Testimonials

At Let’s Pretend we welcome your feedback and would like to know how you felt about our service and if your little ones really enjoyed their birthday party. We also look for suggestions on how we can improve.Please fill in and submit your testimonial at the bottom of this page.

“A big thank you to the Lets Pretend girls for giving my daughter Anna an 11th birthday to remember.  She had a pamper and polish party and Anna, her sister and all her friends had a great time.  From face masks to toe nails, finger nails, make up, arts and crafts and just dance on the wii – everything that 11 year old girls just love!  For me, well it was totally stress free.  I was able to enjoy watching them all have a lovely time.  Time to start planning my youngests 8th now so watch out girls you could be coming back!  thanks again from me and from Anna”

 Pamper & Polish 2/7/12 Nina Boyd

“Hey Amanda & Caroline.. Me and my friends all had a fantastic time at my pamper & polish party. I would definitely have another one! Thanks so much for a great afternoon! From Ellie” Pamper & Polish 30/6/12 Yvonne Shanks (Ellie Shanks 9yrs)

“Hi 3rd Falkirk Brownies would like to say a huge thanks to Amanda and her team who worked endlessly to get all the girls nails, make up and hair braids done, the girls loved it and as it was a last minute surprise for them they were all thrilled and the Wii went down a storm.  Definitely recommend it as they do all the work and we got to enjoy watching and talking to them without feeling stressed.   Brilliant idea and would definitely do it again. Thanks again girls you did good x”

Brownie Pamper night Lorna, Shirley and all at 3rd Falkirk Brownies 25/6/12

“Hiya. Had a let’s pretend party for my 11th birthday party and I absolutely loved it. Amanda and Lisa were amazing and all my friends really enjoyed it. I had a pamper and polish party and we got our nails done, face masks, our make-up done, played just dance on the wii-my list could go on forever but all I have to say is that I had a great time all thanks to Lisa and Amanda and I would really recommend having one of their parties if you are looking for a great day. Thank you for making my birthday great Lisa and Amanda! :-) xxx :-)”

Pamper & Polish 28/1/12 Lorna Young (Gillian Young 11yrs)

“Emily and Kaitlyn would like to say thank you for their Shimmy and Shine 6th birthday party. They had a great time and loved all of it. I thought it was well worth every penny, while Emily and Kaitlyn and their friends were enjoying themselves, I could sit and have a cup of tea! I think this is a great way to have a kid’s party. Lots of things for the kids to do and no mess at the end!!”

Shimmy & Shine 7/4/12 Donna Anderson

“Thank You for giving Chloe and Amy a fantastic 7th birthday party.  They loved all of the activities on offer as did their friends.  From my point of view it was totally relaxed and stress free which is not what you’d usually expect from a children’s party. With all of the extras that were included I felt it was fantastic value for money. Thank you both again,”                                                                   11/2/12 Shimmy & Shine Lucy Brown

“Rowan had a wonderful 8th birthday party yesterday and hasn’t stopped talking about it today! She said it was the best present ever and all her friends had a fab time too! We were amazed how stress free and relaxed it was for us and would certainly book again. A big thank you for all your efforts, “Jacqui Lowe Shimmy and Shine party 29/1/12

“Thank you for a great party today. Neve had a fantastic 6th birthday party, but even better her mum and dad enjoyed a stress free afternoon!!!!!” 18/12/2011 Fairy Party Debbie Healy

“A huge big thank you for the mermaid party you put on for my daughter’s 5th birthday.  Emma and all her friends had a fantastic time, and they all really enjoyed themselves. The attention to detail was excellent and you managed to keep all the girls entertained the whole time. Everything was first class, including the party bags.  The photograph in each party bag was a really nice touch too.   Excellent value for money, and I will definitely be using you again, hopefully next year!!” 4/9/2011 Mermaid Party Tracey Frater

