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Essex Birthday Party Ideas

Overview

Essex is the place to party and is one of our top trending locations for birthday party weekends. If you want a birthday party that is totally glamourous and includes, champagne bars, fashion boutiques, hot gossip, and dressing up just to go to the supermarket. Who needs Bloomsbury when you've got glitzy Brentwood in Essex?  During your Essex birthday party in Brentwood you can do some star spotting, maybe see Amy or Joey, while enjoying some Essex style pampering. Get your nails done at Amy Childs Salon for an extra treat or treat yourself to a little something new and fab from Lucy's Boutique. All our Birthday party weekends include any of our Essex Birthday party ideas and high quality, city centre accommodation which are close to the city’s top nightlife.

You can create your own Birthday party by simply clicking the build your own package and exploring all of our Essex Birthday party ideas. Give us a call or enquire for a quote when you’re ready, our party planners are waiting to answer all of your questions and help you arrange a Essex Birthday party to remember!

Travel

Brentwood in Essex has a bustling High Street and surrounding areas reflect a well-to-do town, surrounded by beautiful open spaces and historic locations to explore. Brentwood is an exciting place to visit and well-served by the M25, A12 and A127 road network, and just under half an hour to the City of London by train, Brentwood is ideal as a base from which to enjoy Essex and the Capital.

By Rail                                    

There are main-line rail links into London plus the international gateways at Stansted Airport, Southend Airport, Harwich International Port and London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury offer direct links to London Liverpool Street.

By Road

There is good access to Essex from all parts of the country via the A12, M25 and M11. Most of the main destinations are easily accessible through these main roads.  The A12 slices through the county from Brentwood in the south west to just past Colchester in the north east.

From the A12 a number of key roads connect to other main destinations of the county. To give you an indication of travel times, a journey from Brentwood to Colchester under normal traffic conditions will take just under an hour (approximate distance 36.5 miles or 59 km).

Tips

Here are a few tips that might help you during your party or group event in Essex.

  • If you’re thinking of heading over to the FACES hotspot venue, they have a min age of 21 years on a Sat night.
  • Sugar Hut min age is 18 years old

Nightlife

Located just out of Chelmsford and only a short distance from the M25, Brentwood in Essex is home to one of the most famous nightclub in the UK. The award winning Sugar Hut and arguably the most well-known venue in the whole of Essex, thanks to the worldwide popularity of our favourite TV programme “The Only Way is Essex”. The Sugar Hut is housed in a historic venue formally known as the White Hart Inn and consisting of eight themed zones and rooms, each with different luxurious decor and its own individual feel you can easily spend an entire birthday party night making your way through the place. The Sugar Hut proudly sits at the heart of Brentwood High Street.

Why not take your birthday party and pop over to Chelmsford to go in Faces nightclub formally known as The Bar, Faces is Chelmsford’s newest venue and it won’t disappoint. With a firm focus on good food it will inspire even the most discerning of palates and it is the perfect venue day or night for birthday parties.

Brentwood town oozes luxury and decadence and it has many great bars and clubs and due to its fame, it has many new hot spots opening. Keep a look out and have a fab Brentwood birthday party!

Take a look through our Essex Birthday party ideas for some late night entertainment options that are guaranteed to give you a stag do to remember! 

Activities

Cocktail Making

  • Welcome drink
  • Mix and shake cocktails
  • Includes food platters
  • City centre venues
  • From £27.50 pp

Dance Party Ideas

  • 30+ Dance party themes
  • Props used in some classes
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Nude Male Life Drawing

  • Nude Male Model
  • Plus includes a tutor
  • City centre private venue
  • All drawing materials included
  • From £29.50 pp

Smartphone Pub Treasure Hunt

  • Fully organised pub quiz hunt
  • Self run – start any time
  • Great value, latest technology
  • Team challenges, great questions
  • From £15.00 pp

2 Course Meal

  • Choose your own restaurant
  • 2 Courses
  • Modern restaurants
  • City centre locations

