Dad & Us: It’s a Wrap!

It’s a wrap for Dad & Us, the event that celebrated fathers and families on 2nd June 2018. Keeping to our philosophy of creating community involvement programmes that are simpler, smaller, and more meaningful, Dad & Us, aimed to bring different age groups together through interactive art, play, fitness, and through food. Each of our events promotes giving back to the community as well, and this event supported the migrant workers (through TWC2) and animals (through ACRES and Animal SOS).

June is special for fathers, so this event’s theme was dedicated to them. We would like to thank Families for Life and Dads for Life for endorsing the event, and huge thanks to our vendors, venue partner, supporters and partcipants for being part of our effort to bring families and comunities together.

We conceptualise and manage meaningful, interactive events to suit client’s requirements too. Contact us at littleeventssg@gmail.comto know more about bringing this concept to your organisation.

Presenting moments from Dad & Us

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Dad & Us: The Line Up!

Hello, and we are excited! With just one week to go for the Dad & Us event, our office is abuzz with activities.

Celebrating fathers and families is a worthy activity in itself, and it has become more so, with our many partner collaborations and with the help of some unconditional community support. We thank Families for Life and Dads for Life for their endorsement and a big thank you to all our partners and collaborators!

The Line Up

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Muay Thai Family Fitness by Neue Fit @11.30 am
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Talent Showdown (Dad & Kid edition) Registration is on! (Walk-in performance is allowed too)
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Children’s Interactive Art & Play by The Party Elves

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Family Colouring: A huge thanks to scribolo.com and artist Ziyue Chen for this giant colouring poster of Singapore!
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Sneak Peek at the goodie bag: Free samples of perfume from Singapore Memories.
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Stand Up Comedy Act by Siva
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Health Awareness Talk by KTT: The physician & therapist will be demonstrating simple and quick methods to relieve and prevent common illnesses among children such as flu, cough, fever and digestive system that parents can try out at home. Happening @ 12.45
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Dad2Dad Charity Gift Drive: We are collecting gifts for dads (transient workers) who are away from home. Drop your gifts at the TWC2 booth. Gift Wish List – International Phone Cards, Basic Essentials Kit ( shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste), new shirt/ pants etc.
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Food and beverage by Myra’s

We have more activities and booths at Dad & Us. Come join us!

Please register  here

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Dad & Us

We are celebrating Father’s Day!

Here’s what you can expect at Dad & US:

  • Food & Beverages: Look out for some delicious food stalls.Whether you have arrived ravenous, or are simply peckish, there’s something for you.
  • Interactive Play: There will be multiple art & play stations for the kids. This booth is brought to you by the experts in Children’s play.
  • Stand Up Comedy Show: And now that’s something for the parents, especially for the dads.
  • Talent Showdown: We hope that dads and kids will bond over the Talent Show. There are no rules, except that you must enjoy yourself. So, if you are a Dad & Kid(s) team , please register here
  • Retail Therapy: That always feels good. So, come with the cash.
  • Music & Movement: We have slots for dance jam and family fitness. Get ready to groove and do dress comfortably.
  • It’s Good to Know: We have Awareness Talks by Voluntary Welfare Organisations.
  • Dad2Dad Charity Gift Drive: We are initiating a charity gift drive for the dads who don’t have their families with them. This is in collaboration with the organisation, Transient Workers Count Too. We are collecting Father’s Day gifts for the transient workers. These dads have a wish list, and they include, International calling card (to call home) and the basic amenities (toothbrush, soap, shaving kit etc). Shirts, shoes, and shorts are welcome too. So, if you have a gift to donate, please drop it at our Dad2Dad Gift Booth between 11 am to 5 pm.
  • Door Gifts: We love goodie bags, and so we are handing them to you. Free.

There are a lot more exciting things planned, and there’s something for everyone. So, Follow the Event for more updates. Meanwhile, do register here

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Dad & Us is endorsed by Families for Life SG. To find out more about Families for Life SG, click here

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Giving Back as a Society

The act of ‘giving back’ is not only advocated by religions, philosophers and philanthropists, but even scientists and psychologists confirm that giving back is beneficial for people on both sides of the act.

