Party in a box…DIY party for the DIY impaired

I got a Monkey Magic party in a box for my Aidan’s party and although it is a little like going against the glitter and glue in my veins to not DIY everything myself, it just felt like the best option.

Even with my love of all thing DIY,  the lack of time  has gotten the better of me lately, I just don’t have the time to do ANYTHING. Guys, I have been brushing my teeth in the shower to shave 5min off my morning routine. So when I found out about Tanya Bekker from Monkey Magic Functions’ Party in a Box option I jumped at the chance to work with her for Aidan’s party. Because this way I could still be hands on with regards to theme and where I want everything BUT I don’t have to physically cut and paste everything myself. I’m still making things like crayon thank you gifts though.

A party in a box for twenty kids would get you:

Themed Décor: that is two themed or plain table cover, a happy birthday banner, a flag banner, two polystyrene figurines.  You also get  20 themed party packs (which you fill yourself) bottle labels for cool drink or water. You also get personalised digital invitations, cups, plates, serviettes, a balloon for each kid. Then you get a supershape foil balloon and two 18 inch foil balloons which you fill with helium.

The quote is customisable so if you don’t need the invitations or the balloons or whatever she can adjust to suite your needs.

All this will arrive at your place and you can go ahead and host a party all professional like, and you can say, oh I pulled it all together myself and it won’t be a lie.

According to Tanya the most popular choices for girls are still Frozen and Sofia the First. While boys go for anything superhero and Cars related.

If the box idea is still too DIY for your liking Tanya and her team will come do it for you themselves.

Tanya has been running the PE franchise of Monkey Magic for as long as I have knowns Aidan. An Accountant by trade she decided four years ago to go into business for herself. This is when she traded spreadsheets for streamers and bought a Monkey Magic Franchise.

Tanya doesn’t have kids of her own but really loves working with them, that paired with a love of  birthday parties which she shares with her mom, a kids party planning business seemed like the natural step to take.

“My favourite part of this job is making kids happy.  Seeing the excited little faces when they realise it’s their party and then the hugs we get from the mommies afterwards when their kids absolutely loved and enjoyed their day”


You can get hold of Tanya on Facebook and Instagram

As a special treat for JustEllaBella readers you can get R100 off your party if you book in April (Aidan’s birthday month) and tell her I sent you, serious no jokes 🙂  Quote the word JUSTELLABELLA when you contact her and you get a nice lil discount.

She can be contacted on

– Office: 041 360 2453 / 072 380 0507 or /

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