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Children's party checklist

From pets and piñatas to clowns and cupcakes, make your party unique


Creative or sporty, check out these activites

International Football Academy’s (04 337 1698) Premier League Package (Dhs1,200 for up to 30 kids aged 3-15) gets you two IFA coaches, an hour of coaching (including tricks, skills, obstacle courses, shooting games and matches) and a footie pack for the birthday child. SNAG golf (04 398 0274) offers interactive golfing games using colourful sticky targets and can even set you up with a two- or three-hole golf course. Dhs2,200 gets you a 90-minute session for up to 20 kids, including all equipment and trainers. Add-ons include caricaturists, face painters and clowns.

Dancer and teacher, Becky Kerrigan will bring her Disco Dance Dubai party (050 289 6735) to your home, and teach mini movers routines to pop music, including Hannah Montana and High School Musical. Dhs600 for 45 mins teaching and 15 mins of games for over-fours.

Cupcake decorating
Budding bakers will love the cupcake decorating party organised by Me & Riley (050 286 7896) which brings all the bits, including cakes from Bloomingdale’s world-famous Magnolia Bakery. Each child decorates two cupcakes with icing and a selection of six toppings. Dhs650 for 10 kids.

Arty activities
KidzArt (055 222 0129) offers age-appropriate themed party packages where kids get to make their own masterpieces, with all materials and experts provided. Choose from an eye-popping array of activities: from make-your-own aprons, bags or All About Me journals, to collages, scratch art and acrylic painting, as well tons of themes, from Safari Adventure to Race Cars. From Dhs800-1,200 for 12 kids (aged from two).

Talent Coaching
Get an educational one-hour coaching session in a variety of skills with 3 flowers in a bucket (050 398 6612). They can provide a professional coach in football, ballet, choreography, martial arts, and more. Dhs850.

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