We all like to celebrate our children’s birthday, whether a small party or big one. Check out Kensington Mums 2018 Birthday Guide below for fun birthday party ideas and inspiration for kids of all ages.

Gambado Chelsea

Amazing parties they will always remember! Something for everyone – giant play frame, dodgems and carousel rides plus laser tag, foam dart and Tiger parties for every age from 1 to 10 years. Be the talk of your children’s friends and throw a party at Gambado! Special offers on our website including FREE MONTH OF PLAY for every birthday child.
TIGER TOTS PACKAGE – Our new sensory areas and role play village mean the little ones have a whole world of fun to theirselves. Call our party team for more info on 0330 555 1415 for details and t&cs.

 

Spun Candy, is Party Heaven for Kids (and you)!

Consistently rated 5-star on TripAdvisor, a visit to our candy making store in Spitalfields is candy bliss. Give your kids the party of a lifetime. Our magical children’s parties, for birthdays (or just because) are designed to be fun, educational, interactive and entertaining. Lead by our watchful and entertaining Master Candy Makers, we give kids the opportunity to design, mix, add flavours, roll and hand make their very own candy! And at the end they get to take everything they’ve made! We can also provide a selection of party food and drink, as well as cake and candles of course. Photo booths and candy floss carts are also available on request.We also do classes for mums on ‘we-time’… with and without wine. ‘I took my 12 year old daughter and nine friends to Spun Candy for her birthday. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to a friend.’ Harriet, London Mummy. Let us put a smile on your, and your kid’s, face.
For more information email ikky@spun-candy.com or call us on 020 7377 2419


ParentVille, Big Parties for Tiny People

Looking for guidance while planning a child’s party? Your search is over! This small team of London mums are actively helping other parents do this… Browse the ParentVille ‘shop’ for inspiration, bespoke product and choice. Educational entertainers, check. Free-from baking, check. Handmade party swag-bags, check. Party styling & concierge service, check! Choose a theme & ParentVille have it covered…  Each supplier will engage directly with a client via the handy ‘chat with me’ button and all bookings/payments are made securely through ParentVille. Product can be sent directly to a venue, home address or even to the office. ‘Chat and Book’ while commuting, completing a supermarket shop or in the bath.ParentVille’s tribe of makers, bakers and creators are hand picked by us, joining the community by invitation. Our mission is to create a platform for small businesses, entrepreneurs, the cottage industries of London & beyond.ParentVille currently supply party items and packages to Central London based clients, have expanded to the home counties and are happy to announce that many gifting options plus smaller items can be shipped UK wide. Contact them on team@parentville.co.uk


birthday guidePenny the Bee

Cristina from Penny the Bee specialises in magical showstopper cakes and sweet treats. Each cake is completely unique and tailored to the client’s needs and dreams, made with the finest ingredients and with exquisitely detailed hand-crafted decorations.  Cristina holds a PME Masters Certificate from the prestigious Knightsbridge PME School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Arts, so rest assure that your cake will be treated with love and expertise. Moreover, she constantly endeavors to improve her skills in the pastry and decorating field by attending several professional courses. Her mission is not just to make a stunning cake for your very special event, but also to create memories that will last a lifetime. Cristina is a member of The British Sugarcraft Guild, has obtained the Level 2 award in Food Safety in Catering, and has been awarded 5 star food hygiene rating. Check her website for more information: www.pennythebee.com


My Gym Battersea

We are so excited to announce that a brand new Party Venue; is opening in Battersea this Autumn! My Gym parties are simply the BEST! My Gym Battersea will be the 4th My Gym in the UK, and will join over 500 My Gym’s around the world! My Gym is widely considered the number 1 Party choice for kids aged 1 to 9 everywhere! Birthdays are special, and we know it!  Each Party is perfectly planned, and individually tailored to suit the Birthday Child. At My Gym Battersea our complete facility is dedicated solely to your family and guests.  Our custom-made, state-of-the-art equipment offers a captivating setting for a truly unique event.  2 dedicated party specialists will plan and lead your child’s birthday from start to finish with exhilarating, age-appropriate games and original activities, relays, rides, gymnastics, puppets and more! Our indoor Our Zip Wire ride, Indoor Swings and special Birthday March make it clear that this is no ordinary celebration!
We pride ourselves in promising that parties at My Gym are totally hassle free, so pick a date, invite your friends and we can do all the rest!  We are now taking booking for Parties from November 2018. My Gym Battersea, is located on 140 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4NB

