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Kids' Parties & Celebrations: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Rain Threatening Your Party? Try These...
What to do when rainy weather threatens your outdoor event.
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.
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
Snowman Party Theme
When the weather outdoors is frightful, throw a delightful party -- like this one with a snowman theme!
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.
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.
Kids' Beach Party Ideas
Celebrate a summer birthday with ideas for everything you need to throw a beach-themed bash 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.
Backyard Beach Party
Since moving from the city to the mountains, summer has moved up on my list of favorite seasons. The abundance of lakes, green picnic grounds, water parks and
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.
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.
An Easy "Photo Booth" to Step Up Your Kids' Party
How to turn a tri-fold project board into a photo booth you can bring to any party venue.
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.
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.
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!
Fun Ideas for Celebrating a First Birthday
Tips and ideas for planning baby's first birthday bash.
Frozen Party Games
Throwing a party with a Disney's Frozen theme? Keep guests enchanted with these ideas for party games and activities!
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.
How to Throw a Back to School Party for Kids
Want to throw a back to school party to get the kids excited about the upcoming school year? Here are some ideas, from a party for a cause where the kids stuff backpacks with school supplies for kids in need to a backyard campout that takes advantage of the last long, warm days of summer.
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.
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.
Ideas for a Camping Party Theme
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.
Carnival Games
Looking for carnival games for a school festival? Here are some ideas for elementary-age kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hayride Party Ideas
From a sing along to a game of musical hay bales, celebrate your autumn occasion with these ideas for a hayride party.
How to Make Doc McStuffins Party Favors and...
How to make a Doc McStuffins birthday cake.
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.
Fun Super Bowl Party Ideas for Kids
Want to throw a Super Bowl party for kids? These ideas for games, decorations and food make a football party fun for children.
How to Make a Dragon Pinata
When it comes to ready-made dragon piñatas to purchase, the options are limited. You can, however, make
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.
Throw the Coolest Frozen Party in Town with...
Everything you need to throw a Frozen-themed party for kids.
What Food Should You Serve at a Kid's Party?
How to plan a menu for a kid's birthday party
Sundae Bar Signage
Sundae toppings were labeled in a cute way at the slumber party sundae bar. Page 6.
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 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.
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.
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.
Personalized Water Bottles for the Partygoers
The partygoers quenched their thirst with personalized water bottles at the slumber party. Page 4.
A Make-Your-Own-Sundae Bar
The slumber party guests made their own sundaes at the sundae bar. Page 5.
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!
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!
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,
How to Throw Your Baby's First Birthday Party
Themes, cakes, decorations and other ideas for baby's 1st birthday party.
Play this Fun Ice Cream Making Game at Your...
Kids get to make their own dessert with this fun party activity.
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 Play Bean Bag Toss at a Kid's Party
Looking for a classic game to play with kids? How about a bean bag toss?
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.
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.
How to Throw a Frozen-Themed Kid's Party
Throw the coolest party of the year with this theme that features everything kids love about Disney's Frozen.
Does Your Child Love the Movie "Brave"? Try...
If your child is a fan of the movie
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.
First Day of School Rituals That Make...
Does your family have a first day of school ritual you do year after year? Do you take a back-to-school photo in the same spot every September? Do you leave love notes in your kids' lunches? Share your ideas here and read some suggestions for new traditions you could start.
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.
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.
DIY Birthday Parties: Make Your Own Invitations...
Want to throw a DIY birthday party? Make your own invitations and decorations.
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.
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.
Celebrate Shark Week with a Shark Party Theme
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Winter Party Ideas
Ideas for planning kids parties with a winter theme.
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.
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?
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.
An Autographed Bat Makes an All-Star Souvenir
Looking for baseball party ideas? Have the guests autograph a baseball bat for the birthday kid to keep as a souvenir. Page 5.
Throw Your Toddler a Winnie the Pooh Themed Party
Ideas for a Winnie the Pooh theme party that includes food, games, decorations and favors that feature the friends from The Hundred Acre Wood.
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.
Bug-Themed Party Games
Having a party with a bug theme? Kids can celebrate their favorite critters with this collection of bug-themed games.
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.
Firefighter Party Games
Throwing a firefighter-themed birthday bash? Guests can imitate their heroes with these ideas for firefighter party games.
Basketball Party Games
Planning a basketball party? These games provide basketball-themed fun whether you're on the court or at home.
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.
Skeleton Party Games
Make no bones about it, these skeleton-themed games are a fun way to celebrate Halloween!
Dragon-Themed Party Games
Ideas for games to play at a dragon-themed birthday party.
Father's Day Games
Celebrate with Dad on his special day by playing some of these Father’s Day party games.
