Tuesday 25 November 2014
Though your child's natural inclination will not yet be to assume the perfect role of host, you can prevent embarrassing rudeness by talking about the party beforehand. We are so used to party traditions that we often forget to tell a 2 or 3 year old what to expect. It’s a good idea to talk about the sequence of events and the rules you expect to be followed. You can try to get a few simple messages about good manners across to all but the youngest of children by following these simple suggestions:
•Encourage your child to disguise his or her ‘me first’ behavior, at least to the extent of saying hello to the guests before grabbing the presents.
Friday 21 November 2014
Thursday 20 November 2014
Let your imagination go wild with this fun party theme. If your kid loves to paint, draw or create, they will enjoy an artist party.
Instead of traditional party games, plan simple art activities but keep in mind that art is about the process not the final product. Instead of planning craft activities where the guest make something from a model, provide a variety of materials and let the children be creative.
Younger kids will enjoy creating masterpieces using finger paints, clay,and stickers. If you are concerned about messes and spills, take the party outside.
Get rolls of newsprint from the local newspaper (they often sell roll ends for quite a bargain). Roll out the paper along the floor or tape to a wall to provide a giant mural or banner that everyone can work on together.
Give the children sidewalk chalk to decorate the driveway or sidewalk in front of your house.
Buy large plastic painting sheets or tarps at the dollar store and completely cover the floor and wall of
Tuesday 11 November 2014
When it comes to presents I prefer to leave the present opening for the end of the party but really,
Friday 7 November 2014
Fridays we like to give away free printables to use at your next party. This week's freebie is a cake favor box that you can use at your next bakers themed party or any festive occasion. Click to download pdf and enjoy!
Thursday 6 November 2014
Purchase or make plain aprons for the kids to decorate with fabric markers and accessories.
Play games like Don’t Eat Pete, Memory Tray (using kitchen gadgets), Pass the Parcel, Pin the Smile on the Gingerbread Cookie, Cookie Jar (like Fruit Basket but change the fruit to be different cookies like chocolate chip, peanutbutter, ginger snaps etc), Smell it!, Feel it! or Cake, Cake, Pie (Duck, Duck, Goose).
With game prizes, baked treats and fun aprons, you won't even have to have a goodie bag.