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6 Of The Hottest Themes For Kids’ Birthday Parties

The secret to having a great kids’ birthday party is to have a common theme. A theme helps to tie the whole event around one idea. This adds excitement to the party and narrows down your party ideas to one line of thought. Of course, not all kids’ birthday party ideas are great. But if you are scouting for some good ones, you’re in luck. Check out some of the 6 hottest themes for kids’ birthday parties below.

  1. Lego themed parties

Lego blocks have taken the world by storm, in a way. They have inspired games, cartoons, and even movies. Kids love to play with them. And guess what else? They would love a Lego-themed birthday party as well. With this theme, you can have a Lego cake, Lego cupcakes, provide Lego playing blocks, Lego furniture (tables and stools), Lego themed water slides, etc. The list is endless.

  1. Super hero themed parties

Kids cannot get enough of super heroes. They love them with all their little hearts. You cannot go wrong with this theme, especially if you’re hosting a birthday party for a boy. Some of the popular super heroes at the moment include Spider Man, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Turtle Ninjas, just to name a few. And as a parent, you obviously know who your kid’s favorite hero is. You can apply this theme to your kid’s birthday party through clothing, costumes, toys, cake, and other party props.

  1. Movie themed parties

Another great idea for hot birthday party themes is movies. There are some movies that just stick with your kids. And creating a birthday theme around that would just make their day. Some of the hottest kid’s movies at the moment include The Smurfs, Trolls, Penguins of Madagascar, Frozen, The Chipmunks, Moana, etc. Choose one of these and work on party ideas revolving along the movie.

  1. Wipeout themed party

Being summer, the wipeout theme is perfect. If you have watched the popular TV show then you know that kids would love to have a party based on its ideas. It’s just loads and loads of fun. The kids get to compete and spend time in the water. For this theme you’ll need to have a pool, even if it’s an inflatable one. You’ll also need water slides and Wipeout props to complete the theme.

  1. Camping themed party

Another hot birthday party idea for kids is camping. This theme will give your kids a taste of being outdoors. You can go about this in different ways. One, you can actually plan to host the party outdoors at a camping location. Two, you can simply pitch tents in your backyard and make that your venue. Thirdly, you can create a faux camp site right in your living room. Better yet, you can have the kids pitch in to create the set up.

  1. Fashion themed party

Another exciting party theme that kids would love is a fashion party. Why should the adults be the only ones to enjoy fashion parties? Create a trendy fashion outfit for your kids and have other parents do so as well. And come party day, lets the kids dazzle in all their glamour. That should make for some fun throwback photos years down the line.

 

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Fun Candy Ideas for Your Kid’s Party

If you read a mommy blog or hit up a place like Pinterest, you’ll soon realize there’s a ton of great ideas for sweet treats ideal for any kid’s party. In fact, there are so many ways to display, make and serve everything from Swedish Fish to Lifesavers that your head could go into a sugar coma! We wanted to make it easy for you by giving you some fun ideas that will help you narrow it down before your next event!

Cotton Candy Wafer Cones are one of the best ways to display your kid’s favorite sugary treat. Buy pre-made cotton candy and place it inside of an ice cream cone then wrap with fun plastic cellophane wrap. Not only is the super adorable way to serve, but it’s also less mess!

Next, why not make an activity making Candy necklaces out of Lifesavers and Gummy Savers? The kids will have a blast with this quick and easy crafty activity that will keep them entertained for weeks. You can also include Froot Loops to give the necklace some variety. No matter what the case may be, the kids will enjoy creating their edible jewelry.

If you’ve never seen someone unwrap a Saran Wrap Ball, you’re in for a real blast! It’s a fun way to watch your guest of honor try to figure out what’s in the center of the ball. Use colored Plastic Wrap to create a ball with little gifts in the center. Just keep wrapping the paper around until you can’t see the items. As the child unravels the wrap, small prizes like candy bars and gum packs. You can feel the anticipation as the child unwraps this challenging gift idea.

Other than wrapping the candy, why not play with it? Shark Jell-O is one of the coolest ideas yet, and you can make this fun summer treat from the blog “Home Made Interest.” Go to the candy store and pick out shark gummies and gummy bears to decorate the blue flavored Jell-O. This idea is too fresh and ideal for summer parties.

