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Old 02-16-2005, 07:52 AM
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lol, Anna. Sorry, it wouldn't have been funny if she ate it, but what can I say? I love dogs.
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Old 02-16-2005, 07:56 AM
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I have to laugh about it too... I love my dogs more than anything in the world, they can do no wrong that I can't forgive them for including our first dog who got hold of dh's partial plate (he had left on the bathroom vanity) and chewed it up. Way too funny seeing his partial plate in her mouth. $500.00 to replace.

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Old 02-16-2005, 08:02 AM
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Welcome daughter-of-Breezy

I need to start planning DD birthday party. It is next month. I need some really frugal party ideas. Any suggestions? She is turning 8 . My baby. She is getting so big.
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:20 AM
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Welcome daughter of Breezy!

Karen (m24) Sounds like a neat store you found. Thats great your dd is learning to sew.

Anna,
It is kinda funny about the dog! Glad though he didnt actually eat it.

Emelee,
Barb is the professional party planner! My ds2 is turning 1 on Sunday! I still cant believe it! Hope your kids are feeling better soon.

I am helping out my friend who is pregnant Due end of March, poor thing has a kidney stone they are admiting her to the hospital. Yesterday I watched her 3 boys so I had a total of 6 BOYS age 1-7! Needless to say I went to bed early last night! Today just the youngest one is here, hopefully grandma will be coming to help her dh.

I like the dollar stretcher as far as news letters go. Actually thats the only one I get. Any others out there?

Well off to decided lunchs for the kids! Have a good day!
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:23 AM
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We gave dd a princess party when she was 7 or 8. The girls were asked to bring/wear dress up clothes or use the ones we had... the girls dressed up and had a tea party. I made petti fours, mints and punch... They sat at the table, part of the time... LOL..... I think I let them use my china.... We made necklaces out of tiny bells on a chain for them to take home as party favors. I had found tiny little barbie boxes at the thrift store. I might still have a few, if you wanted to take a pattern off of them.

I can't remember who I told I would try and find the book at the library with the reproducible study pages??? I can't find the book at the library. I will look again but I think it is gone. I didn't have much time yesterday but I think I will be back tomorrow.
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:37 AM
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Thanks for the compliment, Lee....actually I told DH that I have thrown in the towel on parties....after I was treated very rudely at the Big Kids' party (for family) I don't want to do it again.

Emmjean, a tea party is lots of fun for girls. I did that for my DD a couple of years ago. You can do it very inexpensively--sandwiches cut with cookie cutters, cupcakes, "tea" or juice in teapots....we bought those "color your own cups" with the paper insert at the craft store so each girl got to take home her teacup. We played guess how many teabags in the jar, drop the teabag into the cup (standing on a chair, cup on the floor), glove relay (put gloves on the next child in line, child being "gloved" cannot help) and the first line to go all down the row wins....I know that in our Party forum we have plenty of ideas here.
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:01 AM
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Frugal today, I went to the grocery store and found pork chop for $1.29 lb. I think it was a miss mark, because they are really thick and "pretty". I bought the two big packages they had. I am going the repackage them and make 5 packages.

Have a nice a day everyone.

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Thanks for the ideas. There will boys at the party so drees up is not an option. I will look in the party section. Thanks again.
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:10 AM
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Emmalee

Some things we did at a company picnic were:

Egg Toss, you keep backing up and tossing the egg till someone drops it.

Go Fishin- Set up a table with a long table cloth on it. On one side of the table set up mouse traps. On the other give the kids a fishing pole with a plastic worm on it. They have to lean over the table and try to catch their worm in the mousetrap. The person to do it first wins a prize.

Tug of War

I think these might work well for boys if the weather is half way decent outside.

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Old 02-16-2005, 10:21 AM
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Hi,
I'm just subscribing to this thread.

Looks informative and fun.
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