Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Educational Toys

I am a big supporter in minimal candy in Easter baskets and am always looking for alternative ideas. I came across Kazoo Toys, who by the way are, one of the TOP stores for educational and quality toys on the web. Here are some smart and fun toy ideas for Easter gifts this year:
Ultra Stomp Rocket

Ultra Stomp Rocket

Cookie Making Tool Kit by Sassafras Baking Kits

Cookie Making Tool Kit by Sassafras Baking Kits

Rhythm Instrument Set by Woodstock Percussion

Rhythm Instrument Set by Woodstock Percussion

Kids Favorite Card Games by International Playthings

Kids Favorite Card Games by International Playthings

Ladybug Puppet by Folkmanis Puppets

Ladybug Puppet by Folkmanis Puppets

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fun Grad Open House Ideas 2

  • Make a scrapbook for the graduate. Start the book with baby pictures and all through school, with photos of friends and family, as well as, sports, awards, and activities. On the last pages, include what the graduate's aspirations and college plans are. Display on the gift table for all to enjoy.
  • Rent a photo booth, such as,
  • Set up a candy buffet! Search candy by school colors: Candy Warehouse

  • Videotape the party! They will have a keepsake to treasure and to share with others later.

  • Decorate a box with an opening for cards for guests to put cards for the graduate.

  • Hire a fortune teller or caricature artist for a unique and fun activity.

  • Ask a friend or family member to take candid photos during the party. Then -- add pages to your scrapbook later with photos from the party!

  • Set up volleyball, or croquet for all to play.

  • Set a child's mini pool on top of a table and fill with ice. Place bowls of salads on top of ice to keep cool throughout the party.
  • Fill a large galvanized steel tub with ice and personalized water bottles.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party

Here are some cute ideas for a easy do-it-yourself sweet shoppe birthday party

This banner was found on Etsy (a great resource for custom printables)
Creating a candy buffet for your party is easy and fun! You can search by color to match party decor. Visit Candy Warehouse.
We found these cute ideas for printables and invitations at Tiny Prints.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Circus/Big Top Birthday Party

We had a Circus Party for Josh's 4th Birthday! Here are some pics!

Circus Train made from cereal boxes, and straws.Josh blowing out his candle!Clear glass jars filled with colorful candy is eye appealing. Circus centerpiece put together with hot glue gun.
For activities we made balloon animals, played dressup with a trunk filled with various clown costumes and accessories...we all had a great time! For supplies, more ideas, and more pics, go to our website: