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Top 5 Icebreaker’s and kids games

1. Cinderella’s Shoe
This is an icebreaker that is great for all ages and lasts about 15 minutes. Have the group find a partner and have the pair sit next to one another in a circle. Now that everybody has a partner, take blindfolds and blindfold one of the partners in each pair. Once at least one person per pair is blindfolded, tell the non-blindfolded person to take off one shoe and throw it in the middle of the circle. When a leader says go, all the blindfolded people have to go to the middle and bring back the right shoe that belongs to their partner. Their partner can scream and yell from their seats, but cannot touch them or physically guide them to their shoe. The blindfolded person must bring back the right shoe in order for the game to be stopped and Cinderella to live happily ever after.

 

2. Do you love your neighbor?
Here’s an icebreaker that they can play as a group. With chairs formed in a circle, make sure everyone has a chair, you will then take away one chair and you can decide who will be the person that’s out. The person that is out will go up to another person, and have that person stand up and they will switch places (person out now has that persons chair) still remain standing and face to face person that was out, asks “do you love your neighbor” ? New person out says Yes especially those who have eyebrows! Then all must leave their seats and can only run to the chair open across from them, they may not move to the seat that is to either side of them. The group has only three chances to say no, to the question “do you love your neighbor”? When saying no, all must leave their seats and find another seat. Example for other replies to do you love your neighbor are, especially those who play basketball, those who are wearing T-shirts, or the color of clothing etc… If no is replied the fourth time, the game is over. It gets pretty loud, but the teenagers love this game.

 

3. Find your twin
This game is played in rounds, and in each round members of the group need to find their twin and ask 3 or 4 set questions. The leader of the activity gives direction for how each person is to find their twin in each round ie. Round 1- find someone the same height as you, round 2- find someone who is in the same year at school, round 3- find someone who like the same type of music, etc. When everybody has found their twin they ask each other the 3 or 4 set questions (ie. What’s your name? How would you spend your last $10.00? What’s the best thing about youth group? Etc.)

 

4. Guess who

Have all the kids sit down on the floor as a group. Select one person to be the first volunteer. Explain the game: The volunteer will leave the room, and you will hand an object to a person sitting down. The volunteer will come back in and try to guess who has the object through the buzzing sounds. The louder the buzzing, the closer the person with the object is. The kids’ buzzing will hint to the volunteer where the object is located. Ask the volunteer to leave the room. Hand the object to one of the kids sitting down. The person with the object will need to hide it in his/her hand. Retrieve the volunteer. The volunteer has to guess who the person with the object is. Once he or she finds the hidden object, you can select another volunteer to leave the room.

 

5. Pass the parcel
Sit the children in a circle and give the present to the birthday child. Start the music. The children pass the parcel around the circle to the child on their left as long as the music continues. When it stops, the child holding the parcel undoes one layer or wrapping (and, if you have included them, takes a treat). The final layer will open to reveal the prize.

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Top ten party tracks!

We at glitter parties are always trying to improve our memorable parties, and one key element to a great party is the music! We’ve picked the top ten tracks to keep you dancing this holiday.
1. Iggy Azalea – “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is one of the hottest pop artists of the moment. Her breakthrough hit “Fancy” will energize any party playlist. Featured artist Charli XCX may be familiar from her appearance on massive party hit “I Love It” by Icona Pop.

2. Calvin Harris – “Summer”
Electronic dance music master Calvin Harris takes the microphone for the first time on one of his records since the US breakthrough “Feel So Close.” This is his bid for the party song of summer 2014. It is indispensable for summer party playlists.

3. Cash Cash – “Take Me Home” featuring Bebe Rexha
New Jersey based electronic dance music duo Cash Cash have had significant success remixing songs by other artist. Now they have their first major breakthrough hit with “Take Me Home.” The lead vocal is sung by Bebe Rexha, best known for helping write Eminem’s #1 pop smash “The Monster.” This song is huge sounding singalong party track.

