Kids' Parties & Celebrations: Most Popular Articles
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.
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.
Tired of extravagant, over-the-top birthday parties for kids? Simplify! Here are some tips for meaningful, fun and cheap birthday parties.
What to do when rainy weather threatens your outdoor event.
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.
Need games to play at your pirate-themed party? These ideas are sure to entertain even the rowdiest of pirate crews!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Follow this timeline that leads up to your kid's birthday party to stay organized and ensure the party is a success.
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.
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.
The Doc is in -- and the party is on! If your child is a fan of the Disney channelâs favorite little
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.
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.
Wondering what to serve for dessert at your kid's birthday party? Check out this photo gallery of cute birthday cakes for ideas.
Everything you need to plan a flower themed party, including ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts, games and food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Themes, cakes, decorations and other ideas for baby's 1st birthday party.
Looking for baseball party ideas? Have the guests autograph a baseball bat for the birthday kid to keep as a souvenir. Page 5.
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.
Ways to entertain the kids at your medieval-themed party, including everything from Wicked Stepmother Freeze Tag to slaying a dragon pinata.
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 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.
Looking for activities for a kid's party? These princess party games would be a hit at a little girl's birthday bash.
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.
Tips and ideas for planning baby's first birthday bash.
How to plan a menu for a kid's birthday party
Gather your teens' friends and start the party early with these ideas for pre-prom celebrations.
Celebrate your child's graduation form preschool with these party ideas that feature an alpahbet and shapes theme.
Throwing a party with a Disney's Frozen theme? Keep guests enchanted with these ideas for party games and activities!
Fun party games that feature everyone's favorite party decoration: the balloon.
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.
Having a party with a bug theme? Kids can celebrate their favorite critters with this collection of bug-themed games.
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 an enchanted forest theme party with ideas for everything from fairy and elf attire to mystical menu items.
Want to throw a DIY birthday party? Make your own invitations and decorations.
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.
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.
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.
From the invitations to the favors, everything you need to plan a photo booth party, inlcuding how to make your own photo booth.
Planning a basketball party? These games provide basketball-themed fun whether you're on the court or at home.
A collection of games to play in honor of Mom at your Mother’s Day celebration.
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.
Throwing a hockey-themed party for kids? Entertain guests with these ideas for hockey party games.
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.
Ideas for games to play at a dragon-themed birthday party.
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.
There are no penalties at this party where the goal is hockey-themed fun, food and good times.
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.
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.
Pony rides are a perfect activity during a horse-themed birthday party. Page 13.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a cute craft for a shark-themed party? Shark birthday hats are as fun to make as they are to wear.
A selection of springtime kids' party themes that can be hosted outdoors.
These cooking party games for kids will add some sizzle to a birthday party with a culinary theme.
Theo's mom set up a sandbox for the kids to play in during the construction birthday party. Page 3.
If your child is a fan of the movie
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.
Looking for a winter birthday party theme? Invite kids to celebrate at the rink with these ideas for an ice skating party theme,
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.
Entertain guests at a Minecraft-themed party with these activities inspired by the game.
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.
Looking for graduation cake ideas? Make a book cake that celebrates the graduate's favorite subjects in school. Page 11.
How to host a flower pot planting party for kids of all ages.
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.
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!
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!
For a construction birthday party theme, hire someone to give kids for a ride on a backhoe. Page 14.
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.
Theo's mom used toy trucks and mini road signs to decorate for his construction birthday party. Page 11.
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.
When it comes to ready-made dragon piñatas to purchase, the options are limited. You can, however, make
At the construction birthday party's kids tables, hard hats awaited each little guest. Page 12.
Ideas for a Winnie the Pooh theme party that includes food, games, decorations and favors that feature the friends from The Hundred Acre Wood.
Get into the groove with these dance party ideas!
Looking for a classic game to play with kids? How about a bean bag toss?
The guests also went home with truck-shaped cookies made by Theo's mom for the construction birthday party. Page 13.
