Swimming Games Round-Up (And Pool Party Tips!)

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Whether you’ve got a tot you’re trying to coax to dip a toe in the water, or your kids are ready to do cannonballs off the side of the pool, we have you covered with swimming games, ideas, and pool party tips. So put on some goggles, sit back, and check out these splishin’-splashin’ pool-time [...]

Two Pirate Party Printables (for Kids!)

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Yesterday, our Birthday Bash co-host Tiffany shared adorable pirate party tips, recipes, games, and more! To polish off your pirate party, we created these two pirate-themed printables: 1) Pirate Treasure Map Setting up a treasure hunt in your backyard (or inside if the weather doesn’t cooperate) is a fantastic organized activity for any party. Scatter [...]

Games & Goodies for a Pirate Party

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My six year old daughter has an intense love for all things pirate so it was only natural that she’d request a pirate party for her birthday. My challenge was to host a swashbuckling good time for the girls in her class who are perhaps a bit more interested in mermaids than buccaneers. It is [...]

Fun and Unique Birthday Invites: Origami for Kids

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Learn how to create adorable Origami birthday invites in this special guest post from our Birthday Bash co-host Jillian (A Mom With a Lesson Plan). For all our Birthday Bash resources, click here. * * * Creating fun and unique birthday invites is one of my favorite parts of planning a party! When I was invited to join [...]

DIY Dinosaur Birthday Party Favor Bags

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Part 2 of our “How to Host a Dinosaur Birthday Party” blog post is part of our Ultimate Birthday Bash series, and is shared by our co-host Joyce from Childhood Beckons. I get excited about the details of a party. The small touches really pull everything together in a festive way, but sometimes the details and work can [...]

How to Throw a Dinosaur Birthday Party (Part 1)

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This Dinosaur Birthday Party post is part of our Ultimate Birthday Bash series, and is shared by our co-host Joyce from Childhood Beckons. My family loves birthday parties. I love planning them and my son loves experiencing them. But this year I wanted to keep it simple. So today I’m sharing our stress-free and super amazing [...]

The Melissa & Doug Ultimate Birthday Bash!

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We are thrilled to announce our first Ultimate Birthday Bash!  Looking for inspirational ideas for your child’s upcoming birthday? Over the next 11 days, we’ll be sharing some inspirational ideas from the Melissa & Doug blog, and our fantastic group of co-hosts! During our Ultimate Birthday Bash we’re sharing: Themed party ideas for your dinosaur-lovers, little [...]

The Ultimate Birthday Bash – Our Co-Hosts

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Have you heard about our Ultimate Birthday Bash? For the next 11 days, we’re celebrating the joy, excitement (and sometimes exhaustion) of planning and celebrating your child’s birthday! Plus, we’re offering a $500 Birthday Bash giveaway (click here to enter) so one lucky winner can choose favors, games, crafts, and gifts from MelissaAndDoug.com for your [...]

How to Host a Butterfly Birthday Party

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Over on teach mama today, our Blog Ambassador Amy shares some adorable tips on how to host a Butterfly Birthday Party! We couldn’t resist posting some of the adorable tips and photos with you here: For her little one’s sixth birthday, Amy planned a simply delightful butterfly-themed event. With a few friends, she planned some sweet treats (you [...]