A flip-tastic birthday party with Flip Out {Review}

Life as our little family

A flip-tastic birthday party with Flip Out {Review}

And so, the big day came and went, in a flash of the camera my boy was all grown up. One minute he was four years old in the middle of his reception year at School, the next he was turning a whopping five years old, coming to the end of his first school year and having a flip-tastic birthday party. After months of building up to the day, choosing what to do, how to celebrate and whether to have a party with his friends or not we decided to go for a Flip Out birthday party. And boy did they have fun. We have been flipping out at the facility in Stone for a few months now so we knew what to expect in terms of how things would go. Lil G had mastered some of the flips and tricks so he was desperate to show his little friends.

Choosing where to host Lil G’s birthday party this year was a little daunting, we were just so unsure as with having plans the three days before his actual birthday, I was worried about leaving most of the organisation to Mr H. Usually we would hire a village hall and an entertainer which would reduce the stress on who to invite however it would leave me, a friend and my mother-in-law to decorate and make the food. Being the control freak I am I just wasn’t comfortable leaving the organisation to someone else – so when we stumbled across the Flip Out birthday party rooms I knew I had to enquire.

I won’t lie, at first we were a little put off by the cost per child (£17.95), however after looking into what was included in the party package something clicked. The idea became more and more appealing the more we thought about it. No stress, the lack of endless pinning party theme ideas and crafts. If I’m being honest we have swerved play centres in the past, huge groups of children, we have swerved allowing another to take control but on this occasion it felt right.

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

I didn’t need to worry about a party bag – which were super – all that was missing were colored wigs. The room came decorated and with a dedicated party host. He was so much fun and even asked one of his pals to dress as a StormTrooper as he knew Lil G loved Star Wars so much. Maybe the cake and cupcakes gave it away. In terms of the party food, it was super simple which I think is all that is needed, the food included pizza, crisps, sweets & drinks and best of all I didn’t have to clean up the mess afterwards.

The timing of the party was perfect. Initially I thought it might be too short but actually it was just right. The kids didn’t want to eat that much and there was still time to sing happy birthday, cut the cake, feed the adults and have a photo or two. Quite simply it went swimmingly and that was all down to the attention to detail from our party host and the simplistic nature of the party. Our gorgeous boy wanted to flip, that he did, he wanted a cake and a sparkler, that he had, he wanted to look cool with his pals, that he did. He was happy, we were happy and so incredibly proud.

 

5 Top Tips for a successful Flip Out Party…

  1. Keep in touch with your party planner, I found out that they only read the emails in the dedicated inbox for parties on a weekend. If I hadn’t of chased we wouldn’t have finalised the last few details as I wasn’t available the day before Lil G’s party
  2. Go and view the party rooms in action on a visit
  3. Book an early slot, as the day goes the number of non-party flippers increases so much more
  4. Ask your guests to arrive up to 30 mins prior to the flip out time, the children need to watch a safety video, have a wrist band popped on and put on socks and lets not forget a trip to the toilet!
  5. Prior to the party ask all parents to email you the date of birth of each child so that you can complete a waiver for the whole party which saves time on the day

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

flip out stoke, life as our little family

 

And so, we had ourselves a flip-tastic birthday party and would highly recommend the team in Stone. Have you visited?

 

* Disclosure: We were gifted a free pass for George for this review however all words and photos are my own. 

 

The KA Edit
The KA Edit

I’m Kerri-Ann or KA as my friends call me, always found with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other. I have a huge passion for photography, fitness, fashion and family travel. I started this blog in 2014. It began as my creative outlet after becoming a mummy to our little boy George Archie. I started out blogging about parenting and over the years it has evolved into a blog that covers lifestyle, fashion, family and travel. Today TheKAEdit is ultimately a life and style blog. Thank you for reading x x

8 Comments

  1. 12th July 2016 / 8:57 am

    Love the cake! The boys have a couple of trampolining parties coming up – sure they will have fun #triedtested

    • Life As Our Little Family
      12th July 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Ooh enjoy the trampolining, it’s a great way to celebrate!

  2. 12th July 2016 / 10:52 am

    What a great idea for a birthday party! Looks like he had a lot of fun x #TriedTested

    • Life As Our Little Family
      12th July 2016 / 8:19 pm

      We had so much fun!

  3. 15th July 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Aw what a fantastic birthday for him and wow what a cake. My daughter has been to a few trampoline parties and she always has a great time, Love the pictures x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      20th July 2016 / 9:45 pm

      The flip out parties really are super x

  4. 16th July 2016 / 9:09 am

    Wow what a fantastic party – it looks like so much fun! Amazing cake too! #TriedTested

    • Life As Our Little Family
      20th July 2016 / 9:44 pm

      Ooh it really was and I couldn’t help but eat a slice or two x

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