4. Bruno Mars, “Treasure”
Bruno Mars’ throwback single, about the love he’s got for a girl that isn’t beaming like she should be (yet), made more than a few fans smile this year.

5. Paramore, “Still Into You”
This joyous corkscrew of a love song crystallizes Paramore’s unexpected, deeply enjoyable 2013 comeback — “Let ‘em wonder how we got this far,” Hayley Williams sings, “‘Cause I don’t really need to wonder at all.”

6. Baauer “Harlem Shake”
It’s the viral sensation that has taken the Internet by storm. And, no, we’re not talking about cats! We’re talking about the Harlem Shake! For some reason, this song by Baauer has inspired pretty much everyone, everywhere to create their own take on the video, which features a lone dancer in an everyday situation who’s then joined by a huge group of other people who are often dressed in costumes and dancing crazy.

7. Nicki Minaj “Starships”
It remains her most certified single to date, and has become one of the best-selling singles of all time. The song also made US Billboard history, debuting in the US top ten and then spending a total of 21 consecutive weeks in the top ten.

8. Psy “Gangnam Style”
“Gangnam Style” became the first YouTube video to reach a billion views.[5] As of May 31, 2014, the music video has been viewed over two billion times on YouTube, and it is the site’s most watched video after surpassing Justin Bieber’s single “Baby”.

9. Idina Menzel “Let it go”
“Let It Go” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards, where the show-tune version was performed live by Menzel.[3][4] It is the first song from a Disney animated musical to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 since 1995 and has been a huge success with kids parties everywhere!

10. Pharrell Williams “Happy”
The song has been highly successful, peaking at number one in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and 19 other countries. It has sold over 1.3 million copies in the United Kingdom, and has reached No. 1 on the UK chart on a record three separate occasions and has inspired countless remakes all across the internet.

 

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Walking with dinosaurs!

A birthday party is a celebration of the anniversary of the birth of the person who is being honored and we help you host the most incredible, outrageous, fun, and of course the most amazing kids parties imaginable!
For boys (and some girls too!), dinosaur birthday parties are one of the most popular themes for a child’s birthday party. It’s no wonder, since they’ve been a favorite party theme since the beginning of time!
Whether you have a little one that can tell you the difference between a Triceratops and a Pentaceratops or they just has a fascination reading about these prehistoric creatures, they are sure to enjoy our newest additions to the glitter party crew.
From mobile kid’s parties to kid’s party equipment, we provide an option to suit every child’s favorite theme!
We are an Australian owned company committed to providing the highest quality parties possible, and with our incredible team it’s unlikely we won’t be able to find the right option for your child’s party.
Our friendly team are here to help you decide on the right party options for your next kid’s party. So give us a call today on 0431 315 898

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Glitter gets the frozen treatment

As the temperatures rise, what better way to cool off than with a Disney “Frozen” party?
The movie and song are wildly popular with the younger set right now, so kids are sure to enjoy a Frozen birthday party!
Late this July we are going to hold our first ever frozen themed party, and we all at glitter pop up parties cannot wait to have some Frozen fun.
We are expecting the movie characters to be a big hit!
We here at glitter pop up parties gave been preparing for this party ever since we sat down at the theaters and watched this Disney hit for the first time, we knew it would captivate children everywhere with its catchy songs and it’s complex and interesting characters.

Since Frozen frenzy is well underway, it’s making it tough for moms to find the Disney-themed party supplies in stores; So we were forced to get creative.Parents are sure to love our creative ideas, and remember the sky’s the limit!

To book your Glitter pop up parties experience please contact Rochelle Caloon on 0431 315 898

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Homemade, Healthful and Yummy!

Fun and healthy kid’s snack ideas

Here are some tips for a healthful and fun party, whether you enjoy preparing the treats yourself, prefer to order in or like getting the kids involved.
Homemade, Healthful and Yummy!

Healthy eating means eating a wide variety of nutritious foods from all of the food groups. These foods contain lots of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Eating a wide variety of foods from all food groups will help you grow.

