The Secret To Getting Kids To Bed On Time On New Years Eve

I bet you LOVE hanging out until midnight with your little ones on New Year’s Eve, right?  I mean, who DOESN’T want to hang out with a 7-year-old for FOUR HOURS past their bedtime?…

 

NOPE. That’s not ‘our thing’ either. Lol.

 

That’s why I’m starting my children’s countdown to the New Year at 11:59 A.M. this December 31st. We’re ringing in the New Year just before lunch! 

 

I’m all about the kind of New Year’s Eve party that doesn’t come with a side of sleep deprivation & a temper tantrum. 

 

Gather the kids for a ‘Noon Year’s Eve Party’!

 

 

What-the-what is a Noon Year’s NOON Party?  Yesterday, I hadn’t even heard of one.  And now, I can’t stop thinking about it.

 

Here’s why it works:


1. Kids don’t feel left out of the late-night festivities. Awesome. 

 

2. Kids don’t wake up overtired waaaaay too early on New Years Day.  Sign me up.

 

3. It’s super easy.  And to thanks to years of entertaining at (way too many) kids parties, here are some pro-tips that makes it easier to pull off than holding a full mimosa in heels (that’s the real magic trick, friends). 

 

If you haven’t heard of one of these before, let me quickly explain.  

 

A Noon Year’s Eve Party starts at 10:30am.  Which is conveniently mimosa time.  

 

It ends after an exciting ‘New Years Countdown’…at noon. 

 

BTW, countdowns totally count as ‘practicing math’ over winter break.

 

And that, friends, is how you give your kids a chance to get into party mode (and back out of it, thank goodness) hours before bedtime! 

 

Here are some fun ideas about what to do during your Noon Year’s Eve Party: 

 

 

I collected some ideas for you from those oh-so-official parenting blogs, and also included some stuff I’ve seen actually get pulled off successfully at the kids parties I’ve been to. #pinterestfailfree

 

Invite Your Guests To Wear Fun Outfits

 

From Parents Magazine:

 

“Get the kids excited about their big day by allowing them to dress up however they want.  Encourage sparkly, festive attire and explain to them the whole reason we celebrate the changing of our calendars. They’ll feel like rock stars with free creative reign over their looks.”

 

-Parents Magazine

 

Don’t have a pile of costumes lying around?  No problem. There’s nothing like face painting to take ‘dress-up’ to the next level. 

 

(I’m about to do that thing where I talk about my job…warning…3, 2, 1…) 

 

Get your hands on a face painting kit, or free them up so you can hold that mimosa by having our professional children’s entertainers do it for you! 

 

Ahem.  The face painting, not the mimosa holding. *haha*



They’ll kick everyone’s looks up a notch, while you kick back and relax, with glittering face paints and sparkling glitter tattoos.

 

Oh. Neat thing. So the children don’t get bored waiting for a turn, we trained our performers to paint 3 – 5 faces at a time.  Score.

 

Bonus: If your adult friends are there, we LOVE painting grown-ups to help them get into the spirit of the festivities too!

 

 

Pump. It. Up.

 

From Mother.ly:

 

“It’s not a party without balloons, right?  Confetti filled balloons will brighten up your space, then you can pop them at “midnight” (aka noon) for a confetti shower!  You can fill these with helium or not—either way, the kids will love them. If you really want to wow the kids, stage your own balloon drop! You can make one by taping a plastic party tablecloth filled with balloons to your ceiling.” 

 

~ Mother.ly

 

100% of the parents I surveyed confirmed that they love tying knots at the ends of balloons. 

 

Here it comes….don’t worry about the balloons.   I’ve got you covered!  

 

Let our entertainers take over by twisting festive, shimmering chrome balloon hats, wands, and (party) animals for you and your guests. 

 

Not only do children looooove helping us create new balloon designs, but they also get to take the balloons home, too.  

 

Hello instant party favors! 

 

 

Lead A Dance Party

 

Whip up a kid-friendly playlist & push back your furniture to transform your living room into a dance floor!

 

Show off some of your signature dance moves from back in the day to get the kids bopping along with you.  Right, right?  Eh?  ????

 

It’s a great way for the littlest guests to burn off some energy early in the day so that they’re ready for bedtime, on time. 

 

What?  Not comfortable busting a move in front of a squad of 6-year-olds?  We’re ready to help!  We LOVE leading our silly version of ‘freeze dance‘ anywhere, anytime. 

 

We come ready with a speaker, a kid-friendly playlist, and some great tricks that’ll get all your guests moving & giggling. 

