Christmas Party!!!

For the first time since One Parent Holidays began, we’re having a Christmas Party Night! We have decided on Dublin as the location, and December 12th is the date, so put it in your diaries now.

10443510_640463246035207_4355061286571538045_nWe have arranged a fantastic party at Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown, and put together packages for both residents and non-residents, so you don’t have to stay overnight if you don’t need to.


Arrive at your leisure, check in if you’re staying overnight, but meet the rest of the group between 2 – 3pm in the hotel lobby for a Mulled Wine & Mince Pie reception with Mi-Wadi for the children. At 3pm the doors open, and you will be greeted by a host of children’s entertainers.


Beginning with a family magic show for everyone, the adults and children alike will be amazed and enthralled with tricks to suit all ages. Immediately following this wonderful display of magic, we will have balloon modelling, face-painting, and much, much more, with loads of surprises in store for everyone.

With lots of fun and games to keep everyone occupied for an hour or two, it’s time for dinner. We’ll sit to a delicious festive buffet menu together at 5.30pm, with decorated tables and plenty of Christmas Crackers, AND we have invited one special guest to join us over dessert so hopefully he makes it!


With a special gift for each child, the Man Himself will work the room, be available for photos, and generally thrill all the children before heading back to the North Pole to prepare for the biggest night of his year, while the children head upstairs to the Kids Club.


Kids Club is open from 6.30pm – 10.30pm, where children from 2yrs old can be taken care of by childcare professionals. Activities include Painting Masks & Baseball Caps, Playdo with shapes, Tall Hats to colour, Special Straws to create Designs, Bricks to build, Toys for young kids, Making Bracelets and Princess Wands with Crowns, or Boys Pirate Hats and Wooden Swords to paint and decorate. We can also have a movie for the last hour or so, to wind the children down for the evening, so they’re not wired to the moon on excitement when you collect them.

So now the children have had their party, it’s time for yours! When you have delivered the children to the professional and highly qualified childminders in the Kids Club anytime after 6.30pm, the evening is yours to enjoy. There will be live music in the bar, where we will have a reserved area to relax and enjoy some adult company for the evening.


For those staying overnight you might decide to extend your evening and if so, we can arrange a babysitter for you. Provided by the same company who supplies the Kids Club staff to the hotel, they have offered a reduced rate of €12 per hour (normally €14) per babysitter, and each sitter can watch up to 3 children so you can share babysitters if your children have become firm friends. This should be prearranged to ensure availability.


So that’s everything you need to know about our first ever Christmas Party, and we’re aiming for at least 20 families to join us, but hoping for many more. The more families that join us, the more entertainment we can hire for the beginning of the party. Think of cartoon characters mingling with the children, giant robots dancing, and the list just goes on!


Prices as follows:

Include Mince Pie & Mulled Wine Reception on arrival, Mi-Wadi for the children, Children’s Magic Show, Children’s Entertainers, Buffet Dinner, Santa Visit with present for each child, photos with Santa, Kids Club from 6.30-10.30pm, live entertainment in the bar for the adults.

1 adult & 1 child – €115

1 adult & 2 children – €125

1 adult & 3 children – €140

If you’d like to stay over for a night B&B in the hotel, prices increase to:

1 adult & 1 child – €190

1 adult & 2 children – €215

1 adult & 3 children – €235

*Please note €15 supplement for children 12yrs +

In order to secure your place we’ll require a €50 deposit, and as it’s our first Christmas Party we have no idea how quickly places will fill up. So if you’d like to be at a Christmas Party with a difference, Contact us Now!