Party On A Plate founder, Elisabeth Benson, created Party On A Plate having identified a need amongst parents for good quality party essentials: invites, the cake, food, tableware, cleaning pack and party bags that can be delivered together right to the door in time for the party without needing a party planner or having to resort to the other alternative of doing it all yourself.
When you hire a party planner the significant additional cost that you are paying for is their time - and rightly so if you are requiring them to book multiple service providers, oversee every last detail (including the ever-challenging RSVPs!) and coordinate catering, photographers, guests’ needs with aplomb and absolute precision on the day itself.
Party On A Plate saves you this cost by delivering the essentials, leaving you to book a venue or entertainer. This makes us an affordable and unique party offering for busy parents who care about the party going well and recognise good value for money but don’t have the time to deliver the detail.
The costs associated with a children's party can be hugely deceptive no matter how hard parents try to keep them down. Browsing online or in the shops, buying a few bits here and there, plus a few more for good measure, soon adds up. Whilst parents may regard the venue or entertainer as the significant expense in their party budget they can end up spending just as much and more on the seemingly inexpensive basics and easily exceed a budget even before considering the value of their time. We're very experienced in managing that budget and can source a great range of essentials which will delight your child and their friends.
At Party On A Plate we treat every party as a unique and special occasion and would be delighted to discuss your party needs with you today.
If you are looking for a full party planner service then please visit www.partiesbyelisabeth.com
Elisabeth Benson is the owner and founder of Party On A Plate. Her diverse portfolio brings together all the key ingredients for a successful entrepreneur. She has been an officer in the British Army, worked for a national charity and continues to embrace a life-long passion for her background in theatre and music alongside working with young people and fulfilling a vital community volunteering role. She has always loved planning events with style, creativity and attention to detail and now brings this same passion to Party On A Plate.
In 1998 Elisabeth completed the year long regular commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and subsequently trained and led officers and soldiers at home and on operational deployments. Her work in Defence Engagement has seen her develop trusted relationships with international partners and closer to home in the local community.
Elisabeth has been responsible for delivering large scale public and private events and developing and implementing a national volunteer programme for a charity. She is known for her professionalism, reliability, and inclusivity and described as the go-to person.
When not busy concocting another party, Elisabeth is busy spending quality time with her family (or being mum’s taxi!).
"Honestly, I was blown away. The party was the easiest I’d ever attempted."
"Such a great idea, making a busy life simple and stress free. I have great intentions, but by the time I get it all together I usually double my budget, and that doesn't even cover the time. Party On A Plate is a little miracle, if only I had found it sooner."
"All in all, perfect. I’d definitely use you again. The quality of everything was excellent - from the fruit to the sandwiches - even the crisps! Amazing party bags. She loved her cake so much she cried when we cut it (but cried a lot less when she ate it.) and it was the little extras that really made it - the cleaning bag, bunting, table decorations, and little glass of something special for me at the end of the day. So thank you again for making it so very easy for me to throw a great party."
"Five star in every way. I will ask for Elisabeth’s help with anything party wise as nothing is beyond her or too much trouble. Absolutely Excellent."
"Another Five-Star job. Well Done by Party on a Plate. My request was an ice cream cake - absolutely no problem whatsoever for Party on a Plate who delivered it to my freezer with everything else I needed and had requested, too - all way above and beyond my high expectations. Marvellous"
"Elena received her invite today. She couldn't wait to tell me about it when I arrived home from work. Thank you so much for posting it and making it a memorable event."
OUR GREEN PLEDGE
At Party On A Plate we want to do all we can to look after our environment responsibly. That's why we don't use disposable plastic straws and we provide a handy guide to help with recycling after the party. Most of the tableware that we provide you with can be composted and where we really have to use plastic then we make sure that it can either be re-used or is 'PET 1' making it fine to put in your household plastic recycling bin. We have a 'Go-Green' party voucher option too which provides you with a Party On A Plate voucher, valid for a year and transferable to a friend, if you can return the food Woolcool box set and party platters in re-usable condition!
Party On A Plate recognises the selfless-commitment and personal sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces and their loved ones both overseas and on UK-based operations and training. As a token of appreciation Party On A Plate offers 10% military discount to serving members of the UK Armed Forces and their immediate family on production of a valid MOD90.
Party On A Plate is proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant