If you are looking for great ideas for kids birthday parties in Perth, look no further than Pyjama Drama and Glass Slipper Entertainment. KidzaBlogger, Elle, reports..
A PRINCESS ADVENTURE WITH PYJAMA DRAMA
“Is it my party yet, mumma? When is it my paaarty?”
To say that Ada was excited in the lead up to her third birthday party would be a gross and misleading understatement. For many, many months, the bedtime routine involved an in-depth discussion about the seemingly endless options for presents, cakes, and costumes. And she just couldn’t make up her mind.
From Tinkerbell to Minnie Mouse, Dory to Ninja Turtles, we were no closer to choosing a theme only a few weeks out from the big day. We were close, however, to wearing a hole in BIG W’s party aisle.
It was time to call in the big guns from Perth-based Pyjama Drama, a company dedicated to the benefits of drama, movement, music and play, also passionate about kids birthday parties in Perth, and with a BIG IMAGINATION.
A drama party, it seemed, was just what we were looking for.
I sent the SOS to Amanda Plumridge from Pyjama Drama late one Sunday evening:
“Amanda, please, you’ve got to help! Ada wants a dragon hunt, Mummy wants a princess party, Daddy says a jungle adventure would be cool, while Ada’s sister, Eve, loves silly clowns. What are we going to do?”
The response was almost immediate:
“No problem. We can do a tailor-made party with princesses, searching in the jungle for a dancing dragon. Incorporating clowns could be a little tricky, but I’m sure there is a way!”
I breathed a sigh of relief, but then:
“But what do I do about invites?”
“Don’t worry. I’ll drop some off for you tomorrow.”
What service! It was going to be a fantastic birthday party.
Once upon a birthday time, in a land called Pyjama Drama,
Princess Ada held a party for nine Elsa’s and an Anna;
After a cup of royal tea, and a sing-song with percussion,
The girls set off, all hand in hand, to find the dancing dragon…
As the mums and dads looked on in anticipation, ten little princesses (plus one very shiny robot brother) sat quietly in a circle on the grass. For the most part, the children were aged between 2 and 4 years old, but Pyjama Drama parties can cater for all ages. Some of the princess participants eagerly awaited the adventure ahead, chatting in whispers to their friends; some were simply happy swaying to the Pyjama Drama soundtrack that was playing on the speakers.
The adventure kicked off with a sing-a-long session and a box full of colourful instruments. The enthusiasm of Amanda from Pyjama Drama was captivating, and within minutes, the kids came alive, joining in the actions, dancing to the music, laughing at the jokes, and completely engrossed in every move she made.
Every child was invested in the mission to find the dancing dragon, and the adventure was as real to them as the sunshine through the trees.
Some peanuts and a wriggly worm were packed for morning tea,
And before too long, they bravely stood before their enemy;
Fortunately, for the girls, Mrs. Dragon was quite friendly,
And they danced and twirled till cake was served — their time enjoyed immensely.
What was fascinating to see was that the activity wasn’t rigid. At any moment, the children could change the direction of the story, and this was all part of the fun. You could almost see the cogs turning in their brains as they decided which path to take to the cave of the fire-breathing dragon. They finally opted to crawl through the play tunnel, and there was lots of laughter as they all tumbled out the end.
There were some natural leaders, of course, while some preferred to follow. Whatever level of participation, with which the children felt comfortable, was just fine with Amanda. She made every child feel welcome, even the robot 😉
One little girl went so far as to swap from her role as a princess to the role of the dancing dragon, relishing the drama as she hid from her friends and then led the ‘Dragon Boogie’. Satin dresses twirled and whirled across the grass to the music, as the children jumped, danced and giggled. It really was beautiful to watch, and Princess Ada glowed with happiness.
Fifty minutes flew past so quickly, and when the adventure ended, they were all ready for a little nap in the grass. But there wasn’t much time to spare before they had to put on their thinking faces and recap what they’d experienced. Amanda asked the children questions to prompt their memories and provoke thought, also promising them certificates for a job well done.
To finish up, the princess host gave awards out to her crew
For joining in and helping out; all got a CD too!
The parents agreed it really was a lovely day for drama —
Imagination, music, dance — well done, Pyjama Drama!
I would highly recommend a Pyjama Drama party for those parents seeking something a little different in their search for kids birthday parties in Perth. It would also be great for those that might like to step back a little and let a professional handle the kids, or for those that simply appreciate the value of imagination, play, and movement for a child’s good health and wellbeing.
It’s also great for those – like us — that can’t make up their mind 🙂
You’ll find a great discount on offer for Pyjama Drama in the “Happy Birthday to Me” Section of KidzaBuzz, which features other great ideas for kids birthday parties in Perth.
For more info on Pyjama Drama visit www.pyjamadrama.com.au
GLASS SLIPPER ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS RAPUNZEL – A FAIRYTALE IDEA FOR KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES IN PERTH!
After the children had had their fill of party food, there was another surprise in store. Rapunzel (the princess film star from Disney’s movie, Tangled, if for some reason you’re unsure who that is !) entered the room in a shimmer of purple and long, shiny hair. Even the parents stopped talking to gasp in wonder.
From a magical distant kingdom, where flowers gleam and shine,
Rapunzel, the famed princess, arrived dressed to the nines;
Posing for pics with the children, and flashing her film star smile,
We really were lucky to meet her, on a break from her busy lifestyle.
25-year-old Amy Sales — owner of Wanneroo-based Glass Slipper Entertainment and all-round entertainer at kids birthday parties in Perth — makes for a stunning princess, and she’s talented to boot. Not only did she keep smiles on the faces of twelve ‘’getting-tired’’ pre-schoolers, the adults too were captivated by her beautiful voice as she treated us to a solo rendition of Rapunzel’s song, the Healing Incantation.
After the performance, Ada, the birthday girl, was presented with a special crown, and then Rapunzel led them off inside, where the music was cranked up a notch, for a princess ‘dance-off’ with prizes to be won. If you’ve ever wondered whether little girls are competitive, let me tell you, when it comes to sparkly rings, they’ll do anything to win. The girls were all but a blur of movement, showing off their crazy moves.
Next, a game of hide and seek proved a magical idea,
But it was easy to find Rapunzel with her daisies and long hair;
When it was the children’s turn, they took it seriously, and
Rapunzel searched for AGES, while the girls looked on in glee.
It was an unexpected, but perfect addition to the party, when Rapunzel led the Happy Birthday chorus when Ada’s strawberry cake was served. Little Ada was made to feel so special, and when she blew the candles out, her not-so-secret wish was for a party like this one with her friends every day.
A final big group hug, plus a special one for Ada, heralded the end of Rapunzel’s visit. But it was a visit not to be forgotten, and one I would highly recommend for kids birthday parties in Perth. There are other famous princesses available, and there’s even talk of a handsome prince 😉
And so, party bags in hand, the little princesses left the building, and a tired but happy birthday girl lived happily ever after. Well, at least until she got home and realised her birthday was over for another year 😉
Glass Slipper Entertainment are new to KidzaBuzz making their 2017/18 debut with a great discount in the “Happy Birthday to Me” section, where you will also find more great ideas for kids birthday parties in Perth.
For more information on Glass Slipper Entertainment visit www.gseperth.com