Party Guide in HK – how to plan an impressive kids party?

Party Guide in HK – how to plan an impressive kids party?
(中文版,按此)

by Fiona (Professional in kids & art)

Home party with face painting by Fiona

More than 100 parties on the same weekend and how to plan yours? This guide aims to help parents organise an unforgettable party for their kids.

Here are the things to consider:

  • Guests & their age range
  • Venue choices in HK
  • Decoration & Catering options
  • Entertainment

Venue choices

There are two main categories of venues, the 1st category is relatively unrestrained and you have to arrange everyone like food & entertainment. Choices include your sweet home, clubhouse(activity room, sports field, pool), outdoor playground, kindergarten.

The 2nd category is well equipped with facilities and staff will be provided to host your event. Choices include indoor playhouse (Baumhaus, Wise-kids playroom, Trampoline park like Ryze, rock climbing gym like Verm City), cooking school, car racing, gym studio, restaurant (e.g. Pizza), fast food restaurant (e.g. Mcdonald), kids-friendly café, art jamming studio, pet café, horse riding school, barbeque spots….., etc.

Consider the number of and the age range of the birthday girl/boy & guests.

  1. Babies: 1 to 2 years, actually your babies don’t know what is party! If your guests are mostly adults, home, clubhouses and kids-friendly cafés are good choices. Clean playhouses with many toys and play mats are definitely great.
  2. Toddlers: 3 to 6 years, these kids are more active. They are able to follow game rules and commands, so group games is a must! For boys, more jumping & sports activities, or even car racing. For girls, prepare costumes and makeup toys, or food/dessert making.
  3. Children 6 years or above, boys are most active. Prepare ball games and competitivev races for them. Girls have started to dress up. Prepare cooking or craftwork classes for them.

Decoration:

Option1: purchase from party shops/balloon shops/Log-on/stationary shops/TaoBao

Option2: reuse / buy 2nd-hand stuff from other mamas & parties

Option3: order backdrop and whole sets of decoration/utensils with party house

Personally, environmental-friendly & reusable props are highly recommended. For babies, big alphabet balloons, happy birthday banner and helium balloons are basic. For toddlers, let your birthday kid choose the theme/character. For children & teenagers, not much decoration is needed.

Catering (3 main options):

Party food delivery services, party venues food package or homemade food.

Entertainment:

  • Professional face painting (show & game, detail here)
  • Magic show & games
  • Balloon twisting performer
  • bubble fun
  • Reptile animals
  • science games
  • bouncy castle
  • parents prepare materials for DIY art & craft…etc

Similar to wedding planning, everything depends on your budget and preference. Both home-made dinner with a simple birthday cake and a large crazy party comprising >40 kids create the same fun & happiness. The major concern is whether the kids are enjoying themselves, are able to enhance play & social skills from the interactions & games, and can learn to treasure their families, friends, gifts and food …., etc.
More tips & sharing here

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如何籌備”好”生日會? Party Guide

專家話您知:  「如何籌備一個好的生日會」

Fiona Lam — 執業兒童發展專家+香港專業彩繪師

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每個週末全港九新界應該有過百場生日會同時進行中,相信所有爸媽籌辦生日會目的同樣是:希望子女有個開心難忘回憶,當晚甜笑著入睡,是嗎?在聚多林林總總眼花瞭亂的選擇下,到底爸媽應該考慮哪些因素去締造一個子女真正開心的生日會。

畫過數百場由四位至過百位小朋友生日會/送別派對, 建議考慮次序是: (見附圖)

1) 一位小朋友就最少加多一至三位陪同 (爸媽兄弟姊妹、工人姐姐) 例:若有十位小朋友出席, 即預計起碼共有25位大小賓客。

2) 場地: 我大致分為兩類, 第一類是較自由少規限及自家安排娛賓節目的場地, 包括:

  • 屋企(10位小朋友或以下);
  • 會所(10-40位小朋友,包括活動室、跳舞室、運動場、泳池);
  • 戶外遊樂場(屋企樓下的小公園)或 草地;
  • 幼稚園(部份假日可租用)

