Coco Inspired Party Headband

At Imagine Play we often try to think of creative ways to add fun surprises to our special events and birthday parties. We love these Coco inspired party headband that we created for our Dia De Los Muertos party. This is a great party favor for your guests and it’s easier to make than you think.

Coco Inspired Party Headbands

Start by cutting out squares of tissues paper. They can be between 3×3 or 4×4 in length. They don’t need to be an extra square.

Coco Inspired Party Headbands

Cut the tissue paper into a round shape. Again, they don’t need to be a perfect circle.

Coco Inspired Party Headbands

Now fold each piece of tissue paper into fours so it looks like a butterfly.

Coco Inspired Party Headbands

Group each butterfly into groups of 4 or 5. You can do a larger group if you want fuller flowers.

Coco Inspired Party Headbands

Use some glue to glue the flower together or if you are low on time like us you can glue the tissue directly to the headband with hot glue, but be careful. Use three different colors for the most festival feel. You can do more colors too to make the headband feel more full.

Coco Inspired Party Headbands

We gave these headbands to girls, but also did the same technique to top hats for boys. With some facepainting, it was the perfect party favor!

dia de los muertos coco

Buy some of the items to make this Coco inspired party headband below:

Thanksgiving Art Camp

Happy Turkey Day! Three days of thanksgiving art camp just ended. The kids learned about the season autumn, we played autumn/thanksgiving themed games and of course did tons of art.

A couple of days of camp we read books. One was to teach the kids about the changing of the seasons. We asked them about their favorite season and talked about what makes the season of autumn special. The other book we read on the last day was a counting story to teach them about thanksgiving. On other days we did felt boards, where we read them a story about fall.

Thanksgiving Art Camp

The kids had to guest which felt items connected to the store and then we hung them on the wall.

thanksgiving art camp

One of the days we played Thanksgiving Bingo. The kids used fruit loops as markers, but you can use goldfish or any other snack. It was a great pre-snack time activity.

thanksgiving art camp

Art projects included necklace making. We love these fall foam beads!

Thanksgiving Art Camp

The kids really took their time coloring wooden fall themed objects.

Thanksgiving Art Camp

One of our favorite activities was making these clay turkeys. We used air dry clay with beads for the turkey’s face. Once they hardened the kids got to paint them too!

Thanksgiving Art Camp

Mask making was also a hit. The kids got to choose between a pumpkin or a wolf mask.

thanksgiving art camp

On the last day we had a little friendsgiving where the kids got to play tic-tac-toe among some other things on an interactive tablecloth.

Thanksgiving art camp

The kids got to make thanksgiving inspired headbands to wear during snack time.

thanksgiving art camp

We ended camp with making thankful turkeys. We talked about what they were thankful for. Of course, to be expects many of the kids said their families.  🙂

Thanksgiving art Camp

Join us for the next art camp: Winter & Christmas December 17-21 MWF.

Here are some items we used during our camp:

PJ Mask Birthday Party

Does your kids love Catboy, Owlette and Gecko? Well, they will love this PJ Mask Birthday Party!

PJ Mask Birthday Party

PJ Masks are the newest disney superheroes, therefore we used some of our superhero themed birthday tricks like our cute superhero backdrops.

pj mask birthday party

We added some PJ Mask flare with balloon arches in the colors of blue, green and red and included pj mask wall decor.

pj mask birthday party

The tables got a spread of PJ Mask table coverings and with themed plates, goodie bags and more.

pj mask birthday party

pj mask birthday party

We also included some PJ Mask table decor.

pj mask birthday party

Of course, our guest of honor got a customized crown too.

pj mask birthday party

This particular party got  a visit from Catboy.

Check out other themed parties on our blog.  You can see our birthday party packages on our website.

Mermaid Kids Birthday Party

We had an undersea adventure at Imagine Play with this Mermaid Kids Birthday Party! It was mer-mazing and we love the color scheme of aqua, purple and all things mermaid!

