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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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Love, laughter, adventure and fantasy: a reading list for teens

Love, laughter, adventure and fantasy: a reading list for teens

While everyone is very keen to get back to 'normal' schooling, reduced classroom attendance can also offer a wonderful opportunity to catch up on some reading. Margot Hillel, Professor of Children's Literature at the Australian Catholic University, has prepared a...

5 reasons it’s safe for kids to return to the classroom

5 reasons it’s safe for kids to return to the classroom

Next week, across Australia, kids are due to return to the classroom. Most will go back one day a week, building up to five days by the end of the term (this varies from state to state and school to school - for example, at the time of writing, there is no date set...

I’m going to miss lockdown in lots of unexpected ways

I’m going to miss lockdown in lots of unexpected ways

Like so many of us, I'm beyond ready for lockdown to be over. Businesses need to be able to business again. Jobs are needed, space is needed. Many people are desperately lonely and need to get the $%#! out of their homes. Like them, I'm yearning to travel across town...

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