Top 10 Group Events in Mississauga This Summer

Summer is rapidly approaching, the weather is getting warmer, and once again families and friends are looking for great ways to get together and have some fun.  There are numerous group events in Mississauga happening all around this summer that are great for the very young and the young at heart.

What could be better on a summer day that a pile of Ribs, all the food that can be eaten and drinks galore?  Well Celebration Square has just ticket for a group event – RibFest!  The singers are great, the food is amazing, and the fun is unlimited for everyone in the family.

When planning a group event for the kids, Super Science has some amazing hands-on workshops that are specifically designed for kids in a variety of ages.  Whether it’s a daycare program, YMCA group, or Scouting program, Super Science has some wonderful programs for kids between the ages of five and 12.  Check out their web site and see what they have schedule for each week and get the kids together for a fun afternoon – just don’t tell them it will be educational!

People of every ages loves it when the Shrine Circus comes to town.  This is a renowned family circus that is coming into their 251st season.  Adults will fondly remember their first time at the circus and will have even more fun taking the kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews to their first circus.  Regardless of the ages, the Circus is great fun for everyone plus the animals are amazing and always treated with the utmost in love and kindness.  It’s not just the animals that thrills audiences, it’s the acrobatics and aerial shows that will amaze and astonish even the seasoned circus—goer.  From one to 91, everyone has fun at the Circus!

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Have a group of friends who enjoy Bird watching?  Join the Bird Watching Hikes from Saddington Park in Mississauga throughout the summer.  The hikes are great exercise for the entire family and it’s always a treat for the kids to learn about the wide variety of birds which are indigenous to the area and the ones who are just visiting for the summer.  It’s a great activity for the entire family.

Another great way for a group of family and friends to spend a day together at the Playdium – the Ultimate place to play because it’s a winner of the best interactive entertainment for children in the area.  Their entertainment areas include go carts, miniature golf, baseball dome, bumper cars, water wars, and video games for everyone.  They offer discount tickets for large groups, birthday, and corporate events, and their 40,000 square foot indoor complex makes it terrific for everyone regardless of the outside weather.

Most people enjoy summer plays, concerts, museums, or getting out for a relaxing day at a park with a picnic and friends.  There’s plenty of activities to go around where the entire family can have fun at the zoo, a theme park, or any of the numerous events in town.

Boys Birthday Party Ideas

Boys are overcharged, have lots of energy to waste and can get easily bored. But birthdays are special for boys and you just have to mention it to see the twinkle of excitement in their eyes. You can make that day even more special and memorable by just putting a little more effort into it. To entertain this battalion of little mischief-makers, you can get the party packed with fun.

Here are a few boys birthday party ideas that you can go for this summer for your son’s birthday party.

Heroes theme party

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Boys love to play heroes and rescuers of maids in distress. From firefighters and cops to pilots and marines, the whole idea of completing an impossible mission will get them started. And of course, one can always have a costume party with guests, both boys and girls, dressed as their favorite super heroes – Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, etc. You can have a cake in the shape of your boy’s favorite super hero and have super hero symbol icing on your cup cakes. Be creative with the invites as well; for example, go for super hero mask invites or pop-up invites. Comic books make great decoration and return-gift wrapping material. Color theme for the party has to be dark – red, black, dark shades of blue and green.  For snacks, combine junk with super foods to balance it out! As for games, have a mask making

Camping theme party

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Children love to be outdoors and having a birthday party with elements of camping thrown in is sure to be a hot favorite with all of them. You can plan it as a late evening party or even a sleep over; however, starting while there is still light outside will give the kids some time to play a few fun games as well. You will need to buy or rent some small tents that can be easily put up. Come evening and you can start the bonfire and a barbeque dinner followed by dancing to the boys’ favorite music. Some great games and activities for an outdoor party are darts, ten-pin bowling, wheel barrow racing, or depending on their age, target shooting with air guns, of course under your watchful eyes.

