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Make sure you are part of New Zealand's fabulous kid's party website. My Kid's Party caters for a niche market of party planning kiwi parents. With great value advertising options and website visitors looking for kiwi party ideas and supplies you are in the right...

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My Philosophy on Kid’s Parties

Me at a birthday party 1979 It's all about LOVE! I love kid’s parties… I love the excitement of looking forward to an event. The bringing of people together. A chance to entertain and delight guests. I love the organising and planning for it, the creating of things...

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Party Games with Balloons

What makes a great kid’s party game? Kids just want to have fun. They want to be loud and move and laugh. They enjoy something a little funny. What do parent's want? They want the children to be entertained, to have fun and for the games to be easy for them to...

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Little Carousel – Featured Business

The Little Carousel is just what kid's parties in Christchurch needed. The Little Carousel is a boutique event styling and hire business specialising in children's birthday parties. Jen Collett, the talent and style behind The Little Carousel, saw a gap for kid's...

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Lolly Cake

Lolly cake is a kiwi classic. So easy to make and a crowd pleaser at kid's parties. I always whip up a big batch making the most of the open tin of condensed milk. I cut it thinly so the sugar hit isn't too high. I store mine in the freezer once sliced ready to pull...

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10 Fabulous Paper Straw Ideas

Paper straws have so many fabulous uses for your kid's party. They come in heaps of different colours and fun patterns and can be purchased easily from many retailers. The best part is that they are biodegradable... not like their 'plastic forever' cousins. I love...

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Sustainable Kids Parties

Through creating this kids party planning website I’ve started thinking more deeply about kids parties. It has directed me towards putting into words my developing philosophy of kids parties. It has started me thinking about concepts for my philosophy on kids parties like sustainability and rubbish-free parties.

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Bunny Rabbit Shortbread

I always like to make a themed biscuit for my kid's parties. I've struggled to find the perfect recipe until I started using my Aunty Lynne's Shortbread recipe. It is easy to roll and cut plain shaped biscuits from but you can also use it with a cookie cutter. These...

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Easy DIY Tiger Costume

Creating this ferocious little tiger was so easy! The fabulous tiger fabric cost just $8 from Spotlight. It was a lovely light, stretch fabric that would have been so comfy to wear. It was also non-fraying so no need to hem. I'm all for 'easy and effective', I was so...

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Watermelon Fizz

I wanted to serve a healthy alternative to a fizzy drink at Rosa's 5th Birthday party so came up with this Watermelon Fizz. The kid's thought it was a fancy fizzy and loved it. This one's a summer party keeper. I use a 'Nutra-Bullet' but any food processor will work....

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Easy Popcorn

You don't need to buy readymade popcorn or own a popcorn maker. I've found this method to be the easiest, healthiest and most effective. I found this method on Simply Recipes. I've tried a few methods but this is now my trusted party popcorn recipe. Two batches of...

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Neapolitan Rice Krispie

The first time I saw a photo of Neapolitan Rice Krispie I knew I would have to make it one day. The gorgeous layers of strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. Rosa's 5th Birthday Party was the perfect occasion to try some out. I searched the internet for a recipe and then...

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Yogurt Mango Mini Ice Blocks

These homemade treats are a regular in our house and make the perfect summer party food for little hands. I've varied this recipe in so many ways by changing the fruit to pineapple, banana or whatever fruit I have, sprinkling something else on the top like chia seeds...

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Add a touch of ‘Donut’ to your next party.

Donuts Yes donuts are 'on trend' and rocking the party scene. Such a fun, crowd pleasing addition. Have a look at how you can add delicious donuts to your next party. A donut wall. Use a peg board for an easy DIY Donut wall. Some party hire shops are also beginning to...

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Great NZ Birthday Cake Book

What is the favourite book in our house at the moment? The Great New Zealand Birthday Cake Book! Come bedtime we have had arguments every night over who gets to read it first. We have hundreds of little bits of paper stuck in pages marking their favourites. It may be worn out before their next birthdays actually come around!

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Kid’s Party Venues Christchurch

I like to try and come up with new and original places to host my kid’s parties. We have had a great little ‘bike themed party’ at Christchurch’s ‘hidden treasure’ the Westburn Bike Park in Burnside and a ‘frozen themed party’ at Soyo Frozen Yogurt Cafe in Riccarton. Sometimes places you may not think to host a party will actually work well. ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’, so there is no harm in asking if it is possible to use a place as a party venue. I’ve researched lots of great places and I hope this is a helpful resource for you. I would like to keep this article updated so if you know somewhere fabulous that I have missed please let me know.

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Kids Parties at the Air Force Museum – Advertorial

Do you have a little aviation fan? Perhaps a budding Richard Pearce or Jean Batton? Vintage and aviation is all a bit trendy at the moment and the Air Force Museum in Christchurch has fabulous party packages for you to celebrate your child’s birthday with ease and style.

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10 First Birthday Party Ideas & Activities

Your babies First Birthday is such a special celebration. I’ve shared with you my three children’s first birthdays and 10 tips to help you celebrate yours. One of my best pieces of advice for you is to get lots of photos. Ask someone to be in charge of taking the snaps for you and arm them with the camera.

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Asylum Paintball – Advertorial

So what would be your kids ultimate birthday party request? LOW IMPACT PAINTBALLING! I know my boy would LOVE to go paintballing with a group of friends.

Asylum Paintball in Kingseat, Auckland is the only place in New Zealand to have the new revolutionary low impact children’s paintball. Children as young as six can play with the lightweight, low impact balls and lighter weight markers (paintball guns).

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Easter Rocky Road

If you are looking for a cute and easy Easter treat this rocky road is great.

Simple and gorgeous – just the way we like it.

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4 Kid’s Party Trends

To finish off my ‘Party Trends for 2016 Series’ I have four goodies for you. I’m in the middle of ‘party prep madness’ at my house. I’ve included many of these trends into my kids parties. I have two of my children’s birthdays a day apart! I know, terrible planning from a self-confessed planaholic. Anyway here are the final four trends…

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Kid’s Party Trends

I've got three more hot kids party trends for you with great ideas on how to incorporate them into your celebration. 1. Useful Favors Hallelujah, at last... I've been a fan of this for a while and it seems bags of party favors are hopefully leaving us. On trend now is...

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Kids Party Trends

Want to know what’s going to be hot for kids parties this year? I’ve hunted out the top trends emerging for the coming year so you can ensure you are hosting a party with the latest style. 2016 trends are looking extra gorgeous and I’m looking forward to using many of these elements in my own kids parties this year. I’ve included practical ways to incorporate these into your parties and I’ve found local sources for products. Here are three top trends with more coming next week.

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Mini Me Ambrosia Recipe

Ambrosia is one of my favourite Christmas desserts; quick, easy and delicious. I've been exploring creating food for kids parties which is a mini version of the original. We've all seen individual jelly cups at kids parties so what about little cups of yogurt...

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Dad Bakes the Cake

What do these two handsome new-age dads have in common? They make their kids birthday cakes! My mum often jokes that my dad didn’t know where the tea towel was and now we have hands-on dads that not only empty the dishwasher but they make spectacular birthday cakes.

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Teacup Biscuits

These are the cutest little biscuits and so easy to make. I first learnt how to make them from a family friend in Oamaru. This is Rosebud’s modified version. Rosebud is only three and can whip these up on her own.

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