Posts tagged Birthday Party Entertainment

Coming Soon… the Pirate Party Program

Leo (4 years old) & Taiki ( 2 years old) with Pirate balloon swords, belts and hats

We’ve been wanting to make a program like this for a while now, and we’re happy to say that it’s almost ready. The Pirate Party program will be an adventure filled program which we’re sure your child and all your young guests will enjoy.

A pirate hat, sword and belt made out of balloons is almost all you need to look like a sea dog

The details of the Pirate Program will be posted here on our blog, and will also be listed along with our other services here. If you just can’t wait and want the details of this brand-new party program you can call us at: 080 3272 5194 or you can write us at : letspartytyokyo@gmail.com

The No-makeup Option

There are times that less is more, or at least better and that applies for clown makeup as well. This is especially true whenthere are young children who don’t have a concept of clowns, who have never met one before, and who might be frightened of a clown with a painted face.

When you book us for a show, you always have the option of requesting “no-makeup”, if you think some of the children might be frightened by clowns with painted faces. Very young children, even if it is their first time to meet a clown will warm up to us. But for very young children, we’ve found that putting on less makeup, or even just wearing our colorful costumes is better.

If your child is not so fond of clowns, but you’re looking for some magic and balloon entertainment, we do that as well. We’re still our funny selves, but we can tone down the clown look, and show up as a colorfully dressed “Balloon Man”. Let us know what you’re looking for, and as always we’re happy to adjust what we do to meet your specific needs.

 

 

Party Venue in Ebisu – Happy Days International Preschool

Doofy the Clown performing at Happy Days International

We’ve had the pleasure of putting on our show at Happy Days International Preschool a number of times, and overall it’s an ideal party venue.  One of the great things is that your child does not have to be attending the school in order for you to book their spacious room for a party. Here are a few more pros this venue has going for it:

– You’re free to bring food and drinks to serve to your young guests, as well as any parents who are also joining in on the celebrations.

– There is ample room for action games, and there’s even some play equipment.

– It’s only a 10 minute walk from Ebisu station

 

For more info regarding booking Happy Days International school room for your party, you can reach them at the following numbers:

Tel: 03-3446–1540

Fax: 03-3446-1547

www.ebisupreschool.com

 

3-9-20 Ebisu

Ebisu Garden East Building 2F

Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

 

A Few Tips on Party-Proofing Your Living Room

If you have a child chances are that your home is already child-proof, which means you’re only a few steps away from party-proofing your living room.

It’s one thing to have your children and a few of their friends over for a play date, but it can be something entirely different to have 15 of their classmates over for action games, crafts and snacks. If you’re hosting the party in your home, be sure that it’s party proof and that you’ve taken the necessary precautions so that your young guests can play safely and so that you can have peace of mind.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

– The night before the party, walk through your home and take the route the children may take from the entrance to the living room, bathroom and your child’s bedroom. (It’s likely they’ll make their way there.) Make sure that any potentially breakables and other valuable items you don’t want to take any risks with are stored away.

– If you’re planning on playing games and doing activities in the living room, create sufficient space and make sure sharp edges on furniture are covered or arrange them in such a way to prevent an accident from happening.

– If you have a carpeted living room, you may want to consider taping a large tarp over the area that will be used for play and snacks.

– Safety gates, set up at strategic places will help to keep the young guests in the designated party area.

The above are just a few basic pointers for party proofing a living room. We’d love to hear any ideas you have on this topic, so please feel free to share them in the comments section.

Stay tuned for new services and packages which will be coming soon.

Birthday Party Games Part One

Birthday parties, graduation parties, and other celebrations wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t have some great games to play. We’ll be doing a series of posts on some of the games we’ve found to be hits at birthday parties and children’s events.

Freeze / Flop Dance aka Musical Statues / Bums

This is an all time favorite which adds life and fun to the party. When the music is played, everyone can dance and jump around as they please, and when the music stops, they must freeze. Those who are still moving, or who don’t quite “freeze” are celebrated as “judges” who help the clown. To make it a little more challenging, we mix in the “flop” part, which requires the children to listen to what the performer says after the music is paused. If the word is “freeze” everyone freezes, if the word is “flop” everyone needs to flop and sit down as quickly as they can.

Balloon Loop Relay

The group of participants are divided into two teams who form two lines. We make two balloon loops to make what looks like a large donut. Each team member must put their whole body through the balloon loops starting from the top and then pass it on to the next person. The team that passes the balloon all the down to the end of the line and back wins.

This is a fun game to play and to watch!  It can be loads of fun for parents too. At several parties we had the children race, then had teams of parents race as well. Great fun!

Find the Magic Wand

All the children sit in a circle and the “IT” sits in the middle and closes their eyes, while the magic wand is passed around the circle. When the “IT” says “stop”, everyone hides their hands behind their back. The “It” must make a guess on who is actually hiding the wand behind their back.

This is an easy non-competitive and quiet game. You get points for having the kids sit down to play a game.

Stay tuned for more game ideas, new party options and services which we’ll be posting soon!

Party Tip: How Many Kids to Invite

I read once that the general rule for the number of children to invite to a birthday party, is the age of the birthday child plus 1. I think this is a great rule if you’re the only one hosting the party, and don’t have any help with the entertainment, food serving and child minding.

However if you’re booking us to perform at your birthday party whether for 60 minutes, 90 minutes or however long, it means that you’ll have 2 performers who have years of experience in performing for children, and keeping them engaged. This will allow you to invite more of your child’s friends to the party and thus make it that much more festive.

The number of children you can comfortably invite depends largely on how much help you have, the size of the venue, and of course who your child wants to invite to the party. A good number for birthday parties where we’re performing is around 15 to 20 children for the 60 minute program, and up to around 25 for the 90 minute program. Of course there are many times when we’ve been invited to parties where there are 10 or less children. This is just fine as it allows us plenty of time to give personal attention to each child, and it will allow you time to relax at the party with your friends. So when preparing to send out the party invitations here are some things to consider:

– Will the parents “drop off” their kids, or will they be attending the party?

– How spacious is the party venue?

– How old are the children, and how many do I feel comfortable with considering the amount of help and entertainment I will have?

If you have any tips on this topic, feel free to leave a comment below.

Info on Discounts & Special Offers Coming Soon

Doofy the Clown Performing some captivating magic at the Colombian Embassy

It’s been an busy and exciting month for the Let’s Party Tokyo Clowns with birthday parties and events filling our weekends and some week days too. We’ve also been working to collaborate with a some classy restaurants in order to give you & your child, an even better birthday party experience.  We’ll soon be posting information on discounts and special offers, so stay tuned!

We’re happy to announce that we’re taking bookings for November, through January! While most bookings come in about 2 weeks before the party date, we wanted to let you know that our weekends fill up quickly, so if you want to secure a performance by the LPT Clowns, then we suggest to give us a call or write us at least 2 weeks in advance.

A question we have received from time to time is, “Do you perform outside of Tokyo?” The answer is, “YES, we do!” Over the last months we have performed in Yokohama and Yokosuka. In the past we have even performed at a Hotel in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at:

letspartytokyo@gmail.com

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