Pirates theme party

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Heroes are great, but pirates, they are in a different league altogether! Let the kids have their very own pirate party with the birthday boy playing Capt. Jack Sparrow! Mention the theme in your invitation (perhaps a message in a bottle or a scull or pirate ship shaped card) and have a changing room for guests where they can perfect each other’s pirate looks, apart from their own. Make sure your boy has the pirate accessories like the eye patch, skull bead necklace, tattoos, scarf or hat and an earring for his outfit and help him get the pirrrrrate accent right! For inspiration, you can refer to any number of pirate movies – from Treasure Island to Pirates of the Caribbean. For décor, try to make a cardboard pirate ship and paint it like the Black Pearl! Don’t forget the crossbones symbol on the ship’s flag. You can place the ship as a centerpiece on the table if it isn’t too huge; else you can put it in side of the room. Some other tidbits must for your decorations are: net, gold and silver chocolate coins, toy swords and shield, sea shells, and a toy parrot. For snacks, you can have sea food or at least those that are shaped like it. Make fresh watermelon or any red fruit juice for the blood effect.

Bowling in Etobicoke

Bowling is a sport that is well loved by people of all age groups. And why not? It’s a lot of fun besides being a good exercise. It strengthens the muscles in arms, chest and legs and boosts heart fitness. Whether you are with friends, family or on a date, bowling together is a great way to bond. And if you are in Etobicoke, Toronto, Planet Bowl is just the place to be. Be it an hour of bowling in Etobicoke with friends or snacking, Planet Bowl is sure to exceed your expectations.

Events and Parties

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Planet Bowl is also an excellent venue for holding events. With three spacious private party rooms, modern facilities and fully functional kitchen, it is the perfect choice for holding birthday parties, corporate events, group events, family celebrations, wedding rehearsal dinners, etc. You can also choose rooms according to the number of guests you are expecting. The birthday package includes an hour of bowling for the guests. For group events Planet Bowl’s huge experience in holding all types of parties successfully ensures a hiccup-free event.

Bowling League

Joining Planet Bowl’s bowling league is a perfect way to stay physically active and healthy in a fun way regardless of your age, however, it is especially good for children who otherwise end up spending a lot of time in front of the television, playing videogames or simply surfing the web. Moreover, it provides a platform for children and youngsters to socialize and make friends and also instills a competitive spirit in them. League games in Planet Bowl are held only once a week, and include three games.  Adults can be a part of the League as well and special discounts are available for group or corporate bookings.

Orbit Café

All that striking and rolling is sure to make you hungry and Planet Bowl’s Orbit Café has the answer – Choose from a juicy chicken wing, a large pizza, Nachos, pasta, fajita or Mediterranean food. If you have a sweet tooth, indulge in mini pastries or pick from its fresh fruit display.

Cosmic/X-treme Bowling

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Apart from 10-pin bowling, Planet Bowl is also the best Cosmic Bowling venue in Etobicoke. Played under dim light with glowing lasers dancing all around you and loud music in the background, Cosmic Bowling can be an “other-worldly” experience and hence, the name. If you are new to bowling or introducing your kids to it, this experience is likely to hook you to the sport. Kids especially enjoy it and are awed by the illuminated bowling pins and balls, not to mention the fluorescent lights on their bodies and clothes. In fact, Cosmic Bowling as a part of your kid’s birthday party or celebrations with friends can be a great idea.

The selection of Planet Bowl as the official bowling venue for Pan Am 2015 reflects its reputation as one of the best bowling venues in the area. Come summer 2015 and the place will play host to this International Bowling Tournament with players from all of Americas and Caribbean.

Girls Birthday Party Ideas

Everyone deserves to celebrate in style the one day in the whole year that is truly theirs – their birthday. Birthdays are even more special for kids who begin the countdown months before and are super excited by the time their birthday actually arrives. And if it’s a girl’s birthday, well, think pretty dresses and matching accessories that make them look and feel like the princesses from fairy tales that they so adore. So if you are planning a birthday party for your little girl or , why not have a theme for it that will make the day even more memorable for her and for her guests!

