Fun Stuff for Kids


For the past several years, it seems the party industry has had a love affair with the humble little jar – from pretty mason jar drinks and upcycled centerpieces to favor/gift jars filled with all kinds of tasty treats. That’s why the {brand new!} book I’m going to tell you about today is just so […]

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As promised in our Rainbow Unicorn Party post, here are the step by step instructions to create your own “Paint by Party” cookies! As Jessica suggests, these could take on any form — they would be super cute as baby carriages or colorful POPsicles for a baby shower, jungle animals or Princess wands for a kid’s […]

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YOU GUYS!!! I can’t hold back any longer, I’m so excited to share these ideas with you! Hello lovely ladies! It’s Jen, your Orange County photographer here at Hostess With The Mostess. I adore working with you and your families. You always trust me to come up with creative ideas, and execute the most stunning photo shoots […]

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Jennifer Shah of The Pear Events fired up her team to create this incredibly creative (and super stylish!) Sound the Alarm Firehouse Birthday Party for her son. After rescuing {toy} kitties from trees and adopting plush Dalmations from Spot’s Bounce House, these junior fire fighters got to try their skills out on some REAL firefighter equipment… […]

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I grew up going camping with my family every Summer, so it’s no wonder why I love this Plaid & Pine Outdoorsman Party from Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake! Abigail’s family went to Green Valley Lake every Summer growing up and they’ve now started to continue that tradition with the youngest generation of their […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend CUSTOM ILLUSTRATED PRINTABLES as shown in this unique “SHENANIGANS” party theme I designed for my son. This is the ultimate in custom parties as […]

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When life hands you lemons, throw a super adorable party! Brooke Pratt of Sucre Shop did just that with this Cute Pink & Yellow Lemonade Stand for her daughter Margot’s 5th birthday. I love the sweet pink & yellow color palette, which the birthday girl matches perfectly, and that mom and dad came together to build the perfect […]

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Okay… let’s DIG IN to this Bright and Bold Construction Party, which Gwynn of  Gwynn of Gwynn Wasson Designs cleverly assembled for her son’s 4th Birthday! All of the guests got to enjoy a kids-sized bulldozer and wrecking ball, complete with “brick walls” to knock down! As if that isn’t enough fun on its own, they also […]

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Tweet Tweet! A little bird told me about this AMAZING Flirty Birdie Forest Party by Angela DiVincenti of Angela Marie Events, and I am just swooning. The bright colors really pop against the natural scenery, from bright patterned printables and candies, to the cupcakes and table runner. Being outdoors, Angela made sure to include plenty of natural touches as well, like […]

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With movies like The Hunger Games and Disney’s Brave becoming so popular, kids are really loving the bow and arrow lately. Right on trend, Kerri King of Big K, little k designs collaborated with her daughter, who loves the movie Brave (but mainly for Merida’s archery skills) to create this Girly and Stylish Bow & Arrow Themed Party. I love that the kids got […]

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Alexis Turner of Sugar Sweet hypothesized that her son would love this Science Experiment Birthday Party, and I think we can all agree that she was spot on! I love how the radioactive green & black color palette plus the use of dry ice really brings this party to life. The science-filled chalkboard backdrop brings me right back to […]

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Grab your telescopes and flashlights because Sara Schmutz of Confetti Sunshine organized 15 vendors to collaborate on a Crafty & Playful Stargazing Party that looks like such a BLAST! With free printables, tons of kid-friendly craft ideas {+ DIY instructions} and creative activities, these ideas are fantastic for a fun family night even if a party isn’t on your calendar.  PARTY […]

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Back to school is in full swing right now, and for my latest post over at Glam I rounded up 5 Cute {& Homemade} Back To School Party Dessert Ideas to try out! From clever edible “pencils” to cute school bus cake pops, these are all super creative ways to get your kids (and you!) ready for class. Added bonus: […]

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Grab a ball, board or hang on to a fin! Celebrating summer fun, Michelle Stewart of Michelle’s Party Plan-It beat the heat with a little tropical fun! ;) Her Surfer Style Kids Pool Party Ideas look like such a blast! From the orange & blue scalloped cupcake toppers and beachy van shaped cookies to fishnet draping and surfboard tags, […]

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“An elegant afternoon affair to celebrate friendship, cherish classic literature, and commemorate the first day of Kindergarten for some very lovely little ladies.” Nicole Gould of Million Dollar $mile Celebrations invited her daughters’ future classmates to a “Cherish The Classics” Book Themed Back to School Tea Party inspired by female writers with creative book page inspired decor. I love […]

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Miranda Konieczny of Whimsically Detailed wanted to give a little love back, and decided a giveaway with a “party in a box” for a child in need would be a fun way to do it… but because of a lovely letter, it turned into something more (read the full story in her details). She hosted a special event […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Look for Less” series sharing my “Sprinkles” Cupcake Decorating Bar! Today’s guest post is all about setting up a fun and creative party activity where your guests will decorate their own cupcakes and provide a decor WOW FACTOR to your party! Be sure to scroll […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with a brand new series “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning!  Today’s guest post is all about Doodle Cakes! A doodle cake is a regular cake covered in white fondant icing that can be decorated with edible […]

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If you’re dreaming of cozy hot drinks and gingerbread houses Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party has a holiday party that while tickle your tastebuds! She had a genius idea to throw a Sweet Gingerbread House Decorating Party so the kids could play while the moms could have a chance to chat. From her hot cocoa bar with amazing gingerbread […]

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When Glad® asked me to be their December blogger for Mom Made and come up with a winter recipe utilizing their versatile containers, I thought it would be fun to create some cool Arctic Shark Glaciers! This a quick, fun project to make for a kids party or play date – and easy enough for […]

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