Just like anything else, we all have a preference to the type of candy we like and love. Another slick way to display and serve candy is to create a candy bar. Fill decorative glass jars with fun items such as lollipops, rock candy, and gobstoppers. The kids will love all the colors, and it’s a fun way to show off those sugar sweets.

These, of course, are just a few ideas that will help make candy look and taste even better. Don’t forget to contact us for information on reserving your space for your child’s event!

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Five Tips on Keeping Your Child’s Party Simple

With the fast-paced lifestyle, we all tend to lead these days, planning another birthday party can be somewhat daunting. We decided to put together a quick way to keep your child’s party simple and put the planning phase down to a minimum for you. This week’s blog reveals some quick tips on keeping it simple!

  1. Determine the Day, Place and Time.
  2. Pick the Food to be Served.
  3. Invite a specified number of guests
  4. Send Invitations Early
  5. Ask for Help

One of the biggest hurdles in party planning is determining where and when to throw the party or event. Once you’ve got a place established with a date and time the rest should be simple. If you’re overwhelmed with everyday tasks and schedules, then pick a place where you won’t have to worry about clean up and the aftermath of the celebration. This cuts back a lot on the hours and minutes you’ll have to spend.

Next, decide on the food to be served. Have someone cater the party or order pizza. The whole idea here is to prevent you from having to do additional work. By planning to hold your child’s birthday party or banquet at a location nearby and finding food to be delivered or catered, will make your life much simpler.

In addition to the food, keep in mind a head count is critical. Take a tally on how many guests will be at the party so you can plan accordingly. Don’t wait until the last minute to devise your list either, as people often need time to plan if they want to attend.

Send the invitations early. Whether you’re hosting the party at your home or an outside venue, be sure to send the invitations right away. Be sure to have them RSVP to gauge the attendance, and this will prevent you from over-ordering when it comes to the catering.

Lastly, to make life easier be sure to reach out and ask for help. If you’re swamped (as most of us are) asking for others to pitch in with the planning phase is a good idea. Many times, if you ask your friend, neighbor or about participate, they’ll most likely agree. Just remember to reciprocate the favor.

By taking these easy tips into consideration before your next big party, you’ll most likely feel a sense of relief. We understand the dilemma’s parents face today and are always here to help.

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5 Fun Birthday Party Themes for Older Kids

When kids are on their way to pre-teen hood, they become very choosy in terms of what kind of parties they’d like to throw. Children between the ages of 8 to 12 value nothing more than attracting a good list of friends to their party. It’s always best to get the kids involved in the planning process. Let them decide what kind of things are important to them and you’ll figure out a theme that works best. Below are 5 popular themes that are perfect for kids:

Army theme party

Start planning this kind of party early in advance. You can try and call your local army recruit office and ask them if they have any supplies they can donate for the party. You may get some shirts, posters, flashlights and other supplies that will be great to decorate the party. Remember that authentic army supplies work best. You can even try to invite some real soldiers to show up at the party. Call a friend or family member who can come in uniform and interact with the kids and answer their questions. It would be a nice idea that the kids will probably not forget.

Bowling party

Bowling parties can be a great idea if you don’t have too many guests. There are bowling alleys that even offer parents amazing packages for kid’s birthday parties. Keep the kids busy as they wait for others to arrive. You can have bowling coloring pages so that the kids can color as they wait for the others to get there. You can even invite parents to the bowling alley but this is likely to cost you more.

Fashion makeover parties

This is one of the best ideas if your child loves fashion. You can take before and after photos of kids. The before photos can be of kids dressed in ugly clothes and messy hair then the after photo will be taken once they clean up and look great in more stylish clothes. You can use fashion magazine cutouts to decorate the party or give the kids some small dash of perfume as party favors.

Art themed parties

Children love coloring and painting so having a party with this theme in mind is likely to blow them away. Start by sending the kids invitations patterned after this theme. You can do this by blowing up a balloon and then writing all the information in it. Deflate the balloon and attach it to the invitation. The child will have to blow it up first in order to get information about the party. You can also write on the invitation card using invisible ink. Kids will have to color over the card in order to reveal the information.

