Category — Party Ideas
The Saturday after school is out, for me and my grandkids, we have a “School’s Out Party”. Everyone comes for dinner and I use all the extra napkins and other items left from special occasions throughout the year. Nothing matches but that’s the fun. We even have party hats. The highlight is when I give each child a bag filled with activities and projects for the summer. This doesn’t have to be expensive. I collect items over the course of the year that I find on sale. Some items I make myself. It’s always a fun event.
May 15, 2013 1 Comment
10 Ideas to celebrate with your children & grandchildren.
May 13, 2013 No Comments
This would be a great Mother’s Day gift, teacher gift , or a “thank you” to someone special. Just trace & cut-out your handprint, write a short note them glue or tape around a tube of lotion.
April 30, 2013 1 Comment
Some of my grandkids were with me recently and I got out the Box of Creativity (some people might call it the box of junk). The kids had a great time using their imagination to create things. Later that day other family members came for dinner so we decided to display all the creations. You can have a Box of Creativity too, just collect lots of different items you think you’re kids will enjoy. I often go to thrift stores and find bags of small pieces of wood, pompoms and beads. Keep everything in a box so it’s easy to store.
April 29, 2013 5 Comments
You probably never thought something as fun and easy as making a placemat would also develop important skills. This activity, great for any celebration, helps children with small muscle coordination and patterning which is an important math skill.
April 27, 2013 No Comments
Decorations: Use balloons with swirling, bubble like colors.
Food: Bake a cake in a round mold or a metal mixing bowl. Frost it smoothly with white frosting. Save 3 or 4 tablespoons of frosting to color then swirl the different colors of frosting through the white frosting on the cake, the way colors swirl through a bubble.
Serve punch with round ice cubes floating in it.
Make sandwiches of bread cut in circles.
Activities: Give each guest a large plate covered with bubble mix and a straw. Let them practice blowing bubbles then have a bubble contest.
Give prizes for:
The biggest bubble
The highest pile of bubbles
The pretties bubble
The longest lasting bubble
Blowing a bubble inside a bubble
Favors: Bubble gum, jars of bubbles, candy that looks like bubbles, or balloons.
I found this idea in the book Science Wizardry for Kids by Margaret Kenda and Phyllis S. Williams
June 1, 2011 5 Comments
My good friend’s daughter had this fun party for her daughter. It looked like so much fun I wanted to share it with you. These are the invitations.
They had a photo shoot and each girl had her picture taken. They decorated frames for displaying their picture. They also made a pipe cleaner ring. The favor bags had pink M & M’s, Reese’s hearts, lip gloss, and fashion stickers.
Isn’t this cake fantastic. It helps that your father owns a bakery and you aunt and mother are decorators!
Audrey Hepburn, look out!
February 2, 2011 2 Comments
This would be fun and easy to do with your children or grandchildren before going to the park, swimming or hiking. It would also be a great activity for a birthday party. Get Directions
January 12, 2011 4 Comments
Put frosting on 1 cookie and add gumdrop. This will be the body.
With frosting to secure, add red candy (wattle) and brown candy (eyes).
On the 2nd cookie spread frosting and add candy corns.
These will be the feathers.
Attach the two cookies together with frosting as shown in the photograph
As the frosting hardens the turkey will become more secure.
November 15, 2010 5 Comments
This is a great idea. I used them last Christmas but you could use them for any special occasion. They’re so easy and really add a special touch to a family gathering.
November 15, 2010 4 Comments