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PartySmallerPartyHarder Iso Issue #2

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to send a few of our fabulous party entertains along to Joshua’s 6th birthday with Memorable Parties Perth!

The party was a roaring success with the help of several local businesses proving the cake, decor, props and more!

Read all about it here.

Observations of a Children’s Party Host with Roger!

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“After months of isolation, gearing up to host my first party felt quite daunting. I did not know what to expect!”

How would the kids interact given the pandemic?

How protective would the parents be?

Do I still have my hosting mojo?

Turns out… this first party back was one of my favourite party experiences to date, over my past 3 years with the company! It was a breath of fresh air and really gave the sense that we as a state, did a fantastic job during the pandemic.

Without a doubt, the best part of the party was the children! Hands down, the nicest, kindest, most inclusive kids I’ve ever witnessed at a party. Honestly, I could only hope that when I have kids, they get put in a class with children as wonderful as this. All Injured or shy children were all made to feel included.

Perhaps my favourite game of the party was the Wishing Dust activity.

Shout out to my partner, Hannah, for executing this flawlessly!

The boys were so engrossed in this. There were zero signs of toxic masculinity, and I need to give the parents, teachers and children themselves my utmost respect for that! Despite Hannah saying that the dust belonged to fairies or unicorns or ballerinas, the boys just sat, made no comments and were stoked to be there for the birthday party. The boys even danced around in a circle laughing while holding hands during Musical Dots which was smile-inducing to everyone watching.

One outspoken child believed in the dust magic so much that she started coaching the other kids alongside Hannah to ensure everyone got their wish granted! It was very cute and I saw not only myself, but other parents clutch their heart when she spoke up.

Finally, when the children were told to tell their wish to their parents, the sheer explosive wholesome excitement was contagious. The kids raced to their parents, waved their arms, and shouted their wishes while bouncing up and down. Not only was it super cute, the best part was glancing at each listening parent, beaming with such genuine happiness as they watched their children’s joy and belief in magic.

I walked out of this party with the biggest grin on my face ,feeling like Hannah and I did a great job in truly giving the parents and kids a party to remember 😊

Thanks for reading,
Roger

Frozen Party Games (and jokes for a snowy day!)

Frozen Elsa Anna Party Perth Parties Kids Remember

Q: What did Elsa say when she tripped and fell on the ice?
A: Nothing, she gave everyone the cold shoulder!

Frozen Elsa Anna Party Perth Parties Kids Remember

Frozen parties are a long-time favourite at Parties Kids Remember, ever since 2013 when the first Frozen movie came out! Since then, this party theme has been extremely popular, especially currently, due to the recent release of Frozen 2. With the brave Elsa, goofy Anna, cheeky Kristoff, and funny Olaf, it is no surprise that Frozen is a favourite of most children, boys and girls alike. If your little one is obsessed with Frozen, why not transport them to Arendelle for the icy party of a lifetime with the following fun Frozen games.

Q: What type of phone does Olaf have?
A: A snowmobile!

A fun and exciting Frozen game is the “Snowman Poop Relay”. This game brings out the competitive spirit in children 5+, and easy for parents to organise. The children are split evenly into two teams and line up at a starting point. “Snowman poop,” which are actually cotton wool balls, are scattered in the playing space. One child from each team goes into the space and tries to collect a piece of snowman poop with a spoon. Once they have it on the spoon, they need to run back and place it in their team’s bucket. Once they have placed it in the bucket, the next team member can go. The game ends when all the snowman poop is collected. The snowman poop is then counted, and the winning team is the team with the largest number of snowman poop collected. An alternative to this game, with the same equipment, is an egg and spoon relay, but with snowman poop instead of an egg.

Q: What is Elsa’s favourite type of party?
A: A snow-ball!

Frozen Elsa Anna Party Perth Parties Kids Remember

An old classic that works with the Frozen theme is musical statues. To suit this to a Frozen party, you may like to call it “Musical Freeze”. Children dance to music, but when the music stops, they must freeze as if Elsa has used her ice powers on them! If the children are older, you may like to eliminate the child that ‘freezes’ last, with the last child standing winning a prize. Otherwise, if the children are younger, give the best freezer a sticker in each round. To add another Frozen touch, play songs from the movies such as, “Let it Go”, “Love is an Open Door”, or “Into the Unknown”.

