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Kids' Parties & Celebrations: Most Popular Articles

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Easter, Children and Party Ideas for the Family
What could be more fun than Easter for kids? It’s a holiday full of hope and love—not to mention candy. If you’re throwing an Easter party for friends and family this year, these ideas will help you host an event that’s memorable and meaningful.
Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Kids
Looking for Easter basket ideas? Consult this growing list of what you can put in an Easter basket for kids besides candy.
How to Leave Clues That the Easter Bunny...
Sure, the basket full of candy and gifts is a pretty big hint that the Easter Bunny came. But what other clues can you leave behind to make your kids think Peter Cottontail stopped by? Here are some ideas.
10 Easy Activities for 1st Birthday Party Fun
Stuck for ideas about how to entertain guests at your baby's first birthday party? This collection of games and activities offers a little something for guests of all ages to enjoy.
The Best Birthday Party Venues for Your Kid's...
Looking for birthday party venues for your kid's next party? Consider these unique, tried-and-true and creative birthday places before you book a location.
Ideas for Easter Gifts for Kids
Wondering what Easter gifts to put in your kids' baskets this year? These ideas for toys, tech gifts and fitness gear make perfect presents from the Easter Bunny.
Easter Party Games for Kids
A collection of 20 bunny, egg and jelly-bean themed party games to entertain the kids at your Easter gathering.
7 Cool Doc McStuffins Birthday Party Ideas
The Doc is in -- and the party is on! If your child is a fan of the Disney channel’s favorite little
How to Celebrate Easter for Kids, Continued
What could be more fun than Easter for kids? It’s a holiday full of hope and love—not to mention candy. If you’re throwing an Easter party for friends and family this year, these ideas will help you host an event that’s memorable and meaningful. Page 2.
Cowboy Party Games
Yeehaw! From stampedes to rodeo rides, it’s time for your little cowboys and cowgirls to answer the call of the Wild West – wild western party games, that is.
Indoor Party Games: A Quiet Guessing Game
Looking for indoor party games? This easy circle activity is a great game to play when you're ready to quiet the kids down before cutting the cake or heading home.
Simple and Cheap Birthday Parties: How to Do...
Tired of extravagant, over-the-top birthday parties for kids? Simplify! Here are some tips for meaningful, fun and cheap birthday parties.
Tea Sandwiches for Kids' Parties
Throwing a princess party? Or a Mad Hatter tea party? Tea sandwiches make great snacks for a kids' parties because they're small, easy to eat and nutritious.
How to Throw a Spy or Mystery Party for Kids
Throwing a mystery party or spy party for your kid's birthday? Consider these ideas for decorations, games, cakes, favors and more party details.
Stay Organized with a Birthday Party Planning...
Follow this timeline that leads up to your kid's birthday party to stay organized and ensure the party is a success. And use this sample agenda as a guide for your child's birthday party.
Hosting Easter Parties for Kids
Looking for tips for hosting Easter parties? Follow these links to Easter games, decorations, activities and other Easter ideas for kids.
Looking for Birthday Party Games? Try This Fun...
Looking for kids birthday party games? If your party has an animal theme--or even if it doesn't--try this fun large-group game where one team of children must guess the animal being mimicked by the other team.
How to Plan a Kid's Party on a Budget
Kids' birthday parties don't have to cost a lot if you're on a budget. By making your own decorations, cutting down the cost of food, and following other tips you can have a great kid's party on a budget.
Ten Camping Games for Kids
It's always fun to roast marshmallows and sing campfire songs, but those aren't the only ways to keep campers entertained. These camping games for kids are a fun way to play in the great outdoors.
FAQ: What Ideas Do You Have for an Old-Fashione...
A reader wants to throw an old-fashioned backyard birthday party for her daughter. Here are some ideas for a picnic birthday party parents could host in the summertime.
Rainy Day Solutions for Outdoor Parties
What to do when rainy weather threatens your outdoor event.
Graduation Party Themes for Preschool and...
Planning a graduation celebration for kindergarten or preschool students? Consider these themes that reflect upon the things they've learned, friends they've made, or the summer season and journeys to come.
Party Recipes by Color
Looking for red food recipes, blue drink concoctions or purple snack ideas to fit a holiday or birthday theme? Your search is over. This list of recipes by color will help you plan a colorful kids party.
End of the School Year Ideas
These end of the school year celebration ideas may be just the thing to entertain students who are preoccupied with the countdown to summer vacaton.
Beyond the Cake: Serving Food at a Kid’s...
