Beating the School Year Blues

For most of us, school is about to start – it's the last precious few weeks of summer vacation before the daily grind starts up for another year. School can have a draining effect on kids, even after they come home.  Homework can drain them to the point where they want to do nothing more than stare at the TV screen all day long.  You can fight this brain drain, though!  It's a good idea to keep your kids active, both physically and mentally.  Here are some tips to beat those school year blues and keep your kids entertained and [...]

Beating the School Year Blues2017-08-25T02:17:31+00:00

Fun Family Activities In And Around Toronto

Of course, we're massively biased.  We think the absolute best place for families to spend an afternoon in Toronto is at Kids Fun City, the best indoor playground in town! That being said, even we realize you're not going to spend every day with our thrilling arcade games and exciting mini-golf course.  Toronto's a big city with a huge variety of things to do.  When we're not enjoying our tube slides, here are some of our favorite family-friendly places to check out. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada This indoor aquarium is always a sure-fire hit with kids; it never gets old!  [...]

Fun Family Activities In And Around Toronto2017-07-27T07:23:05+00:00

3 Must-Haves for a Fantastic Birthday Party

So you want to throw the absolute perfect birthday party.  You want to make sure that you have everything prepared and set up, so that everything goes smoothly, wonderfully and memorably.  This can be difficult at times!  There always seems to be something you've forgotten, requiring last-minute scrambling.  We want to help prevent that!  Here are a few of Kids Fun City's must-haves for planning a birthday party: The Right Venue Of course, we're going to suggest Kids Fun City as the perfect venue for a birthday party – with private facility rentals and semi-private rooms, we're the best choice [...]

3 Must-Haves for a Fantastic Birthday Party2017-07-27T07:11:23+00:00

Birthday Party Dilemma: Presents or No Presents?

It's an age-old dilemma.  It's time for a big birthday party.  You've got food, snacks, cake, activities, little paper hats and decorations.  But do you have presents?  Parents are of two minds about this – whether the positives outweigh the benefits.  We take an agnostic stance here at Kids Fun City – it's great to have gifts, and it's understandable to not have them.  Here's an argument on both sides for your consideration: Yes, Presents! Presents are often one of the most fun parts of a birthday party – the anticipation opening the wrapping paper, the joy at seeing an [...]

Birthday Party Dilemma: Presents or No Presents?2017-06-19T04:40:29+00:00

4 Great Food Options for Kids Parties

Whether it's a birthday party, a summer celebration or a sleepover with a bunch of friends, food takes a party to the next level!  Kids can be picky at times, and finding the right thing for a whole kit and caboodle can be a challenging task.  Here's some of the best food options for a major party: Pizza Of course the top option was going to be pizza.  Very, very few kids don't enjoy at least some kind of pizza, and the wide variety of toppings available means finding options to match any dietary restrictions and preferences to be a [...]

4 Great Food Options for Kids Parties2017-06-19T04:37:03+00:00

Ideas for Fun Corporate Party Games

Summer is a great time to hold a corporate party.  It allows your employees to interact in a low-pressure, non-professional environment, build teamwork and comradery and generally improve morale. Barbeques and picnics are great ideas, as is renting a facility like Kids Fun City if you're looking for a family-oriented celebration.  Of course, the food is only one aspect of any party – if you're looking for a big, family-friendly event, you'll want to have some sort of activities or games for people to participate in.  Games that encourage teamwork and creativity are great choices – here are a few [...]

Ideas for Fun Corporate Party Games2017-05-25T07:12:07+00:00

3 Great Ideas for a Summer Birthday

It's nearly summer!  Almost time for warm weather and picnics, for school to be out and for vacation to begin! I'm a summer birthday myself, and that was always bit awkward when I was in school; family trips and summer vacations meant that it was more difficult to get large parties together for my birthday.  That being said, we always managed – and one of the advantages of a summer birthday is the fact that great weather and time off can mean a larger scale for a celebration!  Here are a few great ideas for a big summer birthday bash. [...]

3 Great Ideas for a Summer Birthday2017-05-25T06:58:33+00:00

Fun Company Event Ideas

A family-friendly corporate event is the perfect opportunity to allow your employees to bond away from work.  It can help boost morale and improve productivity in the long run.  They key, of course, is to make the events interesting and fun in and of themselves – a range of events are important to keep things new and exciting.  Here are some of our favorite corporate event ideas to spice up your next company outing. Raffles and Door Prizes We all love to win stuff.  Offering a raffle or other sort of prize is a great way to get greater attendance; [...]

Fun Company Event Ideas2017-04-19T05:21:24+00:00

The Best Store-Bought Icing for Birthday Cakes

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 [...]

The Best Store-Bought Icing for Birthday Cakes2017-04-19T05:20:10+00:00

Why Kid-Friendly Corporate Events are So Popular

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 [...]

Why Kid-Friendly Corporate Events are So Popular2017-03-16T03:21:17+00:00