Children’s Party Entertainment Ideas

When it comes to planning a children’s party, anything goes. Coming up with ideas to suit the child, their friends, and their interests can be as much fun for the planner as the party is for the guests. With summer approaching, if you have a child with a summer birthday or just want to have a shindig, it’s a good time to do a little diligence and have some good children’s party entertainment ideas up your sleeve. From outdoor garden-themed parties to an old-fashioned carnival that can take place indoors or outdoors to live singing shows, any kind of entertainment that keeps the kids entertained and happy is a winner. Garden-Themed Outdoor Parties For the outdoor or gardening enthusiast, a garden-themed party can be a fabulously way to celebrate a special occasion. Having a backyard or outdoor space decorated with bunting flags and letting nature provide the rest of the decor is a simple, healthy, and refreshing party idea. Each child can be given a flower pot and some paints. They can decorate their pot and plant a flower in it. This is also a great alternative to loot bags as the kids can take home their fully-customised flower pot. This is also an affordable way to entertain children, while encouraging their creativity and a healthy interest in gardening. Old-Fashioned Carnival What could be more fun for a group of children than an old-fashioned carnival-style party. From fun games with prizes to face painting, three-legged races, and egg-and-spoon races, a […] Read more »

Making Your Child’s First Haircut Special

That first haircut can be traumatic… for parents. Once you come to terms with the fact your little baby is growing up, the rest should be easy. Now you can turn your attention to the potential for anxiety in your child. Remember, your child takes cues from you. If you can handle the stress, your child can, too. However, there are a few tricks that will make the experience more pleasant for everyone. If you have the chance, get your hair cut in front of your child. That gives you the opportunity to demonstrate it is an enjoyable experience. Emphasise that only big girls and boys can get their hair cut. That makes it something desirable which is half the battle when it comes to making the first haircut a positive experience. Select a stylist like Cuts In Character who have experience with children. A hair salon can be noisy and confusing. Choosing the right stylist means you will be starting off in the right direction. The rest is good old parent propaganda. Also, avoid picking a time of day, like nap time, that might be a problem. Provide stability. That means, make everything as familiar as possible. Do not forget the pacifier if your child uses one. Take along a favourite toy and whatever else provides your child comfort. If there’s a special blanket, make sure you don’t forget it. These things can be annoying to a stylist which is why it is important to choose one who is […] Read more »