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Do-It-Yourself Decorations, Invitations and other Party Supplies

Whether you want to personalize your child's party with handmade decorations or are hoping to save money by making the supplies yourself, you can find ideas and tutorials here.

Halloween Party Craft: Witch Hat

DIY Scarecrow Party Crafts and Favors

Finding Nemo Party Crafts

How to Make a Shark Party Hat

Tips for Homemade Kids Party Invitations
Design ideas and tips to consider when making your own kids party invitations.

How to Throw a Glamping Party

How to Make a Dragon Pinata

Brave Party Crafts and Favors

DIY Pirate Party Supplies
How to make your own pirate map invitation.

Fourth of July Cake Idea: Mini Flag Bunting Cake Topper
Looking for a creative cake idea? Make a mini bunting cake topper. It's easy and practically free.

Easter Activities for Kids: How to Make Bunny Headbands
Looking for Easter Activities for kids? You can make these simple bunny headbands with just a few basic supplies. Leave them plain or have the kids decorate the bunnies with glitter, googly eyes and other supplies.

How to Make a Paper Napkin Ring for Easter or Other Occasions
Looking for Easter decorating ideas? Make this cheap, diy napkin ring for every place setting on your Easter table. Don't need napkin rings for Easter? Adapt the idea to other holidays or birthday party themes by changing the shape of the paper you cut.

Easy Birthday Idea: Make a Tree of Reasons Why You Love the Birthday Kid
Looking for an easy birthday idea? Make a tree of reasons why you love the birthday kid.

How to Make Party Hats for a Kids' Birthday Party or Other Celebration
Make party hats that fit your kid's birthday theme following the instructions in this free craft tutorial.

Recipes and Printable Labels for a DIY Spa Party
Throwing a spa party for teens or tweens? Follow the recipes and print out the free labels from Nonpareil magazine for a spa party the girls won't soon forget.

DIY Tissue Paper Flowers: How to Make Paper Pompom Garland
Looking for cheap party decorations? These tissue paper flowers are easy and inexpensive to make. String them together as a garland and hang them from the ceiling or make individual flowers to decorate wrapped gifts or party hats.

Announce a Summertime Birthday with a Free Flower Card Printable
Does your child have a summertime birthday? Looking for a cheap, easy invitation to match a garden, flower or other sunny party theme? This free printable flower card from Lil' Magoolie would make a cute invite or thank you card.

Share Your Ideas for Making Green Party Supplies
Wondering what to do with scrap paper and junk mail? Even the inside of security envelopes can look pretty when you make these recycled cards and gift wrap embellishments featured on Design Sponge. Use them for a kid's birthday party or other celebration.

Make Recycled Cards and Gift-Wrap Embellishments for Kids' Parties
Wondering what to do with scrap paper and junk mail? Even the inside of security envelopes can look pretty when you make these recycled cards and gift wrap embellishments featured on Design Sponge. Use them for a kid's birthday party.

Book Review: Handmade Hellos, by Eunice and Sabrina Moyle
Want to create handmade cards and invitations for your kid's next birthday party? Check out the book Handmade Hellos by Eunice and Sabrina Moyle for cute ideas that are easy to execute.

How to Make Cupcake Wrappers to Dress Up Your Dessert Table a…
Want to give cupcakes a unique look but don't know much about cake decorating? Adorn them with DIY paper cupcake wrappers that fit your party's theme, whether you're celebrating a kid's birthday or a holiday like Valentine's Day.

Make Heart Badges Like the Ones Worn in 'Julie and Julia'
Remember the Valentine's Day dinner scene in the movie Julie and Julia? Who could forget the adorable heart-shaped badges Julia Child and her friends wore while sitting around the table. You can make some just like them with your kids and wear them during a Valentines meal with your family.

How to Make Cupcake Toppers from Vintage Cards or Other Pictures
So your cake decorating skills aren't up to par? No worries. These cute DIY cupcake toppers made from vintage Valentine's Day cards are an easy and fun way to make the dessert table at a kids' party more festive.

Cakes and Snacks for Kids' Parties You Can Make Yourself
Whether you want to save some money or have more control over what your kids are eating, these ideas will help you set a kids' party menu.