“My pamper and polish party was really fun. Catriona Age10 :) Thank you for making Catriona’s party so much fun. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and there was never a dull moment . I was particularly impressed with all the craft activities which you offered. It was very relaxing for me as all I had to worry about was the food. For once I have a great record of the party, as I had the time to take photos and video. I was also very impressed at how subtle the make-up was, as it didn’t make the girls look too grown up. Overall excellent value for money.” Lynda Miller 19/11/11

“Thanks very much for my daughters 6th birthday party, she loved it and would recommend it to other people. She had a brilliant day and said it was the best party shes ever had! Thanks again xx” Kirsty Martin, Frilly Fairy, 15/10/11

“Hi Lisa & Amanda I would like to say a massive thank you for my Daughter Alannah’s 7th Birthday which was a Shimmy & Shine Party.  Not only did she have an amazing time but all her friends Mum’s contacted me to say they had a ball and that it was the best party they had ever been too!  I could not believe how many activities you had going on at the same time to keep them all interested and happy.  Fantastic, worth every penny and I would not hesitate to recommend you!” Nicola Ewan, Shimmy & Shine 7/10/11

“A big thank you for doing such a terrific job at Erin’s mermaid birthday party – all the girls looked gorgeous in their costumes and had a brilliant time. Even better, I had no stress whatsoever! No doubt will see be seeing you again. Many thanks” Carolann Burrows 30/09/11

 “A huge thank you for my daughter Sophies 8th birthday party on the 6th August. The girls had a fabulous time as did I, sitting in the other room drinking tea and reading a magazine! It was totally mess and hassle free and worth every penny. I would highly recommend it and will definitely use Let’s Pretend again. X” Doreen Murray Shimmy & Shine  06/08/2011

“Thanx 4 a great party I loved it. freya 10 Yrs “
Freya Hunter. pamper and polish. 04/06/2011.

“My daughter had a Shimmy & Shine theme for her sixth birthday party and I was a little nervous at the house being invaded by a dozen 5-6 year olds! I needn’t have worried though as the ladies kept everyone entertained with the various activities – even accommodating my three-year-old son. All I had to deal with was preparing the food. At bedtime, my daughter said she wanted exactly the same party next year – what better a testimonial could you get!! ” Carol Blyth 29/5/11

