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!
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!
Determine the Day, Place and Time.
Pick the Food to be Served.
Invite a specified number of guests
Send Invitations Early
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.
Feel free to contact us at any time regarding parties and events at the Wow Factory!
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.
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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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.
To book an amazing birthday party that you and your child are sure to remember, call The Wow Factory today! (954)-380-8600.
When it comes to New Year’s Eve, not too many people immediately think of bringing in the holiday toting your kids around. However, if you’re like most people with youngin’s that are still living at home, you can still enjoy the festivities with children of all ages. In this week’s blog, we share some ideas that you might be able to use to make it to 2017 without pulling out your hair in the process.
Once the month of December winds down, and you top it off with a great party to say goodbye to the previous year, it’s great to help your children understand what everyone’s celebrating. Give your kids something to look forward to like improving their self-esteem; school work acts of kindness. Remember to guide your children to understand it’s out with the old and in with the new!
*One thing you can do is blow up some generic balloons and write different time on them leading up to the ball dropping. For instance, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 P.M. on separately on each balloon. With every hour have the children pop the balloon with a dart. Popping balloons will not only keep them awake until midnight, but it’s also a whole lot more fun than hearing “Is it time yet?” from your little ones every fifteen minutes. To change it up a bit, you can roll up small pieces of paper giving an activity that will take up until the next balloon pop. Activities such as play a game, eat a snack, etc., The whole idea is to keep each hour rolling and not letting the kids get bored.
**Next is the actual balloon drop at midnight. Visit a local balloon shop or florist and ask to have a giant balloon filled with confetti and other balloons. When the clock hits twelve, pop the oversized balloon to celebrate like they do on television. Super fun, and a little messy but well worth it!
***While kids may not know what the champagne tastes like, you can easily conjure up this great recipe using Perrier or Sparkling water and cotton candy. Just place the cotton candy pieces inside a child safe glass, pour the sparkling water and watch the smiles. This neat little trick will make them feel special, and it’s so fun to watch the looks on their little faces when the cotton candy disappears and turns into bubbles.
Don’t forget to stock up on noisemakers as this is one of the best ways for a kid to enjoy the festivities. Keep plenty of healthy snack foods on hands such as shrimp cocktail and cheese plates. With a little parent guidance and a few party favors, toting kids around your New Year’s party will be a cinch!
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When it comes to bowling, many people feel this is a game of skill and strength. While that might be true, there are some real misconceptions out there when it comes to knocking down ten pins. This leisure activity offers a multitude of benefits that can make a difference in just about anyone’s life. In this week’s blog, we reveal five common misconceptions about the game you might not have thought.
Bowling isn’t as good as playing a video game
Bowling is too easy
Bowlers should play alone
Ten Pins is an ‘old-school’ game
Bowling is only for adults
There’s a reason why game systems such as Playstation and the Wii have created bowling games. While these might be a lot of fun to play in the comfort of your home, there’s something exciting about wearing funny looking shoes and toting around a bowling ball. Some people may argue bowling isn’t as fun as a video game. On the contrary, this is a way to offer an aerobic activity that is low impact; it’s a way to perfect your skills with strategic planning and form just as any other sport and bowling are a whole lot more fun when you get together with friends and family.
Believe it or not, but, the first games of bowling were played by the Egyptians as they used balls made of porcelain and leather rolling the human-made balls to know over stones and other objects. Since we live today, bowling has become a competitive sport because it requires you to take the proper stance and aim for the center pin. However, when you’re shooting for a straight or some other spare, you need to understand gravity and physics to know where the ball will hit the pins to knock down the ones left standing. That requires skill and makes the game more challenging. Understanding the arrows and dots on the wood lane is another tool people use making the game one that is legendary when it comes to sports.
While bowling is an activity you can play without the company of others, the game does become more fun when there are more people. The camaraderie could be one of the biggest reasons why bowling leagues got started. We like to say “the more, the merrier,” and we’re sure you would agree after playing with a few of your closest friends.