第二類是場地設施豐富或已有相關工作人員帶領的,模式及收費視乎包場/ 半包場或以人頭計

遊戲室/室內遊樂場(包括:彈床場地、室內攀石場、煮食廚房、賽車場、gym studio、餐廳(例:薄餅店包括自家弄薄餅環節)、快餐店(例:麥當勞)、親子餐廳、藝術畫室、樓上/寵物café藝術畫室、馬房、燒烤場..等

不同場地適合不同的年齡層:

  • 嬰兒期: 1-2歲 (小朋友還未懂甚麼是生日會吧!選擇完全是父母的喜好。若邀請成人賓客為主,在家/會所/親子餐廳是很好的選擇。若多同齡幼童,此階段幼童未發展交流性遊戲技巧, 宜選擇清潔、較多大件玩具及爬行軟墊空間的室內場地,父母可抱/坐在墊上與幼童一起玩耍。
  • 幼童期: 3-6歲 (小朋友活躍反斗,並懂得聽從指令,玩集體遊戲不可少)
    • 壽星仔及男孩主場:可盡情跳躍和開車
    • 壽星女及女孩主場:準備服飾及扮靚遊戲, 弄小食
    • 男女比例相若:彈床,由家長或邀請派對主持遊戲
  • 小學期: 6-11歲 (男孩最好動的階段, 女孩喜歡打扮、煮食、手工藝)

3) 佈置:

  1. 自行購買(party用品店/汽球店/Log-on/文具店/淘寶)
  2. 與其他媽媽輪流交換環保再用
  3. 聘用派對娛賓節目同時另加大幅backdrop及主題佈置飾品
  • 嬰兒期未懂心儀卡通主題,簡單金屬英文名字氣球/Happy Birthday banner/ 少量氫氣球
  • 幼童期: 因應子女最愛的主題(動物/卡通/嘉年華等), BANNER
  • 小學期:不用太多佈置, 由主角決定

**個人比較支持環保及可循環再用或留為紀念的佈置用品

  • 食物飲品 – 三種: 場地指定供應套餐(但有家長分享味道不太滿意)、到會服務及家長自家準備。

4) 娛賓節目:

  • 童心派對主持: 氣球魔術遊戲表演
  • 靚靚彩繪互動表演
  • 爬蟲動物親親全接觸
  • 科學實驗遊戲
  • 泡泡遊戲 – 視乎場地許可與否,地板會變得濕滑
  • 家長自行準備物資弄小手工

 

生日會與婚禮一樣, 豐儉由人, 一家三口一個蛋糕可以很簡單快樂, 一百人熱鬧瘋狂派對也可。籌備生日會最重要讓子女感到快樂之餘,學懂珍惜、遊戲及社交技巧(例:輪次遊戲/取食物等),不做大嘥鬼。下一篇與大家分享更多不同派對的經驗。

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畫一個臉部彩繪需要多少時間?How long for one design?

「畫一個臉部彩繪需要多少時間?」這是最經常被問到的問題。A painting artist is usually asked,”How long for one design?”

以化妝作比喻, 請問姊妹們花多少時間化妝出門呢? 畫一對眉要多久? 有人5分鐘化好, 有人每次要30分鐘, 新娘妝最少1小時。是不是時間越長就越勁?越專業技巧越高超,就越快靚正,但要細緻時間也會較長,不可能1分鐘化好全妝吧。同樣道理:

小朋友其中一個可愛之處就是間中會有我們猜不到的指定要求,有些甚至連爸媽也不知。單是精靈已經數百隻,Fiona姐姐是不可能全部認識,但只要說清楚是什麼,我便會盡力畫到最靚。

照片中的女孩可以清晰介紹我知道這隻公主飛馬的名字,而且很乖乖坐定定,這個特別款式大約用了10分鐘。(生日會詳情 party works here)

Sometimes even the parents also have no idea about their kids’ favorite and it’s impossible to remember the names of all cartoon characters.  It took 10 minutes for this Princess Celestia since Jade is the first girl requested me to paint this. Our whole team always love trying new designs if time is allowed!

