Posted under: games & activities



Under the Sea party: Cole is 3 and Tate is 1!

I just adore this Under the Sea party filled with summer-worthy kids’ activities, cute craft projects, and hints of sailors and pirates, too! It’s a joint celebration for brothers Cole, age 3, and Tate, age 1. The party was planned by the birthday boys’ crafty …

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“Onesie station” baby shower activity

Everyone who’s ever planned a baby shower has run into the same dilemma: what to do for the games? It can be tricky to come up with something fun and original that will occupy guests for more than a few moments. That’s why this baby …

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FREE! Printable sock monkey puppet template

At long last, it’s my most requested, most in-demand free printable… the Create Your Own Sock Monkey Puppet kit! This adorable project first debuted last summer in a fabulous sock monkey party that was featured on Amy Atlas and Kara’s Party Ideas in addition to …

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Cooking party: Jackson is 5!

A very sweet customer, Kristi, recently threw a cooking party for her youngest son Jackson. Besides having a cooking theme, it was also a pool party, and Jackson and his friends had a blast frosting cakes, decorating aprons, and going swimming. And just check out …

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Alligator party ideas

Planning an alligator party? Here are some fun finds, plus a whole lot of ideas that will make planning the menu a breeze! 1. These felt alligator clothespins (sold by bakkal on Etsy) could be part of the decor or given as favors. Or, you …

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Rock star party: Landon is 1!

One of my sweet customers, Laura, threw a rock star party for her son Landon’s first birthday, and she made a homemade cake and cookies that are a perfect match to Landon’s printables! The two-tier cake features red fondant guitars, light aqua stars, and a …

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Celebrating your one-year-old’s firsts

Lots of eagle-eyed party planners caught a special detail in a party I featured recently and have been asking me for the full scoop. I’m happy to let you in on all the details, because it’s one of my favorite first birthday party ideas yet! …

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{one pretty pin} Beehive piñata

Just too precious! This bumblebee piñata is a DIY tutorial over at Country Living, with instructions for both the hive and the bees. The piñata starts with an oversized balloon, and overall it only costs $10 to make the whole project – bees and all! …

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Preppy bumblebee party: Lindley is 2!

I’m thrilled as can “bee” to feature this fabulous bumblebee theme party! One of my sweetest and DIY-savviest repeat customers, Jenn, recently threw this party for her daughter Lindley. Jenn’s vision for the party – yellow polka dots, black and white houndstooth, and little buzzing …

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How to make candy pacifiers {to play “don’t say baby”}

You know the baby shower game, “don’t say baby”? It’s the one where each guest gets a token such as a pin or a necklace, and if you catch someone saying “baby” they have to give you their token. Then, at the end of the …

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