Top 10 Spots for Kids Parties in Miami in 2019

June 10th, 2019

Most parents know that, although kids’ parties are fun, but they don’t take your mind away from the adult reality – and sometimes quite opposite – add an additional burden to every day busy life. Despite that, every parent will agree that there’s nothing more precious in the world than seeing your child(ren) being happy, enjoying their time with the friends. Hours of planning and researching for the kids’ party are always end up being worth every second of your child’s laughter and admiration in the end.

It’s not a secret that most parents are looking for a safe, fun and educational environment when planning a party. We put together a list of top 10 destinations for kids’ parties in Miami.

  1. Parrot Jungle Island
Parrot Jungle Island

 Jungle Island is a premier entertainment destination for both kids and adults. It combines the beauty of Miami’s tropical landscape with a jungle full of extraordinary animals from around the world. Kids will be able to see and interact with over 300 vibrant birds, including a pond full of bright pink flamingos. They will also be able to see two rare twin orangutans and one of a kind white lion. 

For kids party Jungle Island’s party packages range from $30-$40 per guest with a 30 guest minimum. Admission includes a meal, use of a private party area, tickets to Jungle Island, a group photo, return admission passes and recognition at the Jungle Island shows throughout the day.

Other food options, like hot dogs and ice cream, are available for purchase throughout the park at $3-5.

  1. Miami Children’s Museum
Miami Children Museum

Miami Children’s Museum is a non-profit educational institution. Visitors of Miami Children’s Museum are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine, and create. Kids and adults will have an access to interactive exhibits, programs, and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. 

Variety of kids’ party packages are available at the Miami Children’s Museum, such as birthday and theme parties. Parties start at $400 and the price includes admission for up to 20 children, a hands-on age appropriate activity, a visit from a character and use of a private party room. You can also theme your party or add other experiences for an additional fee. Subway offers food for the party, the order has to be places 5 days prior the event. Bringing your own food and beverages is not permitted, with an exception of a birthday cake.

3.  Miami Metro Zoo

Miami Metro Zoo

Children love attending parties at the zoo, they get to see rare plants, birds and animals and participate in different activities, such as feeding of the giraffes. The Metro Zoo party package begins from $575 for up to 20 guests and includes admission to the zoo, a meal in a private area (choice of hotdogs, chicken tenders or pizza), birthday cake and a zoo-themed party favor for each child. You can also add on a Wildlife carousel, camel ride, tram tour or animal encounter  for an additional cost.

4.  Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium is an educational and fun place for children of all ages. Kids will learn about fish, manatees and sea lions and be able to observe them in a natural environment. The Seaquarium also provides private birthday parties at a cost of $525 for 15 guests or $35 for an additional guest. Party package includes lunch, a personalized birthday cake, admission to the park, a t-shirt a plush toy for the birthday guest and recognition throughout one of the shows. If weather permits, a Seaquarium character will visit your party as well. You may also add on a Dolphin Encounter experience for $99 per child.

5. Le Petit Spa

Le Petit Spa

Le Petit Spa is the place where girls get to be girls. We hope that pink is your favorite color, because there will be a lot of it. Kids’ parties include 2 hours of fun and start at $690 for up to 10 girls. Little princesses get to experience a choice of mani, pedi, facial or a makeup while sipping yummy pink lemonade from champagne glasses. The party finishes with a glamorous fashion show where all the participants change into pink tutus and tank-tops. Outside food is permitted, may order food platters from $60 up, cake prices vary. 

6. Wynwood Indoor Soccer and Super Soccer Stars

Wynwood Indoor Soccer

Wynwood offers kids parties for sports lovers. Unlike Le Petit Spa, places like Wynwood Indoor Soccer and Super Soccer Stars are boys oriented. Kids get to learn basic rules of soccer and just have fun on a variety of indoor or outdoor fields with the ball. Prices for field rental starts from $100/hr and must be prepaid. Basic party packages start from $299 for 3 hours of fun for up to 20 kids. The party includes 1 hr referee, music, 40 bottles of water, tables and chairs. Food is not provided.

 7. Dance Tech Studio (Coral Way)

Dance Tech Studio

Dance Tech Studio in Coral Way offers a variety of dance classes for different ages. Kids can choose from ballet and contemporary/modern to zumba and cheerleading classes.  Individual classes are $15 per class, minimum 4 kids to attend and special attire required.

