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5 Party Themes Your Pre-Schoolers Will Love

Judging by our pre-schoolers, aka my grandchildren, 4 year old Jett, and 3 year old twins Harper and Sadi, pre-schoolers love parties.  Any party! Our pre-schoolers love birthday parties (specially their own), Halloween parties, Christmas parties, and what ever other party they are invited to.  Of course I'm pretty sure they got their love of parties from us.  We love throwing parties! First Birthday Parties are always a big deal.  It's probably one of the few, if not the only one,  ...

Last Minute Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

When my kids were young we always had a neighborhood Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sundays.  It's a great day to get together for some fun, food, and neighborly chats; and a great way to use up all those hard boiled eggs. It didn't take a lot of effort on anyone's part since everyone was dying Easter eggs anyway.  After the hunt some of the adults would supervise the kids in games and the others would head to the kitchen to turn the eggs into Egg Salad Sandwiches.  The rest of the luncheon food ...

The Best Chicken Marsala Recipe

One of my favorite dishes is Chicken Marsala.  I've tried many different recipes in my quest for the perfect one; tweaking each one until it was just right. Here is the recipe I use and my family loves it.  The sauce in this version is thicker and creamier than other versions due to the heavy cream and corn starch.  If you want a thinner sauce please read the notes at the end to see what ingredients can be omitted or substituted. This recipe is very easy to make and should be served ...

Fun Kids’ Party Ideas

Our family loves to host kids' parties.  With 5 grandchildren my kids and I throw plenty of birthday parties every year.  Of course half the fun is preparing for the parties, that is once you've decided on the venue.  For us the venue always seems to prove the most difficult part. Once the venue has been decided we select the theme.  Usually the  kids know exactly what they want and help with the planning. We've hosted all sorts of themed parties I thought I'd share some fun Kids' Party ...

6 Boy’s Party Themes

Three times a year we spend many hours planning a birthday party for one of my 3 older grandsons.  Planning for children's parties is lots of fun, once you decide on a party theme.  Deciding on a theme is a different story, deciding on a boy's theme can be difficult unless the children are old enough to choose his own.  Once we decide on a theme we set about making adding our own special touches to make it our own. Here are 6 party themes for little boys.  I hope it inspires you and ...

Fun Party Games and Activities for Kids’ Parties

I love throwing parties, specially kids' parties.  Kids' parties are fun and easy.  Children are so much easier to entertain, all you really need for a successful kids' party are a cake, ice cream, party games. and  activities! Of course party games and activities must be age appropriate and coordinate with your party theme. Many party games and activities can be adapted to the children's age and party theme. Here are some classic party games and activities we've adapted for our parties...

DIY Super Bowl Snack Stadiums

We all know that Super Bowl Sunday is not just about football, in fact for many it a day to gorge on all sorts of snacks.  It seems that no Super Bowl Party in recent years is complete without a Snack Stadium, what better way to combine the love of football with the love of snack foods?  Snack stadiums can be as simple as a pan of guacamole dip surrounded by tortilla chips and veggies or as elaborate as the 2 story creation pictured above complete with hoagies, hot dogs, twinkies, and ...

Kids’ Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

So you want to throw a Kids' Valentine's Day Party, how fun! As you may know our family loves to throw parties,  we use any excuse or holiday.  So  of course we think Valentine's Day is a great day to have a party!  A Valentine's Day Party  doesn't have to take too much thinking, you already know your colors are going to be red and pink for the most part.  And you have to have hearts, lots of hearts! Here are some ideas to help you plan a Valentine's Day Party! Check out this centerp...

Godfather Themed Adult Birthday Party

I know, sometimes coming up with a theme for an adult birthday party can be difficult.  We had this problem when we decided to throw my husband a surprise 60th. birthday party.  We tossed around several ideas including a Disco themed party, in the end we decided on a Godfather Themed Party. A Godfather theme was really perfect for this party.  And we had so much fun designing stationary, banners, posters, and centerpieces.  Best of all we could serve Italian food!  I mean who doesn't love ...

Winter Birthday Party Ideas

The holidays are over so now it's time to turn to Winter Birthday Parties.  If your child has a Winter Birthday then you know how challenging a party can be. A Winter Birthday pretty much calls for an indoor venue, unless you plan on taking everyone skiing, ice skating, or dog sledding.  Not bad ideas if you live in an area where these activities are available.  But for the rest of us who aren't so fortunate here are some winter birthday party ideas for you! Frozen Party One of the first ...