The way we write our thank yous has changed as the girls have gotten older, so I thought we’d talk about how to make this easy and fun for you and your kids. I know it can be a struggle to get your kids to stop playing with their gifts long enough to sit and […]
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.
Today’s blog post was dictated to me by my seven-year-olds. Honestly, I always run by ideas by them and ask their opinions about my party plans. They never steer me wrong. But some of these ideas? Well, they are seven.
A great party favor doesn’t have to be elaborate or handmade or expensive. I do love it, though, when a favor doesn’t come straight from the party favor aisle … when it shows some originality.
Not long ago, we visited a used book fair, where I picked up a few vintage party planning books. Some of the ideas sound fun to try; others are still surprisingly modern and classic.
Drop off parties hold a certain appeal; parents love them (two child-free hours!). Just make sure establish easy rules for good party manners and respect for your home.
Opening presents gives the birthday child a chance to express gratitude, and for the gift givers to feel proud of their selection. Why not practice this early? During the celebration, I always remind my two of a few gift opening rules.
For every party, there are parents who don’t respond to your invitation and then don’t attend the party, or who don’t respond and then do show up. Either scenario presents a planning problem.
In today’s Party Manners, let’s talk about when you should host your party.
Let’s start a series about my ideas on how to throw a party with some good old fashioned values. Today’s topic: how not to invite the entire class to your child’s birthday party.