Write To Your Favourite Disney Character & Receive A Postcard Reply

by Karen McGinn in Misc on 18 July, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Write To Your Favourite Disney Character & Receive A Postcard Reply


This is something my daughter has did a few times over the years and I thought it might be something your child would like to do too?

A few years ago, you could write to your favourite character and in return you’d receive an 8x10 autographed picture but I guess Disney got one too many of these and now you receive a Disney Princess postcard (pictured in the centre above) reply, with a message from Cinderella on the back.

It’s sweet and my daughter loves writing letters and waiting for the replies by post. It can take around 6 to 8 weeks for the postcard to arrive, so it’s not for the impatient!

We’ve never did the “boys” letters and replies but my friend has and they seem to receive a Cars or Mickey Mouse postcard.

The address we use to write to is :

  • For the attention of (Insert Character Name)
  • Walt Disney World Communications
  • P.O. Box 10040
  • Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040

and my friend has used that one and also :

  • Disneyland Resort
  • Guest Communications
  • Attn: Character Fan Mail
  • P.O. Box 3232
  • Anaheim, CA 92803-3232

What do you think? Something you think your child would enjoy doing?

Next Withdraws Babygrows From Sale Over “Penis” Drawings

by Karen McGinn in Misc on 17 July, 2014 at 11:02 am

Next Withdraws Babygrows From Sale Over “Penis” Drawings

Have you read this article yet?

Father of twin girls Shane Gallivan was feeding his daughters when he noticed an unusual shape on their sleepwear. After recovering from his "shock", closer inspection discovered they were covered in “penis” drawings and he promptly contacted Next, who after receiving complaints from another customer, withdrew them from sale.

What’s your thoughts on this one? An over reaction by parents or a mistake on Next’s part? Does your daughter have these and will you continue to dress her in them following this?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this!

Loom Bands, Where Will It All End?

by Karen McGinn in Misc on 11 July, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Loom Bands, Where Will It All End?

This time last year I hadn’t heard of loom bands and now, well now, I can do fishtails, bracelets and have even tackled some of the projects we have here on the blog like the Loom Band Summer Projects with my 7 year old.

I’m a fan for a few reasons, firstly they’re cheap and as a parent you’ll know it’s not often (ever?) kids are into something that is, plus it’s creative and lets them use their imaginations.

So yeah I like them. The initial board and coloured bands in this house were soon replaced by neon, glow in the dark and even scented bands, as the creations became even more weird and wonderful (my daughter not me honest) and we’re always on the lookout for new projects to tackle.

And then we stumbled on the Loom Band Dress. Yeah, you read it correctly, the loom band DRESS. Currently in news feeds and being tweeted across the nation, it’s sitting at £153, 921 on eBay right now with 4 days left of bidding to go. Now suddenly my home made multi coloured bracket doesn’t look quite as impressive as it did yesterday (Still have the marks on my fingers from making it too) NOTHING I show my daughter is ever going to compete now she’s been exposed to this.

And to be quite honest making that kind of cash, I’m not going to discourage her,  now where did I put that board?!


Free Printable Annual Birthday Questions

by Karen McGinn in Misc on 9 July, 2014 at 9:45 am

Free Printable Annual Birthday Questions

I love the idea of memory books and recording your child's journey from birth to adulthood. Sometimes though these can be expensive, time consuming or just not practical or applicable to you and your child.

Then I came across this fab idea where you can print off Free Annual Birthday Questions and the idea is that you ask your child the same 20 questions from around age 2 or 3 until they're 18 and see how their answers change over the years. Quick, free and best of all a lovely keepsake for them to treasure forever.

Loom Band Summer Projects

by Karen McGinn in Misc on 30 June, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Loom Band Summer Projects

My daughter, who’s 7, is a loom band fanatic. We started with fishtails, quickly moved onto bracelets and before long she was making more intricate designs. Last night she decided she’d like to customise some of her belongings with her creations and after searching online, she plumped for the Loom Band Summer Project.

Think anyone in your house would like to customise drinks bottles and flip flips ready for summer?

