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Organizing a Kids Party? – Know How to Keep Them Entertained

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Organizing a party for kids requires little extra care as it involves a whole lot of kids. As kids get easily bored, their needs and wants are to be considered while conducting the party. Though their tastes differ widely from adults, their preferences are few and are very interesting, making it an easy task to entertain them. Below are few simple tips that can help you make your party interesting for kids.

Select a popular cartoon theme: Cartoons are all time favorites for kids. Every kid has his/her own favorite cartoon character, but some of the popular cartoons remain every kid’s favorite. What if they face those characters in reality? They will get surprised and excited. Hence, pick one of the popular cartoons and set it as a theme for your party. When the whole atmosphere is designed according to the theme, kids will surely enjoy your party.

Create fun-filled atmosphere: Once you have a theme in hand, it’s time to create fun-filled atmosphere using it. Decorate the venue with cartoon posters, bright colors, cartoon wall murals and hangings. You can also use party supplies that come with custom-made table center pieces and standup party decorations. For instance if you have opted for Tom and Jerry theme, use the posters, plush toys, and figures of Tom and Jerry on the table and around the room.

Also, ask the kids to dress up in the costumes that resemble their favorite cartoon characters. Offer costumes of various cartoons characters to kids so that every cartoon character is covered and your party resembles a real life cartoon show.

Organize exciting games: Give a chance for the kids to be as creative and adventurous as they can be. Engage them in few exciting games and activities. Apart from the traditional games like scavenger hunts, coloring competitions, shooting games, etc., design few new games based on the selected cartoon theme. If yours is a night party, try to make use of glow sticks, which add fun and safety to your outdoor games.

Temporary tattoos: Kids like to sport tattoos on their body. Make use of temporary tattoos that are water-soluble and easy to use. It is an amazing way to keep the kids entertained. You can get them from any departmental stores. You can use any cartoon character tattoo for this purpose.

Mouth-watering snacks: The foods served in parties generate a lot of interest among kids. When planning food menu for kids, try to keep it simple, colorful and healthy. Offer wide varieties of snacks in different colors and shapes. Offer popular sweets, sandwiches, natural juices, fruit salads and so on. Offer food in serving dishes, plates, napkins, cups, etc., which are customized according to the theme.

Exciting party favors: Party favors are the popular things that make kids happy at a party. Select themed party favors such as cartoon shaped chocolates, stickers, favor boxes, goody bags containing cartoon toys. If you are conducting your party in the night, choose some of the glow-in-the-dark party favors such as, assorted glow sticks, glow bracelets, necklaces, head wear, flashing swords, etc.

Entertaining kids all through the party is easy. A little planning and passion to organize things is more than enough to make your party special and memorable for kids.

Choosing Party Favors for Different Occasions

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

One of the most important decisions you will have to make to ensure a successful celebration is to choose the right party favor. Unique party favors make parties and events exciting. This article gives you an idea on choosing them for different occasions.

Favor selection depends on the party theme
Theme of the party acts like a guide for selecting party favors and confines the range of your choices. Picking up the right favors that blend well with the theme enhances the identity and character of the party. A favor and its use should match with the theme. For instance, a glow-themed night party should include various light-up items like flashing toys, glow sticks, and other glow products as party favors.

Choose favors to reflect the occasion
Party favors should reflect the occasion or represent the purpose of celebration. Among many other things, the type of event is the important aspect to be considered while choosing party favors. The favor options therefore vary for different occasions such as weddings, baby showers, graduations, retirements, birthday parties, holiday parties, etc. So, when planning to host a party, it’s recommended to focus on the purpose of the party that eases your favor selection.

Party favors for various parties
As said, party favors vary with theme as well as occasion. Have a look at certain party favor ideas for different occasions.