平時不少款式也可以3至5分鐘或之內完成。Fiona can finish most common designs in around 3 to 5 minutes.

成人較喜歡範圍偏細的亮麗彩繪設計, 如果活動人數較多, Fiona可以1至2分鐘完成。若人數及時間不太緊張, 則3至5分鐘一位。
(成人活動詳情event for teenagers/adults)
Adult love eye sparkling or cool design which could be finished within 2 minutes.

有些款式fiona會準備專業用具, 例如右下的小男孩要埃及國旗顏色及世界杯, 大約2-3分鐘。
中間是噴繪,快至1分鐘完成2-3個也可, 左下小姐的大約1-2分鐘一個。
Fiona would tailor-made specific tool for some super quick design, it took 2 to 3 minutes for the right boy, the middle is super fast option to be finished within 1 minute by airbrush, the left lady one took around 1 to 2 minutes.

以上時間根據Fiona的專業經驗及快而準的技巧, 而時間會受以下因素影響: 小朋友能否安坐, 成人及小朋友有時需要熱身, 最初拒絕但一會兒後再想嘗試; 參與者的完美標準等等。
The time above is according to Fiona’s professional experience and techniques. Factors affecting the waiting time: If the kids can keep still; both adults & kids sometimes need warm-up and rejected at the beginning, but would love to try later; the esthetic standard of guests being painted..etc.

Original design by HK face painting artist fiona

當然Fiona的複雜彩繪藝術作品, 就花最少一至兩小時完成啦! For some signature face/body art designs, Fiona has painted at least 1 to 2 hours!

 

 

 

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用完再買的平靚正彩妝品 Good quality+price makeup products recommended

化妝一定要用貴價化妝品和化妝掃才化得好?當然不是。
Expensive & top brand makeup products & brush are a must for daily makeup?
NO!

不懂入廚的,就算堅持用數千元的Le Creuset (LC)煲和citysuper買的食材,同樣也可以很難食。懂入廚的,生鐵鑊炒蛋一樣可以很美味!
很多媒體和達人都有介紹貴價國際大大牌子,有免費試用就算普通也要寫得吸引。
早兩天化妝出門時,令我反而想介紹兩件平靚正的彩妝品,我少貪新鮮買很多很多不同的彩妝品,好用的會一直用。
Similarly, if you don’t know how to cook, a top brand saucepan and expensive raw food from citysuper cannot guarantee a delicious dish!
I keep using 2 very good price and good quality makeup items, buy them again & again.
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這款我用完再買的日本品牌KATE的眼影,是我化自然earth tone妝的至愛。顏色多選擇、自然、上色、閃亮度適中,不會太閃也不會太啞色暗沉。喜歡用四號手指(無名指)為自己上眼影!用到這個地步手指取不到顏色,但不想浪費, 才會用眼影掃繼續用。
這已是我第二盒Colorcious diamond,五色中有三色較少用,所以再買是最常用的兩色眼影盒。價錢很相宜大約一百元左右。
The eyeshadow of KATE Tokyo is always my favorite choice, around HKD$100 per one and easily found from LOG-ON, Sasa, Boujour..etc.
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另一件用完再買的是同一品牌KATE的super sharp liner A眼線液,很幼細防水很好用,自然一點用BK (一般黑色), 再精神一點用BK-1深黑色。價錢同樣只需約八十多元。
Super sharp eyeliner of KATE Tokyo is my another favorite, waterproof and the line is very fine, around HKD$80 per pen.
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我的化妝品庫裡,當然有其他較貴價的品牌。
有同樣好用的NARS和Dior的眼影胭脂盒,也有閨蜜特地由美國訂回港送給我的Sephora無敵彩妝寶盒。

但無論自己上妝或當化妝師替其他人化自然妝時,仍是最上那兩款用得最多。

There are top & expensive brand makeup items in my makeup kit for sure, eye shadow of NARS & Dior are also very good.

Fiona – 香港本地化妝彩繪師 Hong Kong based makeup, face & body painting artist