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Kids' Parties & Celebrations: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
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.
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' Party Game Idea: Play Valentine's Day...
For Valentine's Day play this game of Pictionary where all the words and phrases are somehow related to love.
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.
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.
9 Exciting Ways to Celebrate the Super Bowl...
From toddlers to teens, these ideas will help you plan a Super Bowl party that includes football-themed games, food and fun for kids.
Having a Kids' Valentines Day Party? Everyone...
Looking for large-group kids' party games for a Valentine's Day? A game called
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.
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.
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.
10 Valentine Gifts Kids Can Give to Their...
A collection of Valentine's Day gift ideas to sweeten their school day.
5 Fun Games to Play During Super Bowl...
These fun party games celebrate those big, game day ads that everyone loves.
Everyone Will Love These Free, Printable...
Follow these links to free printable Valentine cards 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.
Play These Games at Your St. Patrick's Day Party
Game ideas for kids to play in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Play These Fun Games at Your Cowboy Party
Gather your little cowboys and cowgirls to answer the call of the Wild West! Wild western, cowboy-themed party games, that is.
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.
Kids Will Love This Valentine Version of Bingo
Play this sweet game of Bingo at your next Valentine's Day party for kids.
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.
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...
Tea sandwiches make great snacks for kids' parties because they're small, easy to serve and fun to eat.
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.
6 Fun Super Bowl Party Food Ideas
These football themed foods will score big with kids at a super bowl bash.
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.
Is Rain Threatening Your Party? Try These...
What to do when rainy weather threatens your outdoor event.
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!
Winter Party Games for Kids
Even Old Man Winter can't spoil the fun these winter-themed party games deliver.
Create Some Cozy Fun with These Indoor Winter...
When the weather is too cold for outdoor play, bring the fun inside with these ideas for indoor winter games and fun.
Flower Themed Party Ideas
Everything you need to plan a flower themed party, including ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts, games and food.
How to Throw Your Baby's First Birthday Party
Themes, cakes, decorations and other ideas for baby's 1st birthday party.
Looking for Birthday Party Games? Try This Fun...
Looking for kids birthday party games? If your party has an animal theme--or even if it doesn't--try this fun large-group game where one team of children must guess the animal being mimicked by the other team.
Plan a Successful Kids' Party on a Budget
Kids' birthday parties don't have to cost a lot if you're on a budget. By making your own decorations, cutting down the cost of food, and following other tips you can have a great kid's party on a budget.
How to Host a Family Valentines Party with Kids
Host a fun Valentines party for kids that celebrates your family's love for each other.
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.
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,
Start the Day Off Extra Special with These...
Fun surprises and special ways to wish your child a happyl birthday first thing in the morning.
Basketball Party Games
Planning a basketball party? These games provide basketball-themed fun whether you're on the court or at home.
Great Party Games for an Ice Hockey Birthday...
Throwing a hockey-themed party for kids? Entertain guests with these ideas for hockey party games.
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.
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
Fun Ideas for a Fantastic First Birthday Bash
Tips and ideas for planning the perfect first birthday party.
Hockey Birthday Party
There are no penalties at this party where the goal is hockey-themed fun, food and good times.
Treat Guests to Something Sweet with These...
Spread the yummy fun with these delicious chocolate party ideas.
Groundhog Day Party Ideas
Plan Groundhog Day party for kids with these ideas for everything from the invitations to the favors.
8 Ways to Celebrate Little Graduates
Fun graduation party themes for preschool and kindergarten.
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.
How to Make Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.
Birthday Cakes for Kids' Parties
Wondering what to serve for dessert at your kid's birthday party? Check out this photo gallery of cute birthday cakes for ideas.
Play These Games at a School Carnival or...
Fun games and activities you can use at a school carnival or festival.
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.
Your Guide to Planning a Sweet 16 Party
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.
Stir up Some Fun with These Cooking Party Games...
These cooking party games for kids will add some sizzle to a birthday party with a culinary theme.
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.
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 Host a Bowling Party for Kids
Hosting a bowling party for kids? Here are some ideas for decorations, cakes, invitations, favors and more.
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?
10 Fun Games to Play at a Minecraft Birthday...
Entertain guests at a Minecraft-themed party with these activities inspired by the game.
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.
What Food Should You Serve at a Kid's Party?
How to plan a menu for a kid's birthday party
5 Fun Party Games for Birthday Princesses
These princess party games would be a hit at a little girl's royal birthday ball.
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 Activities for a Baseball-Themed...
These baseball-themed party games are sure to score a home run with party guests.
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.
Does Your Child Love the Movie "Brave"? Try...
If your child is a fan of the movie
Football Cupcakes
Finish off a Super Bowl party menu or a sports birthday with turf-covered football cake or cupcakes. Page 30.
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.
Train Party Ideas: Train-Themed Games
Throwing a train-themed birthday party? Keep those little engineers chugging along with these fun, train party game ideas.
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.
Dragon-Themed Party Games
Ideas for games to play at a dragon-themed birthday party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 Simply Sweet Valentine's Day Treats
Spread the love with these fun and fabulous Valentine’s Day party food ideas.
