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The Ultimate Party Planning Guide

The Ultimate Party Planning Guide

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There's so many factors to think about when planning your party and we're here to give you our 'Ultimate Party Planning Guide'! We'll list some common mistakes to avoid as well as provide a step by step on booking and planning your party! Mistakes to Avoid 1. Booking a Party You Want! First of all if the party is for you, then that's fine! However if it's a little one you are booking for don't forget to ask them what they want. You might think they want an all singing, all dancing party with balloon modellers, face painters, djs and more. Your little one however may be happy with a classic character visit at home!Tip: Ask yourself the question, if that wasn't at the party would my child notice? 2.…
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The Fiver Party

The Fiver Party

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Our owner Laura takes a look at a new craze and discusses the pros and cons of the 'Fiver Party'. A popular craze to hit America and becoming increasingly popular in the UK is the 'Fiver' party. We were recently introduced to the 'Fiver Party' via an article online and we certainly wanted to check it out along with get your views! What's the idea? It's pretty simple! - Instead of buying a child a present - each guest comes with £5 as a gift. The money they collect is then spent on an item that they really want. Points to make... It's Easy For Parents! No more last minute shopping for a party in which you don't have a clue what to buy!It's Budget Friendly too! £5! How much…
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The CopyCat Party Company Story

The CopyCat Party Company Story

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In two years time The CopyCat Party Company be 10 years old and we're already planning some brilliant birthday celebrations!It's whilst planning these celebrations we've been looking back on the business and how it has grown over the last 8 years. Entertainment and events were always a huge factor in owner Lauras life. Performing since the age of 10 in venues around the country - Laura was always working on events to raise money for charity. By the age of 16 Laura had helped raise over £20,000 for different charities in her local town. In education she went on to studied theatre which led her to work as a stage manager. This work led to contracts with companies such as Butlins and The Welsh National Opera. This hugely influenced Laura…
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Calling Superhero Fans | Superhero Event

Calling Superhero Fans | Superhero Event

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Our next superhero event at Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley is getting closer! Superhero characters are some of our most popular character team which is why we have created a unique event for all you superhero fans! Join us on the 20th and 21st July 2019! For one weekend only - you'll see four of the most popular superhero characters we supply all in one place. Tickets have been on sale quite a while meaning tickets are now limited so now is the time to book! Based at Cannon Hall Farm - your ticket also includes entry to the farm. Regardless of your session time you have entry to the farm from 10:30 am. (Sounds like a pretty good deal to us!) You'll also get access to the popular playgrounds…
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Working with Children and Families – Safety and Care

Working with Children and Families – Safety and Care

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As a team we are extremely passionate about the safety and care of our guests. Which is why we wanted to do this blog to provide some helpful information about how we work and what we do to maintain a safe environment for our guests at parties and events. DBS What is a DBS check? The Disclosure Barring Service formally came into being in December 2012 following the merger of merger of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). All our associates which work in various roles on behalf of our business are self employed. We have provided this government link on this subject and if you have any other questions we can happily contact you. Do entertainers require one ? As entertainers we do not require a DBS…
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Enterprise Work within the Community

Enterprise Work within the Community

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Our owner Laura takes a look at our work within the local community and the steps we are taking to inspire the next enterprising generation. Looking to future generations... I had some great individuals that provided inspiration when I looked at my career going forward and higher education. From teachers to family members to other local business. I'm hugely passionate in trying to repay this and inspire others like I was. It's one of the reasons I have jumped at the chance to work alongside some great companies reaching out to schools in order to encourage this amongst young children. Take a look at some of the schemes I have been involved with over the years to encourage this and some of the fun I've had along the way! Aim…
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Working with other business.

Working with other business.

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'Is there any other businesses working alongside us on the day?' This is a question we ask all our customers when booking with us. Why do we ask this? Our aim is to make your party as successful as it can be. By asking this question doesn't necessarily mean we don't want to work alongside other people - it just means we want to make sure we can do it in the most successful way possible. Hiring a Face Painter? TicketsThere's some great painters out there and we've worked with some truly amazing ones!If booking a painter with our DJ - we would kindly ask that they work to a ticket service so that the children don't spend the party lined up and miss out on activities planned with the…
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World Book Day for Schools

World Book Day for Schools

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World Book Day is a great celebration authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.Over the years we've celebrated World Book Day with schools and teachers and have enjoyed creating some magical memories for children whilst also being educational. Having performance as part of your World Book Day celebration can make the day more interactive, fun and also help those who struggle with reading to enjoy the activity more! This year our Nanny Poppins will be heading to schools in the Barnsley area reading a book / passage of your choice. She will also add a little magic and remind children how to behave; as only our Nanny can!We'd recommend this for ages 4-8 Years. We're also flexible to your ideas too and if you have a…
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The benefits of having a weekday birthday party for your child.

The benefits of having a weekday birthday party for your child.

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Are you looking at holding a weekday birthday party? Back when i was younger; I remember parties happening most days of the week! Whatever the type of the party - any day of the week was good for a party. Nowadays it seems most parents aim for a weekend birthday party and whilst it's great; we'd also like to introduce you to some great reasons why having a party on a weekday isn't a bad idea at all! In fact there's some great benefits! 1. Availability of Guests Guests are less likely to turn your invitation down during the week as they won't be away for the weekend and in the area for school. 2. Availability of Suppliers Entertainment, Venues and other suppliers will have more availability during the week…
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Character Visits at Home

Character Visits at Home

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One of the most popular questions we get asked about our characters is; Do you do character visits in homes? The answer is simply - yes! In fact, this is how we first started. Home visits were already hugely popular before our introduction of party packages and other entertainment services and are still a popular favourite.   If you are looking at a home party or if your little one doesn't like the hustle and bustle of a big party then this can be a lovely option and something which is a magical and enchanting experience.Home visits are tailored to your little one and the family. There are many reasons you can invite your guest to your home including the following; A RewardA Birthday PartyIntroduction to charactersHoliday RevealBaby Reveal / Gender RevealReveal special newsThe introduction of…
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