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Kids' Parties & Celebrations: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Wondering how to keep the kids at the table longer during Thanksgiving dinner? Play some Thanksgiving games!
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.
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.
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.
10 Fun Ways to Ring in the New Year with Kids
Want to include the kids in your New Year's Eve celebration? This list contains some favorite ideas for a kid-friendly party.
Tips for Throwing Festive Kids Christmas Parties
Caroling, crafting, trees trimming and more tips for planning a Christmas party for kids! Find themes, activities and printable resources to celebrate the season in a special way with a Christmas party for kids.
Winter Party Games for Kids
Even Old Man Winter can't spoil the fun these winter-themed party games deliver.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Parties and Other Holiday Celebration...
Organizing some Christmas parties for kids this year? You'll find holiday party ideas here, from kid-friendly recipes to games the little ones will love.
Celebrate Kwanzaa with Kids
Honor African-American heritage by celebrating Kwanzaa with kids, a seven-day holiday that ends with a feast.
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.
Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Kids
Make this an enjoyable Thanksgiving feast for kids by involving them in the food preparations, crafts, table decorating and other activities.
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.
Snowman Party Games
Brighten up a winter party or holiday gathering with these snowman themed games for kids.
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.
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.
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.
Is Rain Threatening Your Party? Try These...
What to do when rainy weather threatens your outdoor event.
5 Fun Games for Kids to Play on Thanksgiving
Entertain young guests at your Thanksgiving celebration with these fun party games.
Spread the Cheer with These Fun Holiday Recipes...
Follow these Christmas recipe and other holiday food ideas for a successful kids' party this winter.
Get Kids Ready for any Occasion with These...
Want your children to brush up on their table manners before the next family gathering? Consider this advice when it comes to table manners for kids.
Ice Skating Party Games
Include these ice-skating games to entertain kids celebrating a birthday at the ice rink.
Sweet Ideas for a Gingerbread Decorating Party
How to throw a gingerbread house decorating party for 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!
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.
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.
Fun Ideas for a Fantastic First Birthday Bash
Tips and ideas for planning the perfect first birthday party.
Thanksgiving Table Decorations Kids Will Love
Make kids feel special on Thanksgiving with Thanksgiving table decorations that keep them entertained on Turkey Day.
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.
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.
Festive Games to Play at a Holiday Party
From snowman games to reindeer games, this collection of Christmas-themed party games is sure to please the kids at your holiday gathering.
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.
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
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.
Flower Themed Party Ideas
Everything you need to plan a flower themed party, including ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts, games and food.
How to Make Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.
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.
Top Winter Party Ideas
Ideas for planning kids parties with a winter theme.
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.
How to Throw Your Baby's First Birthday Party
Themes, cakes, decorations and other ideas for baby's 1st birthday 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,
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.
Hockey Party Games
Throwing a hockey-themed party for kids? Entertain guests with these ideas for hockey party games.
Fun Ideas for Reindeer Party Theme
A collection of ideas for celebrating reindeer with kids, including a reindeer themed party along with crafts, food and games that feature everyone's favorite antlered friends.
Holiday Recipes for Kids: Reindeer Snacks
Sometimes, serving your kids a healthy snack is all about the packaging. Kids will love imagining that
5 New Year's Eve Games for Kids
Need to entertain the kids at your New Year's Eve party? Celebrate with these party game ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Fun Games to Play at a Minecraft Birthday...
Entertain guests at a Minecraft-themed party with these activities inspired by the game.
Penguin Party Games
This collection of penguin games provides several options for entertaining the kids at a penguin-themed party or wintertime celebration.
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.
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.
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.
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 Host a Sledding Party for Kids
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.
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.
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.
Hockey Birthday Party
There are no penalties at this party where the goal is hockey-themed fun, food and good times.
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.
Cooking Party Games
These cooking party games for kids will add some sizzle to a birthday party with a culinary theme.
Frozen Party Games
Throwing a party with a Disney's Frozen theme? Keep guests enchanted with these ideas for party games and activities!
What Food Should You Serve at a Kid's Party?
How to plan a menu for a kid's birthday party
7 Fun Ideas for Snowman Party Foods
Fun ideas for bringing those snowmen inside -- to your dining table!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do You Want to Build a Snowman Party?
When the weather outdoors is frightful, throw a delightful party -- like this one with a snowman theme!
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.
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.
11 Fun Balloon Party Games
Fun party games that feature everyone's favorite party decoration: the balloon.
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.
5 Fun Ideas for a Camping Party Theme
Turn a backyard campout into a cool kids' party with these ideas for camping-themed games, food, favors and fun.
