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Kids' Parties & Celebrations: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
Everything You Need to Know to Throw a Fun...
In charge of the classroom Valentine party this year? Here are some Valentine ideas for games, activities, and food.
Keeping Kids Engaged IN the Super Bowl
This Super Bowl party game for kids will keep young fans engaged in the football game while they're watching it on TV.
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.
Having a Kids' Valentines Day Party? Everyone...
Looking for large-group kids' party games for a Valentine's Day? A game called
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.
Kids' Party Game Idea: Play Valentine's Day...
Looking for kids party games for Valentines Day? How about a game of Pictionary where all the words and phrases are somehow related to love?
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.
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.
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.
Kids Will Love This Fun Valentine's Day Story...
Looking for kids party games for Valentines Day in the classroom? Have the students write a love story together, five words at a time.
Super Bowl Party Ideas for Kids
From toddlers to teens, these ideas will help you plan a Super Bowl party that includes the kids.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Everyone Will Love These Free, Printable...
Follow these links to free printable Valentine cards 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.
How to Host a Family Valentines Party with Kids
Host a fun Valentines party for kids that celebrates your family's love for each other.
Winter Party Games for Kids
Even Old Man Winter can't spoil the fun these winter-themed party games deliver.
Ice Skating Party Games
Include these ice-skating games to entertain kids celebrating a birthday at the ice rink.
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.
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.
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.
Frozen Party Games
Throwing a party with a Disney's Frozen theme? Keep guests enchanted with these ideas for party games and activities!
9 Indoor Activities for Wintertime Fun
When the weather is too cold for outdoor play, bring the fun indoors with these ideas for winter-themed activities.
Valentine's Day Gifts for Classmates
Looking for ideas to send into the classroom on Valentine's Day? This collection of Valentine's Day treats includes choices for classroom party treats, take home gifts for your child's classmates or gifts for teachers to give to their students.
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.
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.
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 Fun Valentine's Day Games for Kids
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these sweet ideas for fun kids’ party games.
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.
Football Cupcakes
Finish off a Super Bowl party menu or a sports birthday with turf-covered football cake or cupcakes. Page 30.
How to Throw Your Baby's First Birthday Party
Themes, cakes, decorations and other ideas for baby's 1st birthday party.
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.
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.
Is Rain Threatening Your Party? Try These...
What to do when rainy weather threatens your outdoor 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.
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!
Flower Themed Party Ideas
Everything you need to plan a flower themed party, including ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts, games and food.
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 Make Doc McStuffins Party Favors and...
How to make a Doc McStuffins birthday cake.
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.
Hockey Birthday Party
There are no penalties at this party where the goal is hockey-themed fun, food and good times.
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
1st Birthday Party Cake
A pink ruffled 1st birthday party cake for a little girl. Page 31.
Fun Ideas for Celebrating a First Birthday
Tips and ideas for planning baby's first birthday bash.
How to Host a Sledding Party
Does your child have a winter birthday or are you looking for a fun way to celebrate the season? Throw a snow sledding party following these ideas for decorations, invitations, food and more.
20 Fun Games to Play at a Slumber Party
Looking for ideas to entertain guests at your sleepover? Check out this collection of favorite slumber party games.
Basketball Party Games
Planning a basketball party? These games provide basketball-themed fun whether you're on the court or at home.
8 Cool Party Venues for Wintertime Parties
Celebrate winter with these fun ideas for seasonal birthday party venues.
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 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.
Snowman Party Games
Brighten up a winter party or holiday gathering with these snowman themed games for kids.
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.
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.
Groundhog Day Party Ideas
Plan Groundhog Day party for kids with these ideas for everything from the invitations to the favors.
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.
6 Fun Super Bowl Party Food Ideas
These football themed foods will score big with kids at a super bowl bash.
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.
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.
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.
Top Winter Party Ideas
Ideas for planning kids parties with a winter 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.
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.
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.
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.
Theme Party Ideas for Valentine's Day
Fun theme ideas for a kids' Valentine's Day 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.
How to Play Candy Heart Bingo
Play this sweet version of Bingo at your next Valentine's Day party.
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?
Does Your Child Love the Movie "Brave"? Try...
If your child is a fan of the movie
Penguin Party Games
This collection of penguin games provides several options for entertaining the kids at a penguin-themed party or wintertime celebration.
Hockey Party Games
Throwing a hockey-themed party for kids? Entertain guests with these ideas for hockey party games.
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.
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.
Badges and Flowers for the Guests
Looking for horse party ideas? Here's one: make rose barrettes and cowboy badges for either the kids or adults to wear during the birthday party. Page 14.
The Birthday Girl on a Pony
Pony rides are a perfect activity during a horse-themed birthday party. Page 13.
How to Make Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.
