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February 2024

Oh how good it feels to be back updating you all – it’s been a while ey? So where do I begin!?…

Last year was our most successful year yet and it was filled with some amazing highs and some absolute blows too – and as much as I never like to dwell in the past I also feel by communicating them to you that you understand why the end of last year and the beginning of this was just…well…overwhelming is the only word I can say.

The year started off fabulous, with new team and packages and although we didn’t launch everything we hoped I can confirm that some of the packages we will be launching this year. Put it simply the second half of the year launches meant big investment, and sadly investment stopped because …

Our van got stolen!

Yep, In July last year our business van was stolen along with over £7000 worth of equipment (not usually stored in there however we’d done a big event the night before and I’d allowed myself to leave it in there) It was heartbreaking and despite putting a post out on every social media platform I could think of sadly it is still missing and a complete write off. Cue our insurance then delaying payment due to a small technicality which was resolved 5 months later by which point we’d had to use every last scrap of savings for a new van and equipment until this point.

More blows!

A month after the van was stolen I was in a car crash. Though I wasn’t severely injured – it hurt..a lot and it took a while for me to get over it whilst still trying to work out our day to day goings on! It was also at this time I began to realise how bad things were looking for a friend of myself and the business Matt. Matt had been with me at the start of the business guiding me around website and graphic design and put it quite simply if it wasn’t for him there wouldn’t be a business. Cut to last week and Matt sadly passed and that has had a massive impact. One thing Matt taught me however is the power of positivity and getting on no matter what life throws at you! So let me tell you about 2024 and the positives we bring from 2023!

Where did that come from?

Despite the craziness of everything! we still managed to pull off our most successful year yet and were able to launch our sister company CopyCat Productions Ltd. Established in 2020 (just before COVID) Our sister company is focused on corporate events and shows and you’ll be seeing a lot more of that side of things from us in the next few years with the events team.

That doesn’t mean we are cutting back on parties – oh no! In fact this year we have 3 DJs along with 3 face painters and an array of character team taking us into 2024.

So why have we been quiet?

Put it simply, our team had to step back and look at the amazing yet exhausting year we had, recover and start planning for the future. We’re hoping to expand into a bigger unit as soon as we can and also keep producing some unique events with our sister company. We’ve also had our busiest January since we started and from our Bibbidi Bobbidi Experience right they way through to the end of January, flying into February!

Our admin team has expanded too and we’re also getting used to job roles and how this works too – I’m so happy and proud of the admin team we have currently and the work they are doing.

What’s planned for 2024?

So! Normally we do a launch in January and this year it will be a little later…I can tell you it will be soon and I will tell you it will be things you won’t find anywhere. Until someone decides to CopyCat of course…!

Speak soon!

Laura – CPC

January 2023

Wow! It seems a lifetime ago that a shared an update with you all! Since the reopening of all parties and services following COVID-19 it really has been a crazy time. For those of you following on social media, you will know that I’ve said the last 2 years following the reopening has been the most difficult so far. From us almost starting from scratch with new team and training to getting into the trends and services that are popular out there

Which leads me to a brand new year and what’s new for 2023. When thinking about this year I wanted to come up with a new format of party that no one else is doing. Something which breaks us apart from the usual party business. I’ve always been committed to trying to provide something that others don’t and hopefully this year you’ll see some exciting things! I’ve also been keen to work on partnerships with other fabulous local business and this year we have a partnership with a business that I’ve watched grow from the start and is now one of the leading suppliers in the world with her product.

So here we go!…

New characters!

This year we are launching 4 new characters, with bookings being taken from March 2023! These are The Supersonic Hedgehog, The Super Plumber, CopyCat Blue Dog and our Miracle Flower Princess. Choose from a range of different character options or even add them to a party package. We know they are going to be hugely popular and we can’t wait to see them out and about. Look out for promotional pictures soon!

New Style Party Packages – Gameshow Parties

A few years back we did an online ‘Copycat Gameshow’ night which included some fun gameshow style games and it proved hugely popular. Since then I’ve toyed with the idea of types of parties and I honestly believe we got a great format to run some initial gameshow style parties. These parties are fun for both children and adults and bring back the nostalgia of traditional gameshows yet providing our usual CopyCat twist! Our initial gameshow party themes are;

  • The Disney Gameshow
  • The Slime Gameshow (my personal favourite)
  • The Superhero Gameshow

These are aimed at family parties or where you’re happy to get adults involved throughout. They won’t be for everyone yet we are sure everyone will leave laughing!

New Themed Parties

We have 3 new parties coming which we think you’ll love going forward. Take a peek and let us know your thoughts!

Tiktok Themed Party

This will be a fun 2 hour party which includes 2 hours of high energy TikTok dances and challenges appropriate for a family audience. Available to book from January 2023.

‘Switch Up’ Party

Perfect for those that love the switch with video games style challenges brought to life in a party. Including music and a DJ too! Why not add one of our favourite new characters – The Supersonic Hedgehog or The Super Plumber. Available for bookings from January 2023.

Slime Time Party!

Working with our friends at Slime Party UK we’re finalising details for the ultimate slime filled party! Complete with a slime making session, games and a slime station!

New Services

Our partnership with Slime Party UK also means we’re now working on adding a ‘Slime Station’ to our parties which should be lots of fun and a great interactive treat for parties. Available to book Summer 2023.

Seasonal Fun!

It’s time to mention Easter and Christmas! We’ll be doing a live launch for Easter very soon but want to mention that we’ll be doing something similar to previous years with our fabulous Alex (you may know him as the Grinch) taking the lead role as our Hatter. We cannot wait. I can also exclusively announce that Christmas services and booking with be launched on Monday 4th September.

Events for 2023.

This year we are pleased to say we’ll be back with the fabulous Cutlery Works for a range of events and The Metrodome at Barnsley. We’ll also be heading back to Cannon Hall Farm for their annual bonfire and we are certainly bringing back Bibbidi Bobbidi Experience!

We also have a few cheeky events up our sleeves including a ‘The Grinches Gross Gameshow’ at a venue in Barnsley and a ‘Grinches Grotto’. Details of our events for 2023 will be shared very soon!

We do have more plans so stay tuned but these are all the ones we can tell you about right now! Eeeek! Keep updated with this blog for all the links as they launch throughout the new week!

Thanks for reading!

Laura – CPC

June 2021

I’m writing this following a very busy few days speaking with customers who had planned to celebrate with us on condition that the 21st June was going ahead! Following the announcement on Monday, we now know that this is now delayed and we’ve done our very best to offer alternatives for our supporters. For example I’m proud to say for people who have converted to virtual parties have been offered a free hire of our projector and 100″screen to make it easier for everyone to enjoy a party. This will help with the atmosphere and also allow more people to enjoy the party.

We’ve popped more information on why we have chosen the decision not to go ahead with garden parties and smaller private events here.

What’s new?

Our new website turnaround is happening and slowly our new branding is coming into effect. Take a look at the newly designed character page where it’s easier to spot your favourite characters and click on more information.

We’re also working on expanding our shop so that you can add extras to your booking with us including party bags and gifts for our characters or party team to bring. We’ll let you know when that’s launched. We are already proud of our Christmas and Easter extras we offered so we know you’ll love this new expansion.

We are now casting for new team and have even started training with some ready to come into full effect when we can start. Do you know someone who would love to work with us? Take a look at the journey of a new starter here!

