Our Story

The Giggle Company was founded in 2009 by Tara Cody, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, with a passion for people and causes close to her heart.

In Tara’s words

The Giggle Company came out of a desire to connect and communicate with children. I remember filming a documentary in Africa and being captivated by the children interacting with the camera. I can still hear their infectious giggles! As a singing teacher I loved observing children who had little self-esteem. It was so rewarding seeing them grow in confidence, come out of their shells and blossom. I come alive with children and feel honoured every time I’m asked to host a party. It’s vital no one gets left out. I make sure I engage individually with each and every child, ensuring they leave with the biggest smile on their face.

Once upon a time…

I was born in Hong Kong into an enterprising and extremely loving family. I danced, sang and painted my way through childhood and began teaching children during my teens. I studied film at university and went on to work as an editor for the BBC, yet found myself day dreaming of leaving and starting my own business.

My father believed anything was possible if I wanted it badly enough. Building my own company and hosting children’s parties was an opportunity to utilise my skills, harness my creativity and interact with children on a daily basis.

The Giggle family

I employ a small group of fully trained and CRB checked entertainers, who are hand picked (I am very picky), nurtured and celebrated as members of the Giggle family. I look for individuals who have boundless amounts of energy and intuitive sensitivity. I am incredibly proud of the consistently high level of service and mountains of fun they bring to parties! Our training is ongoing, rigorous and always being updated