In 2003 “small important people” was setup to provide a kids Party Organiser service to the west and east midlands. This was before we created a printed balloons service.
Kids Party Organiser Coventry and Birmingham
Creating parties for children. After 10 years the parent business “important occasions balloon printing” was sold on and the kids craft experienced ceased. A new company called “get personalised balloons” providing personalised balloons in a box and personalised birthday balloons other personalised balloons by post has since been created.
Here’s a reminder to the website and work carried out from the kids party organiser based in Coventry :
Welcome to the kids party organiser. Small Important People
Need a Kids Party Organiser ?
Based in Coventry we are a Kids Party Organiser. We plan, organise, arrange games and crafts to provide an entertaining fun filled children’s party. Ideal for small birthday parties, creative craft workshops for children aged between 3 and 10 years in the Midlands area.
Party Package 1
This party includes party games, with prizes. All plates, cups and serviettes are included. Each child will also take home with them an exciting party bag filled with goodies. An invitation for each of your many party guests will also be included for you to send out.
childrens party organiser
Party Package 2 – **our most popular **
A Kids Party Organiser with a difference – give your party a theme, choose from the many themed ideas, may be ask your guests to dress up, add that special party atmosphere. This party includes party games and a craft for the children to make and take home. All plates, cups and serviettes are included. Each child will also take home with them an exciting party bag filled with goodies. A personalised invitation for each of your many party guests will also be included for you to send out. Everything included in this party package is worked around the theme of your choice.
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Themes available for Package 2
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
The Wild West
Pretty Little Things
Princess & Super Heros Party
Deep Sea Party
deep sea childrens party
prertty little things childrens party
wild west childrens party
Party Package 3 – Ideal if your after a ‘traditional birthday party’
This party includes party games and a craft for the children to make and take home. All plates, cups and serviettes also included. Each child will also take home with them an exciting party bag filled with goodies. Invitations are provided for each of your many party guests for you to send out.
Party Package 4
This party includes a variety of crafts for the children to make and take home. All plates, cups and serviettes are included. Each child will also take home with them an exciting party bag filled with goodies. Invitations are provided for each of your many party guests for you to send out.
Party Package 5
This party is up to you, if you don’t see a party from the above that you feel is for you, then give us a call and we can put together a package that suites you and your guests. Prices for this will depend on what is chosen.
Case Study 1
Small Important People (Kids Party Organiser for Coventry) were asked to provide a 4th birthday party at a hall a group of 15 children. click here
Case Study 2
Small Important People(Kids Party Organiser for Birmingham) were asked to provide a 6th birthday party at a community centre for a group of 20 children. click here
Case Study 3
The party we continually get a great feedback from is “Pretty Little Things”
Case Study 4
Small Important People were asked to provide a 5th birthday party at a village for 34 children. The customer requested a “fish theme” click here
Frequently Asked Questions for Kids Party Organiser Small important people
What areas can you organise parties in ?
We have covered the following areas this year.
West Midlands – Birmingham and Coventry areas
(if your not listed, just ask as it may be possible, but many incur a charge depending on distance)
Briefly describe your company?
Based in Coventry (UK) we plan, organise, arrange games and crafts to provide an entertaining fun filled children’s party that is different.
Ideal for small birthday parties, open days, wedding receptions and creative craft workshops for children aged between 3 and 9 years in the Midlands area.
Can we arrange the venue ?
Yes we can
How long does the party last ?
The themed parties last 2 hours. This can be altered to suit your own requirements
Do the parents attend the party ?
We do ask some parents are present at the party
If I require a bouncy castle or some other form of entertainment can you arrange this ?
If time allows to book further companies and your in the right location, we can arrange this.
Are prizes included in the party ?
Can I suggest a game to play ?
What is a piñata game?
Click here for the piñata page
Can the party take place in my home?
Do the craft activities get messy ?
Yes they can but we provide plastic table clothes and protective aprons for the children. We can arrange less messy crafts if preferred.
Do you provide a birthday cake ?
Yes at an additional cost – click here for more
Do you provide food ?
Yes we can provide drinks, crisps and cakes at an additional cost
Can you travel outside the midlands area ?
Dependant on the size of the party and the location
What do the personal invitations look like ?
Can we purchase the items seen at your parties ?
The small important people shop exists to meet customer requests to purchase items seen at our events. This site can be found by clicking here
What is included in the price of the themed party ?
Themed plates/cups or food boxes (subject supplier availability)
1 Piñata Game
Party Bag filled with items for each child.
Small Important people will come and run your event at your choice of venue.