Some foods contain too much sugar or fat and not many vitamins or minerals. These are foods we should only eat sometimes.

Kid’s birthday parties are often synonymous with pizza, soft drinks, candy and of course cake. While these foods can fit into a healthful diet as occasional treats, you can provide more nutritious options for your child’s next party without losing the fun factor. Children go to many more parties and activities than we used to, and treats have become a big part of their life.

One great idea is to make a sandwich platter. Think turkey, nut butters, even veggie and avocado sandwiches. For added fun we suggest using cookie cutters to create shapes, or cut up a wrap sandwich to make pinwheels.

When it comes to side dishes try:

Baked sweet potato strips
Fruit smoothies in small cups
Whole-wheat pita triangles with hummus
Baked tortilla chips with bean dip and salsa
Watermelon slices
Tangerines
Baby carrots and low-fat ranch dip
Kids love creating, why not try a Do-it-yourself personal pizza station, where kids can create their own pizzas using whole-wheat English muffins or pita bread for crust. Top with low-sodium tomato sauce and fresh veggies.

Dip it. Pair cherry tomatoes or cucumber slices with your child’s favorite dip. Try hummus, applesauce, or salsa.healthy snacks for kids during school
Spread it. Pair grapes or apple slices with nut butter, such as almond or peanut butter
Cube it. Children love finger foods so try cubing honeydew, sweet potato, or watermelon for easy snacking.
Skew it. Make fun snack kabobs by skewing cubes of low fat cheese with grapes on pretzels sticks.
Mix it. Create a trail mix by combining different nuts and seeds with dried fruit.

Try almonds, sunflower seeds, and dried apricots
Make-your-own fruit kabobs with chocolate “fondue” for dipping. You can save yourself the hassle by using dark chocolate chips and melting them.

Swapping the candy for whole-grain popcorn with a “flavor station”; we suggest garlic seasoning, hot sauce and even peanut butter, they’re big hits on air-popped popcorn!

There’s no need to lose the cake. Instead we suggest mini-cupcakes with light frosting to trim down portion size. You can also try kids-do-it-yourself layered yogurt parfaits with berries, nuts and whole-grain cereal.

Take away goodie bags are a special take home treat and we at glitter pop up parties love them! Some healthy alternatives include:
Single serving bags of corn nuts
Sugar-free gum
Fruit cups in their own juice or unsweetened applesauce
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Single serving boxes of lightly sweetened whole-grain cereal
Snack size shelf stable fat-free pudding

We hope you liked our fun party food ideas!

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Glitter is back and bigger then ever!

Glitter is back and bigger then ever!
Glitter pop up parties is an innovative new company founded by Rochelle Caloon; who has been responsible for many children parties across Queensland.

Founded in 2011, Glitter pop up parties has been a huge success and is an up and coming growing business with the intention of expanding in the near future.

The main goal of the pop up parties is to offer children a great day filled with fun, laughter, friends, colour, glitter and craziness.

Believing that the best party is filled with the most exhilarating activates possible and making sure everybody involved has a great time.

With crazy hair, Tables filled with fun DIY mask making, pass the parcel and a whole bunch more of fun and exciting party games.

Bringing years of experience delivering fun and excitement, let Glitter Pop-up parties make your child’s birthday party extra special.

With a stack of entertainment and food packages, our dedicated party hosts will make sure you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the fun of your child’s special day.

So many of us look back with pleasure on the childhood birthday parties we went to. We remember the ice cream, cake, party games and excitement of the piles of presents, make your child’s next party a glitter pop up party and book with us today!

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Our new Facebook-blog is up and running! Read for more info. :)

Hi everyone. After a long day working on the website we’ve finally got our facebook blog up and running, what this means is that Rochelle and the team will post directly from our site at www.glitterpopupparties.com and it’ll show up on facebook instantly! Cool, right? This also means that you can like our post straight from the site as well, all you have to do is be logged into your facebook account.

We encourage you to visit the site as we’ve done our best to include some handy information about our services and party items.
Thanks guys!

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