Customer Testimonials from Mixed Parties of Boys & Girls
Some of our customer start off being unsure about whether sumo will work where both boys and girls are being invited to a party. In our experience, until they hit the teenage years, boys tend to be a bit smaller than girls and what boys lack in size they make up for in determination. But don't take our word for it, see the following customer testimonials - we have over 30 reviews in this category alone. Read on or select another review category:
"I've just got back from my son's 11th birthday party - Sumo Experience and what a great experience it was too. My son and friends had a fantastic time, enjoyed every minute. As for me it was one of the most stress free parties I've organised. Martin Day is enthusiastic and encouraging and keeps the children "focused". I would totally recommend Sumo Experience - even my 13yr old daughter had a great time."
(Katy, West Horsley - following her son's 11th birthday party)
"All of the participants really enjoyed the party, and the time went by so quickly ! All children got into the spirit of things, and there seemed no bad feeling even when their team lost - a credit to the organiser for keeping their motivation up , and keeping their focus! Martin found a very good balance between being in charge/in control, yet letting them have fun as well. Thoroughly enjoyed the Sumo experience, and would highly recommend Martin to others."
(Alison, Ascot - following her son's 10th birthday party)
"Absolutely brilliant! Kids loved it, parents were very keen to "have a go", was a really different, fun party. Martin did a great job of involving all the children and managing the energy levels of them all. Was a party for boys and girls and feedback from the parents was they all had a great time! Thank you, would definately recommend this as a party idea. My chidren were 10 years, (boy), and 9 years old (girl)."
(Elli, Send - following her son and daughter's joint 10th & 9th birthday party)
"Thanks Martin for another fab Sumo party on Saturday 16th April 2016. This is now my third sumo party - having watched my son have a go at a party he was invited too couple of years ago - and then copied the idea myself this year for my sons aged 10 and 9. Both parties were a big success. It is just so much fun and the boys can’t get enough of the Sumo bouts. I also marvel at your crowd control - hence why I asked if you are a teacher - as you had full control of the 12 lively boys at all times. It was great to watch. I have thrown 29 b’day parties now for my boys over the years and Sumo experience is in my Top 3. I would 100% recommend it. I have had lots of emails from mums telling me their boys loved it and how tired they were (which is always a bonus). So a big thank you to you from us all."
(Ann, East Molesey - following her sons's 10th & 9th birthday parties)
"Martin is extremely pleasant to deal with. The party was hilarious and everyone (even the parents watching) were in fits of giggles. We have three children and have tried every party option out there, but this was the most fun we have ever had and we will definitely recommend Sumo Experience to everyone! ... thanks so much for a brilliant party."
(Keely, East Molesey - following her daughter's 8th birthday party)
"We hired Martin and his Sumo Experience for my son's 9th birthday party. All the children had a fantastic time. Martin was really good at engaging them and keeping control of a lively bunch of children. They absolutely loved it. I would thoroughly recommend Sumo Experience if you are looking for something a bit different that will appeal to all ages."
(Jo, Ealing - following her employer's son's 9th birthday party)
"Everyone had a great time, and Martin was an excellent manager/referee. He laid out the guidelines at the outset and then let the fun begin with a series of fights between 2 teams. He was inclusive of all the guests and even gave our youngest daughter an 'exhibition fight' allowing her to join in the fun. I would recommend this party to anyone looking for a different party experience."
(Melanee, Islington - following her daughter's 11th birthday party)
"Martin from Sumo Experience managed a birthday party for my 15 year old daughter and 14 of her friends, ranging across girls and boys from 11 - 15 years old. We all had 2 hours of good-natured fun and laughter so it was a tremendous success. The kids liked Martin, and from my point of view, he did all the hard work and was polite and reliable to deal with. Highly recommend."
(Sharon, Sevenoaks - following her daughter's 15th birthday party)
"Martin our instructor was very professional and managed the children extremely well. A real fun day for all. thank you! … I think we can all agree that the Sumo party was a big hit! we all had such a laugh."
(Chandana, Southborough - following her son's 9th birthday party)
"The children thoroughly enjoyed the party. The whole experience was very professional and well put together. The other parents commented on how much fun and how different the Sumo Experience was compared to other childrens parties they have been to. Highly recommended."
(Martin, Ottershaw - following his son's 8th birthday party)
"WOW!!! That was a wonderful party... We all certainly enjoyed spectating as much as they enjoyed taking part"
(Tracy, Chertsey - following her son's 10th birthday party)
"Was very pleased with the Sumo experience party for my son's 8th birthday. The 12 kids had a great time and spent a lot of the session cheering and laughing. Martin is good at communicating, very friendly and organised. He did a very good job of managing them all when they were a bit rowdy and made sure everyone had several turns. Also made sure they all knew about the safety rules, no injuries occurred, suits are super padded and hence very safe. The kids enjoyed the party and were talking about it for the next week. Would definitely recommend this to other parents."
