Category: Kids Birthday Partys Melbourne

What happens during a kids birthday party at Madfun ?

Children’s Birthday Party Venue Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne

 

Madfun Kids Disco are fantastic exciting Children’s Birthday venues. Everything is included in a Madfun Kids Birthday party included free face painting for every child in the party, craft, dancing, hot and cold food, unlimited cordial and water, lollies, potatoes chips, a prize for each child a Party Hostess who runs all the games and dancing and even plastic forks and plates your birthday cakes.

When you have a kids birthday party at Madfun you will walk in with the cake and the kids and we’ll take care of absolutely everything else including of course setting up and cleaning up the mess at the end. Imagine driving back in your drive after the party with happy tired kids and a perfectly clean house ! Let us make it fun and exciting for your kids celebrating their party and easy for you too.

Two big dedicated Children’s Birthday Party venues in Melbourne
Kids Party Venue Knox City Melbourne
Kids party Venue Moorabbin Melbourne

Tips on organizing a girls birthday party

Organising a girls birthday party – Keep it simple

If you are organising a girls birthday party then here’s some advice we can give from our experience in running girls birthday parties

Madfun Kids Disco in Knox and Moorabbin Melbourne hosts kids birthday parties every weekend and here are a few tips they can offer to ensure you can enjoy that special moment in your children’s life.

One of the biggest problems I encounter in this time poor world we live in is that mum’s feel they ought to be doing more. Prepare more birthday party food, organize more decorations, have more entertainment prepared. Really all you need is to organise a few things in advance so you will be able to enjoy this special time with your daughter. Rule No 1 is to Keep it Simple.

Have a birthday party theme 

If you and your daughter decide on a theme it makes everything easier. When it’s easy it becomes more FUN for you as well as the birthday girl. Invitations, music, games and the birthday cake all fall into place without much fuss. Even if your theme is a Colour instead of Disco or Princess etc…

Decide the venue for your girl’s birthday party:

Designate a room for the party but be realistic in your expectations, kids will gravitate to your daughters’ bedroom. Discuss your boundaries with your daughter before hand, so all you need is a gentle reminder once in a while during the party. If you plan to keep children out of the house and in the yard make sure you have cleaned up the dog poop so the kids can play. Remember to have a wet weather alternative like a garage cleared and ready for use. If you do have a pet be aware that not all kids are comfortable around animals, and that even the gentlest of dogs can get excitable around a group of children.

Have fun girl’s party Invitations

Birthday girls love to be included in making invitations. Create your own on the computer, just make sure you have all the basics covered –Address, Day, Date and Time, RSVP and Contact Phone Number. If you don’t have a colour printer just decorate them with a few stickers, or print them out on coloured paper.

Don’t be upset if people don’t RSVP – in this day and age where anyone can quickly shoot off a text or email there really is no excuse not to respond to a party invitation. If they haven’t responded you can usually assume they aren’t coming.

Timing:Allow 1 ½ hours for a party for 4-6 year olds, 2 hours for 7-12 year olds.

Kids Birthday Lolly Bags

can be a great craft activity. Have a craft table set aside with felt pens and some stickers ready for the kids to name and decorate their own lolly bags or boxes. Collect them all and pop in your pre-organised lollies to give out as they leave. That will take care of the first 30 mins of your party.

Kids Birthday Presents

You want your daughter to be available to say hello to her guests at the start of the party so leave opening the presents until the end. Otherwise you’ll run out of time for any planned activities, or brand new toys will get lost or broken before she’s had a chance to play with them.

Birthday Party Food

Have drinks especially and a few snacks available throughout the party and then bring out hot food or sandwiches after games are played. Keep it simple – do you really want to be stuck trying to cook party pies in the oven at one temperature and vegetarian pasties at another? If you plan on having parents of guests staying also, again keep it simple, if you put on an amazing spread they’ll feel pressured to do the same for their child’s party. Dips and biscuits work just fine.

Birthday Party Entertainers

Do you want the entertainer to look after the whole group of children at once like a clown or magician? Or are you happy to have a Face Painter who can only look after one child at a time? If you wish to book someone to come to your home have them ready to start at least 15 minutes after the party start time so the birthday girl has time to greet all her guests first, then the entertainer can get and keep everyone’s attention. Most entertainers take cash on the day, so pop it in an envelope on the fridge ready so you’re not running around in a panic. If you’re celebrating say a 3rd birthday but 15 out of the 20 invited guests will be 10 years old it will make a difference, so be sure to let your entertainer know beforehand. Plan to serve hot food or cake before or after, not during, the entertainers show.

