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Froggle Crazy Egg Faces

Frogg;e's Crazy Egg faces

Here at Froggle Parties, we love kids party food ideas!!  These sandwich faces are heaps of fun and have huge amounts of character. They’re great for parties and you might even like to get the kids to help you make them.

You could make it an activity at your party where the kids make their own froggle faced sandwich.  Simply lay out a table with lots of ready prepared ingredients and get the kids to make their own faces with them. You could give a prize to some of the best face designs.

Ingredients (makes 4 egg faces):

4 slices of brown or white bread

7 medium eggs

4 tbsp mayonaise

Salt and pepper

Heat some water in a large sized saucepan and put your eggs into a saucepan once the water has started to boil. Boil the eggs for 8 minutes. The egg yolk should be solid. You can always take one egg out first and check that it’s cooked before taking the rest of them out of the saucepan. Once cooked, peel the eggs. Take 2 of the eggs and slice them up (you should get atleast 4 decent slices per egg which will be used as eyes). Set the egg slices to one side.

Put the rest of the eggs and any left over cuttings into a mixing bowl and add the mayonanaise. Mix it all up with a fork and use the fork to mash the egg up as you mix it with the mayonannise.

Simply spread on the egg mayonnaise mix and then use the toppings to make the faces.

If you want, instead of egg mayonnaise you could use peanut butter or jam, which saves a bit of time.

Topping ides: gherkins, carrot sticks, grated carrot, peas, olives, tomatoes peppers, celery sticks, salami, cucumber, chives, basil…


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Should I have a Clown for my Kid’s Birthday Party?

Kids clowns are a great idea for children’s birthday parties. They’re very popular with kids from ages 4-10. We do loads of them and usually you should expect a children’s clown to offer activities like magic, puppet shows, balloon modelling, juggling, bubbles and loads of general clown silliness to get the kids laughing. Plus prizes for all the kids. Check out this link to kids clowns for more info.

Generally we suggest that party clowns are suitable for children from the age of 4 and up. Any younger than this and you usually findthat they get scared.

We always say children’s clowns are best if your child has specifically asked for a clown at their party. If you’re not sure about having a kids clown because your children might get scared, then it’s possibly best to go for a children’s clown that doesn’t have the make up, red nose or funny hair. The entertainer could still do the same show  but just not have any facial stuff as this is what tends to make clowns scary for them.  Young kids still love the clown costume and fun activities that clowns do. Most children’s entertainment companies will be able to accommodate this for you.

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Should Parents stay or leave at your Kid’s Party?

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Children's Birthday Parties

Loads of Mums ask us if they should have the parents stay at parties. Our general rule is if the party is for ages 3 and up then yes they should, as they are still young and kids do obviously need parents to stay with them. If you’re hiring a children’s entertainer it’s a good idea for parents to sit with their kids and watch the show with them too.

If children are 4 and up then we always recommend against parents staying at the party unless you have a separate room for them to socialise in.

Lots of parents like the idea of having the parents stay for food and doubling up their kid’s party, with a party for the grown ups. It’s great idea in theory but parents should be aware that it can come at the cost of  their children’s enjoyment. Why? Because of all the background noise levels created by parents.

We have been to loads of parties where parents stay. It can work fine if you have a separate room for the parents to chat in, but if it’s all done in the same room, then due to the background noise made by parents talking, it means more often than not, kids struggle to concentrate on the entertainment provided by your kid’s entertainer. Children often get distracted with other things going on around them and they may decide to run to Mum or Dad at random points during the show, which can then disrupt the other kids from the party too and create a snowball effect in kids losing concentration.

If you’ve gone to the trouble of spending money on the hall, the food, the entertainer then you want the kids to be able to enjoy it. The entertainer’s show is often the core of the children’s party but no matter how good a children’s entertainer is, parents staying can really can get in the way of the kids having fun at their party. If it’s a birthday party for the kids then we always suggest it should stay just that – a party for the kids and not for the grown ups.

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Step by Step Guide to Organising a Children’s Themed Party

Step by Step Guide to Organising a Children’s Themed Party

Below is a step by step guide in how to organise your children’s themed party:

1) Decide on your theme  – chat with your child about the type of theme he/ she may like. Popular ones for boys are:

Pirates, knights, fire men, cowboys, space, jungle and super heroes.

Popular ones for girls are: Princesses, fairies, jungle, under the sea, witches or chocolate factory.

2) Decide on your date and check you can find a venue for it (that is if you’re not having it at home).

3) Send out the invitations. Once your date is confirmed and the venue is booked you want to get these out asap. See our link for some free party invitations you can download for free.

4) Book your children’s entertainer. Or if you’re not having an entertainer then decide on the activities you’re having to entertainthe kids.

5) Other optional things to think about:

a) You might want to get the kids to dress up according to your theme. If so then mention this in your invitations.

b) Decorations and party tableware – If you’re taking the trouble to theme your party then it’s a lot more fun to have themed decorations and party tableware. We’ve found a great site for decorations for your children’s themed party. It has a wide range of choice and is a very easy site to navigate.

c) Party Food- Another great opportunity to theme your party and show your creative side. There are loads of ideas for themed party. There are plenty of ideas on our blogs but you might like to search through the internet or some party food cook books to get inspiration.

5) Birthday cake! – last but not least. If you’re doing a children’s themed party then you simply have to theme the birthday cake. It’s an unwritten law. Try Annie Rigg’s ‘Birthday Cakes for Kids’. It  has tonnes of ideas like dragon cakes, owls, rabbits, teddy bears, hedgehog, cat, elephant, train, pirate ship,hot air balloon, fire engine, rocket, spell book, fairy cake, princess crown, and much more…

Then again if you want to cheat and save time to get someone else to do it you can always try this cake delivery service and have your dream cake delivered straight to your door.

6) Party Bags – after all the work youve already put in to preparing your children’s themed party you’d be forgiven for now worrying about party bags. There are sites that offer themed party bags. But you don’t have to theme everything and if you want to save money then you can really just get away with giving the kids some cake to take home instead. If you’re hiring a children’s entertainer then they should offer prizes and balloon models for the kids to take home so that should be plenty. Or if you want normal party bags you can easily get part bags and items to fil lthem with in all good high street party shops.

You can make your party as creative as you want depending on how much time you have. Just remember not to get stressed over making things too complicated. If it gets too complicated kids may not have as much fun than if it were just kept simple.

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