We’re profiling the very best activities for dads and kids in collaboration with Club Hub, and this week we’re delighted to feature: Dreamee Teepees Slumber Parties!
Dreamee Teepees is a children’s sleepover party specialist. They deliver, assemble and style the most magical Dens and Teepees ready for your child and their friends to have an indoor birthday party, and in quite some style too!
1. How did Dreamee Teepees get started?
When Kaeden Bailey decided he wanted a birthday camp out with his friends there was one small problem. Kaeden was born in December. So Kaeden and mum Tara scoured the internet for an alternative, and eventually came up with the idea for a brilliant indoor camp out.
That first party was a roaring success, and Dreamee Teepees Slumber Parties was born. Dreamee Teepees is a multi- award-winning family run children's slumber party company based in Leeds. Tara and Kaeden, who run the company together, use beautiful indoor tents - called teepees and dens - to create unique sleepover experiences. In fact, they're celebrating a birthday of their own as the company turns one today!
2. What’s in it for dads and kids?
Anybody who has done a few of them knows how difficult it is to come up with birthday parties that are new, different and fun. So the first thing to say is that Dreamee Teepees solves a tricky problem. What could be more exciting for your birthday boy or girl than the coolest sleepover ever?
And according to Tara, there’s more to a sleepover than midnight feasts and spooky stories (though both of those things are ace, of course).
“Believe it or not sleepovers are a very important part of a child’s development. They are a great way for children to experience things such as new cultures and foods, and maybe even a completely new way of living. Providing the opportunity for these experiences also develops a child’s ability to adapt to new situations."
Tara, Founder of Dreamee Teepees.
“Sleepovers also allow children to improve their independence skills. In my previous career as a primary school teacher it was easy to see the children that hadn't experienced sleepovers as they would often be very upset on the school residential.”
Tara adds that, for many children, a sleepover is the first time they will get ready for bed without their parents around and the first time they will pack and organise their own clothes.
“These independence skills can be learnt in a controlled and safe environment in short bursts of time at sleepovers,” she says. “This is a much better way to develop these life long skills.”
Dreamee Teepee Slumber Parties - the first parties of their kind in the UK - are available in a number of themed packages, including Movie Nights, Pamper Parties, Camping, Baking, FairyTale and Unicorn.
3. What else happens at a Dreamee Teepee party?
Tara and Kaeden are currently finalising details for themed kids’ clubs, something they aim to launch later this year.
“I love having the ability to tap into a child’s imaginations and make them smile,” says Tara. “The fact that I get to do that with my son (and business partner) is just amazing. The clubs we plan to offer in the near future are going to hopefully enable us to employ other mums, giving them the opportunity to work around their family lives too.”
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5. Where can I find out more?
Find our more about the parties and prices on Club Hub.
Check out the Dreamee Teepees Website for more information.