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Kids' Parties & Celebrations: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
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.
Harvest Party Games for Kids
Feed the pumpkins, husk some corn or rake up a big pile of leaves. Sound like the daily tasks of a farmer? Maybe so, but really they’re just the names of harvest party games for kids. Find out how to play these – and other games with an autumn theme.
Kids' Birthday Party Tips: How to Simplify and...
Tired of extravagant, over-the-top birthday parties for kids? Simplify! Here are some tips for meaningful, fun and cheap birthday parties.
9 Birthday Party Venues that Won't Break the Bank
If you're trying to save money on your kid's birthday bash but throwing the party at home isn't an option, these venue ideas may include the right place to make the day happy for everyone -- including the host.
Halloween Games, Decorations and More for a...
Throwing a Halloween carnival for kids? These ideas for Halloween games, decorations and snacks and tips on coordinating a large school event will help you pull off a flawless event.
Is Rain Threatening Your Party? Try These...
What to do when rainy weather threatens your outdoor event.
Pumpkin-Themed Party Games
These party games with a pumpkin theme are a fun way for kids to celebrate at a Halloween or autumn celebration.
Fun Party Games for a Kids' Cowboy-Themed Party
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.
10 Camping Games Kids Will Love
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.
Halloween Kids Games for Parties and Harvest...
Ideas for Halloween kids games and activities if you're throwing a party or hosting a harvest festival.
Try This Fun But Quiet Indoor Game at Your...
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.
Keep the Fun Rolling with These Hayride Party...
From a sing along to a game of musical hay bales, celebrate your autumn occasion with these ideas for a hayride party.
Try These Delicious Tea Sandwiches at Your...
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.
10 Wickedly Fun Witch Party Games
From Poison Apple Bobbing to Musical Broomsticks, brew up the good times with this collection of witch-themed party games.
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!
Plan Your Kid's Party Effortlessly with This...
Follow this timeline that leads up to your kid's birthday party to stay organized and ensure the party is a success.
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.
10 Fun Games with a Scarecrow Theme
Choose from this collection of kids' games with a scarecrow theme when planning the activities for a scarecrow party or autumn gathering.
Carnival Games
Looking for carnival games for a school festival? Here are some ideas for elementary-age kids.
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 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.
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.
Skeleton Party Games
Make no bones about it, these skeleton-themed games are a fun way to celebrate Halloween!
Plan a Successful Kids' 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.
Flower Themed Party Ideas
Everything you need to plan a flower themed party, including ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts, games and food.
5 Fang-tastic Ideas for a Vampire Party Theme
Bat wings, fangs and blood-type beverages; it's what vampire parties are made of.
How to Make Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.
Host a Halloween Party for Kids
Host a Halloween party for kids following these themes, menu, activity, and decoration ideas.
Welcome Autumn with These Ideas for a Pumpkin...
Celebrate the harvest season with a pumpkin-themed party designed for kids. Get ideas for everything from pumpkin invitations to party crafts and menu items inspired by everyone's favorite orange squash.
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.
Kids Halloween Party Ideas
Throwing a kids Halloween party this year? These ideas for Halloween recipes, decorations, party themes and more will make the holiday fun for the whole family.
Tips for Throwing Festive Kids Christmas Parties
Caroling, crafting, trees trimming and more tips for planning a Christmas party for kids! Find themes, activities and printable resources to celebrate the season in a special way with a Christmas party for kids.
Ghost Party Games
When does yelling out “Boo!” actually signal someone having a good time? When they’re playing these ghost-themed games at a Halloween party, of course!
School Halloween Parties
Have a school Halloween party to organize? Need ideas? Or does your child's school even allow Halloween celebrations? Find out how teachers, students and parents celebrate Halloween in classrooms around the world.
How to Organize a School Halloween Carnival,...
Throwing a school Halloween carnival for kids? These ideas for Halloween games, decorations and snacks and tips on coordinating a large school event will help you pull off a flawless event. Page 2.
5 Fun Activities for a Baseball-Themed...
These baseball-themed party games are sure to score a home run with party guests.
How to Throw Your Baby's First Birthday Party
Themes, cakes, decorations and other ideas for baby's 1st birthday party.
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.
Fun Ideas for Celebrating a First Birthday
Tips and ideas for planning baby's first birthday bash.
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.
DIY Birthday Parties: Make Your Own Invitations...
Want to throw a DIY birthday party? Make your own invitations and decorations.
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.
Simple Tricks to Encourage Parents to RSVP to...
Sadly, you can't force folks to RSVP to your child's birthday party, but you can gently nudge them with these tips and tricks.
What Food Should You Serve at a Kid's Party?
How to plan a menu for a kid's birthday party
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.
Halloween Party Games by Theme
Whether you want to play bewitching party games, pick pumpkin-inspired activities or scare up some fun with the scarecrows, this list of Halloween party games is sorted by theme so you can easily choose your favorites.
