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Planning a party?

 Whether you're planning a small get-together at home with family, or if you want something much bigger for your child, there can be so much to think about when you're planning a party, from venue, to cakes and activities.  I've gathered together lots of different things that are available in the area, to try to help you out and make things much much simpler.

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logo for moments captured by marie slideshow of some photos by Jemma Marie
I’m an event photographer based in Morecambe offering birthday, christening and party photography across the local area. I love to capture the special moments and mood of your occasion, and having a photographer present means you don’t have to worry about having your camera on hand all the time. I take a mixture of candid images of your guests enjoying the party, highlights from the day and pictures of your guests enjoying themselves. I don’t believe in sales gimmicks, so I don’t offer ‘buy on the day’ products with this service – you get an all-inclusive package which includes up to two hours at your party or event, and a collection of beautifully retouched images supplied digitally for you to print at your leisure.
website: www.momentscapturedbymarie.com
facebook: www.facebook.com/MomentsCapturedByMarie/
email: momentscapturedbymarie@outlook.com
Party package - £175 (up to 2 hours at the party and ALL images, usually around 50)
find our special offers here: https://momentscapturedbymarie.com/promotions/


Tailored With Love 
Based in Carnforth, Tailored with Love is a unique new business specialising in personalised glitter t-shirts for Birthdays, occasions, announcements and other special events.  Aimed mainly at children, but ranging from 0-adult on request.  
For both boys, girls, men and women!  Our t-shirts and baby bodysuits are popular choices for photo shoots and cake smash photography and we also offer a hen party/bridal t-shirt package.  Alongside t-shirts, we also do hoodies, cosmetic bags, girls headbands, children's easter and trick or treat bags etc!  All our designs are unique and custom orders are more than welcome, we will work with you to create something unique for the occasion!  Majority of our designs are done in glitter (over 25 colours to choose from!) but matte, animal print and foil designs can also be done.  

Please visit our website www.tailored-with-love.com or email tailoredesign@hotmail.co.uk if you have any queries!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tailoredwithlove 
Instagram: @tailoredwithlove
Twitter: @tailorwithlove
Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Tailoredesign


If you're looking for shop-bought, then most supermarkets carry a good range of party cakes these days and Asda even has a machine where you can take in your own photo to get transferred onto the top of a cake. 

If you'd like something baked especially for you, then the following small, local businesses do cakes to order.  The designs and flavours available are amazing.

Amy's Cakes
Amy Fox
tel: 07970 903214

Rustic Bakes Lancaster
Blades Street, Lancaster
07809 413766

Something Sweet & More

Hilltop Cakery
07917 196727

Kerry's Creative Cakes
Kerry's Coffee House, Morecambe
01524 415802


If you'd like a big space for a party that you're orgnanising yourself, then church halls are well worth looking into.  There are a lot of them around and most of them regularly hire space out for birthday parties.

Other spaces to consider include The Dukes and The Gregson in Lancaster, Regent Park Studios in Morecambe or Heysham Mossgate Community Sports Centre.



If you'd like some structure for your party and don't fancy organising the party games yourself, then there are many options available.  Party packages at soft play centres are very popular and The Zone, Energy at Salt Ayre, Giggles, Greenlands Farm, Old Holly Farm, Fun Factory at Brewers Fayre Cottam's Field and Wacky Warehouse all host parties.

However, if you fancy something slightly different, there are lots of local small businesses that can put together a personalised party package for you:

creation station party
The Creation Station Lancaster
Are you looking for a fun and memorable party that:
*your child will LOVE and their friends will love too
*is tailored for both girls and boys and different ages
*entertains all the children and includes great party bags and invites
*each child leaves feeling great about themselves and your child’s birthday party
*includes an exciting range of arts and crafts activities and materials
*is relaxing, enjoyable and stress free for the children and you?
If this sounds like the type of the party that you are looking for, then contact The Creation Station Lancaster.
Parties start at £115 for ten children and all include at least two arts and crafts activities, all materials and equipment (including table/floor covers and aprons) as well as party bags and invitations. There are a range of activities available for you to choose from (these can be themed if you would like) and each child takes home their personal and unique creations in their party bag.
Tel: 07983 070031
E-mail: joannacameron@thecreationstation.co.uk
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TCSLancaster/

manalz slime logo
Manalz Slime
Are your kids fascinated by the properties of slime.  Manal Faisal is an 11 year old schoolgirl who absolutely loves slime and making slime.  She's been through the whole experimentation stage with her ingredients and has come up with a handmade product with absolutely fantastic stretchy qualities and beautiful scents.  Tubs of slime can be made to your requirements, with a range of colours and scents to choose from.  All tubs come complete with activator, information about how to keep your slime in good condition, and health and safety instructions.  Perfect to use in or instead of party bags and can be made to the theme of your party, even to extent of having lego hidden inside. For large orders we would need at least 1 week's notice. (Directory will be available to view here very soon)

If you'd like your party to be even more slime-filled, then you can also book Manal to come and run a slime party with you (either in your home for small numbers of children, or we can hire a suitable hall for larger parties)  Slime parties would be to your requirements and planned together, but often include a slime workshop where everyone gets a chance to make some slime, and tutorials on how to do bubbles etc with slime, along with party games involving slime.  Please do not be put off by her age, Manal is passionate, hardworking, determined, and fully supported by her parents in this venture.  She has already run several parties/workshops.  (parties only for children aged 4+)
Please check out the Manalz slime facebook page or follow us on instagram to see lots of videos of the product in action.
Contact us through our social media pages with queries or to buy, or phone 07930 449544

diddi dance party
Diddi Dance
Diddi dance offers parties at your choice of location. Your little ones enjoy an hour of great activities including dancing games, action songs, hoops, dance ribbons, bubbles, balloons, bells and lots of fun!!  Our parties offer fantastic, fun and affordable entertainment which will ensure your party is the talk of the tots.  Our sessions are totally interactive, there’s no sitting watching a show it gets all the children up dancing, grooving and boogieing to our funky tunes.

We can offer various time lengths depending on the age of your guests, we recommend the following based on our experience of the general age’s attention spans:  2 yr old party – 45 minutes of dancing games, action songs, props, ribbons and hoops; 3 yrs + – 1 hour of the above plus themes can be introduced based on our dance/party style.
If you want to make sure your party is a “diddi” one then contact Nicola - 07738406349
We also offer a FREE diddi dance invite that can be emailed after booking to print off to use for your guests.  If you’re unsure as to how to get the best out of your child’s party, then ask us for a few tips based upon our experience: 

Little Zoo to You
Gemma Murphy
07403 140716

Enjoyaball - ball parties
Paul Darwent
07879 896156

Laura Sandham School of Dance - dance parties
Laura Sandham

TurnAround Dance Theatre - dance parties
contact through their facebook page

Cotton On - children's crafting
Kerry Ollerenshaw
07970 252718

MiaItalia - pizza parties
01524 823323

Bay's Best Bouncers - equipment hire
Lisa Aston
07512 332136

R Leisure Hire - bouncy inflatables
01524 733540

O&W Entertainments - disco parties
Oliver & Wendy
07825 705710

Smarties Parties - entertainment
07437 985584

Kool Kidz Parties - magician/disco

Red Beau - party boxes


There are plenty of card shops in the area, but if you fancy something a little different - something designed just for you, whether that's party invitations, cards, or a papercut picture, then have a look at what these local businesses have to offer:

Paper Prettys
07889 964506

Catch a Cootie Designs
Claire Thiss