Tag Archives: 3 to 8 Years

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Classic Birthday Games for Kids

4 Classic Birthday Games for Kids

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, classic games that are suitable for boys and […]

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, […]

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.

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 variations of the game which are also fabulous […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Party Bags with Personality

Our hanging assortment of party bags

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 to make their own […]

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 […]