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13 Awesome Girl and Boy Birthday Party Themes

13 Awesome Girl and Boy Birthday Party Themes @NotSoIdlehands.com

Well, we are starting to get ready for our slew of birthdays this year, so I have been gawking at all the fun party themes out there {and the super cute ways they have been implemented}. I wanted to share some of the ones I've found, so feast your eyes! Adorable Super Hero Party by Happiness Is Homemade Cute Vintage Circus Party over at Elevate Everyday Harry Potter Party from … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Birthday Party Games~Part 4

Harry Potter Birthday Party Games~Part 4 By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, this is finally the last part of our huge Harry Potter party and I'm so excited! This last part is all about the games we played and fun things we did to make it feel like the kiddos were actually at Hogwarts attending classes. See the other parts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 At the front door, we hung a brick backdrop to make the kids feel like they were walking through Platform 9 3/4. … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Birthday Party Food and Snacks ~ Part 3

Harry Potter Birthday Party Food and Snacks ~ Part 3 @NotSoIdleHands.com

So here's part 3 of our super fun Harry Potter party....Woo Hoo! If you would like to see the rest of the party, you can go to Part 1 or Part 2 or Part 4 In this part, I'll show all the themed food we had for the kiddos and how easy it was to do. Here's a shot of the snack table we set out. I wanted to have some fun things from the book that the guests would have fun tasting {even though they … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Birthday Invitations and Authentic Acceptance Letter and Party Part 1

Harry Potter Birthday Invitations and Authentic Acceptance Letter and Party Part 1 @NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, another birthday party has come and gone around these parts and like always, now is the time to show the super fun results of said party. This one was especially fun since our oldest begged for the magic of a Harry Potter par~tay...of which, I happen to be a super huge fan of {1st book came out the year after I graduated high school and I was hooked by the first page....yes, I'm THAT … [Read more...]

Fun Instagram Mom~The Official Game of 4th of July

Fun Instagram Mom~The Official Game of 4th of July at: NotSoIdleHands.com

Can you guess what the most important item is in this picture? I know you’re looking at that frosting…  That’s right…the toothpick!  The Toothpick Game is absolutely the most fun game you can play in a pool.  It is highly competitive so if you are not, sit back, relax and enjoy the show because it is bound to be a good one!  The object of the game is to retrieve the toothpick out of the water … [Read more...]

Unique Frozen Birthday Party Invites With Treat Inside Party~Part 2

Unique Frozen Birthday Party Invites With Treat Inside By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Like I said in my last post, we are in full birthday planning mode here, so that's pretty much all I've been working on {and adding fun stuff to my Etsy Store}. So today I wanted to show some super fun invites I made for my kiddo to hand out to her friends for her upcoming Frozen themed birthday par~tay. I wanted to make something charming and surprising for her friends to start off the … [Read more...]

Frozen Themed Sewn Paper Party Garland Party~Part 1

Frozen Themed Sewn Paper Party Garland By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, these days have been full of party planning for one of my kiddos....have you seen the pattern in my posts yet? She wants a Frozen themed party, so I've been up to my eyeballs in ice blue and purple {and Olaf}. One of the decorations I wanted to make is a cute and easy paper circle garland to hang in our living room for the festivities. These are SO easy peasy to make....you won't even … [Read more...]

15 New Year’s Crafts and Activities For Kids

New Year's Crafts and Activities For Kids By: NotSoIdleHands.com

When I was a kiddo, New Year's Eve was so fun! It wasn't fun because we went to parties or went downtown to watch fireworks.....it was fun because we got to pick movies to watch and snacks to munch all together as a family. Earlier in the day, us kids would sometimes make little crafts and concoct hats and such to help celebrate and that was what made the New Year extra memorable...the home made … [Read more...]