100+ cheap Christmas stocking stufferrs, non-candy Trick-or-Treat prizes

Halloween and Christmas are top-grossing holidays and that's largely down to indulgent parents. But overindulgence doesn't lead to happy kids--if you give too lavishly, expect greedy, demanding children. If you load those children up on holiday candy, you have sugar-crazed, spoiled brats.  How about some practical inexpensive gift-giving ideas for Christmas stocking stuffers or Halloween giveaways that are sugarfree. Keep the holidays simpler and more special with these cheap, non-candy gifts and prizes.  Halloween alternatives: 100+ non-food, non-candy Trick-or-Treat prizes, giveways

Toddler birthday party do's and don'ts: Preschool party activities for toddlers

A toddler birthday party-or any party for kids--can go either way -- great fun for all or completer disasters. Many a toddler birthday party fails because it doesn't provide age-appropriate preschool party activities for toddlers. That toddler birthday party will end in crabby out-of-control children and stressed, grouchy parents. Here are do's and don'ts on preschool party activities for kids. Do's and don'ts for toddler birthday party cover party planning, age-appropriate party activities for toddlers, crafts, games and child-friendly food ideas.   Toddler birthday party do's and don'ts: Preschool party activities for toddlers | Examiner.com

Fathers Day gifts for dads under $50: Budget gifts for men, guys gifts under $50

Back in the day, Fathers Day gifts for dads were ties, after shave or an ashtray you made in art class. Well, times have changed and so, mercifully, has the understanding of appropriate gifts for dads. It's important too, that as costs rise, folks demand better value for their gift-giving dollar. Here are budget gifts for men under $50.   Fathers Day gifts for dads under $50: Budget gifts for men, guys gifts under $50

Mothers Day gifts for mom: Best presents come in acts of love, not boxes

 Mother's Day gifts for mom are a no-brainer right? Just get flowers (but she's allergic and they die in a few days), candy (but she's on a diet) and a card (which costs $5 and gets tossed). How about some better Mothers Day gifts for mom? These gift ideas range in price--some cost nothing and all reflect lots of love.



Start by remembering that your mom starts your Christmas shopping in July, gets in fights at the mall to procure the shoes you wanted in just the right color, and went to 15 different stores to find the video game you had to have. So give some thought and energy to Mothers Day gift ideas for this very special lady, huh?  Mothers Day gifts for mom: Best presents come in acts of love, not boxes | Examiner.com

Bridal shower mimosa bar: Budget DIY mimosa champagne cocktail bar for parties

Looking to host a bridal shower with class? Why not serve a bridal shower mimosa bar. The mimosa is a traditional beach-themed champagne cocktail. The mimosa brunch is popular in New Orleans. Here's a guide for budget, DIY mimosa brunch bar for wedding showers. Bridal shower mimosa bar: Budget DIY mimosa champagne cocktail bar for parties | Examiner.com

Free printable all occasion greeting cards, party invitations, birthday cards

Making and sending greeting cards has been a time-honored tradition in my classroom and homeschool. We made Get Well Soon, birthday cards and holiday cards. We made our own party invitations, too. Holidays, birthdays, new baby, wedding, anniversary, sympathy, illness, congratulations, whatever the event, out came the construction paper, scissors and markers. We shunned pricey impersonal party invitations and made our own. Here are free printable all occasion greeting cards for kids to print and make. Whatever the occasion, greeting cards make people smile.  Free printable all occasion greeting cards, party invitations, birthday cards | Examiner.com

Homemade Easter baskets for girls: Budget, candy-free Easter basket fillers

I'm the original minimalist mama, always looking to do natural, sustainable, frugal, recycled. But I also love to party, especially with kids! You don't have to spend a lot to have a fun with children. You can make homemade gifts that are just as nice as store-bought. Here's are candy-free homemade Easter baskets for girls. Give these Easter basket fillers minus Easter candy and delight your daughters! Because holidays don't have to center around candy to be fun!  Homemade Easter baskets for girls: Budget, candy-free Easter basket fillers

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