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Kids' Parties & Celebrations: Most Popular Articles

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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.
Is Rain Threatening Your Party? Try These...
What to do when rainy weather threatens your outdoor event.
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.
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.
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.
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' 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.
How to Throw a Back to School Party for Kids
Want to throw a back to school party to get the kids excited about the upcoming school year? Here are some ideas, from a party for a cause where the kids stuff backpacks with school supplies for kids in need to a backyard campout that takes advantage of the last long, warm days of summer.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Frozen Party Games
Throwing a party with a Disney's Frozen theme? Keep guests enchanted with these ideas for party games and activities!
Fun Ideas for Celebrating a First Birthday
Tips and ideas for planning baby's first birthday bash.
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!
Camping Party Ideas
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.
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.
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.
How to Throw Your Baby's First Birthday Party
Themes, cakes, decorations and other ideas for baby's 1st birthday party.
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.
How to Throw a Shark Theme Party
With ideas for everything from fin-vitations to shark bait favor bags, these ideas for a shark theme party will satisfy your little one's hunger for fun.
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.
Knight and Princess Party Games
Ways to entertain the kids at your medieval-themed party, including everything from Wicked Stepmother Freeze Tag to slaying a dragon pinata.
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.
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.
What Food Should You Serve at a Kid's Party?
How to plan a menu for a kid's birthday party
Rain Theme Party
Rainy days don't always have to get you down. Celebrate them instead with a theme party made for kids who think wet weather is something wonderful!
Celebrating Ramadan with Kids
Looking for ways to celebrate Ramadan with kids? Here are some ideas for decorations, crafts, gifts and more to make the Islamic holiday special for your family.
Bug-Themed Party Games
Having a party with a bug theme? Kids can celebrate their favorite critters with this collection of bug-themed games.
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.
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.
DIY Birthday Parties: Make Your Own Invitations...
Want to throw a DIY birthday party? Make your own invitations and decorations.
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.
Carnival Games
Looking for carnival games for a school festival? Here are some ideas for elementary-age kids.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make a Dragon Pinata
When it comes to ready-made dragon piñatas to purchase, the options are limited. You can, however, make
Flower Themed Party Ideas
Everything you need to plan a flower themed party, including ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts, games and food.
Camping Food: S'morepedoes
Looking for some sweet ideas for camping food or dessert for a camping themed birthday party? Make these twists on traditional s'mores: smores in an ice cream cone. These also make a great 4th of July dessert.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does Your Child Love the Movie "Brave"? Try...
If your child is a fan of the movie
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!
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 Throw a Strawberry Shortcake Party
Want to revisit your childhood? Convince your birthday kid to choose a Strawberry Shortcake party theme.
Dragon-Themed Party Games
Ideas for games to play at a dragon-themed birthday party.
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.
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 Throw a Minnie's Bowtique Party
'> Image ©Christine Gauvreau These cute invitations feature mouse ears and a bow, just like Minnie makes
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.
Basketball Party Games
Planning a basketball party? These games provide basketball-themed fun whether you're on the court or at home.
Winter Party Games for Kids
Even Old Man Winter can't spoil the fun these winter-themed party games deliver.
Firefighter Party Games
Throwing a firefighter-themed birthday bash? Guests can imitate their heroes with these ideas for firefighter party games.
Sundae Bar Signage
Sundae toppings were labeled in a cute way at the slumber party sundae bar. Page 6.
Favorite Slumber Party Games
Looking for ideas to entertain guests at your sleepover? Check out this collection of favorite slumber party games.
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.
Hockey Party Games
Throwing a hockey-themed party for kids? Entertain guests with these ideas for hockey party games.
Top Winter Party Ideas
Ideas for planning kids parties with a winter theme.
An Autographed Bat Makes an All-Star Souvenir
Looking for baseball party ideas? Have the guests autograph a baseball bat for the birthday kid to keep as a souvenir. Page 5.
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.
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 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.
Real Birthday Parties: Get Birthday Ideas, Then...
Real kids' birthday party photos that will give you birthday ideas for your own children.
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.
Pool Party Games
From a sunken treasure hunt to a trivia contest where players must think or sink, these water games are sure to deliver some splashing fun to your child’s pool party
Slumber Party Themes
Planning a slumber party? These party theme ideas are sure to make the occasion something worth staying up late to celebrate.
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.
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,
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.
How to Throw a Toy Story Party, continued
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. Page 2.
Backyard Beach Party
It’s time for a super cool, birthday celebration that’s all about sand, sun and splashing. But you don’t have to go to the ocean for this beach-themed party. The backyard beach party brings all of the fun of the beach to the comfortable setting of home.
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.
Bug Theme Party Ideas
Throw a picnic-style party where ants are actually invited (along with all of their little critter friends). A bug themed party is just the thing to convince gusts that insects are more cute than creepy!