How to plan a menu for a kid's birthday party
Fun Easter Desserts for Kids
From the kitchen prep to time for dessert, kids will love lending a helping hand to creating --and eating these sweet Easter-themed treats!
DIY Tissue Paper Flowers: How to Make Paper...
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.
Ideas for Celebrating Easter with Kids
Fun ideas for celebrating Easter with children.
Baseball Party Games for Kids
From a baseball uniform relay race to a game of strike out tag, these baseball-themed party games are sure to score a home run with party guests.
Flower Themed Party Ideas
Everything you need to plan a flower themed party, including ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts, games and food.
Using a Butterfly Theme for a Child's Birthday...
Looking for a whimsical birthday party idea for your child? Use a butterfly theme. There are so many ways to incorporate the butterfly theme into decorations, invitations, food, cake and more.
Birthday Party Games for Kids
Looking for party games for a kid's birthday? This list of fun, easy birthday party activities ranges from classics, like sack races, to unusual contests that you can adapt to various themes.
How to Throw a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
Here are some tips for hosting a Dr. Seuss birthday, whether the celebration honors the author's big day or you're using it as a theme for your kid's birthday party.
Fairy Party Games
Explore a range of fairy games designed with kids' parties in mind. Learn how to play a variety of games that feature a fairy or enchantment theme.
Knight and Princess Party Games
Looking for ways to entertain the kids at your medieval-themed party? This collection of knight and princess party games includes everything from Wicked Stepmother Freeze Tag to slaying a dragon pinata.
How to Make an Easter Basket Cake
Learn how to make a cake that looks like an Easter basket filled with treats.
How to Throw Your Baby's First Birthday Party
Themes, cakes, decorations and other ideas for baby's 1st birthday party.
How to Throw a Spy or Mystery Party for Kids,...
Throwing a mystery party or spy party for your kid's birthday? Consider these ideas for decorations, games, cakes, favors and more party details. Page 2.
Pirate Party Games for Kids
Need games to play at your pirate-themed party? These ideas are sure to entertain even the rowdiest of pirate crews!
How to Throw a Horse Party
Does your little one love all things equestrian? How about throwing a horse party for his or her next birthday? Here are some ideas for invitations, decorations, cakes and more.
Easter Activities for Kids: How to Make Bunny...
Bunny crafts are fun Easter activities for kids. Here are instructions for making paper rabbit crowns kids can wear on Easter Sunday.
Birthday Party Planning for Tweens
Organizing birthdays for tweens? These ideas for themes, decorations, favors, cakes and other food will get you started, whether your child is 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12.
How to Surprise Your Child on His or Her...
Looking for birthday morning surprises and ideas for kids? Place a helium balloon above your child's bed while they're sleeping. Serve their favorite breakfast. Cover their doorway with streamers. Keep reading for more ways to wish your son or daughter happy birthday first thing in the morning.
How to Throw a Princess Party
If your daughter asks for a princess party when her birthday rolls around, here are some ideas to make the day unique and memorable. These birthday party ideas could apply to any princess, whether your child loves a Disney character or you'd rather go with a generic, non-commercial theme.
Photo Booth Party Ideas
From the invitations to the favors, everything you need to plan a photo booth party, inlcuding how to make your own photo booth.
Before Prom Party Ideas
Gather your teens' friends and start the party early with these ideas for pre-prom celebrations.
Jelly Bean Party Theme
How to throw a jelly bean party, including ideas for using jelly beans for the invitations, decorations, games and crafts.
How to Host a Rapunzel Birthday Party for Fans...
Did your child fall in love with Rapunzel after the release of Disney's Tangled? When the next birthday rolls around, throw a Rapunzel party! Here are some Tangled party ideas both boys and girls will enjoy.
Birthday Party Themes for Kids
See how you can create one-of-a-kind parties for preschoolers, elementary aged kids or tweens with suggestions for birthday party themes that you can carry through decorations, food and treats.
Ice Skating Birthday Party Ideas
Looking for a winter birthday party theme? Invite kids to celebrate at the rink with these ideas for an ice skating party theme,
Tween Party Ideas: Choosing the Best Birthday...
Need some tween party ideas? Consider these birthday themes for kids ages 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Egg Coloring Party Ideas
Tips on how to throw an egg coloring party for kids, inculding ideas for invitations, decorations and additional egg themed activities.
Camping Party Ideas
What kid doesn't love to play in a tent? A camping party theme brings all the fun of this activity, along with more ideas for camping games, food and favors right to your home or party space.
