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Heather says ...
Growing up, every year I planned my own birthday parties, each with a theme. My favorite part was putting a tweak on "pin the tail on the donkey" to go along with the theme. So for smiley face theme, it was "pin the smiley on the smiley face" and for treasure troll theme it was "pin the treasure on the troll." And I still love planning parties!
07/14/2011 8:50:46 AM CDT
Nuala says ...
It will sson be my grandson's fifth birthday. Although, I am ancient we love to dance and sing to jazz, Irish, flamenco and hip hop. This means maybe, just one track off many CDs. This leaves behind a carpet of CDs It would be great to have CDs with great music which we could play from beginning to end - and all 14 of them!
07/14/2011 8:54:53 AM CDT
lauren luong says ...
I work at an art school that creates fabulous kids camps relating to cultures around the world. This would make a great addition to our camps!
07/14/2011 8:57:40 AM CDT
Jessica Lemann says ...
We live in the south and both of my children have summer birthdays, so our parties always involve large inflatable water slides to keep the kids cool outside. Good background is a must for any party though, and we would love this CD set!
07/14/2011 8:59:34 AM CDT
Emily says ...
A local indoor soccer arena has kids parties. The kids run around having fun, burning off energy, and then get pizza, cake and ice cream in a function room. All the kids seem to have a great time!
07/14/2011 9:05:14 AM CDT
Katie H. says ...
Passing out crepe paper streamers and fabric remnants to the kids. Turning on the Brazilian Putumayo CD and letting the kids dance until they were tired! It was beautiful to watch.
07/14/2011 9:10:02 AM CDT
Amy Fuller says ...
I've thrown several parties for my daugther: 4th bday - "Horse theme" held at a park, every child adopted a racehorse name as they entered the picnic shelter (we got a Horse Xing sign) and made themselves "racing silks out of felt with stickers and fabric markers. We set up an obstacle course which was the steeplechase and then had a horse pinata and pasture cupcakes with green sprinkles and horses on top. 5th bday - archaeology party - the kids arrived and were greeted as visiting experts. Each was given goggles and paint brushes and instructed to join the "dig" in the sandbox. Dino eggs and My Little Pony paint-your-own figurines were buried in the sand. The kids got to keep what they found, plus the goggles and paint brushes for their own archaeology kit. Kids got to decorate their own cupcakes. We always get fruit platters and or fruit from Whole Foods to serve at the parties. For all her parties we ask folks to not bring gifts, but rather bring food that we donate to the local food bank. This year we collected 166 pounds!
07/14/2011 9:10:33 AM CDT
Roxana Machado says ...
My daughter heard one of these cds before and loved it. Baby who is 10 months danced to it. Wow. They would be thrilled.
07/14/2011 9:20:59 AM CDT
melissa says ...
small family party with all the essentials... hats, music, cake, candles, and thomas the train:)
07/14/2011 9:22:25 AM CDT
Nance says ...
This is happy, bright and uplifting music .... Never mind the little kids - this is great music for us big kids as well! Putumayo does it AGAIN! We don't have children ourselves, but recognize what a huge responsibility is it to raise children in this modern age so we host an annual Mother's Day event for all of our friends with small children on the Saturday before Mother's Day. Let's face it; Mother's Day is not long enough for all the work and sacrifice that Moms do. The kids spend the afternoon playing in a swimming pool full of toys and games, eat healthy snacks and the dads have the responsibility to watch over them. There is a blanket spread under the oak tree with piles of storybooks, coloring books and crafts for quiet time. Meanwhile, the mothers are pampered to bits and not allowed to lift a finger. Kids are fed their own menu late in the afternoon and then head to our family room to watch movies, play board games and wind down after a busy afternoon. Meanwhile, the parents are presented with a gourmet dinner feast. We cannot show such appreciation to our own mother's any longer, so bestow this gift on our mom-friends instead. Everyone goes home and has their own family Mother's Day celebration the following morning. Cheers to mothers everywhere.