8. Miami Science Museum

Miami Science Museum

 For the little scientists, the best place to host a Birthday kids’ party would be The Miami Science Museum. Children of all ages will be able to discover variety of exhibitions: from learning about the Miami climate to discovering the nature of hurricanes and enjoying the view of a 3000-gallon Sea Lab tank with beautiful fish and bright corals. 

The Miami Science Museum offers host-assisted private parties for groups of up to 20 guests starting at $400 (extra guest for $5) for 2.5 hours. The party includes a private science demonstration, a Planetarium Show, use of the private party room, museum admission, invitations, party favors and a gift certificate for the birthday child. Food is not provided, but the Museum is happy to assist with choosing the local catering company.

9. Kendall Ice Arena

Kendall Ice Arena

For the group of active kids, who needs to keep their energy away from trouble – the best way of spending time would be hosting party at Kendall Ice Skating Arena. Beginners or pros, both kids and adults will enjoy the time spent ice skating. 

The Kendall Ice Arena features 2 ice skating rink and offers an affordable party experience. At a small price of $170 for 10 guests you’ll be able to rent the ice and a party room for 2 hours. The party includes tickets, skate rental, a meal (pizza or hot dogs) and a t-shirt for the birthday child. You may also add on an ice-skating coach for $30/half hour for children who never tried ice skating before. Additional bakery and party food menu, as well as tokens for the games, are available at a separate price and can be purchased from a party hostess.

10. Little Farm

Little Farm Petting Zoo

The Little Farm Petting Zoo in Miami offers 3-hour private kids’ parties for up to 30 children for $700 (unlimited amount of adults included). Children will enjoy use of the petting farm, pony rides, and the butterfly garden in addition to a play area, picnic tables and a gas grill. Interactive, safe and educational, this experience is perfect for small kids and their parents. Can’t come to the farm? The farm is available to come to you! Food is not provided, but allowed to bring in for the time of the party.

Miami is a perfect place to host a kids’ party. Nature is beautiful; there are many parks, museums and educational sites all over the city to choose from. Whether you got inspired and decided to choose from the options we discussed today, or prepared to host a party on your own, Magic City Wedding is here for you to help. Our team of highly qualified professionals will guide you through each step of creating a fun and memorable experience for your children and will ensure you receiving the best prices in town. Details matter, let’s do it together!

Works cited

  1. http://miami.about.com/od/familyactivities/tp/miami_birthday_parties.htm
  2. http://thelittlefarm.us/childrens-parties/
  3. http://www.dancetechstudiosmiami.com/registration.html
  4. http://miami.supersoccerstars.com/birthdays/birthday-party-request/
  5. http://www.lepetiteyouthspa.com/
  6. http://www.miamichildrensmuseum.org/exhibits/whatsnew.html
  7. http://www.jungleisland.com/index.cfm
  8. http://www.miamiseaquarium.com/Explore/Exhibits

MUSTS OF PINTEREST 2019

April 19th, 2019

3 THINGS THAT BUSINESSES WHO CREATE MOST CUSTOMERS DO REALLY

WELL :

  1. Reach for the unexpected
  2. Tell great stories
  3. Give credit where credit is due

TOP TRENDS FOR APRIL 2019 (top searches and most saved pins)

-Rebel Yellow : bold mustard yellow color, —- searches for mustard yellow +45%

-Spinning Yarns : Background Matters. People are wrapping up their walls, in fabric for a textured, artsy aesthetic —- Searches for textile art +1718%

-Geometric shapes -Tin interiors

-Paper beats paint : Bold wallpaper (tropical leaves, bright prints ) makes a big statement and breathes life into rooms big and small. —- Searches for bold print wallpaper +401%

-April is for summer pining, outdoors, outdoor activities, outdoor patio ideas.

PROMOTED PIN CAMAPINGS DO THIS THINGS:
-Use multi-product imagery
-Vertical aspect ratio pins perform better than horizontal pins

-Add text overlay to tell a better story.

-Link pin to website

2019

-Include your logo on every pin, but keep it subtle.

PINTEREST INFO

-87% of pinners bought something because of content on pinterest. -Shoppers use pinterest to guide their decision

MOST POPULAR CATEGORIES (useful when creating boards) – Architectural Styles
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HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO

March 11th, 2019


Video is more important than ever with online marketing.  A video can be used to extend the appeal of your portfolio, and provide an introduction of your firm’s services or approach.

