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How we handle drugs and alcohol at teen parties

How we handle drugs and alcohol at teen parties

Teen parties are terrifying. While in most states it's actually not illegal to serve alcohol to minors in your home*, it's not what most parents want. I don't know about you, but I have zero interest in young kids getting smashed in my backyard. Which is why, despite...

Is it illegal for underage teens to drink at parties?

Is it illegal for underage teens to drink at parties?

When my son wanted to have a 'gatho' at home for his birthday, my instinct was to say no. Waaaay to risky to be the parent of the teen party. But he won me over, and so I got stuck into the research. I wanted to know how to manage others kids drinking (because, of...

How to make a drawstring bag

How to make a drawstring bag

I love parties and I like to go the extra mile when it comes to all the little details of the party. I also like to be environmentally-conscious wherever I can. So I thought I’d share with you how to make a drawstring bag for your party guests to take home. Of course,...

A beautiful Alice In Wonderland party on a budget

A beautiful Alice In Wonderland party on a budget

When it comes to my kids' parties, I always leave things until the last minute and I always try to spend as little money as possible. This Alice in Wonderland party had the smallest budget of all. Which somehow seems fitting for an Alice theme. I always like to have a...

Step-by-step budget Harry Potter party for muggles of any age

Step-by-step budget Harry Potter party for muggles of any age

There will hopefully always be a kid who wants a budget Harry Potter party. The Harry Potter books are too wonderful to keep for one generation. Every year a new muggle discovers this magical series and the request goes out: "I want a Harry Potter party for my...

DIY glow party invites to download and print for free

DIY glow party invites to download and print for free

Set the scene for a tween birthday party with these glow party invites. They are all kinds of colourful fun. Cool glow party invites like these will get everyone excited about attending your upcoming glow party. To download these free downloadable glow party invites,...

Free Minecraft party invitations to download, edit and print

Free Minecraft party invitations to download, edit and print

We hosted an epic Minecraft party and these invitations set the scene. We thought we'd share the love, so you can download, edit and print these free Minecraft party invitations. You can print out these free Minecraft party invitations, or simply email them as a jpeg...

5 totally not-uncool ways to celebrate a teen birthday

5 totally not-uncool ways to celebrate a teen birthday

A teen birthday can feel like a total letdown when you're a parent. Celebrating birthdays used to mean booking venues, choosing themes, organising cakes and getting revved up with maximum amounts of excitement.  But when your children get older, they suddenly...

Pokemon Party Ideas: How to throw an amazing Pokemon Party

Pokemon Party Ideas: How to throw an amazing Pokemon Party

Max's amazing Pokemon party had some big make-it-easy Pokemon party ideas: like a storyline. From the very beginning of the party, the kids were all Pokemon trainers, charged with catching, training and battling a Pokemon. We had such fun coming up with some fantastic...

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Mums of babies and younger kids seem to share their day-to-day story all the time, but after that — crickets. In an effort to hear more from mums of older kids, we’re sharing this new series called How Mothers Work. We’ve asked mums we admire to tell us how they make...

It’s about to get a whole lot harder for kids to vape

It’s about to get a whole lot harder for kids to vape

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