Birthday Party Ideas

Myrtle Beach birthday party ideasMyrtle Beach birthday party ideas are becoming more original year after year, with parents seeking to make their little ones birthday even more special than the last. Whether you have an extravagant budget or you need a party on a shoe string, we have 10 Myrtle Beach birthday party ideas which promise to make any kids birthday party a fun-filled success!

1. Entertainers. Hiring a professional entertainer, such as a clown or magician, is a very popular party choice.
2. Themed Parties. A favorite television character is a top choice. Find matching table cloths, paper cups, bowls, plates, party hats, balloons, party bags and more at a party store and go from there!
3. Face Painting. Good quality face paints create beautiful effects and are simple to apply. Recruit a few adult friends to help you paint faces, so there is not too much waiting time for the kids.
4. Offer Chilly Treats. Rent an ice cream cart for the duration of the party filled with your choice of ice cream and other frozen treats.
5. Bouncy House. Rent a bouncy house as the main entertainment for the day, blow up the paddling pool and turn on the lawn sprinkler for children to run through.
6. Traditional Party Games. Playing musical chairs, Simon Says, pin the tail on the donkey and red light, green light are all still favorite party games.
Myrtle Beach birthday party ideas7. Treasure Hunt. A well-prepared treasure hunt is always a winner with kids. Hide little prizes along the way with each clue, to keep the kids interested until the end.
8. Sleep-Overs. Sleep-over parties can be so much fun if the party has structure and you keep the children entertained until they are ready to go to sleep. Plan activities that will keep everyone occupied; party games, a treasure hunt; then a party supper and a favorite DVD before bed.
9. Arts and Craft. Children love using glue, paint and glitter to create little master pieces. It’s better for their concentration (and your sanity) if you offer, perhaps, four 10 minute craft activities rather than one long one.
10. Fancy Dress. The most popular dressing-up party themes are princesses for girls and pirates for boys.

Whatever Myrtle Beach birthday party ideas you choose for your child, stay calm and keep smiling. Your efforts will create extra-special memories for all the family!


The History of Ice Cream

Wilmington NC ice cream vendorPrior to the invention of ice cream originally there were ices. Ices were first made for only wealthy people who were able to have an ice house where large blocks of ice would be stored. The first ices were water ices and appeared in France and Spain in the early 1660s. The first record we have of ices being served in England was at Windsor Castle in 1671. As more ice houses were built on the English Country Estates ices became popular and were often served at upper-class dinners. Early versions would have been made with cream, sugar and fruit and possibly flavorings, from the middle of the 18th century egg yokes were added which would have given a richer, smoother flavor.

During the second half of the 19th century ice cream finally became available to the masses and was sold by street vendors. The ‘penny lick’ was served in a small glass and these glasses. These glasses were wiped clean and re-used and were finally outlawed in 1926 as they were thought to spread diseases. Around the end of the 19th century edible cones were invented and the ice cream as we know it was born. The first mobile ice cream vans appeared at the beginning of the 20th century. The Walls ice cream tricycle was first seen in 1923 using the famous slogan ‘Stop Me and Buy One’. These were seen all over the country until after World War II when freezers began to appear in the shops. The 1950s and 1960s saw the introduction of the ice cream van and the parlor.

Time sure has changed things and the world of ice cream is no exception. Today anyone can be a Wilmington NC ice cream vendor. You’ll find the vast and varied menu of products offered by Chilly Treats makes being a Wilmington NC ice cream vendor easy as well as fun.