Gift Exchange Games: Fun Family Christmas Traditions

Christmas time for kids means one thing: PRESENTS. And who doesn’t like getting presents, right? On the flip side, gift giving places a lot of expectations on parents and can become costly. However, there are solutions to lighten your Santa sack without coming off as a Scrooge. Below are a few gift exchange ideas that are both entertaining and economical:

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Give the Gift of Experience and Entertainment in Pasadena

holiday gift - entertainment in pasadenaAt one point or another, many of us have had the notion that we’ve accumulated too much stuff. Whether you’ve accumulated clothing, cookware, children’s toys, or other random objects around the house, sometimes you want to cut back on your possessions, rather than add to them. That’s why you and your family might benefit from giving fewer physical gifts this holiday season.

You can cut back on physical gifts while still knocking your gift giving right out of the park, with the gift of experience (especially the gift of entertainment in Pasadena). Allowing loved ones the opportunity to do something new and exciting is just as rewarding as giving physical gifts. It is also likely to have longer-lasting benefits. So what are gifts of experience, and why give them this holiday season?

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Tips for a Non Scary Halloween Celebration

Adults in Costumes at IT'Z Halloween Party 2017The most wonderful time of the year is immediately preceded by the spookiest time of the year. With ghosts, goblins, gory clowns, and creepy jokers populating the season, it can be difficult to enjoy the season if you or your loved ones are bothered by anything scary. Children in particular can struggle to enjoy the creepier side of the Halloween season.

Luckily for you, there are many ways to celebrate a non scary Halloween. A little bit of creativity, and one of the fun centers in Houston, can go a long way toward creating a celebration of the season that does not leave your heart racing. To get you started, here are a few ideas we here at iT’Z have come up with for Halloween fun without the fear.

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Fun Places in Houston for Kids

Pinball machine and arcade games at iT'ZChristmas break is coming up for the kids, and we know that, as a parent, the pressure is on to keep them occupied (and your house intact). Fortunately, the Houston area is chock-full of great ideas for keeping the whole family happily occupied for an afternoon, an evening, or even a whole day. What follows is a look at some of the fun places in Houston for kids that won’t bore the adults either.

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Throw a Halloween-Themed Kids Bowling Party to Remember

Adults in Costumes at IT'Z Halloween Party 2017‘Tis the season for spookiness, and there is nothing kids love more than a slightly scary, candy-loaded excuse to party. Take advantage of the season’s natural theme and throw your October-born a Halloween-themed kids bowling party. Is it possible to combine the awesome creepiness of Halloween with the awesome family fun of bowling? Absolutely. Here are just a few ideas.

 

Invite guests to wear costumes to the kids bowling party.

At the heart of Halloween are costumes (and candy), so invite everyone to wear their favorite costume to your kids bowling party. They can wear the outfit they plan to wear on Halloween, or you can ask everyone to dress according to a theme, such as their favorite superhero, monster, or sports player.

Make the party even more fun by having everyone act “in character” during the party. Just imagine how fun it will be to watch Darth Vader try to use the Force to guide the bowling ball down the lane, or listen to a monster roar with joy at a good score.

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