Celebrity star birthday parties

You can use the celebrity star theme for your kid’s birthday parties starting from the invitations. Use the director’s clapboard to design an invitation card. You can write the invitation as if it’s a movie script. For instance, having the message “You’ve been selected to play a starring role in my birthday party on…” on the front of your invitation card can be a cool idea.

 

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7 Ideas to Throw a Cool Birthday Party on a Budget

Trying to keep a bunch of toddlers occupied and happy all day is no easy task. But we’ve rounded up a few ideas that will make your job exciting and simple. Think of good food, fun activities, cool decorations and any other thing that will keep the party rolling. Below are a few ideas to run a birthday party that everyone will remember even when you’re low on cash:

Set a time limit

When you send out invitations, be sure to indicate the time when the birthday party starts and ends. Having a party that runs from 11 am to 1 pm is normally recommended if you don’t want to spend too much on entertainment and food. Just make sure you keep activities brief and fun so that everyone enjoys even if it’s for a limited time.

Homemade cake

Making your own cake can really help to cut down on costs and still enjoy the event. But don’t think of baking complicated recipes that are likely to backfire on you. You can set up a doughnut cake which has some ice cream inside the holes. The good thing with this type of cake is that, it doesn’t require any baking plus kids are likely to love it.

Make use of balloons

Use balloons as your main decoration because they are more affordable and can quickly transform any space. Attach the balloons on the walls and even throw some on the floor. They’ll give those little toddlers something to play with as they wait for the event to continue.

Affordable party favors

Party favors don’t have to cost you a lot of money. Work around the theme of your event when thinking about invitations and party favors. For instance, you can give every kid a bag that has a lollipop as well as a bottle of bubbles. Think of handmade party favors too. You can get numerous ideas online depending on the birthday theme.

Try a makeover party

Makeover birthday parties are among the cheapest to execute. You can tell kids to come up with their own before and after looks. Just have a photo booth or even take pictures of kids before and after the makeover using your phone. Make sure you keep this kind of activity fun and sweet.

Offer healthy snacks

Birthday meals need to be healthy too. Think of preparing vegetables and fruits in a healthy way so that kids will also enjoy. Don’t give kids sugar rush by allowing them to eat sweet foods such as cakes, chocolates and the like. You’ll be frustrated when they get out of hand after finishing the sugary foods.

Invite the parents

Having parents coming along with their kids is actually a great cost saving idea. This can really work if you are holding the birthday at a venue where they can buy their own foods and drinks. Just make sure you mention this on the birthday invitations so that they can come prepared. You can even request some of the mums to assist with planning the event.

 

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6 Ideas to Throw a Fun Bowling Party

Next time you want to throw your son or daughter a birthday party that they’ll never forget, take it to the bowling alley. Bowling parties can be a hit without having to spend much time and money on planning. We’ll take a look at a few cool food suggestions, games and decorating ideas for bowling parties:

Get the right supplies

First things first, figure out where you are going to get all the supplies you’ll need for your party. This includes items like cups, napkins and decorations for your party. You may also want to rent a bowling game, some small trophies for the kids and a bowling balloon.

Creative invitations

Make your invitations cool and creative to increase the party attendance. You can do your own personalized invitations. Simple things like adding a bowling sticker on the invitations or a fun message will excite your guests and make them look forward to the party.

Bowling party decorations

When choosing your decorations, one thing you have to consider is the location of your party. Generally, you won’t have lots of places to decorate at the bowling alley. But if you are doing the party at home then you’ve got unlimited opportunities to decorate.

Bowling t-shirts for your guests

One thing you can do to get the guests excited is to give them matching bowling t-shirts. They will feel like they are part of a team. Look for inexpensive bowling tees and add a bowling pin on each. You can even write the child’s name on the bowling pin. If you will be celebrating the part at a bowling alley, giving guests matching t-shirts will make it easy for you to spot them especially if the event is on a day when the alley is crowded.

Best food and snacks for bowling parties

If the party is in a bowling alley, you may be required to buy food at their concession stand. Some bowling alleys allow you to come with snacks during your event. You can narrow down your food choices to only healthy snacks such as grapes, slices of apples and wheat crackers. If you will be throwing the bowling party at home or in a private garden, then you have lots of options on what to serve. You can serve hotdogs, popcorns, French fries and so much more. One good idea would be to serve your guests drinks inside a bowling pin sipper cup.

