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Are Insta-worthy Kid’s Parties worth it?

Are Insta-worthy Kid’s Parties worth it?

 

Having a beautiful party set up is sooo important these days…or is it? We like to think not. Sure it is nice to have something pretty to post on social media, but isn’t it more important to ensure your guests are having a great time? Insta-worthy kid’s parties are great…but perhaps …a bit over rated.

Over the last 8 years since Instagram has been in existence, more than 50 billion photos have been shared, 1 billion users downloaded the app and a whopping 68% of all users are female! Wow! It’s safe to say if you’re not on Instagram, a big chunk of your family or #girlsquad certainly are!

When I scroll through my feed I see a lot of businesses, friends and celebrities posting gorgeous, lux kid’s party photos. These parties feature everything from elaborate flower or balloon installations to too-pretty-to-eat food. What I don’t see a whole lot of is smiling kids who are having an absolute ball! And isn’t that what kid’s parties are meant to be all about?

 

What do kids remember about a party?

The excitement, awe and joy they felt. The atmosphere, the fun times and the new things they discovered.

We hear time and time again that guests from our dance parties are still talking about how much fun they had weeks after the party. Many of our customers keep the decorations very simple or non-existent, and still, their guests are blown away by how amazing their party was.

 

Where to focus your party budget

Having glorious decorations can create lots of beautiful photographs and will certainly be impressive, especially to your adult guests. But kid’s really won’t notice or care too much about your invitations matching your place cards or your colour scheme being on point. We say focus your budget on enjoyable activities and entertainment that gets your guests involved and engaged. A pretty set up is not enough to captivate your little guests’ attention for longer than 5 minutes. Seriously!

A few questions to ask yourself – How can you engage your guests? Hold their attention? Make them smile? How can you create a bright and enjoyable atmosphere? How can you create lifelong memories?

 

But how did it make you feel?

When I’m planning a party or event I ask myself, “how do I want my guests to feel?” A feeling comes from the general atmosphere, the people and the good times had. Generally, I want my guests to feel welcome, happy and entertained. This is a little harder to create for children. Adults can feel welcome, happy and entertained at a party that has a bit of music playing, some wine and a friendly face to chat with. Kids need a bit more than that. They need activities, surprises, distraction.

Let’s create wonderful memories for our kids that last a lifetime, not wonderful Insta-worthy decorations that only last a moment.

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Beautiful balloon installation above by Poppies for Grace

 

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Dance Party Entertainment: Will it work for my child’s party?

Dance Party Entertainment: Will it work for my child’s party?

Dance Party Entertainment

It can be a little tricky deciding what exactly to do for your child’s birthday party. Especially when your kiddo comes to you asking for a princess kings and queen disco donut cheerleading craft party. Oh my! The way we see it, every party has two main pillars. Food and entertainment. You obviously need something to eat AND something to do. Sometimes the “something to do” is sitting and chatting with new and old friends (when you’re an adult). When you’re a kid, that entertainment needs to be a bit more substantial and captivating to keep your guests engaged. Dance is a universally enjoyable activity for pretty much all kids. So, why not organise dance party entertainment for your guests?

Dance Party Entertainment

It’s totally awesome! To say the least. It’s pretty easy to get most, if not all of your guests involved and excited. Kids love to move their bodies, be creative and do things together with other kids. Dancing creates an awesome sense of community and togetherness that not many other activities provide. It lifts the atmosphere and puts smiles on faces!

DIY or Hiring an entertainer?

Obviously we think you should hire dance party entertainment…it’s what we do! We know what kids like, what is appropriate for their age and ability and what is going to hold their attention. We’ve spent a long time coming up with our party structure, activities and playlists so we can ensure kids are captivated and having a ball.

Save yourself the stress and planning time in the lead up to the party. And…do you really want to dress up like a Ballerina? Or would you prefer to have a professional come to the party and do it for you?

Where to focus your time and effort

There are so many people who love the idea of having a really pretty Insta-worthy party. The fact is, most of our customers have a very basic set up, beautiful but simple food, a few paper pom poms strung up AND awesome entertainment. This is where they spend the bulk of their party budget and they have their guests talking about the party for weeks after because it was so memorable. Focus on your party entertainment rather than elaborate decorations; you won’t regret it!

Want to find out more?

If you’d like to find out more about our dance party entertainment, go here. We host dance based birthday parties, specifically – Ballerina, Cheerleader and Hip Hop parties. There is no dance experience necessary and nearly everyone is going to LOVE it.

 

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