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neil says ...
many years a fan of Putumayo
07/15/2011 6:05:39 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
Our best kids party has to be when our 7-year old suggested to host a teddy bear breakfast tea party, donating all the gifts to children in the hospital. She even shared the party with a classmate who had the same birthday as hers (double the gift donations). All the guests dressed in PJs and brought a teddy bear friend who participated in the events. There were various stations including a teddy bear hospital, a picnic, and a tea party. While the guest had breakfast the teddy bears hid for a game of hide-and-seek. We had a puppet show, put on by siblings, and teddy bear crafts before dessert. It as a wonderful morning event.
07/15/2011 7:27:17 PM CDT
ASK says ...
Picnic in the park.
07/15/2011 8:18:57 PM CDT
Jan Curry says ...
we never had a lot of money to spend on parties, but our kids always had fun! some our faves were when the kids made puppets or masks to take home as their party favors! music was always playing!
07/15/2011 9:43:18 PM CDT
Fran Kennedy-Ellis says ...
Our son, age 7 has high-functioning autism. Music both lifts his spirits and soothes him. He appreciates rythym, enjoys reading lyrics, and doing silly dances of course! He just memorized the world map (every country on every continent!), so it follows that we could host an "AROUND the WORLD" race party. play Putomayo's new World Party CD, use little mini flags and theme decorations from various countries (it'd be like a kids UN), and offer snacks from each country on the CD at each station. Throw in a folk dance and save the Freezedance and Higher and Higher as the grand prize winnign finale! Prizes could include the CD, a world map puzzle or kids atlas, and treats from Whole Foods, of course! This would be a great gift! Music has the power to transform.
07/15/2011 10:36:28 PM CDT
Frances Rivera says ...
Best party ever, the kids took part in making everything, the pinata, cake, decorating,food choices and games. It was theirs to have and theirs to decide what they would do. Of course there were there were limits set. :)
07/16/2011 9:47:50 AM CDT
Amanda W says ...
My son loved the children's book Goodnight Moon. For his first birthday we had a simple party at home on that theme, complete with story reading, red balloons, a "cow jumping over the moon" cake, and stuffed mice hidden throughout the house for the children to find. It was such a sweet little party.
07/16/2011 9:50:02 AM CDT
Kathryn says ...
These are great CDs!!! As a music therapist, my kids have loved playing along with drums or dancing to a few of the ones I have.
07/16/2011 11:04:52 AM CDT
Lori says ...
Our 4th grade team had a Caribbean themed day and each classroom had a different fine arts activity. My room was Dance Island and the kids danced to songs such as the macarena and the limbo. The kids then had to create their own dance to a song from the Putumayo’s Kids Caribbean Playground. Although we didn't call it a party, it was a PARTY!
07/16/2011 11:32:36 AM CDT
Andrea says ...
I love the Putumayo's CD's. Every one i have purchased i love. great collections of music
07/16/2011 1:35:10 PM CDT
Sharon says ...
oiu oiu would love to win!!
07/16/2011 9:19:37 PM CDT
Phoenix says ...
A family friend used to put on the best Easter egg hunts. He had a large piece of land in the country, so there were lots of creative hiding places for eggs.
07/17/2011 12:32:35 AM CDT
Sandi Dexter says ...
The best party I have hosted was for my daughter's 4th birthday when I hired a local actor to come in costume (without anyone knowing it was going to happen). It was a Winnie the Pooh party and I had arranged for the special guest to hand out the party favors; little pouches filled with a toy and a book. We did theme related activities and the dessert was not a birthday cake but honey cakes with strawberries on top - just what every good bear would love! We played "Pin the tail on Eeyore" and then went outside to blow bubbles. Suddenly the children heard from around the corner..."teedely pum, teedely pum!". They were all really enthralled with Pooh and each of them got to sit on Pooh's lap for a photo - yet another treat for them. I was so glad I had asked the theater about hiring out the Wiinnie the Pooh from the production we saw - which was a special "pre birthday" treat for my daughter.
07/17/2011 1:13:40 PM CDT
Heidi B says ...
I have looked at these before just briefly and now it reminds to take another look. Looks awesome!
07/17/2011 1:44:37 PM CDT
Marianne says ...
Recently my four year old had a princess party. She and all of her little friends dressed like princesses. I had lots of fun planning that one. We would love these CDs. My kids love to dance with me in the kitchen! :-)
07/17/2011 6:35:52 PM CDT
Suzanna Borawski says ...
My kids love the Putumayo kids cds! They just dance, dance, and dance to the songs. Lots of laughter and joy has been shared with this music!!
07/17/2011 7:20:16 PM CDT
Courtney says ...
My daughter loves the French Playground cd; we would love to add to the collection.
07/18/2011 7:46:22 AM CDT
Kathy D. says ...
So many good theme parties I have thrown - trains, bugs, castles, Star Wars, trucks! Can you tell I have boys?!?
07/18/2011 12:35:37 PM CDT
Melanie says ...
We have a previous CD and it has always been one of our favorites
07/18/2011 2:59:08 PM CDT
Jen says ...
The best kids parties were when my mom took us to a local park with a bag of sand toys, balls, and a frisbee and a big jug of pink lemonaid and a birthday cake or cupcakes. Virtually no set up or clean up. No fancy clothes and it was ok to get dirty.
07/18/2011 6:36:00 PM CDT
tamara says ...
This past winter, I created an elaborate indoor carnival for my son's 4th birthday. I recruited volunteers to help man games, popcorn cart, and a prize booth where the kids could exchange their tickets for goodies. It went off without a hitch thanks to so many who were willing to help!
07/18/2011 7:13:31 PM CDT
Kristin says ...
My friend had the Bug Guy come to entertain the kids. This guy had bugs from a Praying Mantis to a huge moth, centipedes and spiders. He shared information about them, held them to show the kids, and let the kids hold some of them if they wanted. The kids LOVED it and were so interested and attentive, until the cake came. ha!
07/19/2011 7:34:12 AM CDT
Laurie says ...
My daughter had a craft party for her birthday and she said it was "the best ever". They had fun finger foods for lunch and then did some "girly" crafts (keychain, hair barrette and sparkly ornament). We had the Curious George soundtrack playing in the background which added to the festive mood. We don't yet own any Putumayo cds but would love to. My daughter's teacher plays them for the kids in her class.
07/19/2011 9:50:11 AM CDT
Tisch L. says ...
We had a princess party at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Before we went to watch a puppet show called "Cinderella della Circus", we put on tiaras and treated my three year old niece to a princess birthday. I gave her a Putumayo cd, which my sister says the entire family loves.
07/19/2011 12:54:07 PM CDT
Peggy says ...
We love the Putumayo cds! The best kids party we have created is one birthday bash for all 3 of our kids with July bdays outside at our local swimming spot (Wright's Pond). Sandy beach, 2 playgrounds, bathrooms, changing rooms, outside shower, picnic tables etc. No cleaning of my house required! Add some salads, veg and dip, plus some sandwiches and the requisite bday cake and call it done!
07/19/2011 3:01:55 PM CDT

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