Steps to making a video

  1. Decide the topic of your video and how you intend to transmit the message, wether it will     be via graphics or audio or a combination.
  1. Create a rough storyboard of how you plan for it to flow and write a script if you need one.
  1. Find and/or create the images and/or footage and audio you will need.
  1. Edit it together in one of the editing softwares, depending on your needs.
  1. Export it out and upload it as a social media post, ad, YouTube video, etc.

Software to create and edit video

If using a MAC you can use the app iMovie to make and edit videos.

In a Windows computer, you can use Movie Maker which can be downloaded if it is not already on your computer.

Once the video is  complete as per your liking, export the video into a file to your computer in High Definition.

To create a new project on iMovie:

Open the Projects tab on top and select create new: then select movie ( it will give you the option of creating a movie or a trailer).

Once you are on the project screen, drag in the pictures and/or clips that you will use on your video to your “Media” tab section.

You will then drag down the media as needed to create your movie.

On the top right corner, you will have your preview screen and menu. At the bottom, you can see the settings, tap on it to choose a preset theme for your video if you would like to and find one that fits your needs. These preset options will include title styles as well as transitions or backgrounds. Or you can choose No Theme and create your own.

Once the media is in its positions you can adjust the length of time the picture will be visible for  ortrim a clip form unwanted portions by stretching it or splitting portions and deleting them.

Once you click on the picture and you can see it on the preview screen, on the menu on top you have the option to adjust the picture’s color or enhance it. Once the action is completed you have to tap on the check mark on the top right corner to confirm it and save it.

Other options on this menu are to crop the image or adjust the visible portion. You may also select Ken Burns to zoom in or out from the picture as it plays.

If the segment you are working on is a clip or recording, this menu also gives you the option to stabilize the image, adjust the volume and reduce noise or adjust the speed of the clip.

Overlay filter options are also available on this menu.

You can  include audio such as a song or beat to play along with your images. You will have to drag it into the video as well and adjust its positioning. If the audio is not long enough to cover the whole movie, you can copy and paste it to repeat it, if it sounds well together.

On the top browser bar, you can find the “Titles” tab, once you click on it you can see the different titles that you can choose to include on your video, you have to edit the text and place it above the picture or time frame where you want it to show on your video. Preview and adjust as necessary.

You can also find the “Backgrounds” tab where you can find preloaded background pictures to use as title pages if they fit your theme. Or you can simply upload your own as a picture into your media tab.

On the “Transitions” tab, you will have the options to choose from different transitions between the pictures or clips to display.You can try them and test them to see how they work.

As you place the different media in its order and add titles and transitions you should preview the work to make sure it looks as you are planning to. Sometimes you have to adjust the positioning of the items.

When working with a recording or video, you have the options to split the clip and remove unwanted parts by right clicking on the item, and selecting split, then select the portion to delete, right click and select delete. 

How to upload to Youtube

  1. Open YouTube. Tap the YouTube app icon, which resembles the YouTube logo. This will open your YouTube home page if you’re logged in.
    1. If you aren’t logged into YouTube, you’ll need to select your account or enter your email address and password when prompted before proceeding.
    2. If you plan on extensively editing your video before uploading it, you may first want to transfer it to your computer and edit it there. If so, consider uploading from desktop instead.
  1. Tap the “Upload”  icon. It’s in the upper-right side of the screen. Doing so will take you to the upload page.
  1. You may have to allow YouTube access to your phone’s camera, microphone, and/or camera roll before proceeding.
  1. Select your video. Tap the video that you want to upload.
  2. Edit your video if necessary. You can edit your video’s length by tapping and dragging one of the ends of the video bar left or right, or you can change the video’s visual presentation or music by changing to the proper tab at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap NEXT. It’s in the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Add a video title and description. Type a title for your video into the “Title” box, then type a description (optional) into the text box below the title.
  1. Add appropriate hashtags or keywords.
  2. Tap UPLOAD. It’s in the top-right corner of the screen. Your video will begin to upload to YouTube.
  3. Wait for the video to finish uploading to YouTube. Once the video is live, you’ll be able to view it on your channel.

Bachelorette Pole Dance Party in Miami

October 18th, 2017

Miami is a very popular destination for Bachelorette girl gang for so many obvious reasons – everlasting sunshine, beach time, non-stop partying, shopping just to name a few, but there’s so much more Miami has to offer rather than club and bar hopping and bottles popping (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!) BUT if you are looking to surprise the bride-to-be, then you should honor her in style with the fun party at SoBe Pole dance studio, which certainly will be a night she would never forget! Pole dancing is one of the most exciting ways to tap into your sensuality and bring out the woman in you.  

