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Host a Cookie Exchange! Free Cookie Recipes!

The holidays aren't complete without cookies!  Lots, and lots of cookies! Cookies are not one of my favorite things to make, but every year at this time I get out my cookie sheets and make several types of cookies.  It's a lot of work! To cut down on some work and still get a variety of cookies it's a great idea to have a cookie exchange.  Invite friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers for a couple of fun filled hours to get together and exchange their favorite ...

DIY Thanksgiving Buffet Table – Free Printables

The Thanksgiving table can get very crowded.  What with the turkey, side dishes, gravy, and sauces, there's no place for anyone to actually sit down and eat! I solved this problem long ago by setting up a Thanksgiving Buffet Table for all the food and having an adult table as well as a kids' table. Depending on the space you have and the number of guests you are expecting this could take some doing. You might consider setting up different stations or bars; appetizer, sides, desserts, and ...

Kids’ Thanksgiving Craft Table

  Whenever we have a large family get together with lots of kids we like to set up a special table Kids' Table.  Not only does it frees up room on the dining table it makes them feel special, and keeps the kids entertained during the meal. This works great on Thanksgiving!  Set up a kids' Thanksgiving craft table within view of adults so you can keep an eye on them.  Keep them busy coloring their own place mat before the meal.  A cute pilgrim hat crayon holder on each place ...

6 November Kids’ Party Themes – FREE Printables

Planning and throwing a kid's birthday party in November can be trying when many of us have Thanksgiving events to plan as well. November and December are probably two of the busiest months in our family specially when we expect out of town friends and family to join us for the holidays.  But that doesn't mean that November and December birthdays should be forgotten, everyone wants to feel special on his or her birthday! Here are 6 party themes for November to help you plan your child's ...

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is on Friday.  It's not to late to throw a Halloween party.  When my kids were young we used to throw a pre-trick-or-treat party, it was lots of fun! Consider inviting friends over for pot luck, it makes it easier to feed excited kids.  And making one dish to share is easier than preparing the whole dinner yourself. A few games before hitting the streets gets the evening off to a good start.  Then wind things down after trick-or-treating by sharing a good Halloween ...

DIY Pirate Party – FREE Printable Treasure Hunt Clues

Ahoy Mateys!  Nothing’s more fun than a Pirate party where little buccaneers can dress up and let their imaginations go wild. Planning a pirate party is lots of fun and will fit any budget; all it takes is a little imagination and some planning.  Online sites like Partybell.com, and Shindigz.com and Paperstyle.com have budget friendly party décor, favors, and more. We hosted my grandson’s 6th. Birthday at our neighborhood park.  The wide open grassy area was a great venue for the ...

6 October Kid’s Party Themes

October is a fun month to have a birthday party. There are so many themes to choose from it will be hard to decide which one you want to use. Bright fall colors make eye popping decorations.  Take advantage of the bounty of fresh fruits and veggies fall offers and serve healthy party food like zucchini pizza!     Here are 6 party themes for your October born child. Halloween Party! For late October birthdays there's nothing wrong with combining the birthday party with a ...

6 September Kid’s Party Themes – FREE Printables

September is a great time to throw a party, there are so many fun ideas for a party theme.  Don't think that just because it's fall you should be limited to fall themes and colors for your September born child's birthday party. Since the weather may be starting to get cooler and unpredictable it's probably a good idea to host a September party indoor or in a covered area. Here are some ideas for your September party, I hope you will find something you and your children will love! Cinder...

Start The School Year Off Right, With A Back To School Party!

One of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child, is a love of learning. This starts with reading and teaching and showing enthusiasm when a child learns something, even before they are school age. An involved and dedicated parent can open a magical world of learning in a young mind. This gift grows with the child and transferred into everything the child does. Therefore, it is not surprising that a parent who shows excitement and spirit about an upcoming school year, has a child ...

DIY Photo Centerpiece

We hosted my mother's 80th. Birthday Party  in her Texas home the other year.  3 rows of retangular tables were set up in her driveway between the main house and the guest house.  We decided that the simplest and easiest way to decorate the tables was by placing groups of Mason Jars in 3 different sizes along the center of each row. Mason Jars are so versatile, they come in several sizes, can hold almost anything, and can be decorated to fit your theme and color scheme.  For our event ...