• Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids

    It can be tempting during a child’s birthday party to only offer sugary finger foods, like cookies and cupcakes. While these treats can be okay in moderation, it’s important that you also have a range of healthy options to offer in order to give children all of the essential nutrients they need when snacking. This video is a great resource for parents or party planners looking for creative and unique ways to incorporate healthy snacks into a child’s diet.

    When hosting your kid’s birthday party, considering making a centerpiece out of fruits, like the one in this video. The party experts at BounceU can help you set up all of your arrangements so kids can easily access snacks before and after playtime. To learn more about holding a party at our venue in Farmingdale, call us at (516) 986-4518.

  • Making Exercise Fun for Kids

    Bend To The Right

    Exercise is important for your general and mental health regardless of your age, but it is a good idea to form healthy habits at a young age. The best way to get your children to exercise regularly is to make it a fun experience. Read on to learn a little bit about making exercise fun for kids.

    There are countless different ways that you can exercise, such as on a team, by yourself, or with one good friend. In order for kids to commit to physical activity, they need to find the type that they find the most fun. It is important to remember that exercise does not need to have rules; an hour spent jumping around on a trampoline can increase your heart rate and bolster your physical health just like a high school football game. Encourage your child to experiment until he or she finds the most fun way to exercise.

    Bounce U offers the ultimate opportunity for fun exercise. We specialize in children’s field trips, open bounce sessions, and kids’ birthday parties in the Farmingdale area. Please feel free to visit our website or give us a call at (516) 986-4518 to find out how we can make exercise fun for your kids.

  • A Look at Gift Registries and Children’s Birthdays

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    Parents have differing perspectives on whether it’s appropriate to create a gift registry for a child’s birthday party. Some parents feel uncomfortable registering for a child, while others enjoy knowing that they won’t be stuck with too many unwanted toys after the party.

    In general, if you’re worried that gift-givers might be unfamiliar with your child’s age, interests, or developmental capacity, it might be a good idea to offer a list of age-appropriate gifts. This is especially helpful for grandparents or other relatives who do not interact with your child on a daily basis. Creating a list of gift suggestions can be done easily through many online shopping websites. 

    Are you looking for the best place in Long Island to host your child’s birthday party? If so, contact BounceU in Farmingdale by calling (516) 986-4518 today. Visit our website to learn more about our open bounce sessions and kids’ birthday party options.  

  • Healthy Birthday Party Snacks for Kids

    Food Table Ready For Party With Lots Of Goodies

    Hosting a kids’ birthday party is a great opportunity to encourage healthy eating in a fun environment. If you’re like many parents who are concerned about sugar-related health and behavioral issues, you might choose to cut out the soft drinks and sugary birthday treats. Here are some healthy and delicious snack ideas for your upcoming kids’ birthday party :

    “Magic Wand” Fruit Kabobs
    This snack offers a perfect way to encourage kids to enjoy eating fruit. First, cut bite-sized pieces of strawberries, cantaloupe, kiwi, grapes, and pineapple. Next, load up kabob sticks with the fruit pieces. Use cookie cutters to cut out star-shaped watermelon pieces for the top of each “magic wand.” Serve with vanilla yogurt dip.

    Veggies and Dips
    A great way to encourage kids to eat their vegetables is to provide a colorful selection of delicious dips and sauces, such as hummus, artichoke dip, eggplant spread, or guacamole. Arrange cut pieces of celery, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and snow peas in giant smiley faces or hearts on trays, and watch the kids go wild for vegetables! 

    Mini Muffins
    Instead of cake, why not make muffins? Muffins make it easy to sneak in healthier ingredients, like shredded carrots, zucchini, or sweet potato. Muffins can be sweetened with honey instead of sugar, and recipes are easily amended to include nutritious ingredients such as walnuts, flax seed, coconut flakes, or raisins.

    Who doesn’t love popcorn? Combine snack time with arts-and-crafts by providing theater-style paper bags for children to decorate and then fill with homemade popcorn. The list of popcorn toppings is endless, so be sure to provide lots of options. Popcorn can be topped with salt and pepper, cinnamon, parmesan cheese, butter, or brewer’s yeast.

    At BounceU , we offer a wide range of birthday party services. Our awesome staff handles all of the details so that you can relax and enjoy the fun with your birthday star. Call us at (516) 986-4518 for more details about our children’s birthday party packages in Farmingdale.