Tag Archives: kids parties

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 – […]

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! I think it’s one of the 4 classic birthday party games for children. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 are celebrated at fast food chains, indoor play centres or the bowling alley for instance. But if you are one of those […]