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Benefits of giving back

  1.  Research shows that people who have a purpose in life sleep better. A purpose outside yourself is good not only for your mental health, but also for your physical health.
  2. Giving back or volunteering  in anyway, increases wellbeing and enhances self-esteem. In simple words, it has a feel-good factor and many people report a “high” from volunteering that is comparable to the “high” you get from exercising.
  3. Volunteering or giving back can help fight depression.
  4. Giving back to the community increases the feeling of belongingness and makes people more empathetic and inclusive. They understand others better.
  5. Giving back helps you to grow as a person and it feels good to be able to make a difference.
  6. Giving back as a family, allows parents to lead by example and inculcates in the kids, the values like gratefulness, social responsibilities, and an appreciation of each other.
  7. Organisations that give back to the community are often perceived as companies that care, and are looked upon as the ‘Employer of Choice.’
  8. Giving back allows you to repay the kindness that you may have received from society and strangers at any point of your life.

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Reach out to Little Events to know how you can be part of events and programmes that give back to the community.

 

 

For the Daddies

pexels-photo-105952.jpegFather’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children. Although it is celebrated on different dates worldwide, most countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June.

We think it’s time for the dads to get their dues! So, this June we, at Little Events, are gathering the community to celebrate dads.

 Mark your calendar for the 2nd of June. Dads, moms, families, kids, teens, grandparents, friends & neighbours, we have something for everyone.

There will be food, yes, lots of it, and there will be crafts, fun activities and cute little things that you can buy. Stay tuned to know more!

Admission: Free

To participate: Vendors/ service providers, do email us at littleeventssg@gmail.com

Meanwhile, here are some fun facts on Father’s Day.

  • Experts believe the word “dad” dates back to the 16 century.
  • Neckties are the most popular gift for Father’s Day
  •  In Australia, the first Sunday of September is observed as Father’s Day, while Finnish people celebrate the holiday on the second Sunday of November. In Thailand, Father’s Day is observed on Dec. 5.
  •  Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, is credited with starting Father’s Day after hearing a sermon on Mother’s Day. Dodd wanted to honour her father William Jackson Smart, a widower who raised six children on his own.

     

 

The Increased Importance of Community Events

Our society has been marked by the digital revolution, and this has resulted in many sociocultural changes. The prime one is in the way we interact with each other. There is an increased focus on individual and a decline in the way we interact as a community. However, individuation does not mean isolation, and we still benefit immensely when we share resources, ideas, and a meaningful bond. Community events have always played an important role in bringing people together, however, in the current times, their benefits have increased manifolds.

Benefits of Events

1) For the community: Community events and festivals are important for the good health of the communities. They assist in developing an understanding of each other and increase the spirit of camaraderie. Community events also help in developing a shared identity. In general, community and family events promote a society that is pro-family, benevolent, and inclusive.

2) For the Individuals: Events provide great opportunities to meet like-minded people, to network face-to-face, and to get involved in the community. Events are great mood uplifters and provide a good old fashioned way of having fun. Meaningful events also provide opportunities to volunteer, to gain skills or knowledge, and to meet mentors in the neighbourhood.

3) For the organisations: According to The Content Marketing Institute’s 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends, 75% of B2B marketers listed “in-person events” as their top marketing tactic, above even blogging and social media. This is no surprise, as events provide brand exposure, increase foot traffic and sales, help in reaching a targeted audience, gives a chance to interact with customers, and help to boost local SEO campaign. An event is also a perfect way for organisations to launch a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative or incorporate socially responsible practices.

 

 

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The Journey Begins

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Events bring people together. They create a feeling of well being, provide networking opportunities, and give a chance to bond with the community. Events also bring down barriers, and allow us to create a society that’s more inclusive. We have begun a journey to do just that!

Little Events, the company, loves all things local, and aims to create enriching and experiential opportunities to bring people together. We take great pride in organising events that are smaller, simpler, and meaningful. So, whether it is a local crafts bazaar, an art gathering, a parenting fair,  educational event or a CSR corporate event, we keep it warm and informal.

We are always on the lookout for like-minded people to collaborate with. So, reach out to us if you are a vendor, service provider, venue provider or a corporation looking for a customised event. Currently, we are looking for home grown brands and family focused serviced providers. Do contact us at littleeventssg@gmail.com.

See you around!

(Little Events operates from Singapore)