Review: One Adventure's Party Tents in Manchester
We checked out One Advernture's Birthday Party Bell Tents - based in Manchester and here is what we thought.
With both my children having birthdays in September, we are always on the lookout for birthday party ideas. Therefore when One Adventure asked if we would like to review their Party Bell Tents and sleep over teepee package, we couldn't resist.
One Adventure (based in Manchester) offer both 4m and 5m bells tents for hire - ideal for parties for all ages and exciting sleepovers. The bell tents come with the option of sleepmats, carpets and lights; or you can add on their indoor teepee sleeping package. The package also includes delivery and set up of the tents, at a time to suit.
After some deliberation, we thought that the Party Bell Tent package would be perfect for our little girl Isabelle, who would be turning 7. Isabelle had been asking for a sleep over for some time but had 16 children on her party list.
Of course we were never going to agree to 16 children sleeping over so as a compromise, we decided on the bell tent to provide some extra space during the day and then allow three friends to stay over. We had debated staying in the bell tent itself but as it was our first sleep over and the weather can be unpredictable in September, we thought the indoor teepees would make a perfect alternative.
Here's what we thought...
One Adventures Party Bell Tent
We had arranged with Chris, from One Adventure, to drop off the tent and teepees on the morning of the party and he arrived bang on time. He first set up the tent in our garden, advising where was best to have the entrance and he had it up in no time. We had opted for the 4-meter option and it fitted perfectly.
Chris then asked where we would like the teepees to be set up. He assessed the space to make sure they would fit and proceeded to blow up the air beds, fit the sheets and set up the frames.
All in all both the tent and teepees were set up in less than 45 minutes, leaving me plenty of time to decorate to our theme, which was a pamper party.
We had decided beforehand that the tent would be used as a pamper tent and so added some pretty pink decorations inside from the pound shop and some flowering bunting on the outside.
The tent was a great size and there was plenty of space to have our two garden tables and six adult chairs for the girls to sit on whilst having nails, make up and glitter tattoos done by friends and mum. Two small chairs were placed next to foot spas and a smaller table for the all-important champagne flutes, filled with black currant and orange juice.
With a party size of 16, we decided to split the children into groups, with one group in the tent being pampered and two groups in the house making braclets and designing coloured tissue clothes, for paper people.
Although the children really enjoyed the fashion design and bracelet making, the pampering was definitely the favourite activity and the tent was the star of the show. As soon as they saw the tent, all the children were excited and couldn't wait to get inside. Once in they didn't want to leave - with one saying, “It’s just so pretty.” My daughter actually wanted to keep it in the garden!
As the tent hire is for 24 hours, once the day party had finished and we had cleared out the tables, we decided to set it up as a movie room for the children sleeping over. We made two of our own blow up beds into a little sofa and added pillows and throws to make it cosy and popped in the ipad with a film ready for them to watch. We had kept this as a surprise and the girls (along with my friend’s little boy ) absolutely loved snuggling down to watch the movie in their 'special cinema".
One Adventure's Indoor Sleep Over Teepees
We had kept the teepees a surprise for my daughter and her friends. The Teepee package includes the tent frame, air bed and sheet, which One Adventure set up in my daughter’s room and they looked great. To add that little bit of sparkle we decided to add some fairy lights from Primark for £1.50 each, which we already had. We also bought the girls matching pyjamas, a little drinks bottle, glow sticks and made popcorn and chocolate cones with name tags, which we left on the beds.
We told the girls that there was a surprise in the bedroom and when my daughter and her friends walked in, they were all extremely excited. My daughter was lost for words and her friends couldn't believe that they would get to sleep in them.
Best of all, once they had watched the film in the tent, they couldn't wait to settle into their teepees. I am not going to lie, four excited giggly girls did not decide on an early night and spent a good amount of time chatting about their day and popping their heads out to look at each other but I didn't expect anything less.
The Verdict - What We Thought About One Adventures Bell Tent and Teepee Package.
We were really glad that we booked One Adventure’s Bell Tent and Teepee Package. The bell tent added a lovely element of luxury to the party, which all the children loved and meant we had extra space to work with. It was also great that we had the tent overnight, giving us the chance to turn it into a movie room for our daughter and her sleep over friends.
The Teepees made Isabelle's first sleepover extra special. All the girls were really excited and Isabelle's reaction was priceless. It was definitely an added bonus that they couldn't wait to get into their beds.
The fact One Adventure set up both sets of tents and packed them down, at a time to suit us, was such a help and took away a lot of the usual stress of throwing a party at home.
More importantly, when we asked Isabelle if she had a good party, she declared it as her 'best day ever'. I don't think you can get a better endorsement than that.
Booking One Adventure's Bell Tent and Teepee Package.
One Adventure's Bell Tent and Teepees can be hire individually or as a package.
Individually the 4m Bell Tent costs £70 for 24 hours or £80 with carpets, camping mats and lights.
The sleep over teepees cost £25 per teepee including the airbed and sheet.
The bell tent and teepee package costs £150 for the bell tent and 4 teepees with extra teepees at £25
To book any of the options contact One Adventure via their facebook message service, through the website here or by calling 07538891660.