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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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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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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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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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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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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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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