Lockdown Party Ideas for Kids in Cheshire

How do you make a kids birthday in lockdown super fun when they can’t meet up with their friends?  Hiring a big hall with entertainers and party games is not possible right now but there are lots of amazing local Cheshire small businesses who can make lockdown birthday dreams extra special.

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Birthday Party in a Box

Kids Parties create and deliver amazing party hire packages direct to your door so you can host your own party.  Party Boxes are available with a variety of themes, and are a great fun way to throw an affordable party with wow factor.

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Craft Party 
Ditzy Rose
 run zoom craft parties for children or you can buy a craft kit directly if you’d  like to run your own party.

Cartoon & Comic zoom party
Macclesfield based & Arts council funded cartoonist, Marc makes Comics offers virtual zoom parties.  Have fun, do something different and, even learn a thing or two about drawing cartoons and making comics!!

Sleepover Party
OK so they can’t sleepover in the same house but how about a magical sibling sleepover or you could have sleepover kits delivered to a friends house and then catch up over zoom.

Bumble Bee Teepee

For a truly magical sleepover party, Bumble Bee Teepees will provide everything for the perfect set up.  Whether you’re looking to hire teepees for a special birthday party, sibling treat or an end of term surprise, the full works are provided.

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The Little Sleepy Teepee Company

Dream Big Teepees

Perfectly Pitched Parties

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Pop Up Parties

Eve’s Magical Teepees

Dance or Disco Party

Embrace Performing Arts run online dance parties, games parties and character parties. With prices starting at £35.00, the birthday girl or boy chooses their own songs for the dance and games and is sent a personalised invitation to send out to their guests.

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Full of Beans offer fun, giggles and funky moves. Choose the theme, from animal to Disney to fortnite to grease.

Neonino offer seasonally themed party packs and also occasionally host online dj sets to recreate party’s at home through this pandemic. Our usual venue would be an actual nightlife setting and we aim to create family friendly clubbing experiences!

Character Visits

Character Corner offers character doorstep visits and personalised character videos. They also appear at children’s parties organised by Embrace Performing Arts

Dreamworld Princesses offer personalised virtual birthday messages from children’s favourite princesses. When restrictions ease we can also offer home visits (doorstop visits or socially distanced visits) 1/2 hr or 1hr packages depending on guidelines.

Alibi Productions are offering doorstep visits this Easter (£10 off advertised price if booked before the end of Jan)

Noodle Performance Arts offer character parties, from princesses to pirates, superheroes and Star War. Zoom Parties, Online Meet & Greets and pre recorded birthday messages.

Tiaras & Titans do socially distanced door step covid safe home visits in 15 different characters. Zoom parties, FaceTime calls, and pre recorded videos available too.

Pizza Making Party
Noughts and Crosses are offering pizza making kits.  A great way to combine entertainment at home and the party food is sorted too!

Animal Handling Party

The Wild Roadshow can still offer 1 household, face to face, visits with the option of setting up a zoom call so extended family and friends can watch and join in asking questions.  Or 100% virtual option too.

Slime Party

My Wendy House have been running children’s parties for over 10 years.  During lockdown they’re providing slime parties all boxed up and ready to go.

The Slime Lab East Cheshire are doing Slime Birthday Party in a bag, slime along live workshops and home slime kits (themed).

Cosmetics Making Party

My Slow Experience run DIY natural cosmetics online session (more for teenager and adults).  A cosmetics making session with plant & earth based ingredients. Making kits can be delivered (lip balm, body scrub, bath bombs, lots of things can be made remotely).

Movie Night

You could do your own or go all out with a home garden cinema.  Popcorn Movie Nights provide home garden cinema hire in Cheshire.

Interactive Treasure Hunts

Wonder Adventures offer themed interactive treasure hunt packs which include character videos presenting the riddles, printable clue points, puzzles and more! There are different themed including dinosaurs, wizards, superheroes and space. Perfect as a birthday party activity or special treat to do at home in the house or garden and for one child or a small group/ siblings.

Online Party Packages

Smarties Events do just about anything you can think of when it comes to online parties. From online murder mysteries and escape rooms, to craft and beauty kits that they send to guests in advance and do together via zoom on the day. They can even sort out the party bags too!

Party Decorations

Go overboard on decorating the house for a lockdown birthday to make it the ‘best birthday ever’.  Here’s a few local Cheshire businesses who provide everything you can think of.

Cheshire Party Box provide party kits for hire to make parties more special over lockdown. Kits start from just £10. Free local delivery to Holmes Chapel and surrounds

The Final Edit for all things decoration, balloons, pop up gazebos, equipment hire

Events by Zahira will drop off balloons, decorations and contactless backdrops for birthdays.

Saving Grace Events can deliver all manner of things from virtual mocktail classes to outdoor bell tent parties, family festival style to decor of all kinds.

The Cheshire Float Co. have everything kind of balloon decoration you could think of from bubble balloons to arches or numbers, letters and characters.

Monkey Business Party Hire set up hot tubs for back gardens or sometimes inside conservatories.

Michelle Shipman for balloon decor and gifts company in the Cheshire East area (based by Nantwich).

Bollington Balloons custom made balloons are available as click and collect. Recent examples include bouquets of flowers, baby Yoda, windsurfer, Ironman, Spider-Man, Harry Potter , mermaids, ballerinas, gymnasts and more!

The Cheshire Party Planner can order or make you an array of decorations, for any theme, that will match perfectly. Just pay for the decorations, the party planning is free! Plus you’re helping a local business. Pre-made packages of Princess, Unicorn and Vintage Tea Party available but can cater for any theme.

Lockdown Birthday Party Food

You’ve got the entertainment and the house is looking spectacular but a lockdown birthday wouldn’t be the same without same without a birthday cake and some birthday party food treats.

One Thirty Cafe/Bar can provide fantastic afternoon tea to enjoy at home.

Lois Little Cake Company – a small family business specialising in creating beautiful, elegant and stylish  cupcakes, birthday cakes and other celebration cakes.

If you’re after little personalised biscuit party favours for children’s parties, check out Petal and Crumb Kitchen.

Cakes by Camille deliver freshly baked childrens afternoon teas  and also deliver birthday cakes.

Little Molly’s provide children’s afternoon tea gift boxes which include a drink for £6.50. They also provide all occasion balloons and can do buffet platters, sweet treat platters, children’s treat boxes and more!

Sophie’s Kitchen can provide party decorations, food and celebration cake. So essentially an all in one party package delivered contactless to your door. Taking the stress out of organising and shopping! Decorate your own cupcake kits available too.

Hamperlicious Gifts put together some wonderful boxes of treats, perfect to send to each guest to enjoy over zoom.


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