 

 

Read A New Year’s Eve Story

 

There are lots of darling children’s books about New Year’s. Gather all the children together & share any of these great reads with them: 

 

The Night Before New Year’s by Natasha Wing

 

Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller

 

Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas by Gail Piernas-Davenport

 

If you’re looking for a more interactive storytelling experience, we can bring one of our most popular activities for your celebration.  

 

Our Children’s Magic Show is a fully immersive, 30-minute storytelling adventure that all the children can be a part of.  So you don’t have to.  ????

 

 

Set Up A Photo Booth

 

From Parents Magazine:

 

Put your crafting skills to use by constructing a photo booth!  Just hang a paper backdrop (festive New Year’s Eve wrapping paper will do the trick) and set up a camera on a tripod or have a designated phone photographer in place.   Blast some music and have the kids dance around, posing with their new, festive props—they’ll have a blast and so will you.  These photos will be a precious keepsake that’ll last a lifetime”.

 

-Parents Magazine 

 

Fun For The Whole Family

 

No matter what activities you choose for your Noon Year’s Eve party, your children are going to love feeling included. 

 

And, we have a feeling you’re going to love watching them climb into bed at the right time that night. 🙂

 

Happy New Year! 

 

Oh.  And we have performers standing by who are open right now.  Go ahead and see if we can travel to you!

 

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Where Is Santa in 2019?

Parents, you are our HEROES during the holiday season.

 

We’re blown away every time we see you going the extra mile to make the holidays magical for your family.

 

YOU deserve a present, grown-up!  So I have a gift for you.  Right here, right now.

 

The gift of TIME!

 

…time saved that is!

 

We don’t want you to lose a moment of your time searching for holiday experiences to have with your family over the next couple of weeks, so we did the research for you!

 

Here’s a list of all sorts of holiday events & excursions for your family.  You can even find our Faeries at a few of these celebrations!

 

Select your area:

 

Sacramento

Bay Area

Southern California

 

Sacramento

Santa and Faeries

 

Sacramento Fairytale Town’s “Winter Wonderland”

Visit Santa from 3 to 6 PM 

Saturday & Sunday, December 14, 15, 21 & 22   

3901 Land Park Drive in Sacramento

For ticket information please click here

 

Sacramento Santa Parade 

Hooray! A parade of local groups & Santa

Saturday December 14th 10AM 

Downtown Sacramento

For information about the parade route please click here

 

Hanukkah Wonderland 

Games & Crafts

Sunday, December 15th from 2-5pm

Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St

Click here for event details & ticket information

 

“Swim with Santa” at Sacramento Central YMCA 

Splash around with Santa at the pool! 

Friday Dec. 13th 5:00-7:30pm

2021 W St in Sacramento

For more details about swimming with Santa, click here

 

Arden Fair Mall

A classic Santa photo opportunity

Weekends in December

1689 Arden Way Suite 1167 in Sacramento

Click here for Santa’s schedule

 

Galleria at Roseville

A classic Santa photo opportunity

Weekends in December

1151 Galleria Blvd in Roseville 

Click here for Santa’s schedule

 

Christmas in the Park

December 21st & 22nd

Charles Robertson Park

3525 Norwood Ave, Sacramento, CA

For more details about this free community event click here

 

Bay Area

 

Bay Area Children’s Fairyland

Meet Santa in “Fairy Winterland”

December 13-15 and 20-23, 2019. Noon to 7

699 Bellevue Avenue in Oakland

Click here for ticket information for Fairy Winterland’s Santa visits

 

Oakland Zoo’s “Holiday Lights” 

Meet Santa every night between December 6-23, 6pm-9pm!

9777 Golf Links Rd in Oakland

For ticket information click here

 

Friday Nights @ OMCA | Winter Fest

Celebrate diverse winter traditions reflected in the Bay Area, including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

Friday nights in December from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Click here for more information

 

Alameda South Shore Center, Center Court

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Everyday from 12/12-12/24

Community Hanukkah Celebration 12/23 5pm-6pm

523 South Shore Center West in Alameda

For Santa’s schedule please click here

 

Family Hanukkah Celebration 

Shadow Puppet Show!

Sunday December 15th 10am-12pm

JCC East Bay, Berkeley – 1414 Walnut St. Berkeley

For more information click here

 

Macy’s Santa Land in San Francisco 

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

170 O’Farrell Street in San Francisco

Click here for Santa’s schedule.

