Memorial Day BBQ Party

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Huge thanks to Hostess with the Mostess for providing this excellent blog about throwing the perfect Memorial Day BBQ! Looking for a creative way to celebrate Memorial Day… or another outdoor summer get-together? Good! Because we have a new Summer BBQ theme for you today, complete with ideas for a Make-it-Yourself hot dog station (which keeps things easy on the host!), creative […]

Last Minute Graduation Party Ideas

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Big thanks to Gretchen at Three Little Monkeys Studio for this amazing post! It happens to the best of us. You have an event coming up and think you’re OK on time, but then you get busy with work and kid activities, so party planning takes a back seat. And then one day you look […]

Kids Taste Coffee

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Here at the US Toy office, we like coffee. From Keurig Cups to hand-ground pour overs, we drink coffee throughout the entire day. As it turns out however, kids may not like the stuff as much as we do. The Huffington Post created a short, hilarious video of children trying coffee and asking them what they […]

Slip ‘N Slide

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The city of Bristol, England realizes that sometimes, you just gotta have fun! In order to break up the routine of day to day life, artist Luke Jerram decided to set up a 300-foot-long Park and Slide up on a closed road in downtown Bristol. A raffle was held to determine who could use the slide, […]

DIY Birthday Wreath Tutorial

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Huge thanks to Gretchen at Three Little Monkeys Studio for this wonderful DIY post! One of my favorite crafty party projects is a DIY Birthday Wreath. Besides the invitation, it is a guest’s first impression of the party inside. So with the addition of a few inexpensive novelties, you can make a fun themed wreath […]

Upsee

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Every once in a while, a story comes along that really touches our hearts. Debby Elnatan, a mother of a child with cerebral palsy, has recently created a device that totally changed the way she could interact with her son. The Upsee assists children that have handicaps so they are able to actually walk with […]