Stagecoach Kensington Parties

Our Themed Parties for 4-10 year olds combine drama, dance and singing with a wide range of party games and storytelling all based around your chosen theme.  From flittering fairies to noble knights, fearless super heroes to mermaid princesses and everything in between, we’ll make sure your children have a party they’ll remember forever.  Our Party Hosts arrive in colourful, themed costumes, loaded with props, balloons, prizes and stickers all you need to do is provide the venue and the food. For older children try a Murder Mystery Party for 10 years plus. The party is in full swing, guests are chatting and having fun. Suddenly there is a knock on the door. A Police Detective arrives. A scream… There are many different Murder Mystery Parties to choose from, set in a number of places including a cursed Caribbean island, a freezing Scottish lodge or a fashion party in Paris… Your detective host will take care of all the entertainment.  The parties last for two and a half hours and are set around a three course meal.  This can be in your home,  a venue or even a local restaurant. Check their website for more information, or contact them on 020 8398 8106, email kensington@stagecoach.co.uk. 

Mirna Cakes

Mirna Cakes provides excellent party styling, desserts tables and all your yummy treats for all your special occasions.  She can help with cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, Krispy treat, bespoke themes and personalonisation. Mirna Cakes also helps with flowers and balloon decoration and works with the best suppliers. Most of all, Mirna Cakes accommodates all budgets. For enquiries, please call 07823336168 quoting Kensington Mums.

birthdayYour Fairy Godmother… For Parties and More!

It’s a crazy time of year for parents! Children are back to school, the daily routine has kicked in after a full-on summer and the next thing you know, you have a birthday party to plan. As a mother, you have a lot on your plate, where do you turn for support?
Equatelier is an all-encompassing PA and lifestyle management service that fits in with your lifestyle and enables you to access your own personal assistant on a flexible basis to help you with your day to day tasks. Our goal is to help our clients save time, make life easier for them and encourage a balanced lifestyle. If you are trying to plan a party for your child, let us help you! Not only can we can support you with the party planning; finding caterers, arranging the invites, gift and decoration sourcing. We can also help you relax and unwind, by booking you in for spa treatments, finding a wellness programme, finding you an at-home yoga instructor, arranging afternoon tea for you and your friends or a weekend getaway for you and your husband! As a Kensington Mums reader, we are offering you one hour complimentary on your first enquiry. Contact Equatelier on: enquiries@equatelier.com, or call them on 07787 816941.


Cakes in Kensington

Beespoke cakes & gift cakes made to order for all special occasions. Beautifully designed and bespoke for weddings, birthdays, baby shower, christenings, conformation. Available in gluten free, dairy free and lactose free. Cakes in Kensington pride themselves not only on the cake looking nice but also tasting great. They are always happy to help. Get in touch with them via email on  cakesinkensington@gmail.com  or visit their Facebook/Instagram.

Nutty Parties Production.

Stressed about throwing a party? I am sure that we are all too familiar with that last-minute rush, kids running wild whilst you try to track down that cake you ordered several weeks ago, whilst simultaneously calling the bouncy castle company to see why they haven’t arrived yet. If only you could just relax… that’s what parties are for, right? Never fear…. Nutty Parties Production are here!! We transform your day into a fabulous and explosively fun experience for the kids, and a simple, relaxed experience for the parents, unless of course you love to boogie! If so then boogie away with our many characters from pirates to princesses, clowns, superheroes & fairies; from funky dancing with prizes, parachute games, a mind-boggling magic show, puppets, beautiful bubbles, limbo dancing, and balloon-modelling. We cater for all Parties; Birthdays, Weddings, Eid, & other Events, & offer face painting and pass the parcel on request! Our experience gives us a unique awareness of the energy & diverse abilities of the children that we work with, allowing us to respond quickly with appropriate activities to ensure that there is never a dull moment. Email: Angielouisenut@gmail.com, or call on 07751 317 933.


A Birthday Ed-venture!