5 Tips to Hosting a Family-Friendly Easter Brunch
What could be more fun than Easter for kids? It’s a holiday full of hope and love—not to mention candy. If you’re throwing an Easter party for friends and family this year, these ideas will help you host an event that’s memorable and meaningful.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make a Football Cake
Need an easy dessert recipe for a football party? Try this football cake idea.
DIY Birthday Parties: Make Your Own Invitations...
Want to throw a DIY birthday party? Make your own invitations and decorations.
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.
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 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.
10 Fun Games to Play at a Minecraft Birthday...
Entertain guests at a Minecraft-themed party with these activities inspired by the game.
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.
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.
Surprise! Pony Rides!
Most areas have companies that offer pony rides for parties. The classic birthday party activity is perfect for a horse, pony, cowboy, cowgirl or western-themed birthday party. Page 12.
How to 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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 6: Fill in the Pie Pieces
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 6.
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.
How to Make a Dragon Pinata
To make papier mache paste, mix equal parts of flour and water in a large bowl
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!
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.
Carnival Games
Looking for carnival games for a school festival? Here are some ideas for elementary-age kids.
Step 10: Layer 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 10.
Celebrate the Best Part of the Pre-Game with a...
Treat the kids to a fun football tradition with these ideas for bringing the tailgate party to your own backyard.
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.
Step 3: Print the Spinner Wheel Template
Looking for fun Valentine crafts for kids? Have them make a spinner that requires them to give hugs and do other love-filled tasks with their parents. Page 3.
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 Minnie's Bowtique Party
'> Image ©Christine Gauvreau These cute invitations feature mouse ears and a bow, just like Minnie makes
Train Party Games
Throwing a train-themed birthday party? Keep those little engineers chugging along with these fun, train party games.
Step 9: Insert the Grommet
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 9.
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.
Bug-Themed Party Games
Having a party with a bug theme? Kids can celebrate their favorite critters with this collection of bug-themed 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 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.
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.
Dragon-Themed Party Games
Ideas for games to play at a dragon-themed birthday party.
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!
Valentine's Day Parties for Kids
Hosting a Valentine's Day party for kids? Check out these ideas for party themes, decorations, treats and more.
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.
Valentine Crafts: How to Make a Hugging Heart...
These hugging heart Valentine invitations are perfect to use for a Valentine's Day party with a cause.
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.
How to Throw a Digital Image Scavenger Hunt Party
Searching for a party idea your older kids will consider cool? How about a party where they are the one who do the searching? Plan a photo scavenger hunt and your party guests are sure to find a good time.
Family Reunion Planning Ideas
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.
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.
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.
A Sandbox of Fun
Theo's mom set up a sandbox for the kids to play in during the construction birthday party. Page 3.
Step 11: Start Spinning!
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 11.
DIY Kids Birthday Cakes and Snacks for Parties
Wondering what type of birthday cake to make for your child's next party? Check out these ideas for kids birthday cakes, as well as other birthday party food you can make yourself.
Step 8: Drill a Hole in the 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. Page 8.
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.
Woodland Fairy Party: Ladybug Apples
Looking for fairy party food ideas? Look to nature for inspiration. Kate Landers Events LLC served these ladybug apples at a woodland-themed birthday party. Page 5.
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.
Step 4: Cut the Cardboard
Looking for fun Valentine crafts for kids? Have them make a spinner that requires them to give hugs and do other love-filled tasks with their parents. Page 4.
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.
Step 7: Glue the Wheel to the Cardboard
Looking for fun Valentine crafts for kids? Have them make a spinner that requires them to give hugs and do other love-filled tasks with their parents. Page 7.
Some Guests Came in Costume
The guests at the horse-themed birthday party were encouraged to wear boots, but these fun brothers showed up in full cowboy costumes. Page 9.
Woodland Fairy Party: Activities
Looking for fairy party ideas? At this woodland party designed by Boston-based party planner Kate Landers, the kids were given moss-covered baskets and told to collect butterflies, acorns and flowers hidden in the woods, mostly behind miniature fairy doors. Page 6.
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.
Dinosaur Party Cake
The kids used shovels to eat their dirt dessert Dinosaur party cake. Page 32.
Firefighter Party Games
Throwing a firefighter-themed birthday bash? Guests can imitate their heroes with these ideas for firefighter 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.
Woodland Fairy Party: Fairy Garland
Guests at the woodland birthday party each received a fairy garland, frock and set of wings made by Henry & Grace Designs. Page 4.
How to Host a Valentine Party Where the Kids...
Host a Valentine Party where the kids bake cookies, cupcakes and other treats.
Sock Hop Party Theme for Kids
Before there was hip-hop, there was the sock hop! Take kids way back to the era of soda shops, drive-ins and rocking around the clock with this party theme from the 50's.
Preschool Graduation Party Idea - ABC Theme
Celebrate your child's graduation form preschool with these party ideas that feature an alpahbet and shapes theme.
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