A new character is arriving and we recently shared on our social media – see if you can spot him on our Facebook page!

Support needed more than ever!

With us not working as much our social media has been quieter than usual which means that when we do start to advertise more the insights to our posts will be very low. Just last week we checked this and only 158 out of 10,000 followers saw our post on Facebook. This is why we need your support more than ever. Please continue to like, share and support us in any way you can. We can’t tell you how much it means to us when you do!

Giveaway time!

Finally we launched a giveaway on our Facebook page to give away a free character visit to one of our supporters. Check out the giveaway link here.


…on to our #TBT photo and this month it’s our Fairy Unicorn having a good cuddle (something we are missing hugely!)

Thank you so much for keeping up to date with us and continuing to support us. As a business during these challenging times it really is a lifeline and continues to keep the dream alive (sounds cheesy right!? but so true!)

I can’t wait to see our team create more moments like the one captured on the picture featured on this months turn back time photo. Our team really miss you all!

That’s all for this month – please keep your fingers crossed for Monday 19th July!

Laura – CPC

May 2021

May updates and this month it is looking a little bit brighter! This year is speeding ahead and to be honest…we’re all a little bit happy about that right? It means we are closer to seeing friends and family and we can get back to doing what we love!

So what’s new?

We are now taking bookings for the 21st June onwards! Providing no restrictions are in place at the time of your booking, they will be going ahead and you will be partying like a pro! The last couple of weeks have been busy, but it seems the start of a new week (Monday 10th May) has flicked a switch and so many people have contacted us! In the past 12 hours we’ve taken over 10 bookings! This has filled me with happiness knowing we are one step closer!

New Party Additions

With our tipi service back up and running in July and our parties heading back out again we wanted to focus on making parties with us complete and adding extras which mean you can shop most things you need with us! We already have our golden carriage and party bags but we are finally bringing our light up numbers in for hire! This is something that has been in the making for a couple of years and we held off on ordering just before COVID-19 hit! Now we are looking to get back to parties it’s great to finally have them. We also have a few more décor additions coming our way and we can’t wait to share with you in the next few months.

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes we are changing over our website to include some of our new branding which we created with the lovely Black Bee Creative. We are also working on making sure our costumes and wigs are up to scratch and bringing in new team to join us too! Keep up to date with our day to day stories on what we get up to either on Instagram or Facebook.

New Events

We are also looking towards new events and speaking with clients on what you would love to see. Feel free to contact us and send us any ideas or speak with your local and recommend us. We need your support more than ever and we can’t wait to see you all at future events.

That’s all from me this month but join me next month where you’ll find i’ll be very excited at getting back to parties and events! Yipee!

As always take a look at our #TBT photo below – it’s taken from our Bibbidi Event we did a few years back and we can’t wait to recreate it one day!

Laura – CPC

April 2021

Wow! What an Easter! Thank you to each and everyone of you that supported us by booking and sharing our Easter visits! Our character team had such a wonderful time and visits went down a treat! We are now looking towards virtual parties again – with the hopes of getting back to face-to-face parties in June! We are still holding off on ‘one off visits’ due to the limitations and extra steps we have to take. However, we are more than confident our virtual calls and parties are a great way to celebrate your special occasions up to that time!

We are now looking towards the future and we’re coming up with some great new things to add to parties to enhance your party experience. We’re building up our team too – find out more about what we are looking for here.

It’s another short one for me this month as there is lots to plan and not much I can say at the moment. The one thing I can say is we are slowly looking at the return of our Tipi Parties, with the lovely Gorgey heading the Tipi team! We have some grand ideas and I cannot wait to share them with you!

Ending this post with another turn back time photo! This was for a fairytale show at Cannon hall Farm in Barnsley. We have been working with them for nearly 5 years and it’s been a great partnership providing events such as the Unicorn Festival and Superhero Event!

See you next month!

March 2021

Easter is just around the corner and we have been given the green light to go ahead with our Easter bookings! Yippee! Though we are doing Easter bookings, we are still holding off on one off visits to homes and gardens. This is because of the limitations and extras steps we have to take when it comes to one off visits. It would cost us significantly more to run and simply outweigh the cost of the booking. At this time, it wouldn’t be a cost we’d want to pass on to you, our customer.

This year, we are offering two types of Easter services which are COVID safe whilst still providing a brilliant Easter experience. This year we have our Wonderland Team out and about, as well as our Bunny Team which now includes a brand new Bunny Hop Helper! This is the first of it’s kind and we are proud of this character creation and will continue to provide this character for next year! Check out a sneak peek below! Our bunny hoppers are an Easter version of our popular elves.

Virtual Bookings

With things scheduled to reopen, enquiries and bookings for our virtual services have slowed down. These have been a lifeline for us during the pandemic, so please keep sharing where you can!

New Additions

With dates set out for our return to parties, we are now looking at what we offer and what we can add to our services. With expansion on our mind we are also looking for people to join our team! Take a look at our ‘Working with Us‘ blog and if you’re interested in working with us, pop us an email!

That’s all for this month! It’s a short one from me but as usual take a peek at our #TBT! This month it’s our Sleeping Princess taken 3 years ago!

See you in April!

February 2021

It finally looks like Spring is on it’s way as I write this with the bright sunshine coming through my window! As I balance the joys of motherhood (I have a one year old now can you believe it!) I am also keeping things running with CopyCat. Our virtual services are proving popular and a current big spring clean of our unit and old admin (10 years of paperwork!) means I’m keeping busy and utilising the free time COVID has given me and the business.

If you keep up to date with our social media ‘stories’ you’ll see we are looking at overstock and getting rid of some of it to make way for brand new racking for our unit! We are making sure we are all ready to go with lots of planning going on behind the scenes!

I’m also prepping for our first big Virtual event ‘Princess for a Day‘. Next week I will launch more artwork and also more pictures of what is included. We will have no more than 10 places for the day meaning the event will be amazing and focus on every single child in the zoom rooms!

In this months #TBT photo it’s a picture of me enjoying a party around 5 years ago. This was taken as a result of the ‘dress up game’ we used to play at the end of parties. We stopped playing it for a few years but looking at this photo makes me want to bring it back! haha!

I hope everyone is staying safe and is as well as can be! Our inbox is always open should anyone want to chat.

Laura – CPC

January 2021

A big catch is up due after a wonderful end to our year! We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that supported us throughout 2020 and I’m pleased to say we made it! So many businesses – big and small – didn’t and we are so lucky we have the support of you and a wonderful team.

As I write this, we are still in lockdown meaning we have made the decision to not continue with any face-to-face / distanced visits for the time being. In this instance it’s not a case of whether we could – it’s whether we should. In order work in a COVID secure way we have to complete a risk assessment and ensure that are team are working as safety as possible.

With this in mind we have launched a number of virtual experiences and services that we’d love you to check out! I’ve loved once again thinking and creating some brand new services and hope you enjoy checking them out. I also included a relaunch of our previous virtual services.

Zoom Parties
Virtual Character Calls
Princess Pen Pals
Princess for a Day Event

With the uncertainty of COVID we are taking this year step by step and hope that you will follow us along for this crazy ride. We require your support more than ever and want to thank everyone so much for their sharing, comments and more. Anything you can do really helps us!

I’m ending this month with another turn back time photo! It takes me back to fun times at Christmas at the Elf Workshop at Cannon Hall Farm. We have missed seeing everyone at the farm this year and are looking forward to the day when we can see you all again!

See you in February!

