Kids Costume Exchange Two

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10am – 2pm

Kid Frolic Austin is thrilled to be hosting our 2nd Costume Exchange this weekend.  Our little event is an enjoyable time for all, kids and adults alike.  There will be plenty of masks to color and take home for the kiddos.  Plus, everyone enjoys the kinetic sand!  It’s hard to resist.

I can’t wait for the handmade cookies by Nando’s Cookies!  Nando’s Cookies is a local business owned and operated by Austin Mom and Cookie Artist Barbara Castro.  Find out more about Nando’s Cookies

We hope you can make it over by 11am.  It’s Storytime!  1-2 books will be read by Brittany Root.  Brittany is an Independent Book Consultant for Usborne Books & More.  She loves books and promotes reading for kids.  She’ll also have a great selection of books to shop at our event.  Find out more about Brittany Root and Usborne Books & More

Shop Kid Frolic Austin merchandise at 30% off!  First and only time this year to offer such a big discount on all retail and costumes reserved as a group for a party or play time.  Check out some of our kids stuff

It’s a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere at 1107 S. 8th Street, which is a modern warehouse style building owned and operated by Mercury Mambo.  The building is occupied by a variety of creative based businesses.  We have parking areas on either side of the building and street parking in front.

See you Sunday!

Simple Single Favor

Planning a party is no easy task.  No matter how simple you want it to be, there is always the core list of items that cannot be avoided.  From the get-go there’s a decent list of things to do.  Planning the timeline, location, food, cake, decorations, table supplies, other random supplies, gifts for the party kid, and a favor gift for the guest kids.  Yep, I said “a favor gift”, not a party bag, or goodie bag; one gift for each kid.

The favor is an area where you can keep it simple.  One small (or medium, if you only have a few guests) sized token of appreciation.  Pick one item, purchase the number you think you’ll need, check that off your list.

It’s become the norm these days to do lute bags.  It’s a great idea, particularly if all the items are to the theme of your party.  Since the popularity of goodie bags, it feels like maybe the pressure is on…gotta have a bag full of teeny tiny toys.  Honestly, I think one item is easier for the kids to appreciate.  Kids practically live for random one off things!  You know how it is, we could give them a shoe box or a hand full of feathers and they would find a way to make it fun.

It may take a little bit longer to decide on the one gift favor, but it’s easier to purchase and will save you time on putting things together and most likely it won’t need a bag.

Some ideas for simple single favors:  Blind bags of all kinds!  Personally I really like the Play Mobil bags.  Hot Wheels, wands, masks, pirate patch or hat, personal size bag of kinetic sand, book of jokes, fancy pens, smelly pencils, sketchbooks, kids watercolor paints, headbands, animal key chains, hats or crowns or tails.