Basketball Party Games
Planning a basketball party? These games provide basketball-themed fun whether you're on the court or at home.
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,
5 Fun Ideas for a Camping Party Theme
Turn a backyard campout into a cool kids' party with these ideas for camping-themed games, food, favors and fun.
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.
7 Frighteningly Fun Monster Party Games
These monster party games promise a ghoulish good time for all the creatures at your Halloween or monster-themed celebration.
How to Host a Sledding Party
Does your child have a winter birthday or are you looking for a fun way to celebrate the season? Throw a snow sledding party following these ideas for decorations, invitations, food and more.
Celebrate el Dia de los Muertos with Kids
How to involve kids in a Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, celebration, including food, activities, and decorations.
Try These Fun Photo Booth Ideas at Your Next...
From the invitations to the favors, everything you need to plan a photo booth party, inlcuding how to make your own photo booth.
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?
Celebrate Veterans Day with Kids
Celebrate Veterans Day with kids by throwing a party or planning an activity that teaches children about the sacrifices members of the military make.
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.
5 Wicked Cool Ideas for a Witch Party Theme
From pointy hats to treat-filled brooms, show guests a bewitching good time with these fun ideas for a witch party theme.
10 Fun Ways to Ring in the New Year with Kids
Want to include the kids in your New Year's Eve celebration? This list contains some favorite ideas for a kid-friendly party.
Ideas for a Butterfly-Themed Kid's Birthday Party
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.
How to Make a Dragon Pinata
When it comes to ready-made dragon piñatas to purchase, the options are limited. You can, however, make
Ice Skating Party Games
Include these ice-skating games to entertain kids celebrating a birthday at the ice rink.
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.
How to Create a Rapunzel-Themed Kids' Birthday...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hockey Party Games
Throwing a hockey-themed party for kids? Entertain guests with these ideas for hockey party games.
9 Super Fun firefighter Party Games
At a firefighter-themed birthday party guests can imitate their heroes with these ideas for fun firefighter party games.
11 Fun Balloon Party Games
Fun party games that feature everyone's favorite party decoration: the balloon.
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.
Top Winter Party Ideas
Ideas for planning kids parties with a winter theme.
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.
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?
Hockey Birthday Party
There are no penalties at this party where the goal is hockey-themed fun, food and good times.
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.
10 Fantastically Fun Superhero Party Games
Fun kids' games that will put the super in your superhero party
Winter Party Games for Kids
Even Old Man Winter can't spoil the fun these winter-themed party games deliver.
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.
8 Cool Party Venues for Wintertime Parties
Celebrate winter with these fun ideas for seasonal birthday party venues.
Horse Crafts: A Finished Hobby Horse
Looking for horse crafts for a cowgirl or cowboy party? Make stick horses out of posterboard and PVC pipes, then set out craft supplies, such as pens, glitter, stickers, yarn and googly eyes so the kids can decorate. Page 11.
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.
Birthday Parties for Teenagers
Throwing a teen birthday party? These ideas for themes, decorations and activities will help you plan the day, whether your teenager wants a co-ed party, a sleepover, a small outing with friends or a traditional themed party.
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.
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.
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.
Games to Play at a Knights and Princesses Party
Ways to entertain the kids at your medieval-themed party, including everything from Wicked Stepmother Freeze Tag to slaying a dragon pinata.
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!
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.
9 Indoor Activities for Wintertime Fun
When the weather is too cold for outdoor play, bring the fun indoors with these ideas for winter-themed activities.
Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Wondering how to keep the kids at the table longer during Thanksgiving dinner? Play some Thanksgiving games!
10 Fun Games to Play at a Minecraft Birthday...
Entertain guests at a Minecraft-themed party with these activities inspired by the game.
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!
Frozen Party Games
Throwing a party with a Disney's Frozen theme? Keep guests enchanted with these ideas for party games and activities!
Bug-Themed Party Games
Having a party with a bug theme? Kids can celebrate their favorite critters with this collection of bug-themed games.
5 Step S'mores Party Dip
An old favorite gets a new twist with this recipe for S'mores party dip.
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.
Celebrate the Best Part of the Pre-Game with a...
Treat the kids to a fun football tradition with these ideas for bringing the tailgate party to your own backyard.
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 Scarecrow Party
Whether you are celebrating your autumn child's birthday or just looking for a way to welcome the fall season, the scarecrow party theme is a whimsical way to enjoy a day of fun with friends.
10 Fun Games to Play at a Puppy Party
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.
Cooking Party Games
These cooking party games for kids will add some sizzle to a birthday party with a culinary theme.
St. Patrick's Day Party Games
Game ideas for kids to play at a St. Patrick's Day party, in the classroom or at home with the family in celebration of the holiday.
Reindeer Party Games
From sleigh pulling races to making magic reindeer food, this collection of reindeer party games includes something for everyone at your kids' holiday party.
5 Tips for Throwing a Pool Party in Winter
Escape the cold days of winter with these tips for throwing a warm, indoor pool party.
