Now parents can find all the answers for preparing and holding memorable birthday parties for their kids! This guide takes you through every planning stage step-by-step, from making the invitations to choosing a theme and providing entertainment. The 20 inspiring party ideas include Plundering Pirates, Teddy's Picnic, Skateboard Extreme, Funky Fashion Sleepover, Tenpin Bowling, Witches and Wizards, Boys'Night Out, and Dolly's Tea Party. Each celebration includes invitations, treat bags, food, party cake, and entertainment suggestions, and can be adapted to suit almost any age group. Many can be tailored to fit other special occasions, such as Valentine's Day or Halloween gatherings. Illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, these creative festivities are so easy to arrange that children can be involved with many of the preparations.
Great parties for kids : fabulous and creative ideas for children aged 0-10
Rose Hammick, Charlotte Packer ; recipes by Caroline Marson ; photography by Polly Wreford.
London ; New York : Ryland Peters & Small, 2006.
Rose Hammick and Charlotte Packer present fail-safe schemes for fabulous parties for kids aged from one to ten. They show that, with a little ingenuity and imagination, you can throw a memorable children's party without breaking the bank...or having a nervous breakdown! The book starts with an in-depth look at a variety of age-appropriate party themes, with ideas for decorations and costumes. There is a party plan for each age group, listing all you need to be confident that your event will go well. Following this are chapters focusing on party games, goody bags, and invitations. "Great Parties for Kids" concludes with chapter of delicious recipes by Caroline Marson.
Lithgow party paloozas! : 52 unexpected ways to make a birthday, holiday, or any day a celebration for kids
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2005.
From Deep Blue Sea (on Jacques Cousteau's birthday) to Opening Day (first day of baseball season in April) to Dictionary Day (fun with words), Lithgow reminds readers that there's always a palooza waiting to be had . . . any day, every day.
The parents party book : fun and fabulous theme birthday parties for children 2 to 8 years old
by the editors of Parents magazine and Eleanor Levie.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2004, c1999.
America's #1 family magazine offers dozens of exciting, creative, and hassle-free ideas for kid-pleasing theme parties that will take the worry out of busy parents' lives and put a smile on their child's face.
The girlfriends' guide to parties and playdates : conquer the chaos- and have some fun while you're at it!
Vicki Iovine ; with Peg Rosen.
New York : Perigee, 2003.
WHY SHOULD KIDS HAVE ALL THE FUN? Even the most intrepid mom can crumple at the mention of those "P" words: parties and playdates. Of course, you want your kids to have a blast. But you fantasize about being able to help them do it without tearing your own hair out or having to operate a glue gun. For every woman who's played one too many games of "Chutes and Ladders" or who dreads the annual pressure cooker of birthday parties, we say: We've been there, and we're here to help. This practical guide gives you all the best Girlfriend-tested tricks to make playtime and parties as easy as they are fun. The best ideas for angst-free at-home fetes and off-premises extravaganzas No-fail game and craft ideas-for any theme Affordable alternatives to junk-filled goody bags Age-specific suggestions for can't-miss gifts Save-the-day stuff to stash in your cupboard for instant fun, any time Playdate success secrets S.O.S. strategies for when you're too tired to move
The ultimate birthday party book : 50 complete and creative themes to make your kid's special day funtastic!
Tulsa, OK : River Oak Pub., c2002.
You want to make your child's birthday extra special, but planning a party can be time consuming -- and expensive. But does it have to be?
The Ultimate Birthday Party Book is filled with easy, cost-effective ideas for throwing a spectacular birthday party your child will remember for a lifetime. Susan Baltrus offers helpful tips for running a successful party, an informative Q & A section based on interviews with parents, and more than fifty party themes, complete with ideas for invitations, decorations, games, activities, food, and favors. Offering age-appropriate party themes for children from two to teen, this easy-to-use guide will prove to be an invaluable resource.