Q: Why is it dangerous for Olaf to be angry?
A: He might have a meltdown!

A final favourite Frozen party game is “Pin the carrot nose on Olaf”. A new spin on Pin the Tail on the Donkey, this game is not only fun, but inclusive, as it can be for any age groups, and no one is eliminated. All that’s needed is: A noseless Olaf picture printed out on A3 or A2 paper (a free printable can be found here), printed out carrots (one for each child – orange paper cut into triangles also works fine), blu tack for the carrots, and a blindfold. Stick the printed Olaf poster on a wall at child height. Line
the children up in front of the poster, spin them around three times when it’s their turn, and let them try their luck at getting their carrot as close to where Olaf’s should be as possible. The child who put it the closest gets a sticker or a prize.

Q: Knock knock
A: Who’s there?
Q: Yoo
A: Yoo who?
Q: Yoo hoo big summer blowout!

There you have it, some exciting Frozen games and funny Frozen jokes to make sure your child’s birthday is as cool as Elsa. To make the day even more special, why not book a Frozen entertainer for the big day? Entertainers take the stress out of the day, arriving with all the equipment needed to play the above games, and so many more! You can request Elsa, Anna, or even Kristoff, to make your child’s day! Find the Parties Kids Remember’s Ice Princess party page here!

Top 3 socially distant party ideas for kids

Superhero Batman Party Perth Parties Kids Remember

In these strange and uncertain times, we all need a little bit of cheering up, and with WA slowly lifting its social restrictions there’s never been a better time to throw the best (smallest) party for your friends and family. I’ve written down a few of my favourite activities you could include. The Skype parties!
If you’ve decided to keep your distance from your nearest and dearest connecting through a skype party is a super easy way to feel the love wherever you are! It’s super easy to download on computer or phone, ever granddad will be able to figure it out! Check out this link for some Skype party game ideas.
 https://adventuresinnanaland.com/fun-games-to-play-over-skype/

Superhero Batman Party Perth Parties Kids Remember

If you’re wanting some real connections invite a few of your closest (and best at hand washing) friends around for a small party. Parties kids remember is offering a MINI PARTY package specifically designed for groups of 6-8 guests, with zero contact between all participants, it’s a great option when you want to celebrate with your besties. This link tells you everything you need to know about mini parties J
https://partieskidsremember.com.au/mini-parties

Frozen Elsa Anna Party Perth Parties Kids Remember

The Driveway wishes!
If you’re totally isolating but still want to make a day special this is the perfect way to do that. Your choice of character can deliver a birthday wish, or present, or whatever you like to that special person in your life. There’s 1.5 meters between everyone and no contact but everyone feels the love.

It’s especially important in these times to make sure we all feel connected and loved,
I hope these few ideas help inspire you.

Superhero Games to Play at Home!

If you are looking to host a superhero party for your child, or simply play some games with your superhero centric child, here are a few games that are quick and easy to set up/implement.

Memory Cards: Matching Game

First, you can always play memory cards with your child! To maximize your time and engross your child as much as possible with this game, you can test their knowledge on each superhero before you play the memory card game. There are two ways to do this:

  1. You can either show the child the card then ask them to tell you as much as possible about the hero (or villain), i.e. their powers, their enemies, their weaknesses
  2. You can describe the character yourself and see if your child can guess them

After you go through all the cards you can then place them all face down, mix them up, and each child takes a turn flipping over two and trying to make a match, so make sure you print two of each card!

Here’s a link to a bunch of pictures you can print for the two major superhero companies”

  • DC: e.g. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman here.

Here’s a more comprehensive list (with some better pictures).

  • MARVEL: e.g. Iron Man, Hulk and Spider-Man here.

Here’s a more comprehensive list.

Rocket Balloons

This game requires a pack of balloons (the longer the better). Different colours can represent different villains, e.g.

