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Kid’s Party Activities : Rainy Day Activities

| By Layne Quintanilla | Party Crafts and DIY Comments

Are your kids going crazy being stuck inside while it rains? No problem! You can keep them entertained with these creative rainy day activities. All of these fun ideas can be done inside, so when the storm clouds roll in, you’ll still see sunny smiles!

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Flying High: A Plane Themed Boy’s 1st Birthday Party

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Central Comments

This awesome plane themed boy’s 1st birthday party was designed and handcrafted in almost every detail by Barbara Pabst, of Umbrella Amarela. Planned for her friend’s son, Victor, in honor of his milestone 1st birthday, the invitations, decorations and treats will inspire you to reach for new heights in your own party styling!  Pack your bags and hop aboard for this high-flying birthday adventure photographed by Danilo Tanaka.

Boy's Plane Birthday Party Ideas

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$1000 Summer Blast Cash Giveaway

| By Stephanie Keeping | Free Stuff Comments

I'm always thrilled when I get to organize a large cash giveaway and offer it up to one of our readers! And, if you're like me, this one couldn't come at a better time with so many expenses happening over summer -- and coming up on the horizon with school starting. Who wouldn't want $1000 to end summer with a blast!?!

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Kid’s Party Food: S’mores Recipes

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Food Comments

With the proliferation of tips for fixing S’mores, you can tell they are considered one of the great taste treats of childhood! OK…maybe I should say of humanity! At any rate, they are a terrific tradition. If you haven’t gathered around the fire roasting marshmallows, you’re missing out on something fun! Although the customary roasted s’mores are definitely yummy, you don’t have to stick with the tried and true. Here are a few s’mores recipes—with a twist—that you’ll enjoy

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1st Day of School Signs

| By Stephanie Keeping | Boyish Charm Comments

Have you been thinking you’ll take a picture of your child on the first day back to school? Here’s a collection of FREE, printable signs for the young scholars to hold while they smile for you. Has school already started…and you forgot the picture? Aww, it’s not too late. Take one anyway!

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A Boy’s Surfing Birthday Party

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Central Comments

Come catch a birthday wave and enjoy the party decorations at this colorful boy’s surfing themed birthday party by Jamie Forsythe of Sweet Jelly Parties. K Moody Photography captured all of the bright details.  Highlights to look for include the handcrafted tiki hut and sugar shack ideas, surfboard directional signs and grass skirt wearing cupcakes…plus a sea of surf inspired treats!

Boy's Surfing Birthday Party Ideas

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Party Time Linky: Week 8

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Crafts and DIY Comments

I am loving all the amazing and talented ideas everyone is sharing during our Party Time Linky. I am looking forward to seeing all the talented and creative ideas this week! Are you bookmarking your favorites? Keep reading -- we're about to get this party started! 

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Kid’s Party Crafts: Sponge Water Bombs

| By Layne Quintanilla | Party Crafts and DIY Comments

We love these sponge water bombs! They are a super kid's party craft and a way for kids to cool off a little. I like them MUCH better than water balloons - I have spent way too much time filling balloons that are gone within minutes. The sponge bombs don’t hurt like water balloons can, nor do they leave the rubber residue all over. I’ve seen several ways to make the sponge bombs but I think Jenn, from Endlessly Inspired, has come up with the safest and best way to do it.

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Party Ideas: Outdoor Entertaining

| By Stephanie Keeping | Boyish Charm Comments

Summer is waning, but autumn can be perfect for outdoor entertaining: there’s plenty of room for everyone at an outdoor party; you don’t need to deep clean the yard before company comes; campfires and BBQ parties are more enjoyable with crisp evenings and fewer bugs; no one overheats playing outdoor games. Hey, sounds like a beautiful fall evening is the best time to party! Check out this round-up of easy outdoor entertaining ideas and get ready to roast s’mores!

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27 Unique Muffin Recipes

| By Toni Thomason | Party Food Comments

My boys love breakfast. It's their favorite meal of the day. They don't seem to tire of cereal but a mom can only allow so many bowls of it! Making sure they get a healthy breakfast before rushing out the door to school isn't always an easy task. I'm finding these unique muffin ideas work perfectly to achieve a healthy start each morning. I especially like those sneaky veggie and zucchini muffins, and the funfetti muffins would be great for a boy's birthday breakfast!. Don't miss the rest of these tasty recipes either; they all have something special to offer. Your whole family will benefit from a healthy, tasty beginning to the day. Good morning, Sunshine!

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