Wondering what graduation food to serve at a party? How about this candy graduation cap idea from the website Bakerella? It's an easy, sweet treat. Page 10.
Theos mom made cookies to serve at the construction birthday party and to give away as favors. Page 7.
The kids colored pictures of trucks at the construction birthday party. Page 6.
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.
Need some tween party ideas? Consider these birthday themes for kids ages 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Theo enjoys a mini roller coaster ride at his construction birthday party. Page 4.
Theo sits proudly in the wheel of the backhoe at his construction birthday party. Page 15.
How to make a Doc McStuffins birthday cake.
Hosting a bowling party for kids? Here are some ideas for decorations, cakes, invitations, favors and more.
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.
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 3.
Celebrate winter with these fun ideas for seasonal birthday party venues.
Planning a graduation party for your teen? Celebrate their years in the classroom with a school-themed party.
Include these ice-skating games to entertain kids celebrating a birthday at the ice rink.
Favors at the construction birthday party were small pails that contained construction stickers, a wooden puzzle and a matchbox truck. Page 10.
Throwing a train-themed birthday party? Keep those little engineers chugging along with these fun, train party games.
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.
Looking for ways to save money when planning your kid's birthday? Follow these tips to throw a cheap party.
The construction birthday party, from a distance. Page 5.
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.
Even Old Man Winter can't spoil the fun these winter-themed party games deliver.
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.
Looking for carnival games for a school festival? Here are some ideas for elementary-age kids.
Young Theo blows out the candles on the cupcakes at his construction birthday party. Page 9.
Want to revisit your childhood? Convince your birthday kid to choose a Strawberry Shortcake party theme.
Escape the cold days of winter with these tips for throwing a warm, indoor pool party.
Yellow and brown cupcakes were served at the construction birthday party. Page 8.
Pirate cakes and cupcakes don't need to be dark and gory. These red and aqua ones were made by The Sweet Tooth Bake Shop in Provo, Utah. Page 22.
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?
From invitations and decorations to party food and favors, these ideas cover everything you need to throw a party with a bumble bee theme.
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.
Ideas for a kids' horseback riding party hosted at a dude ranch.
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.
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.
Throw the coolest party of the year with this theme that features everything kids love about Disney's Frozen.
These graduation cupcakes are decorated with fondant mortar boards in the graduate's school colors. Page 9.
Celebrate Jelly Bean Day on April 22nd with this fun party theme.
Looking for family reunion planning ideas? From games for the kids to menu ideas, these links will help you host a party the relatives will remember.
Looking for inexpensive baseball party decorations? Use peanuts, like this table display by party planner Stephanie Frazier Grimm, of Couture Parties. Page 3.
Throwing a firefighter-themed birthday bash? Guests can imitate their heroes with these ideas for firefighter party games.
The bets are in and we predict fun and excitement to reign at this Kentucky Derby party for kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This collection of penguin games provides several options for entertaining the kids at a penguin-themed party or wintertime celebration.
Ideas for throwing a birthday party with a baseball theme, including tips for baseball themed invitations, decorations, party food, games and favors.
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.
Throwing a grad bash for your young adult? Make a multi-tiered cake that celebrates his or her interests and skills. Page 7.
A pink ruffled 1st birthday party cake for a little girl. Page 31.
Celebrate the fever you want to catch with this Frozen Fever party plan!
Looking for inexpensive, easy-to-make favors for a kid's birthday party? Make a DIY hardback coloring book that fits the theme of the party.
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!
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.
Learn how to plan a graduation party for a high school or college student. Topics include menu planning, invitations, facility reservations and themes.
Does your child’s school host a fall festival instead of Halloween celebrations? Here are some ideas for honoring autumn with kids.
Maybe you've seen a graduation cake with a cap on top as a decoration. This mortar board cake is shaped like an actual, 3-D graduation cap. Page 8.
These monster truck party games are meant to get kids jamming, crush the competition and have a monstrous amount of fun!
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.
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.
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.