Birthday Parties in September Practical Parenting

I have an article in Practical Parenting this month all about throwing the perfect birthday party. To help put the article together, I was lucky enough to speak to Nicole Avery from "Planning With Kids" and Samantha Greig, co founder of "The Complete Kids Party".

I've thrown a few home parties in my time, but now I can't wait for the next one. I found so many great planning ideas from Nicole's birthday party planning ebook "Parties With Kids". I love Nic's ideas for food and party activities. Of course she has some lovely ideas over at her blog "Planning With Kids" too.

Samantha's company that she co-owns with Jacqui has so many gorgeous party must-haves on offer. It really is a one-stop party shop! Check these out

Gorgeous boy's party colour scheme

I love owls!

Sweet lolly jar and tag

  I want these gorgeous milk bottles for my new windowsill!

There are plenty more great ideas at "The Complete Kid's Party" website.

And if you'd like to check out my article for even more great ideas, it's available now!


  1. Owls and milk bottles are nice! I like the idea.

  2. Now I'm ready to party. Thanks for sharing.
    Cathie at

  3. Isabelle @Sport For ThoughtSeptember 18, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Nice ideas! Practical but still unique. Isabelle @

  4. Thanks everyone. Had such fun researching this article. There are so many good ideas out there!

  5. fantastic ideas. The boys birthday colours were really nice and not just the usual blue.