If you’re not a parent of a child making, or who has made, their First Holy Communion, you may think we’re bonkers writing a blog about Communions in January. After all, Communions are an early summer event, usually taking place in May. However, it is with good reason that we planned this blog post for January, although it now seems we could have written it even earlier!
The schools announce the dates for First Holy Communions towards the end of the winter term and, as soon as they do, many parents act immediately to secure the bookings they want for their child’s day the following summer. For this very reason, at Emma Slowe Children’s Entertainer, we’re fully booked for Communion’s for 2019! Unless, something drastic happens between now and May it is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate any more bookings for this year, which is something that we hate to have to say.
Emma Slowe Children’s Entertainer pride ourselves on our outstanding service and incredible fun delivered on the day whether it be for a birthday party, family get-together, or First Holy Communion. For that reason, we refuse to over-extend ourselves and put the quality of our events or our client’s satisfaction in jeopardy.
All that said, there’s a lot to think of when planning a First Holy Communion Day. Here are some of the things you should consider when planning a Communion for the first time.
Woohoo, it’s finally here! Christmas Time!! At Emma Slowe Children’s Entertainer, we love Christmas from top to bottom, inside and out! This month, we wanted to talk about how to create magical memories of Christmas for the children in your life, the kind of memories that they will treasure for a lifetime so that when they are all grown up and Christmas rolls around again, they will carry the warmth of Christmas in their hearts and delight in sharing it with their children.
Christmas is first and foremost a tradition and traditions are individual to each family. But we have to guard these traditions over time or before we know it, they will have disappeared. So, whether you are a parent or guardian who has your own traditions that you are keen to pass onto your children, or if you don’t have any but want to start making your own ones now that there are little ones in your life, read on.
Halloween is a time of year that is enjoyed by so many children. Fancy dress, games, sweets, what’s not to love? Having a scare-fest is great fun for most of us, but some children can get overwhelmed by the various elements that go into Halloween.
The thing about having a good scare is that the fun comes from being able to control the amount of fright we receive. Think about it, there are ‘scary movies’ that we can watch over and over while biting our fingernails, with a cushion ready to cover our faces. That’s fun. But, on the other hand, there are movies that contain traumatic material that we say to ourselves, I can’t watch that. As adults, that works, because we have learned what feels safe and what doesn’t, and we can protect ourselves accordingly.
This time of year can be stressful for parents and children alike. August is the month when school uniforms re-emerge, books are purchased and the prospect of school days loom ever closer. At Emma Slowe Children’s Entertainer, we very much value education, but going back to school can be an upheaval, especially for those children who might be joining a different class group, or who simply find it difficult to settle.
This month, we’d like to share some ideas for activities that can soften the blow of another school year and position your family to look forward & focus on the fun over the coming months.