We’ll let you in on a little secret here if your promise not to tell anyone – making home-made icing for birthday cakes is a chore we don’t always have time for. It’s much, much, much easier, even if you’re baking the cake from scratch, to use store-bought icing. It’s very, very simple; no hand mixer or effort required. That being said, not all store-bought icing is made equal. Through a rigorous process of scientific investigation – or, rather, a long taste-test process – we’ve narrowed down a couple of the very best options for store-bought icing. The next time [...]
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The average adult spends 7.6 hours per day working, according to recent studies. That’s a huge chunk out of anyone’s day, and it takes away significant time that could be spent with kids. The same study shows that working adults in households with children under six spend just two hours per day providing primary childcare. That number shrinks to 47 minutes for parents with children older than six. It’s no surprise, then, that there’s growing support and desire for corporate events that can include the entire family. Giving up rare personal time to attend a corporate event or get together [...]
A birthday party isn’t really complete until you have dessert! It just as much part of the celebration as presents, games and friends are. But what are the best birthday desserts? We’ve seen them all, and here are our absolute favorites. 1. Cake Well, of course cake would be number one. There’s a reason birthday cake is the stereotypical thing you serve – who doesn’t like cake? Well, it turns out, quite a few people don’t like cake. Or, at least, don’t find cake to be their favorite. Some people just have birthday cake because everyone expects there to be [...]
Family-friendly corporate events are a great way to raise morale in your business. It allows your staff to attend your events without worrying about finding someone to take care of their children, and can serve as a quasi-vacation for busy families. It promotes your business as one that cares about your employee’s home lives – important in improving not only their morale at the job, but also your reputation, allowing you to retain employees for longer and make yourself more attractive to quality employees from elsewhere. Deciding to have a family-friendly event is one thing; planning it is another. Kids [...]
The centerpiece of any successful birthday party is, of course, the cake! What would a birthday be without a cake to top the whole event off, right after food and right before presents? You want to make sure your cake is special to match the special day! Maybe you want to try to make your own cake this year – but have no experience. Have no fear! Cake decorating isn’t actually all that difficult – the basics are pretty easy to pick up, and you can let your imagination run wild from there! Here’s our tips on how to easily [...]
There are a number of very good reasons why you should consider making your next corporate event family-friendly. It’s a relatively simple gesture to make on your part – simple, inexpensive and easy to organize – and can pay off in significant dividends, both tangible and intangible. First and foremost, it shows that you care about your employees and their families. It shows that you don’t think of them just as someone who comes and does work, but as people with lives outside of work. It shows positive engagement with your employees, making it easier to retain them down the [...]
Got a kid that’s just crazy about pizza? Then a pizza-themed birthday party is just the ticket to make their special day even more special. Of course, what exactly do you do in a pizza-themed birthday party? The main course is pretty self-explanatory, but just having a pizza isn’t really enough to call something “pizza themed”. You want activities and things to go along with the pizza, and we have some great ideas to make planning your kid’s next birthday party a… pizza cake! The Pizza Most important, of course, is the pizza itself. Rather than just ordering one, however, [...]
Are you planning for a major corporate outing, but value your company as a family-friendly one? Do you have a lot of working parents, looking for something to do with their children as part of a team-building exercise or other social get together? Then why not consider Kids Fun City for your next corporate party? Kids Fun City offers the rental of the entire facility for your exclusive use on weekends! This includes a private room, where you can bring in your own food and drinks, as well as access to our entire range of activities and attractions. It’s a [...]
A family game night is a great way for parents and kids to bond. It can help develop family connections, as well as teach valuable skills, such as the importance of playing fair, how to pay attention and keep track of things, and how to be a good winner and a good loser. It’s fun, too, of course! Here are some tips on how to make sure a family game night isn’t a family lame night. Get Rid of Distractions A family game night means a family game night. It does not mean a tablet night, or a watching TV [...]
We love it when our kids make friends at school, but we all know that not all friends are created equal. While we’d love everyone to get along and be friends, there are sometimes that you’ll find your kid hanging out with a crowd you’re not thrilled with. Maybe they’ve started being disrespectful, or have begun using bad language – traits they’re picking up from their classmates at school. You can’t be with your child 24 hours a day – what should you do if they start picking up these bad traits from their friends and classmates? First of all, [...]