Category: Party Ideas

Fall Birthday Party Ideas

| October 19, 2022 | 2 Comments

The time of year for pool parties may have passed, but never fear; if your child has a fall birthday, this can be a wonderful time to plan a party. School is in session, so your child has easy access to all the friends he wants to invite. And the season easily lends itself to […]

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Spring Birthday Party Ideas

| April 3, 2022 | 5 Comments

Do you have a birthday boy or girl during the spring months of April or May? If you don’t live in a southern state, it’s not warm enough yet for a pool party, but it’s most likely nice enough to have a party in your backyard or at the local park! Of course, you’ll need […]

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Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19

| September 18, 2021 | 3 Comments

Ahoy, mateys or “Ahoy, me hearties!” There is an unusual holiday approaching in September. September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. This unusual holiday was created by John Baur and Mark Summers (Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy, in pirate parlance) after one of them exclaimed “Aaarrr!” after being injured during a racquetball game […]

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Winter Birthday Party Ideas

| January 10, 2015 | 23 Comments

With my own birthday falling in January, and having grown up in the cold and snowy northeast, I can empathize with the children who will be celebrating birthdays over the next couple of months. Having a birthday party in the dead of winter gets a bum rap sometimes. Pool parties are out, unless they’re being […]

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Halloween Party Fun

| October 1, 2013 | 8 Comments

Have you made plans for Halloween yet? If trick or treating is not your favorite thing, or if you don’t live in a good area for it, you might want to consider hosting a Halloween party instead. This can be a great way for your kids to get together with their friends, admire each other’s […]

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Tailgating the Family-Friendly Way

| September 5, 2013 | 19 Comments

Football season is coming up! A football game can be a great family activity if your kids are interested in the sport. Kids tend to have great team spirit and are excited to root for their team or favorite players. With football games come tailgating parties. If you enjoy tailgating parties and want to be […]

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Ideas for Decorating Birthday Cakes

| April 2, 2013 | 22 Comments

Confession time: When my kids’ birthdays roll around each year, you’re much more likely to find me at the local Publix bakery ordering a cake than in the kitchen, donning an apron, putting my (non-existent) cake-decorating skills to the test. Sometimes I do like watching the cake-decorating challenges on the cooking channels, though, and occasionally […]

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Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

| February 3, 2013 | 11 Comments

With Christmas and New Year’s over, you and your kids may be experiencing a bit of a winter let-down: that “blah” feeling that happens when the parties are over and it’s months before the next major holiday. What better way to break up the months and shake things up than having a party? Valentine’s Day […]

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Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of School

| January 14, 2013 | 19 Comments

Depending on when school started in your state, it may soon be time to celebrate the 100th day of school. As the name would imply, this is the day that the kids have been in school for exactly 100 days. Your child’s teacher likely has some fun activities planned already, but she might be looking […]

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Ideas for a First Birthday Party

| January 10, 2013 | 45 Comments

My own first baby was born in January, and even though he’s turning 12 this week, I can still remember his first birthday party. We invited nearly everyone we knew and ended up renting a church hall to hold everyone! When his sister turned one a couple of years later, her party wasn’t as extravagant: […]

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