Here are some fun girls birthday party ideas to help you along:

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Bring in your daughter’s birthday with her favorite characters: Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Dora, Princess Sofia, Alice, Cinderella, etc. You can send printed theme-based invites and ask your guests to dress up as your chosen character or if you are having a “dress up as your favorite character” party, ask everyone to just add an accessory that would help others identify which character they are dressed as. You can have theme-based cake, snacks and decoration for the venue. If you have chosen characters like Mickey and Donald, you can probably plan a Mickey Mouse Club House Party with a cartoon-quiz or a treasure hunt thrown in.

Girlie Fun Party

If it’s an all-girls party, let your little Divas (age group 5-7) have some girlie fun with a Barbie theme. In your invitation, ask each of your daughter’s friends to bring their favorite doll with a dress. You can plan activities around the dolls; they can wash the doll’s hair using mild shampoo, give them a new hairstyle (you can have a competition around it) and dress them up. This may seem like a little messy but you can ask each girl to use the bathroom sink one by one and tie a pink apron while they give the dolls a wash. Make sure you are present to supervise the process though. You can also add elements of a tea party to the event; take out your daughter’s toy tea set for the dolls and serve tea and tiny biscuit-based attractive snacks to the guests. Play Aqua’s I’m a Barbie Girl and other tracks for girls to dance on. All of this can be followed by the cake cutting with a Barbie-shaped cake or at least a cake with a pretty pink icing. For return gifts, you can have a small nail-art set or Barbie Pink nail polishes, or other such gifts as per your budget.

Garden Theme

When the weather is just right, planning a garden party can be loads of fun for everyone involved. Ask everyone to have a head gear in the form of a butterfly, ladybug, caterpillar, birds or even flowers or any other creepy-crawly they are likely to encounter in a garden! This theme is perfect when you have both girls and boys as guests for the party. Try to be creative and have theme based colorful bug topping for your snacks (easy to achieve with cookies, bread and cup cakes) as well as the cake. You can have a small quiz where children have to guess the names of insects, birds and flowers based on clues.

Tips On How To Make A Birthday Party With A Princess Theme

Which little girl doesn’t love the beautiful princesses in the fairy tales that her parents read to her at bedtime and doesn’t end up imagining herself as one in all her dreams? Go ahead and make her dreams come true by planning a princess birthday party on her special day. From throwing a tea party a la Princess Sofia of Disney to playing the fairy god mother, everything can be achieved to your little one’s satisfaction with some great planning, creativity, and of course, a little advice from us.

Here are a few tips on how to make a birthday party with a princess theme

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Décor: Keep the major color theme as pink, lavender or purple (after all, isn’t it the color purple associated with royalty). Use plain cloth in any of these colors as table cloth or to drape your sofa. Buy some princess party decoration material like crowns, ribbons, beautiful candelabras and vases for decorating tables. Set the table in small princess themed cups and saucers and theme-based tissues.

Costume: Now costumes are a really important part of any princess party. Make sure you get the grandest party gown with dazzling stone embellishments for your daughter. With all her guests turning out in their finest gowns, you’d want the birthday girl to stand out and make an impression. Accessorize her dress with artificial jewelry and a sparkling clutch; however, make sure that she’s comfortable in her dress. Perhaps it’s better to have a rehearsal a couple of days ahead of the party and make any required alterations beforehand. And yes, don’t forget the crown (or tiara)!

Games and Activities: Though there are a lot of princess party games available in the market, you can also create some simple ones on your own. For example, you could have a Princess Quiz with questions based on Disney princesses and fairy tale princesses. Depending on the age group, you can also ask each guest to give clues to a fairy tale and others can guess the name. Another great idea is treasure hunting. Give a twist to it by making the guests look for Cinderella’s glass slippers or perhaps a ring or a crown. If you have the budget for it, you can get a tattoo expert to do temporary princess-theme tattoos for each of the guests. You can also look for online printable material for games like Kiss the Frog, Make your princess story, etc.

Snacks and Cake: Like everything else, the snacks too should reflect your chosen theme. You can have fairy cakes with enticing toppings, edible jewelry, crown shaped sandwiches, fruit wands, colorful fruit drinks and cakes in the shape of a castle, princess or a crown.

Return gifts: If you are going to play fairy god mother or get someone else to do it for you, make sure you have enough chocolates and other small gifts to give out to the children. Be a little imaginative in playing the part, you may want a fancy for yourself as well!

Preparing in advance is the key to having a successful birthday party and while you are at it, be sure to send out hand-crafted customized invitation cards to all your daughter’s royal friends!

Team Trials Tournament CLOSURES FOR PUBLIC BOWLING May 15th – May 19th

Planet Bowl will be hosting the Team Trials Tournament for the Team Canada Roster at the Pan-Am Games! As a result of this there will be closures to the public:

From Thursday May 15th to Monday May 19th; Planet Bowl will be closed from 8AM until approximately 6PM (pending delays for the tournament).

Sorry for the inconvenience to anyone affected and good luck to all the participants!

TO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am


Five Pin Bowling in Mississauga

Five Pin Bowling is one of those great sports for the whole family.  From the little preschoolers to grandma and grandpa, this is a great family activity, and Mississauga has an excellent assortment of bowling centers.

Park Royal Family Fun Centre

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Park Royal Family Fun Centre is a bowling centre where no matter what the weather is outside it’s always fun and a great place to be inside.  Park Royal has accommodation for kid’s parties, as well as parties for groups and companies.  Families have a special price of up to one hour of play for up to six people and a family fun pass that allows all six to play for two hours for one set price.   They also offer leagues for every age group.  This center is located at 2425 Truscott Drive and are open from 5:00pm to 9:00pm Monday through Wednesday, noon to 10:0pm Thursday and Friday, and 10:00am to 10:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Planet Bowl

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Another great bowling centre is the Planet Bowl is one of the best choices for Five Pin Bowling in Mississauga because, not only do they have great lanes, they have the facilities to host parties for companies, schools, and even family reunions.  Their bowling leagues range from leagues for the kiddos to mixed leagues for adults and even Seniors get into the game with a league all their own.  With 48 lanes, the Orbit Café, and an excellent Pro Shop for a full range of balls, shoes, and bags, Planet Bowl is the place everyone loves for good fun and a great time with family and friends.  Planet Bowl is listed as one of the top seven places in Mississauga for kid’s birthday parties.  Planet Bowl is located at 5555 Eglinton Ave West and is open from 10:00am to midnight Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 2:00am Friday, 9:00am to 2:00 am Saturday, and 9:00am to midnight on Sundays.

Centre Bowl

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Centre Bowl also offers five pin bowling and has special events packages for birthdays, reunions, or other special events to get a group of family and friends together for an afternoon or evening of good fun.  They offer group specials that range from two hours of bowling, which includes shoe rental, pizza, and drinks, to a bowling party that can accommodate up to five lanes and 30 people at a group discounted price.  They also have a variety of leagues that meet in the daytime, evening, and some just on weekends.  Centre Bowl is located at 4300 Cawthra Road and is open from 4:00pm to 10:00pm on Monday, noon to 10:00pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00am to 10:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Each site offers a lot of great fun, and reservations can be easily made by calling at any time during regular business hours.   Everyone knows that bowling is good clean fun where families and friends can get together, laugh, and just enjoy having a great time with one another while getting some exercise and enjoying an all-around fun sport.  Grab the family and friends and go Five Pin Bowling in Mississauga.

