Susan Smith and Melinda King, both native Oregonians and retired teachers, distilled their expertise into Happy Birthday – A Guide to Special Parties for Children, a guide that is chockfull of ideas for games, crafts, recipes, invitations, and refreshments - all enthusiastically endorsed by those honest critics, the children themselves.
The co-authors have long enjoyed creating special parties for children, and they have had many fun moments giving all 25 parties and trying out each activity, recipe and game. Now that they have grandchildren, the fun moments are continuing and they are exploring new party themes.
Happy Birthday – A Guide to Special Parties for Children was illustrated by Portland graphic artist Loralee Newman as was composed and edited by Marilyn McFarlane. The Cover was conceived by Portland artist Abigail Anstey.
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Happy Birthday, with it's whimsical illustrations, provides ideas for 25 themed parties, including more than 200 activities, lots of recipes and alternatives to sweets, and much more! Keeping an eye on the economic times, this book provides many ideas for handmade items including decorations, favors and invitations.
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