Does your child have a summer birthday? The articles and links below will help you plan a fun-in-the-sun party for your child.
Watch it wiggle! This red, white and blue finger Jell-O would be a hit at a Flag Day party, Fourth of July celebration, Bastille Day gathering or at the birthday party of any patriotic kid. Or, alter the colors to fit any other theme.
Take me out to the ball game! This baseball-themed party has all the classic elements of a ballpark bash (even peanuts!).
This beach birthday was thrown during the winter, but you could use the ideas anytime of year.
This DIY flower card from the blog Lil' Magoolie
could be used as an invitation, thank you note, party craft activity or decoration.
These garden cupcakes would make the perfect treat at party with a fairy, garden, spring, Earth Day or other spring or summer theme.
This orange-themed party took flight when the birthday girl's mom decided to add kites to the mix.
A reader wanted help on a backyard barbecue bash she planned to throw for her daughter's fifth birthday. The result: ideas you could use for any outdoor party, whether you're celebrating the Fourth of July, Labor Day or a family reunion.
How to throw a mad tea party under the trees for a birthday kid enchanted by Alice in Wonderland.
Get ideas from this ladybug party if your little one asks for a garden party during spring or summer.
From hot potato to hula hoopin', you'll get ideas here for outdoor fun.
About.com's Guide to Grandparents rounds up some of the all-time favorite outdoor party games for children.
This star-shaped cookie pan from Wilton
makes patriotic and tasty treats.