80's Dance

  • Learn a fun 80’s dance routine
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

90’s Dance

  • Learn a fun 90’s dance theme
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

ABBA Dance

  • Classic ABBA songs
  • Learn a dance routine to ABBA
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Any Two Mobile Craft Party Activities ONLY £70

  • Mobile Cocktail Making
  • Mobile Flower Crown Making
  • Mobile Jewellery Making
  • Mobile Garter Making
  • Mobile Bunting Making
  • Mobile Knicker Making
  • Mobile Flapper Headband
  • Mobile Nipple Tassels Making
  • Mobile Cocktail Ring Making
  • Was £79.00
  • Now From £70.00 pp
Valid until 01/09/2017

Bar & Beyond Nightclub Entry

  • Entry into chic Bay & Beyond
  • Queue jumper, skip waiting
  • The ultimate late bar venue
  • Modern & eccentric nightclub
  • From £5.00 pp

Belly Dance

  • Get your hips ready!
  • Dress to impress
  • City centre venues
  • Guided by dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Beyoncé Single Ladies

  • Fun dance class to single ladies
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Bollywood Dance

  • Learn a story through dance
  • City centre private venues
  • Guided by an instructor
  • Spectators free of charge
  • From £25.00 pp

Burlesque Dance

  • Learn a fun burlesque routine
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Fun props like fans or boa's
  • From £25.00 pp

Can Can Dance

  • Energetic, high kicking dance routine
  • Can Can skirts included
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Charleston Dance

  • 1920’s dance theme
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Cheerleading Dance

  • High energy cheerleading routine
  • Pom-poms included
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Chicago Dance

  • Jazz hands at the ready ladies!
  • Dress to impress
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Cocktail Masterclass & Meal

  • Mix and shake cocktails
  • Fun & Games
  • Enjoy a 2 Course Meal
  • City centre venues
  • From £42.50 pp

Dance Class & Cocktail Making

  • Save Money!
  • City Centre Venues
  • Dance Class Party (any theme)
  • Cocktail Making Party
  • Was £54.50
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/09/2017

Dirty Dancing Dance

  • Fun dirty dancing routine
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Electric Shock Football

  • Latest crazy football game
  • Electric shock each other
  • Hilarious fun
  • Venue hire included
  • From £29.50 pp

Evening Meal Options

  • You choose the restaurant
  • 2 or 3 course options
  • Modern restaurants
  • City centre locations
  • From £18.00 pp

Evoke Nightclub & Booths

  • Entry into Chelmsford’s largest nightclub
  • Queue jumper entry, no queuing
  • Multiple themed rooms
  • Reserved Booths & Drinks
  • From £20.00 pp

Evoke Nightclub Entry

  • Entry into Chelmsford’s largest nightclub
  • Queue jumper entry, no queuing
  • Multiple themed rooms
  • Reserved booths can be added
  • From £5.00 pp

Finger Food & Fizz

  • Glass of prosecco
  • Hot & cold finger food
  • Reserved seating for 2 hours
  • Perfect for lunch or afternoon
  • From £12.00 pp

Footgolf Elite

  • 18 holes of footgolf elite
  • Play 4 ball & Texas Scramble
  • Event co-ordinator
  • Scorecard & forfeits & Prizes
  • From £29.50 pp

Gangnam Style Dance

  • Learn the dance routine
  • Includes a dance instructor
  • City centre venues
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

GLEE Dance

  • Inspired by hit TV show GLEE
  • Songs include Don’t Stop Believing
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Grease Dance

  • Taking you back to Rydell High
  • Grease themed dance routine
  • City centre private venues
  • Pink Lady Jackets included
  • From £25.00 pp

Hip Hop Dance

  • Learn a totally Hip Hop theme
  • City centre private venues
  • Expert instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Hire a Cocktail Bartender

