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The Fool-Proof Outdoor Summer Party: How to Plan the Perfect Celebration, Despite the Weather

One of the best things about great summer weather is gathering with friends and family to share food and fun under the sun. At least, that’s the plan. But as we know, the weather doesn’t always make the perfect guest at a party. In spite of your planning, the day may turn fickle and suddenly you’re faced with rain, wind or even soaring temperatures. While you can’t control Mother Nature, there are ways to prevent weather from ruining your special event. Here are some tips for weather-proofing your party.


A Fabulous Flower Party

Whether they are pressing flowers atop a custom-made mud pie, leaving trinkets for the flower fairies or making daisy chains, flowers just seem to speak to little girls. Indulge this fascination with flowers and treat your special little girl to a birthday party overflowing in a riot of a springtime color.


As the hostess at a recent flower party of my own, I can attest to the fact that blossoms and blooms are perfectly suited to a little girl's party. The girls loved the flower-themed crafts and games, making the pre-party preparation completely worthwhile.


Go Robotic With a Wall-E Themed Party

From Robby the Robot, featured in the 1950s film “Forbidden Planet,” to the upcoming Disney/Pixar animated film “WALL-E,” robots never go out of style for kids! And they make the perfect theme for a child’s birthday party. Here are some tips for building your own WALL-E PART-E!


No Fail Tips for Planning the Perfect Home Party

Over the past 16 years, with five children of various ages, I have organized a total of 64 birthday parties.

Due to the rising cost of outside-the-home parties, we have had many home parties that were just as fun, inexpensive, and customized for the birthday child’s desired theme. Involving the birthday child also gives them a valuable appreciation for the effort required to host a party.


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