Choosing party favors

You obviously want to send your guests home with some cool favors that complement the theme of the party. There are so many bowling party favors that you can find online at a good price. A few ideas include: bowling pin sipper cups, candy and lollipops with cool shapes, trophies for the winning team and mini bowling games.

Start planning the bowling party early enough so that you don’t miss out on any aspect we’ve mentioned above. Remember that you don’t have to spend a lot on making this party work for you. Handmade decorations and homemade food can really help you to cut down on costs.

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7 Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Kid’s Birthday

Sometimes your child’s birthday may land on a school day but this doesn’t mean that you should wait until the weekend to make him/her feel special. There are so many birthday ideas that you can implement without spending much. Kids tend to enjoy the simplest things so don’t stress over going over-the-top with your birthday plans. In fact, planning for a birthday party shouldn’t be frustrating. We’ll let you in on some 7 fun and simple ideas to make your kid’s birthday extra special.

Start with a good breakfast

Even before the guests arrive, make your kid’s day by preparing his/her favorite breakfast. You may even decide to make the breakfast together. Anything to make them feel special even before the actual event begins.

Write a birthday letter

Make it tradition to write a birthday letter to your child every year. If your child is still too small to understand, save it and read it to him/her in later years. Every year, you can read the letters together. This letter should basically highlight the way your child has grown over the years and why they are so special to you.

Go through baby photos

There’s nothing better than spending some quality time with your child on their birthday. You can do this by going through some old baby photos or cards that you’ve stacked away for memories’ sake. You can even talk about how he/she was born and other milestones such as first day at school.

Give him/her a little freedom

It’s ok to allow the birthday child to enjoy his/her day. This could mean allowing the child to choose what they want to eat for dinner or even stay up past bedtime. It’s just a single day of the year when your child should be allowed to break some rules.

Decorate the birthday child’s room in the morning

Wake up early in the morning on the day of the birthday and surprise your child with some decorations in his/her room. You can do all this while your child is sleeping. Simple things like covering the floor with balloons that have different messages written on them can go a long way in making your child feel super excited.

Offer a random surprise

If your child’s birthday is on a school day, you can pick her/him up with a surprise gift. You can even hide a note or birthday card in their lunch bag so they come across it in the middle of the day. Bake a homemade cake and greet your child with it when you pick them up from school.

Organize a themed birthday

Themed birthday parties can be a great way to get the highest attendance and make your child very excited. There are so many birthday themes that you can consider including bowling themes, celebrity, makeover and army birthday themes. The idea is to make sure everything depicts the theme that you are trying to pull off. From the decorations to the food and venue, plan early in advance so that you don’t get overwhelmed by the process.

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Halloween Birthday Parties

If your son or daughter’s birthday falls in the month of October, he or she is extra fortunate. But other than a chance for wearing costumes to a party there’s a lot of options for planning. In this blog, we uncover a few unusual and fun ways to help your child celebrate their birthday during Halloween season. Get out your magic pen and write some notes, cause here we go!

Healthy Halloween Snacks: Hollow out a small pumpkin and keep the lid. Make sure the lid has a stem for aesthetics. Fill the pumpkin with Ranch Dip or veggie dip and then surround with healthy vegetables. Fun presentation for something nutritional.

Decorate the room with the traditional colors of black and white. Surround each table setting by skulls, bones, and spiders. While this theme works well for any Halloween party, make your child’s spot special by creating a thrown with Challis, etc.,

Visit places like Pinterest for fresh decorating ideas. This site is also a terrific place for fun food ideas and games. We love pumpkin bowling with toilet paper and a small round pumpkin to roll.

Pay particular tribute to the bewitching hour of when your child was born. Organize your party around that hour if it’s appropriate and sing “Happy Birthday” on his or hers particular time they entered the world.

Adult parties can include some ‘delicious but evil ‘concoctions such as Vampire’s Kiss made with Bailey’s Irish Crème and Raspberries Wow good, and they look extra creepy!

The party festivities can begin early by surprising your loved one with a balloon and crepe paper spider made in black. Tape the spider over their bed while sleeping for a fun gag. Or hang in their bathroom with a not wishing them a happy birthday.

With a little imagination, you can make your child’s day special even though it falls on a major holiday. If you enjoyed this article, be sure to catch our December version of this for all those born during this festive season.

