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Kids' Parties & Celebrations: Most Popular Articles

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8 Ideas for a Furiously Fantastic Dinosaur Party
Dinosaurs are all the roar with these fab-o-saurus party ideas.
Is Rain Threatening Your Party? Try These...
What to do when rainy weather threatens your outdoor event.
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.
Red, White, Blue and Sweet Treats for your July...
Need an easy idea for 4th of July dessert? These sweet, patriotic-inspired treats are easy to make, require no baking and are about as colorful and kid-friendly as it gets.
Make This Easy and Delicious 4th of July Dessert
Looking for a kid-friendly 4th of July dessert? Make a Jello recipe, like this red, white and blue-striped treat.
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.
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.
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!
4th of July Parade Float
Make your own 4th of July parade float, like this crepe paper-covered rocket that rides atop a wagon. Page 10.
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.
How to Make a Dragon Pinata
When it comes to ready-made dragon piñatas to purchase, the options are limited. You can, however, make
How to Make Doc McStuffins Party Favors and...
Learn how to make your own favors, crafts and even a character birthday cake for a Doc McStuffins theme 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.
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.
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
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
The perfect 4th of July dessert: chocolate dipped strawberries in red, white and blue. Page 11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Fabulous Art Party Ideas
Paint a perfect party with these art-themed celebration ideas.
How to Make Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.
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.
How to Make a Dragon Cake
Bake up a fire-breathing good time with this cake for a dragon-themed birthday party.
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.
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.
Fun Ideas for Celebrating a First Birthday
Tips and ideas for planning baby's first birthday bash.
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 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.
Flower Themed Party Ideas
Everything you need to plan a flower themed party, including ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts, games and food.
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.
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.
Bug-Themed Party Games
Having a party with a bug theme? Kids can celebrate their favorite critters with this collection of bug-themed games.
10 Great Games to Play With Dad
Celebrate with Dad on his special day by playing some of these Father’s Day party games.
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.
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.
5 Fantastic Ideas for a Minecraft Party Theme
Bring your Minecraft realm from the computer screen to the party room with these awesome ideas for a Minecraft birthday party.
11 Fun Balloon Party Games
Fun party games that feature everyone's favorite party decoration: the balloon.
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!
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.
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.
Beyond the Box: 10 Awesome Birthday Cakes that...
Turn a box of cake mix into a specialty birthday cake with these easy ideas.
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!
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.
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.
10 Fun Games to Play at a Minecraft Birthday...
Entertain guests at a Minecraft-themed party with these activities inspired by the game.
4th of July Photobooth
Photobooths are a big hit at parties, including Fourth of July parties. Be sure to set out some patriotic props, like Uncle Sam goatees, oversized sunglasses and red, white and blue wigs. Page 7.
What Food Should You Serve at a Kid's Party?
How to plan a menu for a kid's birthday party
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
4th of July Costume
Parents can get in the spirit, too, at a kids' 4th of July parade. Wear a 4th of July costume, like this Lady Liberty dress. 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.
4th of July Cookies
Make 4th of July cookies that rival fireworks in the night's sky. Page 3.
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.
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.
4th of July Drink Table
Hang a flag as a patriotic backdrop for your 4th of July drinks or snack table. Page 6.
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.
4th of July Lemonade Stand
What could be more American than a lemonade stand for kids at a 4th of July party? Page 8.
How to Throw a Fabulous "Frozen" Birthday Party
Celebrate the fever you want to catch with this Frozen Fever party plan!
4th of July Cake Pops
4th of July cake pops are a cinch to make! Just dip your cake pops in melted red, white or blue chocolate and then cover them with patriotic-themed sprinkles. Page 2.
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.
Bike Parade? Make That a Trike Parade!
Young tikes with love decorating their trikes for a Fourth of July neighborhood bike parade. Page 9.
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.
Tips for Throwing a Cheap Party That Feels Rich
Looking for ways to save money when planning your kid's birthday? Follow these tips to throw a cheap party.
Basketball Party Games
Planning a basketball party? These games provide basketball-themed fun whether you're on the court or at home.
4th of July Bicycle Parade
Hosting a bicycle parade on the 4th of July? Check out this idea for decorating bikes using red, white and blue streamers and other Fourth of July decorations.
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.
DIY Birthday Parties: Make Your Own Invitations...
Want to throw a DIY birthday party? Make your own invitations and decorations.
How to Make a Popcorn Box Cake
Learn how to make a popcorn box cake for a kid's party.
Hockey Birthday Party
There are no penalties at this party where the goal is hockey-themed fun, food and good times.
11 Steps to Throwing a Backyard Movie Party
Bring the charm of the drive-in theater to your own backyard with these ideas for throwing an outdoor movie party.
