Saskatoon: Old Fashioned Birthday Party’s

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Kids Birthday

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Remember when you were a kid? You and EVERY kid who lived on the street, would go to ALL birthday party‘s of the children that lived on the same street? Birthday party‘s were always held at our houses and included games, presents, hot dogs and cake! Old fashioned birthday’s, does anyone have these anymore?

Here are 4 Great Things to do at your child‘s next birthday party, old school style:

1. Decorate it up!

Every child loves to help you with decorating the house, especially for their birthday. Go all out! They will NEVER forget all the decorations and the time you took, spending it solely on them. Check out Wal-Mart, Dollarama (the one in Willowgrove is amazing!) and Micheal’s!

  • Birthday Banners
  • Balloons
  • Streamers
  • Chair decorations

2. Bake!

Most parents, myself included go to the store and let their child choose a cake, because hey THAT was easy! I am suggesting letting them choose the cake that YOU decorate. You can color your icing, to create designs and buy cake toppers to top off your pretty cake. Be creative, it might be a toss-up to who is more pumped about your newly found cake skills, you or little Susie. If your cake ends up looking terrible, that is a memory in itself, when your kids are older and laughing about it! 🙂

3. Games!

There are several ways for your kids to have the best party experience ever! Try any of these ideas, they are almost free and EVERYONE will have a blast and as a bonus, they will use up some of that energy, which will lower the fighting incidences.

  • Pinyata
  • Pin the Tail on Justin Bieber (lol!)
  • 3 Legged races (using ribbon or string)
  • Egg races
  • Hot potato
  • Musical chairs

4. Parent Directed Craft or Activity

After your children have had a chance to run around and play together, you can quiet the party down a little, before cake and presents by an adult directed craft. This part of your party will take place around your table. Some ideas to do are:

  • Playdough
  • Decorate cupcakes
  • Cutting, glueing and pasting
  • Painting
  • Coloring and learning sheets

Birthday party’s are important to your child, in fact it is THE most important day of the year! Take the time to plan one that your child can think back and remember how you were the best parent ever and always threw the best birthday party’s! 🙂

Saskatoon-Top 5 Things to do at The Forestry Farm Park

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Summer is here, FINALLY! And just like all of our Saskatchewan winters, I am pretty sure THAT was our longest and coldest one ever!

Making every warm day counts, is probably one of the things we have learnt to do best! We have great parks here in Saskatoon, one of my favorites is the Forestry Farm Zoo Park. This may not be the formal name, but my girls sure don’t know that. As you pay your (huge) $2 admission into the park, I believe it is free if you are inclined to walk ;), you will take a stroll down a curvy road, (the EXACT same road that adorns our Christmas lights every year) and you will see a sign that says, “Forestry Farm House“. Just past the clearing is a super fun day for your family.

The Top 5 Things to do here:

1. Play at the Park!

I believe, the park set up is sponsored by McDonald’s and as you know they have the funds to build whatever they want. Your kids will love this park and will burn copious amounts of energy playing, chasing, climbing and meeting new friends here.

2. Pick Flowers

You child can pick flowers. Maybe to you they are just dandelions, but to your beautiful children they represent hope, hope that whoever is at the receiver end of their yellow capped bouquet will be happy, it is usually their mom, who is (if you are anything like me) thrilled to bits to receive these scented goodies!

3. Fish Pond

Just past the park is a place where kids can fish. You can usually spot a couple of kids with their fishing rods. They have a great set up, there are large rocks all the way around the pond for kids to get closer to the water, as all kids LOVE water, much more than parents are comfortable with sometimes. They also have benches and picnic tables for either you to enjoy your coffee or lunch.

4. BBQ Grills

If it is a beautiful day, why not have a bbq picnic with the family. There are several bbq grill set ups, but make sure to get there early as they do fill up quickly with families. If you do not need the element the grass is well-kept and any spot is perfect for the blanket and your kids will love you forever or until they want something again.

5. Wide open

This park is beautiful and has huge, open patches of grass for you to play catch with any number of flying objects.

Take advantage of this warm day, if it so happens to be one and check out this park with your family, super fun day ahead!

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