Pole Dance Party

Our studio offers various packages that can suit any taste starting from only $36 per person!!!* What you should except from your Bachelorette Party with us?! Depending on a package you select you will have different options for food and beverage as well as dance style that include: pole or chair dancing, sexy lap dance or booty popping, sultry floor-work or fun twirling*, each party will include a complimentary bottle of champagne with fine chocolate and numerous Bachelorette party favors. Besides all that you are getting an unforgettable time while having a blast and creating memories with your favorite friends getting fit and sexy!! You are wondering what to wear? Put on the clothes you f eel the best in and can move freely, but we suggest that you have shorts, tank tops and socks with you! Don’t forget to grab those heels for the pictures and videos!

Bachelorette Party Bride to be at the bachelorette party in Miami

Contact our studio today to reserve your space! Our studio is conveniently located several minutes away from the South Beach in the heart of Wynwood surrounded by the most hip and exciting places to see, so you will certainly find something to do after your Bachelorette Pole Party!!!

See you soon at SoBe Pole Dance Studio!

Pole Dance Party at SoBe Pole Dance Studio pole dancing

*Terms and Conditions Apply. Call (305) 532-7171 for more information.

8 Tips How to Prepare for a Pole Dance Competition 

August 9th, 2017

No matter how many times you competed before, your time on stage might be quite stressful and nerve racking if you are not prepared. The best thing you can do to ease the anxiety before your big competition day is to make sure you are fully ready mentally and physically. Here are 8 tips to guide you through the preparation process, that might seem obvious but usually overlooked. So let’s have a look:

pole-dance-competitions

  1. DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! There is a giant list of competitions to choose from nowadays depending on your style and level. You simply cannot present your best exotic piece for a pole sport event! Read everything you can find about the competition paying close attention to rules and regulations upon music, compulsory elements, costume choice etc. Do not hesitate to ask questions and reach to the organizers if something seems unclear. 
  2. LOOK FOR THE INSPIRATION!!! Remember that the inspiration is everywhere around us, listen to various music (pandora, sportify are great tools for music), try to be creative and original selecting a track for your competition piece; read more books, watch more movies, OBSERVE!!! Be careful creating your character, take into consideration your personal abilities such as strength, flexibility and your ability to actually portrait a character. 
  3. START EARLIER!!!! Begin preparing for your competition two three months before, it will give you a chance not only include tricks and combinations you feel comfortable about, but also will give you enough time to work and perfect something new and fresh, assessing your strengths and weaknesses.
  4. CHOREOGRAPH AND BE CREATIVE!!! Today the pole world is loaded with million of moves; the most crazy tricks, gravity defying combination, insane over splits and so on. Remember that first of all you don’t have to do all of them and if you CAN do all of them, DO NOT pack your piece with every single element you have ever learned. Select carefully the trick base of your performance depending on a dance style and story you are telling. Pay close attention to transitions, avoid repetitions (there are at least 10 different ways to get into the brass monkey;);), avoid unnecessary adjustments, play with tempo and levels. 
  5. DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! Dance through the entire piece not only when you’re doing your floor work. Try to make that climb as interesting as flowy and dancey as possible. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice, help or feedback your fellow pole friends or even your pole idols on FB or instagram: pole dancers are very kind and generous while sharing their knowledge. That’s why we love our pole community so much!
  6. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS!!! Every move matters, every hand raise, every head turn, every foot position must be an inevitable part of your character! Run through, run through, run through, set a goal (for instance to run through your routine 20 times before the competition) and try to achieve it! Practice creates a habit and eliminates the possibility to forget the sequence at the stressful situation. Run through your piece without the mirrors and ask a couple of friends to watch your performance to mimic your actual time on stage.
  7. BE HEALTHY!!! Don’t forget your beauty sleep, required rest and well balanced diet to nourish your amazing body! 
  8. And finally LEARN TO ENJOY THE PROCESS!!! Do not turn the creative process into a burden, try to be yourself and follow your own path, recreating somebody’s else success is not the best idea. “Winning isn’t everything. It’s only one thing”.

GOOD LUCK! And remember you are your biggest competition!!!

By Svetlana Semenishcheva

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