Captured on the Rye aims to offer the very best birthday or special occasion parties we can, and try our best to ensure that all our events are memorable, fun and creative for all those taking part.
We are constantly upgrading the experience with the addition of new and exciting source material, new activities and different options to interest all tastes.
We welcome your feedback, and are more than happy to respond to specific requests and ideas to tailor each session to your requirements.We have been lucky to have very appreciative customers, who have taken the time to write recommendations on the East Dulwich Forum, which is a very powerful informer and endorser of what’s going on locally.I’d like to thank all those who have given us custom over the past couple of years since we started, and a special thanks to those who have spread their enthusiasm to others.
Below is a link to the most prominent thread on the forum, and underneath, some of the entries themselves.
“If you are stuck for an idea for a children’s birthday party then look no further!
I had my son’s 6th birthday party at Captured on the Rye and he had in his words ‘the most epic birthday party ever’. Lou managed a party of ten children effortlessly. All the kids loved working out their design, choosing the colour of the screen print and then proudly walked out with their very own unique t.shirt. There was also time for some spin painting which equally captivated them all. I’ve put theirs into frames, they look great and also they make super presents. I was able to bring in a birthday cake and order in a pizza for the finale, it was an effortlessly stress free birthday. My elder son also throughly enjoyed it and is already planning his 9th birthday to be there.”
“Another big thumbs up for Lou and Captured on the Rye. Our seven year old and her friends thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Silence descended (how unusual!) as they got totally wrapped up in designing their T-shirt and then they really were astonished at the results as they each had a go at printing their own shirt. Each one looked truly fantastic. You don’t have to be an artistic whizz to do it – there are plenty of stencils to choose from and Lou was able to print out some specific requests. Those with their own ideas were helped to put them into practice. The children all wear their T-shirts with pride and it’s a lovely momento of a great afternoon.”
“What an amazing way to celebrate your birthday!
My daughters 6th birthday was a huge success, thanks to Lou. The creativity that poured out of all the little girls was great to witness (preferred to over excited screaming girls doing the usual).Screen printing was simple but challenging enough to get the children excited (Lou helped with any hard bits and was always on hand to steer the girls in the right direction). The end result was 10 beautiful designed, individual t-shirts which the girls took home as their party gift. The t-shirts were given to all the girls in lovely paper bags so their was no need to fuss around putting party bags together which, was a real bonus.The girls loved every minute (and so did I! Another bonus was Lou added in some spin painting which held the girls attention doing something they have never done before. They also got to take to take home their colourful creations which we loved and will be framing as memory of a fabulous day.I would recommend this party to anyone who is looking for something fun, different, creative and very cool!”
“Absolutely agree! We recently had our daughter’s 10th birthday party at Captured on the Rye for a t-shirt making party with Lou, and it was totally brilliant. The girls each designed their own shirts, assisted hands-on with the actual screen printing, and went home with a very special and individualised party souvenir. A very memorable experience for all.”
“We celebrated my daughter’s 10th birthday with Lou on Saturday and it was a real success. 8 kids busy designing their t-shirt, with the help of Lou to find specific shapes on the internet, and Maya helping some of them with the more tricky cutting up. The girls really enjoyed it and were all in awe of the results. My older son, who joined in, made a special design request which Lou was happy to accomodate. We had a lovely, relaxed afternoon of creativity! A really good find. Thank you Lou – I think we’ll be back!”