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Balloon Fun, Coconut Creek Style at the Wow Factory

While the Wow Factory may be known for laser tag and our ropes course, this amusement fun zone also welcomes individual personality and taste. This is particularly true when it comes to renting one of our birthday party rooms. We do allow minimum decoration, games and food. We put together a quick reference for creating some fun games that you can do with balloons that cost very little time and effort. Feel free to use these ideas when visiting us or at home.

For ‘Balloon Bop’ you’ll need to paper plates, a couple of paint sticks from the hardware store, a glue gun and one inflated balloon. Glue the paint sticks to the back of the paper plates. (One stick per plate). Be sure to glue the stick halfway to support the back of the plate. Let them dry and you now are ready for some balloon tennis by using the paper plates as paddles and the blown up balloon. This is a super idea that can be used anywhere. If you aren’t crafty, use a fly swatter from the dollar store.

For a quick fix on gussying up your helium balloons use soft mesh cloth, cut at the ends then secure with a tied ribbon. This balloon idea is super-fast and really makes the party look festive.

Balloon Emoji’s are a cute way to have some fun at your party that can go home with the child afterwards. This will take some preparation time.  You’ll need to pick up 1 balloon for each child. Be sure to get the aluminum foil balloons and not latex. Before your party cut out shapes to be used to make faces. Give one balloon to each child to decorate on their own. This is a fun way to see them smile and is an inexpensive giveaway.

Dartless balloons are an awesome way to living up any event and it’s super easy to put together. For this game you’ll need a variety of balloons that are blown up. A large piece of foam care, you can buy at Walmart of Michael’s crafts. You’ll also need tacks, and square pieces of paper with large numbers on them. The numbers roll up and put them into the balloon before blowing them up. On the back of the foam core, stick your tacks and then tape them down so they don’t move. Tape the inflated balloons on the board, then toss a bean bag toward the balloons. Each kid takes turns and whoever hits your child’s birthday age (number inside) wins a prize. It’s that simple.

Of course, these are just a couple of quick ideas for you to liven up the party. By using a little ingenuity and of course visiting places like Pinterest, you will be the party planner of the season.

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Adventures of Entertaining Kids Indoors

Adventures of Entertaining Kids Indoors

 

When you live in a place like Coconut Creek or South Florida for that matter, you become accustomed to rain and heat. With record breaking temperatures and at least an average of 66.5 inches of rain each year you can bet on spending some time indoors. That might be fine for you while you’re lounging with the AC blasting, but it doesn’t take long before you hear “I’m bored” from the kids. In this blog we highlight a few things to spark ideas for you to entertain your children while increment weather sweeps Broward County. Here’s a few great tricks that’ll keep you kids from getting hungry for activity while staying away from the “BORE-ritto!
Why not create an indoor obstacle course? You can either buy pylons or use items around the house. This is for active playing so be prepared for everyone to get a little excited. You can also use household items such as tape and crepe paper to turn your hall into a fun zone. Strategically tape the paper up the hallway walls in different angles and height and then have the kids crawl or walk through without touching the paper or using their hands. Depending on the age of the child, you can determine the skill level for the course.
Movie theaters are a great place to escape the sun and humidity. You can almost bet at the box-office to provide at least one child’s movie discounted during matinees. Check your local listings for a theater near you.
Have an arts and crafts day. This doesn’t have to be a lot of work, nor does it have to be overly messy. You can get many FREE ideas from Pinterest and Nickelodean.com. By stretching your child’s imagination and giving them the ability to be creative helps them to solve problems, work as a team and a myriad of other positive attributes.
Teach a child an old game. Marbles, ping-pong, coin toss are all games that kids still love that require you to go retro! Don’t close the doors, just because it’s been done before. There’s a reason why you still see Slinky’s on the shelf. They are evergreen and timeless.
Fort building used to be a great way to pass the time. Sheets, blankets, chairs and pillows all help to create the ultimate indoor hideaway. You can make these forts more advanced by using PVC pipe, or simply use clothing lines and clothes pins with sheets for more of a tent.
With the many ideas that you can find on the Internet, and a way to use your creativity, your children should be anything but bored this summer. No matter if it’s rain or shine, you can always scoop the kids up and bring them into the Wow Factory.
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