The Goverment wanted one simple message, one That no one could misinterpret. One backed By law from the 14th September in England, it would be illegal for groups larger than six to gather together.
But there will be excemptions.
ah, not so quite simple, then !
Schools would be exempt, and work places, places of worship. Life – event gatherings, such ad small weddings and funerals. Youth clubs would be excempt. And gyms. And pubs.
The longer the goverment ministeryo went on, the less simple the rule of six became.
But one type of gathering That wasn’t listed in the exemptions was Children’s parties. So with the rule of Six being so ‘simple’, That meant we cannot hold a Children’s party after Monday the 14th, right?
You Can Hold Great Children’s Parties Under The Rule Of Six
Its not me saying That, its the goverment. On the day of Six was announce, outlining what can take place in Village halls and communities Centres
”indoor performances to socially distance audiences can take place, if in Line with the performing arts Guideance”
“Businesses and venues following Covid -19 secure guidelines can host larger (than Six) groups”,
so you see, the rule of Six is far from simple. And there’s another complication. I’m sure politicians and thier advisers imagine a Children’s party to be barely controlled chaos- hoards of children running rings around the parents, dozens packet onto a bouncy Castle and having wrestling matches on the floor. If you have been to enough Children’s parties, you’ll have been to some like this. And no, parties like this would not be safe- even before the panademic!
But if you’ve been to a Darren Lee Magic Show, you’ll know this is not the way my parties run. They are much like a theatrical or variety performance, with the children (and parents) sitting, enjoying, and taking part in the Show.
Can you safely hold a party in your Home.
well if you Live in a stately Home, i’m sure you can, but not all of us are That lucky, and I think the answer is no, you cant hold it in your home, because the rule of Six will apply. You’ll need to find a covid secure venue instead.
when you Go and book your venue, you’ll be presented with a set of rules or procedures That you’ll need to follo, which make it covid – safe venue. They’ll include having a list of attendees, hand – washing and / sanatizing , social distancing , and cleaning, All are there to protect you and your guests- and the Entertainer, if you’ve booker one.
keeping a list of attendees is pretty straight forward for a birthday party. You’ll have a guest list and you’ll have thier contact details – thats How you were able to invite them. Take the list to the party and make note of the namespace of Those who attend. You’ll need a note of everyone, even those who drop off or pick up their children but don’t stay for the party.( I suggest you encourage as many as possible to stay to supervise their children – far less hassle for you.) In the unlikely event circumstances some one tests positive for covid after the party – and it may have absolutley nothing to do with your event – you can pass you list to the trick and trace people to contact all those who were at the party,
( you need to keep a list of attendees for 21 days – dont throwback it away with the discarded birthday wrapping paper.)
Keeping Your Distance
Have sanitizer inside the entrance so That everyone sanitzes their hands when they enter – you dont want then bringing any germs into the party from outside – and, if your providing food, make sure everyone sanatizes their hands before they eat. A good a Entertainer will do That for you anyway..arrange floormats or tablets and chairs in a caberet arrangement, with the tablets at lease 2 meters apart for the people to sit at in groups of no more than Six. ( this is where the rule of Six does apply!) Have enough tablets for the number of houseolds you’ve invited . If you’ve serving food, I would recommend tablets and chairs – then the food ( which should serve in individual snack boxes ) can be delivered to the children to eat at tables.
one word of warning : dont bake a large birthday cake, have individual cupcakes, including a special one for the birthday Child to blow out.
A Covid Secure Children’s Entertainer
As a professional peformer, i’ve performed the Risk Assesment necessary to make Darren Lee Magic Show, a covid – secure bussiness. I’ve always said That hiring a profesional Entertainer gives you more than just a great party, it also gives you peace of mind. That’s more important today than it’s ever been.
I hope i’ve shown That the rule of Six does apply, to Children’s parties, but so long as you socially distance you families into groups of Six, there is no reason why you can’t celabrate your Children’s birthday with a great party and a safe environment for you friends and family.
there’s no doubt That putting on a successful Children’s party is more difficult now than ever before, so hiring a professional to take away some of the stress may be what you’re looking for. I hope I see you soon .
As it’s my 50th birthday in February I have decided to offer my Gold package for £150.
this offer is only available for parties in February only,
- Single birthday parties only
- parties must start at either 11-00am or 3-00pm
starts with a 45 minute magic show , which has lots of audience participation and fun. All the children who help me during the magic show, will receive a balloon model and a certificate.
If it’s for a birthday the birthday child will help me twice during the magic show and receive two special balloon modules and a certificate.
After the magic show I will have a break whilst the children eat their food.
After they have eaten I will gather the children together and sing happy birthday to the birthday child.
Then it’s straight in with another 45 minutes of fun party games. I will provide all the prizes for the games.
All the children will receive a Darren Lee magic show wrist band and a balloon model.
( they can choose either a dog, rabbit or a sword. One balloon per child)
A Birthday is once a year, hence every effort is made sure that the celebration is a success.
unfortunately, rising costs of living in England. Has crashed one or two party and Birthday celebrations.
which parent doesn’t want their child to have a memorable childhood ?
Thankfully there is a solution and its easier and more economical that you thought.
You don’t have to keep up with the Jones’s,and invite everyone in the class, invite a small group of their best friends. Have the party in your own home.
You don’t need to book bouncy castles, popcorn and candyfloss machines and balloon decorations or hiring expensive venue’s.
For entertainment , a magic show would be hard to beat, Magic shows are a lot of fun, exciting, full of surprises and engaging for the children as well as the adults.
Many national companies who offer entertainers use students with little performing experiences and low fees, some parents think there’s little difference. But if your a parent that believes that memories are priceless then i suggest that you don’t risk it. Hiring a professional entertainer will ensure that your party is a success. Most magicians would also be able to provide balloon sculpting, with certain packages, and organise the cake- cutting ceremony in a professional manner.
Please contact Darren for more in formationhttps://www.darrenleechildrensentertainer.co.uk/contact.
Even if i’m not able to entertain at your party, i wish you every success with you event
I would like to wish everyone a happy Spring.
Wrist bands will be given out for the Silver and Gold Packages
Last night I won best comedy magic act,at The Order of the Magi magic club cabaret competition.
On the 27-02-1970 I was born Lee Darren Clark in Burnley,at the age of 5 years old. I had a magician for my 5th birthday party, that’s when I fell in love with magic. At the age of 14, I did my first magic show under my stage name of Darren Lee. I’ve now been entertaining children for 34 years. For birthday parties, weddings and christening.I have placed my DBS so you have peace of mind knowing that you are in safe hands. I have also put a passport photo of my self and a photo of me working as Darren Lee so you can guarantee knowing that I am Lee Darren Clark working under my stage name of Darren Lee
When hiring a hall for your party, this is the best way to plan the room layout.
*The most popular times are :- 11-00am till 1-00pm and 3-00pm till 5-00pm because they coincide with children’s normal eaating times (lunch and dinner).
*The least popular time is :-2-00pm till 4-00pm because parents feel it’s awkwardly in the middle of the day, and there’s no time for other family things before or after the party.