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!

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When you only need one game at a party, then Pass the Parcel is your party game friend. It’s such a classic party game that has 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 […]