Our History is Intertwined with Halloween

Halloween is one of my family’s favorite holidays. We love the creative costumes., the crazy amound of candy, fun parties and the countless trick-or-treaters (usually around 1000) who descend on our neighborhood. All of it! My fondness for this fun and frivolous holiday started in May! Yes, May of 1990 when my oldest daugher was… Read more »

It’s not too early to prepare for Halloween

If you have kids, they’ve probably already started talking about their Halloween costume. This year, my four year old grandson has moved from wanting to be a superhero to being something scary. He’s beenĀ  googling “scary costumes”. I think that’s a good way to get a young child used to the idea of something scary…. Read more »

Back To School

As Hannah sits in the chair across from me I try to think of kid-friendly conversation. She is a cute little six-year-old who visits me often at the Burger King Family Night in Brownsburg. Tonight she has chose an “Elsa” design that we have found on my phone. As I begin painting her forehead in… Read more »

Yes, Your Child is Afraid. Yes, We’ll Overcome That Fear

In a previous post, I talked about general tips for a successful party. Now, I’ll delve into how we at Funnie and Friends can turn even the most shy, trembling, or out and out screaming scared child into a fan of whatever character appears. If the children at the party are 4 or under, there… Read more »

Making a Memory

Every landmark in a child’s life is a celebration to a loving parent. The first smile., learning to walk,. going to school, riding a bicycle and more. “Being in the business of children’s’ entertainment we are involved in the parents’ desire to celebrate their child with an exceptional and memorable experience. Many children spend hours… Read more »

One Hundred Years of Reading Fun

Some of my best memories as a child are of going to our local public library with my best friend, Lisa. We would check out a pile of books and then go to her house and read to our hearts content. We enjoyed fantasy, adventure, exciting biographies, and fun non-fiction books about our favorite animals…… Read more »

A Lot Can Change Over the School Year

School’s Out for the Summer If you’re like us, you’re collecting things from your kids school and packing them at home for the summer. Some schools even do a “before” and “after” picture of your child. We are all sentimental about how fast our little ones grow! At the preschool age, going from 2 to… Read more »

Friday Fun Facts

This is the first in my weekly articles to help you prepare for any parties this weekend. Whether you are attending or hosting a party these tips will help you ensure your child has the most fun. Today, I’ll focus on babies! We all know how important it is for 1-3 year-olds to get their… Read more »

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a great Christmas or Hanukkah earlier in the month. We are looking forward to a great 2019! Please stay tuned for some great specials in the New Year.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa with cheerful elves and child

It’s that magical time of year! The traditions and rites of passage that are so important to us as families include the annual visit to Santa Claus. We all want that perfect picture: our child runs into Santa’s arms, jumps onto his lap, and rattles off their wish list. Too often, it doesn’t work out… Read more »