Brave Party Ideas
A bold princess, lush scenery, magic and adventure -- it's no wonder your child wants a birthday party
Bug-Themed Party Games
Having a party with a bug theme? Kids can celebrate their favorite critters with this collection of bug-themed games.
Enchanted Forest Party Ideas
How to create an enchanted forest theme party with ideas for everything from fairy and elf attire to mystical menu items.
Hockey Birthday Party
There are no penalties at this party where the goal is hockey-themed fun, food and good times.
Passover Crafts: How to Make Afikomen Bags for...
Need a way to keep kids engaged in the Passover seder until the end? Follow Rivky Koenig's instructions for making bags where the seder head can hide the middle matzo, or afikomen. Once the children find the afikomen, they receive a gift. Koenig's book, Crafting Jewish, includes several Passover crafts and other activities.
Princess Party Games
Looking for activities for a kid's party? These princess party games would be a hit at a little girl's birthday bash.
DIY Birthday Parties: Make Your Own Invitations...
Want to throw a DIY birthday party? Make your own invitations and decorations.
Chocolate-Themed Party Ideas
What kid wouldn’t want to celebrate with a chocolate-themed party? For this party, everything is chocolate, including the invitations! Throw a chocolate party in honor of Valentine’s Day, or since chocolate is always in season, any occasion that calls for sweet, delicious fun!
Shining Star Party Theme
Throw a party that celebrates the shining star your child has become, whether one a birthday or as they graduate to another level in school.
Preschool Graduation Party Idea - ABC Theme
Celebrate your child's graduation form preschool with these party ideas that feature an alpahbet and shapes theme.
Dragon Birthday Party Ideas
Where can you follow dragon footprints to your very own dragon cave or slay a fire-breathing cake? At a dragon-themed birthday party, of course!
First Birthday Party Ideas
Tips and ideas for planning baby's first birthday bash.
Carnival Games
Looking for carnival games for a school festival? Here are some ideas for elementary-age kids.
How to Make Doc McStuffins Party Favors and...
How to make a Doc McStuffins birthday cake. Page 6.
Parents' Guide to Throwing a Sweet 16
Planning a sweet 16 birthday party? These ideas for getting organized, setting a menu, choosing favors and planning activities will ensure a super sweet 16 bash.
Firefighter Party Games
Throwing a firefighter-themed birthday bash? Guests can imitate their heroes with these ideas for firefighter party games.
FAQ: Do You Have Any Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas?
A mom writes looking for sweet 16 birthday ideas for her daughter. Here are some sweet 16 themes, as well as tips on throwing a surprise birthday party.
How to Throw a Strawberry Shortcake Party
Want to revisit your childhood? Convince your birthday kid to choose a Strawberry Shortcake party theme.
How to Host a Bowling Party for Kids
Hosting a bowling party for kids? Here are some ideas for decorations, cakes, invitations, favors and more.
Choose the Best Birthday Theme for Kids Ages 5-7
There are plenty of unique birthday party themes for 5, 6 and 7 year olds that allow you to be creative. Here are some ideas for incorporating the themes into the decorations, cake, invitations, favors and activities.
Hockey Party Games
Throwing a hockey-themed party for kids? Entertain guests with these ideas for hockey party games.
How to Throw a Toy Story Party
Planning on throwing a Toy Story party for your kid's next birthday? Check out these ideas for games, decorations, food and more that fit the theme.
How to Throw a Star Wars Birthday Party,...
Hosting a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these ideas for favors, decorations, cakes and more. Page 2.
Dog-Themed Party Games
From a bone hunt to a game of musical dog beds, kids will love playing these puppy party games at a dog-themed birthday bash.
How to Make Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.
Alternative Step: Making a Flower Instead of a...
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 9.
Celebrating Ramadan with Kids
Looking for ways to celebrate Ramadan with kids? Here are some ideas for decorations, crafts, gifts and more to make the Islamic holiday special for your family.
Kids' Birthday Party Games: Blow the Duck Down...
Looking for kids birthday party games? This one, called Blow the Duck Down the River, is fun and easy to adapt to different party themes.
Football Party Games for Kids
Whether you’re inviting kids to a Super Bowl party, throwing a football-themed party or inviting the team over for an end of season celebration, this collection of Super Bowl party games includes some fun, football-themed ways to entertain all of the little quarterbacks.
Graduation Party Ideas
Looking for graduation party ideas? These articles will help you plan a special bash for your grad.
Hobby Horse Craft Activity
Looking for a party favor for a cowgirl, horse, pony or cowboy party? Have each child decorate a hobby horse to take home. Page 10.