Mermaid Kids Birthday

Of course we started with our beloved staples, our backdrops and balloon arches! We opted for mostly pastel colors for this party. The table decor included Mermaid plates and some fun items such as paper lanterns decorated in undersea creatures.

mermaid kids birthday party

The table also got several jars of seashells.

Mermaid Kids Birthday Party

Other areas includes some fun mermaid details with jelly fish lanterns.

Mermaid Kids Birthday Party

The walls and our name board got a helping of seaweed made of streamers.

Mermaid Kids Birthday Party

The parents opted for this beautiful desert table by Paperie By Paula. It had all kinds of sweet treats such as cake pops, rice crispy treats, macarons and more.

Mermaid Kids Birthday Party

We also included a surprise photo backdrop so the kids can be mermaids!

Mermaid Kids Birthday Party

This was our favorite little detail.

Mermaid Kids Birthday party

Our mermaid princess came to visit too. She gave the kids mermaid tattoos, told them a story, did a sing-a-long and played a  game with them.

Mermaid Kids Birthday Party

This was one of the cutest themed parties. You can check out all our other themed parties here on our blog.

Dia De Los Muertos Coco Style

We celebrated Dia De Los Muertos the best way we knew how by doing crafts, dancing and singing songs inspired by the movie COCO.

First, it was so much fun decorating for this event because of all the festive colors.

Dia de los muertos coco

dia de los muertos

We also got in the festive spirit by painting our faces and dressing up as the characters from the movie. The kids got a choice to paint their faces too.

dia de lost muertos coco

All the kids got headbands or hats decorated with tissue paper flowers.

dia de los muertos coco
Thanks JG for sharing this photo with US!

We did crafts, lots of crafts, including making lanterns and frames. We asked people to bring a photo of their loved one or the kids could use photos we printed from the movie.

dia de los muertos coco

Afterwards, the kids were able to hang their frames on our ofrenda.

dia de los muertos coco

And then then the festivities began. We sang a song from the movie, the kids learned a latin dance and  we played a pass the guitar game.

dia de los muertos

Here’s a short video of the all the fun the kids had.

You can watch all our special event videos here and make sure to check our calendar for the next event.

Music Dramatic Play

We’re making some noise over at Imagine Play this month with our Music Dramatic Play. We know how much kids love to sing, dance and create. This month’s theme will fulfill the hearts of those creative minds.

We start with a picture worthy musical backdrop.

Music Dramatic Play

The back wall includes a Xylophone (not pictured) and a light up frog drum set. The kids can freestyle, but there is a also a game where they kids have to catch a fly by tapping the drum when they see the fly.

Music Dramatic Play

There is also a guitar the kids can wear and pretend to rock out. It plays different genres of music and has light up buttons.

Music Dramatic Play

The kids love to dance on the giant floor piano. They can freestyle and also record a song and play it back.

Music Dramatic Play

However, their favorite activity from the Music Dramatic Play is singing along to Moana and Elsa on these microphones. They can spend quite a while listening and following along to the words.

Music Dramatic Play

Come join us for Open Play this month to create music.

music dramatic play

Items featured on this blog are below or you can search other Pretend Play  items here:

Happy Halloween Town!

This year we’re excited to get a visit from the Pumpkin King!  He brought all the spooky fun to our Halloween party and the trick or treaters loved seeing Halloween Town through his eyes.

Halloween Party

We started the party with some facepainting. The kids had a choice to do a full Jack face or something small like a pumpkin on their cheek.

halloween party

The Pumpkin King facilitated a spooky bingo game where the kids got to earn candy even if they didn’t get a bingo.

Halloween Party

Our favorite time of the day was story time. Jack told us about how he found our about Christmas and his renewed for his favorite Holiday. It even ended with a snowfall.

Halloween Party

Jack played several games with the kids including our most beloved game of Freeze Dance. We made it more Halloween Party worthy by asking the kids to dance like zombies or monsters.

The grand attraction was the pumpkin hunt! The kids got to fill their bags with pumpkins that contained candy, treat and tricks.

halloween party

They really loved discovering the treasures inside their pumpkins.

halloween party

Finally, we ended with some crafts. Foam mask were available and the kids got to choose which masks to decorate.

halloween party

One final candy filled activity was necklace making. They could string their necklace with gummies, pretzels, foot loops, mints and more. It was fun to make, wear and eat!

