Throwing a Winter Kids’ Party: Tips and Tricks

Throwing a Winter Kids’ Party: Tips and Tricks

Throwing a kid’s party in the middle of winter can be a fun and memorable experience for both the children and the adults. Here are some detailed tips for planning a successful winter party for kids:

6 tips for throwing a fun kids party in Winter

1. Choose a warm and cozy location

The key to a successful winter kids’ party is ensuring warm and comfortable children. Consider renting a space with a fireplace or a community center with a large room that can be heated. If renting a space is impossible, you can also consider hosting the party at your home. Make sure to have enough space for the children to move around and play games. You can also set up different stations or activity areas for the kids to enjoy.

Why not have a backyard firepit party if you love a winter outdoor party? Find out everything you need to make it an awesome and cozy great time for everyone in this fire pit party post.

2. Plan indoor activities

With the colder weather outside, plan activities that can be done indoors, such as arts and crafts, games, and a movie marathon. For arts and crafts, you can set up a station where kids can decorate their own winter-themed ornaments or make a snowflake garland.

For games, you can organize a scavenger hunt, a winter-themed version of musical chairs, or a snowball-tossing competition. You can also hire a clown or magician to entertain the kids. Here are some more fun winter party games.

Bingo is a great game to entertain kids during a winter party. You can find some great Bingo games on Teachers Pay Teachers. Yes, Teachers Pay Teachers!

4. Serve warm food and drinks

Kids love hot cocoa, warm apple cider, and hot soup. You can also serve warm pizzas, sandwiches, and other comfort foods to keep the kids warm and satisfied. If possible, you can also have a hot chocolate bar where kids can add their own toppings like marshmallows, whipped cream, and chocolate chips.

For Valentine’s Day parties, why not try making these delicious and fun Conversation Hearts Cocoa Bombs? Kids will be amazed by the reaction they get when they drink them!

5. Dress up the party space

Use winter-themed decorations such as snowflakes, icicles, and Christmas lights to create a festive atmosphere. You can also use balloons and streamers in winter colors such as blue and silver. If you have a backyard, you can also consider setting up a winter wonderland with a small snowman, fake snow, and colored lights.

Infinite Mamabilities has a wonderful video on creating cheap and awesome party decorations for a Winter Wonderland party.

6. Have fun

Remember that the most important thing is for the kids to have a good time. So, don’t stress about perfection; have fun and let the kids enjoy the party! You can also consider sending the kids home with a small goodie bag or warm blanket as souvenirs.

Planning a Valentine’s Day kids’ party? Check out the posts below.

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With some creativity and planning, you can throw a winter party that the kids will remember for years to come! Make sure to take lots of pictures to capture the memories of the party and keep them forever.

16 Easy Homemade Valentine’s Day Treats  Your Kids Will Love

16 Easy Homemade Valentine’s Day Treats Your Kids Will Love

Valentine’s Day is around the corner! Time to share some sweeties with your lovelies! Are you looking for some quick and easy homemade Valentine’s Day treats for your kids? Here are 16 easy homemade food ideas your kids will love.

I’ve included a berry special cookie card printable at the end of this post, if you like to print it out for your treats!

Pink Ombre Popsicle by Yummy Mummy Kitchen

pink ombre popsicle VAlentine's Day treat

Frozen Yogurt Shape Hearts by Momables

Valentine's Day frozen yogurt hearts by Momables

Heart Shape Raspberry Roll by Handle the Heat

valentine's day treat raspberry roll

Cherry Heart Shape Hand Pies by Momables

Heart Muffins by Eating Richly

valentine's day treat heart muffins

Homemade Valentine’s Day treats are much more fun to make than store-bought ones because you can customize them! The kids will love helping to decorate these treats with sprinkles and toppers, too! These DIY Valentine’s Day ideas are perfect for any celebration or party. You can change these up for other celebration besides Valentine’s Day. Simply change the colors or the decorations on top of your treats.

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark by Suburban Simplicity

Valentine’s Day Popcorn
by Live Love Texas

VAlentine's Day popcorn treat

Strawberry Hearts Puff Pastry
by Fun Loving Families

Strawberry heart puff pastry valentine's day treat

Chocolate Banana Bite size Sundae
by Finding Zest

Rice Crispies Valentine’s Day treat
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Rice Krispies Valentine's Day heart Treat

Valentine’s Day Heart Tortilla Chips by Coupon Clipping Cook

Valentine's Day treat heart shape tortilla

Heart Brownies Treat by The Suburban Soapbox

Valentine's Day treat brownies heart shape

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies by Eats Amazing

Valentine's Day Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe for kids

Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treat by Shrimp Salad Circus

Rice Krispies MOntster Valentine's Day Treat

Valentine’s Day Oreo Ladybug by Sarah’s Bake Studio

Valentine's Day treat ladybugs

Mini Emoji Pancakes by Hello, Wonderful

Valentine's Day treat emoji pancakes

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Your Free Cookie Card Printable

Valentine's Day Treat cookie card for Easy Homemade Valentine's Day treat post

This ” You Are Berry Sweet” cookie card would be so cute with some of the above Valentine’s Day treats. You can also attach cute little toys to it. There are two designs. Choose whichever works for you.

I can’t wait to make some of these treats for my kids. Which one of these threats is calling your name?

