We are all set for St. Patrick’s Day! No pinching at our house! Thanks to Oriental Trading for sending me some amazing supplies to use for this fun party – we had a great time and I hardly lifted a finger! We invited a few of my nieces over for an afternoon of St. Patrick’s Day activities to get them all set for the holiday next week.
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and I can’t wait for all of the delicious food! I held a Thanksgiving craft and game night with my kids and a few nieces the other night and we all had a blast! Whether you are in charge of a classroom or preschool party activity or looking for fun things to keep the kids occupied while the feast is being prepared, these Thanksgiving crafts for kids and Thanksgiving games will be a hit!
Tomorrow I’m hosting a Halloween party/play group for my daughter and her friends and I wanted to quickly share the activities we are going to do. These would be perfect for a family Halloween party, a preschool Halloween party or even a younger Elementary school Halloween party. They are easy to put together, don’t cost much at all and will keep the kids so happy! I think they would be perfect to do as a family after school so your kids aren’t itching to go Trick-or-Treating at 4:00 pm. 🙂
So, here we go – some really EASY HALLOWEEN GAMES to add to your weekend festivities!
EASY HALLOWEEN GAMES
This My Little Pony Party was so much fun to plan, mostly because my daughter was so dang excited for every detail of it. She and I would sit together and browse all the fun ideas on Pinterest and the party practically planned itself! With 12 little friends coming to the party, I knew that it needed to be simple enough that I could manage it all myself. In the end, the My Little Pony Party Games we did were a huge hit!
The fun continues with post #2 about this cute Vintage Airplane baby shower I did for my niece. Today I’ll be sharing the FREE printables, favors and fun activities we did at the shower.
I followed my Rules for Hosting a Shower on a Budget and prepared 3 activities for the guests.
Vintage Airplane Shower Activities:
The first was Advice Cards. To help it fit with the Vintage Airplane theme, I ordered these Vintage Postcards on Amazon and asked guests to fill in advice to the new mom on them and slip them into the cute little suitcase. This was something that the guests could do while they mingled and it was helpful to the mom!
Baby Shower Bingo is my favorite shower game out of all of them. Why? It gives guests something fun to do while the gifts are opened! The gift opening can often take a long time, depending on the number of guests. Let’s be honest, sitting there ooh-ing and aah-ing at outfit after outfit can be a tad bit boring. Raise your hand if you’re with me! This way, guests get to play a game and compete for fabulous prizes (like this cute Pedicure Set or this Sugar Scrub)
You’ll notice that I did this in black and white. That is so you can print it on whatever color of paper/cardstock you need to fit the colors you’ve chosen for your theme. If you’re following along with my post about HOW TO HOST A SHOWER ON A BUDGET – these fit perfectly with my rule of 3 games, and using Free Printables! Go you! You’re going to rock this shower hosting gig!
For LOADS of ideas for shower games, decor, printables and more – head to the CELEBRATIONS & SHOWERS TAB right up at the top.
Here’s the file to download them: Baby Shower Bingo – Events To Celebrate
Rules for use:
– My free printables are for personal use only.
– They may not be modified, sold or used for profit in any way.
– If you feature or repost them, please give Events to Celebrate proper credit with a link back to this post.
With Easter so early in the season I don’t want to waste any time with all the fun there is to have! This Easter Matching Game is perfect for kids of any age, but especially great for those in the preschool age range. In fact, I get to teach my daughters preschool next week and I’m using this for one of our station activities.
Each Friday my daughter has a playgroup for two hours with all of the little girls her age in our neighborhood. The moms rotate who hosts and I got lucky enough to host on Friday, February 12th! I was giddy when I found out because that means I get to do a fun Valentine’s Day party for them!
These ideas are all really inexpensive and easy to put together. I only have 7 girls coming, but they really could work for any size group.