Let the kids do the work >> We're getting close to Mother's Day and one of the printable games by Print Games Now most loved by moms is the Mother's Day Treasure Hunt. It's packed with tasks for Dad and the kids to complete around the house, made fun in the context of a game. Just copy and paste this link into an email to your husband and let him take it from there. All he needs to do is to print the game out on your home printer early on Mother's Day morning (or better yet, the night before) to keep the kids busy while you sleep in! Continue Reading →
What could be easier? Are you like us — we plan every detail of our parties. We plan the invitations, the party decor, the party favors, the food. But we never think about planning activities absolutely convinced that our guests are interesting and engaging individuals and can easily entertain themselves. (except for children's parties where we plan and schedule every minute).
And then once in a while, we either have a sneaking suspicion a day or so in advance or are caught completely off guard right then and there. It is then we realize things aren't going so well. We have had political conversations go ballistic and strident parenting advice get a bit overbearing. There is not much to do about it except quickly change the conversation. That's where these Halloween printable games come in extraordinarily handy. In just a few minutes, we can change the course of the evening. Don't get caught in a scary spot. Plan ahead this Halloween by having a stack of pre-printed games ready at a moments notice. Have a fun-filled Halloween and party hearty!
One more thought … many of these print and play games work great in a classroom. Some are even customizable so you can tailor them to your lesson or set them aside for your classroom Halloween celebration.
If you and your family have not yet seen Disney Pixar's Coco, we highly recommend you head on over to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video! This is easily one of our all time favorite movies. Coco is an educational, adorable and heart-warming animated film about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). If you and your children are a fan of the movie seriously consider using the movie to inspire your next birthday party. Not only will your party be visually brilliant, its beautiful meaningful message will set your party apart from the rest, in only good ways! (This is a great theme for classroom parties as well). Continue Reading →
Is your daughter a Doc McStuffins fan? If so, throw her a Doc McStuffins birthday party and be sure to invite all of Dottie's toy pals Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly! Your birthday girl will sing, dance and play along fueled by these cute and colorful Doc McStuffins birthday party ideas.
What is Doc McStuffins?
Dot McStuffins is an animated Disney Channel series that chronicles the life and adventures of a girl named Dottie “Doc” McStuffins. Dottie decides she wants to become a doctor like her mother. She practices her dream by fixing toys and dolls. When she puts on her stethoscope, toys, dolls, and stuffed animals come to life and she can interact with them. With help from her stuffed animal friends – Stuffy the Dragon, Hallie the Hippo, Lambie the Lamb, and Chilly the Snowman – Doc helps toys recover, or “feel better”, by giving them check-ups and diagnosing their illnesses with an encyclopedia called “The Big Book of Boo Boos”. Each 11-minute episode includes original songs. Continue Reading →
We will fess up, many of us here at Party Idea Pros childhood dreams were to be ballerinas mostly because we loved dancing and wearing tutus. Combine the two and you have the inspiration for this party theme. If you have an aspiring ballerina in your house, this Ballerina Tutu party theme will make her twirl with delight!
The soft pink, ballerina-themed décor is perfect for dancing the day away with friends. By gathering the best of the best in ballerina tutu party supplies, our goal is to make it easy to host a dainty dance party for your little ones on their big day. You will find matching ballerina dinner and dessert plates, napkins, cups, balloons, games, piñatas and more. We have even featured supplies to make your twinkle toes feel like a dancing princess, including sparkle ballerina shoes, fairy ballerina costumes, and tiny tiaras! Additionally, we have included so many more cute ballerina tutu birthday ideas from invitation options to printable ballerina tutu birthday party decor & favors to fun party activities to food ideas to special gifts for the birthday girl. Continue Reading →
What could be easier? Are you like us — we plan every detail of our parties – the invitations, the party decor, the party favors, the food, and never think about planning activities absolutely convinced that our guests are interesting and engaging individuals and can easily entertain themselves. (except for children’s parties where we plan and schedule every minute).
And then once in a while, we either have a sneaking suspicion a day or so in advance or are caught completely off guard right then and there. And we realize things aren’t going so well. We have had political conversations go ballistic, strident parenting advice get a bit overbearing, and the freshly minted vegan choose this opportunity to proselytize. There is not much to do about it except quickly change the conversation. That’s where these printable holiday games come in extraordinarily handy. So be your own holiday party savior with this fun and easy way to keep the kids and adults entertained for hours during long holiday gatherings.
Welcome to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! Daniel, the son of Daniel Striped Tiger from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and his friends Katerina Kittycat and O the Owl cannot wait to help you celebrate your little one’s birthday. To get started, try a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Party in a Box exclusively from Birthday Express on Amazon and then supplement your Daniel Tiger birthday party with special touches from some of our favorite Etsy sellers.
Just a quick note on Party Idea Pros approach to children’s parties.
We have an “old fashion” approach to kids’ parties. Keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple. We love hula hoops, beach balls, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments. Generally, the number of guests should equal the age of the birthday child, but don’t obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two. Never, ever deliver invitations at school, unless every single child is invited!!!!! Skip the jumpies and the pony rides. Continue Reading →
We love Thanksgiving. It not only brings together family far and near but when done well, Thanksgiving is a leisurely day of game playing and game watching, cooking and eating. And we usually throw in an early morning walk for charity so we don't feel quite so decadent. Last year we planned our extended family vacation. This year, we will most likely plan Popol's 80th birthday celebration. But in between, as always, Izzy, Ali and Jen will get together to decide which of the many Thanksgiving games we will play this year.
Is your child (or you) a Lego fanatic? If so, a Lego birthday party may be an ideal theme for this year’s birthday party. It is unique, colorful, and yes, playful.
The minute we discovered the featured Lego Party favor boxes, cookies & candies on Beau-coup, our “go to” party favor site, we knew we had to find anything and everything related to hosting a Lego theme birthday party. As we searched for the best of the best in Lego theme party supplies, we realized that often, probably due to trademark, copyright, and other legal restrictions, some of the best Lego party supplies are referred to as blocks, brix, and even blox. Whatever the name, we promise your guests will still recognize them as Legos. Continue Reading →
Creating a gender reveal party post has been on the top of our “to do” list for ages. Since we still have not gotten around to creating our own, we thought we would at least share some ideas from one of our “go to” party suppliers, Windy City Novelties. And as usual, we could not help ourselves and ended up editing their copy and even throwing in a few (ok, more than a few) ideas of our own.
What are Gender Reveal Parties?
Gender reveal parties have become quite popular over the past few years. Oftentimes, gender reveal parties are held in the place of a baby shower, and both men and women are invited to the event. However, there are couples that will hold both a gender reveal party and a baby shower. At the gender reveal party, the guests, and sometimes the parents themselves, will find out the sex of their unborn child. The purpose of the party is to share the news and celebrate with close friends and family.