How to Prepare For Your Kids Party on Ice

childrens party venue MelbourneDeciding on kids birthday party venues is no minor undertaking, especially when it’s somewhere as new and exciting as an ice skating rink. With all the factors  to take into consideration, you could easily find your hands full and your hair falling out. Thankfully, things don’t have to be this way. With the right planning, your child’s birthday can be a safe and memorable experience for everyone involved. Here are four ways you can prepare for that  special day.

Dress warm

It’s no surprise that at an ice skating rink you’re going to find ice. Not only that but they’ve got the air-conditioners running to keep that ice from melting. The room is typically kept at about 16°C, which is rather chilly, even when you are zooming around on skates. Before the party, be sure to tell your guests to bring warm clothes like beanies, gloves and warm thick socks. Put a note on the invitations about clothing or have a word with parents when they RSVP.

 

Organise activities

Once your party guests get the hang of ice skating, they’re going to be whizzing around without any rhyme or reason. While this can be a lot of fun for the little ones, it can also get a bit chaotic, leading to accidents and anarchy. Structure your event with the addition of planned activities throughout the day. These can include obstacle courses, dance routines or even a bit of ice hockey. Activities will ensure your group of kids have fun and most of all stay safe and under the guidance of a supervisor. Ask your venue about ideas and props to use.

 

Get a party Planner

While you may like to organise the party yourself, there’s always the option of getting the venue to plan the party for you. Kids party venues are expert at organising events so they know exactly what to consider and when. They can prepare delicious healthy meals while taking those worrisome dietary requirements into consideration, and they can even give your guests an introductory lesson at the start of the day. Ice skating around Melbourne needn’t be a stressful experience – these professionals can see to a day that is fun and memorable for all.

What are dermal fillers?

When opting for dermal fillers in Melbourne, do choose a reputable clinic.
When opting for dermal fillers in Melbourne, do choose a reputable clinic.

Hollywood is not the only place to get dermal fillers, Melbourne is a second home to the cosmetic procedure which can take years off your face.

Also known as an injectable filler or cosmetic filler, a filler is an injection of a soft tissue into the face to fill in wrinkles, giving the appearance of youth.

Fillers are eventually absorbed by the body, so they are ideal for a relatively temporary lift to the face and are a less drastic alternative to surgery. The effect of a filler fades over about six months.

A dermal filler is received via injection, and as such it should be administered by a doctor. You can obtain either natural or synthetic fillers; for best results, a natural biological tissue is used. Fillers can be used not only for the skin, but also for filling out lips. You can also subtly change the shape of your face with strategic use of fillers.

Many people opt for a fat transfer. This kills two birds with one stone: fat is removed from an undesirable area, and transplanted under the skin. This is also a safe option, as there is no risk of an allergic reaction to your own tissue. Eventually, the fat is safely re-absorbed by the body.

If you are fearful of injections, worry not, as a local anaesthetic is generally used on the face for the procedure, which takes about half an hour. An alternative to the fat transfer is an implant under the skin, which is inserted using a small incision.

One final word of advice when seeking out dermal fillers in Melbourne– do take pains to choose a reputable clinic. No doubt you have heard horror stories of backyard cosmetologists injecting unsuitable materials into their unwitting patients. Put safety first and only go to a well-trained doctor with experience in injectable fillers.

What is a cosmetic peel?

cosmetic mask at spa salon
cosmetic mask at spa salon

Lately, it seems that everyone and their dog is getting a chemical peel, Melbourne being such an image-conscious city. Note, we were joking about the dog, we think it is cruel to subject your pet to beauty treatments. However, it is just as cruel to subject your pet to seeing your skin in such a poor state.

Perhaps you have seen people with skin looking like new and have wondered how you can get similar results. Or, maybe you have heard of chemical peels but are not sure what exactly a chemical peel entails. A chemical peel changes the appearance of your skin, minimising scars, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and sun damage. Today, we are going to inform you exactly what a chemical peel involves.

Firstly, not all chemical peels are the same. Different combinations of ingredients can be used for different skin conditions, or to achieve different results. We recommend discussing which peel is right for you with your cosmetic doctor.

A chemical peel may sounds scary, but it is essentially exfoliation. Perhaps you have exfoliated mechanically in the past, which involves rubbing your skin with a hard brush to remove dead skin cells. A chemical peel has this same effect, but achieves the result chemically, as the name would suggest. The old skin is lifted away, leaving a smooth and supple layer of skin underneath. Depending on the type of acid used, different peels penetrate to different extents.

When you go to get a chemical peel, the skin doctor will apply a solution to your face, much like a face mask that you may use at home. However, the more potent ingredients should never be attempted at home or by amateurs. After the time is up, a neutralising solution will be applied to the skin. Finally, the peel will be washed off.

If you are looking to get a facial peel in Melbourne, our best advice is to choose a reputable clinic in which you will be seen by a qualified doctor.

What is ice skating?

What is ice skating?
What is ice skating?

If you do not know how to ice skate, you probably have never thought deeply about ice skating and its long and illustrious history. Today, we are going to learn all about ice skating, and share some advice for your first ice skating expedition.

Hopefully you are familiar with roller skating, which is a form of ambulation in which the skater achieves motion due to small wheels attached to the undersides of their shoes. Skating is faster than walking, and is typically undertaken as a recreational activity rather than a utilitarian form of transport. Ice skating is similar, except the wheels on the shoe are replaced with a sharp blade, and the motion occurs on a surface of ice.

Ice skating can be done outdoors, either on a natural lake which has frozen over, or on an artificial ice surface. In Australia, ice skating is generally an indoor activity, with specially constructed rinks containing a large iced area for skaters to travel around in laps.

A number of sporting activities has emerged as offshoots of ice skating, including figure skating and ice hockey. For the most part, ice skating is enjoyed by amateurs by skating in a forwards direction, completing laps around a rink.

It is a good idea to get ice skating lessons if you are wobbly on your feet. As an absolute beginner, you will want to know the basics of how to move forwards safely, and how to stop. There are several different techniques to stopping. As a beginner, your first stopping move is the T-stop, in which you turn one skate perpendicular to the other.

Our best ice skating tip is to dress appropriately. You will be on the ice, so dress warmly. Cover up as much of your body as possible. Gloves are essential. You also need to be aware of safety. If you are clumsy, you may want to don some safety gear.