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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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 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.
Carnival Games
Looking for carnival games for a school festival? Here are some ideas for elementary-age kids.
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.
Celebrate the Changing Season with a Hayride...
From a sing along to a game of musical hay bales, celebrate your autumn occasion with these ideas for a hayride 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.
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.
How to Throw a Great Haunted House Party
Trick out your house in ghoulish style -- and then treat the kids to a haunted Halloween party!
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.
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!
Witch Party Games
These witch-themed games are a wicked fun way to entertain kids at a Halloween party.
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.
How to Throw Your Baby's First Birthday Party
Themes, cakes, decorations and other ideas for baby's 1st birthday party.
Frozen Party Games
Throwing a party with a Disney's Frozen theme? Keep guests enchanted with these ideas for party games and activities!
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.
Fun Ideas for Celebrating a First Birthday
Tips and ideas for planning baby's first birthday bash.
Host a Halloween Party for Kids
Host a Halloween party for kids following these themes, menu, activity, and decoration ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Food Should You Serve at a Kid's Party?
How to plan a menu for a kid's birthday party
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.
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.
Kids' Birthday Party Games: Human Tic Tac Toe
Looking for a game to play with a large group of kids at a birthday party? How about a few rounds of human tic tac toe, where the markers are actually the party guests?
How to 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' 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.
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.
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.
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.
Birthday Party Games for Kids
Looking for party games for a kid's birthday? This list of fun, easy birthday party activities ranges from classics, like sack races, to unusual contests that you can adapt to various themes.
How to Throw a 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.
Halloween Party Themes
Want to dance the night away with the ghosts who put the “boo” in boogie? How about brewing up some good times with the witches? Scarecrows more your style? Whatever your favorite Halloween creatures, fun ways to feature them can be found among these ideas for Halloween party themes.
Conjure up Some Wiked Fun with These Crafty...
Throw a bewitching party with these ideas for everything from witch hat invitations to broomstick favors.
Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Wondering how to keep the kids at the table longer during Thanksgiving dinner? Play some Thanksgiving games!
Have a Heart! Host a Valentine Party for a Cause
This Valentine's Day, teach your kids to have a heart. Host a Valentine party for a cause, where the kids engage in community service, whether they send off care packages to troops, sing love songs to senior citizens or collect food for cats and dogs in an animal shelter.
DIY Birthday Party Invites
Design ideas and tips to consider when making your own kids party invitations.
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.
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.
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.
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 Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.
Is Rain Threatening Your Party? Try These...
What to do when rainy weather threatens your outdoor event.
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.
Winter Party Games for Kids
Even Old Man Winter can't spoil the fun these winter-themed party games deliver.
Skeleton Party Games
Make no bones about it, these skeleton-themed games are a fun way to celebrate Halloween!
Halloween Homemade
Halloween Homemade: DIY projects you can use to decorate your house for a kids Halloween party.
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.
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.
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?
Birthday Party Themes for Kids
See how you can create one-of-a-kind parties for preschoolers, elementary aged kids or tweens with suggestions for birthday party themes that you can carry through decorations, food and treats.
Ice Skating Birthday Party Ideas
Looking for a winter birthday party theme? Invite kids to celebrate at the rink with these ideas for an ice skating party theme,
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.
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.
Birthday Party Planning for Tweens
Organizing birthdays for tweens? These ideas for themes, decorations, favors, cakes and other food will get you started, whether your child is 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12.
How to Make Doc McStuffins Party Favors and...
How to make a Doc McStuffins birthday cake.
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.
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!
Flower Themed Party Ideas
Everything you need to plan a flower themed party, including ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts, games and food.
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.
Hockey Birthday Party
There are no penalties at this party where the goal is hockey-themed fun, food and good times.
Hockey Party Games
Throwing a hockey-themed party for kids? Entertain guests with these ideas for hockey party games.
Dragon-Themed Party Games
Ideas for games to play at a dragon-themed birthday party.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
Top Winter Party Ideas
Ideas for planning kids parties with a winter theme.
Does Your Child Love the Movie "Brave"? Try...
If your child is a fan of the movie
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.
Snowman Party Games
Brighten up a winter party or holiday gathering with these snowman themed games for kids.
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.
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.
Winter Pool Party Ideas
Escape the cold days of winter with these tips for throwing a warm, indoor pool party.
Basketball Party Games
Planning a basketball party? These games provide basketball-themed fun whether you're on the court or at home.
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 Host a Bowling Party for Kids
Hosting a bowling party for kids? Here are some ideas for decorations, cakes, invitations, favors and more.
