Parties & Holidays

Fantastic handmade Halloween costumes. 3 costumes in 20 minutes!

This is a story how one overtired, underslept, perilous mom discovered a way to make three fabulous! matching! costumes for three fabulous! adventurous! brothers (and a neighbor’s kid) for a fraction of a price and under 20 minutes! Nighttime. Owl-eyed mama clutching a computer mouse as she sleepily flips through the internet. Halloween is right [...]

True magic: Wizard School Party for 7-10 year olds

Harry Potter series is both a source of greatest joy and frustration to kids. Joy – understandable: it opens up the amazing magical world, that seems to step right from every kid’s magical dreams. Adventures, magic items, flying… where the frustration comes from? Quite uniquely, every book is perfect for the same age group as [...]

Boy’s 10th birthday party: indoor and outdoor activities

For my son’s 10th year old birthday he was ready to skip an enormous theme party, yet still wanted a head spinning celebration with his best friends, special surprises, memorable games. Mom rose to the challenge. We started with some more common activities, giving kids plenty of time to enjoy what’s the most important in [...]

Boy’s 10th birthday party: thrilling for kids and relaxing for parents

Too big for a theme party. Too small just to hang out with friends. Sleepover with some special entertainment? Perfect age. Now, how special? For my special boy – very! Actually, this is the easiest party I’ve ever done. And the most relaxing. Mind you, I am not lounging on the side of the pool [...]

Educational ride on the Magic School Bus. Kids science theme party.

Once all the preparations for this fantastic party were over (see The Magic School Bus theme birthday party. Preparation), we were ready to get the wheels rolling with all the fun and educational activities that we planed for the party. This party was one of the most successful and impact out of all the ones [...]

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, [...]