How Much Money to Spend on a Birthday Gift

Once you get that “{Your child’s name} has been invited to {friend’s name} birthday party!}”  – the big question looms – “How Much to Spend on the Birthday Gift” for said friend? I often wonder how much of a ‘friend’ this person is to my child too. Are the besties? Does this child even say […]

Mermaid Party Ideas (And Waves to Save)

We decided to have a pool party for my daughter’s birthday. Since it is the summer, it is a great option and perfect for the extended family of mixed gender and ages! After I decided where to have it, I needed to decide on a theme. (I love party themes.) So I decided that a […]

Six Ways to Save Money on Birthday Gifts

When the round of birthday invites start showing up in your kids’ backpacks or in your mailbox, it can cause dread; for your calendar and your wallet. The kids jump for joy to have pizza, cake and fun. We jump to make a birthday gift appear without breaking the bank. The number one tip I […]

7 Ways to Host a Charity Focused Birthday Party

When school starts, the round of birthday party invitations begin. Yet, it got me wondering. How can a typical birthday party be a-typical? How can it be an opportunity to be good, while doing something good. How can the kids be social while promoting social endeavors? A birthday is a great time to teach our […]

Crayola Crayon Carver and Animation Studio

When I was at the recent HoliDAY of Play Event sponsored by The Toy Insider, I got a glimpse of the hottest toys for the holidays and products by Crayola top the list. One of them is the Crayola Easy Animation Studio and it was also named on of the Top 12 tech toys by […]

A Unique Party Invitation for Sure!

I came across a really neat product recently and I had to share it because of its uniqueness and potential for making a party stand out. It’s called Invite Bandz by Marked Private, and it is a unique party invitation, electronic invite, or e-card for any kind of party. It is really a invitation, online […]

Ultimate Boy Party Must Haves

One of the questions I get the most is for ideas for a DIY, at-home Birthday party. You can see one of my Disney posts here, but what if you want to do something other than Disney? One boy party idea is to have a craft party. And yes, you can have a craft party […]

Happy First Birthday

One year ago, I was getting ready to greet you into this world. I did not yet know your name or the features of your face. I did not know if you were a boy or girl. All I knew was that I loved you and couldn’t wait to meet you. I admit I was […]