A Birthday Party Patchwork

Set up your event page.

Organising a birthday bash? Use Patchwork to let people know the plan and to ask for help. You show people what they need to fund, make or do, then they decide whether to contribute their time, skill or money to make the party happen.

A Birthday Party Patchwork
  • EASY TO SET UP
    Customise a party template to share with friends.
  • FUND MAKE DO
    Invite friends to contribute money, time or skills.
  • MONEY DIRECT TO YOU
    Collect cash gifts direct to your PayPal and/or Stripe account.
  • SAY THANK YOU
    Keep track of contributions and send thanks.

Start your party patchwork

Editing a patch within a birthday party patchwork

1. Create your Patchwork

Browse our many party ideas and choose a readymade template to customise. Or create your own from scratch. With Patchwork you can invite friends and family to help fund items, or contribute their time and skills. A patchwork of images shows them the things you’d like them to fund, make or do. For example, if you’re organising a friend’s birthday party, you could include options for people to contribute £10 towards venue hire, £5 for drinks, or ask friends to do the DJing or make a cake.

Browse party templates

2. Collect cash contributions

Patchwork is not tied to any suppliers and we don't hold your funds. Instead money goes directly into your PayPal account or your bank account via Stripe so you can spend it when, where and how you like. It's free to sign up to Patchwork, we only make money when you receive yours - with a 3.6% commission on contributions you receive. You can compare partner fees here.

Patchwork commission 3.6% on funds received
Contributing to a patchwork with PayPal or Stripe
Saying thank you to your contributors.

3. Say thank you

It's super easy to keep track of cash contributions, offers of help and messages from friends and family. So when the party’s over, you can upload photos to your account to send along with a thank you message to the friends who helped make it happen. You can also send printed thank you cards using our 30% discount with our friends at Moo.

With customisable templates and a gorgeous image gallery, it's easy to set up your party patchwork. The Pinterest-style layout and mobile friendly shopping experience makes it easy and fun for friends to get involved, too.

Start your party page

Hear From Happy People:

BFF's 30th Birthday Weekend

Naomi Jago
“Being able to see all the elements of the party laid out in the patchwork helped everyone see the plan, and seeing that other people had offered to make or do something really spurred everyone on to get involved in making the whole thing amazing!” - Naomi Jago

Son's 4th Birthday Party

Sally Wood
“I used Patchwork to organise my kids’ birthday party - it was a brilliant way of asking for the help that I needed. I’m so glad I did it this way instead of trying to do everything myself. We had a lovely cake from my friend, music by my dad, and someone I knew even sorted out a bouncy castle.” - Sally Wood

Girlfriend's Surprise Party

David Abrahams
“This was the perfect tool for organising a surprise birthday party for my girlfriend’s 30th. I asked people to do things like bring a photo of themselves with her for a pin board, pick her up & bring her to the party, make her a cake - everyone had a job, and it was so easy to keep track.” - David Abrahams