  • Kids love to have fun at birthday parties. Candies, paper hats, flashing toys, glow sticks, bouncing balls, pens and crayons, and spinning tops are best birthday party favors.
  • The wedding favors are given by the bride and groom to guests to show appreciation and regards for their presence at that special moment. Attractive photographs, personalized candles, shot glasses, gift boxes, etc. include some of the elegant favors at wedding parties.
  • A Halloween party can be fantastic and entertaining with ‘scary’ favors like miniature pumpkins, Dracula teeth, flashing mouthpieces, devil horns, skull and bone necklaces, etc.
  • Miniature American flags or wind socks serve as the best patriotic party favors at Labor Day and 4th of July celebrations.
  • Anything from baby bottles, cute ceramics, teddy bears, scented candles, flower pots or vases, and fortune cookies can be given as party favors at baby shower.

However, the list of favors for any occasion is endless and it even depends on your desire and creativity.

Party favors show a sense of gratitude
It’s fun to give away party favors during the celebrations. As a host, it’s your responsibility to make your guest happy by offering party favors. They encourage your guests to get involved in the party. They entertain and please your guests. They also represent your appreciation and gratitude for the guests. Offering party favors not only reflects your interest in party arrangement, but also shows your personality and spirit.

Choose elegant party favors for your party and impress your guests. However, use creative and imaginary ideas, and personalize them to create unique effect.

How to Set the Mood of Your Party

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The success of any party lies in the lively participation of guests. The guests should leave the venue, happy and satisfied. Being courteous may not be enough always to make your party rock.

You need to get them into the party mood, which can be a difficult task. Each of guests will be in a different mood based on what went through them that day. If their day went fine, they will be in a good mood. But if they had a rough day at work, a clash in the traffic, an argument with spouse, or difficulty in finding parking lot, they cannot help but bring all that aggression along with them. They may be present in the party, but cannot involve wholeheartedly.

Some guests on the other hand, may be too timid to join the party. It can be a big challenge to deal with guests with all these mindsets and get them into the party mood. Here are few things which may help you set the mood of your party:

Music: Nothing can be as refreshing as great music in the party. There is an amazing relation between music and emotions of the people. Music is simple and subtle, yet it is a powerful way to change the party mood. If you want to trigger a wave of refreshing mood among your guests, start with some scores of pleasant music. Pick the scores based on the spirit of your party, environment and mood of the guests. Music is more effective when played at certain levels of volume and bass. So make sure to have somebody to constantly control the music player.

If you want to have an energetic dance environment, have strobe lights, lasers, fog machines and may be some video synchronized with your music. Make sure every guest is invited to dance. But do not push people who are unwilling to participate.

Lighting: If you are planning to arrange the party in the evening, consider proper lighting. Lighting gives life to a well-organized party. Your choice of lighting should align with the occasion, theme and venue of the party. However, too much lighting can spoil the mood of the party.

Decoration: You do not have to spend a fortune to have an elegant party decoration. Select an impressive theme and match the décor of your party with it. Whether it is a birthday celebration or a wedding reception, your decoration should be able to create an ambiance that matches the occasion.

Food: Food plays a major role in making a party memorable. People generally remember the food served in the parties. Just include a variety of delicious dishes and watch the magic it creates. Remember, delightful presentation of the food is also important. You should not overlook it.

Party favors: Don’t restrain the role of your party favors just to the gifts given as gesture of thanks. Chosen wisely, you can use them to take your party to the next level. Gifts make people happy. Use your creativity and choose gifts that bring joy to your guests. Surprising guests with party favors is one of the best ways to get them into the party mood.

Fragrance: Fragrances help in sparking the mood with an instant sensory pleasure. A good fragrance relaxes the brain and makes it calm and stable. Once you are done with the party arrangements, give a final touch with a good fragrance. Some natural fragrances like rose, jasmine and sandal work pretty well for all kinds of parties.

Many people in their attempt to create the right party mood spend on unnecessary things. They end up making the party look highly pompous instead of creating the required feel. Take care of the few basic elements of the party; the mood in the party automatically sets in.