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Is there anything as magical as a bedtime story?  I remember as a child my parents tucking me in, reading me a story or two, and then setting my little Close and Play to read me a recorded book called Three Horn the Dinosaur.  I think I must have fallen asleep to that story every night for at least a year.  I loved that book...and I loved my Close and Play!

Are you looking to engage a large number of people at your next event?  Are you a corporation holding a picnic or a school holding a reunion?  May I suggest a crafting table?  Sure, there are wonderful offerings out there for party entertainment: balloon twisters, face painters, airbrush tattoos and photo booths just to name a few. But there's nothing quite like taking home something that you or your child has made themselves.  

Every year I run this amazing week-long summer camp.

One of my all-time favorites is my Harry Potter party.  Thanks to the imagination of JK Rowlings there are literally hundreds of amazing party possibilities; from the first book and experience, which includes a trip to Diagon Alley, a ride on the Hogwarts Express, and Potions with Snape to book 4 with the Tri-Wizard Tournament, and finally to the culmination of them all in book number 7 with the

At the risk of sounding like my grandpa Yocom ("when I was a kid, we had to walk 7 miles uphill, in the snow, without a jacket, or shoes to get to the bus stop that would take us to the local school 25 miles away...and we were grateful...") things were just better when I was growing up.