Smile Party ’18
As the festive period approaches, it always means one thing at Spread a Smile HQ – the best party in town!
On Sunday 25th November, we were delighted and honoured to invite over 300 VIP guests to our Smile Party at the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park.
The space was crammed full of everything a child would dream of when conjuring up the perfect party. Favourites of our previous parties returned, such as the brilliant Build-a-Bear workshop and the delicious Lola’s Cupcakes. But this year we were also able to offer some fabulous new surprises! Surrey Car Meet members brought their awesome supercars for the guests to look at, sit in and admire. This Is Yr Live provided super-popular bespoke T-shirt printing, so our guests could design and take home their very own unique t-shirts. And we also welcomed some A-list celebrities of our own: Peppa Pig, George popped in to say hello as did Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol, thanks to the support of our generous friends at Spin Master UK.
Other highlights were Spread a Smile regulars, Pan’n’Ice, the innovative ice cream company that make ice cream crepes to order, virtual reality rides from VR Hire UK, the fabulous hair stylists from the Larry King salon in Kensington, who made our guests feel wonderful with their Blowdry Bar and the wonderful sushi provided by Sushidog. There were delicious treats from the sweetshop, built by our amazing sponsors Lawsons and filled with sweets by Swizzels Matlow. Arts and crafts workshops were ever popular, and the children – and even some of their parents – loved having their faces painted by our talented team. The dancefloor was seriously bouncing, and our younger guests put us to shame when they showed us how to floss! And of course, our wonderful Spread a Smile entertainers were there to keep the party going with a swing!
When it was time to go home, all our guests took home gorgeous going home goodies generously donated by Spin Master, Scholastic and Skinnydip, and brilliant animal balloons from Walking Pet Balloons.
Smile Party ’18 really was our best party yet and it wouldn’t have been possible without all the incredible suppliers, entertainers and volunteers who made it such a success.
A big thank you to BlackRock, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Coca-Cola, Djay Events, Hunter Price, JH Video Booth, Kellmatt Ltd, Larry King Hair, Nu Nosh, Nails by Mets, Lola’s Cupcakes, Pan’n’Ice, Pop Fusion Events, Speakeasy Bars, Ralson, Skinnydip, Scholastic, Rainbow Mascots, Spin Master, Surrey Car Meet, Sushidog, Swizzels Matlow, VR Hire UK, St John’s Ambulance, This Is Yr Live and Walking Pet Balloons.
As ever the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park was a great host and we are incredibly grateful for their continued support. We would like to say an extra special thank you to our wonderful friends at Lawsons Building and Timber Suppliers for sponsoring the party and making it all possible!!