Laura – CPC

December 2020

Despite being challenging, we are in the middle of our busiest year yet! Our Christmas services have hit a record number of home bookings and are proud to have a great team working your bookings as safety as possible.

We’re also looking ahead to another challenging start to 2021 but are looking forward to launching our adaptable services to make sure our team keep providing some fantastic services in a COVID world!

It’s a short one from me this month but stay tuned for 2021 and thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout this past year! I can’t thank you enough and I wish you all a safe Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I can’t forget a good #TBT! The photo below was taken around 4 years ago with team member, Lauren! We still keep in touch with Freya (the little girl) and her family and it’s been lovely to watch her grown up into a splendid young lady!

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November 2020

Yippeee! We are almost at Christmas and boy do we all need it they year, ey? This years Christmas services have been extremely popular and we have hit a record amount of bookings taken for the Christmas period. I am so pleased for our team who are missing their work so much! We can’t thank everyone who has supported us so far enough! If you’d like to register your interest in booking one of our Christmas experiences this year please click here.

Zoom Parties!

On top of Christmas there’s also been a huge surge of Zoom parties following the news of lockdown in England. We have tonnes of availability for these, so please do get in touch if you are planning a party within the next 3 months. Once lockdown is lifted, there is still a very slim chance of social gatherings being allowed until late Spring next year! Eek!
We had the absolute pleasure of hosting some great Halloween parties for schools including Oakhill Primary School and Forest Academy in Barnsley. We are also hosting a number of Christmas parties for schools this year, too, and we are really looking forward to it!

That’s All, Folks!

It’s a short one from me this month – it’s pretty crazy this end! Thank you again for all of your support – it means the absolute world to me and the team. Please keep liking, sharing and talking about our business – we need you more than ever!


This month’s turn back time picture is from a party a couple of years ago! Oh, how I miss parties, stages, lights and music!

October 2020

Eeeek! We have officially launched our Christmas plans and to say I’m completely overwhelmed by the response is an understatement! If you missed our live video you can watch it here.
This year we’ve had to keep safety and the current guidelines in mind, as well as look at the options should everything change! It’s been interesting, but I’m certainly happy with the ideas and plans we have in place.

Take a look at these plans here. This year we have also launched a request form for anyone wanting to book. Simply place your request and we will contact you in enquiry order. With our team currently working on reduced hours, we felt this was the best way to work.

Over the last few weeks, we have been prepping for the events and services we have planned and it’s been exciting to speak to team and hear their feedback. The service that proved most popular within the team was The North Pole Pen Pals!

Open For Bookings!

On Friday we opened our requests for our mailing list and the response was brilliant – meaning our team have been working solidly to get everyone booked in. On Monday 12th October the requests open for everyone and we are expecting 2 services to be a sell out within a week based on the initial requests. The Virtual Call with Father Christmas and The Green Grump are hugely popular!

My Favourite This Christmas…

My personal favourites are The Lost North Pole Post and The 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza! The Lost North Pole Post Trail was one of the first ideas I had and it includes an outdoor trail adventure to find the North Pole Mail boxes! The boxes will be outside local Barnsley business outlets meaning it helps raise awareness of them in these particularly challenging times. I love supporting local business and so I’m pleased with this one!
The 12 Days event is my favourite as I believe it will showcase most of what we are good at! From a Christmas party to a ‘make it’ event – the variation of activities means there will be something to suit everyone and bring a little bit of extra Christmas magic each day!

Thank You!

I want to say a huge thank you again this month to everyone who keeps supporting out business either with likes and shares or a booking! Again, the response to Christmas made me a little emotional knowing that the demand for the arts and entertainment is still as strong as ever!


This months picture is taken from around 6 years ago at the Mayors parade in Barnsley! We had so much fun and we met a great deal of new faces for the first time. We can’t wait to be back there again.

That’s all for now! Thank you for catching up and supporting us!

Stay safe, everyone!

Laura – CPC

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September 2020

Another month and still no closer to face to face parties! As we look at facing the possibility of a second wave we are focusing our attention onto Christmas and how to create something magical in a COVID friendly way. Circumstances are still way too unpredictable to organise the type of parties and services we offer and as a business we would lose more than we would gain.
That being said…On Monday October 5th we will have part one of our Christmas launches which will include events we hope you will enjoy and be part of. You can follow the live video here.

Text Alerts

Whilst we are still in our own ‘lockdown’ we are looking at ways of updating how we communicate with customers old and new. One of these ways is via text. We found more people would see and respond to a text rather than email and for this reason we will now give you the option to opt into text alerts. As well as our traditional mailing list we are now updating and sending key messages via text!


We are now available to chat via Whatsapp Business. Just follow the link here or on our contact us page and you will be directed to contact us via Whatsapp. It has never been easier to communicate with us via current mediums!

So as you can see we are still busy behind the scenes adapting to new circumstances. We are always adapting and changing our business with the times and though the most challenging yet; we are confident we will see COVID19 through. Thank you for following us on our journey!


Finally, another ‘Turn back time‘ photo! Lockdown has meant I’ve been able to go through some really old photographs in anticipation for our 10th anniversary. I don’t really like to post old photos on social media as the standard has got higher year on year and I don’t want people to think a ‘turn back time‘ photo is where we are at right now – so with this in mind I’ve been showcasing photos on here. Take a look at this months below!

This photo is of Josie – one of the first team members who worked with CopyCat! Josie was a fantastic member of the team and still keeps in contact with us now. I love a good ‘hug’ picture and this is one of my favourites. So much so I put it on our van!

Laura – CPC

August 2020

Time seems to be flying despite our business being on ‘lockdown’! We are really missing seeing you all face to face and we can’t wait when we can begin parties in person!

An Update

At the moment, guidance on children’s parties still stands; large gatherings and children’s parties are against current guidelines. Just this week children’s parties have been specifically mentioned in new laws meaning that police can impose a fine of up to ?10,000 – now that’s an expensive party!

In the meantime we are having a great deal of fun coming up with some new ways to stay in touch with you all and in this next month we will be sharing them with you. Don’t forget we are still hosting online Zoom Parties which are proving hugely popular and lots of fun! Check out the benefits right here.


We historically launch our Christmas services and bookings in the first week of September – however this year it will be a little different and we will have two different launch dates.
We aim on scheduling two live launches on our Facebook page very soon so keep your eyes peeled for those!

New Services

This year our plans for Christmas are a little different and for that reason we will be launching a brand new Christmas package / packages. We are also launching a very special service for those of you that are CopyCat crazy! We are really looking forward to telling you all about that one too! So rest assured we are not resting and continue to build on our business and making it the best it can be!

10th Anniversary!

Finally! Next year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary and with this in mind we have a few projects we are creating. If you would love to help us please let us know! Especially if you’ve been a customer of ours for a long time.
We’re also aiming to get to 10,000 likes on our Facebook page so please invite friends if you can to like our page! 10,000 likes on our 10th year would be amazing!

#TBT Photo

Finally! Lockdown has meant I’ve been able to go through some really old photographs. I don’t really like to post really old ones on social media as the standard has got higher year on year and I don’t want people to think a ‘turn back time‘ photo is where we are at right now – so with this in mind I want to showcase an old photo a month on here!
This months photo is me! This was when we first started doing character visits and I used to do visits before we built team up! Over the years the look of our Frozen Queen has changed but she still gets an amazing reaction wherever she goes!
Do you have an old photo of our services that you’d love to share? Let us know!