How to Make a Sunflower Cake
This easy to make sunflower cake makes a pretty dessert for your Easter or springtime table.
Graduation Cakes, Cupcakes and Desserts
Looking for graduation cake ideas? This photo gallery of cakes, cupcakes and other desserts will give you some ideas as you plan your child's graduation party.
Kids' Pirate Party Ideas
How to host a pirate party for kids, including fun ideas for treasure map invitations, pirate-themed food and games and even a cardboard pirate ship.
Flower Pot Planting Party
How to host a flower pot planting party, a party theme for all ages to celebrate spring or honor Earth Day.
Real Birthday Parties: 'Star Wars' Party for an...
Example of a Star Wars party thrown for an 8 year old birthday boy.
Baseball Party Theme
Ideas for throwing a birthday party with a baseball theme, including tips for baseball themed invitations, decorations, party food, games and favors.
How to Throw a Princess and the Frog Party for...
Is your child enamored with Disney's The Princess and the Frog movie? Throw a Princess Tiana party for her next birthday following these ideas for food, decorations, cakes, games and invitations that fit the party's theme.
A Winnie the Pooh Birthday Party Theme
Ideas for a Winnie the Pooh theme party that includes food, games, decorations and favors that feature the friends from The Hundred Acre Wood.
Announce a Summertime Birthday with a Free...
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.
Real Birthday Parties: Get Birthday Ideas, Then...
Real kids' birthday party photos that will give you birthday ideas for your own children.
How to Play Bean Bag Toss at a Kid's Party
Looking for a classic game to play with kids? How about a bean bag toss?
Dragon-Themed Party Games
Ideas for games to play at a dragon-themed birthday party.
Bug Theme Party Ideas
Throw a picnic-style party where ants are actually invited (along with all of their little critter friends). A bug themed party is just the thing to convince gusts that insects are more cute than creepy!
Give Traditional Treats as Baseball Party Favors
Wondering what to give as baseball party favors? How about a goody bag full of Cracker Jacks, Twizzlers and--what else?--an actual baseball. Page 4.
How to Throw a Star Wars Party
Throwing a Star Wars party for a young Jedi? Check out these ideas for invitations, games, food, favors and more for a Star Wars birthday party.
Throwing a Fall Festival at School
Does your child’s school host a fall festival instead of Halloween celebrations? Here are some ideas for honoring autumn with kids.
A Sandbox of Fun
Theo's mom set up a sandbox for the kids to play in during the construction birthday party. Page 3.
Camping Food: S'morepedoes
Looking for some sweet ideas for camping food or dessert for a camping themed birthday party? Make these twists on traditional s'mores: smores in an ice cream cone. These also make a great 4th of July dessert.
Birthday Cakes for Kids' Parties
Wondering what to serve for dessert at your kid's birthday party? Check out this photo gallery of cute birthday cakes for ideas.
4th of July Dessert: Red, White and Blue Jello
Looking for a kid-friendly 4th of July dessert? Make a Jello recipe, like this red, white and blue-striped treat.
Father's Day Games
Celebrate with Dad on his special day by playing some of these Father’s Day party games.
How to Make a Dragon Pinata
When it comes to ready-made dragon piñatas to purchase, the options are limited. You can, however, make
DIY Kids Birthday Cakes and Snacks for Parties
Wondering what type of birthday cake to make for your child's next party? Check out these ideas for kids birthday cakes, as well as other birthday party food you can make yourself.
Butterfly Party Ideas, Continued
Looking for butterfly party ideas for a child's birthday? Check out these suggestions for cakes, decorations, games and more that fit the butterfly theme. Page 2.
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.
Plan a Graduation Party
Learn how to plan a graduation party for a high school or college student. Topics include menu planning, invitations, facility reservations and themes.
Top 10 Shark Party Activities
If you’re looking for an activity for a shark-themed party or classroom lesson this collection of shark-inspired games may be just the place to find it.
Favorite Slumber Party Games
Looking for ideas to entertain guests at your sleepover? Check out this collection of favorite slumber party games.
How to Throw a Minnie's Bowtique Party
'> Image ©Christine Gauvreau These cute invitations feature mouse ears and a bow, just like Minnie makes
How to Throw a Bumble Bee Party for Kids
From invitations and decorations to party food and favors, these ideas cover everything you need to throw a party with a bumble bee theme.
A Forest of Floating Cards
Throwing a party and need some Alice in Wonderland decorating ideas? Hang oversized playing cards from the ceiling or from trees for some vertical interest. Page 2.
