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The Magic School Bus theme birthday party. Preparation

This party probably was one of the most successful ones we ever made. We did it both this year for my dear smiley boy’s six birthday and when his big brother turned four years and years ago. It was just too good to pass the opportunity to do it again. We sent out the invitations [...]

Let’s go magical! Wizard School party

My 9-year old is into Harry Potter theme now. Very-very much so! He read the first two J.K. Rowling’s books, watched the first movie. Spells, potions, wands and other wizard things are among his favorite topics to talk with friends about. As you can guess, I did not have any choice of birthday party themes, [...]

Great party games and activities for toddlers

We have discussed the Perfect Birthday Party for a Perfect Toddler in detail.  That blog post had some games that we were playing at my youngest boy’s birthday party.  That post goes into details how we set up this party, how to search for hidden treasures in a rice box, how to make a fun [...]

Kids 1st and 2nd birthday parties: common mistakes to avoid

Everybody deserves a birthday party!  Yep!  And making those first birthday parties is the sweetest thing for the parents. We have already talked about a perfect toddler party. How to avoid parents’ common mistakes to make it really perfect? First, the common recipe for the 1st or 2nd birthday party: Guests: the more, the merrier. [...]

How to Turn a Party Character from a Bedtime Monster into Child’s Dream-Come-True

My kid LOVES Elmo.  We have toys with Elmo, shirts with Elmo, toothbrush with Elmo. Even his first word was Elmo.  Inviting Elmo character to the birthday party seems like a great idea, right? Well, honestly, it depends.  It depends how on your party organization.  Most of the time kids’ favorite character shows at the [...]

Make your own kids ball pit

Ball pits are fascinating to kids. I don’t know weather it is the odd sinking-and-swimming sensation, if it is the brightness of colors, if it is the chance to throw the balls, if it is all of the above… neither I care what is the real reason.  I care about the fact: whether it is [...]