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HISTORIC BIRTHDAY PARTY THEME: THE FUTURE

The last of the birthday themes actually relates to a time period that hasn’t happened yet, but this blog is about time travelling with kids, and time travel can work both ways! Which means you can let your imagination (and kids’ imaginations) run riot as regards what future times might be like without having to […]

HISTORY-THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTIES: NURSERY RHYME/FAIRY TALES

Nursery rhymes and fairy tales have both been around for centuries, and can therefore  legitimately be considered ‘historical’, but unless teenagers or middle graders want to do it for laughs, this is for the eight and under set. COSTUMES For costume ideas, visit: http://www.grandmasnurseryrhymes.com/homemadenurseryrhymecostumes.html DECORATIONS & OTHER PARTY ITEMS If your local shops don’t carry […]

HISTORIC BIRTHDAY THEME: PREHISTORIC TIMES

Having returned to the structure of school, kids with September birthdays might enjoy ‘going primitive’ again for a while. COSTUMES For costume ideas, visit: http://andreasnotebook.com/handmade-costume-series-diy-caveman-costume-tutorial/ http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/category/other/jurassic/cave-people/ http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/make-a-kids-dinosaur-costume-for-halloween http://funcraftskids.com/make-your-own-dinosaur-costume/ http://activerain.com/blogsview/3484691/homemade-halloween-costume—how-to-make-a-dinosaur-costume DECORATIONS & OTHER PARTY ITEMS If your local shops don’t carry anything that fits this theme, try: http://www.partycity.ca/product/dinosaurs+party+supplies.do FOOD As always, be mindful of guests’ allergies […]

HISTORIC BIRTHDAY THEME: VIKINGS

COSTUMES By now, almost everyone knows Vikings did NOT wear horned helmets, but chances are young guests will still turn up in them. You therefore have two choices. (1) Be a purist by specifying ‘no horns’ beforehand and stand ready to deny entry to any kid sporting such headgear or (2) Realize the image is, […]

HISTORIC BIRTHDAY PARTY THEME: MARDI GRAS

Like most Christian festivals, Mardi Gras (French for ‘Fat Tuesday’) probably had pagan origins before becoming yet another Roman Catholic tradition that Europeans transported to the New World. Originally a time of feasting and celebration taking place just before the Lenten season, (during which both of those were very much frowned upon), Mardi Gras has, […]

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