 

Stonestown Galleria  

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

3251 20th Ave in San Francisco

Click here for Santa’s schedule

 

Santa Cruz Holiday Train at Roaring Camp 

Meet Santa & enjoy a delightful Holiday train ride through Santa Cruz! 

There’s a Hanukkah train ride as well!

5401 Graham Hill Road in Felton

For ticket information click here

 

Stanford Shopping Center

Our own Happily Ever Laughter Holiday characters will be on site sharing FREE Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and more from 11am-3pm on Saturday the 14th of December!

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity available too!  

Center Pavilion, between Macy’s and Tiffany & Co.

660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304

See Santa’s schedule here

 

Westfield Oakridge

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Located in Macy’s Court  

925 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose 

For Santa’s schedule please click here

 

Westfield Valley Fair

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd in Santa Clara 

For Santa’s hours please click here

 

Christmas in the Park

See the park transformed for the Holidays & meet Santa while you’re there!

Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park (S. Market Street, San Jose between San Carlos and San Fernando Streets) in San Jose

For more information & Santa’s schedule click here

 

Blackhawk Plaza

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

3380 Blackhawk Plaza Circle in Danville

For Santa’s schedule please press here

 

Vacaville Premium Outlets 

Our own Happily Ever Laughter Snow Faerie will be on site sharing FREE Balloon Twisting from 1:00-3:00pm on Saturday the 14th. 

Classic Santa Photo Opportunities are also available on weekends in December.

321 Nut Tree Rd in Vacaville

Click here for Santa’s Schedule

 

The Village at Corte Madera

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

1618 Redwood Hwy in Corte Madera

Click here for Santa’s schedule

 

Stoneridge Mall

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

1 Stoneridge Mall Rd in Pleasanton

Click here for Santa’s schedule

 

Newpark Mall 

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

2086 NewPark Mall, Newark, California 94560

click here for Santa’s schedule

 

Northgate Mall

Our own Happily Ever Laughter Holiday characters will be on site sharing FREE Dazzling Glitter Paint, Balloon Twisting and more from 1:30-3:30pm on Saturday December 14th!

Classic Santa Photo Opportunities also available

5800 Northgate Dr in San Rafael

Click here for Santa’s Schedule

 

Santa Rosa Plaza

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

Center Court

1071 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Click here for Santa’s Schedule

 

Festival of Lights!

A joyous celebration that is open to all! 

Sunday December 15th from 11:30am-2:00pm

Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Rd in San Rafael 

Click here for more details about this free event

 

Napa Valley Wine Train: All aboard the Santa Train 

A 90-minute train ride to the North Pole!

Various dates from December 13th-23rd

Online tickets are available here

 

Southern California

 

Southern Calfornia Holiday Time in Playland

Family fun for the Holidays

Saturday, December 14th at 11:00am

Paley Center For Media

465 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Click here for ticket information

 

The Polar Express

“Allll Aboard!” Need we say more?!

Rides are available in Ventura Co. & the Inland Empire!

Select Dates in December

Click here for dates, locations and ticket information

 

Christmas at the Farm

Festive Family Holiday Activities at Underwood Family Farms

December 14th & 15th 11am-4pm. 

3370 Sunset Valley Rd in Moorpark

For more details click here

 

Hanukkah Family Festival

Live Music, Storytelling, Art & Inspiration 

Sunday December 15th from 11:00am-4:00pm

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Los Angeles

For more information click here

 

Selfies with Santa at the Beverly Center

Bring your own camera to capture the memories! 

Sunday, December 15th from 11am-3pm.

8500 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles  

For more information click here

 

The Americana at Brand

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

889 Americana Way in Glendale

For location information & Santa’s schedule click here

 

The Grove

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

189 The Grove Dr. in Beverly-Fairfax

For location information & Santa’s schedule click here

 

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Baldwin Hills 

For location information & Santa’s schedule click here

 

Santa Monica Place

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

395 Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica

Online: santamonicaplace.com

 

Northridge Shopping Center

Classic Santa Photo Opportunity

Weekends in December

 9301 Tampa Avenue in Northridge

For location information & Santa’s schedule click here

 

Holiday Light Festival Train Ride in Griffith Park

An evening train ride around the festively decorated, one mile of track!

Sunday, December 15th from 11am-3pm.

4730 Crystal Springs Dr in Los Angeles

For ticket information click here

 

 

Now, if you’ve read through this and find yourself thinking “I cannot imagine leaving the house AGAIN, why can’t the holiday magic come to me instead”?

 

We have some good news for you!

 

It can!

