It's easy to grab a bag of prebaked brownies to bring to your child's school party, but wouldn't you rather throw something a bit more fun into the mix? Think party favors, think background music for games, think -- gasp! -- a veggie and fruit platter. We're pretty sure someone is already bringing the brownies.
Cars make captive audiences out of all of us. For parents with fidgety kids, these games could go a long way to keeping peace within the ranks.
Unlike backseat games, which can get fairly boisterous, these airplane pastimes are a bit quieter, so you won't make enemies of your fellow fliers.
Time on the road offers families the perfect opportunity to reconnect by having conversations that don't revolve around car pools, chores, or eating all your vegetables.
The detectives in your group will just love these tests of their sleuthing ability.
Some fun idea for tea party themes and games. It turns out tea parties aren't just for little girls anymore.
It has become the topic du jour: Are we overscheduling our kids? Find out where to draw the line.
Keep kids entertained -- without breaking the bank.
The cooler days of fall are a great time for kids to head outside for parties. The following games from Penny Warner's book, "Kids' Outdoor Parties" (Meadowbrook Press), are great to get kids outdoors and having fun.