If you’ve been dreaming of throwing a fantastic, themed-party for your birthday reveler that is both chic and easy (say what?!), Capes and Castles is your new best friend. Founded by three Seattle-area moms, this new mobile party company creates stylishly themed parties for kids of all ages. You pick the theme and the date and they arrive at your house with darling décor, a handful of age-appropriate activities and custom party favors. Better yet, they arrive early for set-up (and then get out of your hair so you can do yours) and come back to clean it all up.
Capes and Castles was started by three moms who were used to throwing parties for their own kids, but knew there had to be a better way. When their daughters asked for a spa party, the trio’s idea was born. “We’re three moms so we know what kids love,” said Christa Bennett, Co-Founder of Capes and Castles. “We felt there was a niche for creating unique children’s parties that are fun for the whole family and take some of the stress off parents.” And that they have.
Princesses and Spies and LEGOS. Oh My!
While spa parties are currently their top request, other favorites include football (Go Hawks!), Spy party, Lego Friends, Fairies and Pirates. Custom themes are also available (at an additional cost) such as Frozen or Wall-E. For a recent 7-year-old spa party, Capes and Castles arrived one hour prior to the party start time and set up a spa table, complete with avocado masks and cucumbers for each attendee and every guest received a darling tiny white robe to wear during their spa fun. Activities included custom flip-flop making with jewels and ribbons, personalized coloring sheets (for down time) and the highlight – tiny manicure and pedicure stations. Owners Abigail and Christa then returned to play spa technicians for the birthday girl and her friends. Cute and of course theme-appropriate utensils, napkins, paper plates and straws were also provided.
Good to Know
Themed parties include between 2-4 activities, depending on the theme. For a pirate-themed party, Capes and Castles will provide coconut bowling and treasure chest decorating or detailed spy training and a pre-planned mission, complete with sunglasses and badges for an undercover spy-themed party.
Book Your Party Now!
Capes and Castles suggests booking at least two weeks out (preferably one-month prior, especially if you’d like a more custom theme) to ensure availability. Parties are $350 for 10 kids ($10 more per each additional child) and require a deposit to hold your date and time. Psst… mention Red Tricycle and receive $100 off your first party! Offer valid through May 30, 2016.
– Theme related decorations, crafts, games and activities
– Theme related party-favors
– Table design and materials
– Two 6 foot tables and 10 chairs
– Party-ware including plates, napkins and utensils
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— Jennifer B. Davis