Category Archives: Other Party Goodness

6 Easy Planning Tips for Pass the Parcel

6 Easy planning tips for pass the parcel

When you only need one game at a party, then Pass the Parcel is one of the best. It’s such a classic party game that’s stood the test of time, as children love both the familiarity and surprise of the parcel! The best thing is that the rules of the game are easy to learn […]

What to Bring for a Birthday Party at the Park

What to Bring for a Birthday Party at the Park

Hosting your child’s birthday party at their most favourite park or playground is a really simple idea. Parks have everything kids love – a playground, lots of open space and a place to be together with a variety of things to do. Here is a list of things you’ll need to bring from home for […]

Why don’t you do licensedware branded kids party themes?

This is one question I am asked when I am at the markets as a stallholder. What I mean by licensedware branded parties is anything that’s usually linked to a name, brand or label relating to TV, movies or the general media, such as Disney. Here’s why I don’t promote or “do” branded party themes […]

The Story Of My 10 Year Old’s Non-Cake Birthday Cake

This is the story of my 10 year old's non-cake birthday cake. Oscar celebrated his 10th birthday on the day we drove home from a holiday.

It was Oscar’s 10th birthday on the day we drove home from our first ever week long family snowboarding holiday. It was an 8 hour journey. I knew we were driving home on his birthday. I had a couple of ideas up my sleeve, although actual plans for his birthday day on the run were […]

11 Valuable Reasons Why Kids Parties at Home Are Easy

My two sons were invited to a 6 year old birthday party. It was held at a popular fast food venue. There were 27 party guests. The parents of the birthday person thought it would be easier to have the party there. They were sold on the idea that there’s no mess to clean up […]

Choc Chia Not-Really-Mousse Mousse

I’ve heard lots of good stuff about raw chia seeds but no-one could show me how to use them in cooking. This recipe was the clincher for me… only 4 ingredients with 2 preparation steps. This is my kind of recipe to make! One of the most simple and tasty birthday party foods for kids! […]

Just Wing It

Just Wing It

How can you celebrate your child’s biggest day of the year when a friends party celebration is just not possible? Here are 7 simple celebration ideas to make your child’s birthday their most memorable ever when travelling. The Experience Gift Experience birthday gifts can become one of the most enjoyable birthday celebrations for children. When we […]

The Art of Simple Birthday Cakes

The Art of Simple Birthday Cakes

Birthday Cakes Made Simple I love a bit of baking and cooking. But I find that when it comes to birthday party cakes, I run out of time to make it from scratch, then shape and decorate it according to the desired theme. This year for my 9 year old sons’ birthday, I discovered the […]

Birthdays are Special

I'm Four!

Party Ideas in a Box is all about celebrating big events in children’s lives and one of the biggest and most exciting is their birthday. There is something special about being able to count how old you are on only one hand! As a preschool teacher for numerous years, I have shared in many children’s […]

Birthday Parties at Home

Hessian Sack Race

Why having an at-home birthday party for your child is a winner! Have you ever spent many hours wondering what to do and where to have your child’s birthday party? Many children’s parties are celebrated at fast food chains, indoor play centres or the bowling alley for instance. But if you are one of those […]