James Brockbank

September 25, 2015
storytime

10 Tips For Story Tellling

Children love a good story – we all do.  And what fun to have a storytelling session with the kids. Stories can be silly, scary or outrageously funny. All you only need a little imagination. Storytelling encourages children to explore their unique expressiveness and helps them communicate thoughts and feelings. It helps you see into your child’s world. And to think about it, storytelling is a sweet reminder to your children that speaking, listening and communicating are the simplest forms of art in this media-driven world. So what would make storytelling even easier? Here’s our top ten tips Just have […]
September 25, 2015
Fashion

Project Runway – Fashion Party For Your Kids

 Dressing up is always great fun for kids; Big sloppy hats, oversized shoes, fabulously funky bowers! When our client’s-4-year-old daughter requested yet another princess birthday party, we decided the old theme needed a new spin. Which is when we suggested a Runway Fashion show. The ‘challenge’ was to create a look inspired by a princess to walk the runway. This inspirational Runway party definitely had everyone talking about it for months!  What do our children learn from catwalk parties? To strut their funky stuff, and strike that perfect pose! Its also a great great opportunity to say “fashion free from confines” aka the current campaing by FTL Moda) that says beauty […]
September 25, 2015
cluequest

Put Your Detective Skills To The Test At ClueQuest

There may well be more to being recruited as a spy than an hour of codebreaking, briefcases and teamwork, but if it’s even half as exciting in real life as this escape game then it’s no wonder MI5 is so selective. Cluequest sees a team of 3-5 players get locked in a room that they won’t be able to escape from until they’ve solved enough puzzles to unlock every last lock in the place – and there are loads. Fast-paced, challenging and win-a-minute, even teams who don’t get out in time will have plenty to celebrate. Sounds like a perfect […]
September 25, 2015
performingarts

Art for Arts Sake!

What comes to your mind when you hear ‘Performing Arts School’? A place for dancing and singing stars of the future? Well yes, but there is much more to performing arts schools than that. They provide great perceptible benefits, stimulating the body and mind (Apart from being fabulously fun!). With the number of working parents increasing, children spend less time with adults planning activities, creating or imagining an outcome and working towards it. Professor Shirley Brice, American linguistic anthropologist at Stanford University says ”Children after the age of eight spend very little time with their parents in task activities. They may spend time at the dinner table or […]
September 25, 2015
kidsparty

How to create a “no effort” party

If you’ve ever had to organise a children’s party, you’ll know that it is anything but a cake walk. Given enough time, anyone can throw a lavish Cinderella or Batman themed party, or festoon a hall with all things fancy. Trying to come up with ways to distract a room full of overexcited kids, on the other hand, is a task that would make Hercules blanch.  Of course you can fall back on the tried and trusted methods, like pass the parcel or musical statues. But if you want maximum impact for minimum effort, then have a look at our no effort […]
September 25, 2015
bob

Create your own construction party

 Guess who is back on Milkshake this year? Every kid’s favourite- BOB THE BUILDER! Are you as excited as we are? If yes, this could be a great idea for your next party- a Bob the Builder Construction Party! Block off the construction zone, put on your hard hat, get the dump truck and wrecking ball, and build the perfect construction birthday party with our Construction Party Idea. Here’s all you that you will need: Toy construction vehiclesConstruction videos to play in the background Construction signs LEGO bricks Construction hats Plastic tools A sandbox Construction cones A Pinata Games and Activities […]
September 24, 2015
topsecret

Spy Party ideas: make your next mission not so impossible

Kids young and old just love a good spy movie! And 2015 is the year of international intrigue with the release of the Man from Uncle, Mission Impossible –  and let’s not forget James Bond coming in October! If you want to join in the fun and have a Spy party for the kids we have some great ideas for creating your own exciting espionage games! You’ll need a mix of clues written in code and invisible ink, all leading the secret agents to Special Spy Treasure. Each written clue should lead to the discovery of the next clue. Examples […]
September 24, 2015
rainydays

Party ideas for a rainy day

Whether it’s your child’s birthday or a day off from school, rain can spoil all the fun activities you have planned. Since you can’t control the weather, the best option is to have some rainy day activities ready for kids that can be used when those dark clouds arrive. We have rainy day crafts and rainy day games that will keep the children entertained and avoid those dreaded words, “we’re bored!” Indoor Games and Craft Ideas for Girls Set up a water play area at the kitchen sink. Fill the sink with a few inches of warm water and let […]