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Here we will share our funniest and most beautiful party moments. If you love kids you will love our blog...

By Laura Oldfield, Aug 5 2016 10:59PM

Recently we had the pleasure of creating a pirate adventure for our very own nephew. For the first time I could relate to how parents and family members must feel at our parties.


Firstly let me share with you some great party cost effective tips, we purchased red fabric (very cheaply) and cut small squares to give every child a pirate bandana on arrival. For decoration we used balloons on string tied from tree to tree and 1 euro pirate bunting from the local shop.


We did have the luxury of a sweet’s table but we kept it simple and then with a few props it doubled up as a great photo backdrop which was loved by the kids and even more by the adults.


Now luckily in our house we are not short on fancy dress costumes, so with a bit of added DIY the whole family got dressed up for the occasion.


So this party was just like all of our parties, show, food, games and cake all to schedule, the secret to our parties is that we run it military style. I was bossing everyone about like always behind the scenes but towards the end of the party when SPIDERMAN appeared I just lost my party planner stress head and tears filled my eyes!


My 3 year old nephew was amazed, his face lit up, his excitement was infectious, he was meeting his idol, they played like best friends and then, when it was time to say goodbye Alonso said, ‘thank you for coming Spiderman, I love you’ from that moment I just cried, my heart melted and once again I was reminded just how lucky we are to do what we do!


By Laura Oldfield, Jul 6 2016 11:39PM

Recently we styled and planned a beautiful 13th birthday party at a private home. It started with a meeting between the mother and I (Laura), talking about what her daughter likes and doesn't like!

Next we toured the garden to see what space was available for larger items such as bouncy castles, photo booths and water inflatables.


***PARTY TIP*** Always check and think about the access needed for large items to set up plus think, is a shaded area needed? Check access to power points and that you have the required space.


Then we went to work, starting with talking to Louise from Lou's Cakealicious. There wasn't a photograph for Lou to copy but I knew she would interpret the brief an create perfection, which of course she did.

We next planned a photo booth with unlimited print outs (what teenager doesn't love a picture?) We got an electronic surfboard ride to suit the pool party theme, plus an activity the boys were sure to love.

We organised a lifeguard from Telecastillo, who also provided giant inflatables making us feel like we were actually in an Aqua Park!

Then we had the DJ play Skye’s (the birthday girls) personalised play list ensuring it was the latest and 'coolest' music. The finishing wow factor was the surprise snow machine which was enjoyed by everyone!


Extra party highlights - the personalised wow factor banner, balloon decoration, sweet jars and let's not forget the hilarious swimming races!


Check out our party pictures by clicking here and see what you think!


If you want a party planned to perfection or you just want a little advice to get you started give me (Laura) a call anytime, always happy to help!







By Laura Oldfield, May 17 2016 02:34PM

There seems to be a running theme going on recently, everyone seems to be turning double figures, the big 1 0, young teenybopper discos all over the Coast, from Marbella to Sotogrande!

So how do we get these young teens to put their phones down and engage with us for 4 hours? Well we bring bags of enthusiasm plus the latest hits, foam machines, pool games, sports races, dances, bubble show, water bombs and laugh out loud gameshows!


Here is my top tip for engaging teenz, don’t ask ‘What do you want to do?’ ‘Should we play a game?’ ‘Do you want to win a prize?’ No no no! That is a recipe for disaster! Just directly say something similar to this ‘Quick two teams, I have a challenge and the losing team will be pushed in the pool!’

That forfeit has created a lot of interest, don’t give them an option and then let the challenges begin!


I get great satisfaction seeing children come together, especially at this age, playing and laughing, cheering each other on. At our parties there are no cliques, everyone is equal, included and involved, having a great time! (Plus no mobile phones in sight!)


We are old school entertainers and when done right it still works!


A personal highlight this week was at the end of a party, when a conversation went like this,

‘You are really cool,’

‘Thank you girls, so are you’

‘When you’re older you should be a singer,’ (Whoop girls think I’m young!)

‘OR you should be a student councillor, I would love talking to you!’


My aim at each party is to make every child feel special and for us (hopefully ) to act as good role models!

We get to inspire different children every week and for that we are truly thankful !


Have a great week everyone!


By guest, Feb 23 2016 03:36PM

I have been thinking for a while about writing a blog, not really understanding why companies have blogs or who would want to read mine. But then after every children’s party I do have a story to tell, no two parties are ever the same, sometimes the most unexpected and funniest moments happen and sometimes I witness the sweetest and kindest moments which just melt my heart.


So here goes nothing, welcome to Kids Parties Spain diaries…


We are very lucky that we have a group of children we regularly meet and entertain, meaning we really get to know them and see them grow. Yesterday we were all together for a special little boys 3rd birthday and Superman was coming! Now with the little guest’s knowing us so well I knew we couldn’t say the REAL superman was attending the party as they would no longer be fooled by Tino (Cristino) in a fancy dress costume!


So when one of the older boys (aged 5) said to me, ‘guess what Laura, Superman is coming today,’ I just decided to tell him the truth, ‘I need to tell you something, I’m really sorry but we couldn’t get the real superman today, he has to work BUT Tino has got a costume,’ the response ‘shhhh Laura, he (birthday boy) will hear you, I know its Tino but we have to pretend for Sonny, because it’s his birthday!’ ‘Oh ok, brilliant idea! Let’s pretend!’


An act of beautiful kindness right there!


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