Want a birthday party that is unique and fun, whilst also caring for mother earth?
....now there's Trash Puppets’ birthday parties!
Incorporating our awesome Trash Puppets Workshop, our birthday parties show party guests how to make their very own puppet using recycled/ reused materials. Each child leaves with an original, working puppet as a souvenir from the party.
Our two-hour party package includes:
- Trash Leader to run your party ($415)
- Parties over 10 kids will require two Trash Leaders (max 20)
- Trash Puppets making workshop, including all puppet-making supplies (the ‘trash’)
- Party games
- Puppet ‘meet and greet’
- Trash decorations and handmade trash crown for the birthday child.
- Venue hire of Port Phillip Eco Centre, 55a Blessington St, St Kilda, or we can come to you.
Parties can be booked year round, subject to availability. Venue hire at Port Phillip Eco Centre also available.
- How to make a puppet
- Create your very own working trash puppet!
Vendor since 2016
Our mission at Trash Puppets is simple. We educate both children and adults alike on the concepts of sustainability, with a particular focus on waste reduction, through creative workshops and interactive performances where imaginations are expanded and play is key.
Our overarching message is one of great importance. Waste and its associated impacts, such as pollution, threaten the sustainability of our planet. Trash Puppets works with 100% recycled/ reused materials, donated by many, including our participants themselves. Creating something new, something unique and special from what other may deem “trash” sends the message that we can, as a society, waste less and highlights the importance of recycling.
Participants will also gain an insight in to the wonderful art form that is puppetry. Our Creative Director Jhess Knight is a highly trained professional puppeteer and puppet maker, passionate about sharing her craft with the community. In this digital age, playing with tangible materials is often something that we miss out on. Trash Puppets aims to encourage creative thinking, excite your imagination with puppetry and broaden your understanding of sustainable practices.
If you cancel your booking more than two weeks before the event, full refund of deposit will be made. Cancellations made within 14 days of the event date will not receive a deposit refund.
By hiring Trash Puppets you agree to:
pay a minimum 50% deposit to within 14 days of making your booking (unless otherwise negotiated)
pay the balance 50% of our hireage fees within 14 days of your event occurring
forfeit your 50% deposit if you cancel your event within 14 days of the booked date
provide a safe working environment for our staff
provide an adequate and appropriate space for the event to occur within
advise us in writing (email to firstname.lastname@example.org) if the circumstances of your event change after booking. Key changes include (but are not limited to):
the number of participants
whether puppet-making material (i.e. ‘trash’) is supplied by participants or by Trash Puppets
contact person on the day.
Trash Puppets will ensure that:
all our staff hold valid Working With Children checks
our services are delivered as described, with professionalism (and fun!)
your deposit is refunded if you cancel your event more than 14 days out from the booked date
all trash provided by participants is sorted by our staff assuring materials are clean and safe
our Public Liability insurance is adequate and current.
The terms, fees, and contents of this agreement remain strictly confidential, utilised only in connection with the booking made.
Trash Puppets may take photos/ videos to record the event, avoiding identifiable features of staff/ participants.
Changes to your booking may incur additional fees.
Trash Puppets staff require breaks during events that run more than 3.5hrs.
If you have any questions or concerns, please phone us on 0406 310 144 or email email@example.com.