We had over 60 families come celebrate the new year with us over the weekend. It was so fun to give the kids a chance to ring in 2019 in their way. The day started with a noise maker craft. We stapled some beans in plates and they kids got to decorate them with stickers, gems and curly ribbon.
After, we let the kids play a spin game for prizes and enjoy a cookie and apple cider bar. You can see more of this on our video.
Then we danced, danced and danced! The kids joined in on some ribbon dancing, tambourine games, and freeze dancing, of course.
The kids received glow toys and had one final game where they simulated fireworks by stomping on bubble wrap. It was one of our favorite activities!
The grand finale was our balloon drop. We turned on some disco lights and did a countdown til noon! We had a blast and have to say it was one of our most enjoyed special events this year.
Happy Holidays! This year we celebrated the season with a Christmas Grinch Party. It was full of Christmas Hijinks! We started off with building Graham Cracker house, always a favorite holiday tradition with the kids favorite sweets.
After, we gathered onto the floor for storytime. Interactive storytime is one of our favorites. The staff loves acting out the stories, they are always funny and entertaining. This story in particular included taping hearts to the grinch’s chest, tying him up with ribbon and a white christmas balloon drop.
We also played several games which included decorating the grinch like a Christmas tree and a stealing ornaments off the tree game. You can see more of this game in our video.
We ended the party with a Christmas craft, where the kids made antler headbands and then a round of Christmas bingo.
This party was incredibly fun. We wish we could do more than one this year. Tune in the next year for another fun special event.
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!
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.
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!
The kids got their face painted, animal balloons and so much more.
We did a recap of all the fun special events in replacement to our hourly activities. The kids loved meeting all the characters.
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.
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.
We celebrated Labor Day at Imagine Play with an epic superhero donut party with a visit from Batman. We welcomed our superheroes into a colorful party room, where they enjoyed donuts of every variety and other breakfast items.
We love these stand with superhero graphics. They were the perfect vessel to hold our fluffy treats.
We decided to keep the colors in the classic yellow, blue and red superhero scheme. The vibrant colors made this party room festive.
Each child place setting included a crime fighting plate and cup. We alternated between graphic plates and Batman.
Some of our favorite details are the superhero backdrops. We had a total of three balloon arches for this party. We love how the arches bring life to any room.
After breakfast, Batman taught the kids about how to spot a bad guy and what it takes to be a superhero. Our favorite moment during the Batman party today was when Batman was like “do you know how to spot a bad guy?” Pause. “They are always robbing banks.” 😂Batman is a funny guy!
We also did some superhero training. The kids exercised to learn to be fast and strong and practiced some superhero moves.
We can’t wait to hold our next superhero party. Join us for future special events. Register on our our store.
We love a visit from the snow princess. Since we have opened she has come visit us 4 times and she is still the most requested princess. We love all the fun activities we do at our special events themed around her and her friends like the building a love-able snowman.
Snow Princess likes to read the kids a story about her adventures in her kingdom.
What would a snow princess be without snow? The kids love playing with the snow that she magically conjures.
We usually end with some facepainting so kids get one and one time with the princess.
Watch this video from when she brought one of her friend’s with her to our summer party.
Cinderella had a wonderful time interacting with her Royal court in May and we had a such a fun time planning and decorating for this event. Check out all the details and use it for your princess party or book a themed party at Imagine Play and let us decorate a Princess Party for your Royal court.
A simple idea to dress up your silverware. We bought pre-adhesive jewels at the craft store and it made this little idea easy to do!
Using plastic table coverings as our colorful base, we added some additional interest to our tables by using a lace overlay. You can buy it by the yard at a local fabric store. In this case, the middle is fabric by the yard and the two on the end are lace curtains.
This particular party was Tea Party themed. One of the things we love about a tea party is all the floral accents. Check out this floral tea pot garland! So cute! You can buy those off of amazon.
Of course, the tablescape was our favorite part. We bought decorative paper plates, dollies and tea party cups which accented the lace table really well. Whose favorite store is also Home Goods? These roses are from Home Goods and while they are not real flowers, they really are a sweet touch, nonetheless.
Many of the table decor we already owned, but you can buy many of these decorative food displays at, you guessed it, also Home Goods. For food, we decided to serve snack size items in floral cupcake containers. It was easy for our toddlers to grab what they wanted to eat, without the mess!
Kids were encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite ROYAL character and we did wand decorating with some of these other activities
-Tea Party with a Princess
-Kids Dinner provided (include finger sandwiches and various snacks)
-Tea (aka Apple Juice)
-Princess Dance Training