And Then Came the Backhoe
For a construction birthday party theme, hire someone to give kids for a ride on a backhoe. Page 14.
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 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.
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.
How to Throw a Minnie's Bowtique Party
'> Image ©Christine Gauvreau These cute invitations feature mouse ears and a bow, just like Minnie makes
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!
Celebrate "Frozen" Even in Summer with this...
When my daughter pleaded for a Disney’s Frozen birthday party theme , I was happy to comply, but since
How to Make Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.
The 'Night Owl Clubhouse'--A Secret Retreat
The birthday girl's mom built a clubhouse for the kids to play in at the slumber party birthday. Page 2.
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!
Winter Pool Party Ideas
Escape the cold days of winter with these tips for throwing a warm, indoor pool party.
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.
10 New Year's Eve Party Ideas for Kids
Want to include the kids in your New Year's Eve celebration? This list contains some favorite ideas for a kid-friendly party.
10 Tips for Creating the Perfect Themed...
Create a memorable event with these 10 tips for theme party planning.
Hard Hat Zone
At the construction birthday party's kids tables, hard hats awaited each little guest. Page 12.
Favor Table
The guests also went home with truck-shaped cookies made by Theo's mom for the construction birthday party. Page 13.
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.
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.
A Stuffed Owl at the Head of the Table
An owl pillow inspired the theme for this slumber party birthday theme. Page 3.
A Sandbox of Fun
Theo's mom set up a sandbox for the kids to play in during the construction birthday party. Page 3.
Barbie and the Diamond Castle Birthday Party...
How to throw a birthday party based on the movie, Barbie and the Diamond Castle, complete with ideas for games, decorations, favors and party food.
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.
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.
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.
How to Throw a Witch-Themed Party
Throw a bewitching party with these ideas for everything from witch hat invitations to broomstick favors.
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 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 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.
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.
Winter Party Games for Kids
Even Old Man Winter can't spoil the fun these winter-themed party games deliver.
Slumber Party Themes
Planning a slumber party? These party theme ideas are sure to make the occasion something worth staying up late to celebrate.
Hockey Party Games
Throwing a hockey-themed party for kids? Entertain guests with these ideas for hockey party games.
A Bed-Shaped Table Drives Home the Slumber...
For a fun birthday theme, host a mock slumber party.
How to Throw a Strawberry Shortcake Party
Want to revisit your childhood? Convince your birthday kid to choose a Strawberry Shortcake party theme.
Preschool Graduation Party Idea - ABC Theme
Celebrate your child's graduation form preschool with these party ideas that feature an alpahbet and shapes theme.
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 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.
Catch My Heart! Kids' Party Game for Valentine'...
Looking for kids party games for Valentines Day? Try this game of catch that gets more challenging as it goes.
Theo Rides the Coaster
Theo enjoys a mini roller coaster ride at his construction birthday party. Page 4.
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.
Snowman Party Games
Brighten up a winter party or holiday gathering with these snowman themed games for kids.
Favorite Slumber Party Games
Looking for ideas to entertain guests at your sleepover? Check out this collection of favorite slumber party games.
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.
A School-Themed Dessert Table
Looking for back to school party ideas? Check out this amazing school-themed dessert table created by Sweets Indeed, of Glendora, Calif. 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.
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 with these party ideas.
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.
Edible Baseball Party Decorations
Looking for inexpensive baseball party decorations? Use peanuts, like this table display by party planner Stephanie Frazier Grimm, of Couture Parties. Page 3.
A Very Happy Unbirthday to You!
What Mad Hatter's tea party is complete without an Alice in Wonderland unbirthday cake? Page 11.
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.
Dig In!
Theo's mom used toy trucks and mini road signs to decorate for his construction birthday party. Page 11.
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.
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.
Witch Party Games
These witch-themed games are a wicked fun way to entertain kids at a Halloween party.
An Alice in Wonderland Mad Tea Party
Who wouldn't love to throw a Mad Tea Party on their birthday? An Alice in Wonderland party is perfect for young girls and boys, as well as teens.
Tool-Shaped Cookies
Theos mom made cookies to serve at the construction birthday party and to give away as favors. Page 7.
1st Birthday Party Cake
A pink ruffled 1st birthday party cake for a little girl. Page 31.
Hang Colorful Garland to Create a Charming Scene
Kids of all ages could enjoy an Alice in Wonderland party on their birthday. Alice in Wonderland party decorations should be whimsical, like this butterfly garland. Page 7.
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.
6 Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Labor Day
It’s Labor Day; time to get out there and soak up some sun before the shorter, busier days of autumn are upon us. While enjoying the holiday celebration, however, perhaps we can take some time to teach the kids about the meaning of Labor Day.
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