Make A No Sew Elsa From Frozen Cape : A Do-It-Together Project

by Karen McGinn in Misc on 30 June, 2014 at 11:05 am

Make A No Sew Elsa From Frozen Cape : A Do-It-Together Project

There’s no getting away from it, here at PlayPennies the team are crafty (and I mean that in the nicest possible way!) With the exception of me. I’m the mum rushing out to buy (shock horror!) the birthday cake the night before the party. I am a HUGE Frozen fan though and was excited to find this No Sew Elsa Cape From Frozen : A Do-It-Together Project. Yes I cannot lie, it was the no-sew that got me. I’m going to give this one a go with my daughter and if I can, you can, trust me….

What do you think? Something you would try?

Frozen Ice Play For A Summery Day

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 29 June, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Frozen Ice Play For A Summery DayIt's beautifully warm outside and the kids are keen on swimming and being in the water. I don't particularly want to fill the paddling pool today, so have been looking for ice play options for them. They've loved messing about with ice in the water table, and are totally cooled down without a massive mess or turning the garden into a swamp. Throw in some Frozen and my girls are over the moon - but this could be adapted to any theme, I reckon!

LEGO Party Game Ideas

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 26 June, 2014 at 10:20 am

LEGO Party Game Ideas
Every good party has to have good games, and there are some fabulous blogs who've listed loads of LEGO themed games for you.LEGO Party Game Ideas

For example, How To Cook That has great ideas like design your own LEGO® man, pass the brick, LEGO Bingo, LEGO chocolate game, treasure hunt, strongest bridge and loads more.

Chickabug has the 'ultimate'  list of LEGO Party Games with everything from guess the number of blocks, to designing a paper LEGO guy, memory game, spoon relay and more - it really is quite a 'ultimate' list and it's great for turning regular games into LEGO games.

LEGO Party Game Ideas

Little Family Fun has a list of easy LEGO party games that you can DIY easily, which is really nice for parties on a budget.

LEGO Party Game Ideas

And finally, my favourite idea for really cheap LEGO parties, whether they are for DUPLO, Friends or other LEGO themes, are the sticker books, which can be used for treasure hunts, matching games, memory - anything you can image.

LEGO Party Food Ideas

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 25 June, 2014 at 10:30 am

LEGO Party Food Ideas
LEGO Party Food is kind of unimaginative, and yet totally not. Make peace with the fact that you're going to use a lot of food colouring if you're baking and creating, and invest in decent confectioners food colours. One or two drops per batch of icing, for example, will give you much deeper colours than half a bottle of supermarket colouring -and you won't have the awful taste of food colouring to contend with.

Another thing when you're doing a LEGO party: if you're going to buy mould for bricks or LEGO men, buy the authentic original moulds. Yes, they cost more, but they work better. I bought a LEGO brick mould on eBay for a couple of quid and it's useless for anything other than ice. If you buy the original LEGO bricks, it'll cost you more, but you can use it for chocolates, jellies and candies.

As you'd expect the main concept at a LEGO party is bricks - unless you're going for Friends, Star Wars or something else. I love these ideas for 'Brick' sandwiches, 'Brick' brownies using M&M's and brick or man jellies  and ice cubes if you start early enough! I also love these LEGO brick candies*- they are actually stackable, and are really hard, so you need some care around younger party goers, but they're brilliant for decor and treats.

If you want to mix it up with some healthy food, you're in luck with a LEGO colour scheme - red, yellow, green - strawberries, pineapple, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli florets - nature plays along in LEGO colours!

LEGO Party Food Ideas

Of course the most important part of any party is the cake, and LEGO cakes do give you a whole world of imagination to play with - like these LEGO brick towers, LEGO peel away cake, a whole LEGO wall cake, or the plain cake with the LEGO wall inside. Cake Pops don't seem as popular as they were a year ago, but they do still make for great party treats, as heads or bricks.

Want more ideas? Pop over to our LEGO Party Pinterest Board!

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LEGO Party Decoration Ideas

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 24 June, 2014 at 10:30 am

LEGO Party Decoration IdeasOne of the best parts of a LEGO party is the decor. You can really take it anywhere, if you're able to put the time or money into it. We had a LEGO party for my daughter's 4th birthday, but since a lot of her friends are younger or have younger siblings, it was a LEGO/Duplo crossover. Fortunately a lot of what you do in the one, you can do in the other, but our decorations will encompass both for today's post.

