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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How To Organise The Most Amazing DIY Kids Party

Children's birthdays can be magical and the making of beautiful memories. It can however, also be a source of stress and worry for the parent.

First of all, when planning your child's birthday party, know that it is about the intention, not the grandeur. Children will be just as happy with a wonky handmade cake as they would be with an expensive, photo printed store bought one. Read my post 'Simple Celebrations' to get a feel of how magical really simple events can be.

Think about your budget before you start planning. Your party doesn't have to be expensive to be magical. There are many things you can do yourself, if you're in a tight budget. Find lots of cost cutting ideas in the article Inexpensive Birthday Party Ideas at The Humbled Homemaker

Even if you don't have a lot of time, you can find really nice themed party sets at small prices.
Even last minute, something fun can be thrown together with some strings of lights, colorful napkins and an appropriate snack.

If you're worried about the wastefulness many birthday parties entail, know that there are many eco friendly alternatives to common birthday party features. Even for gifts, you can decide to have your guests donate to charity, bring only handmade or second hand, or bring only certain items or food. The options are limitless and it is getting more common to ask for something specific. We all know about the horrible pile of unused plastic toys, and many are getting conscious about this.

Another concern parents have about birthday parties is the amount of sugar and junk food the kids are exposed to, yet this needn't be. A couple of beautiful (thrifted) bowls with cherry tomatoes, quail eggs, cut vegetables and dressing can be just as magical as hot dogs and sugar icing. Even for special diets there are plenty of healthy options. Take a look at the recipes below.

Inspiration


Pumpkin Patch Birthday Party (The Humbled Homemaker)
Under the Sea Party at Diary of a First Child
Winnie the Pooh Birthday Party at Diary of a First Child
LEGO Party at Diary of a First Child
Princess party with a Meaning at Eco Mothering
Children's Birthday Parties: Think Green, Think Theme at Eco Mothering

Crafts

Monkey Invitations at Diary of a First Child

Recipes

from Simply Smiles

Gluten Free Vanilla Cake at Simply Smiles
Real Food Birthday Party Round Up on Oh Lardy
Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake (Gluten, Egg, Dairy and Tree Nut free) - The Humbled Homemaker
Dairy Free Cake Icing - The Humbled Homemaker
Recipes for a Junk Food Free Kid's Party on The Organic Kitchen



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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link love! I like your post on eco options for birthday features - we especially love the lanterns, which we've used for parties.

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