  • Professional bartender hire
  • All equipment is included
  • Cocktail shopping list
  • Cottages, Apartments, Hotels
  • From £20.00 pp

It's a Knockout

  • Original BBC’s costumes
  • A mixture of ridiculous games
  • Prize for the winning team
  • Super fun activity
  • From £45.00 pp

Jive Dance

  • Learn a Jive dance theme
  • Taught by a dance instructor
  • City centre private venues
  • Spectators come free
  • From £25.00 pp

Kids Pamper Party

  • Professional treatments
  • 30 mins worth of treatments
  • Two pamper package options
  • Pamper Party invitations
  • From £22.00 pp

Kylie Dance

  • Learn a Kylie dance routine
  • City centre venues
  • Includes a dance instructor
  • Spectators come free
  • From £25.00 pp

Learn to Massage Parties

  • Learn a full body massage
  • Oils, towels & goodie bags
  • Massage tables provided
  • Cottages, apartments & homes
  • From £37.50 pp

Life Drawing & Dance Class

  • Save Money!
  • City Centre Venues
  • Life Drawing Party
  • Dance Class Party (any theme)
  • Was £54.50
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/09/2017

LMFAO Dance

  • Learn the LMFAO routine
  • City centre venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators come free
  • From £25.00 pp

Local Bar Guide

  • List of local bars
  • Save time researching
  • Party bars & chic cocktail bars
  • You choose where to go

Madonna Vogue Dance

  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Learn the famous routine
  • City centre private venues
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Mobile 1920's Flapper Headband Making

  • We come to you!
  • Create your own 1920’s flapper headbands
  • Laces, ribbons, pearl trims, feathers
  • Cottages, Apartments, Offices
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Afternoon Tea

  • Mobile Afternoon Tea
  • Professional private chef
  • All food made from scratch
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £31.00 pp

Mobile Bunting Making

  • We come to you!
  • Bespoke bunting to suit your theme
  • All materials and equipment included
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Cocktail Making

  • Make cocktails at your own venue
  • Mix and shake cocktails
  • Fun & Games
  • Cottages, Apartments, Hotels
  • From £33.50 pp

Mobile Cocktail Ring Making

  • Create your own cocktail ring
  • Swarovoski crystals, pearls, glass beads
  • Includes a presentation box
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Dance Party

  • We come to you!
  • 15+ Dance party themes
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Cottages, Apartments, Home
  • From £25.00 pp

Mobile Fascinator Making

  • We come to you!
  • Create your own fascinator
  • All materials included
  • Cottages, Apartments, Offices
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Flower Crown Making

  • We come to you!
  • Create beautiful flower crowns
  • All materials and equipment included
  • Cottages, Apartments, Offices
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Garter Making

  • We come to you!
  • Create your own garter
  • Fabric flowers, bows, beads
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Jewellery Making

  • Create your own jewellery
  • Bracelets, necklaces, earrings
  • Swarovoski crystals, pearls, glass beads
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Knicker Making

  • Held at your home or venue
  • Customise knickers to your design
  • All materials and equipment included
  • Great fun, cheeky activity
  • From £39.50 pp

Mobile Nipple Tassels

  • We come to you!
  • Create your own nipple tassels
  • Sequins, Swarovski crystals, silk
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £39.50 pp

Modern British Meal

  • Choice of dishes from set menu
  • Modern bar restaurants
  • Choose either 2 or 3 courses
  • City centre locations
  • From £18.00 pp

Naked Butlers

  • Hot butler wearing just an apron
  • Available day & evening
  • Hire more than one
  • Play games, serve drinks
  • From £15.00 pp

Naked Chef - Afternoon Tea

  • Mobile Afternoon Tea
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £35.00 pp

Naked Chef - Asian Meal

  • 2 course Asian meal
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £38.75 pp

Naked Chef - Indulgent Meal

  • 2 course Indulgent meal
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £48.00 pp

Naked Chef - Italian Meal

  • 2 course Italian meal
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £38.75 pp

