Do children really need over-the-top birthday parties with pony rides, bounce houses, corporate movie characters, food trucks and themed decorations?

Our Mission

DIY doesn’t have to be complicated. The time is right for backyard or living room parties full of only close friends (aka Best Buddies) to flourish once again. Our book will enable you to simplify the planning while magnifying the enjoyment, all within a reasonable budget. 

“Love the Butzin/Beal ladies smart ideas for kids’ birthday parties. Creative, affordable, engaging, and unique, these party ideas will help parents out, whether they have a 5-year-old or a 10-year-old. When will they come out with one for adults?”
— T. Steel

In Best Buddies Birthdays, mother-daughter authors Sally Butzin and Charlotte Beal offer a detailed and specific guide on how to plan and host a fabulous party--without all the craziness--that will bring joy and satisfaction to the five- to ten-year-old child. It covers planning, sending invitations, buying prizes, offering refreshments, and writing thank-you notes. But its centerpiece is 50 clearly explained, child-tested party games and activities to choose from.