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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.

Glow Badges for Fun and Promotional Events

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Of the various interesting glow accessories, glow badges are one of the popular items. They are the fascinating glow items used as fun accessories in parties and as promotional items for businesses. They are found in different colors such as green, pink, orange, blue and yellow.

People of all age groups, right from kids to adults love to use glow badges for amusement and entertainment. Glow badges are mostly worn in night parties, school celebrations, sport events and other occasional functions. They are of different sizes and colors and can be used in different ways. You can include a message or your name on to the badge. Teens often sport glow badges with funny sayings, jokes and messages that reflect their identity as well as sense of humor.

The other funny use of glow badges is their use as a prop for party games for kids. Creating imaginative and innovative games using them brings fun in parties.

In addition, glow badges serve as the best marketing tools in promotional events like trade shows and corporate outings. They can be customized with the name, logo or trademark of your business and can be distributed to market your business. Many glow badge suppliers often help in customization. However, you can also customize it on your own. Print your message on an adhesive tape and stick it on to the badge. Attach it to your shirt or anywhere to mark the promotion. It’s a cost-effective way to use these glow badges for impressive business marketing. Try to use them for your next promotional or entertaining party and grab the attention of the people.

Light-Up Barware – Perfect for Your Night Party

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Among various glow novelties, light-up barware has its own importance in making a night party exciting. While being innovative in decorating your party scene, you can exhibit your creativity in decorating the dining area with these light-ups. Pass on your party drinks in glow cups and light-up ice cubes and see which high they can take your night party to.

Light-up barware
Wide range of light-up barware is available in the market today. In your party, you can use flashing beer mugs to serve the beer and multi-color glow glasses to serve wine, champagne, margarita or martini. You can use lighted ice cubes to garnish those drinks as well. Flashing cocktail stirrers or glow straws are perfect complement for the flashing barware. You can then serve drinks in light-up serving trays.

Perfect for relaxing and casual social drinking
Turn off or dim the lights, put some music on, and let your guests relax. Now surprise them with their drinks served in glowing barware. The light-up barware is definitely not edible and may not add an extra taste to the drinks you serve. But what they can add is an enticed mood among your guests. With the mood of your guests lifted up, watch your night party becoming better to best.

Emit dazzling colorful light
Glowing in multiple colors, this barware enlivens the party excitement till the end. The glow barware can also be helpful in adorning your party premises. Apart from adding glow to the drinks, they also look beautiful and can also be used as additional decorative items in your party.

Easy to activate
Though each distinct piece of glow barware has unique method of activating, they all are pretty easy to activate. For example, you can activate a glowing ice-cube either by squeezing or shaking it. In case of a glow stirrer or straw, you may have to just bend them and release. LED light-up mugs, cups or glasses operate on batteries and are ready to use once you screw on the cup. If you want to add more novelty, you can try motion controlled glasses, which turn on and off automatically as you lift and lay them back.

Used at bars, nightclubs, night events and homes
Glow barware brings ideal ambiance to your night party or any event, like a family gathering or a casual social drinking with friends. At bars and night parties, where lots of excitement is required, multi-colored glow barware is generally used. For household purposes, glowing cutlery like spoons, forks and knives are also available. You can try them for a night dinner with your guests.

Glow barware is made of safe plastic and perfectly blends into your party without any health concerns. All you need to do is to buy from a reliable vendor.

Premier Glow Updating Its Blog with Informative Content to Share its Expertise and Extensive Knowledge

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Collierville TN (July 29, 2011) Premier Glow, a leader in wholesale glow sticks and party novelties, recently announced that it is continuously updating its weblog on its corporate website to share the company’s collective expertise and extensive knowledge with both existing and potential clients.

Planning a night party or fund raising event? Confused as what to choose among glow products for the upcoming event or as emergency tools? Relax; Premier Glow’s blog with insightful and informative articles is here. The blog is updated several times a week with useful information on parties and glow products.

It answers all the questions that frequently come to your mind on glow products such as, what are glow sticks with tinted casings; can you stop glow sticks once activated; how long do glow sticks and products last; are children at risk using glow sticks, what is the shelf life of glow products, etc.

Premier Glow’s blog posts commenced from July 2007 and continued to grow in popularity with readers. Written by industry experts within Premier Glow, articles thus far have focused on educating readers on various topics including glow products, arranging parties and events, different practical and recreational applications of glow sticks, etc.

When asked about continuous articles on their blog, a spokesperson from Premier Glow said, “From the past four years, we are continuously posting articles as we know that this kind of information is very limited on Internet. Only professionals from the field can clarify all the doubts”.

He further said, “We want to provide an opportunity where, as a company, we can interact with our clients, both existing and potential, in an open forum. This allows us to connect to our customers directly by providing tips and insights, answering questions, and also by receiving feedback from them”.

Widely-read posts over the past weeks include: glow sticks – which color is the brightest; hosting a great party – how to be a good host; different games using glow products; different occasions in which glow sticks are used, why are glow sticks excellent sources of lighting for outdoor activities; how to use glow sticks as decorations for parties, etc.

Premier Glow offers a wide variety of glow products including flashing glasses, glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces, golf balls, or other novelties. Their selection of party products expands beyond glow products, including light up toys.

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Unraveling the Attributes of a Good Party Host

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Everyone knows someone who is a great host. You go to an event hosted by this person and you enjoy being a part of it. It feels almost like the event was designed for your personal comfort.

In this article, I would like to examine if everyone can be a good host. In order to answer this, we need to study what it takes to be a good host. Hosting a good party needs many things. Firstly, it is not only about what you do at the party, but also about the preparation and planning to make it enjoyable for the invitees.

