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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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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Other people’s parties | Peter Pan party

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There's another mum out there who is just as mad as I am for kids' parties. Actually, she's way madder. Simone from Great Fun 4 Kids is like Mad Hatter kind of mad (now that I write that, I'm actually very surprised that Simoney has never tackled an Alice in Wonderland party). Simone's blog is a wonderful resource for any parent looking for ways to ...

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Max’s Lord of the Flies, I mean Minecraft party

Minecraft party ideas

 I think 10 years old is my cut-off point for large parties in the backyard. The kids are bigger, louder, busier and did I mention louder? Because they are LOUD. This Minecraft party was all about the noise. The boys were screaming at each other, I was screaming at the boys, Bart was screaming at me to be heard over me screaming at the boys who ...

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Other People’s Parties: DIY Mermaid Party

Steph from Bondville is such a pearl. She was one of the first people I 'connected' with when I started blogging and her blog has grown into a go-to place for anyone interested in kids, design and putting it all together. The kind of pearl you find inside clam shell at a mermaid party, really... Like my segue? No? Here's the mermaid tea party ...

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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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Step right up to a craaaaaazy carnival party

Carnival party

All week it rained and rained and rained and rained on our carnival parade. Despite going through the motions of party preparations, my heart really wasn't in it. Everything we had imagined and prepared was for an outdoor set up, so I moped about, staring wistfully outside at the sopping wet trampoline which I'd planned to turn in a jumping ...

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Pokemon party free printables

Pokemon party free printables

It turned out to be easy and fun to host a great Pokemon party. To make it even easier for you, here are free Pokemon party printables of everything we used at Max's recent Pokemon party. It was a a super-fun-tastic party and the kids adored the activities. I haven't taught myself to do editable pdf files just yet, so you're stuck with mostly ...

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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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