What additional extras can I purchase for a packaged party ?
additional party items
for extra cost
3D birthday cake examples
Helium filled balloons
Food (pre-packed cakes, crisps, drink carton)
Party Bag with specific / added items
Can I suggest a totally different kind of children’s party ?
We have put together (through our experiences) a package of party games, craft and events that we know will work and would generally advise using the party packages. If you have a totally new idea, we are more than happy to arrange a meeting to discuss ideas further.
What is your most popular children’s party ?
the party for all girls – pretty little things
Where can I purchase the party-ware for a children’s party ?
Whilst we are the Kids Party Organiser, we don’t always have partywear available.
There are a number of party companies on the web, some are listed below
(non are affiliated to the Kids Party Organiser (Small important people))
Kids Party Toys
We have been providing gift-wrapped toys for companies’ and organisations’ Christmas and New Year events all around the UK since 1986.We have in stock a huge range of Christmas and New Year party gifts to suit all children from 1 year olds to teenagers. We have a very experienced team, and are ready to do everything we can to make your function a success.
www.partybox.co.uk Hundreds of party products including over 70 tableware themes; essentials such as a loot bag, party gifts and prizes, party box for food & a Mexican style piñata.
http://www.partypieces.co.uk Fantastic Range of Products.• Fast Delivery.
• Huge Stocks of Party Goods.
• More than 15 years Mail Order Experience & over 500,000 parties successfully supplied.
http://www.partytreasures.co.uk/ Party supplies and themed birthday party products for children’s parties. Themed partyware, party accessories, loot bags, party bags, favours, novelties, party invitations, tableware, party balloons and helium gas for childrens parties.
http://www.partydomain.co.uk The original company was established in 1985 and traded under the registered name of – Shipley Fancy Dress by two of our four original proprietors. Later we established our successful Internet site with the currently recognized trading name ‘Party Domain’.
party directory for kids
Everything you need for a successful party can be ordered easily online, right here, and delivered direct to your door.
with Party Directory you can order with complete confidence.
http://www.partydelights.co.uk Suppliers of childrens party goods. We supply all popular partyware for your child. Birthday party themes include favourites such as Hulk, Winnie the Pooh, Christening, 1st Birthday, Jungle, First Birthday, Bratz, Halloween, Monsters Inc, Barbie, Harry Potter and much more. Special prices for childrens party packs which contain all the childrens party goods in one set.
http://www.partyrama.co.uk Welcome to your One Stop Party Shop. Feel free to browse our range of products and party ideas online and remember we pride ourselves on providing a great range of products, at the lowest prices with the best service. So whether you are getting married or throwing a childrens party you can rely on Partyrama
great little parties
http://www.greatlittleparties.co.uk/ the UK’s brightest Children’s Party Superstore supplying everything you need for the perfect children’s party.
Choose from a great selection of party themes, each with a wide range of products including invitations, party bags, tableware, balloons, gifts, games and even the candles for the cake!
http://www.partyforce.co.uk/ We are here to meet all your party needs for any celebration you may be planning. Whether it is a birthday party, christening, engagement, wedding, anniversary, retirement, theme party or just a summer barbecue we have the balloons, decorations, tableware and novelties to make your party one to remember.
http://www.birthdayexpress.co.uk/ View our entire selection of over 100 birthday party themes, including more than 25 exclusive designs
http://www.tomkatcelebrations.co.uk/ Thankyou for visiting TomKat Celebrations. We hope you find what you want and that you visit us again soon.
New themes added include the ever popular Scooby Doo and Bratz – very popular with girls in the 5 to 9 age group. Plus the Jungle animal theme for all those kids that love animals. There are party bag gifts that support all the themes available.
Where can I find other childrens party related companies on the web ?
have a look at some of there party directories (non are affiliated to small important people).
Plan your party with KIDS-PARTY.COM At Kids-Party.com have got loads of games and themes you can use to keep busy. www kids-party.com
As a long serving professional children’s entertainer I sat down a couple of years ago to write what I hoped and still hope, will be the definitive book on organising a children’s party…
We are a comprehensive directory of web sites for children’s services and activities throughout the UK. Some sites may be international sites, hosted in other countries, but with a direct interest to parents, carers, teachers and children in the UK.
In the Entertainment List you will find a variety of entertainment ideas. You can locate equipment and performers and set up anything from firework displays & team building to cabaret & theme parties.
the UK entertainer and entertainment directory, used by families, agencies, stores, event managers and private individuals as a base directory of the entertainment world in the UK.
The one site to visit when planning a party. We offer you tips and advice on how to plan and run the perfect party for a kid. With our help, you will be able to provide the children what they really want at parties.
