A magical Alice in Wonderland party (on a budget)

Magical Alice in Wonderland Party on a Budget

A couple of weekends ago it was Arabella's Alice in Wonderland party and let me tell you, this one was the most last-minute, budget-friendly party I've ever done. That's really saying something too, because I always leave parties until the last minute and I always try to spend as little money as possible. This Alice in Wonderland party had the ...

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Minute to Win It party games are the BEST

Minute to win it - How to Play Cookie Face

I've been wanting to write about the awesomeness that is Minute To Win It party games since Badoo had her party in June. Life, huh? We actually replicated the exact Minute To Win It party games we had at Max's party back in May (again, blog silence - it's been a hellava quick year), so I can attest that these games are loved by both boys and girls ...

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How to host a Glow Party – Let’s Glow Crazy!

Glow party ideas

My youngest Badoo turned seven on Saturday, which surely makes me the oldest mother on the interwebs. Like any year in a Badoo's life, we didn't let the passing of the six onto the seven go unnoticed. She wanted a hip hop party and we decided to make it glow as bright and shiny as a Badoo. Which is very bright and shiny indeed. So, let me tell ...

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Island party ideas – games, decorations, invitations, food

Island party

Every now and then I think my patience for creating kids' parties is reaching capacity... and then a birthday rolls around and before I can stop myself I'm enthusiastically bleating, "what theme do you want for your party this year?" Well, Cappers wanted a Fiji theme, which we successfully turned into 'island party ideas' and then morphed into ...

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Musical nails | A super-fun, super-girly party game

Fab party game for girls - musical nail polish

This follow-up post to Lottie's Fashion Palooza has been a long time coming! Some things just keep getting pushed down the To Do list!! I didn't want to not share this game with you, though. Mainly because we invented what I think is the best EVER girl party game. Even better than this one... remember this one? {Click image for ...

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Arabella’s flower garden party

Flower garden party

Last weekend Arabella hosted 15 of her buddies at her flower garden party. These were the same group of girls who charmed us at last year's slumber party - just the nicest, sweetest group of girls and it was a pleasure to spend time with them all. For a bit of fun, I made head scarfs for each of the girls - well, my mother-in-law hemmed the ...

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Fun ideas for carnival party games

Carnival party games

This is part 2 of my Lottie's carnival party. Click here for part 1.   All the complicated decos, fancy food and over-party planning is completely irrelevant to the kids. The shortcut to a birthday party they'll love is a cool birthday cake, three types of chips, a cupcake and some super-fun party games. The rest is just icing on the cake for ...

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A very merry unslumber party

Merry slumber party

It's true that I am something of a mad woman, but even I knew that having an unslumber party for a seven year old's birthday party was a little bit nuts. Especially when certain circumstances conspire to mean you will be running said slumber party after just 3 hours sleep the night before. In our defence, we thought just two girls were sleeping ...

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How to make a princess party in 48 hours flat

Princess party how to

I know you probably won't believe me when I tell you this was a very low-key party... but it was. The cardboard princess castle is very deceptive! It makes it look like I went to a whole lot of trouble when actually this was a very simple party to put together (apart from the #@$#% cardboard princess castle, of course!) By the time this princess ...

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Party on down: Games

And so we come to the MOST important bit of the party. The games. It's all well and good to have a kick-ass invite, a pretty table, yum-yum food, amazing decos and awe-inspiring cake, but without good games, a kid is going to wonder when the party is going to start. Stylists beware - you've gotta have good games. Never under-estimate the ...

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