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Paper Plate Owl Fall Craft

by Kimberly Hays September 18th, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
owl craft (400x400)I remember when I lived in Tennessee that when the nights became cooler we could always hear owls hooting outside our bedroom window. It was as if they were saying goodbye before migrating south for the winter. Kids will love making these paper plate owls using the colors of

Ways to Host a Fun Fall Party

by Tania Cowling September 16th, 2014| Party Ideas
file000740949267As autumn approaches, throwing a fall theme party is entertaining and quite different than the traditional Halloween hoopla. Sometimes a fall or harvest party is an alternative to Halloween for those who don't celebrate it.

Begin with autumnal decorations – anything fall-inspired with apples, pumpkins, gourds, leaves, and scarecrows. Decorate

Pumpkin Balloon Birthday Craft for Fall

by Kimberly Hays September 11th, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
balloon pumpkin (400x400)When I think of fall, pumpkins immediately come to mind. The pumpkin theme carries through to Thanksgiving, so we have several months that pumpkins will be popular. For kids who celebrate their birthday during these months, a fun craft for their party is to make these pumpkin balloons. They

Birthday Party Ideas for Kids During Fall Season

by Tania Cowling September 9th, 2014| Party Ideas
file851348626627As the season changes, we tend to get away from sun and water activities and find ideas that take parties indoors. A successful party is built upon a theme to give it a focus. The best way to pick a theme is to ask the expert – your child!

Personalized Candle for Grandparents’ Day

by Kimberly Hays September 4th, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
grandparents day craft (400x400)Grandparents’ Day is September 7th this year, and kids will want to let theirs know how much they love them. This craft is easy to make, and will definitely be well received. Instead of giving their grandmother and grandfather a simple paper craft, they can make this candle for

Party Ideas to Celebrate Grandparents Day

by Tania Cowling September 2nd, 2014| Party Ideas
file0001133443192On the first Sunday after Labor Day in September we celebrate Grandparents Day in the United States and Canada. Although it's not a national holiday, we can find ways to honor these people who are a vital link in the extended family. Whether you plan a party inviting both

Jigsaw Photo Frame Craft for Grandparents

by Tania Cowling September 1st, 2014| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
Puzzle Piece FrameThe first Sunday after Labor Day in September is National Grandparents Day. Near or far, it is a day to honor all grandparents by paying them a visit, calling them, or sending a letter or gift in the mail. Strengthening the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren enriches both

Buffet Items for Lots of Kids’ Parties

by Kimberly Hays August 8th, 2014| Holiday Help
Holiday How-To2_400x400There is always a reason for a kid’s party, whether it is for a birthday, holiday, back to school party, or sports team get-together after a game. It can be a lot of work, especially if your kids like to have parties often. To keep the work to a

A Lighthouse Craft That Kids Love

by Kimberly Hays August 7th, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
lighthouse (400x400)Lighthouses are very magical, and are always a beautiful sight when you visit the sea. If they seem huge and majestic to an adult, just imagine how they look through a child’s eyes. They can not only enjoy making this craft, but can also use it on their nightstand

Under the Sea Crayon Resist Craft

by Tania Cowling August 4th, 2014| Ages 6 and under, Crafts
Under the SeaWhen visiting the beach or any other body of water, think about all the sea life that lives there. Take an observation walk with your children to look for creatures on the sandy shore and inside the ocean. Usually we can’t see big fish where we bathe, but taking

A Crabby Beach Party Craft

by Kimberly Hays July 31st, 2014| Ages 7 and over, Crafts
crabby beach craft (400x400)Beach themed parties are common in the summer months, especially for birthday parties. Kids love all things related to the beach and the ocean, and are fascinated with the creatures beneath the sea. This is a fun craft for the kids to make, and also an inexpensive craft to

Build Your Beach Party With Seaworthy Snacks

by Tania Cowling July 29th, 2014| Food, Party Snacks
hawaii-244473_640Whether you are partying at the seashore, lakeside, or just around the family pool, beach-themed snacks quench an appetite with fun. Make sure to pack the cooler with plenty of juice boxes, bottled water, and a variety of sandwiches – but if you add a few of these snack
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