What’s included in the party bag ?
The contents will vary depending on age of the children and party theme. Our aim is to provide a few traditional items mixed with unusual or different than those found in the shops. Recently we have included a selection from the following items
Stack of crayons
Fuzzy notebook on key chain
Small playing card game
Small colouring books
magic paint kits
The Kids Party Organiser website was updated with the following additions
Working around the West Midlands and Warwickshire* we plan, organise games and crafts to provide an entertaining fun filled children’s party or kids craft workshop. We arrive on the day to decorate the room and run the event. Guaranteed to be different.
Ideal for birthday parties, open days and wedding receptions for children aged between 3 and 10 years in the Midlands area.
For birthdays, we can manage the entire party from invitations, food, party-bags and running the event. If you are stuck with a certain aspect, such as providing the games and craft, then we can assist.
The majority of our customers hire a local village hall for us to run the party, however, we do hold smaller parties in a home.
Learning can be entertaining with our children’s creative crafts. (and we do the cleaning up as well!).
1. Choose your party theme offered by the Kids Party Organiser, Small important people:
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
The Wild West
Pretty Little Things (all girls party theme)
Super Heroes Party
Beneath the deep blue Sea Party
2. add the extras
included as standard
Themed plates/cups/food boxes boxes
1 Piñata Game
Party Bag filled with items.
at additional cost
3D birthday cake examples
Helium filled balloons
Food (pre-packed cakes, crisps, drink carton)
Party Bag with specific / added items
3a. Find available venue
3b. check availability with us & book
click here for the enquiry form
We added a list of sites we were regularly visiting together with parties we completed. Craft pages were added and the first online shop added.
were available to order. Pictures were starting to be uploaded every month:
What works best ?
The aim of the Kids Party Organiser, Small important people, is to assist with a 2-hour craft party but still allowing parents to take an active role with the special day. We ask a local venue is booked and party-food is arranged by yourselves. We can then arrive on the day with decorations, games, prizes, party-bags and a craft to make.
Our parties perform best at local village halls, community centres, school or parish halls with a group size of between 10 and 25 children for ages between 4 and 8 years. When booking a room, please ensure it is safe for children to run, play games in and free from hazards. Health and safety is paramount. For the craft, tables and chairs will need to be provided.
Parties do not include food as standard. We generally work around the West Midlands and Warwickshire although we do also travel to parts of Northamptonshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire & Staffordshire. Please do ask us if you area is not listed as we sometimes do travel when not in busy business periods. I full list of sites we have visited in the last 2 years is given below.
Over the last 2 years the Kids Party Organiser, Small important people, have provided parties at the following places :
St. Peters Church Hall Sutton Coldfield
Greasley Community Sports Centre, Eastwood, Newthorpe, Nottingham,
Geddington Village Hall
Quinton Park Baptist Church, Coventry
The Mac, Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Coombe Abbey Park, Coventry
Humphrey Perkins School, Barrow-upon-Soar
Monks Kirby Village Hall
Leek Wootton Village Hall
St Pauls Parish Hall, Nuneaton
Stannall Community Centre
Bulkington Village Hall
Cofton Hackett Village Hall
The Walls Eating House; Oswestry
Walgrave Village Hall
Evenly Village Hall
Binley Woods Village Hall
Shelfield Methodist Church
Corley Village Hall
Holy Cross Parish Hall,
Watford Village Hall
Ettinghon Park Hotel
Handswoth Wood, Birminham,
Lyppard Grange Community Centre, Worcester
Mappleborough Village Hall
New Marston Pastoral Centre, Oxford
Dunchurch Village Hall,
Hagley, West Midlands,
Badby village hall
Pailton Village Hall
St Clements Church Hall, Castle Bromwich
St Georges Church hall, Worcester
Wasperton Village Hall – nr Warwick
Bulkington Village Centre – nr Bedworth
Radford Semele Community Centre
Watford Village Hall, Northamptonshire
Barton under Needwood
Hagley Ramblers Scot Hut
Harbury Village Hall
Martin Heath Hall, Lichfield
Wooton Community Sports Centre, Curtlee Hill
Rolleston Scout Hut, nr Burton-upon-trent
Yelden Village Hall, Yelden, Bedfordshire
University of Birmingham,
Coventry Preparatory School
School of Dance, Coundon Coventry
Oakfield Centre, Brierley Hill
The Manor Hotel, Meriden
Allesley Village Hall, nr Coventry
A typical plan of a 2 hour themed by the Kids Party Organiser service small important people (5 hours required)
-2 hours setup the party & decorate room
00:00 parachute game Fun with a Parachute while Children arrive
00:10 Game 1 – Find & collect
00:20 Craft – Part 1, Painting
00:40 Game – Hoop-la. Children join in as they finish craft
01:00 Craft – Part 2, Decorate craft
01:30 Team Game : Relay Race / dressing up game
01:55 Award winners Prizes & share items from Pinata
01:59 Hand out party bags and Balloons
+1 hour tidy up
In 2016 a new
service started but without the kids party program.
