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April 2014

Roller Skating Birthday Party

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Roller Skating PartyDoes your child want to have a roller skating birthday party this year? Over the past few years, roller skating has been becoming more popular, especially with little girls. Not only is it fun, but great exercise! Since so many little girls enjoy it, your local skating ring is the perfect place for having a fun birthday party for girls or boys of all ages. Since many roller skating rings also provide food, it makes planning a birthday party easy for parents (especially compared to other party venues).  It is just important that parents plan ahead and get everything ready if they want to have the perfect party for their special daughter or son.

Red Polka Dot BalloonsRoller Skating Birthday Party:  Themes

One of the best parts of having a rolling skating party is picking the type of party you want for your child.  For many little girls a costumed roller skating party is a lot of fun. Girls love dressing as princesses and roller skating with friends. If you decide to go with this type of party, just make sure the dresses and tutus that the girls wear aren't too long or they could become a hazard while little girls are skating. Remember, girls should be wearing a helmet and protective padding while they are actually roller skating. Once they are no longer on the floor, however, they can go back to wearing tiaras and other cute items. If you want to go with something simpler, just about any party theme is perfect for a roller skating party.

Plush StarsRoller Skating Birthday Party: Decorations

Since roller skating rings have a sitting area, parents have a small area they can usually decorate for the party. Before buying too many decorations, however, it is important that you talk to the skating ring to see what decorations are allowed in their facility. Unless you are renting the entire facility, they may be worried about certain decorations being a safety concern. Most decorations such as balloons and streamers are allowed at the facility. As well, assume that you will need paper plates, cups, and utensils since this may not be included in the fee for the center.

Roller Skating Birthday Party: Prizes

While the roller skating ring will likely have games for your children, they are unlikely to have set prizes that kids will love. Prepare to have party favors and toys based on your chosen theme. If you are having a princess themed roller skating party, consider going with glowing wands or stuffed animals that girls will love to play with even after the party. These cute prizes will not only get kids excited about your party, but will help them remember your party for many years to come!

Throw A Mustache Party

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Costume Mustache AssortmentLove the idea of a mustache party but don't know where to start? Over the past few years, mustaches have become very popular, especially on Pinterest. While there may be a lot of cute mustache desserts and costume ideas out there, it can sometimes be difficult finding the right way to bring the entire party together, especially if you are throwing a party for your favorite guy. While it may sound challenging, it is much easier and cuter than it sounds. You may even be surprised just how easy it is to turn any party into a sophisticated, mustache-centric event!

Mustache Party: Baby Shower

Probably one of the cutest mustache parties out there is a mustache baby shower. These cute baby showers are designed to celebrate the arrival of a cute baby boy and are a great way to have some silly fun. Best of all, it goes great with other baby shower themes, allowing you to use traditional baby shower decorations and invitations when planning your party. Since not everyone may feel comfortable wearing mustaches, consider using candy mustaches or fake mustaches as decorations at your party. Your guests will especially love getting sparkly mustache party favors as prizes after a fun baby shower party game!

Mustache Temporary TatoosMustache Party: Birthday Party

Of course, many mustache parties are birthday parties. Little boys love pretending they are 'adults' by wearing mustaches and being silly with adults.  Children may even love pretending they are adults at your party and dressing up as their favorite adult. Along with cute mustache party invitations and decorations, parents will enjoy decorating the house with adorable favors. Boys especially love to play with tattoos and put fake mustaches everywhere. Sometimes they can even convince all the adults at the party to wear mustaches as well! It is even possible with stickers to add mustaches to your favorite party games, including pin the tail on the donkey. Really, the sky is the limit, allowing parents to be as creative as they like with this type of birthday party.

Mustache Key ChainsMustache Party: Bachelorette or Bachelor Party

Even though many people don't think about it, a mustache party is the perfect choice for a classy bachelorette or bachelor party. One of the most popular themes with this type of party is a Victorian, western, or old pub style theme. Many people love to make this a fun costume party, as well as incorporate traditional bachelor and bachelorette party games. With this type of party you can be classy and fun. Since just about anything can go, everyone can have fun and make the special couple feel special during one of their last night's being single. Just don't forget to bring a camera since it is a guaranteed to be a memorable event!

