Showing posts from July, 2015

Throw a Birthday Party Fit for Kings and Queens!

A Royal Theme party is a great idea for a child’s birthday party! Dress the birthday boy or girl in royal clothes, and decorate a special chair as a throne. For activities, put on a royal treasure hunt, play dunk the dragon (have someone dress up as a dragon in the dunk tank), and rent a Bouncy Castle fit for a king or queen. A great activity to start the party off is making paper crowns. Having the kids make paper crowns can be a fun craft to keep them busy at the royal party while waiting for all the party guests to arrive.  How to make a paper crown: 1.        Gather your materials: ·          White A4 or US Letter size card stock ·          Crayons, oil pastels, or any water-based paint (e.g. tempera, poster paint, acrylic paint) ·          Scissors ·          Glue ·          Stickers, jewels, special markers, glitter, and decals 2.        Choose from any of these printable crown templates from First Palette, and print out on white A4 or US Letter si

10 Ways to Beat the Heat at Your Summer Party

Throwing a party this summer? With heat advisory after heat advisory, you’ll want to make your guests as comfortable as you can. Here are ten ways you can beat the heat: 1    1.   Set up tables and chairs in the shade 2.        Keep bottled water on ice 3.        Serve Sno-Cones 4.        Be prepared for people to need to sit inside 5.        Rent our Lil Splash Water Slide or Dual Lane Water Slide 6.        Position the grill so the heat and smoke blow away from the party 7.        Set up fans in multiple locations 8.        Give kids water guns and balloons 9.        Put up umbrellas and awnings to provide extra shade 10.    Keep the menu light Keeping the menu light during a summer party can help your guests beat the summer heat. Dish out fruit salad, like watermelon, grapes, strawberries, and oranges, in portable cups. Serve the cups from a tray of ice to keep the fruit cool.  You could also include light, cold appetizers for your guests like cr