LEGO can be used in so many ways to decorate a venue!

LEGO Party Decoration Ideas

You can use LEGO pieces as serving dishes for the table, or pots for holding the cutlery.

LEGO Party Decoration Ideas

I love how this decor transforms doors into LEGO bricksor sets the scene from the moments guests arrive. If you have time, patience, boxes, paint and glue, you can even have giant sized bricks dotted around the rooms too - I'm sure the kids would go crazy for them! For a slightly simpler idea, the hanging LEGO (paper) bricks are rather effective too.

LEGO Party Decoration Ideas

And as always, colour is the easiest way to draw people's minds to a theme, so this table with jars filled with bold and bright LEGO and DUPLO bricks is a perfect example of how you can use colours to cement a theme.

LEGO Party Invitations

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 23 June, 2014 at 10:30 am

LEGO Party Invitations


Ah Lego. When you're not trodding on it, it's quite fun and the kids do love it. It's a vehicle for imagination and I'm okay with it because  I know it's helping them develop life skills along the way.  And LEGO does make for a great party theme too!

Looking at invitations, there are three commonly followed themes for LEGO party invitations - printed, paper crafts and LEGO pieces. I love how creative mums can get for their kids! It's so lovely!

The pictures above consist of either 3D block arrangements, which I think look brilliant, or turning a block into an invitation, which is really cute too. I love the big picture, with the interactive paper brick, although I suspect that would be a fair bit of work! Then there are the trademark MiniFig heads in their various interpretations- the first square one bottom left is actually a party bag, but I think it could make a good invite too - insides and those with the rounded corners. You need a printer, scissors and a bit of time and they'd be great!

LEGO Party Invitations

For those of us with less time, Amazon do a range of Lego invitations, including ones you can personalise, but sadly I couldn't find any for Duplo.

LEGO Party InvitationsIf you have a bit more money to throw around, you can use the bricks themselves. I just love the pillowbox invitations. They are brilliant and so professional looking. The pillowboxes* can be found for about 77p each and all you need is a few bricks and a printer. Love that!

A bit less work but equally as effective, the LEGO bricks can be the invitation itself. I'd probably glue them together, but at the same time, you can probably put them in a pillow box or envelope and let your recipients build their own invitation. Or, like the last picture, print off some LEGO men, and stand them up on bricks.

Have you seen or used other LEGO invitation ideas?


Fairy Party Ideas (For Boys)

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 15 June, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Fairy Party Ideas (For Boys)
While I get really irked by the gender divide in toys, there are some occasions where I could see a boy may not feel particularly included in girl themes - like fairy or princess parties, for example. Following last week's Fairy Party Theme Ideas, we've had some questions about how we would go about including boys in the theme, so here are a few adaptations to make it magical for your male friends too.

Instead of wands, wings and tiaras, how about pixie ears in flesh or green? Or even elf shoes? Or if you're looking for fancy dress ideas, how about this superbly cute garden gnome outfit? A little more expensive, but this one is even cuter!

You could go a slightly different route and play on the Peter Pan theme for a boy at a fairy party - Peter Pan or the lost boys if there are a lot of boys.  A friend of mine held a Peter Pan party, but she's super creative, and sewed hats for all the boys from felt. There's very little 'out there' to buy for a Peter Pan party, so you may have to go for the obvious other: pirates.

Fairy Party Ideas (For Boys)

For this addition, there are loads of options similar to the fairies: tattoos*,Pirate Party Hats*, Pirate note books*, Pirate Party Telescopes*, Pirate Eye Patchesand Pirate Foam Masksto name a few. And you know it's not a pirate party without a box of Pirate Treasure Gold somewhere.  (For this my friend put a bag of coins and some kids jewellery into a 'treasure chest' filled with play sand and the kids had to dig through the sand for the treasure. Genius!)

To add some 'pirate' to your games, you could have a pirate treasure huntor simplify things if there are only a small number of boys and have them 'hunt' for fairies to put in a 'cage'. Daddy dressed as Peter Pan to rescue all the fairies would go down a storm #justsaying. (My hubby would never do it!)