Childrens Party Organiser and kids party ideas website
We are no longer running the childrens party service.
For details of party organiser services still running in Coventry and the Coventry and Warwishire area, visit one of the following websites :
The childrens party organiser
In 2003 Small Important People was started. The idea was to provide a
party organiser service for
parties aged from 4 – 12 years. The aim was for small important people to do the whole job. Send out the invitations, run the two hour
, provide games, prizes, make a craft, decorate a room, provide the food, cake and tidy up. The customer could choose from one of several party themes. You can see the appeal for many parents if a company did everything. The only thing we didn’t have was a premises. We asked customers to book a room (such as a village hall or church hall). The discussion of owning a premises was often talked about. Possibly adding in a ball pool and climbing equipment. Whilst on the down-side, customers had to travel to a site to get the service, the up-side meant we could run more parties in one day. The discussion never progressed to owning a premises as the business risk was so great. The nearest we came to a premesis was the purchase of a large orange inflatable tent. This was ordered from China inflatables and this was used when customers had a large garden.
Instead of a premesis, the seven years of the business life meant a lot of travelling around covering Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands. A number of villages halls, school buildings and church rooms around the Counties is staggering. Perfect however for a childrens party organiser!
Childrens party organiser has great ideas on the net.
The internet was alive in 2003. Mainly in “dial-up” versions and was used my many frantic parents seeking advise on our assistance in running a party. Typing “childrens party organiser” or “kids party ideas” quickly found people to our website. We vividly remember getting the first request for some help. At the time the business was run from an office in keresley and after exposing our idea to the world wide web and promoting our services to the whole of the midlands, a request came in to help a party to be held in Keresley. Yes a 2 minute walk away!
As the business grew and the service being stream-lined and more professional, we found a format that really worked. It changed from the original plan. We decided that trying to “do everything” was too much. At some point, the business needed to make a profit and it was currently at some distance. The invitations, food and cake were dropped. Instead the focus was on decorating the room and running the childrens party.
The decorations were upgraded to more hard-wearing re-usable decorations. This dramatically re-duced the on-going costs of cheap plastic decorations. Custom made bunting was made with fabric from Birminghams market and finding local suppliers to transform them into Quality Bunting. Banners and inflatables were also frequently used. A projector displayed the birthday childs name on the wall, spinning in a high quality great graphic. I remember Mum’s thinking this was amazing seeing their child’s name in lights. In another part of the room, we used inflatable letters. Like the projectored graphic, it spelt out whose party it was. The only on-cost on the decorations was the 30 balloons inflated with a conwin air-inflator. The local press picked up on our childrens party organiser services and produced a 2 page spread in the Coventry Evening Telegraph titled “
”. The free publicity generated further income for the business and was duplicated around the internet, including the
. Part of article was written by ourselves and featured top tips for childrens party organisers:
SAFETY: If you hire a room ensure it meets all safety requirements. Remember children will run around.
REMEMBER WHO THE PARTY IS FOR Grand ideas designed to impress other people don’t work. Children will enjoy playing with balloons and empty boxes. Keep it simple.
FOOD: Follow the eating with sit-down entertainment such as a magic show or craft – not running around which could have stomach-churning consequences.
SWEETS: Hand out all the sweets at the end of the party. It’s easier to control 30 children who are not high on e-numbers.
BIRTHDAY CAKE: While you may remember the cake and candles, don’t forget the cutting knife and matches.
PARTY NUMBERS: If it’s your first attempt at running a party, keep the numbers low.
TIME: Don’t be tempted to throw a whole day bash – children will get tired and bored. Two hours is adequate.
Kids party themes
- Cowboy Party
- Pirate Party
- Beneath the deep blue sea (Sea Party)
- Dusk till Dawn (Pyjama Party)
- Superheros Party
- Pretty Little Things (girls party)
- Musical High (Karaoke / Disco Party)
- Christmas Party
- The Space Party
The most popular childrens party theme was the Superhero party. This theme was not on our original package list. The amount of requests for a superhero party was frequent enough for us to add it to the list. For the superhero party we obtained large inflatables of Batman, Spiderman, Superman and the Hulk. Annoyingly the inflatables sometimes burst and many a weekend we spend patching and repairing punctures. We received requests for other themes, but we had to limit the themes to the most popular. A Karaoke style party was also added in 2008 after the ubiquitous “High School Musical” range of Disney programs provided an unprecedented demanded for music parties.