10 Best Birthday Cakes of All Time

 

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Are you celebrating your birthday? Have you just been promoted and sharing the joy with friends? Well, whatever is the event, no party is complete without a delicious cake. However, a cake that tastes good is not enough for the guests and you want something more. So what is it that makes the cake incredible, yummy and the look of it would make you want to devour it? For one, the cake should be beautifully decorated. For example, kids love to have chocolates. On their birthday parties you can order a cake that is decorated with chocolates and gems. However, adults would like to go for something more subtle. Vanilla or strawberry cakes decorated in the shape of burgers or rugby balls would look awesome. Now all you have to do is blow out the candles and make a wish! Here’s our list of our favourite 10 best birthday cakes of all time! With cakes so yummy we wish every day is our birthday.

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Top 10 Outfits for Cosmic Bowling

 

 

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Cosmic bowling is a fun activity where you not only have fun while bowling, but you also wear geeky clothes and strike a disco pose. Offered by several bowling centers, cosmic bowling is done under neon lights with loud music. So get ready for the adventure!

“What should I wear during cosmic bowling” is one question many people ask. For one, forget your traditional clothes. Cosmic bowlers wear glow in the dark fluorescent shirts coupled with similar types of shoes and jewelry. Some even go as far as wearing glow in the dark headbands, lipsticks and nail polishes. Basically you have to dress louder than the music. If you don’t have these types of clothes and accessories, wear a lot of white.  Girls can wear white v-neck shirt with a bright blue tank top would also look great. With the right clothing on, you will be able to enjoy Cosmic Bowling thoroughly!

Here are the top 10 outfits for cosmic bowling:

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Top 5 Ways To Celebrate Company Success

It is a well-accepted fact that any company owes its success to its people. Yes, technology and other factors play a part but people, at all levels; are the actual driving force behind innovations, output, sales, customer delight, revenue, profits, growth and any other parameter of success one can think of! And this is what makes celebrating company success with those who have carved it and giving credit where it’s due is so important.

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Let’s discuss some great ways to celebrate your company success with your employees

  1. A culture of celebration: Make celebrating a part of your organizational culture. Success should not be measured quarterly or annually. Great organizations make success a habit and do not wait for months to celebrate. Rather, they celebrate even small successes with small gestures like ordering a cake or a pizza for the team or having monthly allowances that allows each manager or departmental head to reward exceptional performance.
  2. Start a tradition: Starting a tradition around every milestone that a company reaches is another great idea. It can be something as simple as ringing a bell for every target achieved to having a monthly town hall to celebrate success and reward those who have played an important role in it in the presence of all employees. Another tradition that can make employees feel honored and an important part of the organization success is a date with the CEO. This can be a true learning experience for individual achievers and inspire others to do better too.
  3. Throw a fun party: Nothing excites people more than a well planned, fun party. If you are celebrating a huge achievement or an anniversary, make sure people realize the importance of that event. How about throwing this party in a bowling arena? Bowling is a fun activity and people would love to come to attend it. Build up enough hype around the party through posters and pre-party events. Create fun e-mail invitations for employees clearly mentioning the party theme, encourage employees to come up with individual and team performances, confirm if the venue has a dance area, make proper arrangements for food and drinks, and ensure attendance of top brass for R&R. The idea is to create an opportunity for employees for letting their hair down and having some fun after months of hard work.
  4. Plan team activities: Plan team outings and activities that help in building trust and bonding between team members. Planning a weekend rafting or sailing trip or an evening out bowling or playing pool presents an excellent opportunity to combine team building with celebrating performance.
  5. Giving time off: Not many top honchos will approve of it, but the fact remains that employees do sacrifice a lot of personal time to keep the company’s flag flying high. Getting some time to spend with family and friends is one of the best ways of celebrating success. We are not talking a full-fledged vacation here; even a half-day off combined with movie tickets or discount coupons will greatly lift employee morale. After all, organization’s success is also employee’s success and celebrating it with family makes it even more special!

While there are many other ways to celebrate your company’s success, the ones mentioned above are most popular. Everybody loves to enjoy, and what better way than to celebrate it with your employees.