Children's Candle-making Party


Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours

Price: £175

Run by: Candle by Events

Contact: Sarah Ditchfield

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About the Course

Children make hand-poured, fragranced candles using individual melters, adding dyes and fragrance oils. As the candles are setting, each child decorates candle holders and packaging with paint, glitter and pretty gems. Best of all, the children then take home a party bag filled with all the lovely candles they have made!

This is how the party runs:
The party is run by a “Chandler” (a professional candle-maker)
"It's all about candles" - how they work and a game of “guess the fragrance!”
Using individual melters, children make their very own candles adding colour dyes, fragrance oils and wicks to make two different types of candle
While the candles are setting they paint wooden tealight holders: a choice between hearts, cupcakes, butterflies, snowflakes, leaves, spiders, crowns ...and many more
They decorate a paper party bag with brightly coloured pens
Then finish the candles off with pretty packaging using organza bags and gems (for boys we have sport-themed stickers, animals and much more)!
At the end of the party each child takes home a party bag filled with all the fabulous candles they have made.

For younger children (under 8 years old) instead of melting wax, we use rolled beeswax candles and layered candles in a jar using wax crystals

The party runs for about 1.5 to 2 hours and can either be hosted in your own home or a hall/venue of your choice (you would book this part yourself).

Cost: Up to 8 children £175
9 to 11 children £210
12 to 15 children £260
16 to 20 children £325

Depending where you live there may be some additional travel costs.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. The voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Workshop includes all materials, equipment, one or two members of staff (depending on numbers) to run the event.



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My daughter and her friends had an amazing time making candles at her 10th birthday party. Sarah was very friendly and the girls felt immediately at ease with her. Sarah explained everything really clearly and made the party fun and informative. All of the girls went home with hand decorated party bags to hold the fabulous scented candles they had made, I would recommended Sarah 100% to anyone looking for a slightly different party. Thank you so much Sarah !

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Thank you Sarah for making my daughter's 11th Birthday party so special. It was such a fantastic party engaging all the girls for the full duration starting nicely by giving insights into different fragrances & some facts about candle making. Very resourceful and well organised we highly recommend this party.

- - #8707

My daughter and her friends had a lovely time at the candle-making party and all the parents have been commenting on how nice it was to do something a bit different. It was also good to have a bit of an introduction into candles - I learned a few things myself!

- - #8704

Thank you for running such a fantastic party for Molly yesterday; she had a super time, as did her friends. Parents have been commenting how much their children enjoyed the party and how impressed they are with the candles they have brought home.

I have no doubt you will see us again, as our younger daughter is now asking for a candle-making party too!

- - #8277

Thank you for coming to do Annabel's party. It was really nice to do something different and a bit more ‘grown-up’. All the girls (and the boys) had a lovely time and I wouldn't be surprised if you had some enquiries from mums of the some of the girls. I will certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking for something different from the usual party events.

- - #8165

“My daughter and her friends had a lovely time making scented candles at her birthday party. Sarah introduced girls to a brief history of candle making. It was interesting and fun for the girls. I can recommend this workshop to every parent who is not quite sure how to organize their child's birthday. It was a very good choice. Emily and her girlfriends enjoyed it entirely and returned home with a selection of colourful and lovely scented candles made by themselves. Thank you very much Sarah for such a wonderful time the girls have had!

- - #8160

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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


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