“i just wanted to say a big thank you for the fantastic party you put on for Livia and her friends at the weekend. They had the most amazing time and I cant believe how much you all seem to have crammed into the time available. The other Mums particularly loved that photo in the party bag which was such a nice touch. I have no doubt that we will be contacting you again in the future. Livia may outgrow Frilly Fairies by next year but Im sure that we may be shimmying and shining sometime soon Many thanks again. “
Carolyn Edwards. Fairy Party. 27/03/2011.
“Thanks for a fantastic mermaid and pirate party. All the kids had a great time and it was completely stress and mess free!”
Susie Rigden. mermaid and pirate party. 26/03/2011.
” Hi ladies just a wee note to say another big thankyou for doing my son Brandons party on sunday 20th pirates and mermaids everyone really enjoyed themselves, when the kids got home they were telling there parents that they wished they were still at the party. thanks again what a wonderful job x “
Vicky Whitton. Pirate And Mermaid Party. 20/03/2011.
“A huge thank you for Cara s 6th birthday party. All the girls had a fab time and I think you ll be getting a few calls from some of their mums I would heartily recommend Let s Pretend to anyone no mess no fuss just a great time had by all. See you next year and thanks again.”
Shona Wyllie. Shimmy Shine. 13/03/2011.
“Just finished my Pamper and Polish party for my 10th birthday with Eilidh and all my other friends. It was brilliant fun, especially the face masks. The arts and crafts were amazing and the 2.5 hours just flew by. All in all great fun and would love to do it again. Alison”
Alison and Eilidh. Pamper and Polish. 04/03/2011.
“The best way to describe Lets Pretend is Absolutely Fabulous. So much so I have used their services twice. I have done all sorts of soft play and bouncy castle parties but nothing compares to Lets pretend. The Ladies come to your home decorate the party room completely transforming the place and keep the children entertained and mesmerised throughout the party. I cant believe they even provide a party bag My girls had an absolute ball dressing up and playing games. The icing on the cake was the individual party photograph given to each child at the end. I will definitley use Lets pretend again and again Thanks.x”
April Henderson. Mermaid. 20/02/2011.
“A huge thank you for my daughters fantastic Shimmy and Shine party for her 7th birthday. All the girls there had a great time and had loads of attention and treats. They all left very proud of their pretty nails and sparkly make up with their little pieces of art work in the lovely party bags. The decorations were a lovely touch and everything was cleared away. It was a hassle free, stress free way for the girls to have a very enjoyable time Thanks very much”
Carole. Shimmy and Shine. 18/02/2011.
“Dear Lisa Amanda My 10 year old daughter Victoria had her pamper polish party, and Victoria and her friends totally loved the way they were spoilt with facepacks and nail varnish then doing art with bowls and cards. Having their make up done was a real treat and they all said they have not been to a better party than this. Thank you ladies for making her birthday so special. You dealt with everything from beginning to end without needing my attention and everything was so professional. I definitely wont hesitate to use you ladies again for my childrens parties. A very big thankyou. “
Louise Lead. Pamper and Polish. 13/02/2011.
“Can I just say a massive thank you. If anyone is looking for a hassle free party then book Lets Pretend I have done the usual soft play area parties with my older boys over the years and always leave disappointed with the lack of involvment from the staff. With Lets Pretend you can guarantee the kids get 100 percent attention from start to finish. ALL parents were VERY impressed and I know I will be using you again over the next coming years. So thank you so much for making Rosies 4th birthday party one that will never be forgotten.”
Nicola Mallon. Mermaid and Pirates. 25/02/2011.
“Thankyou Amanda and Cara for a great day yesterday, all the girls had a great time and I even heard a few of them saying it was the “best party they had ever been to” You cant get more evidence than that really that it was a great day. Thanks again. “
Gillian Thomosn. Shimmy and Shine. 22/01/2011.
“Absolutely excellent party! Girls loved it from start to finish and without a doubt it was the most stress-free party I have ever had! I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone and have no doubt you will be hearing from us again in years to come! Thank you!”
Lynne Whitffield. Frilly Fairies. 15/01/2011.
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the fantastic Frilly Fairies party you held for my daughter Maya’s 6th birthday. All the girls had a wonderful time – it was the talk of the playground this morning. It was completely stress free for me too which was lovely.”
Kirsten Watson. Frilly Fairies. 14/10/2010.
“I would just to say a big thank you for Sarah’s 7th shimmy and shine party. The girls all had a great time and best of all I sat in the garden with a cup of tea. This is the 2nd time I have had you and would not hesitate to recommend you to friends!”
Wendy Hamilton-Peters. Shimmy and shine. 08/08/2010.
“Hi Amanda, just wanted to say thank you so much to yourself and Cara for a fantastic pamper and polish party for Emmas 10th birthday. The girls all had a great time and Emma tells me it is the best party she has ever had!!”
Alison Harvey. Pamper and Polish. 24/3/2009.
“I would just like to thank you for the ‘Shimmer and Shine’ party I had for Lucy. Once again, you done an absolutely brilliant job, and the girls had a ball! This is now the third party I’ve had through yourselves, and I have never once been disappointed. I have, and will continue recommending you to my friends and family. Thanks again, and I’ll no doubt see you again!!”
Sharon Green. Shimmy and Shine. 14/3/2009.
“Katie and Samantha had a great joint birthday party – thank you. They loved all the varied activities and girlie pampering. However more to the point Samantha’s mum and I couldn’t believe how easy the party was for us. We quite literally sat down and had a cup of tea and a chat. Not exactly what you expect when you have 15, 8 year old girls in your house! So…Thank-you”
Katies Mum. Shimmy and Shine. 12/7/2008.
“I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the excellent time my son and his friends had at the Cowboys themed party. All of them enjoyed themselves. The attention to detail was excellent, the costumes lovely, you had really thought of everything and kept them entertained the whole time. It was also great to see the party games we used to play as children. I will definitely be recommending you and I will be using you again for my daughter’s parties when she is old enough. Thank you “
Judith Spriggs. Cowboys. 13/10/07.
“Jemma and Jamie recently had a joint 6th Fairy and Wizards Party. It was Absolutely fabulous. There were 24 kids in total and they all thoroughly enjoyed it. The games were all great and the time past of quickly, It was spellbinding. Thanks for all you did. It was amazing to see how quiet they all could be. I will recommend you to anyone that asks”
Julie McMorrine. Fairy and Wizards. 24/10/07.
“Just a wee note of thanks for the Fairy and Wizard Party yesterday – Christie loved it. Having spoken to many of the mums in the playground today it seems all the children had a great time. It really was stress free for us and all the mums I’ve spoken to were impressed also. Would definitely recommend you to friends”
Sharon Peasley. Fairy and Wizard. 4/11/07.

