Fun Stuff for Kids


Hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving! Even though Turkey Day has passed for this year, I wanted to share this cute & super-duper easy “Glove Turkey” kids table centerpiece that I made for local news segment this week. It’s a fun kids Thanksgiving craft project you can bookmark for next year, AND it would […]

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Over the river, and through the woods to this Whimsical Woodland Thanksgiving we go! Loralee Lewis designed amazing printables where rustic whimsy meets a traditionally formal event- for a cute kids Thanksgiving table. She gathered it all together in the autumn woods with burlap, nature inspired accents and festive fall pumpkins! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – “100% Homemade […]

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Karen sure knows how to whip up a kids party that still looks elegant enough for the adults to love! Her Rustic Backyard Kids Thanksgiving has a full picnic spread of themed treats (I am loving the mini “Pilgrim Ship” pies!) elevated on eclectic kitchen canisters and outdoor fun (painting, swings & teepees!) to make a memorable holiday for the […]

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Cris of Crissy’s Crafts definitely lives up to her name with her latest party to share: a playful & modern Crafty Kids Chevron Thanksgiving (featuring an adorable printable set from Amanda’s Parties to Go)! What a fun way for the pint-sized guests to celebrate the holiday… making chevron-feathered hats, coloring printables, gobbling up treats, and keeping busy with […]

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If you’re hosting pint-sized guests for Thanksgiving this year, here’s some fun inspiration for you from Paula of Frog Prince Paperie! In addition to making the kids Thanksgiving table extra special with things like DIY fabric flowers and decorations that they can help create, Paula also has some fun Kids Thanksgiving Crafts in her “busy boxes” to […]

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The teamwork between Juju’s Tutus, Angela Saban Design and Diana Elizabeth Photography is truly amazing! Together they envisioned and created an Under the Big Top Circus Party with INCREDIBLE  circus themed costumes for kids (which is especially timely with Halloween right around the corner!).  PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – FANTASTIC argyle & striped cake with a giant red ball + […]

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HWTM Guest Contributor, Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff, here to share a rustic meets crafty backyard camping party!  If you love burlap, twine, sparklers and camping themed treats, it shouldn’t be hard to “lure” you in to this adorable backyard camping party by Stephanie Monge of MonMell Designs. PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Burlap […]

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Now here’s a clever way to your kids excited about learning: celebrate back to school with a Picnic & Book Exchange Party! I love the direction Kara of Lillian Hope Designs took for this back to school party… a book exchange is a great way to share favorite summer reads with friends and reconnect with classmates from the past school […]

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Who doesn’t love free printables, right? ;) Amanda’s Party To Go always has colorful and fun themes to choose from, and Cris of Crissy’s Crafts is sharing some beyond-creative Back To School Party Ideas featuring Amanda’s FREE Back to School Printables! Cris really is super crafty (hello, Twizzler pencils and grape “bookworms”!). If you haven’t seen her work yet, you’re in […]

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It’s hard to believe that summer is already winding down… and that school will be here before we know it! Here’s something that should help get your little ones excited for all the new adventures the school year will bring… Giggles Galore dreamed up this incredibly creative Back to School “Book Worm” Bash, featuring adorable […]

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{HWTM contributor Tonya Coleman of Soireé Event Design here!} In this month’s post, I challenged my friend, Michelle Burt, owner of Maddycakes Muse (a DIY craft blog) to join me in bringing you not just one, but TWO “Budget Chic” parties! THE CHALLENGE: 1 WEEK + 1 THEME + 1 BUDGET + 1 STORE We […]

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Who knew school could be such a blast, right?! ;)  Leslie gets at A+ for this adorable School House Inspired Birthday Party that she dreamed up for her daughter Kate, who happens to be super excited about starting preschool soon! Playfully dubbed “Ms. Kate’s Class”, this sweet party is full of clever ideas for any […]

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Winner update: 8/16/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenters #77 – GRICEL CHAVEZ Congrats, have fun planning your baby shower! ***** Who doesn’t love a shopping spree to anywhere!? Well, for my fellow party lovers, this one should be especially enticing, because it’s a generous $150 SHOPPING SPREE {+ […]

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Abigail of Paper & Cake always comes up with clever & unique party ideas, and with the weather heating up right now – we’re especially loving her newest reason to celebrate: a Summer Popsicle Party! She partnered with The HOPEFULL Company which provides products and recipes for nutritious popsicles for those (mainly children) who are undergoing chemotherapy, or […]

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Game ON! Bridget from Bridgey Widgey designed such a clever & creative Game Night Party filled with board game inspired ideas like a Twister “table cloth” and Scrabble tile food & drink signs. One of my favorite details has got to be the Monopoly inspired “Water Works” sign sitting next to the water bottles though… […]

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Are you ready for some summer fun?! Laura of LAURA’S little PARTY designed this Summer Pool Party for her daughter and her friends – to help them celebrate what is likely one of their favorite times of the year. ;) And something most moms will appreciate too: this budget-smart bash features lots of $1 items and FREE printables from Amanda’s […]

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New twists on traditional holidays are always fun, and this Easter Bunny PIRATE Party from Cio Prints is definitely a new combination – at least in my book! The “pirate” angle was inspired by the popular “hunting for treasure-filled eggs” Easter activity – which is exactly what pirates do… well, the hunting for treasure part at least. […]

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Jessica from Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design here… I love creating clever party decor for events that are smart, budget-friendly and versatile enough to continue to be used after the confetti and cupcakes are all gone. So today I’m here to share with you a DIY Denim Pocket Banner I created for my daughter’s “Pocket […]

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There’s something about brightly colored and delightfully squishy dough that is just so much fun as a kid… (and actually as an adult too – as I’ve been reminded lately when playing with my almost-2-year-old!). And because this childhood favorite is also a very popular kids party activity,  I’m especially loving the fun, unique twist […]

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Hope you’re ready to get your sweet tooth on, because our SWEET SHOPPE Valentine’s Day Party is all about confection perfection!  Maureen Anders here (of Anders Ruff Custom Designs) – and I’m thrilled to be posting for the very first time as a guest contributor on the fabulous Hostess Blog!  I knew my first post had to […]

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