Pony Rides Every Weekend

Pony Rides

Great News for any parent of pony mad kids!  Not ready to jump in and buy your totally horse smitten child a pony yet?  Having a Balloonaversal pony party once a year isn’t fulfilling a horsy fix often enough for the addicted one?  Then we may have a solution.

The Balloonaversal ponies and team will be at the Edendale Community Environment Farm every Saturday from 10am – 3pm (weather permitting).  Kids can also get their face painted by a Balloonaversal team member too.

Visit A Farm With The Kids

Edendale Farm Sheep

Sheep under the blossom tree

Edendale is a great place to take the kids out to and there’s always plenty to see and do.  Baby goats were born this September and are such a joy to watch their antics, pat the resident guinea pigs, visit the chooks and sheep or try your hand at milking a cow – it’s a pretend cow, but the kids love this activity.  The farm’s opening hours are 9am – 4pm and is situated at Gastons Rd, Eltham.

Visit the native plant nursery and bring some new plants home to fill that bare patch in your garden, or buy some vegetable seedlings and grow your own veggies.

Eden Cafe

Eden Cafe and Veggie Garden

Lovely Farm Cafe – Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea

Eden Cafe with its pretty outdoor setting is a great place to sit, relax and enjoy a bite to eat and a cup of coffee. And for all us tea connoisseurs – tea is served in fine bone china teapots with fine bone china tea cups and saucers to compliment.

Kids Parties At The Farm – A Great Choice

Children’s parties can be booked in one of the two gazebos.  There’s plenty of space to run and play and the kids and parents will love a guided farm tour, so make sure you book that in.  Contact Edendale on  9439 3711 or visit here for prices and packages.

Balloonaversal Pony Rides On Saturdays

Pony rides are $5 for 1 ride around the paddock or 3 times around the paddock for $10.  For parties booked at Edendale on Saturdays, you can line up with the general public for pony rides or pre-book your own pony for a 45 min session which is $130 and can be booked by calling Balloonaversal on 8669 1303.

Kids Party Venue

Edendale Farm – A great kids’ party venue

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Kids Party Tool Kit – the 3 essentials ingredients for a brilliant kids birthday party

There is notTool-Kit-1.1 one mum or dad who doesn’t care how the party that they are planning for darling daughter or darling son turns out. We all strive to create a party that’s fun and remembered because isn’t that the essence of celebrating another milestone in our children’s lives – creating memorable family moments? With 15 years experience and over 5000 kids parties and events, and producing almost 25 my own families parties, I’ve found there are 3 essential ‘ingredients’ that turn a kids birthday party into a brilliant kids birthday party.

 Essential #1 – Ambiance

Ambiance is the character and atmosphere of a place (or an event) and encompasses the look, the mood, the feel. If you want a party to be remembered for a long time, engaging all the senses is a major key. Naturally, visual imagery and colour is extremely effective for creating a party atmosphere,

but funnily enough is often overlooked. Starting with a party theme is the best way to begin creating an ambience and often it doesn’t require too much effort. The internet is full of wonderful party decorating ideas for all budgets. (Go here for Balloonaversal’s top kids party ideas)

Essential #2 – Music

Again, engaging our senses and bring vibrant, upbeat rhythms and tempos into your party, not just for the party games but as a background ambience will again add an additional layer to your party. This is honestly something that most people overlook for their kids parties and but when included it gives any party a real lift.

Essential #3 – Fun

It would be remiss of me to leave this off as it is the most obvious point. Every party needs to have some form of entertainment to contain the kids – games, activities, crafts, a party at a kids entertainment venue, not to mentions the vast array professional entertainment options. There are so many available to parents nowadays that it can become quite overwhelming.

There are several key elements that come into play when planning the ‘Fun’ part of the party. Take these into consideration:

• Age of the children
• How many kids invited
• Budget
• Season
• A DIY party versus a DIWS party (Do It With Someone – outsource aspects of your party such as catering and entertainment which are the main ones usually) or a DIWY party (Do It Without You – this is where you hand the reins over to a party planner or event manager and give them a budget), not as common but becoming more popular.

Careful planning utilizing these 3 essential ingredients for your next children’s birthday party (or adults party for that matter) is a sure fire way to ensure a brilliantly successful and most importantly, a totally memorable family event.

Contact us today for Brilliant Pony Party ideas as well as amazing face painting, balloon twisting and magic shows – 8669 1303

Article by Michelle L Patterson, author of the soon to be release book ‘The Kids Party Survival Guide for Busy Parents’.

 

5 Fun Kids Party Games – Approved By Kids

So you’ve decided to host a kid’s party, congratulations! Hopefully, you’ve also booked one of our popular kid party packages, like a magic show, balloon twister for crazy balloon animals, face painting, or pony rides. But what about kids party games? Party games for kids are a great addition for extra entertainment while burning off their seemingly infinite pool of energy at the same time! Here are 5 very popular games for kid parties.

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Party Game #1 – Statues

This is a great game for the dancing crowd! Gather the kids in a room or your back yard, and have them stand at least an arm’s length from each other. Put on a kid-friendly song and instruct the kids to jump, dance, or just go crazy while the music plays. But when you stop the music, everyone has to freeze in their position! If you catch somebody move, they are out! The last person left wins the game!

Party Game #2 – Kangaroo Jump

Set up a start and finish line. You’ll need one tennis ball for each child participating in this game. Instruct the kids to jump to the finish line with the tennis ball between their knees. If a player drops the ball, he or she can put it right back between their knees and keep jumping! The first player to reach the finish line wins!

Party Game #3 – Egg Relay

Find a partner for each child. Set up a starting point “A” and marked location “B”. Partners will stand on opposite sides (one at A and the other at B). Each beginning player will be given a spoon and an egg, and on your mark will carefully balance the egg from A to B. Once they reach their partners at B, the partners take over the spoon and egg and carefully return to point A. If a player drops an egg, they can get another one and keep walking. The first team to make it back to point A with an egg intact wins!

Party Game #4 – Balloon Stomp

Have two balloons, filled with air, for each child playing. Divide the group of kids into two or three teams (Team Red, Team Blue, etc.). Each kid will have two balloons tied to their feet with a color that designates the group they are in. When you say start, the kids have five minutes to burst balloons from their opposing teams. Any kid with both balloons popped is out. The team with the most balloons remaining wins! Have a helper to supervise the kids with you to make sure everyone plays friendly!

Party Game #5 – Red Light Green Light

Pick one kid to be designated as the “stoplight”. The stoplight then stands with his or her back facing the rest of the kids, who are all standing 20-30 feet away. When the stoplight calls out “green light!”, the kids begin to walk towards him/her. But, when the stoplight says “red light!” and turns around, any player still moving is out of the game. The game is over if none of the players reach the stoplight. If one of the players reaches the stoplight and tags him/her, that player wins and begins the next round as the stoplight.

Each of these games will take around 5 – 10 minutes to run, pick 2 or 3 to play consecutively keeping keep the kids active for around 15 to 30 minutes, then bring the energy levels downs by serving the party food.After party food, the kids can resume face painting, balloon twisting or the pony rides.

If this sounds like too much work running the games, no problems, just ask our friendly staff when booking your child’s party in and we’ll be happy to organise the party games for you – freeing you up to totally enjoy the day with your child.

Call 8669 1303