Party Manners: Birthday Boxes

Party Manners: Birthday Boxes

I would love to get your opinion on birthday boxes. If you haven’t run across these before, it’s basically letting your children register for their birthday gifts by putting what they like in a box at the toy store. We went to Learning Express Toys this...
Party Manners: Favorite Favor Ideas

Party Manners: Favorite Favor Ideas

The girls attended a party this weekend where the favor was a plastic popcorn box (two for $1 at Dollar Tree) filled with big, movie theater-style candy. They could not have been more thrilled. (And they know me well: they both hid their Reese’s Cups from me.) A...
Party Manners: Vintage Party Advice

Party Manners: Vintage Party Advice

Not long ago, we visited a used book fair. I picked up a few vintage party planning books. This one, The Calling All Girls Party Book, is my new favorite. Published in 1966 and sold for 60 cents, it was written for young teens who wanted to host their own party....
Party Manners: Drop Off or Not?

Party Manners: Drop Off or Not?

Drop off parties hold a certain appeal: parents love them (two child-free hours!) and your house will be less crowded with extra adults. If you elect a drop-off party, be sure you have home and cell numbers for each parent in case of emergency. Also make sure you have...

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