Is planning a kids party driving you mad?

If you have small children, you’re probably well aware of the stress and competitiveness that goes hand-in-hand with planning a kids party!

Organising games to keep them entertained for more than a few hours at a time is stressful enough. Combining this with the planning of the party itself, the elaborate themes, the expensive decorations, the mountains of food required to feed pint-sized armies…well, we understand your frustrations.

Eco-friendly kids party

That’s why we’ve found a few helpful sites to help you in your party-planning endeavours. All you need is a flair for creativity and you’re “A for away!”

Birthday Party Ideas is an easy-to-use blog arranged by alphabetical kids party themes. The ideas are convenient and creative, helping you to cut the costs but not the magic.

A generally good site for South African parents is Birthday Party Directory. Along with great ideas and easily printable templates, the site also contains quick-reference directories to help you find everything from bakers to photographers all in one place.

We also loved the suggestions from All4Women.  These are great ideas for parents looking to save money and help the environment while keeping the kids entertained.

Do you have any creative ideas on how to cut the stress and costs associated with your kids party? We’d love to hear from you in our comments section below!

Image – Alexander Raths, Fotolia.com

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