 A Birthday Ed-venture! The Ed-ventures Kit for Early School Success makes a wonderful gift for any child from 0-4 years old. Together parent and child can embark on an exciting Ed-venture, involving everyday and fantastical themes, as you play your way through our collection of essential games and activities. All our activities complement the EYFS and Montessori curricula and therefore make way for a smooth progression into Reception. This kit is also the perfect choice for 3+ and 4+ assessment preparation. Develop a solid foundation for early numeracy, early literacy, fine motor skills and creativity! What makes our kit so special? Everything you need to complete each activity is included inside the box, plus helpful tips and clear instructions. Bring the whole box or just one activity to any situation; whether you are going out for a meal or travelling, we can turn it into an Ed-venture! Each activity is highly versatile and can be played many times in several different ways. The nifty little booklet of ‘5 minute fillers’ are an easy way to occupy the little one while on the go. No activity requires more than 15 minutes, which makes it easy to fit into your hectic lifestyle! Email them today: info@learnwithojo.com

Sousette Birthday Parties

Sousette can organise your child’s birthday party from A-Z. The list of our party themes is endless, with over 50 themes so far nothing is impossible! Each party is tailored to the birthday child’s specific interests and age group. From music to cooking or art to sports Sousette can provide you with extraordinary party entertainment. Using our musical instruments, themed props and prizes our qualified and experienced entertainers will be sure to guarantee endless fun and giggles. No party is too small for our creative team to sprinkle their magic. From our themed scene setters to our elaborate table centrepieces and balloon decoration we ensure to create a memorable day for you and your family. Sometimes you would like to give your party the little extra it deserves. The team at Sousette can provide you with some extra special touches to complete this memorable day. This can include anything from piñatas, photographic and video services, furniture hire, sweetie tables, dessert tables, popcorn carts and tiered chocolate fountains. These are only some of the extras we can offer, do contact us to discuss in more detail.  T: 07907523679 E: info@sousette.com


Angels & Cookies

Our Free From 2018 Bronze Award Winning cookie dough was born a labour of love. Our cookie dough is a healthier treat, and the fun part is you get to be the baker of homemade cookies and create memories! There is nothing to add, just shape it and it’s baked in minutes! It couldn’t be simpler and what a GREAT IDEA for KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Not only do kids love baking, but rolling, poking, squishing and shaping our yummy cookie dough helps develop fine motor skills and creativity! Kids can bake our cookie dough as a fun birthday activity where all children get to participate or why not buy our mini tubs for birthday goodie bags! Being a mom with many friends whose children suffer with food allergies I wanted to create a treat that is a safe choice for kids who suffer from Coeliac Disease, food allergies and intolerances, enabling them to indulge without sacrificing their health. Our cookie dough is 14 Allergen Free and Vegan Certified. Available in tubs of 350 grams of cookie dough happiness in 3 flavours: Chunky Chocolate Chip, Fantastic Fudge, and Ginger & Spice and for purchase online at www.angelsandcookies.co.uk. Call them today on  0207 8560 455.


Zach Gerard Photography

Zach was born in South Africa and raised on a farm where his family still live. This is the place, still to this very day, that inspire him to visualise beauty within simplicity. Whether it’s still or motion projects. England has been home to him for many years now.
Our production company is specialising in event filming and photography. For the past 6 years, we’ve produced promo films and pictures for numerous individuals, businesses and events not just in the UK but also South Africa, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Poland. We offer bespoke packages for all budgets. Whether it’s a full scale production for your event or a last minute photographer for your private party… we’d love to help.
Check their website for more information www.zachgerard.com

 


Bakealicious

Do you need a bespoke birthday cake or some personalised cake pops? Do you want to send someone an edible gift of cookies with some fun messages on them? Look no further! Bakealicious is your go-to bakery. Bakealicious is a boutique bakery based in Notting Hill, specialising in tailor-made cake pops, personalisable cookies and unique cakes.
Cakes can be customised in all sorts of ways, from unique edible images printed to your specification to hand-made sugarpaste figures and tiers of buttercream or sugarpaste covered deliciousness. If you prefer a less messy option, especially for celebrating a birthday at school for example, then cake pops are the perfect solution. These range from popular themes such as Star Wars to one-off creations like your child’s school uniform. Children love these bite-sized treats! Cookies are also a great idea if you are looking for something to send home as a thank you gift or if you want to surprise someone with a special birthday, or baby shower, or holiday themed gift-set. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Email me at ​francesca@bakealiciouscakes.com​ or call on 07957 162345.