07/14/2011 9:24:43 AM CDT
Tess Burke says ...
Our 3 yr old beautiful granddaughter will love to dance to this on her visit to Nana's in Maine from California!
07/14/2011 9:26:37 AM CDT
Philip says ...
I love the concept. I can't wait to share this with my children>
07/14/2011 9:30:18 AM CDT
Liz Mohr says ...
I'm a first grade teacher and my students (and I) would looove to have this collection in our room! The most fun kids' party I created was the celebration held at the end of our unit on breakfast/nutrition. We all wore our pajamas and had lots of (healthful) breakfast foods to talk about and eat and share with the parents who were able to come. We also had a Breakfast in Bed relay race where the children had to race to one end of a field, choose a plastic food that was high in (e.g. calcium) and run it back to the next racer who was laying down under a blanket "in bed." They loved it!
07/14/2011 9:30:42 AM CDT
Kristi says ...
Putumayo Kids are our favorite CD's. We love hearing all different kinds of music from all over the world.
07/14/2011 9:31:37 AM CDT
Dana says ...
My kids love the putumayo cds and would love to add the party cd to their collection!
07/14/2011 9:36:13 AM CDT
Nancy melfi says ...
Love all the putumayo CDs. It's like taking a trip around the world without leaving home. The artwork is vibrant, colorful and always makes me smile! It would be fun to have a children's cd to listen with my nieces and nephews
07/14/2011 9:46:37 AM CDT
Jeanne says ...
Would love for my grandson! We play lots of music and he really gets into it. He'll be 3 soon, and I'm uncertain of this year's b-day theme, but his mom is very creative, and able to pick a theme and make all the party fixins' herself.
07/14/2011 9:49:54 AM CDT
Angela says ...
We just went to a garden party outside with twinkly lights and the 5 year olds planted flowers in flower pots. Then they decorated the flower pots with markers, stickers, etc. They had lots of fun!
07/14/2011 9:52:17 AM CDT
Gigi Semine says ...
My daughter wanted a bowling party at the fancy bowling alley close to our house. After much deliberation, I finally agreed to let her have her wish. The day we arrived at the bowling alley we found out that the entire place has been rented for a private party and we couldn't even get in. So, thinking quickly we decided to take all her friends to the nail salon first to get their nails done, the owners were very friendly and accommodated us even after hours until all the girls had their nails done. Then we went home, played a few games and the girls all decided to have a dancing performance as teams. They all picked their partners practiced a few times, we ate the cake and celebrated, then it was time to perform. The girls took turns performing and cheering for each other, they had such a great time that by the time their parents came to pick them up, they did not want to leave, they wanted to show their parents their performances. Everyone had a great time and the girls talked for days about the party at school. At the end we did not need a fancy place to celebrate, just a little music and lot of imagination.
07/14/2011 10:03:04 AM CDT
Sara Woodward says ...
I loved a recent one in which my nephew had a whole gymboree setup- perfect to entertain the various age groups in attendance, and as a bonus for the parents, ended up wearing out the little ones from the excitement.
07/14/2011 10:07:01 AM CDT
Kim Mesman says ...
I would love the chance to win this set for my dear friend who is having her first baby in August!
07/14/2011 10:08:25 AM CDT
Kristi S. says ...
My girls, 7 & 9, love Putumayo’s Kids Playground series. The imaginative dances that result from the music are beyond describing...Thanks for providing such eclectic and wonderful music for our enjoyment!
07/14/2011 10:11:36 AM CDT
Kelly says ...
This sounds amazing - my three kids would love it as singing and dancing are their favorite things to do right before bedtime:)
07/14/2011 10:15:21 AM CDT
Genevieve says ...
My nieces would love this. Thanks
07/14/2011 10:17:23 AM CDT
Kenneth says ...
Best kids party we ever hosted was at a local park. Best part about it was how many friends that were able to come. We moved to a new state the next day so it was a great way to have a last hurrah!
07/14/2011 10:17:36 AM CDT

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