purely parties Category

Creating a Whimsical Woodland Party

Well I’ve been looking forward to creating a whimsical woodland party for quite some time, and with my daughter’s fifth birthday approaching I thought there was no better time than ever to start planning. Recent research has demonstrated what we already intrinsically know – that nature is great for all of us. As a result, […]

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Masterchef Mayhem: Hosting a Junior Masterchef Party

So my daughter celebrated her birthday recently, and as she is a keen cook, we decided on a Junior Masterchef party. It wouldn’t be too much work I told myself. After all, I wouldn’t have to prepare any food. And having a party at home would be easy on the old budget. Having had a […]

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Not Purrfect, but a whole lot of feline fun….

So I was quite looking forward to blogging about our little feline themed party that we had for our four year old over the weekend. And then I came across this in my facebook feed. http://www.newshub.co.nz/tvshows/paulhenry/have-childrens-birthday-parties-have-become-too-extravagant-2016061712#axzz4CAW2RpSN Yep, I really like the author and blogger who was featured on the news, and yes…she really does have […]

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Crazy Crafternoons for Kids: Hosting an Arty Party

Recently I was intrigued to come across the term ‘Crafternoon’. A ‘crafternoon‘ is a lazy, lovely way to spend an afternoon crafting with adults or with the kids. I’ve always believed that everyone has a creative bent in them. Wasn’t it Picasso who famously stated that every child is an artist? For my daughter’s birthday this […]

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The High Tea Party……For Kids!

With two of my children being girls, I’ve had the pleasure of organizing little girly tea parties for the last few years. And tea parties are just so much fun! For my daughter’s third birthday this month, I had so much fun hosting a ‘High Tea’ for children at home. Typically, high tea is of […]

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Each to Their Own – My Response to the ‘Birthday Party Guidelines’ Blog Post that Went Viral.

Anyone who knows me well is aware that I am party mad. I enjoy throwing kids birthday parties. For me party planning is a passion that I enjoy cultivating. Why? Simply because it’s so much fun. Celebrations are big in our family. I look forward to those dates of celebration each year and in our […]

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How to Host a Wearable Arts Party for Kids

Wearable arts – ‘the event that makes Lady Gaga look like a librarian’, is where fashion, art and theatre collide. My mother and sister love World of Wearable Arts (WOW) and are travelling to Wellington next week for the event. Some of it is a little too arty for me, however it was the inspiration […]

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