Homemade Party Favors and Gifts for a Kid's Birthday
Don't like the idea of buying party favors your child's friends will likely lose the day after the party? Want to give your child something special on their birthday? Spend some time making favors and gifts by hand to add meaningful touches to the day.

DIY Birthday Parties: Make Your Own Invitations and Decorations
Looking for ways to cut costs and add personality to your child's birthday party? Make your own invitations and decorations.

Valentine Crafts: How to Make a Hugging Heart Party Invitation or Card
These hugging heart Valentine invitations are perfect to use for a Valentine's Day party with a cause.

Valentine Crafts: How to Make an Easy Heart Garland from Recy…
Looking for easy Valentine crafts? This heart garland only requires a few supplies and can be made from junk mail or kids' old artwork.

Valentine Cards You Can Print at Home
No need to drag the kids to the store when there are plenty of free printable Valentine's Day cards on the Internet. These links lead you to some adorable options.

Valentine Crafts: How to Make a Spinner
Looking for fun Valentine crafts for kids? Have them make a spinner that requires them to give hugs and do other love-filled tasks with their parents.

Thanksgiving Craft: A Gratitude Paper Chain
This Thanksgiving craft teaches kids about gratitude and serves as a visual reminder of your family's blessings during Thanksgiving dinner.

DIY Favors: How to Make Hardback Coloring Books for Kids
You probably have the supplies on hand to make these inexpensive hardback coloring books that match the birthday party's theme.

Real Birthday Parties: Get Ideas, Then Throw Your Own

DIY Pumpkin Place Cards for Kids
Decorate your Thanksgiving or Halloween table with these DIY pumpkin place cards.

How to Make a Scanned Collage Invitation for Kids' Parties
How to make a kids' birthday invitation by creating a collage, scanning it, and then printing it out

Make Your Own Party Supplies
Use these free printables to make your own party invtiations, favor bags and other supplies.

Homemade Christmas Card Gallery
Get inspired by these Christmas cards made by About.com readers.

Create a Spooky Outdoor Halloween Display
Enter this gallery--if you dare--for ways to set a spooky scene outside your home for Halloween.

Creative Cakes You Can Make
Get inspired by this gallery of birthday cakes, and learn how you can create them at home.

Readers' Birthday Invitations
Trying to get ideas for birthday invitations for your kid's next party? Check out the store-bought and handmade cards featured in this reader-submitted gallery. See submissions

DIY Party Videos: Free Tutorials for Crafting Your Own Parties
Tired of using the same store-bought donkey pi ata at your kids' birthday parties every year? Want to find out how professional bakers get their frosting to swirl just so on top of a cupcake? These DIY party videos will teach you how to throw a handmade party that is personal and budget conscious.

Kids Thank You Cards
Need some kids thank you cards after a birthday party? Here are some ideas for letting your children make their own.

Thank You Cards for Kids - Thank You Cards for Kids
Share your creative ideas for thank you cards for kids.

Halloween Homemade
Let's face it. It can be fun to decorate for Halloween, but it's not like you can tweak those skeletons, witches and ghosts a bit and use them another time of year. So why spend a lot of money on Halloween decorations that'll only be up for a few weeks? Enter: Operation Halloween Homemade. If you're throwing a kids Halloween party and want to...

Doorway Ghost Decorations
Looking for ghost decorations to make for a kids Halloween party? This easy and inexpensive idea will add a bit of fright to doorways.

How to Make Halloween Cupcakes that spell out "Boo"
Planning on serving Halloween cupcakes or cakes this year? Make the job easy with these cute cupcake toppers made from stencils that spell out "boo."

Looking for Birthday Cupcake Ideas? Decorate with these Alphabet Cupcake Toppers
Looking for birthday cake or cupcake ideas? Make these alphabet cupcake toppers that spell out the birthday kid's name or age.

How to Make Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.

How to Make Lollipop Flowers
How to make lollipop flower treats for a kids' party.

How to Make Doc McStuffins Party Favors and Crafts

Valentine Crafts: How to Make a Mailbox from an Empty Cereal Box
Looking for fun and easy Valentine crafts? Kids can repurpose an empty cereal box into a Valentines mailbox used to hold cards from their classmates.

Show Us Your DIY Party Supplies
Did you create some DIY party supplies for your child's birthday or holiday celebration using one of the tutorials on the Kids' Parties site? Or...See submissions

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