Daniel Tiger Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Daniel Tiger Birthday Party

Welcome to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! Daniel, the son of Daniel Striped Tiger from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and his friends Katerina Kittycat and O the Owl cannot wait to help you celebrate your little one’s birthday. To get started, try a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Party in a Box exclusively from Birthday Express on Amazon and then supplement your Daniel Tiger birthday party with special touches from some of our favorite Etsy sellers.

Just a quick note on Party Idea Pros approach to children’s parties. 

We have an “old fashion” approach to kids’ parties.  We say keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple.  We love hula hoopsbeach balls, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments.  Generally, the number of guests should equal the age of the birthday child, but don’t obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two.   Never, ever deliver invitations at school, unless every single child is invited!!!!!   Skip the jumpies and the pony rides. Continue Reading →

Shopkins Birthday Party Planning Ideas & Supplies

Shopkins Birthday Party Planning Ideas & Supplies

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP Birthday Party!

If your child is bound and determined to collect all of their favorite Shopkins, surprise them with a birthday party featuring a variety of anthropomorphic bakery items, fruit and veg, sweet treats and much more! Poppy Corn, Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss and all of their friends can’t wait to help your little one celebrate. So, get started collecting all your Shopkins party supplies! And as always with all children's birthday parties, remember to keep it simple.

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Today’s Find: Great Deals on Printable Holiday Games

Printable Christmas Games, Printable Holiday Games Celebrate the Season with Printable Holiday Games!

Great Deals on Printable Holiday Games

What could be easier?  Are you like us — we plan every detail of our parties – the invitations, the party decor, the party favors, the food, and never think about planning activities absolutely convinced that our guests are interesting and engaging individuals and can easily entertain themselves.  (except for children’s parties where we plan and schedule every minute).  And then once in a while, we either have a sneaking suspicion a day or so in advance or are caught completely off guard right then and there and realize things aren’t going so well.  We have had political conversations go ballistic, strident parenting advice get a bit overbearing, and the freshly minted vegan choose this opportunity to proselytize.  There is not much to do about it except quickly change the conversation.  That’s where these printable holiday games come in extraordinarily handy. So be your own holiday party savior with this fun and easy way to keep the kids and adults entertained for hours during long holiday gatherings.

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Printable Thanksgiving Games

Printable Thanksgiving Games

We love Thanksgiving.  It not only brings together family far and near but when done well, Thanksgiving is a leisurely day of game playing and game watching, cooking and eating, and we usually throw in an early morning walk for charity so we don't feel quite so decadent.  Last year we planned our extended family vacation.  This year, we will most likely plan Popol's 80th birthday celebration but in between, as always, Izzy and Ali will get together to decide which of the many printable Thanksgiving games we will play this year. Continue Reading →

Star Wars Rebels Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Star Wars Rebels Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Star Wars Rebels Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

May the force be with you as you plan your pint-sized Stormtrooper's next Star Wars Rebels birthday bash with a little help from Shindigz. Grab your Lightsaber and get ready to party!

First, for the few of you, who like us, have no clue what Star Wars Rebels is here is a quick synopsis.

Star Wars Rebels is a Disney Channel cartoon which premiered in October 2014.  A brave and clever ragtag starship crew stands up against the evil Empire as it tightens its grip on the galaxy and hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights.

Young boys can spend hours recreating scenes from the cartoon.  They love dressing up in star wars rebels costumes and they love to wield lightsabers but we highly recommend keeping the saber fighting to a minimum.  It is ok to pick up a few sabers but be sure to use them in controlled ways.  For example you could play a version of Limbo where rather than holding some kind of stick each stick holder instead holds a sabersword and they meet in the middle.  Or create a scavenger hunt in search of a lightsaber. And, if you want to splurge you can even pick up a sword for each boy as a party favor but make sure you do not hand out the swords until they boys are saying goodbye. Trust us on this one! Continue Reading →