Interview 1 – Successful Teepee Sleepover Business Owners

Jan is a very successful teepee sleepover business owner. In this interview she reveals her top tips for succeeding in this industry and shares her biggest problems too.


One of my very first friends in the teepee sleepover industry was Jan from Dolly Daydreams Party Caravan. I was really blessed to meet Jan at an awards event held by Theo Pathitis, from the UK version of Dragons Den and so it seemed only fitting that I interview her first. Today we are going to find out more about the owner of this well established UK business.  I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it 



Teepee Sleepover
The Vintage Dreamcatcher Sleepover Party

Who Are You?

I’m Jan aka ‘Pinkie’. I am mum to three children aged 40, 37 and 20.  I also have 4 grandchildren, the eldest is 21 yikes! I’m a qualified nurse & took very early retirement from oncology. (Jan certainly doesn’t look like your traditional granny does she? Very glam!)

Jan from Dolly Daydreams Party Caravan
Jan of Dolly Daydreams Party Caravan



What Is Your Business Called?

Dolly DayDreams Party Caravan
The Dolly Daydreams Party Caravan Logo

What Did You Do Before You Opened This Business?

Why Did You Decide To Open A Teepee Sleepover Business?

A Bright Pink Party Caravan

What Is Your Most Popular Theme or Service? 

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Describe Some Of Your Favourite Moments Whilst Running Your Business

What Did You Find The Hardest Part of Setting Up The Teepee Sleepover Element of Your Business?

What Are Your Dreams for the Future?

Children at a Caravan Party
Children enjoying a Dolly Daydreams party

What Advice Do You Have for People Wanting to Start Their Own Teepee Sleepover Business 

Is There Anything Else You Would Like To Say?

As you can see Jan is a wonderful, warmhearted and charismatic person who has been running a successful party business for 7 years. Her work as a nurse at the worst points in peoples lives just makes me love her more. My main takeaway points from her interview have to be:
  • Treat your customers as you would like to be treated and you will rarely have any issues
  • Collaboration is the key to having a successful business 
  • Jan is one of Earth’s Angels that deserves all the success in the world


What are your takeaway points? Tell us in the comments below

If you would like to know how to start your own teepee sleepover business then take a look at a previous blog I wrote –  Start Your Own Sleepover Business which details how you too could have a successful business like Jan. You can also visit for more information on the way in which I can support you on this journey.