Any other ideas for including boys in a fairy party? We'd love your thoughts!

Fairy Party Bag Fillers

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 13 June, 2014 at 10:02 am

Fairy Party Bag Fillers

I love Amazon for party bag fillers, and when it comes to Fairy Party goodie bags, they don't disappoint. Here are some of my favourite fairy party goody bag fillers - now, if you're having a party for 30 school friends, you'll probably want to stick to some of the cheaper items, and split some of the bigger ones, but if you're having a small party for close friends, you can spend just a little more to make up some lovely bags that your Fairy Queen and her friends will love, and will serve as brilliant momentoes of a special birthday party.

For larger parties, or just cheaper goodie bags, how about buying a 24-pack of Fairy Tattoos*, a 12 pack of Fairy Sticker sheets (or two, if you need more!), 5 beaded butterfly bracelets

I often break up sets if it's going to work out cheaper, so you could, for example, buy  the 5pc Fairy stationary setand split one set between 5 bags. Add Fairy wands* to each bag and the little girls will be 'dwing'-ing everything in sight for days (I have experience of this!).  Add something that will last a little longer than the party, in the form of Fairy Activity Sticker A6 Books* (right now these work out at 27p each - not a whole lot!)

If you have a party for close friends or just a handful of people, you could push the boat out a little and pop a body glitter pot of "Fairy Dust" in each bag too.

If you regularly shop at Amazon, it's worth making a list of everything you'd like to get, and whenever you need 'something' to make up the £10 for free delivery, just add it to your purchase - it actually works out quite helpful, so when the time to make up your goodie bags comes, it didn't end up costing you much at all, thanks to a little planning ahead.

For more fairy party ideas, check out our Pinterest board!

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Tinkerbell Fairy Party Games

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 12 June, 2014 at 9:30 am

Tinkerbell Fairy Party GamesFairy parties need some fun and games, and while you can personalise it as much as you want, you don't have to break the mold too much to have a lovely party.

Something as simple as a treasure hunt will keep small people occupied for a while, and they'll have loads of fun! Golden coins, buttons on ribbon, thimbles - the stuff of imaginations.  The toadstool ring toss is genius too - a few upturned bowls on tree stumps, and hula hoops make a great twist on the original game. And the toadstool musical chairs is really sweet too - no sew felt circles with red dots on them, so fun. I'm just wondering what you could re-purpose them as when the party is done?

If you want to play pass the parcel, why not skip the candy or lollies and put a fairy tattoo sticker* in each layer. The children will enjoy them for days.

The same again for the Pin the Tail on the Donkey Wand on the Fairy - a party classic, turned fairy party masterpiece.

If your little ones like crafting, paint a fairy house is great if you can use pound shop bird feeders.

Those little fairy necklaces* top right will make a great set of party prizes, or treasure hunt prizes, or simply gifts from the fairies. And using shower curtain rings wrapped in ribbons are great fun for little people running around dancing with them in the wind behind them too. I can just picture it. Again, these would make lovely party favours or game prizes, or just fun decorations.

For more fairy party ideas, check out our Pinterest board!

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Fairy Party Food Ideas

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 11 June, 2014 at 10:30 am

Fairy Party Food IdeasIn a search for fairy party food, it's no surprise to find toadstools are a major feature, from the healthy to the semi healthy to the not healthy at all. They are so versatile, like with the strawberry and marshmallows, marshmallow and apple, tomato and cheese or toadstool cupcakes.  Absolutely fabulous. Fairy Party Food Ideas Some of these ideas are just so gorgeous, and some of them look pretty easy. I mean, how hard can it be to dip icing sugar in ice cream cones, and pop some candy floss in there. Super sweet and brilliant. I've said before that cookie cutters are a party planner's dream - these butterflies are easy, if time consuming, but really fun. Cutting stars from watermelon or other fruit, and thread them on a skewer for cute and healthy wands, (word of warning - don't stick them upright until the last minute. They can break quite easily!) Another easy little treat  is the marshmallows, dipped in something wet and then rolled in sparkly sugar. Yum yum! And those hedgehogs? Well, be still my heart.

