Science is serious business. Except when its a party! A party simultaneously satisfying the curious brain of my ten year old son, Jack, and his friends, and allowing them to blow stuff up. If you have never witnessed the miracle of a group of kids completely engaged and entertained WHILE they are learning, I suggest...
Printable Origami Valentine: Friday Freebie
There is nothing more heart-felt than receiving a hand written letter. Now, with that mushy sentiment in mind, we present to you a free printable origami Valentine! Make one for your mom, your dad your bestie or your dog! Just follow our easy instructions on how to print and fold it into a cute little origami...
easy birthday ideas: Lily turns 8!
This weekend I attended my niece’s 8th birthday party. It. Was. Beautiful. Not the over-the-top, high-budget, month of planning kind of beautiful, but the simple, kid centered kind.
Paris Printable Birthday Party: Real Life Party
What do you get when you cross a party planning mom, a best friend bakery owner and a printable party girl? Well, I would say one very lucky little birthday girl! Our friend Olivia recently turned 8, and boy did we plan the Paris Printable Birthday Party of her DREAMS!
duct tape Easter Basket: craft for kids!
Looking for something to occupy the kids while the Easter Bunny hides the eggs? We have JUST the thing. Easy to make and so inexpensive too, this duct tape Easter basket is the perfect craft for the kids!
party roundup: dramatic play parties
We just LOVE a good party around here… and dramatic play parties are some of our favorites! Dramatic play is just a fancy way to say you are embracing children’s love of pretending. And what kid doesn’t like pretend play? It is the hallmark of the preschooler years, and even as kids get older, fantasy...
freebie friday: diy box of chocolates
It’s freebie Friday, and we are offering up a DIY Valentine’s Craft Download!
post weekend update: Annual Holiday Bazaar
For the past couple of years, my daughter Autumn has taken it upon herself to throw a little “handmade craft fair” in our living room. She makes every kind of ornament she has time for can think of! This year, she discovered pinterest – and that has actually made things more difficult (I think you...
freebie friday! Fall Paper Flower Wreath
It’s that time of the month again! For freebies… duh. Each first Friday of the month we are giving out a free printable item. This month, we have a Paper Flower Wreath template to kick off fall! Freebie includes patterned paper template and how-to instructions.
P&C Real Life Party: Ninjas! Where?
Did you see that?! No? Exactly. That’s because it was NINJAS!!! About a year ago, my son began taking karate lessons – as many 7 year olds do – and has ever since been completely obsessed with all things martial arts and ninja. So when his birthday party planning season rolled around, I pretty much...