Australia Day January 26th, a day to celebrate the countries achievements & diversity.
The anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the first fleets from Britain at Port Jackson and there are many ways to celebrate.
Traditional celebrations include BBQ’s, games, ice cold beers, friends and good tunes, when planning your day you need to consider a few things, location, number of people attending, entertainment/games, catering and budget.
If you are planning a garden party at your house you will want to make sure to trim the lawns or be getting someone in to do it for you, as another option you could go to the local park or beach but be mindful of all the other Aussie day revellers doing the same.
For pool Party’s you will want to grab the net and get all those leaves out of the pool and get some inflatable pool toys, or hit the beach but be mindful of using inflatables at the beach you don’t want to get swept out with a long swim back.
For party's going into the evening/night you will want to ensure you have enough lighting, festoons and fairy lights look great in any outdoor area, you could also use a few par 38's to uplight the trees in your area.
You might also want to bring in a few extra bins to make clean up that bit quicker
When considering the number of guest's to invite give some thought to all the work you will need to do on the day and the clean up after, you want some time to enjoy the celebrations yourself.
Some great games for the day will be thong toss, Egg & spoon race, slip & slide to beat the heat and the obvious backyard cricket.
You can’t beat the great Aussie BBQ for Australia day, you could even ask each guest to bring a dish to save on costs and prep time or as another great option you could do a spit roast, everyone loves a spit roast!
You will need to consider if you want everyone seated for eating, you may need extra chairs and tables, plates, cutlery and glassware.
So now you have the basics covered all that’s left to do is chill the beers and choose some tunes to crank out on the speakers and PARTY!
Don’t forget to throw on some Australia Day gear for the festivities!
We are all parents at Uptown and know how daunting but also how fun it is to organise a party for your little one. We all want to see the excitement on their faces and want to make all their expectations come through. Since we have all the equipment at Uptown and have worked with some of the best event planners in the industry we know what it takes to organise the perfect kids party and we would like to share our secrets with you!
What do I need to think about when I'm planning and organising a kids party:
How to choose a location for your party?
Depending on the time of the year and your budget you can go for an indoor or outdoor party, rent a venue, use a public location or host the party at your own or a friend’s place. We have had some of the best kid parties in public places since there is plenty of room for kids to run around and you can theme it exactly how you desire. Also think about how easy the parking is, public toilets and your house stays nice and clean while your little one has the time of his/her life!
How to choose a theme for your party?
Before getting your birthday boy or girl involved in which theme you consider.
Which themes do you think he or she might like and consider how well they would work in the venue you've chosen. Pirate Parties for example are great for events at the beach and country style parties are great in parks or private properties. Circus parties and under the sea themes work at any venue and little mermaid parties are great when there is a pool!
How to make a guest list for your party?
Before giving your kids the free hand in picking and choosing a list of kids they want to invite there are a few things to consider. The venue might only be able to fit an x amount of people, parking could be an issue and budget is also a key factor. Beside that keep in mind that kids come with parents (although drop offs can be an option for older kids). Also, if you are happy to host for siblings. Once you have worked this out consider if you want to let your child invite only their friends, or also relatives and even the whole class, day care group or a sports team.
How to cater for your party?
Depending on the time of the day you are hosting the party you will have to think about how you are going to cater for all your guests. Staying with the theme is the cherry on the cake, whether you are baking, cooking and prepping yourself or going with a professional.
How to arrange the equipment for your party?
Which equipment you are going to need depends very much on the venue, numbers of guests and the theme for your party. At Uptown we put together packages for kid parties where all you have to do is let us know the above and we will put the furniture, equipment and decoration for the theme together. No need to shop around for decorations, think about how you are going to put it together, how you are going to seat everyone and best of all we can deliver it for you and pick it up when the party is finished.
So how to organise your child’s birthday party is basically by setting a budget, choosing a venue, choosing a theme (check out the themes that we have at Uptown ready to go), work out who you want to invite and when you want to host the party.
By then, you’ll be nearly there. All you’ll have to do now is send out the themed party invites, organise the catering and party bags and give us a call to organise all the equipment for you.
Give us a call for a free consultation at 07 4098 2144!