  • Green = Joker, Green Goblin, Mysterio
  • Blue = Darkseid, Venom
  • Purple = Thanos
  • Red = Red Skull, Magneto
  • Yellow = Loki

The game involves releasing the balloon and getting the children to catch the villain before it hits the ground. These balloons + a pump = most fun and efficient way of playing the game.

Spidey Says [no equipment required]

Just like Simon Says, except you ask the children to do superhero poses/moves, e.g.

  • Smash like Hulk
  • Run like The Flash
  • Drive the Batmobile like Batman
  • Fly like Superman
  • Shoot webs like Spiderman
  • Fire arrow like Green Arrow/Hawkeye
  • Stop bullets like wonder woman or spin your lasso like Wonder Woman
  • Throw shield like Captain America
  • Shoot laser beams like Iron Man

Obstacle Course

This game will get children very active! Create an obstacle course with each station designed to test a child’s super powers. E.g.:

  • Strength: Lift a heavy object or throw an object/ball as far as they can
  • Accuracy: Throw an object into a specific goal (i.e. a bin, basket, hula hoop)
  • Speed: Sack race or running in between cones
  • Jumping: Get them to jump over a limbo stick or over something relatively high but not high enough for the child to trip and get hurt
  • Flexibility: Go under a limbo stick

Enjoy!

-R

The Five Weirdest Things To Happen to a Children’s Entertainer

Being a kids’ party host isn’t all glitter and games, some of the things we experience can be incredibly kooky! Some of the requests

we get from the tiddly-peeps are super strange, so why not recall the top five weirdest parties and their requests that I’ve experienced in my time working for Parties Kids Remember!

  1. As we all know, fidget spinners were the hottest thing going in schools across the globe. Their simple, fun design and the surprisingly sound research behind them made them the epitome of cool. So cool that you’d want nine of them painted on your face and arms? To be more specific, this young lad had four on each arm and one giant one in the middle of his face. It was quite the spectacle! But that’s just the tip of the iceberg in the strange things I’ve experienced over the years.Easter bunny
  2. Over Easter, the company sends out many Easter Bunnies in a full suit- giant bunny head included. A few years ago it was my turn to don the ears and make children’s dreams come true. Only one problem – I’m clumsy with full vision and unrestrained movement, so imagine when you put a sizeable bunny head on that blocks your vision! Of course I had a helper on hand to guide the way, but she wasn’t fast enough to stop the four-kid-collision. Thankfully, no children were hurt in the making of this blog post, just a goofy bunny’s pride.
  3. I was working with a fellow employee, Tessa, at a silent disco recently. The kids were a bit older and didn’t seem that interested in more traditional games such as musical bobs. That’s where Tessa took the spotlight. In a flash she got all the teens into a circle and started doing a ‘whip circle’. Now, I had no idea what this was at the time, but apparently the ‘whip’ and ‘nae-nae’ made famous by the popular song, Watch me (Whip/Naenae) by Silento. Without this context though it looked like a circle of youths punching the air with no rhyme or reason, which is probably because it was a silent disco. Props to Tessa though, because that party was a blast.
  4. The company often does bookings for pubs or nightclubs for face painting at special events. One of these instances, I was pa
    ired with a really good friend who worked with the company. We suspected that the clientele would be a bit merry due to it being at a bar, but we didn’t realise how much fun it would be! The people we met were so happy with their face paints, probably even more so than the kids we usually deal with! Walt Disney was right, growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional.
  5. And finally, the weirdest thing we must deal with every time we clock into work is the kids’ imaginations. I was at a superhero party dressed as Batgirl with another host as Batman. The kids were really in to the games and seemed genuinely invested in the stories we would weave in to the activities’ descriptions. When we finished, we had to help walk them to the place where they were eating, and before I knew it three adorable little girls were latched to my arms (and one on my leg!). They were bombarding me with questions – Do I live in a cave? Do I fly? Am I dating Batman?! It was all seemingly innocent until one of them asked why I had bumps on my chest. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that not even Batgirl can save you from puberty.Silent DiscoAnd there you have it! The five weirdest experiences or requests I’ve had at a children’s party. Kids’ say the darndest things, right?! I’d love to hear what you’ve been asked by a small human, leave any funny stories down in the comments!