If you have ice lolly molds, edible flowers in lemonade are really pretty, and if you're feeling very creative, the DIY candies are a lovely touch - but not as easy as they look, I reckon!

What's your favourite fairy party food?

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£200 Vouchers With Signup @ Kiddicare Bump,Baby & You Club

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 11 June, 2014 at 9:11 am

£200 Vouchers With Signup @ Kiddicare Bump,Baby & You ClubKiddicare have launched a new Bump & Baby Club and it's a bumper - no pun intended.

This new club is much like other baby clubs, but instead of just advice and tracking your baby's development, you'll also get £200 worth of vouchers to use towards those baby essentials you may want during the early years.   You will also receive a guide for pregnancy and beyond, a 28-page voucher book with great online partner offers and monthly emails with specialist know-how at every stage of your pregnancy.

Vouchers include money off spends, like £5 off 30, £10 off 60, £15 off 100, 20% off toys, 20% maternity and 20% baby clothing and 10% off nappies. If you live locally you'll also be able to use six free drinks vouchers. These may change, of course, so this is just an example of what's available. One of the best perks of this club as far as I'm concerned though, is that you now get an extra 5% off all sale prices.

Tinkerbell Fairy Party Decorations

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 10 June, 2014 at 11:39 am

Tinkerbell Fairy Party Decorations Nothing makes a fairy party more effectively than decorations. You can ignore everything else, but a few well placed decorations will make those little imaginations fly! The first no brainer, which doesn't have to cost you any money, is to make it a fancy dress party, with your guests coming as fairies or elves. With your guests as characters, the scene is set.

All that's left to do then, is set a table, and bring it all to life. I loved the low table in the picture above. It's perfectly designed for little people and would be awesome in a forest setting.

For an indoor party, I loved the fairy wings suspended from the ceiling - this works as well from trees outdoors though.

Another really effective decor is the canopy tent*. I'm not sure why, but that holds almost mystical charm for children - put a few cushions or throws down on the ground and the kids will turn it into a palace. I grew up knowing these as mosquito nets, but my girls have them as bed canopies and they love it!

And if you have trees to use, definitely invest in a fairy door or two! They're from £3.99 on Amazon, and well worth the money, I think! Tinkerbell Fairy Party Decorations The 'in' thing for fairies definitely seems to be hanging things. I bought a big tub of fairy stickers for my daughter's 1st birthday party, and tied the glittery fairies to string and had them hanging from the trees, like flying fairies. It was really cute and very effective.

Another winner is making paper pompoms, like in the big picture above. I also love the hanging crowns. I suppose each child gets one as they arrive, but again, it just looks so effective. Fairy lights and twirly things add another great mix of pretty to the decor, whether in the form of table decorations, or hanging in doorways. Beautiful ideas come together in the small details to make spectacular party decor.

For more fairy party ideas, check out our Pinterest board!

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Tinkerbell Fairy Party Invitations

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 9 June, 2014 at 10:00 am

 Tinkerbell Fairy Party Invitations

I took my children to see Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy over the weekend, and for the first time in weeks, their roleplay didn't include the names Elsa or Anna. No one has sung 'Let It Go' for hours. It did remind me of my youngest's first birthday party though, which was a lovely fairy party.

Our invitations were scrolls, with fairy stickers* holding them in their 'hands' so it looked like the fairies were delivering them. It was quite sweet.

Browsing around Pinterest today I can see that scrolls are quite the in thing  to do, but I love how different mums have put different spins on them, like tying them up with feathers, leaves, or using twigs. The paper leaves in the first picture were for a beautiful woodland pixie party, and I really love the colourful feather arrangements in the middle picture. They look really pretty, don't they? I love the last one too. It's so elegant, and still woodlandy. I love it.

 Tinkerbell Fairy Party InvitationsAnother popular theme in fairy invitations is star-wands.  Easy to do, just cut out a bunch of stars and put them on a stick, but you personalise them in many ways too for instance with glitter or bows. Or you can buy the plastic wands* and wrap them in an envelope, like the middle picture above. That's a cute idea too. 

 Tinkerbell Fairy Party Invitations

You can of course, also go for cute pre -printed or print your own invitations. Amazon is full of fairy invitations*.

