Hi guys, I want to start this month’s blog by saying that I hope you and your loved ones are all keeping well at this very stressful time. This month on Bernie’s blog, we’re going to look at some ways to celebrate Easter, which is coming up very shortly, in these very strange times.
I completely understand that some people may not feel like celebrating right now. This is a tough time, people are sick, many people have lost their jobs or are closed temporarily, and stress is at an all-time high. But, I think that a celebration is even more necessary in times like these.
From a practical point of view, children need continuity in their lives. They are already off school, are unable to play with their friends face to face and their formal hobbies and sports have had to be cancelled. While you’re already doing your best at homeschooling and keeping them entertained, children, particularly those who have been good at observing lent, need that release that Easter brings. And we, as adults, can give it to them.
Time flies when you’re having fun! It seems like only yesterday we were gearing up for Santa Claus at Emma Slowe Entertainment HQ and now we’re digging out all our greens for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day!
Emma Slowe Entertainment are regular fixtures at the Stepaside St. Patrick’s Day Parade and lately I’ve been thinking about the logistics involved when you have young children in tow. So, this month on Bernie’s Blog, we want to share some of our tips for surviving the parade when it comes around in a couple of weeks’ time.
Whoo, what a busy start to the year! We just wanted to take a moment to say hi to all our readers and update you on what’s been happening at Emma Slowe Entertainment recently.
Of course, December is always a very busy time for us as not only do we host Christmas parties for children and adults alike, but we also show up at lots of events for face painting and to inject events with some Christmas cheer.
It’s no secret that Christmas is our favourite time of the year at Emma Slowe Entertainment, but we must admit that we feel a little worn out after all the excitement throughout the month of December. Normally, January brings a time for us to catch our breath, but with our dedicated party cabin which launched last summer, we’ve been entertaining children and young adults all through the month. Honestly though, we love it!
Woohoo! It’s finally that time of year, at Emma Slowe Entertainment, we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Christmas! Festive songs, Christmas jumpers and lots of twinkly lights, what’s not to love?! This month on our blog we’d like to share with you some of the fun and exciting events coming up in December.
Last weekend, was St. Patrick’s National School Glencullen, Christmas Fair on Sunday there was lots of fun for all the family and plenty of crafts and tasty treats available for purchase. They held a bumper raffle on the day and Emma Slowe Entertainment was delighted to have donated a prize.
On the 13th of December, we will be holding a special under 12’s Christmas Disco event at De La Salle Rugby Club in Kilternan. The event will be held in the large function room and will include some great music, disco lights, dancing, balloons and face painting. Also, we will have a very special visit from Santa's wife, Mrs Claus! The man himself is due to visit the rugby club the following week, so we have asked Mrs Claus to come and visit all the children on the night instead. The disco kicks off at 6.30 pm and will run until 8 pm. Be sure to bring along your little ones for dancing and festive fun.
Halloween is just around the corner and this month on the Emma Slowe Entertainment blog, we want to encourage our audience to go back to their roots this Halloween. Although Halloween is now a big holiday around the world, particularly in the United States, it is, traditionally, a very Irish event. With the commercialism that surrounds holidays, sometimes we can forget where they started.
Well, that was a whirlwind of a summer! One moment we were flat out celebrating First Holy communions and now we’re talking about Back to School. If you blinked, you’d miss it. Even though the summer went by in a flash for us at Emma Slowe Entertainment, it was jam packed with fun events of all sizes.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and children who booked us to provide entertainment for their family events over the summer. It’s been so much fun and a delight to share in all your special days.
If you’ve been following our blog over recent months, you will already know that 2019 has been a busy year for us at Emma Slowe Entertainment.
In the Spring we undertook a significant rebranding project, the results of which were introduced in April. But, that’s not all. The elves have been busy behind the scenes over the last couple of months so that we could launch our very own Emma Slowe Entertainment Party Cabin at the end of this month.
We’re so excited about it and have been bursting to tell everyone all about it!
That’s right, we’ve changed our name! Emma Slowe Children’s Entertainer is now Emma Slowe Entertainment. It may seem like a little change, but we don’t do anything by halves around here. Some of the other changes you might have noticed recently are our logo, (which, by the way, we just love!) our uniforms and our social media covers.
Together, these small changes all come together to mark our rebrand. But what’s all the fuss about?
Yes! It’s finally springtime, the days are getting brighter, the natural world around us is coming to life and Easter is on its way. We have been very busy here at Emma Slowe Entertainment recently with our usual birthday parties and, of course, not to forget St. Patrick’s Day.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Stepaside was great fun and you can see some footage of the day here. But, while it’s nice to reminisce on some of the fun we’ve had recently, there’s lots more to be had in the coming weeks, with Easter just around the corner.
Whether you celebrate Easter itself or use it as an opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring, everyone is looking forward to a long weekend and the children are certainly on the countdown to their school holidays. Two whole weeks of freedom is bliss for the children, but when parents and guardians have to work, it poses the question of what to do.
As our national holiday is coming up in March, this month on the Emma Slowe Children’s Entertainer Bernie’s blog, we wanted to provide some inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day which will ensure fun for all the family.
Our national holiday is a day that can sometimes feel like a bit of an anti-climax. The children prepare all their St. Patrick’s Day crafts in school and get all geared up for it but on the day, often the weather isn’t the best and the holiday ends up feeling just like any other day. Sound familiar? Well, that needn’t be the case this year. Once you’ve read our post you should have plenty of ideas for fun ways to spend the day with the whole family for fun and entertainment.
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.