6 Ways you can still party once you have babies
Before I had my baby girl, I was out on the town a lot. But not clubbing, I was attending networking events, supporting friends businesses or going to quirky things like crazy golf, hip hop bingo, rnb karaoke and countless brunches. Now I am raising a little human I still want to be out the house having fun but now I would like her to be with me plus be home early, because I’m tired! So this is how I discovered that there are events for parents and their kids. I was ecstatic to realise that I could whine my waistline to the baseline and bring the baby. These are the events that I have found so far.
Raver Tots have events all around the country and is the UK’s biggest family rave where kids and grown ups can hit the dancefloor together. Known for the dance music they sometimes team up with other brands like Reggae Roast hold events like Reggae Tots. I recently took my partner to that one for fathers day and had a brilliant time. They have balloons, bouncy toys, and UV lights and confetti spray to keep the kids entertained and hearing the sounds of reggae and dancehall was right up my street. The event lasted 2 hours which was more than enough for us and a baby. I didn’t even need the baby ear defenders that I purchased as my daughter fell asleep despite the loud music. Children over the age of 7 may find this boring, toddlers will have a fantastic time, babies won’t know what the hell is going on but will enjoy the flashing lights.
The daytime family fun block party where you can party with child-friendly hip hop, funk and disco anthems. Fancy dress is encouraged by not required. If you’re into rap this jam is for you.
If you have children under the age of 10 then Rave-A-Roo is for you. They event secures headline acts, has a man stage with theatre, hosts and acts, a soft play area for infants and gentle play, neon craft and UV tattoo and of course a bar for grown-ups and the dancefloor for anyone. Any adult showing up without a kid won’t be allowed in so make sure you arrive with your tribe.
If you want to experience the Caribbean flavours of reggae, dancehall, calypso and soca, Just Vibez are known for the carnival day parties. They usually have a time where they focus on children with games, activities and music and then the adult session begins. I have been to a number of their events over the years and enjoyed every minute. It’s suitable for all ages, everyone is welcome to feel the vibes.
Bring Your Own Baby Comedy
Concieved over a glass of wine by best mates, mums and professional comedians Carly Smallman and Alyssa Kyria. It’s a funny, friendly afternoon of top comedy, and you can bring your baby! They provide soft flooring, toys, buggy parking and baby changing at all of their venues, so that your baby is happy and you can relax, have a drink and be entertained! If you need to whip out a bum (the babies please!) a boob or a bottle you will feel comfortable to do so. Each month a brand new line-up of comedians are featured. The host was fab and I enjoyed one of the two comedians that performed at the event I went to a pub in Sydenham. I had a great time so I would definitely attend again.
The hottest daytime party for kids (and parents) comes to Birmingham brought to you by the multi award-winning team behind R&B Brunch, Brunchin and Hip Hop and Brunchin and UKG. Baby Brunch plays everything from 90s R&B, soul, hip hop and UKG from the past few decades. Hot food will be served all day and you can also have bottomless mocktails.