Looking to hire a hall in aldershot for a kid's party? I've made a list of halls available to book and their websites:
Aldershot Baptist Church, Upper Elms Road - £15 per hour plus £30 deposit. Click here for their website.
Aldershot Methodist Church, Herrett Street. £17.50 per hour. Not usually available on Sundays. Click for their website.
Wellesley Community Rooms. I've performed here and it was a lovely clean, large venue! Click here for more information.
These are the only halls I could find that allow children's parties! If your willing to go a bit further away then ! have a longer list of halls in Farnborough and also Fleet.
Halls for hire in Farnborough.
Halls for hire in Fleet.
You can visit the 'Halls for hire' website by clicking here.
Looking to hire a hall for a children's birthday party in Farnborough? Check out the list below.
Can't find one you like or with availability? It's alway worth asking if your child's school or nursery hire out their hall. You can check out my previous blog post about having a midweek party by clicking here.
When organising your child's birthday party, one of the first things you will need to think about is the venue. There are a lot of different options; I've performed at children's parties in restaurants, public parks and even industrial units. But best 2 options I'd recommend are either hiring a hall, or having the party at home. Hiring a hall or hosing at home can both be good in different ways and under different circumstances. Read on to see the advantages (and disadvantages) of both.
Hiring a hall is the option I would recommend for larger parties (20+ children). Even if you have a large living room or space at home, having this many children at your home can be harder to manage and you may worry about children breaking or damaging furniture or things around the house.
Hiring a hall gives you peace of mind that there will be plenty of room, for the both the children; to run around and play games, and for the parents; so there's room for them to stand and chat in a separate area from the children's party games/activities. There will also be kitchen facilities for preparing the food and enough tables and chairs at most halls for all the children to sit down for the party food! Most halls tend to have car parks too, so there should be plenty of space for all the parents to park.
Hosting a party at home can also be a great choice. It's the best option for smaller parties, as there won't be any need for the extra space a hall provides. If you're only having a handful or children, then I would definitely recommend having the party at home. In summer, having the party in the garden is a lovely way to do it!
Other advantages of hosting the party at home are that you can decorate in your own time the night before the party, and there won't be any driving back-and-forth between home and the hall when you inevitably forget something (we all do it!). Having a party at home is also free, if you're hosting your party on a budget, it's an easy way to cut the cost.
The biggest deciding factor as to which option I would recommend, is the amount of people you are planning to invite. If you have a lot of children, or are asking parents to stay, I would definitely recommend hiring a hall. If you're having less than 10 children, then a party at home is the option I would suggest. For 10-20 children, both options could work well, depending on how much space you have at home.
I perform my children's birthday party packages and magic shows in halls, living rooms and gardens, so if you're looking for a children's magician, I'd love to hear from you!
If you're looking to hire a hall, I have many list of halls to hire in different areas on this blog. If you're looking to host your child's birthday party at home, then click here to read my tips on home parties.
Halls For Hire in Fleet GU51/GU52
Here is a small list of halls available to hire in fleet, for children's birthday parties. Remember when booking your hall to book at least 30 minutes before and after the party to set up. I would always recommend booking one as close to your home as possible, as there's always something you will forget to bring, so if it's only round the corner, its much more convenient.
There are many more halls available to hire in fleet and church crookham, but below are ones I have personally performed at so I can recommend:
- The Key Centre - Elvetham Heath. Prices from £19.50 per hour for the small room and £23.50 per our for the large room. Click here to go to their website.
- Church Crookham Baptist Church, Basingbourne Road. No set hourly price, donation recommended. Here is their website.
- Zebon Copse Community Centre. Click here for their website.
- Crookham War Memorial Hall - Click here for details.
- Fleet United Reform Church, Kings Road. Visit their website here.
- St Phillips & St James Church Hall, Kings Road. Prices from £21 per hour. Click Here to go to their website.
- Ancells Farm Community Centre - Here is their website.
- Fleet Methodist Church, Reading Road South - Here's the link.
If you're looking for more ideas, check out the 'Halls for Hire' website by clicking here.
2021 has been a busy year for children's birthday parties, with many parents going all-out to celebrate their child's birthday, as they missed out last year! Coupled with the fact that many halls and venues are still aren't taking bookings, this means its difficult to find somewhere to hold your child's party!
