ever seen....definitely look her up if you're after a personalised (or not) gift that just has that extra something. Eleanor can make Customised bunting for every occasion, from Happy Birthday to Merry Christmas, made with occasion appropriate fabric- all in any length, colour or message - just ask!
Clay is a way that people with varying abilities can be creative. Many people including those with disabilities have no access to pottery workshops and so by travelling to your party (not in the home - only in halls or venues), Deborah can bring the workshops to you. The clay creations are taken away to fire in the kiln, eliminating the need for expensive equipment at your party! Dorset based, the workshops are tailor made to suit your needs. Workshops are fun and inclusive. They promote a creative imagination, supporting your ideas with practical making skills. Air Drying clay workshops are also available. These workshops are fantastic for parties and a real memory maker for little ones!
All celebrations deserve cake, don't they?! Well Sarah can provide you with a cake to suit your every need.....whether it's a Fabulous Birthday Cake, a Christening or Wedding Cake - she can make it for that special someone in your life! Sarah always provides excellent service for all her customers and aims to cater for all budgets. Get in quick to order your cake NOW!!
Who doesn't love a Pom Pom? The Pom Pom Patch offers a range of beautiful handmade bespoke pom pom items from cake toppers to bunting and key-rings - great gifting potential. Yarn colours can be tailored to your requirements too!
I met Bianca from Crafty Lil Bee and she's so talented. Her items can be treasured forever and make the perfect gift for your friends and family! Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or a special occasion, the perfect additions for your party or just something for yourself or your home, Crafty Lil Bee has the perfect items for you! You can choose and order items already designed ready for you in her shop, request slight changes to the items or have things made completely bespoke if you wish. How gorgeous is that?
Lyme Bay Winery is the home of LBW Drinks. This lovely, small, dedicated drinks company is full of people who are passionate about producing delicious and award-winning English Wine, Fruit Wine, Cider, Mead, Liqueurs and Spirits from just over the border in Devon’s beautiful Axe Valley. These gorgeous tipples of course only make it in to our "Grown Ups Only" Party Bags which are great for all occasions whether it be a Thank you to your staff or clients, as Teacher Gifts, for your Hen and Stag do's or simply as a "Just Because" gift. We know you'll love these delicious drinks and are sure you'll be back for more after tasting these.
Rex London started out as two fella's working in London's Portobello Market selling everything from Jeans to Candles. Teaming up with Rex International they went on to become international suppliers to The Body Shop and Habitat (to name just two of their clients). Since then they have taken on a mission to bring you bright, colourful gifts and home decor at affordable prices. Operating from their London home, their team of talented in-house designers create all the artwork and prints on their products, so everything you find at Rex London has their own distinctive - and we are sure you'll agree - very fabulous style. Award winners in Design, we love working with them because we know they are doing everything they can to take steps to make sure they are a super planet friendly business - we particularly love their packaging. Their Green Initiative was even shortlisted for "Best Green Initiative" at The Retail Systems Awards in 2019! Well done Rex - keep up the good work!
Harfield Components Ltd is a family-run business and is the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of polycarbonate tableware with over 50 years experience! You may have seen their stuff in your child's school? Their fantastic polycarbonate tableware range is the only tableware we choose to use and it's available in over 20 colours, helping us to achieve any look you want at your party! All of their polycarbonate tableware fulfills the requirements of EU and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations governing materials for food contact which helps us sleep soundly and their products are 100% recyclable and made in Europe helping all of us to reduce your carbon footprint and therefore helping save our environment