Mother's Day Gifts

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Mother's Day GiftsLooking for the perfect gifts for Mother's Day? While it may be customary for adults to buy gifts for mom, many children's love making unique gifts that are straight from the heart. While they don't have a lot of money, they have enough love and creativity to make what can easily be the perfect gift for any mom. Even though kids have quite a few ideas, it is sometimes up to Dad to help kids when it comes to making gifts for mom, especially if they are wanting to keep it a secret. Below, we have some of our personal favorite gifts that every mom will love!

Cupcake BoxMother's Day Gifts: Desserts

Of course, most mom's love the idea of getting something baked special for them. While Dad may have to help with the cupcakes, kids will love being able to decorate them with specialty cupcakes skirts or even colored sprinkles and sugar. Of course, if kids want to be really creative, they can also make homemade cookies and decorate them to look perfect for Mother's Day. To add that finishing touch to baked desserts, just place them in decorated cupcake boxes or bags to make them look pre-wrapped for mom! If you are planning on making baked treats, just make sure that small children have the help of an adult before any baking takes place!

Butterfly photo holderMother's Day Gifts: Homemade Gifts

Many mom's also enjoy getting homemade gifts just in time for Mother's Day. If mom loves to take photos, consider making a magnetic photo holder so she can proudly dispaly her family photos. While this may seem like a very simple craft project, it will be something mom will treasure forever. For families with multiple children, you can also make craft project that are a little more difficult. Such as painting a butterfly (or other shape) photo holder together or even making a special bird house that mom can watch outdoors. With so many different craft projects available kids can easily make the perfect gift for mom for Mother's Day!

Photo Magnet Craft KitMother's Day Gifts: Cards

Probably the most classic gift that all mom's cherish is a special card made by her children. Cards are inexpensive since they can be made using minimal craft supplies. To get started, all kids need is construction paper or poster board to make the card itself. From there, they can use markers to write a special message for mom on the card. Once the card is finished, they can then decorate it using a variety of craft supplies, ranging from glitter to decorative stickers. Since cards are so easy to make, they go great with just about any homemade gift or treat!

Luau For Kids

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Inflatable Luau ToysBeach BallsWant to have a special luau for kids? With summer being right around the corner, it isn't too shocking that many of us are wanting an excuse to have outdoor parties and play outside. Kids especially love the idea if it means they have an excuse to play in the pool or have a fun party with all the kids in the neighborhood.  What is even more fun about a luau is that you can have two parties going on at once, one for children and one for adults who are enjoying a fun barbeque and a night of cocktails. You may even be surprised at how easy it is to have a fun luau that the whole family can enjoy together!

Luau for Kids: Pool Toys

Of course, one of the best parts of a luau party is being able to play in the pool or at the beach. There are many cool luau themed pool toys, including rafts and floating toys. One of the coolest things that many kids enjoy, however are toys that allow them to have soda and other fun drinks in the pool. This allows kids to have a way of getting their favorite drink without leaving the pool, allowing adults to watch children and enjoy time in the water themselves. Of course, kids can easily have hours of fun in the pool with pool toys such as water guns and beach balls. Just make sure you have activities planned ahead of time to keep kids busy!

Luau LeisLuau TorchesLuau for Kids: Costumes

Even though many people don't think about it, many children associate luaus with Hawaiian dancers or hula girls. For this reason, many little girls love to pretend they are hula girls, wearing costumes and flowered leis  just like these tropical girls. These costumes are fairly inexpensive and a great way to get kids having fun at your party. Since they go great with bathing suits, they are perfect for everyone. As well, consider having straw hats available to all the kids, especially if you have a yard or play area where they will be out in the sun.

Luau for Kids: Decorations

Even though we may not think about it, decorations can easily turn a boring pool party into an exciting luau. This can be as simple as decorating your deck with beautiful flower garland or even giving your outdoor patio table a touch of Hawaii with a grass skirt. If you are planning on bringing your party into the night, you can also purchase Tiki lanterns and torches that run on smokeless oil to keep everyone enjoying the party even after the sun goes down.

Turtle Toss Inflatable Game

Luau for Kids: Games

Of course, one of the best parts of having a luau for kids is a variety of party games. Kids love playing classic games like ring toss and wooden ring drop games. You can also take advantage of your pool by making your own unique games. For example, purchasing Hawaiian themed rubber duckies and having a large pool game. Just place all the ducks in your pool and having children find numbered ducks. You can also purchase inflatable pool games like a ring or ball toss game. Not only can they keep the ducks they 'catch' but can get a cool prize pack with luau themed toys. With a variety of fun games and prizes, every child will have fun at your adorable kid themed luau!