Halloween Party

We had fun traveling to Halloween Town for a few days. It’s one of our favorite times of the year!

halloween party

Join us for our next special event, you can purchase tickets online.

What we did for our one year birthday

Imagine Play turns ONE this week! We can’t believe it’s been a over 365 days since our doors opened. We survived so many challenges this year, but we made it!

Imagine Play Turns One

Our first year hurdles included pricing changes and continuously adding onto our policies. The kids surprise and challenge us with their creative playing everyday. The play area also has made major transformations. We have added many new toys since October of last year and we continue to add every month.

Imagine Play Turns One
Grand Opening October 2017
Imagine Play Turns One
One Year Birthday October 2018

It’s been a learning experience for sure and although there has been some low moments it was still an amazing year nonetheless. We are so grateful for our community and all the friendly faces we have grown to love.

We hosted a couple of parties to celebrate our birthday this year. They were so much fun! Of course, our cupcake rainbow party was too cute!

Imagine Play turns One

The kids got their face painted, animal balloons and so much more.

Imagine Play Turns One

We did a recap of all the fun special events in replacement to our hourly activities. The kids loved meeting all the characters.

Imagine Play Elk Grove

We started with airplane making with Skye and continued with story time with our Ice Princess. The day later continued with a visit from Belle and ended with a Hula with Moana and a visit from Catboy.

Imagine Play Turns One

Imagine Play Turns One

Here’s a short video of all the birthday fun we had.

….and we answer all your questions including what’s to come in our 2nd year in our 1st year update video below.

Check out more videos on our youtube channel.

Cupcake Rainbow Kids Party

We celebrated turning one this weekend. We love this super cute 1st birthday party idea we can up with for Imagine Play.  It’s just a cupcake rainbow theme, but it’s perfect for any child turning any age. It’s colorful + magical = an awesome kids birthday.

Cupcake Rainbow Kids Party

This rainbow balloon arch turned out way cute!

rainbow cupcake party

The color scheme for this party was super vibrant. We decided to do a mixture of rainbow colors and not just the traditional.

rainbow cupcake kids party

Of course, what would a party be without some balloon arched in pastel metallic colors.

Rainbow Cupcake Kids Party

Some simple, but fun decor is making rainbow streamers. You can do it as a backdrop or just as wall decor. It looks great in pictures. It gave our lemonade stand new life.

rainbow cupcake kids party

The main attraction was cupcakes! We got cupcakes with plain white frosting and laid out sprinkles, m&ms, and icing for the kids to decorate and enjoy.

Rainbow Cupcake Kids Party

We’re obsessed with all the cute centerpieces for the table! The giant cupcake looks yummy.

rainbow cupcake kids birthday

Thanks for all the people that came to celebrate our rainbow cupcake party with us! It was so much fun.

Check out our birthday party packages and let us decorate a themed party for you.

Trolls Kids Birthday Party

Our semi private parties are perfect for families who want a small gathering. While not all our package include theme decorations you can add on a themed decor package to make the party a bit more festive. For this Trolls kids birthday party the themed package added some extra fun to their celebrations.

trolls kids birthday party

We started with some Trolls table coverings and we love setting the table because it really creates the party mood.

Trolls Kids Birthday Party

We added some Trolls centerpieces which included some rainbows which we loved. The party also included a themed banner, not pictured.

Trolls Kids Birthday Party

And because we love to surprise our party hosts, we added some cute handmade Trolls headbands. We know the kids loved those and it really completed the table decor.

Our party packages are made to fit any budget. Check them out and see about hosting your next kid’s birthday party with us.

If you are looking for a bit more, in the next room we did a themed unicorn party. It’s still one of our favorite themes to decorate. Our theme parties are perfect for hosts that want us to do all the decorating and entertainment. All you have to do is bring food. The most stress-free way to celebrate your child’s birthday.

unicorn birthday party

unicorn birthday party