6 Green Crafts for Children on Valentine’s

6 Green Crafts for Children on Valentine's I may be a little late to the party with this post, but nonetheless I wanted to share some amazing ideas from brilliant bloggers on how to get your kids crafting this Valentine's.  Doing your bit for the environment is an...
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Smart Ways to Style a Trolls Party

Smart Ways You Can Style a Trolls Party. Trolls are back and these are not the under the bridge, scary kind. The new animated Dreamworks movie is a happy, song filled movie that the kids are lapping up! A local mum of twins asked me to throw some ideas together for...
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The Guest List – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

THE ULTIMATE CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANNING GUIDE New to children's party planning? Need a party planning upgrade? This ultimate guide has been lovingly created so that you'll have all the party popping elements covered. Estimated reading time - 10 minutes. ...
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Paid Entertainment – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINERS If you don’t fancy yourself an all singing, all dancing, tight rope walking fairy godmother you can always pass the children’s entertainment on to the professionals.   Two things to ask for when booking your entertainer are: (1) Feedback...
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Venue – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

VENUE We have a list of how many are invited and an idea on entertainment so let's find out what kind of space is needed to throw our party!    When it comes to venues it will certainly be worth sending a few emails to get a rough idea on cost first of all....
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Invitations & RSVPs – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

INVITATIONS & RSVPs Invitations are your first opportunity to get people excited about your child's birthday party.   In this chapter we will find the best invitation option for you and discover the best way to get that much needed RSVP!   Your...
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Decorating – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

This page is undergoing maintenance.   But if you'd like some visual decorating ideas be sure to check out the Party Auntie pinterest page. Just click on the icon below!   Thank you for your patience.    DECORATING   Now we come to the part I...
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Date & Time – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

DATE & TIME Some pointers for choosing the perfect time to party!   At first you will need a few potential dates in order to allow a little bit of leeway for arranging the likes of the birthday cake and venue. We also need to make sure your own family...
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Theme – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

THEME The time has come for you to put on your creative hat.   We are going to tie the entertainment, food, party bags, games and music together in one wonderful theme. Let’s mesmerise the children like they just walked into the set of their favourite movie, tv...
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DIY Entertainment – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

 DIY ENTERTAINMENT Planning to entertain the children yourself? Have no fear as there are many things you and the family can do to make it a success!   Hosting your own entertainment is a great way to keep the cost down. It also gives you peace of mind knowing...
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Package Parties – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

PACKAGE PARTIES Not got a lot of time on your hands? Well this party could be for you.   Package parties tend to save the most time when it comes to planning birthdays. Typically the place of your choice will feed and entertain the kids for you! Everything is...
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Parents – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

PARENTS Our lovely mums, dads and guardians may stick around and watch the party unfold.   Having extra pairs of hands at birthday parties is always a bonus. Parents can snap away like the paparazzi to document the success of your party and all you really need to...
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The Birthday Cake – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

THE BIRTHDAY CAKE The birthday cake will enhance your theme and of course keep your guests enticed until the very end.   I always wondered why the birthday cake steals much of our time only for it to be demolished in sticky fingers! Nonetheless the cake is a...
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Food – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

FOOD We have a rough idea on how many we are catering for and so now it is time to plan the menu!   It’s also the time to double check any dietary requirements.. i.e vegetarians, vegans, gluten free, diabetes and any allergies just in case. Parent’s will expect...
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Budget – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

BUDGET Parties can be expensive but there are many ways to keep the cost down.   It's fair to say the more DIY your party the more control you'll have over cost. You pay for convenience and so if you do have time to make your decorations, birthday cake and...
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Presents – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

Presents   We all love presents on our birthday. But how do we know our children are going to receive something they'll use and love? Well the short answer is we don't! I've read many threads on netmums about receiving unwanted presents and so I've put some...
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Party Bags – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

Party Bags Send the children home with a big smile clutching onto their personalised party bags.   Party Bag Filler Ideas We've all seen enough poundland trinkets to last a lifetime and so this section is all about inspiring you to create thoughtful gifts that...
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Cut the party costs – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