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How to use Shutterfly Free Photo Prints  and Book for Your Party

How to use Shutterfly Free Photo Prints and Book for Your Party

Shutterfly free photo in jar as party decoration.

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Shutterfly is always doing some kind of free promo or discounts for its products. You can get 101 free photos, free photo books, free calendars, free magnets, etc. You normally will get something for free just for joining Shutterfly

I have used them for 7 years now all for FREE.  I have used them for my wedding, Mother’s day, Chase’s 1st birthday, Father’s Day, and other various occasions. Only pay for the shipping cost. You can too!

Here are some ways you can use these free photos and books to decorate every party theme you have in mind. Shutterfly’s promotions happen sporadically throughout the year so sign up for updates.

  • Photo Banner. All you need is a ribbon or twine, clothespins, and photo prints. You can add lace, fabric, or tassel to make the photos pop out!
Use Shutterfly Free Photos to make banner for parties or home.
  • Photo Centerpieces. Put a photo inside a mason jar or in my case, a spaghetti jar (Yes, I collect all kinds of jars). I soak the jar in hot water, then scrub to remove the labels. Add little accessories (flowers, baby pins, pacifier, etc). You can also add a number to use as a table number.Shutterfly free photo for party decorations
  • Table Numbers. Frame your prints. Use craft paper or fabric to make numbers.
  • Guest book. Use it as a guest book for your wedding with your engagement pictures or a birthday party with baby pictures. I’ve made alphabet and family books for my son’s 1st birthday. He still loves them two years later.
Shutterfly free photos as guest signing book for wedding
  • Recipe Swap Book. Have guests send you pictures of their delicious dishes with recipes. At the party have guests sign the book.
  • Photo State map. Cut the photos into states or countries that you’ve traveled to as a couple for a cool travel-themed wedding or couple shower. I would do a little tutorial, but Kelsie Ann at Cut, Craft, Create does a much better job.
    Use photos to create States you've traveled to for engagement or wedding party.

Shutterfly sometimes also offer free photo mug, calendar, and magnets. These all make wonderful gifts.

Even without these free promotions, you can always find discounts! Be sure to search around the Internet for discount codes. Shutterfly will also list its promotions on its website. 

How would you decorate your party with free Shutterfly photos and books? I would love to see them!

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10 Easy and Simple Halloween treats

10 Easy and Simple Halloween treats

It’s that time of year again when witches, ghosts, and ghouls come out to play. And what better way to celebrate than with some spooky sweets! Whether you’re carving a scary face into a pumpkin or just making some creepy-cool cookies, here are 10 fun and simple Halloween treats that are easy to make but sure to impress your friends.

All these recipes have 5 ingredients or less and take less than 30 mins to make.


1. Halloween Muddy Buddies via A Pumpkin and A Princess

A mix of goodies to share with family and friends while watching a spooky Halloween movie.

Simple Halloween treat muddy buddies
Photo by A Pumpkin and A Princess

2. Pretzel Pumpkins via I Heart Naptime

Great treat for autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Make these with the kiddos.

simple halloween treats pretzel pumpkins
Photo by I Heart Naptime

3. Frozen Monster Banana Bites via Alice and Lois

Incorporate some fruits into your treats this Halloween with these monster banana bites.

Halloween treats Frozen monsters
Photo by Alice and Lois

4. Halloween Monster Munch via A Pumpkin and A Princess

These popcorn munchies are so necessary when viewing a Halloween movie.

Monster munch treats how to make
photo by a pumpkin and a princess

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5. Halloween donuts via It’s Always Autumn

You can also make a donut into a more traditional Halloween treat, like a ghost or pumpkin. No matter which donut you choose, these quick and easy recipes will make sure that your Halloween party is fun and spooky.

Halloween Treats mini donuts
photo by It’s Always Autumn

6. Rice Krispie Treat Monsters via One Little Project

The kids will be frightfully happy while making these simple Halloween treats with only a few simple ingredients.

Halloween Treat Rice Krispie Treat Monsters
Photo by One Little Project

7. Monster Marshmallow Pops via Made To Be A Momma

Look how cute these guys are!!! And super easy to make!

Halloween Treat Marshmallow Monster Pops
Photo by Made To Be A Momma

8. Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Monsters via Hungry Happenings

It is a great activity to do with your kids or even a group of friends. You can make these with a variety of different candies like Skittles, M&Ms, Jellybeans, etc. It is a really simple recipe that is sure to be a hit with all of your friends. Even if you are an adult and decide to make these, you can use them for a fun treat for your next office party or other events.

Halloween Treat Chocolate caramel Pretzel monsters
Photo by Hungry Happenings

9. Marshmallow and Pretzel Skeleton via Just Add Confetti

An easy treat to make and you get a cool free printable as well. Perfect gift for a friend.

Halloween Treat Pretzel Skeleton by Just Add Confetti
Photo by Just Add Confetti

10. Halloween Popcorn Hand via Hunny I’m Home

This is such an easy treat to make. Serves as party decorations and treats!!

Halloween treat Popcorn Hand
Photo by Hunny I’m Home

If you’re hosting a Halloween party, you can’t go wrong with any of these simple Halloween treats. They’re fun and creative, and most of them are super easy to make. They’ll have your guests coming back for seconds, maybe even thirds. Celebrate Halloween with these 10 fun Halloween treats.