Indoor Winter Activities for Kids
When the kids are stuck inside on a snow day, entertain them with these ideas for indoor winter-themed fun.
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.
How to Make Easy Gingerbread Houses Using...
Looking for a way to make easy gingerbread houses? Follow these directions for a house that uses graham crackers instead of gingerbread.
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.
DIY Pumpkin Place Cards for Kids
Decorate your Thanksgiving or Halloween table with these DIY pumpkin place cards.
How to Make Pumpkin Jar Lanterns
Turn a recycled jar into a jack-o-lantern tealight holder.
Firefighter Party Games
Throwing a firefighter-themed birthday bash? Guests can imitate their heroes with these ideas for firefighter party games.
Monster Party Games for Kids
These monster party games promise ghoulish good times for all the creatures at your Halloween or monster-themed celebration.
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.
Favorite Slumber Party Games
Looking for ideas to entertain guests at your sleepover? Check out this collection of favorite slumber party games.
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 Strawberry Shortcake Party
Want to revisit your childhood? Convince your birthday kid to choose a Strawberry Shortcake party theme.
Ice Skating Party Games
Include these ice-skating games to entertain kids celebrating a birthday at the ice rink.
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.
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.
DIY Birthday Parties: Make Your Own Invitations...
Want to throw a DIY birthday party? Make your own invitations and decorations.
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.
Top Fall Party Ideas
Celebrate the season with these ideas for autumn party themes, fall foods, crafts, games and decorations for kids.
Easy Ghost Cookies for Halloween
Need a last-minute cookie idea for Halloween? These semi-homemade ghost cookies are quick and easy to make.
Hobby Horse Craft Activity
Looking for a party favor for a cowgirl, horse, pony or cowboy party? Have each child decorate a hobby horse to take home. Page 10.
How to Throw a Minnie's Bowtique Party
'> Image ©Christine Gauvreau These cute invitations feature mouse ears and a bow, just like Minnie makes
How to Throw a Bumble Bee Party for Kids
From invitations and decorations to party food and favors, these ideas cover everything you need to throw a party with a bumble bee theme.
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 Star Wars Birthday Party,...
Hosting a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these ideas for favors, decorations, cakes and more. Page 2.
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.
Thanksgiving Table Decorations Kids Will Love
Make kids feel special on Thanksgiving with Thanksgiving table decorations that keep them entertained on Turkey Day.
Themed Party Games from A to Z
Looking for some party games to play at your child’s birthday celebration? This collection of kids’ party games, sorted by theme, contains hundreds of activities to entertain guests.
Sundae Bar Signage
Sundae toppings were labeled in a cute way at the slumber party sundae bar. Page 6.
Alternative Step: Making a Flower Instead of a...
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 9.
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.
Halloween Craft: Witch's Broom
How to make a witch's broom for a Halloween party craft or favor.
Step 7: String the Flowers Together
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 7.
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 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.
What to Ask When Planning a Birthday Party...
What to Ask When Planning a Birthday Party Outside Your Home
Add Decorative Details, Like White Rabbits
Looking for Alice in Wonderland ideas for a party? Set out white rabbits on the table as decorations or give out stuffed rabbits as favors if the party is for young kids. Page 4.
Disco Party Theme
What could be more fun than a dance party? How about a disco dance party? Transport your teens and tweens way back to the seventies with this disco party theme.
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.
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.
Fun Food Ideas for Halloween
Create a spooky “boo-fet” with these ideas for Halloween party food for kids.
Step 4: Cut the Tips
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 4.
Celebrate Kwanzaa with Kids
Honor African-American heritage by celebrating Kwanzaa with kids, a seven-day holiday that ends with a feast.
Enchant Guests with These Snowflake Wand Party...
Give your party princesses snow-queen powers with these DIY snowflake wands.
Gingerbread Party Games
From blindfolded cookie decorating to decorating a life sized gingerbread house, this collection of kids party games features gingerbread themed fun for your holiday guests.
Hanukkah, New Year's Eve and Christmas Recipes...
Follow these Christmas recipes, Hanukkah recipes and other holiday food ideas for a successful kids' party this winter.
Step 6: Fluff the Ball
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 6.
Monster Truck Party Games
These monster truck party games are meant to get kids jamming, crush the competition and have a monstrous amount of fun!
Step 8: Hang the Garland
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 8.
Cooking Party Games
These cooking party games for kids will add some sizzle to a birthday party with a culinary theme.
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.
Hang "Drink Me" Signs on Bottled Beverages
In Good Company put one of Alice in Wonderland's famous lines--"Drink me"--to clever use with these signs
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.
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.
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