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Do Classroom Gifts Help Students?

Lorraine Winter

Many teachers like to reward their students for all their hard work during the year with a gift. Do these end-of-year gifts have a positive effect? And what kind of gifts are suitable? A gift is a wonderful thing to…

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7 Tips for Throwing a Fantastic Pizza Party!

Lorraine Winter

Party Pizza Day is celebrated worldwide every May but with pizza surely being the most universally loved food, we think you can have a pizza party any day of the year. Better still, it is a party that works for…

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Why Mason Jars are one of the Best Party Supplies

Lorraine Winter

We’ve long known the versatility of the mason in the kitchen and around the home, but did you know it is also fantastic during party season?   How Can You Use Mason Jars As Party Supplies? Available in a range…

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4 Easy Homemade Father’s Day Gifts

Lorraine Winter

Getting your child to choose something special for Father’s Day is no easy feat, especially as their idea of buying on a budget can be very different to yours! Why not get them crafting instead to make a truly unique…

Unique and Practical Baby Shower Gifts

Lorraine Winter

An American tradition that has taken hold here, throwing a baby shower for the parents to usually mean they are overwhelmed with clothes that will be grown out of in a few weeks. Give something unique and useful instead with…

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Are Tea Parties Old Fashioned?

Lorraine Winter

Tea parties seem easy to pull off, but are they enough to keep a child happy now? This blog talks about how to keep a tea party exciting by giving it a modern twist. The modern-day child: constantly glued to…

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6 Super Sleepover Ideas

Lorraine Winter

“Please can I have a sleepover?” it is a question that fills every parent with dread. A house full of kids running rampant and not sleeping until the wee small hours is enough to put any parent off. But with…

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How to Host a Fun Hawaiian Party

Lorraine Winter

Lei Day celebrated in Hawaii and across the world at the start of May is the perfect excuse to welcome the warmer sunshine here in the UK with a Hawaiian themed party. Fun get-togethers to host for children and adults,…

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7 Fun Arts & Crafts Birthday Party Ideas

Want to know how to host a non-traditional arts and crafts party? This article includes all kinds of hints and tips on reducing mess and how to integrate the crafts theme into a party favour afterwards. Creative Birthday Crafts Art…

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Alternative Piñata Filler Ideas!

Lorraine Winter

  Made from cardboard and decorated with brightly coloured tissue paper, the piñata is knocked to release the cascade of sweet treats. But if you are looking for an alternative to sugary snacks, take a look at these ideas! The…