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The funny spin on hula hooping

I think of the hula hoop as a genius type of invention. Born in the 1950’s as a toy, it has evolved into being many things to many different types of people. I’ve heard it described as a sport-like activity, offering a vigorous and full body workout, an instant stress reliever, a child’s game but when used by a adult, an alternative to boring types of exercise. As a dance form, it provides a creative outlet with endless motion as the hooper loops around performing difficult and “effortful” gained skills. I have seen it used as a prop in competitive olympic workouts.  Some have even claimed feeling a spiritual significance as they circled, looped and flowed within the symbolic circle, a meaning understood throughout most cultures as “the circle of life”. But is there something funny about hula hooping? I think so. When I first tried hula hooping...

Twisting more fun into your party celebration

We love parties and the excitement of planning for the fun! Finding the best venue, entertainer and assorted activities doesn’t have to be challenging. Great memories are almost a guarantee when you consider the ages of your guests and offer a variety of activities. If one child doesn’t appear to like having either their face, arm or hand  painted, having another activity to follow, may ignite that smile that adults love to watch for. Adding balloon twisting is one recommendation I like to suggest. It’s fun for kids to pick their favorite color balloons and watch the squeaky, twisting, (sometimes popping) completed form come to be. The smiles are numerous as guests watch on. An additional benefit is that it can also be a take home favor, giving your guests memories long after the party has ended.         🙂 🙂...

Simple fun is the best party plan!

  Have you ever planned a child’s birthday party that involved so much work, that you couldn’t enjoy the fun? That’s a common result of over planning and worth trying to make your next party simple. The phrase “less is more” comes to mind along with a possible more memorable experience and less stress and dollars. So how does one simplify a 5 year old’s birthday celebration?   It is possible and you may be surprised on how easy it can be! Kids need few things to find enjoyment even when in a group. An attentive adult and time is a good foundation that goes far. That’s where a good entertainer can come in handy. Be it a hire or if you decide to invent the activities yourself, everything that comes after that, is in the hints taken from the kids themselves. Are they an active bunch today? Try games then that use up their energy while...

The excitement when a character visits your party

Adding a final and lasting memorable moment to your kids birthday party will not only be a thrill for the kids. You’ll be surprised to watch the adults break into a smile because more memorable moments just unfolded. Imagine this: the last bit of party activities has left its magic. Most of the food has been served and your guests anticipate a delicious birthday cake with the inevitable parting and good-byes . Then in an unexpected fashion, Mickey Mouse as one character example, appears in his white glove attire! The kids go nuts. Congratulations!! Your party just got another exciting birthday boost. Photo snapping, handshaking and hugs abound. Characters can also make a special delivery gift to the birthday child. What a treat and true wow moment! As the birthday song and well wishes begin, your favorite character becomes part of the singing, crowd-pleasing, feel-good birthday...

Proper Preparation Prevents Party Pressure

Whether you are planning a large celebration with family and friends or planning to invite your child’s few closest pals, here are some idea’s to help make the party planning easier! 1. Decide whether you want to have a theme party? Having a theme for your party will help you narrow down decoration and activity choices, but themed parties can be more costly. If you decide to go with a theme, ask your child what kind of party theme he or she would like? 2. Select a few dates Before setting the date, check that your child’s favorite friend is available? If best friend Johnny or Jamie are going to be out of town, your child won’t be happy without their favorite friends attending? 3. Make a list of whom you are planning to invite? The type of party and activities planned, will dictate how many kids you can host? For example: A backyard party (be sure to plan a rain...