So, that’s it from me until September! I hope you are all staying safe and I’ll keep you update of any changes to our services on social media! See you soon!

Laura – Owner – The CopyCat Party Co.

July 2020

*Please note the following references; ?Event? is a large public event. ?Party/Parties? are the private booked celebrations. 

It seems like a while since I last updated our blog but we have had lots of things going off in the background!

Zoom parties have really taken off and we?ve been doing a great deal of training and bookings virtually. These are available now with a huge amount of availability. We can fit up to 8 discos in one day along with character team also have amazing availability for virtual calls! Take a look here for more information. 

We already have schools booked in for Halloween following a very successful end of term / Year 6 prom week so if you think your school would like a disco let us know! We?ve had some brilliant feedback for those with more schools booking again! For school Zoom parties head here.

Face to Face Bookings

With lockdown slowly being eased, we are seeing a lot of business go back to “the new normal”. For the children’s entertainer industry, however, this has been very vague. We have been taking direction from the Performing Arts Guidelines as well as the general documents and information. 

Whilst events* could be organised with social distancing, most of our clients with event space are currently focusing attention on ‘day to day’ running, and rightly so. We are also reluctant to organise anything whilst everyone slowly find their feet with visiting public places. We also run the risk of local lockdowns and with this in mind the business would incur extra costs to cancel or move events.

It has now been announced that the initial date of 1st August for reopening of indoor venues has now been delayed. Once reopened there has been mixed and vague guidance on what will happen with childrens’ parties with most guidance steering towards avoiding this. Every entertainer and party business is different however type of party we offer simply couldn?t work adhering to social distancing indoors. This is the case for all of our services we offer currently.

To change the way we work to offer something different wouldn?t be our business and also not be the quality we would expect of our parties from our team. 

We also cannot provide accurate risk assessments for each venue/home and client for our team. 

It?s for this reason we will continue to do virtual bookings only currently. From a disco party to character bookings too – we will continue to take bookings that offer lots of fun online!

We continually assess the government guidelines by adding to risk assessments we have created, but for now for parties to run how we usually run them it simply isn?t safe and we would hate to run a party that could potentially aid the risk and spread of Coronavirus. 

As it stands social distancing isn?t due to be over until November 1st (??at the earliest? – Boris Johnson) and it?s this date we have in mind for parties being back to normal however this is all purely based on trials and virus statistics. 

Please be aware that you will no doubt see other entertainers going back to work and it?s for this reason we ask you to understand that each entertainment business is different in how they work. Please make sure they are covered for insurance and have provided accurate risk assessments to show they are abiding to the health and safety guidance from the government. 

We are itching to get back to face to face bookings but have made the decision to wait. Please respect this.

Things To Look Forward To!

In the next two weeks, we are finally changing over our branding on our website. This has been such a long time coming, but we wanted to make sure we got it right! 

With the above in mind on Coronavirus we are looking forward to a fun Christmas! We have a BIG top secret project we are working on in hopes to launch this later on in the year. From there we will be looking at taking Christmas bookings. We will be contacting a few customers to trial something for us closer to the time.

10 Year Anniversary!

We will be looking at our 10 year anniversary in a little more detail soon and preparing for a few little projects! We hope you will enjoy them and we are hoping that some of our followers will be able to join us in some celebration!

For now, I am signing off on here until August. As always, we will be available via email and social media. If you have any questions about anything please don’t hesitate to ask us!

Laura – CPC

June 2020

This year continues to be so different to how we expected it. To everyone – from front line workers, homeschoolers to our very own CopyCat team – I would like to send you all my best wishes.
As a business that gives regular work to a 20+ team, it is certainly proving challenging for us all to continue to provide as much work as we can! I would like to thank everyone that continues to keep us busy!

Taking Bookings

We are still taking bookings without a deposit under the terms that all restrictions regarding social distancing and gatherings are eliminated at the time of when the booking would be. Though our insurance provider (First Act – A subsidiary of Equity) has confirmed we would be covered to attend a garden party – a risk assessment concludes that we simply cannot adhere to social distancing and provide a party that doesn’t put you and our team in a risky situation.
We do not want to be a business than enables and encourages Coronavirus to escalate in our region.
We will continue to reassess this in line to government guidelines.

Online School Discos and Proms

A tremendous lifeline for us during these difficult times has been are our online Zoom Party services. We are now receiving bookings for online discos and school proms from all around the country! If your school would be interested simply ask them to contact us and we will happily arrange a chat!

Free Parties!

Our free online parties continue to happen and are hosted over Zoom each week!

Saturday Morning Family Disco 11-12pm – This is a full hour of requests, fun, games, shoutouts and CopyCat Points!

Monday Morning Movers – 10:00am-10:30am – Half an hour of dancing hits to start your week with a bang!

To get the details for our free online parties simply contact us and we will happily provide them for you to join us!

We’ve had a quiet month making sure we were on top of refunds, admin and doing general housekeeping but we are hoping to launch more online events soon! Now that our team has been fully “Zoom trained” (can you believe there is such a thing!) we are ready and raring to go with more great events!
Thank you again for supporting us during this time! For the latest CopyCat updates, keep checking up on here or via our social media!

Laura – Owner

May 2020

This year is so very different to how we ever envisioned! We send our love and best wishes to anyone that has been affected by COVID-19. Our team has been affected greatly in terms of work, but we are all so grateful we have our health and the support of our lovely followers! We are adapting our business to try and keep as many parties going as we can! We have continued our services online and virtual, and boy, are we having fun!

Virtual Parties

Our parties are hosted by online platform ‘Zoom’ and after much research on making the parties safe and secure as well as adding bonus elements we are happy to launch them! For more information head here. They come with full instructions for your guests and technical help where we can. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We are hosting full parties as well as character meets and they are going down a treat!
Should all restrictions be lifted come the time of your virtual booking, you will receive a full refund or can put this towards a venue booking.

Free Parties!

We are currently offering two weekly discos for our followers. After a great deal of experimenting we offer these on Zoom (the room details are sent following contacting us)
Saturday Morning Family Disco 11-12pm – This is a full hour of requests, fun, games, shoutouts and CopyCat Points!

Monday Morning Movers – 10-10:30am – Half an hour of dancing hits to start your week with a bang!

We’d love you to join us and we’ll keep you updated with more online events in future!

Future Bookings

As of of May 2020, we are still making decisions on bookings week by week. Currently, all bookings are being postponed in accordance to government guidelines regarding social gatherings and social distancing.
This will continue until all restrictions are lifted.

Placing Bookings

We are continuing to take bookings through these unprecedented times. Our booking process has temporarily changed because of this. We will add your booking without a deposit for the time being. Bookings will go ahead should all restrictions be lifted at the time the booking. Once all restrictions are lifted, we will then contact all future bookings that have been taken without a deposit.
The reason that we are still taking bookings is so that as soon as restrictions are lifted we can get straight back to providing our party services!

Thank you!

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has offered to leave their deposit with us or have donated to our donation page. It is in times like these we really see the support of our followers and are extremely thankful.

Stay safe, everyone!
Laura – Owner.

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April 2020

Wow. What a year it has been so far! Following the Coronavirus outbreak and ongoing pandemic, we are facing challenges our business has never seen before. As an entertainment business, we are adapting our ways of working all while preparing for the day that social gatherings are allowed once again!

