Kids Birthday – best day for a party

Saturday is the first day that pops to mind.  It makes sense.  First day of the weekend, when many parents are free from work and the pressure of school and weekly choirs eases for a short time.  But Saturdays are often deceivingly busy.  Saturday is the Fit Everything In Day.  If something fun is going to happen, it’s gonna happen on Saturday.  Sports, shopping, out of town jaunts, play meet ups, adult social activities, the list goes on.

Then there is Sunday.  Poor ol’ Sunday, somehow, it always seems to be the runner up day, the day to pick if Saturday is absolutely not available.  Sunday is an equally great, if not better, day to have a birthday party celebration.  It’s my 1st pick for Best Day For A Party.  It usually feels more relaxed after having done all the running around the previous day.  Sunday between 10:30 and 11 is perfect for a party!  There is plenty of time to come down from the sugar and excitement of friends before switching gears toward the Monday mindset.

Friday afternoon deserves a look as well.  It’s my 2nd pick.  Especially if it’s going to be at a kids party place.  It’s going to be a lot more comfortable and much less chaotic for everyone.  About 1 hour after school lets out if it’s during the school year.  That will give enough time to get to the location and do a quick set up if your party is at a kids party place.  Alternatively, just enough time to get home and set food and cake out and do a last minute check that everything is in order if it’s at home.  Offering to carpool some of the kids is a nice option for the Friday party.  A couple hours, the group is disbanding, it’s time for dinner and soon bedtime (and probably some present opening for the birthday kid)… The party is done before the weekend has begun…what a relief.

Upcycle that Costume

Upcycled costumes are important to Kid Frolic Austin.  It’s not always easy to find time to make significant progress in the upcycling department.  It’s time to refocus on what’s important!  In a few days, school will be back in session.  That means Mom, me, can get back to a steady work pace.  I’m very excited and looking forward to having some time to focus on the upcycle/reuse portion of Kid Frolic Austin.  Visit the Calendar here on the website for Open Hours, the unique upcycled items are only available in the studio.

By the way, Kid Frolic takes costume donations:  1107 S. 8th Street, 78704.  Near ish to Lamar Alamo Drafthouse.

Open Studio – what’s it all about

Kid Frolic Austin is a little business that, in addition to having a few name brand specialty items, also offers handmade items.  The hand crafted items are made by Angela at Kid Frolic Austin.  Kid Frolic also offers handmade decorations made by Party at Your Door, another Austin based Mom company.

Instead of a full blown retail shop (hopefully that’s next), Kid Frolic Austin has a studio office space located in a creative warehouse type building which is totally public friendly.  It’s a nice building in a good location just one block off of Lamar at Gibson St.  This is a work space where creating and making happens as well as a shop-shop, similar to a retail setup.  The space is a hybrid work and sell shop, our Studio.  We announce open hours as Open Studio times.

The Big Balance

I love my family time!  I love my business time!  From week to week, things get criss-crossed and sometimes mashed together.  And that’s when things are running smooth!  Add extracurriculars, like vacations, friends, hobbies, and holidays, and then pile on anything unexpected… It can be a challenge to keep things balanced.

Scheduling open studio/shop times for Kid Frolic Austin is a jumble some weeks.  It’s always subject to change or cancellation, most especially if our kiddo gets sick.  Summer can be especially chaotic.  I’m sure I don’t have to tell all you busy mom’s about summer when the kids are home from school.  Summer is settling and the kids will be back in school in exactly three weeks from today.  I’m making a commitment to have the studio/shop open more days and longer hours.

I hope to meet many people shopping for pretend play items and party supplies!  Whether it’s at the shop or because I get to save you time and hand deliver to your residence.  Check out the calendar for open times, stop in to see what we’re up to.