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5 Tips To Host a Kid’s Party at the Park

5 Tips to Host a Kid’s Party at the Park

kid's party at the park

With so many beautiful parks, playgrounds and green areas in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Logan, Redland Bay, Moreton Bay and Ipswich, it is a truly great and popular option for your child’s party. A kid’s party at the park means you don’t need to clean your house before and after the party, HOORAY! Plus, kid’s love parks and playgrounds and running around. They will have all the space they need to do all those fun things they dream up.

All small events are welcome at pretty much any Southeast QLD park. Some city council’s require that you apply for approval if you are planning on doing something a bit special…such as erecting a big marque, blowing up a jumping castle or having animals other than household pets attend the party e.g. a petting zoo. Some parks offer specific areas for hire which can be reserved after application to the council, but the most simply way to ensure you get the spot you want, is to arrive early and ‘bags’ it!

 

Make a list of everything you need to bring

There are a lot of things to pack and it’s super annoying if you leave something super vital at home. It’s always handy to choose a park right near your house, bonus points if it’s walking distance! Think outside the box and really consider absolutely every thing… even the knife to cut the birthday cake. Bottled water is a must for hot summer days; so is providing some shade. Make your list and literally tick it off as everything goes in the car.

 

Work out how you’ll snag the best spot possible?

Go to the park in advance and work out which spot is ideal for the time of day you’ll be there. Look for a flat, shady spot near by a shelter (if the park has any) and toilet block. Playgrounds are perfect if you want the kids to do lots of playing! You might want to slightly distance yourself from the playground if you are paying for an entertainer to attend the party and captivate the children.

Take note of the street you approach the park from and where you park so you can let your guests know how to find you. If you can provide them with a pin on a map picture when you send out your invitation to help them find you, even better. Don’t forget to let your guests know if you would like a parent to stay to supervise their child on play equipment. Also, popping some balloons out or a sign can help your guests find you if its a busy park. “Look for unicorn balloons and blue gazebo!”

 

Find the best park for your event

Take a look at the links below for your area. Discover great local parks and more about applying for permits:

Brisbane City Council parks: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/things-to-do-brisbane/council-venues/parks

Moreton Bay area parks: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/parks.aspx?type=2

Ipswich City Council parks: https://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_ipswich/parks_reserves_precincts

Redland City Council parks: https://www.redland.qld.gov.au/info/20133/parks_and_foreshore_reserves

Logan City Council parks: https://www.logan.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/parks

Gold Coast City Council parks: http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/parks-facilities-140.html

 

Food Food Food…

Food! It can be a little tricky to keep food fresh and delicious for your guests when it’s out in the weather. Offer up things that won’t spoil or options that you can easily store in an esky until it’s time to eat. Having an ice cream cake is probably not ideal for your kid’s party at the park, damn – I love a good ice cream cake!

Have food options that don’t require refrigeration to keep out for the duration of the party. Utilise the community BBQ and pack plenty of hydration options!

 

Wet weather plan for your kid’s party at the park…

Always have a wet weather plan! Even if we are in the middle of a drought…have a wet weather plan (or perhaps I should say ‘extreme heat plan’). Always keep a Plan B in the back of your mind so you aren’t shocked on the day. It sounds obvious, but make sure you have a way of contacting every single guest to let them know about the change of plan.

Most of all, know that the party will be splendid no matter where it is hosted!

 

Want to hire a kid’s party entertainer for your kid’s party at the park? Go here to find out more and book: Brisbane, Ipswich, Redland Bay and Logan City Council party packages | the Gold Coast, Hinterland and Beenleigh party Packages

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Dancing Party – the perfect kid’s party theme

A Dancing Party – The perfect kid’s party theme

Dancing Party

We thought it was about time to tell you a little bit about why a dancing party is the greatest party possible for your kiddo. A dancing party is pretty damn amazing. It’s the type of party that is vibrant, smile inducing and full of excitement. But let me break it down a bit further for you.

Hearts pumping and booties shaking

It’s highly likely that you will be serving a bit (or a lot) of sugar at your child’s birthday party. An activity that is physical, such as dancing can help to combat those sugar highs. Dancing often improves cardiovascular health, stamina, as well as bone and muscle strength. It is an activity that is not only creative and enjoyable, but super physical. A dancing party is going to help promote improved balance, flexibility and coordination. These elements are incredibility important in the development of your child. Gosh! The health benefits are practically limitless.

 

Who doesn’t love to dance?

Everyone can dance. Everyone! Seriously. Practically everyone loves to do it, or maybe they don’t realise just yet, how enjoyable it can be.  Even the most shy children become more relaxed and uninhibited throughout a dancing party and start to ‘shake their groove thing’ the more they give it a go. Also, in our experience, boys love to dance just as much as girls. Dance is a crowd pleaser.

 

There’s no ‘I’ in team…

Building an exciting atmosphere or “community” is very easy to do with a dance party.  Kids love doing something active and enjoyable with friends – lots of smiles and laughter will be shared. It’s so beautiful to see friends encouraging friends, cheering them on and congratulating each other. It’s an all round positive experience and promotes connections and a sense of ‘team’ between your guests. And, don’t forget the lifelong memories made and all the moments they will spend reminiscing.

 

All you need is…

Love…AND a clear space to fit your guests. There is nothing fancy needed. In fact, a lot of our customers do very minimal or no decorations. The dancing is the main event and kid’s absolutely LOVE it! When we arrive, we need 5 minutes to set up and we are good to go. Ready to captivate and engage your party people. Don’t forget that children remember the good times had, not the pretty decorations that were displayed. Focus your attention where it’s most important!

 

I feel like I’m on top of the world

Well, it’s all those feel good endorphins! Dance triggers the release of endorphins that make the birthday child and your guests feel happy (and doesn’t everybody want that at a birthday party?) A dancing party helps to encourage self-confidence and self-esteem building. Your entertainer will have a positive and encouraging energy and make lots of uplifting comments. As well as asking your guests to encourage each other. It’s an all round love fest!

 

Go here to see why Insta-worthy kids parties are so overrated!

Go here to read about turning your dancing party into a Disco Party!

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