“I would just like to thank you both for a fantastic, stress free party. You were so well organised and kept the kids entertained and interested in a fun but calm atmosphere. Zoe thoroughly enjoyed it and everyone looked wonderful in their fairy costumes. She hasn’t stopped talking about it. Thank you. “
Debbie Anderson. Fairy and Wizard. 26/08/07.
“Let’s Pretend is an organised, prepared and professional company. Recently, they entertained about 25 Guides for about two hours with a large selection of age-appropriate activities, such as glass painting, hair braiding, karaoke and use of a dance mat. The girls thoroughly enjoyed their entertainment and have requested that we repeat the evening one girl commented It was the best night at Guides ever!”
Karyn Miller 1st Crossford Guides.
“Katie and her friends really enjoyed the party, when I asked Katie what part she liked the best she said “all of it” she wouldn’t change anything.”
Susan Gilmore. Pamper and polish. 18/6/06.
“It was a very well organised and professional party. There were lots to keep the girls amused and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Id have no hesitation in recommending “lets Pretend” parties to others.”
Fiona Power. Shimmy and Shine. 21/5/06.
“I thought this was a fabulous party experience and so did Emily who said it was the best party shes ever had!! I strongly suspect youll be hearing from us next year. Many thanks again.”
Lynn Ward. Frilly Fairy. 30/4/06.
“Siobhan enjoyed the party very much. I thought it was well organised and value for money. I thought the small touches were good, such as the decorations, individual towels and cushions”
Jackie Gardiner. Pamper and Polish. 25/2/06.
“The party was excellent, well organised and brilliant value for money. The children were all talking about it at school this morning!”
Anna Bedford. Frilly Fairy. 18/2/06.
“Thanks so much for providing much fun and laughter at my daughter’s party. Deni loved it. I didn’t realise quite how good it would be for me. .it was great that you took over and dealt with the whole thing from start to finish. I had to remind myself you had 16 5 year olds in my living room. they must have been spellbound. Thanks again for all you did to make Deni’s day enjoyable.”
Angela Young. Frilly Fairy. 18/02/06.
“Thanks very much, all the girls had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”
Jane Sheret. Pamper and Polish. 22/1/06.
“Everything was excellent, the girls could not have been happier. They loved everything about it and their parents were very pleased. Emma is hoping to have another party next year so we’ll be in touch.”
Carol Smith. Shimmy Shine. 20/11/05.
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24 Responses to Testimonials

  1. Jeanne McKeown says:

    My daughter Maisie would like to say a big thank you to Amanda and Caroline for her Shimmy & Shine 8th birthday party. Maisie and her friends had a great time at our home and were kept busy with all the various activities provided. The party was run well and was relatively stress free for me as all I had to do was provide the food. I would recommend to others and would definitely book again. Jeanne McKeown 28/7/2012