4th of July Costumes
Dressing up in red, white and blue is half the fun at a neighborhood parade. Try to find 4th of July costumes, like these patriotic tutus, as the holiday approaches. Page 5.
July 4th Invitations for an Independence Day Bash
Throwing an Independence Day party for kids? Send off July 4th invitations that announce the party details in a fun way.
Cooking Party Games
These cooking party games for kids will add some sizzle to a birthday party with a culinary theme.
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.
How to Throw a Strawberry Shortcake Party
Want to revisit your childhood? Convince your birthday kid to choose a Strawberry Shortcake party theme.
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.
Winter Party Games for Kids
Even Old Man Winter can't spoil the fun these winter-themed party games deliver.
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 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.
How to Make a Rainbow Cake in 5 Easy Steps
Delight guests with this colorful birthday cake!
8 Ways to Celebrate Little Graduates
Fun graduation party themes for preschool and kindergarten.
Looking for 4th of July Ideas? Check Out This...
Looking for 4th of July ideas? Check out this patriotic party that combines a neighborhood bike parade, carnival games, red, white and blue snacks and more.
10 Tips for Creating the Perfect Themed...
Create a memorable event with these 10 tips for theme party planning.
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.
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.
Frozen Party Games
Throwing a party with a Disney's Frozen theme? Keep guests enchanted with these ideas for party games and activities!
Ice Skating Party Games
Include these ice-skating games to entertain kids celebrating a birthday at the ice rink.
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.
How to Make Wisp Cookies for a Brave Party Theme
These soft, airy, blue cookies are the perfect addition to your Brave party's dessert table.
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.
Does Your Child Love the Movie "Brave"? Try...
If your child is a fan of the movie
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.
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.
DIY Pirate Party Supplies
How to make your own pirate party suppplies.
Dragon-Themed Party Games
Ideas for games to play at a dragon-themed birthday party.
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.
New Year's Eve Party Food: Coundtown Cake
How to make a countdown cake for New Year's Eve.
Firefighter Party Games
Throwing a firefighter-themed birthday bash? Guests can imitate their heroes with these ideas for firefighter party games.
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.
Carnival Games
Looking for carnival games for a school festival? Here are some ideas for elementary-age kids.
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: 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.
How to Throw a Princess Party, continued
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. Page 2.
Brave Party Crafts and Favors
How to make a Princess Merida headband.
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.
Try This Fun Valentine's Day Game at Your Next...
Looking for fun kids' party games for Valentines Day? If you have a large group of children, play matchmaker, where the players must ask clues to figure out their identity and then find their mate.
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.
Have Kids Pose for Pictures with Olaf at Your...
Strike a pose with Olaf at your Frozen-themed event!
10 Awesome Ideas for Outdoor Party Fun
Fun and kid-friendly games for your outdoor, summertime party.
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,
10 Fantastically Fun Superhero Party Games
Fun kids' games that will put the super in your superhero party
The Birthday Girl on a Pony
Pony rides are a perfect activity during a horse-themed birthday party. Page 13.
8 Cool Party Venues for Wintertime Parties
Celebrate winter with these fun ideas for seasonal birthday party venues.
8 End of the School Year Activities and Party...
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.
Awesome Ideas for a Dragon Party Theme
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!
Choose the Best Birthday Theme for Preschoolers
Looking for a birthday theme for your preschooler? Consider 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.
Train Party Games
Throwing a train-themed birthday party? Keep those little engineers chugging along with these fun, train party games.
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!
Party Theme Ideas for Girls
From princesses and fairies to flowers and chocolate, party themes to consider when throwing a birthday bash for girls.
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.
Summer Birthday Party Ideas for Kids
Throwing a summer birthday party? These resources will help you plan some fun in the sun for kids.
Enchant Guests with These Snowflake Wand Party...
Give your party princesses snow-queen powers with these DIY snowflake wands.
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.
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.
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.
6 Steps to Throwing an Awesome Ice Cream Party
Chill out with these fun ideas for an ice-cream-themed celebration.
Dude Ranch Party
Ideas for a kids' horseback riding party hosted at a dude ranch.
A Preschool Graduation Cake
Looking for pictures of preschool graduation cakes? This adorable two-tiered cake is a fun way to celebrate those years learning A, B, Cs and 1, 2, 3s. Page 3.
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.
Dig In!
Theo's mom used toy trucks and mini road signs to decorate for his construction birthday party. Page 11.
Hard Hat Zone
At the construction birthday party's kids tables, hard hats awaited each little guest. Page 12.
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.
A Sandbox of Fun
Theo's mom set up a sandbox for the kids to play in during the construction birthday party. Page 3.
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.
Step 2: The Hardware
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 2.
How to Make an Obi Wan-derful Star Wars Party
Hosting a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these ideas for favors, decorations, cakes and more. Page 2.

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