(Sara, Woking - following her son's 8th birthday party)
"Fantastic party, the kids loved it! Thanks so much. They all had so much fun. Lovely to meet you too"
(Kabita, Osterley - following her brother's 9th birthday party)
"Thank you very much for yesterday, kids had an amazing time. Everyone really loved this party idea and got lots of positive feed back from guests. Your flexibility with timings and rapport with the kids was really appreciated."
(Kiran, High Wycombe - following her son's 11th birthday party)
"The class all really enjoyed it thank you! … Thank you again for a fun afternoon."
(Tom, South Croydon - following a special event for his class of year 6 leavers)
"Martin came into my primary school to give the Year 6s a 'Sumo Experience' as a way to blow off some steam after their SATs. All the children loved it! Martin is great with the children and the little extras like a smoke machine and a gong really complete the experience."
(Tom, South Croydon - following a special event for his class of year 6 leavers)
"Thank you for today. It was great fun again! The Yr 6s loved it, a great way to blow off some steam after exams"
(Tom, South Croydon - following a special event for another year's class of year 6 leavers)
"All of the kids, girls and boys had a great time. A great bonding experience for all of them to get to know each other better. I liked the fact it wasn't just hired suits with a dangerous free for all. It was controlled and supervised, which is important for 13 year olds!! As soon as they saw you arrive they were desperate to get on with it and have a go. thanks very much"
(Jane, Pyrford - following her son's 13th birthday party)
"Amba and friends had a fabulous time - her best party yet"
(Tina, Fulham - following her daughter's 9th birthday party)
"Just to say a big thank you for organizing a great Sumo party. The children and the adults had a brilliant time and it really got the party off with a bang."
(Jules, Petersham - following his son's 13th birthday family & friends party)
"The Simo party was the talk of the playground the next day!" ... (suggestion) "Award a medal to the winner. I gave all the children a medal at the end of the party which they were very proud of."
(Sima, Fulham - following her son's 7th birthday party)
"The boys and a girl had a great time on the sumo experience. All inhibitions are easily let go when covered up by such an outfit. Martin was very helpful with ideas for the party from when I first contacted him. I would highly recommend a sumo party for not only a child that has interest in sumo or martial art, but for any individual wanting a good time. Even the adults want a sumo party now!"
(Michelle, Wimbledon - following her employer's son's 7th birthday party)
"It was something different which all the children could participate in with hilarious results." ... (suggestion) "Perhaps some themed decorations could be made available for loan as part of the package? (ie. Japanese or Sumo bunting/banners)"
(Penny, Farnham - following her son's 10th birthday party)
"It was a fun evening which kept the attention of 10 boisterous 9 year olds"
(Ray, Godalming - following his grandson's 9th birthday party )
"The smoke did not help the quality of the photos"
(Carolyn, Churt - following her daughter's 11th birthday party )
"A very good party, kids had a great time and talked a lot about it after the event. A good party. Thank you"
(Samantha, Camberley - following her son's 7th birthday party)
"The event was great fun. Martin was very patient with the children as well as with the delayed start. Lots of fun! … I think you did a great job and as I said, the children really enjoyed it. You made the whole thing interesting and were very patient with them when they began to get tired and rowdy. We really appreciated your patience with the delays and I will definitely be recommending you to other parents!!" ... (suggestion) "Perhaps a little talk at the start and a little more dynamism to keep the younger ones more interested. But a really good event anyway! "
(Georgina, Muswell Hill - following her son's joint 7th birthday party )
"Boys liked the competitive element and if I was to make a suggestion then I would suggest some medals, one for the winner but the rest not for winning for fun i.e. best potential for a sumo career, person who knows most about Sumo/japan/ japanese, person best at the intro moves, person who looks best in the headband, and to be voted on by the children, person who looks most ridiculous in costume, person who bounced the highest, etc.. etc..."
(Linda, Englefield Green - following her son's 11th birthday party)
"The birthday girl and all the kids at the party had a great time - so much laughter! I would definitely recommend this service. One of my daughters better ideas!"
(Sophie, Frimley Green - following her daughter's 10th birthday party)
"My son just had his 10th party with Martin from Sumo experience, it was absolutely fantastic. Martin arrives and takes over with all the kids and you sit and watch for 90 minutes, no stress . Brilliant fun and different party."
(Anita, Morden - following her son's 10th birthday party)
"Our Sumo party for a group of mostly 11 year old boys was a great success. Martin succeeded in letting the kids be boisterous but never out of control, all while keeping them thoroughly entertained. It was a lot of fun for the adults too, it's a great spectator sport. Everybody went home smiling."
(Nick, Epsom - following his son's 11th birthday party)
"Harvey said "the party was brilliant, I really enjoyed it and I liked your hair too" My 11 year old daughter loved it too. Everyone loved it. It was fantastic."
(Caroline, Leatherhead - following her son's 10th birthday party)