  2. Nicola Cameron says:

    Thank you so much for Mia’s Shimmy and Shine Party. I was very impressed by the way you managed to hold the attention of a dozen 7 year olds for the full 2 hours! It is definitely stress free for the parents and I would not hesitate to recommend you.
    Thanks again

  3. Tommy Davidson says:

    A huge thank you to Amanda and Lets Pretend girls for the most stress free girls birthday party, bar none.My wee girl Jasmine and friends had a fab time at her pamper and polish party.Mums and dads just close the door and let the girls get on with it. Phew!
    Keep your diary open for next August 25th Amanda. Thank you sooooo much.
    Tommy & Yumiko

  4. Mrs Williamson says:

    The Let’s Pretend ladies were great. Shimmer and Shine party for my 7year old went down a treat! Tons of activities for the boys as well as the girls. The kids still rave about it weeks later! Absolute minimum stress for a party in my house. Would use again and highly recommend.

  5. Gillian Tatton says:

    What a day my daughter and her friends had. This was the best thing we have ever done party wise. The ladies done everything and more to make sure everyone was involved and that there was fun had by all. I would highly recommend this to anyone. We definitely organise something again.

  6. Donna Mulholland says:

    A massive thank-you for making Áine’s 4th party so much fun. Everyone loved dressing up as mermaids and pirates and the games/activities were great. The way you transformed the hall into the theme was fantastic. It was also a nice for the Mums and Dads to sit next door and have a coffee whilst you took care of everything – a real treat when you are dealing with 3 and 4 year olds! The group photo in the party bags was a lovely touch and a nice keepsake. Stress free for me as all I had to do was provide food.

  7. Melissa says:

    Had a pamper n polish party for my 10 year old daughter Caitlin and the eight friends on the 18th of August. Caitlin and all the girls had a great time and were entertain for the full 2 1/2 hrs would highly recommend.

    Caitlin’s mum (Melissa)

  8. Anonymous says:

    This had to be the most stress free child’s party I have ever had!! My 5yr old daughter loved her party and shimmying and shining with her friends! Amanda and Lisa were excellent and the activities for the girls and fab party bags makes let’s pretend such good value for money, I really cannot recommend you guys highly enough! Thank you so much for giving my daughter such a wonderful memory.
    Steph McCouat Shimmy &Shine 08/12/13

  9. kirstene burnett says:

    My daughter Eilidh, and her friends thoroughly enjoyed the Frilly Fairies party they had today. Stress free for me and great fun for the girls – keeping a group of 4year olds entertained is no easy task! This is the second time I have used Lets Pretend, and will certainly being doing so again in the future.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Through a recommendation, we booked a ‘Shimmy & Shine’ party for our daughter Emma’s 7th birthday. I found the whole experience of booking and preparing for the party completely stress free. The website and testimonials are very helpful, as is additional information provided by Amanda on request. Emma and her friends had a great time – their attention and interest were held throughout. The girls particularly enjoyed the dancing, arts and crafts and not forgetting the hair braiding! Let’s Pretend is a highly professional and well organised enterprise. It takes all the stress out of organising a children’s party and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

    Claire Matthews
    January 2014

  11. leeanne hannigan says:

    My daughter had just had her 9th birthday and we asked lets pretend to do her party. She had the pamper and polish party. All her friends loved it and had such an amazing time. The stafg were great with the kids and i barely hsd to lift a finger so it was the easiest party i had ever thrown. Would def recommend for kids of all ages!!!