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.
5 Fabulous Art Party Ideas
Paint a perfect party with these art-themed celebration ideas.
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.
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!
DIY Birthday Parties: Make Your Own Invitations...
Want to throw a DIY birthday party? Make your own invitations and decorations.
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.
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.
5 Fun Activities for a Baseball-Themed...
These baseball-themed party games are sure to score a home run with party guests.
8 Ways to Celebrate Little Graduates
Fun graduation party themes for preschool and kindergarten.
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.
10 Fantastically Fun Superhero Party Games
Fun kids' games that will put the super in your superhero party
Birthday Parties for Teenagers
Throwing a teen birthday party? These ideas for themes, decorations and activities will help you plan the day, whether your teenager wants a co-ed party, a sleepover, a small outing with friends or a traditional themed party.
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.
9 Super Fun firefighter Party Games
At a firefighter-themed birthday party guests can imitate their heroes with these ideas for fun firefighter party games.
10 New Ways to Eat S'mores
Shake up Your S'mores with These Fun Recipe Ideas
Throwing a Shark-Themed Party - Activity Ideas
If you’re looking for an activity for a shark-themed party or classroom lesson this collection of shark-inspired games may be just the place to find it.
How to Play Bean Bag Toss at a Kid's Party
Looking for a classic game to play with kids? How about a bean bag toss?
Carnival Games
Looking for carnival games for a school festival? Here are some ideas for elementary-age kids.
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!
FAQ: What ideas do you have for a dog birthday...
Is your kid in love with puppies? Throw a dog party for their next birthday following these ideas for decorations, games, food and more.
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.
11 Dos and Donts for Planning Kids' Parties
What works best -- and what doesn't when it comes to kids birthday parties.
Train Party Games
Throwing a train-themed birthday party? Keep those little engineers chugging along with these fun, train party 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.
How to Make an Obi Wan-derful Star Wars Party
Throwing a Star Wars party for a young Jedi? Check out these ideas for invitations, games, food, favors and more for a Star Wars birthday party.
DIY Pumpkin Place Cards for Kids
Decorate your Thanksgiving or Halloween table with these DIY pumpkin place cards.
10 Steps to a Perfect My Little Pony Party
Fun and fabulous Ideas for a My Little Pony Party Theme.
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.
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.
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 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.
New Years Eve Party Themes
Want to make your New Years Eve party unique? Give it a theme.
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.
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!
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.
Preschool Graduation Party Idea - ABC Theme
Celebrate your child's graduation form preschool with these party ideas that feature an alpahbet and shapes theme.
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.
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.
Step 2: Draw the Invitation's Design
Step 1: On cardstock, draw a simple sketch of how you want the invitation to look. Page 2.
Fun Ways to Play Ring Toss at a Birthday Party
Looking for fun birthday party games for kids? How about borrowing something from classic carnivals, like the game of ring toss?
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.
10 Amazing Ideas for Kids' Party Photo Booths
Give kids another reason to smile with the fun ideas for birthday party photo booths.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 Sensational Singing Games for a Karaoke Party
Awesome games to kick up the fun at your karaoke bash.
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.
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.
10 Royal Games to Play at a Cinderella Party
Spread the magic with these fun and fabulous Cinderella party games.
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.
Enchant Guests with These Snowflake Wand Party...
Give your party princesses snow-queen powers with these DIY snowflake wands.
How to Throw a Strawberry Shortcake Party
Want to revisit your childhood? Convince your birthday kid to choose a Strawberry Shortcake party theme.
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.
10 Stress-Saving Tips for Birthday Party Planning
Save time, save money and save your sanity with these ideas for paring down the party plan.
Dragon-Themed Party Games
Ideas for games to play at a dragon-themed birthday 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.
Celebrate New Year's Eve with Kids
Celebrate New Year's Eve with kids, even though it might be past their bedtime.
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.
6 Ways to Host a Rockin' Reindeer Bash
Ring in the holiday season with Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer and all of your reindeer friends! This reindeer themed party is a magical way for kids to celebrate, and sure to bring out some smiles that, well, you would even say they glow.
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.
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 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.
Bug-Themed Party Games
Having a party with a bug theme? Kids can celebrate their favorite critters with this collection of bug-themed games.
Step 5: Glue the Arrow
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 5.
9 Games for Pony Party Playtime
Invite guests to giddy-up and go with these fun, horse-themed party games.
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?
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.
Does Your Child Love the Movie "Brave"? Try...
If your child is a fan of the movie
DIY Favors: Make Hardback Coloring Books That...
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.

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