|Posted by Danny Nutt on September 22, 2017 at 6:40 AM|
Nutty's has been up and running for nearly 11 years now, and depsite some of our oldest themes, like Pirate Dan's Treasure Hunt, for example, still being performed regularly, we never get bored. Why? Becuase no two parties are the same.
Obvously a Fairy party in Kensington is going to be differnet from an Explorer Party in Chiswick. A Disco party in Clapham different from Wizard Dee (Harry Potter friendly) in Hammersmith. But all of our parties can be so diffrent- becuase kids are so different. People are different.
And we can never predict if one is going to go smoothly. or with some, or a lot, of difficulty. If we know there will be 30 kids, (our maximum limit for one entertainer) often we mentally prepare for a hectic party. But sometimes those big numbers can actually provide a bit of 'safety in numners' and can go better than expected. If we know we're having only 9 kids, that can end up being a lot harder than you think. If 2 or 3 are showing signs of not realy getting it, it can steer the rest of the group in the same direction...
And we get so many differnet reactions for elements we do. Some kids find Super Dan's clumsy, haphazard nature, absolutely hilarious. Others are happy and clearly enjoying it, but not laughing out loud. Some have their mouths hanging open when we 'transform' in to Darth Jaw for our Danijel The Space Warrior (Star Wars) party, others are viisbly scared!
The great thing about all of this is it keeps us on our toes. We can't go in to auto pilot with each party, we have to guage and listen to the group in question for each and every one.
This is why we love doing what we do!
|Posted by Danny Nutt on August 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM|
The nights are drawing in, the rain is lashing down and most familes have come home from their annual holiday. It can only mean one thing; the end of summer is upon us.
Some people really lament about this and dread the impending autumn. But I personally love autumn. Especially in this country. I mean, most of the summer is spent with us all moaning it's too cold, too wet, too hot. But when the leaves start falling off the trees and the warm clothes come out of the attic, we are prepared for all strands of meteorology and so I feel we should, therefore, focus on the good things that come out of autumn: spicy homemade stews, mugs of steaming tea by the fire, beautiful colours in the trees, seasonal friuts and veggies and brillliant drama on TV. The list goes on...
It's also a real time of change. Kids going back to or starting school (hallelujah I hear some of you cry!) and new work and personal goals, for example.
So don't worry, be happy. The end of summer isn't so bad after all...
|Posted by Danny Nutt on August 9, 2017 at 12:05 AM|
What a brilliant two weeks at our Summer Sports and Drama Camp in collaboration with Moving Matters. It was super hard work (we had extended hours so we were working 8am-5pm most days) but very rewarding. Some of the regular kids started off shy and quiet but were soon laughing their heads off and really getting stuck in to all the activities.
And some of the things the kids came up with were truly inspired! From our devising day where two of them came up with an elaborate scene where they were playing two adults arguing who should drive them home from the pub (the boy or 'husband' was playing drunk!) to some superb tableaux work to seing them really enjoying the drama games we played, it really was an eventful two weeks.
We can't wait for the next one!
|Posted by Danny Nutt on July 20, 2017 at 7:35 AM|
We can't believe that the Summer Sports and Drama Camp we're running with Moving Matters starts next week!
There's been so much to do: signing off artwork, marketing via our email newsletter, regular social media posts, creating the plan of activties, meetings, taking bookings, liasing with the venue, etc etc. Phew, it's been busy!
However, we can't wait to get stuck in and if you wish to book your kids in, hurry, spaces are filling up fast! You can do it here- https://www.moving-matters.org/index.php/holiday-camps-2#sport-and-drama-camp-at-julians
Hopefully we'll see you there
|Posted by Danny Nutt on July 6, 2017 at 6:10 AM|
Often all a simple question requires is a simple answer. So, what would you like our next blog to be about?
Maybe you want to hear the craziest story from one of our parties? Or how a new chacrtesr is devised? Or what we do when someone asks for a really strange new theme?
Whatever it is, please let us know by commenting on the post about this on our Facebook page- www.facebook.com/nuttyschildrensparties
Whichever subject matter we choose will WIN a Nutty's Children's Partis Official Album on CD!
We look forwrad to your suggestions...
|Posted by Danny Nutt on June 21, 2017 at 10:50 AM|
Wowsers, it's apparently 32 degrees celsius in London today and I'm sure no one will deny: that is VERY hot. And despite a lot of poeple, kids and adults alike, loving the heat, it's usualy when we're on a beach or by an outdoor pool- not at work or school.
So how can we cool down AND, perhaps, have fun at the same time? Well, here's our top 5 tips to help you...
1) Have a cup of tea in the shade. Yes, believe it or not, a hot mug of tea will cool you down. It will create fresh sweat that will cool your skin down.
2) Buy a paddling pool and fill it wilth cold water. A timeless classic summer activity. Or, head to an outdoor fixed one in your local park.
3) Go to your local hardware store and buy a desk fan. Gauranteed to cool you down. Also, to add fun, get your kids to make paper aeroplanes and watch them fly off when you hold them in front of it!
4) Make sure you have LOTS of ice. Use it for a drink- alcoholic or soft for the kids. Plus, rubbing an ice cube on your temples or wrists will help you reduce your body temperature too.
5) Have a water fight! Kind of an extension of No. 2 but you can use water pistols, watering cans, even plastic bowls! Lots of fun of be had with this one.
We hope these tips will help you keep cool in the heat!