SuperPirates 2018 Resolutions

Another fantastic, busy, exciting and fun-filled year is over, and another is about to begin...

Reflection is a key part of development, so we must back look at what we have learned when planning our next steps. As a small company we are still able to study our progress closely and make improvements before we expand into new areas. As usual, we are excitedly anticipating what this new year will bring, so we have set ourselves three resolutions to help us stay focused.

Confetti Cannon

SuperPirates New Year's Resolutions for 2018

1) Do less, but do it better. 

We took on so many new projects in 2017, and had ideas for a million more; it was our busiest and most successful year yet! With over 150 events, from birthday parties, festival play areas to weddings and school parties, we learned a lot about what we needed to prioritise to make sure we keep standards high. We are fine tuning our systems this year to get the company running like clockwork so that we can take on exciting new projects! 

2) Support local farmers

Bath has an incredible network of independent businesses who support each other, and we want to contribute more towards that. Being surrounded by gorgeous countryside means we are also lucky to live in a city supplied with amazing fresh produce. We're going to start sourcing our food from local suppliers (please let us know your recommendations!) In 2017 we stopped buying meat for our after school clubs and none of the children even noticed! We want to leave a healthier planet behind for our awesome kids, and building an ethical company will support that.  

3) Make time for the team

We're all very busy people at SuperPirates. We have a huge range of interests, hobbies and commitments going on outside of our equally hectic work lives, so we don't find much time hang out! This year we are going to schedule in fun things to do outside of work and do some superhero style team building. Jason even said he would take us go Go Karting! 

We wish you all a very happy and healthy new year, and a big thank you for supporting us in 2017. 

Indie Christmas Wishlist

Christmas Elves

When you buy from an independent business you are boosting the local economy and helping to establish a unique community. To make your purchases more thoughtful and ethical try shopping somewhere closer to home this Christmas.

As a Bath based company, we are surrounded by amazing independent businesses whose passion for what they do shines through in the products they offer. The lovely thing about buying from an independent retailer is that you are supporting a real person, who has put time and energy into creating something they care about. So with Christmas closing in, here are the items you will find in our letter to Father Christmas...

Ziggy Stardust Hobby Horse

1. Ziggy Stardust Hobby Horse by Laura Holden Studio. £42

We were absolutely star struck when we discovered this Bowie inspired hobby horse at Frome's Independent Market. Made with vintage cotton velvet and hand stitched felt, Ziggy Stardust will live on and inspire the imaginations of children. With all of the unicorn hype going on we thought this unique find was next level cool.

Handmade by Somerset textile artist, Laura Holden, from her flora and fauna inspired toys and homeware collection.

Maileg Mouse

2. Maileg Guardian Hero Mouse from My Small World. £19.95

Admittedly we are suckers for anything to do with superheroes, but this little mouse is both cool and cute! Maileg (pronounced My’lye) are a brand of timeless Danish-designed toys that inspire storybook imaginations to run free. This little guy comes tucked in his own tin case, ready to pack with goodies for his next adventure!

Ping Pong Crossbow

3. Ping Pong Crossbow from Spotty Herberts. £18.95

We popped into Spotty Herberts to say hello to Kate one day and ended up staying for about 40 minutes playing with toys, as we do! While we were there we found this amazing crossbow which fires ping pong balls. Handmade from recycled wooden crates, this Daniel Bros toy is incredibly satisfying to play with - and great protection from evil villains, obviously. 

Sparkle Cape

4. Sequin Cape by Selfish Mother X Pearl Lowe, from The Fmly Store. £60

Perfect for the little superhero in your family, these beautiful limited edition capes are really saving lives! £10 from each sale goes towards TOMMY'S baby charity, to fund research into pregnancy loss.




5. Ziggy BOOM Cloud by Sparkle Child London. £38

Ziggy BOOM Cloud

This dazzling rainbow cloud mobile is possibly the coolest decoration we have EVER seen - and we don't think this gift should be just for children! Kristal, the real life sparkle fairy, handcrafts hair clips, fairy wands, crowns, mobiles, garlands and brooches, all beautifully packaged ready to give. 

You should also check out her sparkly pirate eye patches on sale at Spotty Herberts!