Fredericksburg Parent

June 2012

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By REBECCA PURDy and hosted some pretty fabulous ones through the years. she loved doing it, he loved going and I loved not having to be creative. My girlfriend is understandably thrilled that her twins were born in the summer and are now old enough for yearly pool parties with the pizza delivered and no cleanup. If you want your kids to have great parties, but need help finding ideas, the library has some wonderful books to inspire and direct. arties can be every child's dream and every parent's nightmare. I'm lucky that my mother enjoyed planning my son's birthday parties Let's Party P Princess and Fairy Parties Princesses and fairies are all the rage and there are books to help you create a magical and jelly nectar, have a fairy race and choose prizes from a wish bag. full of decoration, craft and food ideas. Princesses can make paper fans while eating peanut butterfly sandwiches. Fairies can drink dream Book by Tracy Marsh are Tea: Parties and Treats for Little Girls by Janeen A. sarlin with noelle shipley and Midnight Fairy Craft & Party day. Princess Library TidBits! Provided by your Central Rappahannock Regional Library. themed Parties Family Fun Parties: Plans Every is full of thematic party ideas. Whether your child is a fan of spies, pirates, clowns or fishing there is something here for them. one theme is perfect for the upcoming summer -- the olympics. Make your own olympic torch and after your opening ceremonies, let your games begin! Winners at "tunnel gopher," the "Jello-o eating contest" and the "shoe pile scramble" will receive medals at your very own ceremony. for Birthdays, Holidays & Day by Deanna F. Cook 100 Party for tweens Throwing Parties by Jen Jones and Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi and Other Party Recipes by Kristi Johnson offer wonderful DIy party advice for tweens who seek more independence in their party planning.. www.fredericksburgparent.nET 15

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