Birthday Parties

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 [...]

A Perfect Birthday Party for a Perfect Toddler

How to throw a perfect Birthday party for a 1-year old or 2-year old? There is no secret, but in order to make it a success, you have to follow these simple rules:  Keep it short (an hour to 45 minutes is plenty of time). Keep it small (1-3 friends at most: more overwhelming;  keep [...]

Olympic Sports in our Living Room

Everyone in my house contracted the major fever of the season: Olympic fever! “Are you watching this AGAIN?” – cries out my neighbour’s daughter. Yes, again, we just can’t get enough… Neither can my kids: they are really fascinated, involved, inspired. So, it’s time for some Olympic Games of our own. Considering the winter weather [...]

Planes birthday party for a 5 year old is soaring into the sky!

The cartoon “Planes” couldn’t be more timely: planes – a perfect theme for our 5 year old party!  It is fun, exciting, and… even educational!!! In my previous post I discussed some key features of every great party: theme, cliffhanger, the special element. The special element, the “oooooh” and “aaaaaah” moment for the kids, something [...]