Bowling Birthday Party

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Bowling GameBowling Pins FlashlightsIs your child wanting to have a bowling birthday party? For many kids, nothing seems more fun than going to the local bowling alley for their special birthday party. Not only do they get fun presents, but they get to bowl with their friend for hours as they eat cake and a variety of different treats. While a bowling party can be a lot of fun for kids, it can be challenging getting everything together for adults. With the right amount of planning, however, it is easy to have the perfect bowling party for children of all ages!

Bowling Birthday Party: Invitations

Probably one of the hardest things for adults when planning a bowling birthday party is making sure that the bowling alley is scheduled for the dates of the party. Since many children love the idea of having this type of birthday party, it is important that parent plan ahead and book the bowling alley for the party as early as possible. Once the dates are set and you have reserved the bowling alley for your party, you should send out invitations to all of your child's guests. You can get invitations specially designed for bowling parties or for whatever theme you choose for your party, just make sure that the invitations have a way for parents to RSVP their child, the location of the party, and the times of the party so that parents know when they need to arrive. As well, as a simple courtesy, make sure to include an addressed envelope with a stamp for parents to send back their invitation so that you can plan accordingly.

Bowling Pins PlushBowling TattoosBowling Birthday Party: Themes

One of the best parts of a bowling party is that you can have just about any type of theme you want. While you can go with a general bowling theme, you can really go with any type of party theme you like. When it comes to decorating, however, make sure you don't have too many decorations. Remember, you will only have one little party area, so stick to simple decorations such as balloons and themed party paper supplies. If you want to use other types of decorations make sure to talk with the bowling alley ahead of time to see what they will and will not allow.

Bowling Birthday Party: Goody Bags

For every child at your party, nothing is more fun than opening up their goody bags and finding out what fun treats they got inside.  Since children will be eating a lot of sweets, make sure to go with a mix of party favors that aren't just sugar. Kids will love being able to have bowling themed games that they can play with one another or fun pencils that they can use at school. Just make sure everything is age appropriate based on the age of the majority of the children at your party. With the right amount of planning it is easy to create the perfect bowling birthday party!

Fun Children's Party Themes

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Dinosaur Paddleball game

Trying to find a fun theme for your children's party? If there is one thing that every child loves, it's a birthday party. It doesn't even have to be their own party, since they know they will be playing party games, eating fun treats, and may even receive a goodie bag filled with fun toys.  Even though we may have forgotten some of the joys of attending little kid birthday parties as we became adults, it's still fun creating these adorable parties for our children. The challenging part, however, is finding the perfect themes - ones that not only fit our children's personalities, but will make all of their little friends happy as well! Below, we have included some of our favorite children's party themes that are good for girls, and boys.

Children's Theme: Dinosaurs

If there is one thing most children enjoy, it's dinosaurs. Children love learning about these prehistoric reptiles and pretending to be one.  Since children love dinosaurs, it is easy make a themed party a fun educational experience. It is easy to pick out fun dinosaur books, toys, and/or candies in dinosaur themed goodie bags, encouraging small children to have fun and learn at the same time!

Jungle Animal Stuffed AnimalsChildren's Theme: Jungle/Zoo

Another of the most popular themed parties for children actually revolves around modern-day animals. Children love seeing animals that live in the zoo, and the jungle as well. Many children are interested in these animals, especially since many have been playing with similar stuffed toys since they were smaller. These parties are quick and easy for parents to plan, since they can pick from a wide variety of novelty toys, stuffed animals, and even animal shaped lollipops.

Carnival CupcakesChildren's Theme: Carnival

Of course, what child doesn't love going to see a carnival?  With all the different attractions at these events, it isn't too surprising that many children dream of their chance of seeing their next carnival, and maybe even enjoy  pretending they are the ringmaster! Today, you can find a pretty wide selection of party sets to help you create (and complement) the perfect carnival party. These sets include everything you need for goodie bags, decorating your house, and even making adorable circus themed cupcakes!

Superhero CostumeChildren's Theme: Superhero

Let's face it, kids love superheroes, especially after seeing summer blockbusters like Iron Man or the Avengers. With children dreaming of being superheroes when they grow up, it's not too surprising that kids want to have a superhero themed party. This is one of the 

Pirate Goody Bagfew themes that is perfect for playing dress up at as well since kids can wear capes, masks, and other fun superhero items. You may even be able to find cute superhero themed toys for goodie bags!