CUT THE PARTY COSTS More than 2,000 British parents found that the average cost of a birthday party adds up to £320.50.   On average parents also spend £175.80 on birthday presents, which makes a total birthday spend of £496.30! Now if you have more than 1 child...
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Knock Out Refined Sugar in Party Food

Knock Out Refined Sugar in Party Food Want to knock out and avoid refined sugar in your next party food spread? Look no further with these 10 fun recipe tutorials.  When it comes to kid’s birthday parties it’s easy to please by buying the party rings, the pre-made...
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Mums Best Baking Blogs

Mum's Best Baking blogs   Welcome to the Best Baking Blogs series for mums! Here you can discover the very best baking blogs online right now. These baking inspired bloggers not only share their top of the line baking recipes but also show off their photography...
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Coeliac Friendly Birthday Party Food

Coeliac Friendly Birthday Party Food Searching for coeliac friendly birthday party foods? No problem! These 5 gluten free bakers deliver gorgeous desserts so you won't need to worry about catering for gluten free guests.  As well as getting ideas for coeliac friendly...
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Arty Pancakes for Kids

Arty Pancakes for Kids  In my household when I was a kid, pancake day wasn't an event to be missed. A bit like everyone screaming "Simpsons!" at the top of their lungs when the clock struck 6pm. This morning I woke up and saw a lady on twitter was celebrating her...
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The Birthday Cake – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

THE BIRTHDAY CAKE The birthday cake will enhance your theme and of course keep your guests enticed until the very end.   I always wondered why the birthday cake steals much of our time only for it to be demolished in sticky fingers! Nonetheless the cake is a...
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Food – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

FOOD We have a rough idea on how many we are catering for and so now it is time to plan the menu!   It’s also the time to double check any dietary requirements.. i.e vegetarians, vegans, gluten free, diabetes and any allergies just in case. Parent’s will expect...
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Tried & Tested Birthday Tips

Tried & Tested Birthday Tips Who better to give tried and tested birthday party tips other than real life mums? Now I am very lucky, I consider myself to have five mums - yes that’s right five! (Ok, so some of them are Aunties or best friend’s mums).. nonetheless...
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How to Customise Party Stationery

How to Customise Party Stationery Customising party stationery is a great way to enhance a theme, show off your efforts whilst achieving a completely personalised and unique party for your loved one.  When customising your next party you’ll need to decide on the...
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Tips, Tools and Tales with Tilly Makes Cake.

Tips, Tools & Tales with Tilly Makes Cake She welcomes cake creating challenges.. much to Mr Tilly’s despair. Standing superheroes, cakes that defy gravity and forever keeping the kid’s eager mitts off are all part of the fun when it comes to Tilly Makes Cake.  I...
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Tea Party Venues in London

Tea Party Venues in London We are spoilt for choice with this list of London based Tea Party Venues. A tea party is the perfect way to celebrate in style, with the tastiest of spreads shared with the best of friends. Here you can find details of cost, what’s included...
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Venue – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

VENUE We have a list of how many are invited and an idea on entertainment so let's find out what kind of space is needed to throw our party!    When it comes to venues it will certainly be worth sending a few emails to get a rough idea on cost first of all....
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Package Parties – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

PACKAGE PARTIES Not got a lot of time on your hands? Well this party could be for you.   Package parties tend to save the most time when it comes to planning birthdays. Typically the place of your choice will feed and entertain the kids for you! Everything is...
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Children’s Party Bunting Printables

Children's Party Bunting Printables Jazz up your children's next birthday party with these fabulous printable buntings!  Printable decorations are the next big thing. No need to go shopping when you can start decorating for your next party from home. All of these...
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Customised Birthday Bunting

Customised Birthday Bunting   Customised bunting is a fab and easy way to make your child’s next birthday party unique and personal. Customise your bunting with names, ages, themes, messages and whatever else you can think of. These bunting suppliers all deliver to...
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How to Customise Party Stationery