There are a few solutions to this. The first is to host the party at home, this is a great option for smaller parties, or if you have a lot of space at home. It also saves the cost of the hall hire, as well as the effort of driving back-and-forth to set up and decorate the hall (and we all forget something and have to drive back!). I often perform in living rooms or gardens for parties at home, so speak to any entertainment you are looking to have, and see if this would be an option.
The second solution is to host the party during the week, after school. This is a great option for a number of reasons:
- There is much more availability for halls/venues.
- There is usually more availability for entertainers.
- Halls & entertainers may offer a discounted price for a mid-week party. (You can read other money saving ideas in my previous blog post here)
- You can have the party on your child's birthday, not just the nearest weekend.
- This leaves you with your weekend to celebrate your child's birthday as a family.
The best option, or course, is to combine the above and has your child's next birthday party after school, and at home. This year I've also performed at a number of such parties, This is a great way to host your child's party as you get all the advantages of hosting both an after school party and a party at home!
Hi everyone! So your child's birthday party is fast approaching and its time for you to start thinking about what you will need to bring on the day.
Here is a list of essential items your shouldn't forget:
- Cellotape + BluTak.
- Birthday Cake.
- Knifes and kitchen utensils.
- Paper plates, cups and Napkins.
- Serving Bowls, plates and dishes.
- Candles + Matches/Lighter.
- Party Food.
- Bin bags to take home/dispose of any rubbish.
- Bags to take home gifts.
- Music/Speaker or Sound System.
- Any equipment or props needed for any games or activities.
- A Whistle to attract the children attention if they get too loud!
Got any other ideas? get in touch and i will add them on!
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A really cool,and unique birthday cake is always a welcome addition to any birthday party. Making one yourself, or getting a cake maker to make one for you is a great way to personalise your child's party and make it unique to them. It will impress all the parents and children at the party.
When I was younger I used to love the TV show 'Ace of Cakes', it's a good source for inspiration and tips for decorating themed cakes. You should be able to get almost everything you need to make them at any large supermarket, anything they don't have will be easily available at your local cookery shop.
Before You Start:
- Most cakes are decorated with different coloured fondant to make up the shapes and components.
- You use water to stick different fondant parts together to build more complex decorations.
- If your making a 3d fondant model ,such as a character, you use cocktail sticks/skewers or wire shapes to reinforce the structure (be careful no one tries to eat these models, as even with the sticks removed, some splinters could remain in the fondant).
5 Quick Tips for Making a Themed Cake Amazing:
- To make the cake look even more impressive, carve the cake to change the shape before you decorate it, rather than simply adding decorations onto a square or round cake.
- Make sure not to handle and stretch the fondant too much, or make it too thin, as it can dry out and crack.
- Draw a rough drawing of what you want the cake to look like before you start decorating, it's much easier to change the design while you're drawing it, than to keep making new decorations. Ask the birthday child to help you with this, so they can tell you what they want it to look like.
- Make sure the cake isn't still warm before you start adding fondant or decorations, as it will affect the fondant and icing.
- Don't just make the cake a simple vanilla or chocolate sponge, change the flavour of the cake or add things in (such as your child's favorite chocolate) to make if different to every standard birthday cake.
Remember, if you're not great at baking cakes, you can always get a simple shop bought cake and just decorate it yourself.
Some of the cakes I've seen at parties recently include; a 'Diet Coke' cake (seen above) , a Minion cake , Top hat and rabbit cakes, a smarties cake and lots more!
Thanks for reading, don't forget to take a look at my other blog posts for more children's party tips and advice.
Hosting a party for your child can be expensive. Here are a few cost-cutting tips to consider when arranging your child's next birthday party:
1, Hold the party at home - This cuts out the cost of hiring a hall to host your party, or holding it at an expensive themed party venue.
2. Keep the decorations simple, and reusable -Avoid buying specific age decorations, this means you will be able to use the same decorations for future parties. Also don't buy too many themed decorations as your child is unlikely to want the same theme again.
3. Make the cake yourself - Getting a custom made birthday cake (or even a shop bought cake for that matter) can cost a lot. If you have the skills and time, it will be considerably cheaper to make one yourself. If you can't make one, then it's much cheaper to buy a simple Victoria sponge and decorate it at home.
4. Run the Games yourself - Instead of getting an entertainer to run a full party, run the games yourself. you can still get an entertainer to run a specific show or activity, but organizing the games yourself is a great way to save money.
5. Be careful with party bags - Party bags can end up being a considerable cost. Keep the party bags simple when on a budget, you can get hold of inexpensive party bag fillers in most supermarkets.
Thanks for reading!
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