Family Fun Celebrations - Party Ideas - Games  for all Occasions

5 Ideas for Throwing the Perfect Fall Birthday Bash For Your Kids

It's the start of the football season, it's harvest time, and Halloween is afoot. But all those seasonal celebrations pale in comparison to your little one's birthday. This time of year offers plenty of party inspiration for fall babies.

1. Encourage Kids to Come in Costume

kids in halloween costumes

Image via Flickr by Steven Depolo

All kids love Halloween, but they also hate how quickly it's over. You can make the fun last a little longer with a costume party. Other parents will love the opportunity to recycle this year's Halloween outfit, while the kids will enjoy showing off their costumes to their friends. Continue the Halloween theme by reusing your holiday decorations and laying out some spooky snacks. The kids could also tell ghost stories and bob for apples to get into the holiday spirit.

2. Make a Smoothie Station

A smoothie station is a delicious and healthy way to celebrate the season's fresh produce at your fall birthday party. Make sure yours is fully stocked with an array of fresh fruit. New season apples, cranberries, grapes, and pears all work wonderfully in smoothies. Let the kids choose their favorite flavors, and keep some yogurt and honey on hand to finish their creations. Scotsman ice machines which flake ice, rather than simply cubing it, will give your smoothies that professional juice bar taste.

3. Play Roll the Gourd

This fall-inspired game of bowling is much trickier than it sounds. Line up some used soda bottles as pins. Adding a little water to the base will stop them blowing away on a windy day. Then the kids will take turns trying to knock the pins down with a rolling gourd. They'll all be in stitches watching the unevenly shaped gourds rolling every way but the right direction!

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

family summer picnic fun

BBQ Recipes -
Arts and Crafts -
Books for Summer Reading  -
Student's Summer Vacation -
Disney - Know Before You Go -
Camping -

Yes, we doing it all ! by Greta Jenkins

Family and friends come over to share BBQ recipe secrets and cooking tips. We made the best ever BBQ chicken and ribs! entertaining the kids was easy with arts and crafts and outdoor games.

We spending time at the library, the kids really enjoy the reading hour and they picked out books each week. I enjoy mysteries and have squeezed in some time to sit on the porch sip lemonade and read while the kids run through the sprinkler.

My oldest son went to an mathematics summer day camp and my daughter attended one about science, both were offered by our local community college.

We had a very fun family week at Disney. We stayed at the All Star Hotel at Disney Resorts and bought the dinning package.  It made the trip easy and affordable.  We did not need a rental car since, the Disney bus picked up at the airport and the shuttle ran continuously between the parks and our hotel. the little kids loved the Magic Kingdom and so did the older one even if they wouldn't admit it! Everybody stayed cool at Blizzard Beach and we all learned a lot at Epcot. Perfect for fun history and science lessons.

We are going camping for a weekend in August. I'm as excited as the kids to roast marshmellows around the camp fire and try my hand at fishing. Hope you all have fun summer too!

Inspirational Poems for Graduates

graduation class

Emergence - I belive I can Fly - Desiderata and If (by Kipling)  - High School and College -

Poems to inspire and remember this graduation day.  Perfect for graduation celebrations and ceremonies for middle school, high school and college. - 

Graduation Poems for Preschoolers - 

For the Children - 

By Althea A. Anker -


Thank you God for
The children of mine
Who teach me things
That blow my mind..
They entertain themselves
In the funniest ways.graduation pre-school I pray that the innocence
They possess never goes ..........

Graduation Poems for Elemetary School:

Time Flows By Quickly

Judy Muldowney We can’t begin to tell you
Just how loved you are
We can’t believe how time has flown
And how you’ve come so far



Stress Free Graduation Parties and More


The graduation season is soon approaching and many parents and loved ones are looking for ways to mark the momentous occasion. Finding a stress free solution to celebrate the event can be easy and affordable with the following graduation party ideas. 

Implement a Plan

Include your teen in the party planning stage of the event. Allow them a number of guests to invite and set a limit on the costs. Include flowers, balloons, banners, tableware and food in your budget. To take some of the stress of planning off your shoulders, you can delegate jobs to your spouse and other family members. Each person has a particular activity to take care of, and they need to have it completed by a set date and time. Enlist the help of a disc jockey, so everyone can dance and celebrate the night away in a safe and adult supervised environment. You can also set up a station that is dedicated to your child and showcase their many awards and photos as they’ve matured and grown throughout the years.

Graduate Crafts and Party Favors

high school graduation

Make this graduation a special one to remember with these handmade crafts and party favors for all ages.


Graduate Crafts and Party Favors- Party Table Decorations