Our Team

First of all, I have to say a huge thank you to our brilliant team! At the start of the week, we hosted our first Zoom meeting (video conference) which was a huge success and it was great to see all of the team to give them an update and bounce some new ideas around! It’s meant I’m slowly coming back to work a little earlier than expected but luckily it’s a job I can work from home with for the time being.

Taking Bookings

Believe it or not we are still taking bookings! We continued to have enquiries and this week we have taken a couple of bookings for later in the year. We have, however, temporarily changed how we do this and are ‘pencilling in’ bookings for the time being. Once we have the go ahead for social gatherings we can then pop you a call and continue to take the booking as normal.

Already Booked?

As it stands we are still working to a 1-2 week period of cancellations. If you have a booking with us within the next 2 weeks you will get a call from us looking to rearrange your booking if possible. We are giving full refunds (including the initial non refundable amount) although we would love it if you can rearrange! We understand these are challenging times for everyone and by giving a full refund we are hoping this helps.

The Future

We are continuing to keep giving our team work where we can on the admin side of things – we are also doing our online events including the very popular Monday Morning Movers and Saturday Family Disco.
We also have an online Easter hunt happening on Sunday! Do please join us and enjoy the free activities!


We have set up a GoFund me page which if you would like to; can donate any amount towards our team keeping the business going despite no income coming in. We are continuing to pay our associates who are working with us and so for that reason would appreciate anything you can do to help.
Should you wish to donate to our creative bunch head here.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone that continues to support our business in any way you can! Please keep spreading the word and supporting us by clicking like on posts, sharing anything you can and tuning in to our online events!

Thank you for your support, as always!

Laura – Owner – The CopyCat Party Co.

Regarding COVID-19 – April 2020

With things changing quickly over the past few weeks we wanted to amend our former statement on COVID-19. We have listed changes from our former statement. Please note: during these unprecedented times we are working with a reduced team and at shorter hours. Enquiries will possibly be answered delayed compared with usual.

Customers That Have Already Booked

We are working 2 weeks ahead with cancellations of bookings. This is to ensure should the current guidelines be lifted – your booking is safe. Should you wish to cancel, however, we are offering a full refund including the initial non-refundable amount. We are encouraging rearranging your booking as our aim is to provide your party for you. A late party is always better than no party, we say!

Alternatives And Free Extras

We are now providing our free online events! All of which can be found via our Facebook page.

We can no longer offer goodwill videos for the rearrangement of parties currently due to the guidelines of social distancing and guidelines on leaving the home. This leaves us with no access to most costumes. We will honour this should you wish however once the guidelines have changed. Please let us know on rearranging your booking should you wish for this to happen.

Thank you for understanding during this difficult time.

Laura and The Copycat Team.

A Statement on COVID-19

*Please note starred areas where this has changed and may be explained in our most recent statement above.

A Personal Note To Begin…

You go on maternity and look what happens!! I am back to guide our team through a turbulent time and keep you communicated with future bookings.

First of all, I would like to say the safety of our team and customers is of paramount importance and I am taking this responsibility very seriously. We already have some team and/or family in isolation with one very strongly suspected case of COVID-19. We are not taking this lightly.

As a responsible business, we certainly don’t want to be instrumental in putting the health of any individual at risk; directly or otherwise. This hugely influences the decisions we are currently having to make.

Thank you for your understanding and support. If you have any questions regarding any the information below, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our team are still working remotely from home and will be aiming to answer any enquiries as quickly as they can. Our admin team will continue to be paid for the work they do; including any goodwills we offer from the business.

Laura CPC

Customers that have already booked.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to review our events week by week in accordance with the advice given from the British Government and WHO (World Health Organisation).

This means each week (on a Tuesday) we will contact bookings for the weekend to assess your booking.  This is with immediate effect. Any bookings you have can be postponed/transferred at no extra cost.

W/C 16th March 2020

*This week will be asking customers to pursue other given alternatives or transferring all bookings to later dates.
We do understand that some businesses and venues may wish to stay open. However, with advice changing daily and the virus spreading, we feel we have to make a decision we feel is best based on the advice given.  
Please be aware we are doing everything we can to offer alternatives and/or transfers of bookings. We ask that you understand our team is heading to a turbulent time and to be patient with us during this time.

Why have we taken this decision?*

As a responsible business we must look at the risks of the situations we put ourselves and others in.

–          Avoid unnecessary social contact. This is the guidance given by the government.

–          Our team move from gathering to gathering. This is a key factor when assessing our bookings and is a key feature in spreading the virus.

–          The preparation and aftercare of our set ups including equipment, costumes and wigs and how we make sure that this does not put anyone at risk when cleaning and preparing either.

–          The vulnerable individuals at parties and/or living with our customers and team.

We understand that you may be disappointed in being asked to move your booking; but do know, we haven?t made this decision lightly. The safety of our customers and team is paramount and we could never forgive ourselves if we inadvertently put anyone at risk. This isn?t just about washing hands but also reducing the risk of surface and respiratory spread and worrying about people who aren?t yet showing symptoms.

*Should you choose to cancel outright ? Non-refundable initial payments remain under our current terms and conditions but a refund will be made of any other monies paid after this. If you have booked a package with a ?50 amount paid we will reduce this to £10. Giving a refund of all monies paid after this. You can choose to transfer that £10 on to a future booking with us.
We hope you understand that this £10 payment will cover the wage of the service offered from initial booking – from taking your booking to sending emails.*

We are also introducing an option to transfer your initial payment to someone else, should you wish. Please ask for more information if this is the case.

With that in mind…

The next steps…


We will be contacting this weeks bookings to offer alternative options. As our team are all self-employed and reliant on the income from parties, and it is for this reason we’d kindly ask you to consider transferring your booking. We will of course give you time to make your decision and won?t ask you to make it on the spot. You can also choose to pop us a call if you don’t want to wait for us to call you.

Alternatives And Free Extras*

Live and Recorded Video Calls (For Booked Customers Only)

This will include good will videos/live chat for anyone with character bookings who transfer their bookings. You can even have one with a DJ should you wish to help your child understand why the booking isn?t happening and make them excited for a new date!

*Watch Parties ? For Booked Customers Only

We are looking at a way of holding online parties through Facebook’s “watch” feature. You would be able to invite other Facebook friends and allow them to enjoy an exclusive online party for your little one. With online games, music and requests. We will offer bigger prizes and send a package of prizes for you to give your guests when you see them at a later date. If this is something that interests you, please let us know.

Free Weekly Disco (For Everyone)

A free weekly online disco in which special games and challenges will be played including exclusive games for customers that have booked with us to have extras at your future booking. More details will be given on this later this week.

We welcome any ideas similar that may work and please feel free to pass other ideas over to us!

If looking to make a future booking…

We will continue to take bookings as normal in order to make sure when the appropriate advice is given; we are able to go straight back into providing parties.

Thank you for your understanding and reading this post. Stay safe, everyone!

Laura and The Copycat Team.

January 2020

A big Happy New Year from us! And what a year it’s shaping up to be already! This week has seen us start to launch all of our new packages, services and characters for the year and boy have we got a selection for you all! If you missed our live facebook video then take a look at the rundown of what new things are heading your way in 2020.
We still have a few more ideas up our sleeves for this year but here is what we have so far!
As they go live on the website this week we will be linking them from this blog, too!

