Category Archives: All Party Themes

How to Think Green with Party Bag Fillers

How to Think Green with Party Bag Fillers

Environmentally friendly party bag favours that won’t cost the earth Feeling stuck for how to think green with party bag fillers? Perhaps you’re after creative alternatives to the standard party bags fillers of lollies or cheap toys that last a second and add to the landfill waste? When there are up to 20 children coming […]

10 Simple Backyard Water Fun Party Ideas

10 Simple Backyard Water Fun Party Ideas

“In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky…” (Song lyrics by Mungo Jerry) Kids delight in that hot summer feeling – being outside, wearing next to nothing, smelling the sizzling steam on wet, hard surfaces, and playing with water. Embrace this captivation for your next birthday party – […]

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 […]

Create Beautiful Gift Wrapping Paper with Toddlers

Beautiful Gift Wrapping Paper

How to make your own wrapping paper Creating beautiful gift wrapping paper with your toddler is as easy for you as it is for your toddler who loves counting to three. Cue clapping whilst excitedly saying Yaaay! Your toddler is a little learning person who loves the doing and doesn’t focus on the product or […]

Your Perfect Mix of the Best Classic Kids Party Games

Your Perfect Mix of the Best Classic Kids Party Games  is an overview of the six most loved and kid-tested party games. They are ideal for boys and girls, 3-8 years of age. Use this quick guide to help choose your perfect combination of games to play at your next birthday party. Your Perfect Mix A sticking […]

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?” Considering Otto’s actual birthday is at the end of October, I don’t think his birthday ticks the half-birthday boxes. His cousin Toby […]

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 […]

Easter Egg Hunting Spot Ideas for 2 to 10 Year Olds

Easter Egg Hunting Spot Ideas

Finding good egg hiding spots for your younger kids can be much easier than your older ones. Here are some Easter egg hunt ideas and tips for each age group:-  Toddlers and 3-5 year olds The best tip for hiding Easter eggs at this age is to squat down to your child’s height. From there, […]

10 Easter Egg Hunt Tips

10 Easter Egg Hunt Tips

Hunting Easter eggs is one of the most well known Easter day activities for kids. My boys look forward to our egg hunt each year. For them, Easter is synonomous with a family Easter egg hunt. The idea of an Easter egg hunt is to hide eggs in places that make it a little bit […]

Eggciting Traditional Easter Games

Eggciting traditional Easter games for kids - There’s more to Easter games than an Easter egg hunt with these 4 fun Easter ideas for kids and families to play.

Four fun Easter Game Activities to Play My boys know that Easter is coming up. They are pretty cluey. Easter eggs and hot cross buns fill the shops. And we are going away on Easter Saturday for one of our weekly outdoor holidays. There’s a how-many-sleeps-to-go countdown happening. For them, Easter is all about eating […]

In The Spirit of Not Scary Costumes

Not Scary Costume

Tips for Grown ups Dressing Up for a Kids Spooky Party This is one of those themes that naturally screams out “let’s dress up!”. Having grown ups dress up at a children’s birthday party is super fun. It shows the children that grown ups can also get into the spirit of the party theme. There […]

Oscar’s 9th Birthday Bushwalking Party

Jasper's 9th Birthday Bushwalking Party

As an eBay Partner, Amazon Associate and partner with other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. What Sparked the Idea? My eldest son Oscar, now 9, is an outdoors boy – he loves a good bushwalking challenge, climbing trees and scrambling rocks. A bushwalking adventure with seven friends. Party decision…too easy. Thinking Ahead We […]

Creative Play with Sticks

Creative Play with Sticks

Packing for a family holiday can be a mammoth task. We know the essentials- clothes, food and of course toys/books/activities. And if we forget the last essential, ahhhh! What will we do if we don’t take The Toys?! This has happened to me a couple of times over the last eight years- you think that […]