Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Party Girl's Library: Party Book Review- "Great Parties for Kids" by Rose Hammick and Charlotte Packer

Great Parties for Kids by Rose Hammick and Charlotte Packer on Amazon
"Great Parties for Kids: Fabulous and Creative Ideas for Children Aged 0-10" by Rose Hammick and Charlotte Packer is without a doubt a must have for all party girls' libraries! Although many of the party themes are tried and true, the ideas surrounding these themes are incredibly creative. Also, the photos are stunning. Just looking at them without reading any text will get your mind flowing with many ideas.

Besides the great photos and creative ideas, the one thing that is most attractive to me about this book is that the parties have an element of "home made" that make them realistic and doable. They don't appear so high-end, or expensive, that when you look at it, you can't fathom how you'd ever put that party together, let alone be able to afford it! These parties are creative and achievable.

The book is broken down by age-- parties for 1-2 year olds, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-10 year olds. Here is a quick summary of the parties that stand out in this book:

Under the Sea Party - Ooo, the turquoises and greens and the little ones dressed as mermaids and sea creatures, perfect! The "coral" Queen of the Sea crown just adds to the touch.

Pirate Party - The jungle gym in the backyard decorated as the pirate ship is brilliant. Looks like an afternoon of fun!

Wild West Party - There's nothing like a Wild West party filled with red and white checks, teepees, saloon doors, a sheriff's hut, cowboys and squaws! Everyone will have a blast at this western gathering.

Gangsters and Molls - A Flapper filled, 1920's gangster party- filled with urban art deco appeal, and kid flair. The sundae bar looks messy and delicious, just how it should be!

There are several more outstanding party ideas in this book, as well as plenty of recipes. Your Party Girl library just won't be complete without this book, so head out and get it now.