Themed Party – Dino Dash Disco

Following the huge success of the Dinosaur party with Cannon Hall Farm last year we committed to a party with a dinosaur theme – and though it worked our a little different than we hoped (our big dino is on hold) we are going to be doing a complete themed dino party. This newly launched party headed up by our Dino rangers includes some great themed games and prizes and an appearance from a very special baby dino which all guests can have a picture with!

Themed Party – Disco Doll Party

Taking inspiration from one of the most popular dolls out there – our Disco Doll party is set to be a popular one! With fun hair and make up challenges and disco fun – this one of for those who love a giggle!

Themed Party – LOL Party

You’ll be in for a brilliant party if you decide on this one! This one is great for those that love glitter, sparkle, dancing and fun challenges!

Themed Party – Frozen Party

This year we are relaunching our Frozen Party featuring themed games, prizes and special character visits! For more information head here.

Themed Party – Glitter Bash

Perfect for those who love glitz and glam. This very glittery package offers cool challenges, glitter and hair bar and requested music. Great for those who have grown out of a traditional party and looking for more of a fun make over party! To view this package head here.

Christening Package – The Peter Package

A traditional package which sees table activities and mini challenges along with a character appearance from our ‘Bunny Peter’. Great for those who want a traditional Christening and something to entertain the little ones.

Traditional Party – Teen Bash!

Adding to our traditional parties we have our newly created ‘Teen Bash’. We’ve always provided parties for teens but never promoted them! We thought it was about time we did! Aimed at 10-16 years; this is a ‘cooler’ party for our older guests. With requests and hilarious challenges it still has our CopyCat twist on it!

New Service – Glitter and Hair Bar

Following trials last year in our Festival Party we are delighted to announce our glitter and hair bar! This is hugely popular and is great for those who love glitz and glam at their party who might feel a little too old for the traditional face painting.

New Service – Bibbidi Bobbidi Home Experience

Following the huge success of our Bibbidi Bobbidi Experience in 2018 we wanted to create a service that we could merge with a booked party package too! Though able to book as a separate service – if booking before our package we’ll offer a discount on this brand new package. This brilliant make over package comes complete with decoration extras too to transform your make over experience!

New Service – Supreme Character Visits

We make it an aim for our characters never to host parties – it’s a distraction from being the character they are and rarely can it seem like it’s a natural thing for a character to do. We have however created two new characters which can build this in to a very special performance style party and these are named out Supreme character visits. Trialed in 2019 our characters ‘Nanny Poppins’ and ‘The Unicorn Fairy’ characters offered a one hour service in which they hosted games, magic and sang live to the guests. We found this worked great and for this reason have launched them this year as a brand new part of our character service.

New Service – Tipi Parties

Finally! We will launch our Tipi party packages with limited availability to behind with but as we build the service more will become available. We have some fantastic themes launching throughout the year such as;
Wizards and Wonder
Disco Dream Sleepover
Showman Sleepover
We’ll be adding more information as it goes live on our website!

New Characters

As well as brand new characters, we’ve also made sure we are showcasing the new additions from last year!

Take a look at;

– The Arabian Princess
– Bunny Peter
– The Unicorn Princess / Fairy

So, there you have it! There are a few more ideas and packages still left to launch, but these are the ones we wanted to get out there! We hope you love them as much as we do!

Laura – CPC

December 2019

Hold on! Where did the time go?! Since my last post, I am now happy to say I am on maternity leave (from parties only!) and I shall be back in our office from the 6th January to work hard on a very busy start to a new year. So, I’m going to give a quick rundown on what’s been going off and what will be happening in the next few months! Sorry, guys – it will take more than a baby to get rid of me mwahahaha!

Halloween and Christmas

Two very successful seasonal periods for us – we ventured to the brilliant Cannon Hall Farm, The Metrodome and The Alhambra Shopping Centre to name but a few clients! We also had some fantastic spooky and festive parties and met some great new followers towards the end of the year. As I write we have some fantastic reviews coming in from our Christmas visits along with some wonderful pictures and I can’t wait to look at what we can do next year! This year we had over 40+ individuals working with us on projects around the UK and worked on some great new experiences!

New Launches Are Coming!

In January 2020 we will be doing our yearly big launch of new party packages, services and characters. We have a few surprises up our sleeves this year; and from Monday 13th January we will start to trickle out all of our new additions with a live launch on the Monday too!

The Team for 2020

Heading up the team in the New Year we have a fabulous admin and party team. The lovely Emily will be taking over the day to day admin with Natalie continuing her work as unit manager. We also have the lovely Gorgey who will be joining us late January covering maternity and holidays! Katy will be heading up the party team and making sure everything runs smoothly on that front and of course we have a lovely strong local team who will continue to rock their socks off at your parties! We really do have a brilliant team and one I’m confident will continue to provide a great standard into 2020!

Wishing You A Happy New Year!

Finally I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone that has followed us this year – new or old we are grateful for everyone that supports our business in even the smallest of ways! By reading our blogs, watching our stories and sharing your reviews and pictures – it means a business like us can keep doing what we love and keep alot of very talented people in a job they love! We never take the support we get for granted so a huge thank you and a very Happy New Year to you all.

P.S A huge thank you to all the well wishes I’ve had on my pregnancy, too! If you haven’t already heard…IT’S A GIRL!

August 2019 – We Have News!

Yes, we have news! (as promised in last months update) Something rather special is coming to CopyCat in 2020!


Our followers and fans have been with this business from the start and have seen the business grow (as well as family) with my now ‘husband’ (and soon to be little one!)
I’m excited for the challenge of motherhood (as well as running a business too!) and i’m 100% confident we have the perfect team to support the business and keep things going. As a business we pride ourselves on giving great advice and tips for family events and I’m excited to gain more experience in this field and share new experiences! As you can imagine I’m already brimming with party ideas! I’ll be working until I possibly can – those of you that know me well know that’s when I feel the best! The team are all on standby for when I finish too! We are all prepared!

Business will continue as usual and parties will go ahead along with the fantastic events we have planned! We already have some great things booked in for 2020! 

We’ve delayed a couple of new things we had planned just to make sure everyone was trained and ready including our Tipi Parties but we are now back on track for these to launch officially within the next few weeks. 

So now that wonderful news is out of the way, let me update you on more!


Our party hosts are now fully booked for December (crazy, right?!) but we will now be launching our Christmas character visits on Monday 2nd September. This year we will still have our popular services, however we will be launching something rather special which is completely unique to us. (You may remember last year me mentioning that there were many companies now offering elves and so we were aiming to offer something unique again) The format of our visits will be different and have a brand new process which will make your visits extra special and something for your little one to remember for a lifetime! 

We are all really excited to show you the details! To be the first to get details please pop us a message on our social media or call us on 0800 023 5903 and we can add you to our mailing list. 


Don’t forget we are casting for local team to join us for parties! See more information here. We are also looking for local actors to join us over Christmas for a large-scale project in Barnsley. If you are interested, please email us on enquiries@copycatpartycompany.co.uk

Top Fans!

If you missed it last month – We’ve decided to reward those of you that have been a top fan for 2 month or more on Facebook! (This is to avoid people doing a little spurt just to become a top fan!) Our top fans will receive 10% off any service they book with us whilst they stay a constant top fan. For full terms and conditions of being a ‘Top Fan’ head here. 

This month our top fans are;

Kirsty Vasey

Rebecca Sykes

Kathy Wilkinson

Kelly Marie Sellers

Emma Cusworth

Keri Kezzaaa

Laura Fletcher

Sally Altass

That’s all for now. Thank you for joining my little (big!) update for this month! I’m very excited and will keep you all updated in the next few months!

