Spotlight On: Funtastic Teepee Sleepovers

Asia’s business is an absolute dream!

There’s a huge choice of themes available

Can you introduce your business in 10 words or less?
Fun and exciting Teepee sleepover parties

How long has your business been running, and what drove you to start it?
We started at the beginning of the year. I was looking for a birthday party idea for my daughter which we could do whilst in lockdown, and as there weren’t many teepee sleepover party companies around I thought it would be a great time to start. We started off with sibling-only parties during lockdown due to restrictions, but as restrictions are lifted the parties can be extended to having other family and friends around for a sleepover party.

Where is your business based, and what led you to choose to be based there?
We are based in Huddersfield but do cover West Yorkshire and surrounding areas.

What are your most popular services? Why do you think this is popular with customers?
We provide indoor tepees as well as an outdoor bell tent. The indoor teepees are very popular as we decorate the teepees in various kid-friendly themes such as; gaming, football, unicorns, rose gold and many more. We use CE tested equipment as the safety of the children is paramount. We even provide foam mattresses rather than airbeds for added comfort.

Do you have any employees?
No just me at the moment.

What’s your favourite job/task that you do as part of your business, and why?
I enjoy the setting up of the teepees in various themes as I’m passionate about creating a magical and fun experience for the children in their own homes. It is also very rewarding receiving positive feedback on how much the children enjoyed the experience.

What impact has the pandemic/lockdown had on your business? Would you carry on with any of your new ways of working even when things are back to normal?
We were very busy during the lockdown period, as we were able to provide an alternative way to celebrate special occasions, to suit various budgets. We started up on a DIY basis where we would provide all the equipment and the customer would set up themselves, due to not being able to enter homes. As this was a popular option we will continue with this as well as offering a full set-up option.

Where do you see yourself/your business in 5 years?
I am hoping to be able to expand the business to be able to accommodate bigger parties, as well as offering other services such as outdoor picnic setups, wedding corners and movie night packages.

What piece of advice would you give to someone thinking of starting their own business?
Follow your heart and just go for it!

Anything else you’d like to add?

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