The business idea that upped the ante on kids birthday parties

Tarla Lambert - SmartCompany - 24 July 2018

Kids teepee sleepover parties have taken over in recent years, with the theme trending on Pinterest and parents scrambling to outdo each other’s creative genius. But before all this, Katherine Fuchs had a light-bulb moment during a family camping trip: why not bring camping fun to urban homes?

And so began the inception of Teepee Nights, Sydney’s first boutique sleepover party provider, making home camping an exciting reality and easing pressure on busy, working families in the process. We recently caught up with Katherine to get the lowdown on the future of Teepee Nights and the key to successful kids’ parties.

How does the average day play out for you?

My typical weekday starts with a coffee and an hour on the computer responding to enquires, creating invoices, taking payments and sending reminders to clients. Another couple of hours during the day will be dedicated to my ‘Teepee room’, all the planning for the weekend ahead, accessorising and loading boxes and bags with goodies, along with a few loads of washing. Fridays and Saturdays are a whirlwind of setups, meeting the families and creating magic in each of their houses. Read more

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