Laura – Owner.

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July 2019

Wow – July has been an interesting month! It’s been filled with new events and new plans. Finalising Christmas events and ideas and also talking about 2020! 

Top Fans

Facebook has rolled out a new feature meaning that it lets us know our top fans.

What makes you a Facebook top fan?

Facebook counts interactions, comments, likes and shares to gather who our most interactive followers are. From there they produce the ‘Top Fan’ list!

We’ve decided to reward those of you that have been a top fan for 2 month or more! (This is to avoid people doing a little spurt just to become a top fan!) Our top fans will receive 10% off any service they book with us whilst they stay a constant top fan. For full terms and conditions of being a Top Fan head here. 

Summer Fun Afternoon Teas

Our afternoon teas at The Old George Barnsley has commenced with a bang!

We had so much fun at the the Toy Tea Event! (Take a peek at the picture below taken by attendee Sara!)

The good news is we have now reduced the price to £11.95! The price includes a 45 minute experience with our characters including a small story line, pictures and autographs! 

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Toy Tea Event!

Your little one will get a one on one experience with each character making the experience a real treat! Each experience features between one or two characters and plenty of opportunity to capture those special moments!

To book or for more information on our afternoon teas head to our events schedule or call us on 0800 023 5903

Casting for Christmas

This August we are casting for local team to join us on a regular basis! 

Nationally we are casting actors for projects at Christmas in early September. 

If you would like to find out more details on any of our castings please pop an email to enquiries@copycatpartycompany.co.uk

Working with Black Bee Creative

We’re delighted to announce a new working relationship with the fabulous Steph at Black Bee Creative! Steph has designed a few things for us previously and we’ve now brought her on board to work on some of our more important design work on a monthly basis. Not only will this give us chance to put more time into focusing on other areas within the business it’s also strengthening our relationships and supporting other local business! 

That’s all from me for now – i’m already writing the draft for August and I can tell you there will be some hugely exciting news on that one!

Have a great start to your summer holidays!

Laura – CPC.


June 2019

It’s been a busy few months in our office planning some great things in the next few months!

Events Ahoy!

We’re finalising some great events for the summer until the end of the year and we are constantly updating our events schedule. We’re proud to be back at the lovely Old George in Barnsley again and The Metrodome also have us for another bunch of pool parties! If you didn’t join us for the Easter events then you certainly can’t miss out on our summer fun!

Working For Us

Now has never been a better time to work with us. We have some great new opportunities in our team which are all listed in our ‘Working with Us’ Blog! If you would love to work with us – why not get in touch? 

This Month’s Sneak Peek!

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Teepee Parties!

We’ve been working so hard on the launch for our Tipi Parties and it’s been a lot harder to organise than we thought. We’ve event done a test run with our products and service and we’ve had some great feedback to work on before we launch. I can say however that we are so close to launching… and even better I can now give you a sneak peek of our pictures of the teepees! This is just one of the themes we can offer for our teepee parties! 

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To book a party before anyone else you need to be part of our mailing list. To be added, simply contact us requesting this and we will add you right away! As soon as we launch we shall send out an email for our mailing list customers to book first! 

Photo Credit: Gemma Cook who also runs the fabulous Honey Cupcakes!

April 2019

It never slows down in the world of CopyCat…

Well it’s continuing to be a year of brilliant changes here at CopyCat and in just one month we’ve got lot’s of new and exciting things to update you on!

New Team

We have appointed the lovely Sally who is now working alongside us with costumes work and amendments. Sally is a great addition to the team and we are looking forward to seeing what she can create! Look out for sneak peeks of our new ladies and what they get up to on our stories on both Facebook and Instagram!

New Casting Date

Our next casting date has been announced as Thursday 29th August 2019. This is the perfect time to bring people in ready for Christmas work and we can’t wait to see who will be joining us. We already have a great list of potential performers! To add your name and email to our list you should contact us.

Poppins Afternoon Tea

We held our first Poppins Afternoon Tea at the wonderful Old George in Barnsley town centre! It was absolutely fantastic and we are already in talks to hold more similar events in the school holidays! We can’t wait to share these events with you. 

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Nanny Poppins stopped by Old Geoge in Barnsley


This year our Easter is a little quiet in terms of events. There’s a reason for this in being that I’ve been quite unwell! As a business we aim to put our all into projects and for me this would have proved difficult to create the fantastic events you know and love and present them to venues. Rest assured we are already heading into Summer with some great ideas to launch very soon!

Last But Not Least…

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Dinosaur hire in Barnsley

Meet our brand new character heading your way within the next 6 months! Our magnificent Dinosaur will be available for events and school visits and we cannot wait to share where he will be touring around the UK! 

That’s all for now, but we will be back soon with more updates as always! 

February 2019

Starting with a bang!

This year had truly started off with a bang and with it has come a completely new way of working for us at The CopyCat Party Company. We’ve also had some great meetings with some fantastic new clients and you can find a diary of events here – with new ones being updated regularly!

Team Changes

Our lovely Hannah left us at the start of the year and we wish her the best in her endeavours! Hannah has been with the business at a time where it has grown and changed significantly and her role had adapted to this. A true team player, she will be missed.  From this we’ve segmented her job role into 3 different roles with the business expanding as it is. 
We’ve already partnered with Sally our new seamstress who is looking forward to new challenges and will bring some exciting new qualities to the team.

We’re currently looking for an events assistant and a PA (for me). For more details of the roles we have head here

Themed Parties Galore!

January saw our yearly launch of new themed packages! We have really thought about packages we think will be longstanding and also what current trends are. To take a look at the themed parties head here. Of course if you don’t want a themed party that’s not a problem! You can take a look at our other party choices here

My personal favourite? The Summer Festival Themed Party      


A brand new service for 2019, we’ve launched our Sleepover parties. Though full details haven’t been released as yet, a sneak peek on our Facebook page send our message inbox into a frenzy! This is a service we’ve wanted to offer for a few years now but we felt now was the right time to launch. More details with be available in the next month. 

Blackpool Magic Convention

The start of February has seen me attending the Blackpool Magic Convention. Something which I now attend every year and is hugely influential in some of the packages and events we supply. This year I picked up some great tips and tricks and i’m excited to add them to what we offer!

Heading into March we have some exciting things planned. We’ll be heading to the Old George for our Poppins Afternoon Tea event and back at Cannon Hall Farm for our first event of the year with them at the Unicorn Disco! For more information on these events head here

So it’s a pretty crackers time here at CopyCat and we’d like to thank you for coming along with the ride and keeping updated with our news! 


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January 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our followers and customers, friends and families! Wow! two months have gone by and we have so much to catch up on. January is my favourite time of year for our business. It’s always the busiest for taking bookings and it’s also the time we launch lot’s of new things too! Our team took a few well deserved days off over the holidays and everyone is excited to be back and raring to go!


funny elf visits at homeOh, what a great Christmas! Our Christmas characters had a fantastic time over the seasonal period visiting homes and venues all around the country. December saw us reach more people than ever before with a record amount of events and bookings. We’ve had some great feedback yet again with our mischievous elves and we’re already looking at Christmas next year. This year – look out for a new style outfit and visit format for our elves to keep us even more unique to the rest! Sadly we were a victim of copycatting (ironic ey!) and despite having this look for a number of years now we feel strongly about staying unique for this service. We are looking forward to designing something fantastic with our team!


