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Children’s Activity Parties: St.Andrew’s Day

November 30, 2012 by  
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St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and his special day is 30th November .  It’s Scotland’s National Day and a great time to celebrate all things Scottish. You could ask your guests to wear one of Scotland’s colours either blue to represent the Saltire flag or mauve the colour of heather.  To create […]

Children’s Activity Parties: Bonfire Night

October 31, 2012 by  
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Making a colourful, bonfire night picture is a fun thing to do, it’s very easy and there’s the bonus that it can be done indoors too.  You’ll need some black (or dark blue) paper; some flame coloured things (we used orange, red and yellow tissue paper and some of the more colourful autumn leaves that […]

Birthdays and Parties by VUP baby

Birthday party. For parents, these two words have the ability to strike fear into their hearts. How can we top last year? How can we make it different? How can we ensure other parents don’t curse us for filling their kids with sugar then sending them home? What is safe to put in the party […]

Children’s Activity Parties: Moon Festival

September 26, 2012 by  
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The Chinese and Vietnamese celebrate a Moon Festival  towards the end of September each year and this year it falls on 30 September.  This coincides with the full moon and this full moon (closest to the autumn equinox) is called the Harvest Moon.  You should look out for the Harvest Moon shortly after sunset as […]

Children’s Activity Parties: Last Night of the Proms

August 28, 2012 by  
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The last night of the proms has long being a British tradition.  The Proms are an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts, but the last night is very different to the rest of the series.  It usually takes place on the second Saturday in September and the music played includes lots of  […]

Children’s Activity Parties: The Olympics

July 10, 2012 by  
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With the Olympics coming soon, it seemed a children’s activity party seemed a natural step.  There are lots of craft ideas you can follow with an Olympic theme. Making a torch is very easy.  Simply roll up a piece of paper – a buff or brown colour is ideal.  Secure with tape or glue.  Cut […]

Children’s Activity Parties: Father’s Day

June 12, 2012 by  
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For this party, we’ve setting out to give Dad all he needs for Father’s Day: a card, a present and something nice to eat.  He might also get a bit of peace and quiet while the party is occupying the children. Start by making the something nice to eat – this will give it time […]

Children’s Activity Parties: Flowers

June 4, 2012 by  
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This month’s activity takes advantage of the wealth of flowers around at this time of year and all the pretty late spring colours.  You should find it easy to find lots of  flowers in the garden now, so it’s an ideal time to have a flower themed activity party. Get the children to collect flowers […]

Children’s Activity Parties: Rainy Days

Sometimes the weather is so unpromising for days on end, you just have to embrace it.  Making use of those relentlessly rainy days is the aim of this activity party.  It’s one that can be arranged at short notice too and everyone will be glad of something to entertain the children. Ask your guests to […]

Children’s Activity Parties: Windy Days

There’s a traditional rhyme that’s the basis for this party: March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.  That said the British climate has no respect for which month it is and you could hold it any month that has a windy enough day. Kite flying is the obvious windy day activity.  It’s a […]

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