Have a magical day!

  • R

Easter!

Easter bunnies

Is it that time already?! It seemed like just yesterday we were exchanging gifts for Christmas and bringing in the New year with fireworks, fun and frivolity! Time certainly flies when you’re having fun, and this year is proving to be no exception to this rule as we rapidly approach school holidays and Easter!  Traditionally, Easter is a christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus on the third day after his crucifixion. However, in today’s modern Australian context it has evolved into a time of sharing, goodwill as well as the transition into the cooler seasons. Even if you’re not particularly religious, Easter provides a time to reflect and spend time with friends and family, as well as to indulge in a little bit of chocolate! Why not make it more special this year by getting the kids involved in some cool craft and cooking projects? It keeps them engaged, entertained and is educational at the same time (which is especially important over the school holidays)!

Here are my top four favourite things to make/do over the Easter break, and I’m sure that you and your kids will love them too.

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with making woollen pom poms. Ever since I was six, when my Grandma showed me this simple and fun technique, I was hooked! I even made little planet pom poms for a school project on the Solar System… I was a coEaster bunniesol kid, I know. If only I had known about this awesome craft idea. Lorraine from Ikatbag effortlessly seems to turn these easy orbs into adorable little bunnies! This craft is child friendly, has minimal sewing required and the end product looks amazing. These bunnies would make perfect decorations for a cute Easter party, or even a treat for your little ones to find on an Easter Egg hunt! I know as a little girl, I would have fallen in love with these little guys’. Make sure you check out Lorraine’s website because she has so many patterns, party ideas, tutorials and heart warming anecdotes from both her own childhood as well as her daughters’. A must for any DIY party ideas.

What are tHot cross bunshe two foods that are best associated with the Easter holidays? Chocolate and hot cross buns of course! So it only makes sense to combine them into an indulgent treat for family and friends to enjoy, (if you’re nice enough to share them)! As someone who doesn’t really like sultanas, this is a perfect alternative for picky eaters such as myself. Yii-Huei, a fellow chocoholic has a delicious recipe for double chocolate hot cross buns that you must try out. It’s easy to follow and a great excuse to get the kids in the kitchen. It also uses yeast, and kids love watching the dough double in size and learning about the science behind it. I recommend serving these after a long Easter egg hunt, searching for goodies is pretty tiring work. Make sure to check out the recipe!

Easter bunny trail

Want to make your easter egg hunt more exciting and realistic for the little ones? Why not get the Easter Bunny to leave his footprints in your backyard? Don’t have a spare magical rabbit hanging around, I’ve got the solution for you! When I was in kindergarten, our teachers made bunny foot prints over the class room during lunchtime to make it look like the bunny had come whilst we were outside. We then had to look for all the easter eggs hidden in the room. This is one of the best Easter memories I have and I was ecstatic to find that Kelly at Smart School House has an easy tutorial to achieving this effect, which I’ve remembered for nearly twenty years! Using only an aluminium baking pan and some flour, it’s an easy and quick way to make Easter Sunday a little more magical. Check out her blog at smartschoolhouse.com for other great Easter decoration and activity ideas.

 Fun 2 Remember is an awesome company that provides a great range of children’s’ activities and entertainment options. You can choose from face painting, balloon twisting, character appearances, stage shows, craft, story telling and even discos! If you’re looking to bring a little more excitement to your Easter, why not check out the multitude of restaurants or venues Fun 2 Remember are at this school holidays? It gives Mum and Dad the chance to kick back and relax while the kids have a ball! If that’s not really your scene you could even book your own Easter Bunny to come to your private function. Fun 2 Remember promises to offer a great range for a great value, and all their staff have up to date Working with Children checks and comprehensive training. Follow the link to see where you want to take the kids for Easter.

Pre-kindy Party

However you decide to spend your Easter, I hope you have an awesome holiday surrounded by people you love.

Until next time!

– R