Naturally Fun Parties for Kids: Creating Handmade, Earth-Friendly Celebrations for All Seasons and Occasions

Naturally Fun Parties for Kids: Creating Handmade, Earth-Friendly Celebrations for All Seasons and Occasions

by Anni Daulter, Heather Fontenot
     
 

Naturally Fun Parties for Kids gives parents distinctive ideas and complete plans - decorations, activities, recipes, and more — for celebrating with their families throughout the year. All 12 parties, 3 for each season, are inspired by nature, are cost effective, utilize recycling and other sustainable practices, and are wonderful fun for all! From a fabulous

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Naturally Fun Parties for Kids gives parents distinctive ideas and complete plans - decorations, activities, recipes, and more — for celebrating with their families throughout the year. All 12 parties, 3 for each season, are inspired by nature, are cost effective, utilize recycling and other sustainable practices, and are wonderful fun for all! From a fabulous homemade, all-natural spa party filled with floral-scented foot soaks and chocolate facials to a morning gathering in pajamas for a party with pancakes galore; there's a party here for every personality.

Editorial Reviews

PaulaDeen.com
In her book, Anni shows us how to create fun, memorable parties for our kids from items in our own homes or from our own backyards. Has your child ever wanted an art party? How 'bout a spa-day for your little girl or a costume party for boys or girls? These are just a few of the fun ideas coming from this book, and Anni helps to create everything you need from the very basics. She shows us how to make sweet handmade invitations and décor and guides us through the activities and recipes. Everything is created from household goods sitting around your home or from thrift stores.
Library Journal
Daulter (The Organic Family Cookbook) presents 12 children's parties, three for each season of the year, organized from time line to execution. From an egg-dying garden party to a community cooking party, all the events use natural, recycled, and reimagined materials, e.g., dyes made from fruits and vegetables, aprons from old sweaters, and canning jars as drinking glasses and centerpieces. Party foods include Roasted Veggie Soup with hearty Mac-n-Cheese and Ginger Spiced Acorn Cookies. Activities include picking berries and making jam, a Natural Spa Party, and a Knights and Dragon Quest Party. The photography depicts idyllic fun for all the children. Although the young girls attending the spa day look sublime sunning themselves while wearing banana and avocado face masks with cucumber slices on their eyes, it is doubtful that this would be much fun for children for more than a minute or two. The Gratitude Birthday Party sounds like a parent's idea rather than a dream party for a child. VERDICT This beautifully illustrated book provides ideas for low-cost invitations and decorations and sustainable party foods, but both the activities and the food are too rigid and judicious to be much fun for children. Recommended only where there is demand for earth-friendly children's parties.—Ann Weber, Bellarmine Coll. Preparatory Lib., San Jose, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416206569
Publisher:
Sellers Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/12/2012
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
841,299
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

Alanna Stang
Naturally Fun Parties for Kids is a refreshing take on celebrations for families. Anni Daulter's approach is simple yet beautiful. I love the way she shows us how to make children's fetes fun and healthy. This book is great to read, gorgeous to look at, and full of easy-to-use ideas for sustainable celebrations that every family can get behind. (Alanna Stang, Editor-in-Chief, Whole Living)

Meet the Author

Anni Daulter is an eco-mama, professional cook, advocate for sustainable living, and author of Ice Pop Joy, The Organic Family Cookbook, and Organically Raised and co-founder Bamboo magazine. A public speaker on healthy nutritional choices for families, she frequently speaks on the topics of how to get your children to eat fresh organic foods, and conscious family living practices. Anni is a guest blogger on Momfilter, Hot Mom's Club, City Mommy, Citibabes, Mindful Mamas, Green Moms, and Greenopia and speaks frequently about healthy family living. Anni lives in greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her family. Please visit her at: www.bamboofamilymag.com.

Heather Fontenot is a mother, writer, yoga teacher and editor of the online magazine Rhythm of the Home. Heather writes the popular blog, Shivaya Naturals. She lives and plays in Northern Colorado with her husband Joel; their three boys Jacob, Elwood, and Landon; and their many pets. Please visit Heather at www.shivayanaturals.com

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