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FamilyFun's parties
Cook, Deanna F., 1965-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion, [1999]

Physical Description:
223 pages ; 30 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Uniform Title:
Familyfun (New York, N.Y.)
Format :


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Material Type
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GV1205 .C66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The third book in this series presents hundreds of ideas, tips, suggestions, recipes, age-appropriate activities, games, and step-by-step instructions for festive party planning. Spiral-bound. Full-color photos.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3 Up-A compendium of 100 different kinds of parties for children and their families. Spiral bound with a hard spine, the book details everything that is needed for successful party planning and execution, including time lines, pricing estimates, cost-cutting measures, themes, favors, and age-appropriate entertainment. In addition to 50 children's birthday celebrations, ideas for successful block parties, family Thanksgiving gatherings, and Christmas festivities are presented along with other seasonal activities such as beach, ice-skating, and snowball parties. Sharp, full-color photos depict multicultural families. Directions for crafts and creative recipes are clearly written. There are a wealth of ideas here, many of which can be easily adapted for classrooms or camps. An attractive volume with surefire appeal to a wide audience.-Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Planning a Partyp. 8
A step-by-step guide to throwing a party that won't throw you
Note from the Editorp. 9
Party Planningp. 10
Party Invitationsp. 12
Decorationsp. 13
Party Foodp. 14
Party Gamesp. 16
Party Craftsp. 18
Party Etiquettep. 20
Party Favors and Prizesp. 21
2 Birthday Bashesp. 22
Nineteen party themes too fun to keep under wraps
Barnyard Bashp. 25
Disco Dance Clubp. 28
Jungle Partyp. 30
Firefighter Partyp. 34
Flower Partyp. 36
Cowboy Hoedownp. 40
Mermaid Partyp. 42
Butterfly Partyp. 46
Backwards Partyp. 48
Puppy Partyp. 50
Spy Partyp. 53
Ladybug Partyp. 56
Clown Schoolp. 58
Fishing Partyp. 62
Cinderella Partyp. 64
Miniature Partyp. 66
Construction Partyp. 68
Painting Partyp. 70
Pirate Partyp. 72
3 Everyday Celebrationsp. 74
Classic kids' parties that turn any day into a special occasion
Rainy Day Partyp. 77
A Child's Tea Partyp. 80
Sports Jamboreep. 83
Backyard Camp-Outp. 86
Slumber Partyp. 90
Playground Partyp. 94
4 Crowd Pleasersp. 98
With the right party plans, big bashes have big payoffs
Cool-Off Partyp. 101
Block Partyp. 108
All-Star Carnivalp. 112
Beach Partyp. 118
Family Olympicsp. 122
Fall Festivalp. 128
Skating Partyp. 132
A Snow Ballp. 138
5 Dinner Partiesp. 144
Sometimes the simplest way for families to entertain is around the table
Backyard Cookoutp. 147
Pizza Partyp. 150
Italian Nightp. 152
Super Salad Barp. 156
Chinese Take-Inp. 160
Mexican Fiestap. 164
Potluck Partyp. 168
6 Holiday Cheerp. 172
Capture the true spirit of the holidays with family and friends
New Year's Evep. 175
Valentine Workshopp. 180
Easter Partyp. 184
Fourth of Julyp. 188
Halloween Partyp. 194
Thanksgiving Feastp. 200
Christmas Carnivalp. 206
Hanukkah Partyp. 212