Children's Themes: Pirates

Another party theme that has been getting a lot of attention due to movies are pirate parties. Kids are fascinated with pretending to be pirates, especially after seeing the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Out of all the parties, this can easily be the most rewarding but time-consuming, since parents can make treasure maps to hidden treasure and even have pirate costumes available to the children at the party. As well, children will love having access to pirate themed toys, candies, and more when they find their pirate treasure!

Fairy Tale Birthday Party

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Princess Party

Is your daughter wanting a fairy tale birthday party? Nearly every little girl dreams of being a magical princess, especially on her birthday. Nothing will make her smile more than walking into her surprise party with all of her friends dressed as little princesses. One of the main reasons that many parents don't throw an elaborate fairy tale birthday party for their child is that they don't know where to start or worry that it will be outside of their budget. You may be surprised to know that it is cheaper than going to a kids party venue and is very easy to set up, especially if you are working with other awesome parents!

Fairy Tale Birthday Party: Themes

When it comes to a fairy tale party, the most important thing you need to do is pick a theme that matches what your daughter likes. Every girl dreams of being a princess, but it is possible to a have a princess party and have another sub theme. For example, you can have a fairy princess party or a unicorn themed princess party. What is important is that you pick certain features that you want to add to the party, or make an important part of the party. You can also go with a more traditional fairy tale birthday party by revolving the party itself around your daughter's favorite fairy tales.

Unicorn Paper PlateFairy Tale Birthday Party: Party Sets

Once you have decided on the theme of your fairy tale party, it is time pick out party decorations and party tableware paper sets. This is where you can really add a fantasy feel to your party. You can find just about any type of party decorations, from princess door covers to unicorn stuffed animals that can be given to each of your party guests. One area where you can add some extra color and convenience to your party is with a party paper tableware set. Rather than spend your time afterward cleaning up in the kitchen, consider going with a set that includes different sized paper cups, paper plates, napkins, and everything you need to serve food at your fairy tale party. Not only will this save you time, but girls will love eating off colorful unicorn plates and feeling like true little magical princesses!

Princess Tiara Assortment

Fairy Tale Birthday Party: Surprise Party

If you are hoping to throw a surprise fairy tale birthday party for your daughter, we recommend sending out invitations early. You can find premade paper invitations that match your chosen party set fairly easily, and they don't cost much money at all. If you want to make it a true surprise, you may even want to see if one of your family members are willing to host the party at their own house. As part of the surprise party, make sure to have a variety of fun princess goody bags made for all of your guests, as well as special treats for all of the guests. For the perfect picture moment, you may even want to get tiaras and princess costumes for each of the girls. With the right party favors and preparations, you can easily create the perfect fairy princess party for any little girl!

Create A Themed Sleepover

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Girls sleepover partyCupcake Lip GlossIs your daughter planning on having a fun sleepover? For girls, nothing is more fun than spending the night with friends, especially if they get private time to gossip or put on makeup with their friend's mom. The hardest part for most moms, however, is picking a theme and finding the right party supplies for their daughters. While you can always go with a traditional sleepover theme, this doesn't encourage girls to want to spend the night at your house more, making it important that you pick a fun, original theme for your daughter's sleepover. Luckily, there are fun themes (and themed party supplies) that can be used for just about any girly sleepover!

Themed Sleepover: What to Consider

When preparing for a themed sleepover, the first thing you should consider is what your daughter and her friends like. Do they love animals? How about watching princess movies with friends? From their likes, put together a list of possible themes. While some themes may not work well for a sleepover, others can be easily converted. For example, if your daughter loves zoo animals, you can have a zoo themed sleepover, with all the girls having adorable jungle 'friends' that they can watch movies with or even tell their ghost stories once the lights go out!

Polka Dot Jungle Animals

Themes Sleepover: Popular Themes

There are obviously certain themes that do better for girly sleepovers, especially if you are hosting younger girls. When picking a theme, especially a popular one, make sure to keep the ages of the girls invited in mind as well. For example, a unicorn themed slumber party may go over better with younger girls than it would most tweens. Some of our favorite slumber party themes include:

Sleepover JewelryThemed Sleepover: Party Supplies

Even though many parents don't think about it, we also recommend getting themed party supplies, especially tableware. Rather than spending your time worrying about dirty dishes and cups, enjoy the convenience of being able to toss paper plates and cups after dinner or a fun snack before bedtime. Kids especially love these themed plates, cups, and napkins since they know they are special, just for them and the big event! As well, kids love seeing matching items, especially if they match balloons and other decorations that are part of your sleepover.

