|Posted by Danny Nutt on February 10, 2017 at 4:45 AM|
Happy half term!
Stuck in London? Suddenly at a loss for ideas with the kids in without breaking the bank? Well help is at hand...Here's our top 5 list of low cost fun in London over the next 7 days...
1) Go to the Imagine Festival at the Southbank Centre. Lots of briliant actvities including meeting your favourite children's authors, taking part in creative workshops and seeing some fantastic performaces- https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/imagine-childrens-festival
2) Visit the Horniman Museum. Entry is free to the main museum and there's lots of fun things to check out. They have their own mini farm on the grounds, there's a huge room dedicated to musical instruments, plus there's lots of fun creaive actvities planned over half term- http://www.horniman.ac.uk
3) Take a long walk through Hyde Park and explore. One of London's biggest open green areas has so much to offer. You can hire a boat on the lake, visit the Serpentone Gallery, go for a swim at the outdoor pool or visit the briliant Diana Mermorial Playground in Kensington Gardens and release your inner pirate on the huge pirate ship
4) Go to Tate Modern and take part in a free art, theatre and puppetry workshop- http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/workshop/tate-exchange/art-and-theatre-inside-suitcases
5) Explore nature at Kew Gadrens. Take a stroll by the Thames to get there, check out the cactai in the greenhouses, take a tree top walk or have fun in the amazing adventure playground. Plus it's cheaper if you pre-book online- http://www.kew.org
Whatever you end up doing, have a wonderful half term with your family
|Posted by Danny Nutt on January 24, 2017 at 10:25 AM|
Our lovely clients often (rightly) assume it's up to them to arrange the food for the litle ones at parties- unless of course they're having it in a restaurant or a pub, where the venue will do it all for you. But sometimes, we get asked if we can recommend the best course of action (see what I did there?) for the simplest, relatively cheapest solution for a kids' party tea.
So, with that in mind, here's our essential 5 point guide to what to feed the kids at parties...
1) Firstly, be prepared. Don't use the party time to make the food, do as much as you can beforehand, so when the party is up and running, you can relax and even have a glass of bubbly. Nice.
2) Avoid cooking. If you're using a church hall, for example, chances are the cooking facilities aren't exactly state of the art. It might say 200 degrees, but it may end up being only 40, and then you have hungry kids and no pizza.
3) Keep the food simple: Sandwiches with a cheese and ham option, crisps and some carrot and cucumber sticks. Healthy too!
4) Use the theme to give the food a twist and make it more fun. Having an Explorer Dan and The Dinosaur Adventure Party, for example? Then cut the sandwiches in to dinosaur shapes or add some edible dinosuar shaped paper on top of some cup cakes.
5) Get food boxes for each child's food. This way, you can prepare everything in advance and just put them on the table ready to go. Plus, kids love the excitement of having their own box and wondering what will be inside- like opening a present.
There you go. We hope that helps!
|Posted by Danny Nutt on January 18, 2017 at 6:40 AM|
We often get asked by potential clients if we have any videos of us in action. As you all know, we certainly do. We have a promo video focusing on our Advenure Parties, for example, a dedicated Videos page with clips of us at various parties and a dedicated You Tube channel. But we could always do with more. Unfortunately, we have to rely on clients to send us footage and this often needs to be cleared by other parents. Or, like with our existing promo video, we make our own.
With that in mind , we are thrilled to announce that we’ll be shooting a Nutty’s Disco party on 28th January to help give clients a real feel about how these work- all the fun, games, dance moves, flashy lights, bopping kids and how much of a blast it is. We can’t wait to film it and to show you the final product!
Watch this space…
|Posted by Danny Nutt on November 30, 2016 at 9:40 AM|
What do you call a deer with no eyes? No idea!... Get it? Well, perhaps not a great example of how to make kids laugh, but still, a joke is a joke and kids love jokes. Moreover, kids love to laugh.
Here at Nutty’s, we always throw lots of fun and humour in to the mix to get the kids howling and, whatever the story or character for any of our Adventure Parties, for example, we always make sure there’s some silliness involved too. Whether it’s Pirate Dan whacking his thigh a bit too aggressively and hurting himself in the process or even one of our DJ’s doing silly voices on the mic at one of our Discos- allowing the kids a chance to laugh at an adult is one of the many simple pleasures of being a small person.
And sometimes, we hope this extends to the parents too. Sometimes we can see at parties that adults have yet to become completely relaxed and shake off the stress of another working week. So cracking a joke that gets them going too adds to the overall sense of fun, we feel.
So next time you’re with the kids, whatever you’re doing, do something silly and try and make them laugh. It’s good for them. And it could be good for you too.
|Posted by Danny Nutt on November 23, 2016 at 7:50 AM|
Running a children’s party company is pretty full on at the best of times. Dealing with enquries, securing entertainers for jobs, chasing deposits, speaking to clients on the phone, sending job details to the team, rehearsals, social media posts, booking advertising, the list goes on….
But what would make it that little bit easier for us I hear you ask? Well, the answer is- specifics. From us? No, from you, our lovely clients… Now, don’t get me wrong, we fully appreciate how busy parents are. Often getting back to us on email about deciding what or when to book a party with us isn’t at the top of their list of priorities, granted. We also understand how fickle kids can be in deciding on what they want. But when we get emails saying something along the lines of: ‘hello, what kind of entertainment do you offer?’ this is when the process of confirming a booking can take a lot longer…
So, how can you be the perfect client? Well, firstly, if you don’t know about us, the best place to start is at our web site. There you’ll find lots of info about what we do, pictures, videos, testimonials, prices and most importantly, the specific party types and themes we offer. Then, have a chat with your child, see what he or she wants and then call us or email us. If you call us, we can get lots of info from you straight away. If you email us, be sure to tell us the following: the specific date and time, location, length of entertainment, who it’s for (boy/girl/age) and the party type/theme you’re interested in. This will make things run a lot smoother and quicker and we’ll be able to help you more efficiently.
Moreover, you’ll be the perfect client and you will deserve a big hearty pat on the back. Plus, we will be a hundred times happier.
|Posted by Danny Nutt on November 17, 2016 at 6:30 AM|
Kids driving you mad? Are they claiming they’re bored? Over excited? Well, we have a solution: art. Well, more specifically, colouring in.
Despite the adult colouring in that seems to be sweeping the nation, kids absolutely love it too. And rather than buying a colouring in book, firstly ask them: what or who would they like to colour in? A character from Star Wars? Frozen? Harry Potter? Then simply google ‘Star Wars colouring in sheets’, for example, and then print it off. Dig out the colouring pens, pop on some nice, soothing music and hey presto, I can almost guarantee they will be completely transfixed and occupied for ages.