25 Fun and Easy uses for Balloons
Jun11

25 Fun and Easy uses for Balloons

Ideas for using Balloons… (other than simply blowing them up)  Here are some fun things to do with and make out of balloons. To decorate for a minion party, float yellow, latex, helium-filled balloons around your house. Using a permanent-ink marker, draw black goggles and blue overalls on each one, again resembling the minions. Draw a Minion face on a balloon using a marker pen. Children can take these home afterwards. Play...

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6 Budget Birthday Party Ideas For Kids
Mar07

6 Budget Birthday Party Ideas For Kids

If money is tight and your child’s birthday is on the way, don’t panic. There are plenty of ways you can throw your little one a fantastic party on a budget. Remember, cutting down on birthday party spending, does not have to mean cutting down on the fun for the big day. Thrifty tips for keeping to your party budget To guide you through throwing a birthday party on a budget, here are some clever low-cost birthday tips and ideas. Keep...

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32 World Book Day Dress Up Ideas
Mar05

32 World Book Day Dress Up Ideas

Some inspiration for World Book Day dress up. World Book day does not have be a stressful event for dressing up. We usually go through our dress up box and pick out items we think we can turn into a character from a book. Rather than finding a book we love and trying to get the costume, we go with who can we be using  xyz! Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written...

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Four Fabulous Kids Party Ideas
Mar04

Four Fabulous Kids Party Ideas

Kids Party Ideas Every parent wants to throw their child a fun and memorable party for their birthday, especially if that birthday is a particularly significant one. However, with all the other commitments in life it can be difficult to dedicate lots of time and effort to the planning and organisation. Even before you have considered the food, games, decorations, etc., you have to come up with a good party idea, which can often be the...

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How to throw a Fabulous Gruffalo Party
Mar04

How to throw a Fabulous Gruffalo Party

Ideas for a Gruffalo Party I’ve never met anyone who does not like or love the children’s book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. It has been a  favourite in our home for the last 8 years and my three never tire of hearing it over and over. I think I have read it so often as both a parent and a teacher that I can recite it verbatim. I love a themed party so when my eldest son turned 4, he was very much into The Gruffalo...

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How to Make a Gruffalo Cake
Feb28

How to Make a Gruffalo Cake

How to make a Gruffalo cake My son wanted a Gruffalo cake for his 4th birthday. It was such fun to make and far easier than I expected! It was a perfect addition to his Gruffalo themed party. I baked a dome shaped cake in a rounded cake tin and 3 small circle layers. Using vanilla butter cream, I sandwiched the layers together. I used a regular sponge cake recipe, but any dense cake (easier to carve) will do. The arms and legs are...

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