Hayride Party Ideas
From a sing along to a game of musical hay bales, celebrate your autumn occasion with these ideas for a hayride party.
Winter Pool Party Ideas
Escape the cold days of winter with these tips for throwing a warm, indoor pool party.
How Can I Throw a St. Patrick's Day Party for...
If your kid's birthday falls in March, how about throwing a St. Patrick's Day party? These ideas for activities, decorations, cakes and more will help you plan the birthday bash.
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.
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.
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.
A Sandbox of Fun
Theo's mom set up a sandbox for the kids to play in during the construction birthday party. Page 3.
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.
Holiday Recipes for Kids: Reindeer Snacks
Sometimes, serving your kids a healthy snack is all about the packaging. Kids will love imagining that
How to Make Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.
Tips for Homemade Kids Party Invitations
Design ideas and tips to consider when making your own kids party invitations.
How to Throw a Frozen-Themed Kid's Party
Throw the coolest party of the year with this theme that features everything kids love about Disney's Frozen.
Father's Day Games
Celebrate with Dad on his special day by playing some of these Father’s Day party games.
Penguin Party Games
This collection of penguin games provides several options for entertaining the kids at a penguin-themed party or wintertime celebration.
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?
Dog-Themed Party Games
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 Host a Bowling Party for Kids
Hosting a bowling party for kids? Here are some ideas for decorations, cakes, invitations, favors and more.
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.
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!
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?
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.
How to Throw a 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.
Kids Thank You Cards
Need some kids thank you cards after a birthday party? Here are some ideas for letting your children make their own.
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.
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.
The 'Night Owl Clubhouse'--A Secret Retreat
The birthday girl's mom built a clubhouse for the kids to play in at the slumber party birthday. Page 2.
How to Make Campfire Cupcakes
These cute campfire cupcakes are a sweet addition to any kids' camping event.
10 Steps to Throwing a Backyard Movie Party
Bring the charm of the drive-in theater to your own backyard with these ideas for throwing an outdoor movie party.
Witch Party Games
These witch-themed games are a wicked fun way to entertain kids at a Halloween party.
Snowman Party Games
Brighten up a winter party or holiday gathering with these snowman themed games for kids.
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.
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.
Baseball Party Theme
Ideas for throwing a birthday party with a baseball theme, including tips for baseball themed invitations, decorations, party food, games and favors.
Theme Ideas for Pool Parties
A collection of theme ideas for a children’s pool party.
Dude Ranch Party
Ideas for a kids' horseback riding party hosted at a dude ranch.
Table Manners for Kids
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.
First Day of School Rituals That Make...
Does your family have a first day of school ritual you do year after year? Do you take a back-to-school photo in the same spot every September? Do you leave love notes in your kids' lunches? Share your ideas here and read some suggestions for new traditions you could start.
Having a Kids' Valentines Day Party? Everyone...
Looking for large-group kids' party games for a Valentine's Day? A game called
How to Throw a Glamping Party
Glamorous camping, otherwise known as glamping, is the perfect party theme for girls who like to add a little (okay a lot) of comfort to their camping.
Throw the Coolest Frozen Party in Town with...
Everything you need to throw a Frozen-themed party for kids.
Hockey Birthday Party
There are no penalties at this party where the goal is hockey-themed fun, food and good times.
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.
The Most Unique Party Themes for Kids' Birthdays
What are the most unique party themes you've ever heard of for a kids' birthday? Share your ideas here.
Real Birthday Parties: 'Star Wars' Party for an...
Example of a Star Wars party thrown for an 8 year old birthday boy.
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.
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.
Summer Birthday Party Ideas for Kids
Throwing a summer birthday party? These resources will help you plan some fun in the sun for kids.
Dig In!
Theo's mom used toy trucks and mini road signs to decorate for his construction birthday party. Page 11.
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.
Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Easy, budget-friendly thank you gifts for teachers.
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.
Celebrate "Frozen" Even in Summer with this...
When my daughter pleaded for a Disney’s Frozen birthday party theme , I was happy to comply, but since
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.
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.
How to Throw a Pumpkin-Themed Party
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.
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.
What to Ask When Planning a Birthday Party...
What to Ask When Planning a Birthday Party Outside Your Home
Choose the Best Birthday Theme for Preschoolers
Looking for a birthday theme for your preschooler? Consider these party ideas.
Preschool Graduation Party Idea - ABC Theme
Celebrate your child's graduation form preschool with these party ideas that feature an alpahbet and shapes theme.
DIY Decorations Can Save Money
Need a theme for a young child's birthday? How about throwing a ladybug party? From the snacks to the decorations, this mother of twins included ladybugs in every detail of her daughters' 1st birthday party. Page 5.
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.
How to Throw a Witch-Themed Party
Throw a bewitching party with these ideas for everything from witch hat invitations to broomstick favors.
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