I recently received in the mail Naturally Fun Parties for Kids by Annie Daulter and Heather Fontenot. I loved it. It brought back so many memories from my childhood of the things my mother did with us. I never thought what we were doing as children was particularly "cool" or "hip" or "green". In fact the word "green" wasn't even around back then (in a manner of speaking). What we did was just part of our life and to us it was fun. I later figured out we did what we did because we didn't have much money and my mom was creative.
The book is laid out seasonally with three party ideas for each season: Egg-dyeing spring garden party, pancake pj party, forest fairie dress-up party, summer solstice beach party, natural spa party, strawberry-picking and jam-making party, gratitude birthday party, wild girls teepee party, upcycle art party, winter solstice party, knights and dragon quest party, and community cooking party.
Each chapter contains instructions on how to make themed invitations, how to decorate, how to prepare activities or crafts for the party, and recipes with photos of the food suggested for each party.
I will probably pick and choose and create my own events from all the options included in the book. And, I'll probably use some of the recipes for just everyday life. This is a book of inspiration -- you can follow the guidelines to the "t" or you can use it as the springboard for making up your own plans. I'm sure you will enjoy it!
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