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Friday, August 9, 2013

Guest Post: Have a Celebrity-Inspired & Kid-Friendly Summer

We have a special guest on the blog today, Arianna from

Arianna is going to share some kid-friendly summer party ideas with you that, in my opinion, are awesome for an end-of-summer celebration!!

Have a Celebrity-Inspired and Kid-friendly Summer!

      Summer’s here, and my house is constantly filled with neighborhood kids looking for something to do. Privacy? Forget about it! It can only be described as “utter chaos” at times. I wonder if Brad and Angelina’s kids complain about being bored. I dream about living the life of a celebrity, where the kids are entertained and I don’t hear complaints about boredom. My girlfriends and I discussed and decided this was going to be the summer when we actually do something about it. Here are a few ideas I came up with some great ideas for celebrity-inspired summer fun!

CELEBRITY SUMMER: MOVIE PREMIERES – It's summertime, when most majorly anticipated movies hit the screen. Celebs can hop a private jet to a screening of a blockbuster, such as “Man of Steel” or “The Lone Ranger”, to strut their stuff on the red carpet! From Cannes Film Festival to a Hollywood premieres, it sure will be a busy summer for most celebrities

REALITY SUMMER: FAMILY TRIP TO THE MOVIES – Twizzlers, 3-D glasses, and air conditioning? Count me in! You won’t be able to hop that private plane to see “Despicable Me 2” or “Monsters University”, but you can recreate the entire movie experience for the kids with no problem!! Grab the kids, head to your local theater and spend the day at the movies!

CELEBRITY SUMMER: “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” THEMED BABY SHOWER-- Kim K’s makeup artist Joyce Bonelli just welcomed a new baby into her family with an “Alice in Wonderland” baby shower. Guests were delighted by elaborate Wonderland d├ęcor and crazy culinary delights. There are some great photos on Kim’s website, and I’m now looking for an excuse to hold a similar party!

REALITY SUMMER: DIY FAVORITE KIDS BOOK THEMED BABY SHOWER  -- Find out the mom-to-be’s favorite childhood story to use as inspiration. Develop a color scheme, plan the decorations and don’t forget the games! Here’s a great idea: have the guests write down their favorite book from childhood and a short summary. Then scrapbook all of these for the mom-to-be to save for her child’s first trips to the library!

CELEBRITY SUMMER: MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS – If you’ve got teens in the house, chances are this awards show will be blasting on your TV this year. And who can blame them? Stories of Nicki Minaj's crazy outfits or Lady Gaga’s raw meat dress created a fashion buzz for weeks. And what about the hosts; Who’s jaw wasn’t on the floor at Russell Brand’s inappropriate Katy Perry comments? This music event typically includes the best performers and popular radio hits of the year.  Even if you don’t tune in, you’re bound to hear about it on E! News!

REALITY SUMMER: KARAOKE NIGHT—Hold your own family-friendly music awards night! Rent a karaoke machine, invite guests to dress up as their favorite musician and let them walk your own version of the red carpet.  Have the crowd vote on their favorites and have some awards ready to hand out, complete with silly acceptance speeches!

     With summer being only a few short months and the extra time with your kids, try to fit in as much fun as you can! I hope some of these ideas will inspire you to ‘live the celebrity lifestyle’ this summer!

Arianna is a full-time mom and a fashion-lover, world traveler, animal lover, and family woman extraordinaire. She loves to cook and bake, travel to new places, share great fashion finds, and spend time doing crafts and projects at home with her kids. She’s got a crazy busy life, but she wouldn't have it any other way! Follow her blog at!


  1. Awesome recommendations Ida. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. We had an Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party this summer! It was probably small potatoes compared to the celebrity kids, but we made it special. I think I love these reality ideas more than the celebrity-themed ones, and I think my kids would too!



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