 

You can invite one of our very own Holiday Elves, Snow Faeries, or Holiday Characters to your home to entertain your children with Holiday Magic Shows, Glittering Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and so much more!

 

You can kick back with a (well deserved) glass of wine while we help create holiday memories your children will never forget in your very own living room.

 

We’ve even got your back on New Year’s Eve if you need us *laugh*.

 

Yes! Let Me Drink Wine While You Keep Kids Busy!

5 Awesome Ideas (And 2 Really Bad Ones) To Save Your Rained Out Kids Party

Your party + rain + kids = omg it actually wasn’t that bad!

Moving your party indoors can be stressful.  Especially if your house isn’t designed for 20 children to run wild through it.

Now I’m imagining a house with built-in slides and trampolines between couches. #goals 

OK.  Back to reality.

Here’s the thing.  As a children’s entertainer, I’ve seen some crazy stuff that families have tried to pull off to keep wiggly children from tearing apart their houses.

Some were absolute disasters.

Some were just ok.

And then there the great ideas that still stand out in my mind, 2,000 parties later.

Literally.  2,000.  (I’ve sung happy birthday that many times. I slay at the harmony part.)

But, before I share those great ideas with you, I get to tell you about a couple of disaster ideas because DRAMA is FUN.

Once, I went to a party as a Mermaid, and as a party activity, the family had the big idea to let all the children build fish bowls. Cue water and broken glass and rocks and sadness everywhere.

And then, as a party favor, bring a live fish home in it.

You. Should. Have. Seen. The. Parents. Faces. When. They. Came. To. Pick. Up. Their. Kids.  One by one, absolute shock at the sight of their new family pet.

And the same question over and over…’how are we going to take that home…?!’.  Yeah, that was a wild one.

Ok, this next one actually falls into both categories.  It was AWESOME and AWFUL.

This family planned on having their party outside, but then the water dumped all week from the sky so they had to kill that idea.  The problem was…their house was under construction.  Like, no drywall on some of the walls.  This family ran with it.  They gave all the children hammers when they arrived and had them knock down one of the walls they wanted to remove.  

Contrary to what you’re imagining, no, no one got hurt.  Phew.  But man…that poor dining room wall. It didn’t see those 20 kids coming.

Extra points for when the rain stopped and all the children took photos with me in the bulldozer that was in their front yard.  I was in a very pink, very fluffy princess gown, and it was unforgettable.

So, now that you know what NOT to do with kids inside, here are my top 5 favorite things for kids to do at indoor parties:

The invitation asked all the guests to bring empty cardboard boxes.  That’s it.  No gifts, no food.  Just empty boxes.  And this was back before Amazon so I can’t imagine how rad this would be to pull off now!

Each parent was handed a giant roll of tape and a pair of scissors, and the children were handed crayons.  While the parents built (it was hilarioussssss to see them get so creative!), the children colored in the windows, doors, and gorgeous scribbly wall accents.  ❤️

By the end, this party had built a castle that was so elaborate that the family left it up for their children to play with for days afterward.  Not only is that one rockin’ birthday gift for them, but the rain didn’t let up so they never ran out of indoor playtime ideas!

Shameless self-promotion here.  Here’s the thing.  Hiring a kids entertainer to keep the children busy for you is just so easy.  You don’t have to do anything.  They walk in.  The children are stoked.  The pictures are adorable.  And you get to drink wine.  Bam.

But here is when *not* to hire an entertainer for an indoor party…don’t do it if you have too many other activities you’re trying to pull off at the same time.  Trying to compete with Frozen playing on TV, gingerbread house candy being consumed, and a rented rack of kids’ costumes being ransacked is a bad, bad idea.  Ask me how I know this.  I’m still trying to forget that one.

A few years ago, I knocked on the door of the party I was hired for, and when the mom answered the door, she asked me to ‘crawl through the cave of sparkles’.  They had turned their entire house into an obstacle course, and that was the start of it (a few sheets draped over chairs with a disco ball/flashlight set up inside).

The children waiting for me on the other side had expressions that looked pretty much like that picture up there.  Every single time a parent popped out the other side, they melted into giggles.

The hallways had pool noodles to jump over, and the kitchen had pieces of fabric (icebergs) for the children to scoot across the ‘slippery ice pond’.  I bet they didn’t even spend a dime to make it all.  It was absolutely brilliant.

Shameless plug number 2.  If you like this idea but don’t want to lift a finger, our entertainers can bring indoor obstacle courses and lead the children through it for you.  I know. I’m so good at this marketing thing. *laugh*

Cheap crafts that turn into an interactive show?  100% winner, every single time.  And pro-tip, if you use paper bags as the base of each puppet, you don’t have to sit by each kid helping them cut out their designs.

