How to Use our Party Directory?
Planning a party is exciting, especially for your kids - but this can be a daunting task. To help you find all you need for the perfect kidís party, we have gathered together the items you may need, all in one place. Our party directory includes party ideas, party venues, caterers, party entertainment, party planners, party shops and more.
Click on the options above to find what you need for your party in Johannesburg, Pretoria, East and West Rand or the Vaal Triangle.
Find some things to consider when thinking about planning your child's party that may help you decide what suits you and your child best.
Party Venue vs Your Home
So letís start with where you want the party to take place. You need to choose whether you want to host the party at home or at a party venue. Many people prefer to run the party at their home but are not aware of the world that awaits them outside their door. If you decide to go for a party venue remember the kind of venue you choose will impact on your event. Firstly, consider what the weather may do and choose between an indoor party venue
and an outdoor party venue
, or one that provides both options.
Do you want a venue with a farmyard and petting zoo, a playground with jungle gyms, bike track and sandpit. How important is shade for the guests and possibly a gazebo? You need to consider the ratio of adults to children and how important it is for them to have access to each other and then examine the layout of each party venue you are considering with this in mind.
Self-Catering vs Using a Party Caterer
No party succeeds without fabulous food. Do you have the time to organise this yourself or would you rather find a venue that will do the party catering
as well? If there are going to be kids and adults at the party be sure to consider their different needs and tastes. There may be a few children with allergies to certain types of food. Will you cater for them as well? Nowadays you can order gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, kosher or halaal food. So, think about this carefully before you decide what delicious goodies you will either organise or make yourself. Our Party Caterers section has a long list of bakers and cooks who will do anything your heart desires for your function.
Deciding on a Party Theme
When it comes to figuring out what you want to do thereís a section called Party Themes
with a long list of kids party ideas ranging from action parties to parties with animals, including arts and crafts, pamper parties, pool parties, dance and drama parties. There is even an archery club that offers parties. The list is mind boggling. In each case you can save some money and do the research yourself on this website to figure out what you want or you can hire a
party planner to organise the party for you from start to finish.
Popular Party Options for Boys
The action party
section on our party directory is filled with ideas that will delight your husbands, boys and girls who love action. Parties on offer here include quad biking, abseiling, laser games and paintball There are also remote control car racing parties where all the equipment is brought to your home and the children can race against each other in your garden or lounge. The dads usually get involved in this. Just make sure they donít hijack the party.
Then thereís the sports games everyone loves, whether its cricket in summer or soccer in winter, these team sports make wonderful party activities where the children compete and win prizes for performance. You can even get the local school coach involved or ask other parents to umpire to take the pressure off you if you organise this yourself. Make sure you have all the equipment necessary and have an alternative plan for indoor games if there is any chance of rain.
Popular Party Options for Toddlers
Little ones love animals. So If itís animals you want, there are mobile petting zoos that travel to your home with smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and even snakes. You can also go to a kids party venue with a farmyard
where they allow the children to feed the animals and offer pony rides.
Another fabulous option for toddlers is a soft play obstacle course with child minders to help them along their way.
Popular Party Options for Girls
Girls love crafts, cooking or baking, pampering and dancing. Lots of boys will love these too. Cooking parties
were my daughterís favourite party from early on. When she turned 6 years old we had a cookie decorating party, then at 8 years it was a pizza making party in our garden and finally at 14 years old, we organised a party for her where all the kids made a 3 course meal including special drinks, a starter, main course and dessert.
Popular Party Options for Cartoon and movie lovers
If your child is a movie fanatic and you are looking for a movie or cartoon theme
you can hire a party planner to set up the theme of your choice with matching decor, banner, birthday cake and party packs. You can also hire performers who will dress up as your favourite movie star or cartoon character for the party or re-enact scenes from the movie of your choice. These parties can be wonderfully interactive including games and treasure hunts with clues around the selected theme.
Popular options for Teens and Tweens
The older they get the harder it is to come up with party ideas.The dreaded teenage or tween age group. I found what I needed for both my teenage children's birthday parties
on the Jozikids directory My son had a games disco party when he turned 13 yrs old with dance competitions and old fashioned games and my daughter had a dance party where they were taught hip hop dance moves. We had flashing lights and a Dj for the one and a dance instructor for the other.
You can also find clowns, magicians, puppeteers plus a range of other party entertainers who offer face painting
, balloon modelling, party games and puppet shows on this directory.
Capture Party Memories
Kids parties are all about having fun and creating memories so donít forget to either ask someone to document the day or hire a party photographer
for the party. The photographers you will find on the Jozikids directory offer a range of services including creating photo albums, slide shows or a movie of the event for you
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it here, whether it's a kids party venue, party planner, a caterer, photographer, entertainer or companies that rent equipment for parties
Take the plunge and begin your search
Enjoy exploring all the options. Take your time, include your child in the search and we wish you a wonderful party.