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Friday, 21 April 2017

8 Alien Crafts for Kids

Out of this world tutorials

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After the discovery of a new "super-Earth" planet by scientists, the possibility of alien life is in the news! So in this week's blog post, we've collected together 8 amazing alien craft projects for kids that are out of this world.

Friday, 14 April 2017

How to Make Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

Make your own eggs-ceptional decorations!

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Are you looking for a fun Easter activity to do with the kids over the weekend? Tie-dyed Easter eggs are super easy to make and the result is a spectacular work of art! Follow along with our tutorial and make your very own Tie-Dyed Eggs for Easter.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Why are there Chocolate Eggs at Easter?

A brief guide to the history of Easter chocolate

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With Easter fast approaching, many shops are now overflowing with chocolate eggs and yummy Easter treats. But why do we eat eggs at Easter? The answer to this question and more is the theme of this week's blog post!

Why Eggs?

Eating eggs at Easter was not originally allowed by the church. Because of this, any eggs laid the week leading up to Easter Sunday, Holy Week, were saved and decorated. These beautifully dyed hen and duck eggs would then be given to children as presents the next week.

Similar to Christmas presents, giving presents at Easter really took off during the Victorian era. The Victorians made cardboard eggs covered with plush or satin and filled them with lovely Easter gifts.

What about Chocolate Eggs?

Easter eggs as we know them today have their roots in 19th century Germany and France. The first chocolate eggs were hard and solid, however later in the 19th century, with improved preparation techniques, hollow eggs were made and the Easter egg as we know it today became the norm.

Why the Easter Bunny?

Although precise beginnings are unclear, we know that the Easter Bunny was said to bring eggs as early as the 17th century. Because rabbits have big litters, they are viewed as symbols of new life. With this association, the Easter Bunny is said to decorate and hide eggs also to symbolise new life.

When did the Egg Hunt Game Begin?

Speaking of hiding eggs, when did Easter become a time for egg hunts? According to one professor, the beginnings of the egg hunt can be seen at the time of Protestant Christian Reformer Martin Luther. Various egg hunt games can be seen in different traditions dating far back, however it's a relatively new phenomenon in the UK - we familiarised ourselves with the game as late as 1892, when a University College professor remarked about the egg hunt games that German children play.

Easter Entertainment

Are you planning an Easter celebration for the children? We have a funtabulous selection of Easter entertainers available for events in London, from all-round entertainers and face painters to balloon modellers and magicians - not to mention the Easter Bunny himself! Why not check availability now for your celebration.

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

15% Discount for Red Nose Day Entertainment

This Red Nose Day we're offering a 15% discount on all our entertainment, so you can bring a whole lotta fun to the children at an exceptional rate!

Simply book your Comic Relief event online and quote this code in the Special Requests box*: RedNoseDayDiscount

Red Nose Day entertainment is perfect for corporate events, schools, community events, or even if you're fund raising at home on this special day! Visit our website to discover our delightful entertainment options, from clowns and face painters to stilt walkers and fire performers!

* 15% discount available for March 24th events only. Discount applies to all entertainment except mascots and services (e.g. party bags, candy floss, bouncy castles, etc.). We serve events within the M25, check availability for your event here.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

JoJoFun Kids - Photo Competition

Competition rules:
1. You can use photographs from any JoJoFun event, past and present.

2. We want to see the kids having fun and/or the entertainers delivering the fun!

3. Post your photograph(s) on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #CaptureJoJoFun and mention JoJoFun by adding @jojofunparties (or tag our page if posting on Facebook).

4. By posting your photograph on any social media platform with the hashtag #CaptureJoJoFun, you agree to permit JoJoFun to use your photograph for promotional purposes.

5. Inappropriate images are strictly prohibited in this competition.

6. We will contact the winner by direct message on the social media platform used to post the photo.

7. The prize is 50% off the cash value off the next JoJoFun entertainer you book.

8. The prize will be applied to one entertainer only.

9. The prize applies to entertainers only and not mascots or services (such as, but not limited to, party bags, chocolate fountains, bouncy castles, etc.).

10. The prize may be claimed for one event only.

11. The competition start date is 6th March 2017 and the end date is 30th June 2017.

12. The prize may be claimed within 6 months of the competition end date.

13. The prize can not be retroactively applied to bookings made prior to the time it is claimed.

Friday, 3 March 2017

10 Fun Facts about the Moon

Learn all about our natural satellite

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Late next year, a private US rocket company is providing a trip around the Moon to two daring tourists! Is this the holiday of the future? In this week's blog post, we bring you 10 fun facts about our natural satellite - to help prepare for the exciting times to come!

Friday, 24 February 2017

World Book Day 2017

Children's Entertainment for March 2nd

Next Thursday, World Book Day celebrates its 20th anniversary and the fun has already begun - we're offering 15% off your World Book Day entertainment!

Simply book your weekday event online and quote this code in the Special Requests box*: WorldBookDayDiscount

Perfect for schools, community events, or even events at home for those of you who are as crazy about reading as we are! Visit our website to discover the delightful entertainment options we're offering, from magicians and face painters to stilt walkers and fire eaters!

* 15% discount available for weekday events only. Discount applies to all entertainment except mascots and services (e.g. party bags, candy floss, bouncy castles, etc.). We serve events within the M25, check availability for your event here.