10 Games for a Zombie Kids' Party
10 ghoulish games to play at a zombie-themed bash.
How to Make Pumpkin Jar Lanterns
Turn a recycled jar into a jack-o-lantern tealight holder.
Train Party Games
Throwing a train-themed birthday party? Keep those little engineers chugging along with these fun, train party games.
Does Your Child Love the Movie "Brave"? Try...
If your child is a fan of the movie
Step 3: Print the Spinner Wheel Template
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. Page 3.
Dragon-Themed Party Games
Ideas for games to play at a dragon-themed birthday party.
Snowman Party Games
Brighten up a winter party or holiday gathering with these snowman themed games for kids.
5 Fabulous Ideas for a Minnie Mouse Birthday...
These ideas for a Minnie Mouse birthday party include some fashionable fun that's inspired by Minnie's bow-tique.
Dia de los Muertos Cupcakes
Dia de los Muertos is a festive, happy celebration, not a somber holiday, so cupcakes like these are appropriate for a Day of the Dead Party. Page 33.
Christmas Parties and Other Holiday Celebration...
Organizing some Christmas parties for kids this year? You'll find holiday party ideas here, from kid-friendly recipes to games the little ones will love.
How to Make an Obi Wan-derful 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.
11 Dos and Donts for Planning Kids' Parties
What works best -- and what doesn't when it comes to kids birthday parties.
Top Fall Party Ideas
Celebrate the season with these ideas for autumn party themes, fall foods, crafts, games and decorations for kids.
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?
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.
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.
The Birthday Girl on a Pony
Pony rides are a perfect activity during a horse-themed birthday party. Page 13.
10 Stress-Saving Tips for Birthday Party Planning
Save time, save money and save your sanity with these ideas for paring down the party plan.
Red and Aqua Cupcakes
While older children can handle baking cupcakes from scratch and then frosting them at a baking party, younger kids might need to be give pre-made cupcakes that they then simply decorate themselves. These red and aqua cupcakes are made with frosting and raspberry gummies. Page 34.
Surprise! Pony Rides!
Most areas have companies that offer pony rides for parties. The classic birthday party activity is perfect for a horse, pony, cowboy, cowgirl or western-themed birthday party. Page 12.
How to Make Campfire Cupcakes
These cute campfire cupcakes are a sweet addition to any kids' camping event.
10 Water Balloon Games for an Outdoor Party
Show them a splashing good time with these water balloon games.
Badges and Flowers for the Guests
Looking for horse party ideas? Here's one: make rose barrettes and cowboy badges for either the kids or adults to wear during the birthday party. Page 14.
A Simple and Sweet Party Favor
Kids of all ages could enjoy an Alice in Wonderland party on their birthday. These bookmarks would make great Alice in Wonderland favors. Page 3.
How to Make a Shark Party Hat
Looking for a cute craft for a shark-themed party? Shark birthday hats are as fun to make as they are to wear.
6 Ideas for an Awesome Zombie Party
Creepy, creative and cool ideas for throwing a zombie themed party for kids
Delight Fans with These Ideas for Frozen-Themed...
Do You Want to Build a Snowman Sundae? How about a reindeer brownie? You can make these and more with this collection of ideas for Frozen-themed party foods!
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.
Kids Christmas Party, Continued
Caroling, crafting, trees trimming and more! Find themes, activities and printable resources to celebrate the season in a special way with a Christmas party for for kids. Page 2.
Birthday Banners Add a Festive Touch
Birthday banners are a fun way to decorate for a party. This one, made using bandana fabric and vintage cowboy fabric by Robert Kaufman, was for a horse-themed birthday party. Page 8.
Elf-Themed Party Games
This collection of elf-themed party games boasts activities that are sure to entertain all of the kids at your holiday event.
How to Throw a Glamping Party
Glamorous camping, otherwise known as glamping, is the perfect party theme for girls who like to add a little (okay a lot) of comfort to their camping.
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.
Host a Color Powder Party for Kids
Kids will spread the happiness, the excitement and the colors at this party with a color powder event!
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.
How to Throw a Fabulous "Frozen" Birthday Party
Celebrate the fever you want to catch with this Frozen Fever party plan!
A Classic Party Game: Pin the Tail on the Donkey
As the horse party winded down, the birthday girl's grandmother led a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey while the moms and dads caught up around a fire pit outside. Page 15.
5 Fabulous Art Party Ideas
Paint a perfect party with these art-themed celebration ideas.
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.
8 Amazing Trunk or Treat Theme Ideas
Fun and fabulous trunk or treat decorating ideas
Step 4: Cut the Cardboard
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. Page 4.
Horse Cake
A horse cake for a pony party doesn't have to be fancy. Just frost a layered cake in a simple way, and then top it with a plastic horse figure. The mini birthday banner adds a whimsical touch. Page 2.
A Sandbox of Fun
Theo's mom set up a sandbox for the kids to play in during the construction birthday party. Page 3.

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