Fun Stuff for Kids


These printable Holiday Photo Booth Accessories from Paper and Cake are such a FUN idea for holiday parties – or a great way to add humor to that Christmas card photo! This collection includes: Mustaches, Lips, Santa Hat, Santa Beard, Mrs. Claus’ spectacles, Reindeer Antlers, Rudolf’s Red Nose, & Pennant Banner. {$9.95 at Paper and […]

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How adorable are these Fur Ball and String Monster cupcakes?! You could probably serve them any time of year, but they’d be really super-cute for Halloween too! These wide-eyed little creatures are from the book What’s New, Cupcake?, which makes for a great gift idea for your favorite hostesses, moms (of all ages!), and party […]

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In continuation of the fun gummy candy skewers featured last week, here are the complete details from the fabulous Preppy Beach party created by Stephanie of Couture Parties. Creative details include fun ideas like a decorate-your-own sailor hat station for the kids, blue jello cups “swimming” with candy fish, and a super-cute homemade banner that […]

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Stephanie from the fabulous Couture Parties created these oh-so-clever Gummy Candy Skewer favors for a “Preppy Beach Party” she recently designed, and she was kind enough to share a step-by-step tutorial with us here! One of the best things about this favor idea is that it can easily be tailored to other themes too… For […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered!! And the THREE randomly selected winners are… Commenters #158 – Christi, #311 – Monica, and #356 – Tiffany. Congrats!! ***** I’m SO very excited about today’s giveaway from girls party and decor compay Heart to Heart! Not only are their products […]

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Waiter, there’s an ant on my cupcake!” That was one of the comments I got on twitter last night after posting these “Ants on a Picnic” cupcakes from What’s New, Cupcake?. =) But wait… these are the kind of bugs that you actually WANT at your party! You know… the kind that are made from […]

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In continuing with Friday’s post, here is Part 2 of the 12 Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas, with additional series-inspired treats, decor, and party activities like “Enchanted Dragon Eggs” & a “Magical Creature Hunt“….

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For all the Harry Potter fans out there – or parents of fans looking to throw a themed birthday bash for your little ones – I wanted to share some of the 12 Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas that I recently worked on for iVillage.com, which include everything from themed food & drinks to favors […]

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Even if you’re planning a fancy Easter brunch for friends & family, it’s always a good idea to have a separate table for the little ones… not only is it fun for them to have a playful, kid-friendly setting of their own, but it also reduces the risk of spills & slips with the adult […]

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I have to admit that today’s Real Party feature makes me extra-happy… because it was inspired by a theme found right here at HWTM! Jennifer Gentry took our Bedtime Stories Baby Shower and spun it into a seriously fabulous birthday party for her son! There are so many clever elements to this party… from the […]

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I stumbled across these adorable nylon ladybugs recently and thought they’d be the perfect starting point for a Modern Ladybug party theme! Ladybugs are always cute for kids birthday parties and “Lovebug” Valentine’s Day parties, but this theme can even translate beautifully for a girlie baby shower or bridal shower. For adult-friendly parties, just make […]

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We’ve covered a ton of Halloween dessert & treat recipes this month, but not a lot of ideas for when you (or your kids) need to eat something other than sugar! So here are 10 creative ideas for Halloween-themed meals that loved ones & party guests are sure to get a kick out of… 1. […]

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I’m excited to share some inspiring party pics with you today… Clau! created this wonderfully colorful candy/dessert buffet for her nephew’s M&M-themed birthday. Everything is bright & cheerful, just like a birthday should be! One of the first things to catch my eye was this awesome Kit Kat / M&M birthday cake, which she found […]

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Attn: Sweet Tooths – Did you know that there’s an entire website dedicated to “crafty recipes” starring m&ms, Snickers, Dove Chocolate, Twix, 3 Musketeers, and MilkyWay?! BrightIdeas.com is exactly that… and there are oodles of fun treats on there for all sorts of occasions. In honor of the sweet-&-spooky holiday that’s right around the corner, […]

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Kids bored with lunch? Get ready for a serious dose of creative juice that they’re sure to love! Funky Lunch has an entire gallery of artistic sandwich creations – from Hello Kitty to Sponge Bob and everything in between… there’s even a Grand Piano design with the top propped up! These ideas are super cute […]

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Most of us immediately think of kids toy sets when we hear the brand name “LEGO“, but did you know that they also make fun kitchen & dining accessories too?! Here are a few fun LEGO entertaining finds for the young & young at heart! Pictured above: Kitchen Storage Set – 4 stackable acrylic containers […]

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We’re going bananas over this monkey themed first birthday that Shawna Pardo, coordinator and owner of Trio Events, threw in honor of her son’s first birthday! Shawna wanted to put a “swinging spin” on the usual jungle-themed children’s party. With a little help from some gorillas, orangutans and spider monkeys, Shawna turned her backyard into […]

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These Ice Invaders silicone ice cube trays are way too fun! The perfect addition for any 80′s party or alien/outerspace birthday theme, they also make a great novelty gift idea for gamers or children of the Awesome 80′s! Tray measures 8.5″ x 5″. ($7.49 at perpetualkid.com)

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There’s more to Easter egg decorating than what comes in a box! Give your eggs a fun, crafty look this year by dying them in extra-bright shades of your favorite hues, then decorating them with ribbon, stickers, thin strips of scrapbook paper, and faux flowers. Use clear-drying glue to attach the details.

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This one’s for the kiddies… a fun little craft project + “friendly” holders for all those Easter Bunny treats! (Full instructions for both versions after the jump…)

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