Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary or a corporate or charity event, you want to put on an event that they will remember.
In this Party Directory we offer you some fun ideas to excite every age group — from children to teenagers to adults. Enjoy!
Gary Robinson, Kids’ magician and balloon artist. Call 537-6210.
Ideal for birthday parties, Mr Robinson offers a 30-minute magic show and balloon artistry on Sundays.
Cost: $175 for the magic show and balloons
$100 for balloons only.
Mr Robinson can create 150 types of sculptures and will ensure each child at your party receives one. He also does a closing routine with the birthday boy or girl.
Church Street, Hamilton. Call 292-2135 or e-mail email@example.com
You can hire the cinema for an exclusive child’s party, featuring a screening of one of the current movies playing, or alternatively bring your own favourite DVD.
2D/DVD parties cost $265 for the first 10 children and $12 for each additional child.
3D/DVD parties cost $285 for the first 10 children and $14 for each additional child.
There is no charge for under-threes and for every 10 children, an adult goes free.
The cinema is available for hire from 9am-2pm and a $100 deposit is needed. Parties on a Sunday cost another $100.
The cinema provides popcorn, candy and drinks (up to three refills). Parties can use the theatre for 30 minutes after each film, such as for birthday cakes and candles, and the staff will clean up after you.
Pizza trays and finger foods are also available from the cinema.
The Keep, National Museum of Bermuda, Royal Naval Dockyard. Call 234-4464 x120 for reservations.
For a party they will never forget, treat your child to a dolphin encounter.
The Dolphin Quest Birthday Party lasts two hours and costs $375 for 12 children and two adults. It is $30 for each additional child.
Hosted by a Dolphin Quest crew member, it includes a dolphin touch experience and photo with a dolphin for the birthday child, plus fun games, crafts, party supplies (decorations, cups, plates, napkins, utensils) and a dolphin birthday salute. Each child (ages five-12) at the party will also receive a plush dolphin toy.
Call 292-7172 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Website www.bermudarentals.bm
Hire some funfair games for a carnival atmosphere.
Bermuda Rentals has fun castles ($275 and up), ball pits, a mechanical frog ride ($65 for the day), wheel of fortune ($75), bell striker, game boards, dunk tanks, tug-o-war, waterslides and limbo.
SpinArt lets children get creative by spinning a piece of cardboard onto which they dribble paint, so creating their own artwork.
Fog and bubble machines, lazer lights, disco balls, black lamps (for a ghostly atmosphere) and dance floors are also available for hire.
Popcorn, cotton candy, snow cone machines and chocolate fountains can be rented for $60.50 a day.
Youngsters will also enjoy watersports games such as Boom Burst, Pitchburst (balloons as targets over someone’s head) and Downpour Derby (buckets of water over someone’s head).
Tents are also available for hire, and the company caters to all ages.
Call 236-5103 or e-mail email@example.com
For that special touch, Designer Balloons supplies themed balloons and decorations, table covers, party plates, napkins and cups.
Elmo, Batman, Toy Story, Rapunzel, Barbie, Dora and Tinkerbell are just some of the characters to choose from.
Party bags and personalized banners are also available.
The company has a wide choice of colours of balloons and motifs, catering for all ages.
For adults, there are balloons for the milestone birthdays and themed decorations.
Table covers, plates, cups and napkins are available in various prints such as polka dot, zebra or paisley.
Napkins cost $5.85 for 16, paper cups are $3.53 for eight.
A pack of 12 latex balloons is $2.99 and mylar foil balloons are $5.85 and up, including helium inflation.
Warwick Lanes Bowling Alley
47 Middle Road, Warwick. Call 236-5290 or 799-4119 for reservations or e-mail Marjorie@logic.bm
Warwick Lanes is a 10-pin bowling alley with 24 synthetic lanes and computerized scoreboards.
Ideal for a teenage party but it caters for all ages, with a bar in addition to restaurant facilities.
You can mix bowling with dinner, with a choice of soups, salads, snacks and burgers.
The venue caters to birthday parties, graduation parties, anniversaries, fundraisers and corporate parties.
To hire the whole alley costs $600 per hour, including shoes.
For individual lanes, it costs $5.50 per game and $3.50 for shoe rental per person.
All For Fun
Call 704-0473 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Website www.all4fun.bm
Teenagers will love the sports games, air brush tattoos and race games at All For Fun.
The rental company also provides a choice of themed fun castles ($200-$350 for four hours), an 8ft outdoor movie screen and projector, and snowball, cotton candy, hot dog roller and popcorn machines.
The biggest inflatable obstacle course on the island — the 40 ft The Grind — can be hired for $900.
Other attractions are the inflatable Pony Hop racers and the rolling Toilet Bowl racers.
Teenagers will also enjoy the Basket Ball, Golf Chip Shot, Soccer Fever and NFL Challenge games. But people of all ages will enjoy these activities.
All For Fun can also provide a party planner and cakes for your event, whether a birthday, wedding, school fair, corporate or charity event.
Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS), call 293-2727 x 2137/777-0014, or e-mail email@example.com
Hire the 45 ft Endurance to make a special occasion extra special by taking in the beauty of Bermuda’s waters.
Captain Tim Hasselbring will take you anywhere you want to go, for $225 for the first two hours and $175 per subsequent hour. Inquire about becoming a BZS member first.
The Endurance can accommodate 30 people and is available Monday to Sunday, day or evening. Bring your own food and drink.
Based in Flatts, it can pick up anywhere on the island and can cater to parties of all ages, whether it’s a fun snorkelling trip, family dinner or sunset cocktail cruise you are planning.
Whalewatching can also be arranged.
The boat is owned by BZS and so any private charter helps to raise funds for the charity.
123 North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish, and 8 King’s Square, St George’s. Call 293-3208 (Hamilton Parish) or 292-2638 (St George’s). Website www.surprise.bm
This party supplies company has two stores in the East End and specializes in party favours.
Whether it is a birthday, bachelorette, wedding, anniversary or divorce party, Surprise also supplies sashes, T-shirts, mugs and mousepads to mark the special occasion.
Streamers and table centerpieces also
Little Venice Group & Fourways Inn Catering Service
Call 236-6517 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Website www.diningbermuda.com
Cocktail receptions, corporate events, weddings, birthdays, luncheons, buffets, dinners and cruises — whatever your event, this catering group can rise to the challenge.
A choice of cuisine is available, from French and Mediterranean to Indian, Asian, Japanese and Bermudian. A vegan menu is also available.
Staff can provide food and drink, with a bar service, equipment, tenting and waiting staff.
Menus typically cost $35-$65 per person. Gourmet canapés and carving stations also available.
Pavilion rentals range from $150 for a 10ft x 10 ft tent to $1,500 for 30 ft x 100 ft.
Tables, chairs and lighting also available for hire. Ice sculptures cost $150 upwards.
Planning Factory Bermuda
Contact 236-0154. Website www.planningfactory.com or go to the Facebook page (PFB).
Upscale event design and production, specializing in custom event design, logistics, entertainment and décor.
From contortionists and fire breathers to Capoiera dancers or Best of Broadway performances, add a fresh, exciting or exotic edge to your private or corporate party.
Luxury rentals also available. Planning Factory Bermuda is the official distributor for the US-based CORT event furniture company.
On a budget?
In these tough economic times you may not have the cash to splash but you can still hold a wonderful party just by being creative.
Why not hire a beautician to come to your home for a girls’ mani/pedi party? Or recycle your clothes, shoes or accessories at a swap night with friends?
Games nights and wine and cheese evenings are other ideas. You can find entertaining solutions right on your doorstep.