Ask each guest to bring any craft item they have around their house (no buying anything new!) to get an extra fun spread of silly noses, ears, and accessories for your new theater troupe.

Or, to stick with my theme here, don’t do anything.  Just sit back and let a pro entertain them with a puppet show.  Gosh, I wonder where I can find one of those…OH HERE!

Freeze Dance.  A.k.a. ‘The easiest way to have fun with children while doing barely anything except laughing.’

My favorite thing about freeze dance is that both younger and older children really enjoy it. The younger children like to get moving, while the older children like to show off their moves for their friends.

Well.  Kidding.  ACTUALLY my favorite thing is when I lead this activity at parties, the number of children who try to get ‘out’ on purpose so they can hang out with me instead.  Yeah. That is my favorite.

Fun twist, have the children do specific types of dance while they are moving. Ballet, tango, leaps, twirls, and pirate dancing!  I don’t know what pirate dancing is, but every time I say it the weirdest things happen, so I throw it in every time.  Kids trying to dance like planks are funnier than cat memes. 

‘But Fae, can you just lead Freeze Dance for me so I can just relax at the party?’

You know it.

How To Slay At Being the Tooth Fairy – Tips From Professional Fairy Entertainment Company

Beyond leaving a treat for a tooth, what does it mean to be a ‘good’ Tooth Fairy?

Can someone actually be a ‘bad’ Tooth Fairy?

The handy thing about being a children’s entertainer here at Happily Ever Laughter is that we’ve overheard thousands of stories from children about their Tooth Fairy experiences, and all of them, are 100% positive. 🙂

How is this success rate so high?  Even when parents are forgetting to have money on hand, or forgetting their child even lost the tooth?  Doesn’t that make them upset?

Nah.  The best thing about your child’s ‘Tooth Fairy days’ is that they are happening when their imagination is at it’s strongest.

Anything you do to create your family’s Tooth Fairy story only nurtures that imagination.

Tooth Fairy Job

Here.  I’ll show you an example:

The other day I was tucking my 2 children in for bed (6 & 8 years old) and they both looked at me very seriously and asked,

“Mama.  Are YOU going to be our Tooth Fairy?”

My brain thought quickly, ‘does this mean they don’t believe in the Tooth Fairy’?, and, ‘should I just tell them there isn’t one’?

I decided to be incredibly honest.

“Yup.  It will be me.  There are a ton of us.  It’s a big job.”

“YESSSSS!!!!!!!!”, they both cried.

Yeah.  That for real went down. They were actually stoked that their mom was their Tooth Fairy.

I left their room and overheard them whispering about how small I’d get, or what kind of treats I’d leave.  Their imagination ran wild.

Now, I know my kids only asked me that because they know I run a company of Professional Faeries.  They’ve seen me put on the costume and go to birthday parties every week.

Fae Diddle Diddle

(Try explaining to your kid why you get to go to parties every day but they don’t.  That’s some real magic right there ????.)

The point is that my kids inserted their own magic on top of my very honest answer.  I said I’d leave the treats, and they imagined me doing it 3 inches tall.  #winning

If you do go this route, you can still have fun staying on the honesty train while pumping up their imagination by answering follow up questions with answers like this:

Them: “Do you change sizes when you are a Tooth Fairy?”

You: “You know, I haven’t actually looked at myself in the mirror when I’m your Tooth Fairy so I don’t really know!”

You’ll be surprised at how children actually take this honesty extremely positively and still consider it ‘magical’.

Tooth Fairy Treats

Ok, this is cute and all, but what if things don’t go according to plan?

What if they KNOW you are their Tooth Fairy and then you FORGET to grab their tooth?

Or worse.  They don’t tell you.  Just to ‘test’ you to see if you’re really the Tooth Fairy.

It’s cool.  Remember how you told them there are ‘lots’ of Tooth Fairies?  I’m about to set you up for some serious success here.  *high five*

Just play them a real video of a Tooth Fairy.

No, you don’t have to get into costume and figure out how to run a film studio.

We did that for you.

One IwishIcouldtakeitback day here at the ‘Faerie Office’ (our headquarters here in Santa Cruz, CA, where we do all of our bookings and costume creation), I said –

“We should make videos as the Tooth Fairy apologizing for not showing up. ”

Cue several months of a brutal learning experience of how to light a set/build a set/mic a set/edit film/create animated b-roll/build a website…

Tooth Fairy Excuses.com

BTW – Mad props to all of you out there in the film industry, this stuff is HARD.

