The Alternative Children's Party Listings Guide!
We have created this guide 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 & Creative Workshops
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.
Lovely Janine is the wonderful woman who came up with these and she can come along to your children's Party and actually make these gorgeous Bombs with your kids - go check it out! Alternatively they make great gifts too! And soooo Planet Friendly! The Bee Wild Seedbombs contain 24 species of native wildflower seeds from the RHS ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ list which help to create a diverse environment and range of food to support bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.
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?
Having met the lovely Amanda I very much wanted to show you what she's doing. Her business provides a whole range of Planet Friendly products for your home and for life in general - but she also sells toys, books and gifts too if you're looking for something special and something with a planet friendly approach!