Of course, you will also need to organized some adorable sleepover themed goody bags for your little guests. This can range from cute themed toys to candies that girls can eat throughout the night. Girls will especially love seeing what cute jewelry each girl got and trading back and forth to see who wants to wear what throughout the night. With a bit of planning, it is easy to create a themed sleepover that girls of all ages will enjoy

Office Gift Ideas

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Office partyStruggling to find that perfect office gift for someone at work? For many people, finding a gift for their co-workers can be challenging, especially if you want to find something they enjoy. Even worse, some office environments have rules about what gifts are appropriate and what aren't, making it a bit challenging for those who want to throw a small office party for those on their team. Knowing that finding the right office gifts can be challenging, we decided to make your job easier with this fun guide to office gifts!

Office Gifts: Desk Items

With many people working in cubicles that are a bit on the boring side, many people love finding items for their desk or cubicle walls to make it more personal. This is why desk items are always a popular choice for people who work in an office environment. Some of the cutest office gifts include professional job figures, characters they love, stuffed animals, and even decorative picture frames so that they can display pictures of their kids. By picking the right gifts for your coworker, you can easily let them know that they are not only appreciated, but you want to make sure they have something fun to look at as they do their job each day.Office Gift

Office Gifts: Homemade Treats

Of course, homemade treats are always great office gifts, especially if you make enough for them to share with others in the family. Great homemade gifts include cupcakes, cookies, and even homemade candies! The trick is giving your treats that special touch with decorations. You can find decorated cupcake boxes specially made for displaying your treats and keeping them in place so they don't get damaged during transport. If you making food that isn't delicate, you always purchase decorative bags and add that finishing touch to your treats with ribbons and other food decorations. Once everyone in your office sees these adorable treats, your co-workers desk will be the most popular in the company!

Office Gifts: Gift Cards

Sometimes, it's hard finding that gift for someone who has everything and is on a special diet. For cases like this, it is better to get a gift card to a local store or somewhere where you know your co-workers enjoys to shop. While some people view gift cards as impersonal, there are ways to make your gift card more personal. For example, make a little goody bag to go with the gift card, including special pens in a gift bag, along with confetti, tissue paper, and other fun fillers for the bag. You can even tie the gift card to an inexpensive party favor, such as a business themed rubber duck or other appropriate favor. This gives them something unique to associate with your gift card, making it personal and fun! 

First Garden

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child gardening with motherLooking for a way to make your child's first garden even more fun? For many kids, nothing is more fun than doing outdoor activities with mom and dad. As children get a bit older, many of them want to have their own little garden, especially if they have been seeing their parents grow things outdoors as well. While gardening with kids used to be challenging in the past, it is now much more fun and easy to create a fun garden for kids, especially with the right amount of planning and tools!

First Garden: Why Have a Garden

While creating a  garden may be a lot of work, it comes with a lot of benefits for children and parents alike. For one, it is great at teaching kids responsibility and where the food on their plates doesn't just come from the grocery stores. By growing their own food or flowers, they watch a life that is dependent on them. They learn that that they have to water it, baby it, and what happens at the end of the season after harvest when many plants die or hibernate. It truly is a great learning experience for children. Best of all, it doesn't take much room at all, allowing parents and children to enjoy gardening together, even if they don't have a lot of room outdoors.

make a birdhouseFirst Garden: Supplies

When it becomes time to start putting together your first garden, it is important that you take into account what supplies you need and how much room you have available for a garden. Many people assume that you must have a big area for garden, but it really can be done just about anywhere, including a small second story deck on an apartment. All you need are some basic gardening supplies (child safe ones are available in most stores), seeds, dirt, and whatever decorations you want to include with your plants. As well, make sure to have a child sized bucket or watering can that children are able to use to water their plants.

First Garden: Crafts

To make the most out of your garden, consider allowing kids to make their own unique flower pots. You can purchase flower pot craft kits and paints at many stores that are specially designed for painting on plastic or ceramic. By letting kids make their own unique pots with craft supplies they are able to make their first garden more personal. These pots can in many cases also be used year after year, allowing kids to enjoy their unique projects for many years to come. If you have a large area, you may also want help kids make their own birdhouses and labels for their plants, helping them make their gardening experience even better!