Summer Birthday Party Ideas for Kids
Throwing a summer birthday party? These resources will help you plan some fun in the sun for kids.
How to Throw a Shark Theme Party
With ideas for everything from fin-vitations to shark bait favor bags, these ideas for a shark theme party will satisfy your little one's hunger for fun.
Step 6: Fluff the Ball
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 6.
Winter Party Games for Kids
Even Old Man Winter can't spoil the fun these winter-themed party games deliver.
Sundae Bar Signage
Sundae toppings were labeled in a cute way at the slumber party sundae bar. Page 6.
Passover for Kids
Looking for fun ways to celebrate Passover for kids? Check out these links to crafts, recipe and other tips.
Kids' Birthday Party Games: Human Tic Tac Toe
Looking for a game to play with a large group of kids at a birthday party? How about a few rounds of human tic tac toe, where the markers are actually the party guests?
How to Make Cupcake Wrappers to Dress Up Your...
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.
First Birthday Party Themes
If you're leaning toward a theme party to honor your child's first birthday these cute ideas may be just the thing to inspire ideas for your celebration.
Step 7: String the Flowers Together
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 7.
Need Graduation Party Themes? Throw a Vintage...
Looking for unique and classy graduation party themes? How about following a vintage schoolhouse graduation party theme, where you celebrate all those years in the classroom with creative school-related details like chalkboards, rulers and a Dick and Jane cake.
Kids' Birthday Party Games: Soda Bottle Ring Toss
Looking for fun birthday party games for kids? How about borrowing something from classic carnivals, like soda bottle ring toss?
What to Ask When Planning a Birthday Party...
What to Ask When Planning a Birthday Party Outside Your Home
Step 4: Cut the Tips
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 4.
Step 5: Pull the Layers Up
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 5.
Winter Pool Party Ideas
Escape the cold days of winter with these tips for throwing a warm, indoor pool party.
Rain Theme Party
Rainy days don't always have to get you down. Celebrate them instead with a theme party made for kids who think wet weather is something wonderful!
Top Spring Party Themes
A selection of springtime kids' party themes that can be hosted outdoors.
Memorial Day Activities for Kids
Looking for Memorial Day activities for children? These ideas for celebrating Memorial Day for kids will make the holiday more meaningful for your family.
Themed Party Games from A to Z
Looking for some party games to play at your child’s birthday celebration? This collection of kids’ party games, sorted by theme, contains hundreds of activities to entertain guests.
Slumber Party Themes
Planning a slumber party? These party theme ideas are sure to make the occasion something worth staying up late to celebrate.
Do you know of any cheap favors I could give at...
Looking for cheap favors you can give kids at a birthday party? Follow this advice to save money on that party supply.
What Ideas Do You Have for a Winter Party Theme?
Throwing a winter party for your child's birthday? Here are some winter wonderland ideas that fit the theme.
Dig In!
Theo's mom used toy trucks and mini road signs to decorate for his construction birthday party. Page 11.
Step 1: Cut the Paper
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift.
Tangled Birthday Party, Continued
Did your child fall in love with Rapunzel after the release of Disney's Tangled? When the next birthday rolls around, throw a Rapunzel party! Here are some Tangled party ideas both boys and girls will enjoy. Page 2.
FAQ: What ideas do you have for a dog birthday...
Is your kid in love with puppies? Throw a dog party for their next birthday following these ideas for decorations, games, food and more.
Step 8: Hang the Garland
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 8.
Choose the Best Birthday Theme for Preschoolers
Looking for a birthday theme for your preschooler? Consider these party ideas.
A Cake with a Message of ConGRADulations
The wording on this fondant grad cake by Hana Bacova isn't spelled wrong. It's a play on words wishing conGRADulations to a recent graduate. Page 4.
A Bed-Shaped Table Drives Home the Slumber...
For a fun birthday theme, host a mock slumber party.
Disco Party Theme
What could be more fun than a dance party? How about a disco dance party? Transport your teens and tweens way back to the seventies with this disco party theme.
Graduation Party Idea - Nautical Theme
Anchors away graduates! It’s time to set sail for a party that celebrates your journeys in the classroom.
How to Make Cupcake Toppers from Vintage Cards...
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.
How to Host a Gnomeo and Juliet Party
Did your child fall for Disney's Gnomeo and Juliet movie? Then throw a gnome party for their next birthday. These ideas for decorations, favors, games and more will capture their imaginations.

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