There are some who are great with planning but their party is boring. Something will be missing there – most significantly, the ability to understand the invitees, their tastes, needs and preferences. Once someone goes wrong here, attending such a party becomes a punishment to be endured rather than enjoyed. If you went to one such party, you can probably recollect the bad experiences from that event.

Then there are hosts who are more interested in inflating their ego rather than doing something that is enjoyable for their guests. They just do something flamboyant and celebratory – with the intention of causing people to be awestruck. They feel good being the center of attention. After all, the invited guests need to go up to them and greet them. In such events, you are just ready to hit the door as soon as possible.

The above situations outline what is not being a good host or hostess for the party. In the below section, we will look at the elements that make a good host (or hostess for that matter).

A good host keeps an eye on the trends in parties in the recent past. Invitees’ expectations are framed based on prior experiences. Also, vendors and suppliers gear up to provide services that support the popular services or items that are common across many parties. For this reason, having a pulse on the recent parties is an important element for pulling of a great party.

One element that is essential for ensuring the guests have a good time is to be aware of their preferences and tastes. More than your budget and event planning, this aspect needs to be taken care of well to ensure your guests have a good time. All good hosts have this awareness of what works for their audience. The ability to come up with common things that are liked by almost everyone in the party is a special gift that some people possess.

Above all, a host or hostess needs energy. To spend time with each person at the party and to be cheerful, happy and glad that they have come needs person with high energy and social skills.

In this article, we have so far looked at choosing the party theme, music and food based on the tastes of the guests and recent trends in parties. One aspect that determines the decision related to a party is the ‘list of constraints’. Weather, budget and number of people attending determine the kind of party that can be hosted. Good hosts are aware of the implications of such constraints and make smart choices under the circumstances.

If you have good awareness of the recent trends, know the preferences of your guests, have lot of energy but you are poor at planning. It is difficult to host a good party. Planning and organizing skills are absolutely essential for ensuring everything runs smoothly. Plus, if certain aspects of the party are taken care of before the party begins, there is lesser number of things to focus on during the party. If the preceding work was neglected, then it prevents a host from doing what they should be doing at that moment. It goes without saying, that bad planning will lead to many problems during the party and disturbs the mental balance of the host. In such a situation, not only is the host disturbed but it also dampens the mood of the guests.

It is quite obvious from the preceding paragraphs that being a good host is a special attribute that is not easy to possess or learn. In case, you have neither the time or if your personality is different from what is required to be good host, you don’t need to worry too much. All you need to do is to find a friend or acquaintance who can do this for you. Or hire an event organizer who will do this for you.

Hosting a Great Party – How to be a Good Host

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Many people have an intention of hosting a memorable party but they are clueless about how to make it a reality. Here are few things which you need to consider while planning for hosting a great party.

Require excellent organizational skills

Any party is characterized by the way it is organized. Successful parties involve careful preparation, planning and execution. So, take care of everything in advance, so that there is no last minute rush.

Take time to figure out everyone to invite

Make a list of all the people you want to invite. Remember, if you forget someone, they will not forgive you. Send the invitations two weeks in advance so that the guests will have enough time to plan and block the day for your event. The guests who need to travel long distances should be informed much earlier. Also remind them few days prior to the occasion so that they don’t forget the party.

Figure out the food and the drinks

Foods and drinks, after all, are the important factors for the success of the party. Prepare the list of food items according to your party theme and your guests’ preferences. If you are planning to hire a caterer, make sure that you book in advance as many of the good ones are often booked months in advance. Discuss about your menu and the number of guests you are expecting with them.

When it comes to drinks, make sure that you are clear on the number of people drinking and what is being served. Serve appropriate and responsible quantities of alcoholic beverages. Little alcohol can make people relax and have a good time at the party. Remember not to force guests to drink if they are not interested.

Music – an important element of the party

Many people overlook the importance of music in their parties. Music helps to set and maintain the right mood of the party. Music takes away the silence during the early stages of a party. Select the music which syncs with your party theme. It helps your guests enjoy the party.

Plan to accommodate your guests’ preferences

As a good host, you should know what it takes to make your guests feel comfortable, happy and special. Know their favorite food, drinks, music, etc. to make them feel comfortable. Try to accommodate as many of your guests’ preferences as you can in everything you do for the event. If not everything, at least include as much as you can. If you are not aware of their preferences, call your guests in advance to know about their likes. It may require little extra effort but it will really make your guests happy. Remember, if you like the party and none of your guests do. It is no fun.

You can come up with new ideas like handing them their favorite colored glow sticks or glow products as party favors.

Relax and sleep well the night before

You will need all the energy you have for the party; hence it is better to sleep well through the night before the party. Remember, you need to have relaxed mind to host a great party.

Take care of your guests – all the guests not only a few

As a good host, it is your responsibility to take care of all the guests who are invited. Greet your guests at the entrance as they arrive and welcome them in. Be very hospitable and take time for everyone. Some may need more attention and others less, but don’t ignore any one. Ask them if they are having good time. If you are distributing party favors such as glow sticks, glow necklaces, bracelets, etc. make sure that everyone gets at least one and none of them is deprived of them.

Plan for the socialization of the guests

Socialization is a good way to keep the party interesting for your guests. Remember, the more they interact with people, the more they will enjoy your party. Once they get started in the party mood, they are all set. All they need is someone who has been thoughtful and can be the catalyst. Introduce people who would like to meet each other or get the people together who are interested in a same topic or share the same experience.

Enjoy the party!

You should enjoy keeping your guests happy. This is a pre-requisite for others to enjoy your event. Your pleasant appearance and behavior sets the tone of the party. Be presentable and cheerful from beginning to end of the party.

Hosting a party can be difficult and stressful task. But if you are well prepared, the event will most likely go as per plan and your guests will remember it for a long time.