Bibbidi Bobbidi Experience

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Special thanks to Blush Photography and Dolly Photography

We had our first Bibbidi Bobbidi Experience and it was so much fun! We’re already looking at ways to recreate this again this year and so proud of creating a magical unique event. We’ll be adding a blog in the near future with pictures from the event. We’ve had excellent feedback and pictures sent too! We also have to say a huge thanks to our team. This was a profit share event (first we’ve ever done!) meaning if the event didn’t make money then neither did we – it was a new event and the outlay was crackers! It’s a testament to their commitment and loyalty that they agreed to this and a great day was had by all. I truly am thankful for all the support we have had and from the feedback it’s certainly one I am glad we have run and will run again!

Working with Clients

This next few weeks sees us finalising some great events for 2019 with both new and old clients. We’ve already launched the fantastic Unicorn Party at Cannon Hall Farm which is just one of the brilliant party weekends we have planned with the farm this year.

We will keep everyone informed of events with our clients as much as possible and if you have any suggestions on themes, let us know!

unicorn party at farm, unicorn party banner

New Party Packages

Creating new party packages based on trending and classic themes is something I absolutely love and this year sees the return our our week-long party package launches! There are some fantastic themes this year and some great new ideas. We also have a few new characters heading your direction!

New Look!

New year means new look! We will slowly be changing our branding. We’ve always been very pink and though we love this we also want a new fresh look so we’ll be adding another colour in the mix very soon! Expect this to spill into our uniforms and more too. We pride ourselves on being fresh and funky and our new branding will reflect this!


We’ll be casting later this month for new team. If you know anyone that would be great for our team please let us know. For further details head here. We are looking for exceptional team members with strong commitment. 2019 is shaping up to be a great one and we need our best team ready for it!

So that’s all for now – so much more to say but for now it’s all i can reveal! Eeek – looking forward to the next update!

Laura – Owner – CPC

November 2018

That Time We Missed Our Own Birthday!!

So, yesterday was our 7th birthday…

…it’s not like me to miss a birthday! But after a whirlwind of a Halloween, straight-to-location photoshoot and a hectic office, the day passed by so quickly!

Fast forward to today. Friday 6pm. I am now sitting here and reflecting on our amazing business!

I say ‘our‘ business. I always do. Though it is my name on the business, it does belong to every single one of our current 50+ team, both local and national. This business wouldn’t be the same without the hard work of every single one of our team. They truly make it fantastic! They are hardworking, dedicated and heaps of fun to be around. They understand the need to develop their skills and are always learning new ways to be the best they can be. So i guess i’d like to say a huge thank you to them first!


…whilst working with the wonderful Alhambra shopping centre this week – a number of people came up to me to compliment the team working and mention they follow us to all our events and book parties regularly. This happens regularly on our events and is absolutely wonderful to hear. I am so proud that we have created a brand you love and trust to follow! So thank you to our regular customers and our loyal followers. We know who you are and if we don’t; introduce yourself please!

Lastly i want to say that we are dedicated as a business to come up with new ways of entertaining children and families and we will never stop doing this. We absolutely love what we do and for that reason i will be blowing out a candle this evening with a big smile on my face to say,


happy birthday copycat, copycat birthday cake


October 2018

I think it’s about time we gave you an update on what has proved to be a very busy Summer and Autumn! We have been having so much fun and I’m especially looking forward to sharing some of our future plans!

First of all…Bibbidi Bobbidi!

An event that’s been 3 years in the making – we finally launched our Bibbidi Bobbidi Experience. This is something I’ve wanted to launch for so long but the business has never been in the right position to do so. It’s the biggest event we’ve worked on production and cost wise and things are so exciting! The event will be on the 27th December and be an amazing Christmas present. The attention to detail on this event is amazing and the team have had some great ideas. We will be training over the next month, so we shall keep you updated on that!

The Elves Are Back!

Speaking of Christmas. The hugely popular elves are back for their 5th year and are cheekier and more fun than ever! Each elf has their own unique personality! Take a look at more details here.

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…and so is the man in red!

Yes! Our Father Christmas is back for a second year and this year he is looking to be very busy! We have 2 team able to do this role! This Christmas we have invested in materials to make sure he is more realistic than ever! You can find our Man in Red at a number of events over Christmas as well as book him for home visits!

New Team!

We recently hosted a casting and are proudly introducing 5 brand new members to our team! Each one brings a unique quality to our team and we cannot wait to share with you how they progress. For details on our next casting, keep an eye on the casting page.

New Photos!

Last month we had a fantastic photo shoot with the wonderful Masque Photography. This means new promotional pictures and up to date looks for our characters! Take a look at our newly updated character page!


Last of all we can’t forget Halloween! This year we’re working with a number of venues to provide a range of different Halloween experiences to suit everyone. To take a look at where we are this Halloween head to our handy blog here.

Safe to say we have been incredibly busy and this next season is an exciting one! Please keep supporting us however you can! Your shares, word of mouth and general support means so much to us!


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Photo credit: Masque Photography

Older updates: June 2018

Wow – there’s so much to update you guys about! Starting in June, but I figured a great way to keep everyone updated with us was to write a personal blog. We’ve had such a crazy few months I wanted to keep you all in the loop as to what’s happening.

First of all….UNICORNS!

Thanks to everyone that supported us in The Unicorn Festival at Cannon Hall Farm at the end of May. The event was a huge success and one of the most well reviewed, 5* events they have ever done there. It has been my favourite project I’ve worked on to date and I know the team thoroughly enjoyed working there. There are too many thanks to mention but a special thanks to the team who made it a truly great project to work on. I’ve never been more proud of the team and I had several ‘moments’ when strangers were finding me out to say what a wonderful time they were having.

Our next event with Cannon Hall Farm is The Princess Party and tickets are selling fast! We also have some other great projects lined up at the Farm and we can’t wait to give you more details in the next few months.

New Clients

With a new month comes new clients! We have been delighted to do our first event with the brilliant Bluebell Dairy in Derby and are in talks with many other venues to create some magical events for families around the UK. We also worked with Porsche for the first time; helping them to celebrate their 70th Birthday at Tankersley Manor. As always with any public events we are involved with, we will do our best to keep you updated! Do make sure you follow us on all social networks!

Investment In Our Resources And Team

At the start of the year our prices went up. This was never kept a secret. The reason for this is because we are committed to providing the best possible service and resources to our customers. We are currently in the middle of a huge overhaul of costumes and wigs – meaning better quality and new costumes coming your way. We have recently upgraded three of our most favourite characters – with a brand new character soon joining the roster, too! Keep your eyes peeled for more!

We are also investing in extra training for the team. We are very lucky to have an experienced former member of a multinational corporation coming in to train our team in the same ways you would see at parks and other high profile venues around the world. This is extremely exciting and we are already seeing some great results!


During the last few stages of arranging a Unicorn festival, we also had GDPR to look at! This is something we knew we was coming but didn’t anticipate how much work this would be. We are still working through new procedures on keeping your data as safe as ever. As part of this, we have created new contracts for our team and looked at a new way of working. You can find all details on how we store data on our privacy policy. For those of you that would like to receive our latest news head here.

Goodbye For Now!

So, it’s a pretty lengthy update but one I’m hoping explains why we have not been posting as much as usual on our social networks. Rest assured, we are back on form and will be filling your feed with magical memories created by our wonderful team.


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