 Tinkerbell Fairy Party Invitations

There are also some quirky and different invitation ideas, like putting them in glass bottles, which I think is super cute!

Thomas The Tank Engine Party Bag Ideas

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 6 June, 2014 at 10:00 am

Thomas The Tank Engine Party Bag IdeasParty Bags coming out signal the end of the party, normally, so it's fitting that they should take pride of place as the last post in our Thomas party week. Party bags, goodie bags, or whatever you call them can be a bone of contention between party planning mums, and some see them as one upmanship. I don't see them that way at all. I love doing goodie bags, and I love my girls giving them out at the end of their parties as a thank you to their friends for coming.

Personally, I am not a fan of 'tat'. I like stuff that's not going to be headed for landfill by dinner time. That means I normally have to start planning and looking out for goodie bag fillers quite early on, so that I can grab bargains and use things like Amazon Add-ons over the period of months.

For a Thomas party, I loved the variation in the goodie bags pictured above. From the simple DIY from a printed picture and some coloured bags, to the (apparently also DIY!) drawstring bags to the simply brilliant goodie 'cup'*, these are all great ideas, and will depend on your budget. I like a smaller bag so you can fill it with less, but more decent things.

Thomas The Tank Engine Party Bag IdeasA real easy win with goodie bags is bubbles. They don't have to be Thomas themed, but if you really wanted to, you could print out label sized stickers with a thank you note on them, and a train, and stick them to the bubbles. You can buy 24 bubble pots* for £2.99, so not a huge expense. I liked the colours on these too, the fit in with Thomas and his friends.

Thomas The Tank Engine Party Bag IdeasStickers are another really easy win. I sometimes buy a book and put a page in each goodie bag, but actually the Thomas and Friends Sticker Fun* set at Amazon is already in strips, so that's pretty cool - though a bit more expensive, so possibly not ideal if you have a lot of friends coming.

Thomas The Tank Engine Party Bag Ideas

I also often find that buying and splitting sets works out a lot more cost effective. A great example is this Thomas art set. It is advertised as 19 pieces - I'd probably take the 3 pictures out - and split the water colour paints; coloured pencils; pencil; pencil sharpener; eraser and paintbrush into different goodie bags. All useful, usable things, that won't break my bank at (currently) £2.90.

Thomas The Tank Engine Party Bag IdeasThose are just some simple and easy goodie bag fillers for you.  You could add soaps, chocolates or sweets, if you felt  like being very creative. Otherwise, just finish it off with a personalised chocolate bar.

Thomas The Tank Engine Party Game Ideas

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 5 June, 2014 at 10:00 am

Thomas The Tank Engine Party Game IdeasOnce you've sent out the invites, done all the decor and made or had the food delivered, the only thing left to do is entertain a horde of kids for a couple of hours. I've been to a few parties recently where the sum total of entertainment was a large bouncy castle and a game or two of pass the parcel. The kids absolutely loved it.

If you want more than that for party games, however, Pinterest is a treasure trove of DIY, cheap and cheerful, and most importantly, fun games to make any party a success.

Whether bought or home made, a pinata is a great idea for a party. It gets everyone involved and burns off some steam. A friend of mine had a Thomas party for her then two year old, and she made the helicopter(  is it Harold?) into a pinata, and rather than sweets, filled it with bubbles, erasers and so on, bulk bought from the pound shop. It was rather brilliant. 

Thomas The Tank Engine Party Game Ideas

The party classic, pin the tail on the donkey can be reworked quite easily to pin the stack on the steam engine, or the eye on Thomas, or the steam on the steam train, hitch the carriage on the engine... or one on a hundred different options. I particularly love this 'put the engines in their sheds' game from Etsy, though I'm sure a printer and laminator would do the job just fine.

Thomas The Tank Engine Party Game Ideas

I use stickers all the time in parties, they are so versatile! They can be treasure for a hunt, or decorating at a craft table for example. Another fail safe is to have an activity pack of colouring pages, ideal for quieter children or those that need a little time out from all the fun.

Thomas The Tank Engine Party Game Ideas

What are your go-to party games?