I have to admit it, I love The Backyardigans. I really really do. Their messages are simple and not tarnished with adult humor, and make for awesomely fun parties! As the theme of the show is all about using your imagination, you really can’t go wrong! We celebrated Backyardigan style 2 years ago, for my daughters 5th birthday party. Total success! Tons o’ fun!
We purchased one CD for some background music, but it totally ended up being the highlight of the party. As the kids started singing the songs, (“Ridin’ the Range!”) the stereo just got cranked up louder and louder. Even kids who had never watched the Backyardigans learned the tunes and sang along. Even a few dads joined in the fun! In addition, we planned a mini-scavenger hunt. We didn’t need to put up a lot of decorations, thank goodness! The beautiful cake (thank you Kroger..lol) was a stunning centerpiece! But,more than anything, the kids had a total blast.
Now, I have to admit, not being of the Jewish faith, I don’t know much about Passover. Here’s what one article said:
“The origin of the name itself comes from the Hebrew word “pasach” which literally means “to pass over”. This is a reference to the tenth plague recorded in Exodus upon the land of Egypt, where the spirit of God passed over the houses of the Israelites that were marked with the blood of a Lamb. All other homes experienced the death of the firstborn male, according to the Biblical record.”
Before you know it, Mother’s Day will be here! The second Sunday in May, which is May 9, is the day to honor Mom. Even though most people who take their mother out on Mother’s Day do so for brunch, some families opt to go out to Mother’s Day breakfast. This leaves the rest of the day open for other activities.
Even so, some moms do not consider Mother’s Day to be complete without going out for Mother’s Day Brunch. Many moms like to start off their brunch with a tasty Mimosa!
Another plan is to enjoy the day together and then take Mom out to Mother’s Day dinner. What a nice way to end the day. No one has to cook or do dishes.
Are you planning an Easter Egg Hunt? When my son was very small, I always hid green grapes in the colorful hollow plastic eggs. I just thought it wasn’t good for a toddler to eat all that candy. Two year olds on a sugar binge can really ruin the day. Besides, he loved green grapes so I don’t think he ever held it against me. He’s 18 now. I should ask him sometime.
All the other kids knew that the purple plastic eggs were for him – the Easter Bunny said so!! I did ask him if he remembered that his eggs had grapes. He says he doesn’t recall. I’m safe!
And our first favorite party page? It’s a page we ran across for learning how to plan a Princess and the Frog party! And perfect timing too! The film recently came out on DVD, and my girls just love it! We have a birthday coming up in June, and I think this would be perfect for the celebration.
The page above mentions all kinds of food, games and decorations. But most of all, it gives tips on how to plan the party on the cheaper side of life. Ahhh.. What a breath of fresh air! And it says that gumbo is perfect to serve. Does it get any better! Gumbo and Disney all mixed up into one party? Wonder if the kids will let me make a crawfish etouffee instead. Nahh… Save that one for the adults!
It’s time for party pages! We are on a mission to find our favorite party pages on the Internet, and put them together in one nifty little collection for you. There seems to be no end in possibilities here!
Sit back, relax, and let us help you find something spectacular for your next party!