Make Holiday Birthdays Special

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Make Holiday Birthdays Special

Make Holiday Birthdays Special

A child's birthday that lands between Thanksgiving and New Year's has many other events to compete with, so make sure your little one's celebration stands out!

These are a few key suggestions and you can learn more at parents.com

Pick a non-holiday theme

It might be tempting to have a snowman theme for your child's party -- after all, there's plenty of winter wonderland decor to choose from in the stores. But it's important to keep the party theme centered on what your child likes. In fact, it might be even more exciting to go with something completely opposite of the season. For example, our Hospital Tent theme if your daughter loves to play doctor, or a Fire Station Tent if your child love to dress up and play a hero.

“We love to match up our tents with kid's favorite TV characters or shows, our Hospital Tent has played a fun birthday role at a Doc McStuffins party.”

Play Doctor in our Hospital Themed Tent, full of tools and fun doctor dress up gear. 

Play Doctor in our Hospital Themed Tent, full of tools and fun doctor dress up gear. 

 

Postpone the party

There's no shortage of parties during the holiday season, so it can be easy for your child's birthday celebration to get lost in the flurry of invites. That's why many parents choose to commemorate the "half-mark" of their child's birthday and postpone their big celebration after the new year.

Skip the holiday menu

No turkey leftovers! If the birthday lands on the actual holiday, make your birthday boy a special breakfast that morning to make up for the fact that he's forced to have turkey (or any other holiday-style fare) for his birthday dinner. And of course, always have a birthday cake on hand -- no pumpkin pie with a candle stuck in it.

Don't do combo gifts

Sure, it's easy for family and friends to give a "two-for-one" gift to your child, but it can leave the birthday boy or girl feeling a bit slighted. Spread the word to everyone that you'd like them to give your child two separate gifts -- one for the birthday and one for the holiday. Skip putting any birthday gifts under the tree. And if your child's birthday happens to fall directly on a gift-giving holiday, carve out some special time when only she will be opening presents. Don't have him do it when everyone else is ripping open their boxes.

Make it all about the birthday boy or girl

It's the one day a year that it can really be all about them, so be sure to make your birthday boy or girl stands out on his or her special day. You can create unique birthday experiences with our themed party tent rentals, so visit our website and let your imagination run with how our tents can play a part in your birthday party plans. 

Fire Station Tent

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Go Play Outside

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Go Play Outside

Cooler breezes are coming, as we soon indulge in Fall like weather. Summer is over and school is in full session, but now it’s time to take over those weekends with outside activities. New Orleans is one of the greatest places to enjoy the Fall with children. From neighborhood festivities, too park outings, but don’t neglect your own backyard. 

Outdoor play doesn’t have to be a big deal, particularly if you have an outdoor space at your home. Put down those mobile devices and game controllers, push those kiddies out the door and watch them go. It’s also important for parents to be there and participate as much as we can, especially to keep them safe from outdoor hazards.

Many younger children love to ‘help’. This means that outdoor play can include working with your child on everyday tasks, such as weeding, sweeping the driveway, watering the plants and more. It’s wonderful to see how children light up when they can help you. Those small moments of time with your children are the most important and sometime the only uninterrupted segments of our busy days, so it’s important to discover those moments. 

30-minute blocks of uninterrupted one-on-one time, where you as a parent are giving your undivided attention to your child, can be one of the most beneficial and valuable things you can provide for your child, said Kathy Eugester, Certified Play Therapist.  Giving your full attention and letting them lead is that special playtime.

Creating playtime is the mission behind Pop Up Party Town Tents. Designed and themed to discover those moments of imagination, and creativity. Our tents deliver inspiration for educational play time but don’t forget, however they are small in statue, we encourage parents to take part. Your kids will love to have you participate in their special playtime. 

So don’t plan your next party or event inside. Find that perfect patch of grass in your yard and have Pop Up Party Town deliver our themed tents for your creative playtime this Fall.

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Enjoy the Magic While it Last

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Enjoy the Magic While it Last

Play time has always been about discovery, imagination and exploration. These days, starting at a young age, we live in a over-structured environment. Without the necessary freedom to explore and play, children may lose interpersonal, social and emotional coping skills. It’s not always about the goals, but about the process. Children need to develop their own interests, to follow their own inspiration and give us their own ideas. 

A study from the Alliance for Childhood shows extreme aggressive behavior in children is exhibited today more than ever before. The research illuminates three universal truths. Childhood play is crucial for social, emotional and cognitive development. Imaginative free play – as opposed to games and structured activities – is the most essential kind of childhood play. And kids who do not play when they are young grow into anxious, socially maladjusted adults.

These studies also reveal that classic play materials like blocks, water tables, and props for dramatic play have largely disappeared. This movement violates the long-established principles of child development and good teaching. The Alliance for Childhood calls for the restoration of “child-initiated play and experiential learning.”

Pop Up Party Town Tents were created based on this same conclusion, to initiate playtime. Early this summer, New Orleans native Lyn Anderson was in Florida at a children's birthday party and saw the play tents for the first time. Anderson expressed her enthusiasm about the tents which were developed by a local architect who rented them out. The adorable design and construction of tents where perfect, but more important, the kids loved the tents. Anderson watched them play and engage with each themed tent. It took her only moments to inquire more and low and behold, she bought the owning rights to bring the tents concept back home to South Louisiana, launching Pop Up Party Town Tents in New Orleans.

Inspiring creative playtime is one of the key drivers for Pop Up Party Town Tents. It’s also key that kids have frequent chances to play outdoors, where these tents are set up most of the time, in a backyard or neighborhood park. 

Don’t let the magic moments in your child's young years move to fast. Play dress up, build that fort, and dive into that world of imagination. This allows preschoolers to learn problem-solving and the all-important skill of learning how to share. Self-control is a tough skill to learn and pretend play helps kids practice it as well as play out the frustration it creates.

So how can you, as a parent, help encourage imaginative play? Call Pop Up Party Town Tents for your next child's party or family event.  Let’s make sure our children learn to laugh, share and discover.

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