Remember those yesteryears where we used to get all excited about taking a packet of toffees to school on our birthdays? With the birthday boy/girl even trying to extend their excitement to their best friends by giving them some extra toffees? Well, those days are, and will forever remain cherished memories .
Fast forward to today, birthdays are becoming a little more elaborate with a full-blown party complete with personalized custom-made cakes, along with parents trying their best to throw in some fun games and props to go with the mood. Sounds familiar? Yup, we’ve all made some attempts at organizing something similar for a kid, sibling, niece/nephew, or someone we know. And when the local home-based baker delivers the out-of-this-world cake that turned out better than we expected, we wish we had done something about the party setting and the games too. Well, thanks to enterprising folks in Nagaland, even kids in small towns can now experience a fantasy filled celebration on their special days!
Narto Sema, a banker turned event planner and a young mom from Dimapur, turns kids parties into nothing short of a fantasy world through her newly launched venture “The Big Fun Factory”. Here she chats about her venture that is close to her heart, and what she hopes to bring to every kid’s party in small towns, where party venues are limited and may be too big or expensive for many. Read on to be delighted!
Hi Narto, please introduce yourself.
Hi! I’m Narto Sema from Dimapur, Nagaland and a mother of two beautiful kids. I was a banker before I came back home to start a delightful journey as an event planner.
From being a banker in a city to becoming an event planner in your hometown, what made you take this leap?
When I had my first child, it became difficult to work full time and manage a baby. In spite of trying hard to balance work, family life and kids, I had to become a full-time mother to be able to spend quality time with my son. But soon I became restless and wanted to do something on my own but it wasn’t obvious then. Time flew, and I had my second child and it was only when she turned a year old then I realized that birthday parties were those special days that most parents looked forward to.
“I was a young mother and wanted to do the best for my children. So I took that passion filled opportunity to start this venture ‘The Big Fun Factory’ to make every kid’s party special and a happy day for the parents as well – by providing them all they would need for their special one’s parties, and taking care of the entertainment and rental requirements.”
My journey as “The Big Fun Factory” began with just one bouncy and a few see-saw slides but now, we have a fleet size of 6 bouncies and still growing. My services have mostly spread through word of mouth.
What keeps you motivated to run this venture?
It’s been four years since I started this small venture along with my husband; his constant support and my children have been my biggest sources of inspiration. The little savings I had from my banker days, I invested in this venture not knowing the outcome but God has been good, and I’ve never had a moment of regret. The special reward is when clients give awesome feedback, it makes me want to achieve more.
Tell us more about the kinds of events and services you cater to.
We provide a range of party rental services for children. We rent out special party equipments like bouncy castle, slides, trampoline etc. We cater to birthday parties, family gatherings, festivals, school events and more. We are based out of Dimapur, but we provide services across the state and we’ve had clients from Kohima, Mokokchung, Diphu etc.
What is so special about “The Big Fun factory”? Tell us more about the services you provide.
We feel that every kid deserves a fun-filled memorable birthday, which in turn will bring a smile to every parent. So we try to provide the best options across budgets and even space limitations.
Our rentals are made very affordable and can be rented for as low as Rs. 300 per shift. Our rentals are based on four-hour shifts. We try and make it as convenient as possible for parents by having them place the order over the phone and making payments online, taking into consideration the traffic conditions and time constraints.
Kids having fun on the Trampoline, courtesy of “The Big Fun Factory” Dimapur
“The Big Fun Factory” Team getting the trampoline ready for the kids!
Kids enjoying bouncy slides outside their house.
“Look! A candy land just appeared outside my house!” Aren’t we getting a little too excited about this little wonderland fantasy? 😀
Curious kid ready to climb the sticky wall by ‘The Big Fun Factory’ Ah perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon!
No park in your colony? No worries! Set up one by renting some fun equipments from ‘The Big Fun factory’
Kids playing on a trampoline outside their house paints a beautiful picture of “Nostalgia” “Happiness” and “Fun” all in one. [Trampoline (rented out) by ‘The Big Fun factory’]
We are getting a little too excited looking at these bouncies in all shapes and forms, and the trampolines! Especially seeing them outside a home makes it even more magical! Tell us how can we rent from ‘The Big Fun Factory’?
We are based out of Sub-Jail Tinali, Dimapur. But you can reach us through WhatsApp (+91-9774211020) or a simple DM on Instagram @thebigfunfactory. You can also contact us on Facebook to make your bookings!
Get in touch with these fun folks at ‘The Big Fun Factory’ Dimapur if you’d like to taste the experience of building a fantasy land outside your own house, or planning to organize the best party ever (!) for your kids/nieces/nephews/someone you know!
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