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The Most Enjoyable Kids Christmas Books to Share

I’ve been reading kids Christmas books to children aloud for over 20 years as an early childhood teacher. And as a Mum of 2 boys, sharing a good Christmas story is a seasonal favourite. These are a collection of my best-loved stories that I know are the most enjoyable kids Christmas books to share as […]

How Do You Do Elf On The Shelf?

How Do You Do Elf On The Shelf?

Ideas for a Good, Friendly Scout Elf I often hear people talk about their elf on the shelf as an elf that gets up to a load of mischief. Now that our elf, the beautifully named Chickazeet has been with us for a couple of years, it’s exhausting as a parent to come up with […]

Our Christmas Elf on the Shelf

Our Christmas Elf on the Shelf

What is This Elf on a Shelf Idea About? I was inspired by the idea of the Elf on the Shelf at my son Otto’s daycare. Much to the delight of Otto, the elf would appear in a different spot every day. Because of that, Chickazeet, our familys’ elf on the shelf, arrived in our […]

Does the Birthday Boy or Girl Win the Main Prize of Pass the Parcel?

Is there an unspoken rule about who wins the main prize?

Is there an unspoken rule about who wins the main prize? Pass the Parcel is one of those classic party games that you either embrace or steer clear. Many variations of the game have evolved over the generations. With so many alternatives on how to play the game, it can easily be destined for the […]

Jade’s 9 Year Old Unicorn Party

Jade’s 9th Birtdhay Unicorn Party at her house neatly came together in a two week timeframe. This is how 13 children (11 girls and 2 boys) were entertained for a 3 hour afternoon party. The unpredictable weather meant that the planned party games were adaptable for an indoor or outdoor party. They played 4 structured party games mixed in with general playing.

Jade’s 9 year old unicorn party at her house neatly came together in a two week timeframe. This is how 13 children (11 girls and 2 boys) were entertained for a 3 hour afternoon party. The unpredictable weather meant that the planned party games were adaptable for an indoor or outdoor party. They played 4 […]

Our Half Birthday Conversation

Our half birthday conversation was started by my 8 year old. We’ve never celebrated half-birthdays in our family, so this is a randomly new idea.

Our Half Birthday Conversation Our dinner table conversation starter, kicked off by my 8 year old son Otto: “For my half-birthday, can I go to an arcade games place with all my friends?” We’ve never celebrated half-birthdays in our family, so this is a randomly new idea. It sounds delightful! All of our birthday months […]

Up Up Up With A Fish Game

Up up up with a fish game is a fun Dr Seuss birthday party game for boys & girls themed parties. Celebrating 60 years in March 2017, this story is a classic book that can easily be brought to party life!

A Dr Seuss Birthday Party Game Celebrating 60 years in March 2017 definitely makes The Cat in the Hat an all time classic book! Gosh, after sixty years the rhythmic word play, descriptive illustrations and fun story still has lots of merit. The simple colours and the cats’ suggestion of “I know some good games […]

Enjoy Celebrating Earth Hour As A Family

Enjoy Celebrating Earth Hour as a Family

It was a stinker of a day. The sun was blazing. The kids played outside with the dinosaurs and lego when the power went out. Conversation between adults centred around the disappointment of not being able to have a coffee or toasted sandwich for lunch. The burning question from the 4 year olds “Can we […]

4 Classic Birthday Games for Kids

4 Classic Birthday Games for Kids

Classic Birthday Games to Play at Every Party Kids parties are best celebrated with fun party games and free play at a place where children feel at home. Party games make the party come to life and children know that games are part of the party fun. The best party games for children are timeless, […]

How To Play The Hessian Sack Race Game

How to play the hessian sack race game is one of the most favourite & classic of all kid’s party games. Play the hessian sack race as a fun outdoor relay race game.

How to Play the Hessian Sack Race Game The hessian sack race party game is one of the most well known and loved kids’ party games. It’s a classic game with minimal preparation, suits every party theme and every age group. Playing the hessian sack race is an outdoors relay race party game. There are […]

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 […]