Tips, Hints & Extras

Party Ideas in a Box shares tips, hints and extras to make your child’s birthday party at home a memorable and fun celebration!

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 […]

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 […]

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 need to bring from home for […]

This is How I Plan My Kids’ Parties

This is how I plan my kids parties will help you plan new fun activities for your best kids birthday party! Kids party ideas for boys & girls

The key to a successful party is the combination of kids just playing mixed with basic party games.  My focus for planning all of my kids’ parties begins with a good theme. I’d love to share with you my inspiration for how I plan my kids’ parties. Step 1 – Choose a Good Theme The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

4 Ways to Play with Quicksticks Tape

4 Ways to Play with Quicksticks Tape

Quicksticks looks like ordinary silver masking tape. But once you get a hold on the roll, the feel of the tape is so different to masking tape and the shiny shiny silver just begs for creative making. Here are 4 quick ways to play with silver Quicksticks tape: Quicksticks Paper Collage All you need for […]

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 […]

Party Bags with Personality

Our hanging assortment of party bags

Party Bags with Personality How Children Can Create Their Own Party Bag There is no absolutely no doubt about it that young children love getting a party bag at the end of the party. Here is an idea of how kids party bags can actually be a meaningful party activity where children express their creativity […]

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 these days are celebrated repeatedly at fast food chains, indoor play centres or the bowling alley for instance. But if you are […]