Party Ideas

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  1. Grammy Teacher

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    I want to do something special with my kids the end of the month. Nothing to do with Halloween or Fall. What can we do to make one day very special? I don;t like how others center their holidays and events around food. I want to do something meaningful with the kids. Any ideas?
     
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    could you do some fun activities with pumpkin theme? pin the nose on the pumpkin........carving a class pumpkin, roasting the seeds (I know that is food, but it is fun)..........estimating how big around the pumpkin is, etc.
     
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    What about a Hinimatsuri party? Not sure if I spelt that correctly but its a Japanese Holiday. I did this with my k's one year and they loved it! They each brought in a doll/toy/stuffy that day and we did different activities with the doll. They made doll clothes (out of paper), they danced with their dolls, and they had show n tell. We did other stuff too, but I can't remember exactly what it was since it was almost 2 years ago. But if you do a search for Hinimatsuri or Japanese Boy's Day I think you'll find some helpful information.
     
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    my idea was too much like fall or halloween..........sorry. I've got pumpkins on my mind 'cause we've been doing pumpkin activities at school.
     
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    have a movie day, bring in big pillows to let them lay on, or a pajama day, let them bring in favorite stuffed animal, play games you might do at a slumber party. --- or a movie in pajamas
     
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    Oh! ABall's idea reminded me. You could have a beach party! The kids could bring in a towel and sunglasses. You could eat your lunch/snack on them and play Beach Boys music. Play the Limbo too. I've done this before and its really fun. The kids love it especially in winter.
     
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    Such cute ideas!!
     
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    I love all of your ideas! I was thinking of calling it a Reading Party...and all the kids can bring a favorite book to share...and a favorite stuffed animal. Sabby, the Japanese idea sounds different and cute, too! Maybe we could do something similar with the stuffed animals, dance with them, make hats for them, share , etc. I want us to make a pretty dessert together, too. There are some cute ideas to make with pudding, like pudding in a cloud, etc. I can use all of your ideas in one way or another! Thanks so much...the kids will have a blast!
     
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    Hi .... please, can you tell me how you make 'pudding in a cloud'? Ive even searched on the net and am no closer to guessing what ingriedients we have in the Uk to make it :( .. Is this product anything like what you need ?
    http://www.britishdelights.com/trifle.htm (it's the 'angel delight' at the bottom of the page or we also call it 'instant whip'!)
    thanks :)
     
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    :) Thanks... unfortunately that was the recipe I found, it's the ingredients that I can't match up...... another delicious looking american recipe shoved to the side because we don't have your brands..... sighhhhhhhh :(
     
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    Ruthierhyme~ Do you have British version of cool whip and Jell-o? Cool whip is just a whipped topping and if you have them you could just replace the jello-o instant pudding with any old instant pudding. Heck, when I find a receipe like that I just replace everything with generic brands anyways because of the cost!
     
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    Hi, I couldn't agree more with swapping ingredients for cost.... but Jell-o isn't available in the UK ( have found a mail order company though ... so may well buy some through that!!!) ... I could use something called 'dream topping' for the 'cloud' :) so will experiment.. guess I'd have to come to the states to experience this as it's supposed to taste .. LOL :D
     
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    Two things I've done that have been well received have been a luau and a pj party.

    For the luau:
    They made grass skirts out of the drawstring trash bags and we tied them around them.
    I looked up their "Hawaiian Names" on the internet and made them name tags.
    We watched an instructional hula video and tried it.
    They made leis (a foam craft kit I got at Michael's)
    We did the limbo.
    For a special desert, we made fruit kabobs with tropical fruits.

    For PJ Day-
    Everyone brought a teddy bear. We sorted them and dressed them and had a show and tell about them.
    Everyone brought an old pillowcase and we painted them with fabric paint.
    A special guest reader (in this case, the principal) read them "bed-time" stories, like Ira Sleeps Over and Goodnight Gorilla.
    We sorted and graphed gummy bears (to go along with teddy bears).
    We had a breakfast feast...muffins, cereal, milk and fruit.
    Kim
     

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