August 3, 2012

Make the Most out of a Kids Disco with Prizes and Games

Posted By Vernon Francis

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The only thing we’ll ask you to provide on the day of the kids disco will be some Prizes for us to give out to the winners of any activities we’re doing.

Prizes are a sure-fire way of keeping the attention of kids throughout the Disco.

You can spend as little or as much as you like on Prizes, but a multi-bag or two of fun-size Mars-bar or Haribo type sweets is usually more than sufficient.

We will give out whatever you supply us with as Prizes- but around 2 mini Prizes per child is probably a good number to aim for.

If you’d prefer us not to give out sweets, then things like Medals, Pencils and Fun Stationary or Stickers are a good alternative.

In most cases, lots of small Prizes or sweets (plenty to go around) certainly works better than spending the same amount on a fewer number of ‘larger’ Prizes.

This is to ensure that there are enough prizes to go round and to enable everybody to win something.
We will always do our best to make sure every young child wins at least one Prize!

You may also wish to consider wrapping up a ‘pass-the-parcel’ or two for younger kids.
This is a guaranteed hit with children aged up to about 6Yrs, but for 6 or 7Yr olds, always ask if they do or don’t like the idea of this Game. To make life easy for us, it’s a great idea to colour-code the wrappings if the Prizes inside are aimed at Boys or Girls… and always try to make the last wrapper distinctive.
If you have a larger number of kids attending, then this game can be time-consuming, so it can be a great idea to wrap 2 separate Parcels and we’ll have them both going round (usually one in each direction) at the same time.
Alternatively, we can have a Boys Circle and a Girls Circle if you have fairly equal numbers attending.

I’ll recommend at least 2 mini prizes per child for us to be able to give prizes out constantly and to help us keep the kids’ attention!… E.g. 25 kids, at least 50 Prizes (2 x 25 bags of Sweets / Stickers etc.

Providing bigger ‘Main’ prizes is completely optional.
If you want to supply some bigger ‘Main’ prizes this is up to you, but there is no need to supply anything more than plenty of sweets or mini-prizes.

A good place to look for ‘Main’ prizes is the local “99p” or “Pound Shop”!

We can give out Main Prizes (if supplied) at any time for any winners of anything we’re doing.
Iif we don’t have any ‘Main’ prizes, we can give out Mini-Prizes in exactly the same way and for the same things… as in most cases the fact that they’ve ‘Won’ normally more than over-shadows the actual prize itself!

As a guide for you, we’ll probably get through between 2 and 5 games at a typical Kids Disco. We can give out a sweet or a Main Prize for Game or Competition Winners or as a Spot Prize for any reason and at any time.

Ideas for Main prizes include the Best Dressed Boy / Girl, the Best Boy / Girl Dancer, Best / Loudest Boy / Girl Singer of the day, the Boy / Girl who’s been ‘trying the hardest’…. etc.

If you’d like to supply main prizes then between 4 and 10 Main Prizes might be a good number to suggest.

We’ll find ways of giving out whatever you’ve given us to hand out as Prizes.

We can supply Prizes for a small charge if you so wish- please contact me if you’d like us to supply Prizes.

About Vernon Francis

I run City Nights Disco, a team of DJs serving South England with mobile discos, and I deal personally with allocating you a DJ, but not just any DJ, it will be the RIGHT DJ for you and for the type of party you’re having. We’ve been operating over 25 years and growing all of the time, and all of our DJs have one thing in common, we all love a GREAT PARTY!

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