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Showing posts with label games. Show all posts

Friday, November 20, 2015

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party

My Princess turned 7!

She looks way to grown up!  *sob*

Princess loves reading the Rainbow Magic Fairy books.  When I asked her what kind of birthday party she would like, I wasn't surprised when she said a Rainbow Magic Fairy party.  I was concerned that her friends wouldn't know the Rainbow Magic Fairy books.  After fretting about it a few days, I came up with the idea to introduce the kids to the books.  I wanted to make them feel like they were inside one of the books and had to act everything out.  Let me show you how I did it.

Monday, May 4, 2015

New Years Eve 2015

It's time to share some New Year's Eve countdown activities.  Unlike last year's countdown we had a small, family countdown.

I set the clock back 2 hours (I started this tradition in 2013) to trick the kids into thinking they are staying up until midnight when it's only 10:00.  They have no idea I do this and I'm going to milk it as long as I can.


Princess started us off by opening up the 6:00 bag.  Inside was a sticky note that read "decorate the tree."  I had taken all of the Christmas ornaments off a few days earlier, but was too lazy to take down the tree.  My kids all love to decorate, so I knew this would be a hit.

Putting up a gold bead garland.  (P.S. buying Christmas decorations before New Years is a steal!)

Can I do this one?

Bud loved these ornaments.  They were blue and shaped like a ball.  Ornament heaven for a little boy.

Here is the completed tree.  They could only reach the bottom 2/3 of the tree  It was quite a talking point when guests came to visit.


My kids love making lots of noise on New Year's Eve (I'm sure the neighbors love it too).  I decided to let them make their own noise makers.

We filled either paper cups or plates with a few corn kernels and taped them shut.  If you do paper plates you can also staple them closed.

Naturally, when they're done, you have to let the kids run wild around the house making as much noise as they can.  You won't see bigger smiles anywhere!


The next activity was to have a special dinner.  We have had Fire-y French Toast and Lucky Coin Pitas in the past years.  This time I decided to make crepes. I could have put a lucky coin in the crepes, but I forgot.

All ready to dig in.

I stuffed and topped them with whatever the kids wanted.  They were so excited to try their creations.

I love crepes!  Mine was filled with cherries and drizzled with caramel.  Mm!

If you have little ones, just mental prepare yourself for the sticky fingers that follow.


On New Years we always pull out a game of some sort.  For Christmas we were given the game Fibber and decided to try it.  Look at those ridiculous glasses!  We laughed and laughed!


Whose kids don't love taking pictures with mom/dad's phone?  I pulled out the 'ol cell phone and we snapped picture after picture.  I love those faces!  Too bad dad was busy working and couldn't join in the fun.  Maybe next year.


Making a New Year's toast is a tradition that I have done for many years now.  Sometimes I line the rim of the cup with chocolate and dip it in sprinkles.

This year I let the kids have Sparkling Cider.  They were very excited to try it.

My kids love shouting "DING!" as loud as they can.


Finally, the moment of truth arrived.  As is tradition in my family since I was a little girl, we went to the front of the house and banged on pots and pans as loudly as we could shouting, "HAPPY NEW YEAR!"

My two little munchkins wanted to use noisemakers rather than pots and pans.  Whatever works right?

We gathered at the table after the kids were done making noise for a New Year's "kiss."  Yum!  Hershey's kisses!

New Year's Eve has quickly become one of my kids' favorite holidays.

What do you do on New Year's Eve?

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Thanksgiving Buzzword

I am always on the hunt for a fun party game - especially when I know that the whole family will be around.  This Thanksgiving I created this fun version of Buzz Word.  During dinner if any of the words on the sheet are spoken the person who said the word must wear the Turkey Cone of Shame.  

What is the "Turkey Cone of Shame" you ask?  

Behold!  The "Turkey Cone of Shame!"  I made these out of cardstock, yarn, and feathers.  The feathers really do make the hat.  These little beauties got passed around to almost everyone.  I had a super cute picture of my grandpa wearing the cone of shame, but my phone broke a little while after Thanksgiving and I lost it.  So sad!

Feel free to save a copy of the Thanksgiving Buzz Word sheet (at the top) to your computer.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Grab the Ghost

When I was little my mom would make ghost suckers for my siblings and me.  They were a favorite Halloween treat.  Naturally, I wanted to carry on the tradition with my kids.

I let each of my kids cover the sucker with a tissue and tied it off with yarn.  Then, they used a Sharpie marker to add the eyes and mouth.  Easy enough!

Before they could have their sucker we played a couple rounds of grab the ghost.

How to Play:
Tie a long string to the sucker and gave each child a paper cup.
Place the sucker on the floor while holding onto the other end of the string.
Drag it all over the house while the kids try to catch it with their cup.  If they trap it they can eat it.

We haven't had that much giggling and sliding around on the floor in a long time.  Who knew something so simple could be so much fun?!

Keep up with the fun on my Facebook Page.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Ghosts in the Graveyard

I like to take advantage of warm weather in October as long as it will last.  My kids love to hide things all around the house for each other to find.  I decided to run with the idea.

First, I found 30 white balloons (10 per kid), filled them with prizes, and blew them up.  Once I tied them off I drew a ghost face on the balloon and put different colored ribbon at the bottom.  They looked like little bow ties!  Each child was assigned a different color.

I put the ghosts all over the yard.

They were in obvious places for Goofy and Bud.  When Princess got home from school I hid hers in harder spots.

I told the kids that ghosts had invaded our yard.  It was their job to find them and get rid of them.

When they found a ghost with the right colored ribbon, they would bring it to me.  I would help them pop the balloon with a push pin.

Pop!  Pop!  What's inside?


And a toy car!

Goofy was always so proud when she found a ghost.

Bud showing me his loot.

Once all of the ghosts were found and we had cleaned up their remains (a.k.a. picked up the popped balloons) we went inside and the kids enjoyed their prizes.

Too fun!

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