Ten Pins or bowling is not an old-school game. Today, kids of all ages are enjoying the benefits of this non-contact sport.
Bowling is not just for adults either. We are seeing children as young as three, push the ball down the lane anticipating its destination. Bumper bowling is ideal for mom’s and toddlers, and we’re happy to accommodate.
We hope this clears up any misconceptions you may have had about the game of bowling and bring your family in for this international game of fun!
Contact us today to reserve a lane or find out about our leagues.
How to prevent your child from getting the holiday blues.
It seems it was only yesterday the kids went back to school, and now we’re facing that time of year where holiday vacations are once again upon us. For most parents, this time of year can be a lot of fun. That is if the kids are enjoying themselves. However, if you start to hear those famous words “What Can We Do Today, I’m Bored?” it’s time to find an outlet. In this blog, we present you with some tips that keep the kids preoccupied without charging up your credit cards in the process.
Tip One:Try a new recipe. If your kids like to get messy in the kitchen, then why not try a few new recipes that can keep them entertained? Bear in mind, this time of year the parents aren’t the only ones who are faced with making healthy choices. Help you, kids, to find recipes they will enjoy both making and eating without putting on the extra pounds. New types of vegan cookies or healthy granola bars can be low-calorie alternatives.
Tip Two: Go Hiking. There are plenty of trails and places for the kids to enjoy being outdoors. This time of year South Florida is perfect because of both weather and lack of bugs. Even though it’s still a good idea to wear sunscreen and mosquito repellent when hitting a nature walk, this is the most pleasant time of year for fresh air. Make the time you spend with your children a learning one by identifying plants and wildlife. Whatever the case maybe, you’ll find this both enjoyable for your kids and you.
Tip Three: Start a family blog. Go to WordPress.com and start your family blog then invite other members of the clan to join in. Give them individual writing assignments, post pictures and invite other people to join in. By including your kids to be a part of this project may open new doors and develop confidence.
Tip Four: Plan a field trip to the Wow Factory. Don’t forget to invite the other kids in the neighborhood or from your child’s class. The Wow Factory is a place that’s not only fun, but it also helps children to develop unique skills such as team building and motor skill development. Of course, we highly recommend this tip!
Before you know it, the kids will be back to school and life will get back to normal. We suggest planning a few activities to give your children something to look forward to during the season. Whatever you do, we’re always here to break up the monotony.
Kid’s say the funniest things as we all know. But it always seems that they say their best quotes at the most appropriate times. Like for instance, a birthday party?? We’ve all been there, so take a deep breath because you’re going to need it after reading these precious, but hilarious quotes by our little sweethearts… The kids!
Holidays were always fun times of the year because the bigger the family gathering the more you had the opportunity to hear your cousins saying ridiculous things. We always loved to see the colors of my aunt when she’d be embarrassed when one of her four kids blurted out a good cracker! Anyway, here are some of the better quotes we’ve heard lately:
“Mom, can I need a bounce house with lots of girls.”
“Why did Granny Spit on her cake?”
“But I wanted the Apple watch.”
“Alexis got a pony.”
“I like that you’re my dad and keep it thimple.”
“Stop acting like it’s your birthday mom!”
“Mom, I forget the kid’s name again.”
“Mommy, it’s just like Kim Kardashians!!”
“I don’t know why they have a party for him every year. They could make it once a week or something.”
Teaching your kids to have manners is important, but let’s face it, the kids keep us entertained at these precious and most inappropriate moments when they say whatever is on their mind. No filter just pure honesty and coming straight from their hearts. Who doesn’t love a kid that speaks their mind?
Have you heard a funny quote from your kid or somebody else’s kid lately? Do share!
We love to hear a good kid story!
For assistance planning your next event contact one of our party planners. In the meantime, don’t forget to share your kids quiet!