Anyway.  It took forever.  But, we finished it!

There is now a complete library of short videos of our Performers as Tooth Fairies making silly excuses for not showing up for you to use (for free).

And they aren’t even painful to watch as an adult.  ????

Tooth Fairy Apologizes For Not Showing Up

My personal favorite is the one where she tells your kid that she DID leave it.  It’s just in the fridge.

Oh.  And the one where she tells your kid to pick up their legos before she can even show up.

You’re welcome.

Good luck out there, grown-ups.  We’re rootin’ for you.  You’ve got this.

Tooth Fairy Excuses Review

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ToothFairyExcuses.com – Video Library Of Tooth Fairy Excuses

Here’s What Boys Will Think About That Princess You Hired.

⁉️ “What if there are BOYS at my party?”

 

^ We get that question every.single.dayyyyy.

 

 

Ok. Real talk for a sec.

 

Can you do a quick role-playing game with me? (I mean, you’re surfing the internet for something fun to look at anyway, right? )

 

YAY! Cool. Let’s do this.

 

So, pretend you are a grown-up (I know, it’s hard to imagine ????) at a party for grown-ups (and it’s like, woahhh so fun).

 

Now, imagine that a person walks up to and offers you a giant basket of free…let me think for a second…WINE. Wine is fun. Free wine is even more fun. ????

 

(if wine isn’t your jam, then maybe they just walked up to you and…uh…oh, here’s a good one: they start telling you the BEST JOKE EVER in the whole world!)

 

Ok. Keep that in mind.

 

Here is what you WON’T do next:

 

Your brain won’t think —> “I don’t even want to LOOK at that wine, or HEAR that joke, because that person is wearing a white shirt.

 

^or orange shoes. or blue skirt. or pink suit. (you get it now)

 

(but….if that IS what you’d think, I have no idea how to help you there)

 

Make sense?

 

It’s the same with children.

 

After the 17,000 times our performers been invited to play with children, never ever ever never (ever) has a child said:

 

“I don’t want to pet that cute baby dragon puppet because…you are a Mermaid.”

 

“That shiny golden balloon animal you want to give me is boring because…you are a Faerie.”

 

The only reason we even show up as a character is because it’s like wrapping paper on a present.

 

It’s shiny.

 

It’s fun.

 

But, what a child really wants, is the gift inside.

 

No matter how it’s wrapped.

 

 

????=????‍♀️

 

So, there ya go. If there are boys at your party, (like the 99% of parties we’ve been to), they’ll be just fine.

 

In fact, they’ll be more than just fine.

 

They’ll be stoked.

 

Party on!

 

????

 

Forbes: #1 Thing Kids Do On Thanksgiving

Forbes magazine reported that there is a new popular activity on Thanksgiving for children.

 

Great news, it’s our children washing all the disssshes! Yay!

 

I joke. I joke. I’m sorry.

 

Sadly, that isn’t it (yet).

 

????

 

It’s actually…watching television.

 

Yikes.

 

Guess how much advertisers spend on commercials aimed at our children on that ONE day…

 

$12 BILLION dollars!

 

On a day centered around teaching thankfulness, our children are spending hours watching commercials telling them that they need more stuff.

 

This is a huge mixed message.

 

 

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Parents:

‘Be thankful for what you have’.

 

Also parents:

It’s cool. Watch TV and then beg me for stuff you don’t need’.

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But it’s ok.  Don’t feel guilty.  Here is your hall pass.

 

You’re spending hours making sure they have a special meal with their family.

 

You’re coordinating everyone’s travel plans.

 

(…and you’re crossing your fingers that your seating arrangement avoids conversation conflict.)

 

So, you’re already rockin’ it. ????

 

Because that doesn’t leave you any time for planning screen-free activities for the children, we can do it for you.

 

Sit back, we’ve got this. 

 

Just invite a Faerie to Thanksgiving!

 

We’ll make a surprise entrance, keep the children enchanted, and even give grown-ups something to talk about that isn’t going to spark an argument.

 

Well, unless the grown-ups fight over who gets to have their face painted first. We can’t help that.

 

 

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Just let us know what time you want us to arrive, and which city your gathering is in, and we’ll check availability for you.

 

We don’t have a lot of spots left, and our calendar closes on Wednesday, November 27th at 12 pm, so check sooner than later!

 

Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

 

Pumpkin Pixie and friend
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