Fun Stuff for Kids


Parenting.com has a fabulous birthday cake gallery/tutorial that is nothing short of AMAZING! Each of the 31 cakes in this gallery comes with step-by-step instructions on how you can recreate it at home. There’s some serious creativity & resourcefulness going on here! Pictured at top: Castle cake – featuring ice cream cone turrets…SWEET! Pictured below: […]

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The Omnomicon has a fabulous step-by-step Rainbow Cake tutorial and the colorful pictures alone are positively drool-worthy! This recipe would be so much fun for a color party, a 60′s theme party, an art-lover’s birthday, or anytime you feel like brightening up the dessert table a bit. You could also take the same concept and […]

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There are some people that are creative with food, and then there are others that are just PURE GENIUS! Bakerella easily falls into the latter category – just take these ridiculously clever “Snow Globe Coca-Cola Cupcakes” for example, which she made from upside-down mini coke bottles, red baking cups, and lots of sweet stuff.  I […]

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Will there be pint-sized guests at your turkey day table? Big holiday meals like Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas Eve dinner often take up a lot of time, and little ones can get antsy sitting at the table for so long. Luckily, kids party planning expert Lisa Kothari has shared some fun, easy tips with us […]

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Happy Halloween! If you’ve got little ones, here are a few fun ideas to try with them today… starting with the fun Slime Punch pictured above (love the presentation ideas on this one!). Pictured below: • Batty Cake – This is both a dessert & a cool halloween decoration all in one! • Bat Cookies […]

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Not only is this Mummy Candy Holder idea from Parents a fun little Halloween craft project for kids, it can definitely be put to good use at your Halloween party too! A super-cute way to serve colorful candies or Spooky Snack Mix…. click here for complete instructions.

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…emphasis on the “treat“! Here’s some inspirational Halloween eye-candy for you from the fabulous Amy Atlas Events… How genius is the huge “tree” they created using branches, tons of *Orange Paper Daisies ($1.99 – $2.15 each at *luna bazaar), and Haribo Black Licorice Wheels as “ornaments”?! These cute little ghost pops remind me of something […]

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The Better Homes & Gardens website is overflowing with fantastic Halloween ideas this year! Here are a few clever eyeball-themed ideas… {clockwise from top left} Eerie Eyeball Silverware, Eerie Eyeballs Glass, Evil-Eyed Monster Mouth Treat Holder,  and Lollipop Eyeball Disguise.

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Today on Simply Stated: find more info on how to recreate these eerily cute, kid-friendly Halloween treats! (How adorable is that “Wacky Werewolf” cupcake?!)

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Serve up some fun at your Halloween breakfast or brunch with these clever Make-a-Face Halloween Pancake Molds from Williams-Sonoma! ($19.95/set of 2) …and here are a few yummy-looking, ready-to-eat treats spotted at the WS: Pictured above, clockwise from top left: Miniature Chocolate Skulls by Valerie Confections, which arrive in a coffin-shaped box! ($19.95/set of 6); […]

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Designer Vicki Shields from the creative Three Wheels Turning blog sent over a fun Halloween craft project idea to share with you guys today, and I’m so glad that she did, because while visiting her blog I also discovered her ridiculously cute stationery shop! So you get a double dose of eye candy from Vicki […]

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Martha Stewart Crafts has the cutest new stuff for Halloween this year – not that we’d expect anything less! There are so many great things to choose from that I’ll probably have to do a follow up post soon to fit them all in… but here are a few favorites for today: Pictured above: super […]

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I’m totally smitten with the equal-parts-cool-and-adorable packaging on these super fun “bot” drinks for kids! bot fortified water was dreamed up in 2006 by the husband and wife team of Cricket and Brian Allen, who wanted a healthy, low sugar alternative to juice boxes for kids. bot comes in kid-friendly flavors like berry, lemon, grape, […]

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These make me so very happy just looking at them! Wish Come True Mini Figurines…$9 each at Fred Flare. Work them into your party decor (maybe sitting on upside down bowls or votive holders all the way across the table or placed next to colorful blumebox vases filled with lollipops), and turn them into a […]

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UPDATE 8/13 – I’m allowed to put this post back up now! Yay! (was originally posted on Monday but had to wait until the MomLogic article was up.) *** Hi Everyone – I’m back from Colorado and happy to report that Max’s Candyland Birthday Party went well!  We definitely ran into some hiccups with the […]

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Creative cupcake guru Hello Naomi is just the coolest! I wish I would’ve stumbled on her adorable robot cupcakes earlier – they would’ve gone perfectly with a robot kids party I recently created! (see below) Quick party details: – French Bull Robots Plates & Robots Cups – “Robot Guy” centerpiece created using empty gift boxes […]

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