Throughout the process of running parties we got asked for other party services such as providing balloon decorations for weddings,
, party bag supplies. The idea of adding balloon decoration services to other celebration events took us to a
at qualatex head quarters in Bishops Stortford. Following successful
, we decided to concentrate on balloon decorations as this was another un-tapped market in the world of a good online presence for the Coventry area. The name of the company changed to “Important Occasions”, but still continued a side-line of children’s parties and was still promoted as Small Important People. Soon we found ourselves a balloon printing machine as well and the print orders appeared online daily. The business started to pick up pace and in 2010 the Childrens parties were discontinued. The established balloon shops in the Coventry area started to upgrade their websites and compete more intensely but were always playing catch-up with our ideas.
Kids party ideas & websites
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The childrens party organiser website
The look of the website has changed over the years for Important Occasions. From a real basic first, attempt website in 2006…
(some of the photos have been lost)
To something really serious in 2010
I quite like how we looked in 2010. The website at this point became really popular when orders for balloon printing alone appeared every other day. I remember starting to outsource printing work to other companies as I couldn’t keep up with demand. It’s a long journey from the online company starting in 2003 and forming important occasions “the website” in 2006. An online journey that I see other companies start to take (especially small balloon companies). It follows a path similar to my 30 stages to obtain a successful online presence :
1. Design my own website
2. Make a lot of changes
3. Realisation that the amount of time creating website doesn’t pay compared with the amount of income it brings
4. Decide to get some professional help
5, Realise that if the professional help knows everything about websites, how come they don’t have a successful website!
6. Scrap professional help
7. Start from scratch and re-create another website by myself without professional help
8. Pay for advertising
9. Realise advertising costs too much and scrap that idea
10. Find out about SEO
11. Try to boost popularity of website using SEO methods
12. Find out that the SEO methods used get my site banned from Google
13. Use more ethical SEO methods and persuade Google to re-introduce my website
14. Decide to buy a new domain name that includes keywords and start a second website
15. Realise that the original website is more popular than the second and so scrap the second website and go back to first website
16. Someone tells me that everything needs to be done using a software blogging program called WordPress
17. Start a new website using WordPress and realise its worse than the original website
18. Scrap WordPress and just use it for a blog as that what it is intended for
19. Find original website is starting to get popular
20. Realise a lot of people visit website but don’t buy anything
21. Come across a company that helps increase conversion
22. Conversion company charges a lot of money to tell me that the website should look like amazon or eBay
23. Re-design website inline with advise
24. The website starts to work
25. Realise users can’t see website on their phone
26. Re-design website for every type of user
27. Restart blog that was scrapped some time ago
28. Too Successful – I’m getting too many orders
29. Seek advise on handling too many orders. Advised to stop looking like eBay and Amazon
30. Orders drop – Loop back to Number 22 to increase orders.
A lot of companies give up on their website. Those that persist see the benefits eventually. The 2013 website has different flavours depending on the screen size.
The separate blog site has changed. With news feeds appearing and enhanced menu added today and this page!
Here’re a few other pictures from the years…
Cute kid playing
To finish with here’s a very cute kid plating with an animal on YouTube
A great idea for running a Chritmas party – add a Reindeer?
The Christmas 2013 light switch on run by Solihull Council created a festive light switch on as performed this weekend in the town centre which featured real Reindeer.
It’s also great to see Solihull offering 2 hours free car parking at Malvern park. To ensure it’s used correctly they have installed a ticket machine so car-parkers don’t outstay the two hour restriction. I am tempted to call it a “pay and display” machine, but it’s actually a “don’t pay and display” machine. The ticket display requirement is strictly enforced between 8am until 6pm in the evening. Unfortunately the council have forgot to add any lighting on the ticket machines and charge boards. Here is a picture of the ticket machines at 5pm in the evening:
Here is a picture of the charges board instructing all drivers to the 2 hour free parking on condition a ticket is displayed.
The pictures actually make the area look darker than what is really is (simply by the way cameras work) but it emphasises the point. If people are not aware of the system at Malvern Park, they will not be able to view the signs or work the ticket machine without a touch or a flash of the headlights. Enjoy the parks this winter, but if anyone flashes a light at you in Malvern park, they are not after you but probably just a parking ticket. Fortunately the lights at the Christmas party are in perfect working order.
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