Need ideas for a blow-out that won't break the bank?
What's in the perfect goody bag?
Read on for ideas and inspiration for a memorable celebration!
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Birthday Party Craft and Party Favor Ideas
You’re a Doll!A basket of clothespins, craft paints, markers, and pens are all you’ll need for this fun party craft idea by Making It Lovely. The kids will have fun personalizing their own batch of clothespin dolls or making them to trade with each other. Octo-plushyThis splashy craft by WRead More »
Green Bites: Alone Time in the Family Spa
Alone time. As parents, we need, crave and must protect our alone time. Engineering alone-time opportunities is one of those must-have developmental parenting survival skills — which hopefully every one of us acquires after only a few “mommy/daddy totally loses it” episodes, which can take the formRead More »
Chinese Zodiac for Kids and Parents
What does the Chinese zodiac have to tell us about our children — and how best to parent them? Every mindful parent seeks to provide his or her child with the best (and most self-aware) support and guidance possible. The process of parenting inevitably brings us closer to better understanding ourseRead More »
15 Fun Birthday Ideas and Activities for Kids
Entertain pint-sized partygoers with these mini pull piñatas featured on Love + Cupcakes. Easily made with upcycled toilet paper tubes, tissue paper, ribbon, and string, these colorful piñatas reveal treats and fun surprises for all after a quick tug on their hanging ribbons. What a perfect ctivityRead More »
15 Amazing Kids’ Birthday Party Themes
In need of a little color at your next big bash? Kara's Party Ideas shares this gorgeous idea for throwing a rainbow-rrific summer fête and — if you can believe it — everything featured is homemade and budget-friendly! Besides having plenty of bright and beautiful hues to get the day off to a colorfRead More »
2012 Golden Teddy Winners: Activities for Kids
Farmers Market Winner: Ballard Farmers Market A huge, year-round Sunday event in the heart of this historic neighborhood, Ballard Farmers Market offers far more than produce. There are dozens of hot-food (and cold!) vendors; artists selling crafts and jewelry; terrific window shopping; and moreRead More »
12 Summer Birthday Party Activities for Kids
Wonderful Wipeout If your little one loves the popular reality competition show Wipeout, consider throwing a wet and wild bash like this one featured on Beth & Company! To get started on their own Wipeout course, creative Mama Beth rented an inflatable water slide, stocked a soapy water kiddiRead More »
Green Birthday Bashes for Kids: Great Ideas for Eco-Friendly Celebrations
When my son turned 2, we celebrated by inviting all of his friends over. We had fun, but I remember the aftermath: a floor covered with jellybeans and frosting (the kids each decorated their own airplane-shaped cupcakes), and toys everywhere (in places we would still be discovering weeks later). IRead More »