Naked Chef - Premium Meal

  • 2 course Premium meal
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £55.00 pp

Naked Chef - Spanish Meal

  • 2 course Spanish meal
  • Professional chef
  • Hunky naked butler
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes
  • From £42.00 pp

Nightclub Entry

  • Nightclub Entry
  • Queue jumper, so no waiting
  • Nothing else to pay on the door
  • Less Hassle on the night
  • From £5.00 pp

Nude Female Life Drawing

  • Nude Female Model
  • Plus includes a tutor
  • City centre private venue
  • All drawing materials included
  • From £29.50 pp

Paintballing

  • Competitive Action
  • Fantastic courses
  • Masks, overalls and guns
  • Half day or full day
  • From £18.00 pp

Perfume Making

  • Welcome glass of bubbly
  • Create your own fragrance
  • Choose from 18 blends
  • Free gift for the Birthday Guest
  • From £47.50 pp

Personal Chef Service

  • Gourmet dining experience
  • Professional Chef
  • Fresh ingredients used
  • Cottages, Apartments, Homes

Pizza Express Meal

  • Fabulous Italian meal
  • Includes a choice of drink
  • Great party atmosphere
  • City centre locations
  • From £21.00 pp

Pizza Making

  • Welcome glass of prosecco
  • Learn to toss dough
  • Create calzone and pizza
  • Includes some dough balls, nibbles
  • From £26.50 pp

Pole Dancing Dance

  • Learn basic spins, moves & tricks
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Quad Biking

  • Drive powerful quads
  • Professional instructors
  • Off road experience
  • One of the best driving days
  • From £45.00 pp

Rock n Roll Dance

  • Learn a rock n roll dance theme
  • Guided by a dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • City centre venues
  • From £25.00 pp

Slug & Lettuce - 2 Course Meal

  • Reserved seating
  • 2 course meal
  • Great cocktails
  • City centre location
  • From £16.00 pp

Slug & Lettuce - 3 Course Meal

  • Reserved seating
  • 3 course meal
  • Great cocktails
  • City centre location
  • From £19.00 pp

Slug & Lettuce - Signature Meal

  • Reserved seating
  • Glass of prosecco
  • Signature 2 course meal
  • Great cocktails
  • From £22.00 pp

Spice Girls Dance

  • Learn a Spice Girls routine
  • Held in city centre venues
  • Experience dance instructor
  • Spectators come free
  • From £25.00 pp

Street Dance

  • Learn a street dance theme
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators come free
  • From £25.00 pp

Strictly Dance

  • Learn to become a Strictly Champion
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • Spectators are free
  • From £25.00 pp

Thriller Dance

  • Michael Jackson Thriller routine
  • Fancy dress welcome
  • City centre private venues
  • Experienced dance instructor
  • From £25.00 pp

Zizzi Italian Meal

  • Choice of classic Italian dishes
  • Choose either 2 or 3 courses
  • Modern Italian restaurant
  • City centre locations
  • From £18.00 pp

Special Offers

Any Two Mobile Craft Party Activities ONLY £70

  • Mobile Cocktail Making
  • Mobile Flower Crown Making
  • Mobile Jewellery Making
  • Mobile Garter Making
  • Mobile Bunting Making
  • Mobile Knicker Making
  • Mobile Flapper Headband
  • Mobile Nipple Tassels Making
  • Mobile Cocktail Ring Making
  • Was £79.00
  • Now From £70.00 pp
Valid until 01/09/2017

Dance Class & Cocktail Making

  • Save Money!
  • City Centre Venues
  • Dance Class Party (any theme)
  • Cocktail Making Party
  • Was £54.50
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/09/2017

Life Drawing & Dance Class

  • Save Money!
  • City Centre Venues
  • Life Drawing Party
  • Dance Class Party (any theme)
  • Was £54.50
  • Now From £52.00 pp
Valid until 01/09/2017