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Simone G (Greatfun4kids)
Works at Parenting Magazine (NZ) Contributor
Attended Inglewood High School, New Zealand
Lives in Auckland New Zealand
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My beautiful girl turns 11 in less than a week, and to celebrate we are going to Paris. Well, not literally. We are pretending to go to Paris by holding an "Afternoon in Paris" party. I'm turning my dining room into a cafe, we'll be speaking french and wearing berets, eating croissants, ...
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Fire nights are the best. nobody cares about checking their newsfeed or playing on gadgets. We just hang out, around the fire, under the lights. (Of course we may snap a pic or two, as evidence of fun times, for posterity). The last couple of weeks, I've been sole-parenting, ...
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A blog full of kids birthday party ideas and tutorials, family fun ideas & movie reviews, while sharing the parenting journey with honesty & humor
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My thoughts on  #kidssport  after a weekend playing #rugby  at #waihekeisland... #ontheblog  
We've all seen those stories on the news: over-competitive parents overstepping the sideline and attacking the Ref, the opposition, each other. These days there are signs up all over the place on Saturday mornings reminding us all that: "This is not a World Cup match, this is a kids' game of ...
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Sometimes we have #cakefails  - here's one of mine (how I nearly made it awesome, how I nearly killed it, and how I attempted to redeem it) - #mockingjay #birthdaycake #hungergamesparty  
http://www.greatfun4kidsblog.com/2015/06/to-kill-mockingjay-cake-and-other-cake.html
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It's been a long long time since I've felt this way. Today, for whatever reason, I have hit the wall and I don't really know why. For months and months - maybe more than a year - the Black Dog has been safely tied up. He hasn't been barking or snapping at my heels or raising his ugly black head.
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We made a  #jungle  for a school holiday programme (#shoutkids2015) with an #inthewild  theme, complete with #waterfall  and #pallet   #ropebridge  
I just wanted to share with you these photos of the Jungle me and my clever friend Carla created in the foyer of the Mercury Theatre for Shout Kids school holiday programme this week. We sewed acres of vines, cut out thousands of felt leaves, sewed a four-metre giant snake, a gazillion cushions, ...
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Here's my #ninjaturtleparty  How'To's #blogpost  - this post has everything from how to make an easy #ninjaturtlepinata ,step by step instructions for making a #stencilled  brick table cover, #ninjaturtle  lollipops, #masks , #fruitplatter  and #birthdaycake. #kidsparty   #tmnt  #birthdayparty
It was about time that I finally posted the tutorial for our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party (seeing as it was nearly three months ago now). In this post I'll show you how to do all the cool-but-simple things that made our party so cute-and-fun. Like the Ninja Turtle Piñata, the cute Ninja ...
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Here's a blast from the past - five years ago she turned SIX (now we are staring down the barrel of ELEVEN) #fancynancy   #birthdayparty   #highteaparty   #fancynancyparty  
Makes me wish I was a little girl, just to have such a wonderful party!! :). August 2, 2010 at 4:30 PM · Leonie said... wow Simone, this party looks amazing. It looks like the girls had a fab time dressing up and having high tea! And the cake - WOW!!! Cant wait to hear about your GF menu.
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This is the #blogpost  I was trying to write the day I lost my camera cord... and the wheels fell off. As you can tell I found the camera cord, I uploaded the photos, and this #grateful story is the result:
http://www.greatfun4kidsblog.com/2015/06/grateful-for-grandparents-and-sausages.html
This is the post I intended to write on the day I lost my camera cord and all the fun that followed. It was meant to be a simple sharing of pictures from my son's weekend's fundraising efforts, aided by my amazing husband and sponsored by the awesome blokes at Westmere Butchery (best sausages in ...
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I've written this #blogpost  today sharing what I do when the #blackdog gets loose... when i feel those old feelings of #depression  and #anxiety  start to build up, here's what I do to get through it as quickly as possible: #beatingdepression  http://www.greatfun4kidsblog.com/2015/06/getting-black-dog-under-control-beating.html
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Education
  • Inglewood High School, New Zealand
    1985 - 1986
  • Forest View High School, New Zealand
    1983 - 1984
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Female
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Tagline
Finding Fun on the Rollercoaster of life
Introduction
I'm a passionate blogger, wannabe writer, avid reader and DIY party kids party addict. I love to redesign blogs, and create printables for parties. I have two little from-home businesses which help pay a cleaner (I vehemently hate the drudge of housework ) and fund my kids' parties. I'm a mum of three energetic kids (aged 5, 8 & 10 yrs) and live with my British hubby in Auckland New Zealand. 

Blog Design Webshop (for Blog makeovers, Buttons and Banners): http://greatfundesign.com
Bragging rights
Plenty of stamps in my passport and smile lines on my face to show I've lived. Last year I wrote a Childrens Christmas book which got turned into a short film and is now popular on YouTube: http://www.greatfun4kidsblog.com/2012/11/im-published-my-book-unexpected.html (One of these days I'll get it published properly)
Work
Occupation
Blogger, Blog Designer, Party Nut, Writer, Mother, Book Junkie
Skills
Blog Design, Party Printables and Invitations Design, Writing, Kids Party Planning
Employment
  • Parenting Magazine (NZ) Contributor
    Freelance Features Writer, present
  • Blogging at http://greatfun4kidsblog.com
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Auckland New Zealand
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