Savannah Author's First Book Offers Creative Ideas For Inexpensive, Fun Parties For Kids

SAVANNAH, Ga. - May 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Mary Nestor-Harper, author, freelance writer and speaker based in Savannah, GA, has published her first children's book, "Emily's Best Birthday Party Ever!"

"Emily's Best Birthday Party Ever!" is a story of overcoming disappointment and re-discovering the simple fun in games played by children before IPads, Wii's and XBoxes.  After the plans for Emily's birthday party go awry, Emily's mom helps her move past the tears by sharing the story of the fun birthday parties that she had as a little girl and the party games that made them a hit.  With a little encouragement, love and the help of an "Imagination-Inspiration" hat fashioned from newspapers, Emily and her mom work together, with the help of her dad and Barky, the dog, to reinvent the party, making it even better than the first.

Along with the story, all instructions for the games are in the book, including an art project--making and decorating Emily's "Imagination-Inspiration" hat, perfect for a child's birthday party, school or summer camp.  You can even make Emily's three-layer birthday cake.

Early reviews give "Emily's Best Birthday Party Ever!" Five Stars...

"When her birthday celebration doesn't go according to plans, Emily's mom provides an old-fashioned party with party games from simpler days. Great inspiration for inexpensive, old-time fun." R.S.

"Read this wonderful book to my 4 and 5 year old preschool children and they absolutely loved it! After we read it, we played several of the games in the book! The string game we played using red string licorice instead of regular string. It was a hit!"  J.Sims

"An excellent read, even for those of us older children who fondly remember dropping clothespins into glass quart milk jars, multi-colored birthday cake...and pin the tail on the donkey. Bravo, Mary. Well done! tt"

"I gave this book to twin ten year old granddaughters. We played four of the games with great success. The string /candy seemed best done by a five year old! !"  B.L.

The book is perfect for 4- to 12-year-olds, their parents and grandparents.  An autographed copy of the paperback book, and a set of 10 vintage clothespins--perfect for a game of Clothespins-in-the-Bottle-- are available for purchase on the book's website,  The book is also available in paperback and for Kindle on  Also on, and

Mary Nestor-Harper is a prolific freelance writer in both print and on the web, an award-winning speaker and trainer. She's available for interviews, media appearances, book readings, book signings, and speaking to your school, civic or community organization, association or conference.

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