How to Customise Party Stationery Customising party stationery is a great way to enhance a theme, show off your efforts whilst achieving a completely personalised and unique party for your loved one.  When customising your next party you’ll need to decide on the...
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Smart Ways to Style a Trolls Party

Smart Ways You Can Style a Trolls Party. Trolls are back and these are not the under the bridge, scary kind. The new animated Dreamworks movie is a happy, song filled movie that the kids are lapping up! A local mum of twins asked me to throw some ideas together for...
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Girls Vintage Themed Printables

Girls Vintage Themed Printables These vintage themed food flags I made for a girls tea party I threw last year. I tried a refined sugar free recipe which didn’t turn out as well as expected!  However practice makes perfect.  Just select the food flags document, save...
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Boy’s Adventure Party Printables

Boy's Adventure Party Printable I made these fun cupcake toppers for my brother's party in summer 2015. It was an adventure themed party as he was off on his travels to Canada! The mint green cupcake cases are from hobby craft and the fabulous recipe came from...
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Birthday Party Printables to Download

Birthday Party Printables to Download  Birthday Party Printables that you can download and print from home are all the rage right now. You can get unique designs from all over the world with no need to wait around for deliveries. Fantastic! Be super efficient and...
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Freebie Party Printables – PT 2

Birthday Party Printables to Download PT.2  Birthday Party Printables part 2 has arrived! Where did a whole month go?! I've been keeping my eyes pealed for you to find some wonderful freebies from around the wild web. As Saint Patrick's day is just next week I've...
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The Guest List – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

THE ULTIMATE CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANNING GUIDE New to children's party planning? Need a party planning upgrade? This ultimate guide has been lovingly created so that you'll have all the party popping elements covered. Estimated reading time - 10 minutes. ...
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Invitations & RSVPs – The Ultimate Children’s Birthday Party Planning Guide

INVITATIONS & RSVPs Invitations are your first opportunity to get people excited about your child's birthday party.   In this chapter we will find the best invitation option for you and discover the best way to get that much needed RSVP!   Your...
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Boy’s party celebration question

Christine - Help! 2 weeks from today my Grandson’s cricket team of 13 boys are coming round for a post tournament celebration! Apart from pull my hair out, what can I do to prepare something easy on the day? Hi Christine, thanks for the question. Try not to stress....
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7 year old girl’s party ideas

Will - Hi Party Auntie, it’s my daughters 7th Birthday this weekend and i’m a tad stuck for party ideas. We have done the cinema, done bowling. I don’t want to spend more than £100 all in. Hi Will, thanks for leaving me a question. £100 is more than enough for a 7...
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Boy’s 3 years birthday party ideas

Hi Party Auntie, my name is Peter and I’m a single father to my son Jeremy who is going to be 3 in August. I don’t know where to start when organising his party. He may not remember a lot of the Party but i’d like to throw him one with all our family, so that we have...
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Boy’s 12th Birthday Venue Question

Hi Party Auntie, I’m trying to find a venue to host my son’s 12th Birthday Party. We live in Brighton so any recommendations you have. Please respond. Hello, Well you have lots of choice in Brighton. My suggestion is Old Boat Community Centre in Hollingbury just...
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Thoughtful Party Favour Ideas

Hi Party Auntie, I’m short on ideas for party favours. I don’t have a lot to spend and I’d like to avoid pound land products that’ll just get thrown in the bin! Great question and I must agree I am not a fan of those throw away style favours! If it’s a small group of...
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Girls 13th Birthday Party Ideas

Hi Party Auntie, my Daughter is turning 13 - not sure if she still classes in the kid’s birthday party region! Anyway, I’d like to do something really special this year. I’m willing to spend up to £300 on the day for 3 of her friends, I live in Wandsworth area. Let’s...
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Daughter’s 5th Birthday Party Entertainment

Top Tea Party Venues in london -  We are spoilt for choice with this list of London based Tea Party Venues. Hi Party Auntie, it is my daughter's 5th birthday next month and i'm looking to find some entertainment in the East Sussex area. It will be a hall party of 30...
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