  12. Vicky Short says:

    Just home from my daughter’s 7th birthday party, Shimmy & Shine theme was brilliant, the ladies were brilliant with the girls and everyone had an excellent time. Thank you so very much. Vicky x

  13. Clare Macfarlane says:

    Thank-you for doing such a wonderful job for Hazels mermaid party today. Hazel and her friends all had a great time, They enjoyed every moment of it. It was great to able to sit back and relax knowing that everything was taken care of, and everyone was having fun. Completely stress free!! Great value for money and I would definitely recommend you. Thanks again Clare & Hazel

  14. Fiona Flannelly says:

    A BIG thank you to Amanda and Lisa for my daughter’s Shimmy and Shine party. The girls all had a fab time and were kept thoroughly entertained for the entire two hours. Would not hesitate to recommend them to all my friends!!

  15. Lesley Paton says:

    We had our daughter Elizabeth’s 7th birthday today and she had a 1D-themed ‘Shimmy and Shine’ party. The party was the most stress-free that we’ve ever had as all we had to do was feed them! The ladies coped admirably with 18 young girls – they were professional and friendly at all times. Feedback from the other girls / parents was positive and we will definitely use ‘Let’s Pretend’ for our other daughter’s party. Thanks so much: you were FANDABBYDOZY!!

  16. Susan says:

    Ailsa had a fantastic Shimmy & Shine 7th birthday party. All her friends enjoyed it too. There were lots of activities to keep them all happy, hair braiding was their favourite! Would definitely recommend this company. Susan (Ailsa’s Mum)

  17. Jane Hogg says:

    Thank you so much Amanda and Caroline, this had to be the most relaxing and easiest children’s party I have ever had to organise, I didn’t have to do anything except the food and the girls had an absolute ball with your Shimmer and Shine party. What’s more, they not only had party bags but they could take home everything they made too, and they were all looking great with their hair, faces and nails done. They are all tuckered out after their dancing! Highly recommend and would definitely do it again. Jane (Olivia’s Mum)

  18. Suzie says:

    Had the girls from Let’s Pretend to do a shimmy and shine party for a group of my daughters friends in my home. The process was seamless from start to finish, actually got to enjoy watching the girls have fun during the party rather than running about like mad. The most important thing was the girls loved it. Would highly recommend!

  19. Alison Jeary says:

    Thank you to Amanda and Lisa for giving my daughter a birthday party to remember. She had a fantastic Frilly Fairy party for her sixth birthday. Everything was well organised and stress free. My daughter and her friends had a great time dressing up and playing games. The photo for the party bags was a nice touch too. I would highly recommend the ladies at Lets Pretend.

  20. Catriona Mitchell says:

    Thank you so much for the brilliant Shimmy & Shine party for my daughter Olivia’s 8th birthday. The girls all had a ball. A lot of mums commented on the photo in the party bags saying how lovely they were. Really appreciated you having my 3 year old niece be part of things. Was a wonderful day for Olivia, family and friends. Thanks again.

  21. Kirstin Clyne says:

    My daughter Alice had a “mermaid & pirate” party on sat 11th October 2104 for her 5th birthday. What a fantastic time the kids had, they were dressed up, played age appropriate games(all kids were 4 or 5), they laughed, sang and were so chilled! Meanwhile I set up the tables for food, listening to the lovely sound of happy children, absolutely no stress !!!!. Each child was given a party bag with a group photo of the wee cherubs all dressed up, a special keepsake memory!!!! fabulous value for money ladies, I’d recommend you to anyone. Thanks a million , Kirstin x

  22. Tikus says:

    Thank you for a wonderful Wild West party for Penny’s 6th birthday – the children had a great time. They said that it had been a ‘really fun party’ ! Great games, lots of laughter and stress free for Mum- ideal.

  23. Karen says:

    My daughter Ruby had a mermaid & pirate theme party for her 6th birthday the ladies were brilliant the children had a great time and I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone I especially loved the keepsake photo for all the children in their party bags. Would definitely use them again. Thank you very much.

  24. Susie Doig says:

    A huge big thank you to Amanda and Caroline for doing Megan’s Shimmy and Shine party for her 7th Birthday. All the girls had a fabulous time and totally stress free for myself and Megan’s Dad. This is the 2nd Party we have used Lets Pretend and would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks again Ladies

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