Here’s some tips that Mr Phil hopes will make your children’s party run smoother and easier:

  • All you will need to provide is a venue, food and drink (and plates etc to put them on), birthday cake and candles.
  • Most parents also like to decorate the walls of the venue with balloons and party banners, and the food tables with decorative disposable tablecloths. It’s a good idea to string up a few balloons outside so people can find you easily.
  • Please don’t cover the floor with loose balloons. Mr Phil will supply all the balloons needed for the children to play with. He will ensure that they are fresh new balloons and blown up to just the right amount so they don’t all burst when the children play with them.
  • For everyone’s sanity please save any party blowers and noisemakers for the end!
  • Mr Phil recommends you have at least 10 children at the birthday party to create a fun atmosphere, and generally a maximum of 30-35 is best for the games.
  • If possible try to avoid mixed ages so Mr Phil can aim the party games and show at their age level.
  • Inviting babies and toddlers under 3 is not recommended. If your child has younger siblings or friends at the birthday party please have an adult to look after them.
  • A minimum of two adults need to be present at the party, one to stay with the kids and one to take them to the toilet etc. Any other adults are welcome to stay, they usually have as much fun as the children!
  • Leave the food and drinks for the lunch in the middle. Please don’t serve them during the show or the games as this can be distracting for Mr Phil and the children.
  • Keep presents out of the way until the end of the party. You want them all to enjoy the games and the show, and they can always play with their toys afterwards.
  • Many parents like to give all the children a party bag each to take home at the end of the party, with a slice of birthday cake and a few simple cheap toy items inside. Mr Phil will supply a free colouring/activity sheet and postcard to put in each child’s party bag.
  • Don’t forget a camera and the birthday child!