When Birthday Cakes Go Wrong

You’ve chosen your cake with care and then disaster strikes. I’ve seen cake boxes get sat on in cars, Ice cream cakes left out of the freezer and pre-ordered cakes just not delivered, or you planned to make it yourself but have just run out of time. Coles and Woolworths have Themed Cakes, Decorated Cupcakes and the good ol’ Fredo Frog Ice-Cream Cake always in stock and very affordable. I’ve never seen a party of kids disappointed in any of these last minute buys. A fantastic cheat tip: get two Woolies or Coles chocolate cakes & pop them on top of each other, surround the outside with KitKats (stick them on with a little bit of icing sugar) and pour mini m&m’s over the top. It looks like an expensive specialty made cake at quarter of the cost AND you won’t be up at 2am trying to make it. Very quick, simple and impressive looking.

If you have any party tips you’d like to share, or even funny stories about when things did not go to plan, please drop us a line so we can pass them on to other mum’s and dad’s.

beanie@madfun.com.au

www.madfun.com.au

Happy Partying!

Great Kids Birthday Party Ideas in Melbourne

Great Free Kids Birthday Party Ideas in Melbourne

Sure we’d love you to come Madfun Kids Disco because Madfun is a great kids birthday party idea and kids love birthday parties at Madfun.

What happens though if its the year you’re not having a party?

The Ian Potter garden in the city is magic for young kids and it’s free !

Take the kids to South bank at night and they will feel grown up and be able to watch the street performers. Take your own drinks and sit by the Yarra River and get a million dollar view for nothing

The Astor Theatre in St Kilda isn’t free but it’s magic and it’s an experience rather than just a movie so why not take the kids to a movie there.

Take the kids down the end of the St Kilda for an Ice Cream or take them to the Dog beach in Brighton (you don’t even need a dog) and they will love it

The thousands steps at the base of the Dandenongs is free and a real challenge for kids (and you) because it’s pretty steep but a great little adventure for you and the kids (takes about an hour up and back).

You don’t have to ride the Puffing Billy to go to Emerald and watch it pull up at the station and puff away – it’s really exciting and the kids can get very close to the action too. After the train has left you can go to Emerald Lake and watch it arrive and that’s free (apart from parking)

Kids don’t need much except a bit of simple fun and loving parents

 

 

What is the minimum number you can take to Madfun kids disco ?

The great thing about running a kids disco is there is more than one group at the party so we only require a minimum number  of 12 for our weekend parties and there is always a great party atmosphere. You have separate tables and food for your group regardless of the number of kids you bring so it will still be your special party surrounded in lots of action, music and dance. So just relax and enjoy your kids party.

Organising a childrens birthday party
Organising a childrens birthday party

Organising a Kids Party  

If you have decided to have a kids party then here’s a few tips on how to have a hassle free and fun children’s birthday party.

Compare the cost of a catered and home children’s party venue 

If you’re going to a venue then choose a party place that is fun for the kids and easy for you too. We’ve all run home parties where us mum’s are stuck in the kitchen or running around throughout the duration of party and miss out on everything except the cake and the birthday song and that’s not how to remember a birthday. Compare the cost and if you want to provide the same entertainment and atmosphere you will find a home party may actually be more expensive.

Keep the parents happy at the kids party 

Choose a kids party venue that is easy for parents to get to and if there is something for them to do if they have to drop off the kids then that is an added bonus. Madfun Kids Disco is 5 mins from Knox City Shopping Centre and our Moorabbin venue is 5 mins  from the Moorabbin DFO so  parents can go and have a coffee or do some shopping if they would like too. We also have tea and coffee available at our venues, plus we can order in Sandwich or fruit platters or cook hot food platters if parents of younger children wish to stay. You can also bring in your own food for parents too, just make sure it’s Nut Free.

Keep the party to a maximum of one and half hours for kids. It’s fun until the kids get tired and that’s the limit of kids endurance before the tears and tantrums start.

Have some simple fun games for you childrens party  

Have some simple organised games prepared. Kids will do almost anything you ask them so if you organise games and activities they will participate and they love it. At Madfun we have a party hostess for every session and children’s birthday party games that include dancing, singing and other children’s birthday party games.

Serve childrens birthday party food half way through party 

Have a break half way through the party and sit them down for something to eat. Play softer music, give them something to eat and drink and just get the kids to rest for 10-15 minutes and then they’ll be ready to go again

Have someone clean up after your childrens birthday party 

If you’re thinking of having a party at home, you’ll have to clean up before everyone arrives and then again after everyone’s leaves. Kids will be happy (and tired) no matter what you do, so try to organise a party where you can walk out the door at the end and leave someone else to clean up.

The kids care more about loving and fun parents than anything else so be fun be excited and just be there.

 

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