Congratulations Ryan House

Libby and Penny are so pleased to mention Ryan House, a place for children with life threatening conditions, celebrates 5 years of assisting families. This special home allows for respite care for the child, siblings and parents for up to 28 days a year for free. Congratulations!



May 16, 2015 at 2:01 PM 2 comments

Fairy Garden

Have guests create their own garden using a container.  Fill each container with dirt, add a ground cover that will continue to grow, add rocks for a walkway, create garden art and make your own little fairy.    The children will have fun creating.

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Have you ever made a fairy garden?  We would love to see your pictures and hear about the experience!

May 8, 2015 at 6:25 PM 1 comment

Party Theme: Earth Day

Have an Earth Day party. Make use of materials from nature while enjoying the outdoors, use items found in the environment, then recycle and reuse. Celebrate nature by planting a garden, have containers ready for seeds or cuttings so the guests can plant at home.

Take the children on a neighborhood walk to collect natural items to recycle. Twigs, leaves, and rocks can become forts, leaf prints and painted rock paperweights. Heavy cardboard boxes can be painted, decorated and used for keepsakes.

Exercise while helping to beautify the Earth.

What would you do to celebrate Earth Day?

May 1, 2015 at 6:12 AM Leave a comment

Hide and Seek never gets old!

Hiding and finding seem to be basic to mankind, think about early mans need to hunt and gather.

The success of hiding games continues to bring great joy to children. They like to hunt and hide.

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What hiding games has your child enjoyed?

April 25, 2015 at 6:05 PM Leave a comment

Party Themes for 8 Year Old Boys

Thanks for all the ideas!

Suggestions included: soccer, dinosaur museum, Lego, movies, model trains, construction,  rock climbing and a science party.

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January 9, 2015 at 11:05 PM Leave a comment

What themes have worked for your parties?

Someone is looking for a great theme for a party for an 8 year old boy.

Any suggestions?

January 6, 2015 at 3:03 PM Leave a comment

Bunko, fun for all ages!


A Game of Chance!  Try our version of the rules.  

Let us know if you have a favorite way to play.


Goal:  To reach a combined team score of 21 points. Once 21 points are accumulated by a team they call or yell or shout out “Bunko!”



Libby and Penny rules.  One game is six rounds. Number of players: 4 at each table, partners sit across from each other.  Each person takes a turn rolling 5 dice. During round one the objective is to count the number of 1’s rolled. Designate one person to tell everyone to begin. Each person rolls the dice until they do not roll any 1’s, then they pass the dice to the person to their right.  Each team continues adding to their partners score while keeping their own score.

Round one ends when a Bunko (21 points) is made by any team.

 Switching tables:  At the end of each round, team with highest number will move to next table and switch partners.  Lowest number stays and pairs up with the newest team that joins them.  The switching happens after each round. Switching creates new teams for the next round.  

If 4 are playing simply switching places at the table and create new teams. If 8 or 12 are playing the winning team can switch with the losing team at the other table for the next round.

Scoring:  Total all the points you have made throughout the rounds.  Rolling all 5 dice with the number that is being playing is a special Bunko, the player can be awarded a prize or extra points. Example: if it is round 4 and all the dice rolled are 4’s then you rolled a Bunko.

Play as many games as you have time.

Mini history: Bunko, was once linked with 1920’s gambling.  The police squads that raided the parlors, or a speakeasy,  were known as the Bunko Squad.









July 15, 2014 at 6:10 AM Leave a comment

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