August 10th, 2012 Kim Proulx
Some parents don’t think it’s up to them to show their kids how to have a good time, but I do! If we don’t show kids how to have fun they can end up slouching around the house all day saying “I’m BORED!”
Kids learn by example, so why not set-up a party room in your home that’s designed with lots of fun things that are sure to keep kids entertained and happy! It’s really not that hard. And as you set it up you can reminisce with your kids about all the fun you used to have, so they know how to have fun too!
Simply think about what you liked to do as a kid. For me it was dancing and singing, CONSTANTLY, so to encourage my kids to do the same I created a play room that includes a microphone, stereo and karaoke machine. I even got a 70s disco ball that they turn on often! Now my one daughter thinks she’s a super star diva and when her girlfriends come over it’s definitely party time!
My other daughter can’t even sing Happy Birthday, but she’s crazy about games, so for her I set-up a shelving unit stocked with all my old favorites like checkers, chess, monopoly, decks of cards and some of the latest kids games too! So her parties consist of game time and chatting about boys.
In the center I’ve included a huge wooden kids table that has become the “everything table” like the Nest Play Table by Offi. This is where my kids can sit and socialize with their friends, have snacks, do arts and crafts or anything else fun they need a table for. Instead of regular chairs, I put ottomans with built in storage that are comfy to sit on and can also hold kid party things like CDs, video games, dress-up clothes and more. The ottomans I got are exactly like the Play Ottomans by P’kolino. These comfy and functional ottomans are offered in tons of fun colors to easily match any play space.
We of course also included a TV and kids couch, so they can chill during their more relaxed party moments. If you can’t fit a couch, I’d recommend getting some Comfort Research bean bag chairs that can be moved around anywhere to create a great chilling out space.
If you have even more room you might want to throw in a full media center that can hold all of your media equipment like TV, stereo, game console and more and your kids will NEVER be bored again!
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