As I move boxes around and attempt to unpack them, I come up with all kids of craft materials. My son and I were doing a big clean when we found some tissue paper. Instead of putting it away, we decided to use it.
“What can we do with this?” I asked.
“Make Butterflies!” He responded.
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My daughter just turned three. How did that happen?
We had an afternoon party that was a birth-tea party. I thought I’d share some of our ideas in case anyone else out there has a little girly-girl.
Food: little sandwiches, chicken fingers and dip, veggies and dip, taco dip
Drink: Water and tea
Dessert: fresh fruit, jello jigglers, cake and brownies
Games: ring hunt (I got some rings from the dollar store and we hid them in the back yard. They were VERY hard to find, I’d suggest an in-house hunt if you wanted to play this game.)
dress-up (We located a whole bunch of old dance costumes from my sisters and I, and the kids put the costumes on. Whenever they got a costume on they won a necklace.
high heel race (We got the kids to find a pair of matching shoes and “run” across the room and back. Again, they earned a necklace when they completed the event.)
Jello cut outs (The kids got to cut out some jello jigglers (see Wednesday’s post for the recipe) with different cookie cutters.)
I think it was a good party and, despite the chaos, everyone had fun!
Do you want to share your great birthday party ideas? Feel free to submit yours to firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal is the Mother of two little cuties, here in Kamloops. She has previously shared some delectable recipes, here on KamloopsParents.Com.
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Lunch, lunch, lunch…. do you ever get that?
Where if you say a word enough times you can’t even figure out what you are saying? I mean, who thought of that word… “lunch!” It’s just weird, isn’t it. Anyhow, weird or not, this has been on my mind a lot lately.
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There are always great craft ideas to find online, when I need a little inspiration. But, sometimes, it’s just enough to give the kids a word and let them go with the materials I have on hand. “Rocket” (enough said, for my five-year-old son) “Pony” (my nearly-3-year-old is all over it).
We always have a good stock of dollar-store items on hand. Glue sticks and white glue, tape, feathers, googly eyes, cardboard, construction paper, funky scissors, popsicle sticks and foam sheets are just a few and provide a good base to add personality to any creation.
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