1st Birthday Party Cake
A pink ruffled 1st birthday party cake for a little girl. Page 31.
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.
11 Fun Balloon Party Games
Fun party games that feature everyone's favorite party decoration: the balloon.
20 Games to Keep Your Easter Party Hopping
A collection of 20 bunny, egg and jelly-bean themed party games to entertain the kids at your Easter gathering.
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.
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.
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.
10 Fantastically Fun Superhero Party Games
Fun kids' games that will put the super in your superhero party
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.
11 Dos and Donts for Planning Kids' Parties
What works best -- and what doesn't when it comes to kids birthday parties.
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?
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.
8 Cool Party Venues for Wintertime Parties
Celebrate winter with these fun ideas for seasonal birthday party venues.
How to Make a Dragon Pinata
When it comes to ready-made dragon piñatas to purchase, the options are limited. You can, however, 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.
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.
Penguin Party Games
This collection of penguin games provides several options for entertaining the kids at a penguin-themed party or wintertime celebration.
Snowman Party Games
Brighten up a winter party or holiday gathering with these snowman themed games for kids.
7 Bug Party Games to Keep Kids Buzzing
Throwing an insect-themed birthday party? Kids can celebrate their favorite critters with this fun collection of bug party games.
Simple Ways to Save on Kids' Birthday Party...
Looking for inexpensive favors you can give kids at a birthday party? Follow this advice to save money, but still send them home smiling.
How to Make an Obi Wan-derful Star Wars Party
Hosting a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these ideas for favors, decorations, cakes and more. Page 2.
How to Throw a Fabulous "Frozen" Birthday Party
Celebrate the fever you want to catch with this Frozen Fever party plan!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Frozen Party Games
Throwing a party with a Disney's Frozen theme? Keep guests enchanted with these ideas for party games and activities!
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.
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.
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.
9 Games to Play at a Star Wars Party
May the fun be with you as you play these Star Wars inspired party games.
Fun Ideas for a 1950's Sock-Hop Party
Invite teens, tweens or even little kids to twist, shout and rock around the clock with this 1950's sock-hop party theme!
10 Fun Games that Celebrate Motherhood
Honor Mom with these fun, family-friendly Mother's Day games.
10 Amazing Ideas for Kids' Party Photo Booths
Give kids another reason to smile with the fun ideas for birthday party photo booths.
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.
Simple 5 Step S'mores Party Dip
An old favorite gets a new twist with this recipe for yummy S'mores party dip.
Celebrate Kwanzaa with Kids
Honor African-American heritage by celebrating Kwanzaa with kids, a seven-day holiday that ends with a feast.
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.
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?
How to Throw a Karaoke Party for Kids
Turn guests into sensational, singing superstars with these tips for throwing a karaoke party.
Preschool Graduation Party Idea - ABC Theme
Celebrate your child's graduation form preschool with these party ideas that feature an alpahbet and shapes theme.
Real Birthday Parties: 'Star Wars' Party for an...
Example of a Star Wars party thrown for an 8 year old birthday boy.
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.
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.
How to Throw a Strawberry Shortcake Party
Want to revisit your childhood? Convince your birthday kid to choose a Strawberry Shortcake party theme.
The Birthday Girl on a Pony
Pony rides are a perfect activity during a horse-themed birthday party. Page 13.
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.
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.
Food Colors: Party Recipes Sorted by Color,...
Looking for food colors that match your party theme? These recipes, sorted by color, will help you plan a colorful bash. Page 2.
A Very Happy Unbirthday to You!
What Mad Hatter's tea party is complete without an Alice in Wonderland unbirthday cake? Page 11.
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.
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.
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.
Hang Colorful Garland to Create a Charming Scene
Kids of all ages could enjoy an Alice in Wonderland party on their birthday. Alice in Wonderland party decorations should be whimsical, like this butterfly garland. Page 7.
Bookplates As Alice in Wonderland Party Favors
Kids of all ages could enjoy an Alice in Wonderland party on their birthday. These bookplates would make great Alice in Wonderland party favors. Page 12.
Birthday Banners Add a Festive Touch
Birthday banners are a fun way to decorate for a party. This one, made using bandana fabric and vintage cowboy fabric by Robert Kaufman, was for a horse-themed birthday party. Page 8.
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.
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.
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.
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
Real Birthday Parties: Construction Theme for a...
A mom adds handmade touches to a construction birthday party she throws for her 2-year-old son.
The Kids Engaged in 'Jedi Training'
One of the games at the Star Wars party involved keeping balloons in the air with light sabers. Page 2.
A Mouse Joins the Tea Party
What tea party is complete without the Alice in Wonderland dormouse peeking out of a teacup? Kids of all ages will like that party decoration. Page 9.
7 Creative Tween Party Themes
Fun and fabulous ways to celebrate tween birthdays.
Real Birthday Parties: A Horse Birthday for a...
Throwing a horse birthday party for your child? Take a look at this photo gallery from a horse-themed bash for a 3-year-old girl for decoration, food, invitation, activity and other ideas.
Tips for Hosting a Horseback Party at the Stables
Giddyup and go with these fun ideas for a horseback riding birthday party for kids.
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 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.

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