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Birthday party theme ideas and planning a trouble-free day. Ideas on how to turn those special holidays and events - Christmas, New Year, Harvesting, Easter, Halloween, and others - into memorable ocassions.
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6 Clever Ways to Organise a Budget Birthday Party For Kids

We all want to spoil and treat our children on their birthdays but sometimes it’s not always possible. 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


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.

Monster Party Invitation

Make these monster themed invitations for a birthday or Halloween party. They can be a scary or as cute as you like and could be adapted to other characters to suit a variety of party themes.

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From Santa with Love

Santa Claus is coming to town! But before he does, he has a personalised letter for every child excitedly waiting for his annual visit.

The NSPCC’s Letter from Santa fundraising initiative gives parents, grandparents and anyone else the chance to nominate someone special to receive a magical letter from Santa for a suggested donation of £5. The letter is personalised with the child’s name and age and is sure

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Fireworks Safety and Etiquette

Fireworks are lots of fun but they can also be very dangerous. If you are not planning going to an organised fireworks event but rather to have fireworks of your own, make sure that you tell everyone involved all about keeping safe.

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot,
We see no reason,
Why gunpowder treason,
Should ever be forgot!

Follow these

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Halloween Mummie Party Favours

Yummy Mummies: Have lots of fun with your toddler creating these great party favours. They look very good as Halloween table decorations filled with all sorts of goodies.

Party Time Bunting

Thinking of having a party? Here is a simple, effective way to brighten up any venue no matter what size or shape it is..These are even great outdoors.

Australia Day – 26th January

What is Australia Day about?

Australia Day, celebrated on the 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain. It also marks the  the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788.

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Minion Party Games Ideas

My gorgeous middle child just turned 6 and for his special day he wanted a Minion Party based on the Minions from the movie Despicable Me. Here are some ideas to use when planning your One in a Minion party. We did some of these activities but not all, I’ve included all the ideas I found when organising the party so that you have a  wider selection to choose from, Tank Yu!

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5 No Fuss Minion Party Decoration Ideas

My son recently had a birthday and for his special day he wanted a Minion Party based on the Minions from the movie Despicable Me. Here are some decorating ideas to use when planning your One in  Minion party.  I’ve included some PDF printables for you to download and use for your little person.

6 Helpful Birthday Present Ideas

6 Helpful Birthday Present Ideas

Whilst chatting to readers on social media, one of the mums, whose child has recently started school asked this question.

I am now a mom to a son who goes to school and he has received a birthday invite.  This would be my first party that I don’t know the kid or parents. What do I buy the child??  ~Anon

I too have been a little anxious about this. I have 3 children and have

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18 Halloween Dress Up Costume Ideas

Looking for some inspiration for your children’s Halloween costumes? Take a look at our picture gallery. These are my three kid’s costumes from the last 8 years. I always go for whatever is quick, easy and the cheapest costumes we can find or create. As you can see my girl likes to be a witch or zombie but my boys change their ideas often. We have black cats,