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Kids' Parties & Celebrations: Most Popular Articles

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Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Wondering how to keep the kids at the table longer during Thanksgiving dinner? Play some Thanksgiving games!
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.
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.
Winter Party Games for Kids
Even Old Man Winter can't spoil the fun these winter-themed party games deliver.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 These Delicious Tea Sandwiches at Your...
Throwing a princess party? Or a Mad Hatter tea party? Tea sandwiches make great snacks for a kids' parties because they're small, easy to eat and nutritious.
Fun Party Games for a Kids' Cowboy-Themed Party
Yeehaw! From stampedes to rodeo rides, it’s time for your little cowboys and cowgirls to answer the call of the Wild West – wild western party games, that is.
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 New Year's Eve Party Ideas for Kids
Want to include the kids in your New Year's Eve celebration? This list contains some favorite ideas for a kid-friendly party.
Thanksgiving Table Decorations Kids Will Love
Make kids feel special on Thanksgiving with Thanksgiving table decorations that keep them entertained on Turkey Day.
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.
Snowman Party Games
Brighten up a winter party or holiday gathering with these snowman themed games for kids.
Celebrate Kwanzaa with Kids
Honor African-American heritage by celebrating Kwanzaa with kids, a seven-day holiday that ends with a feast.
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
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.
5 Fun Games for Kids to Play on Thanksgiving
Entertain young guests at your Thanksgiving celebration with these fun party games.
Frozen Party Games
Throwing a party with a Disney's Frozen theme? Keep guests enchanted with these ideas for party games and activities!
Is Rain Threatening Your Party? Try These...
What to do when rainy weather threatens your outdoor event.
Fun Ideas for Celebrating a First Birthday
Tips and ideas for planning baby's first birthday bash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Throw Your Baby's First Birthday Party
Themes, cakes, decorations and other ideas for baby's 1st birthday party.
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.
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.
Plan a Special Thanksgiving for Kids
Make this an enjoyable Thanksgiving for kids by involving them in the food preparations, crafts, table decorating and other activities.
What Food Should You Serve at a Kid's Party?
How to plan a menu for a kid's 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,
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.
Hanukkah, New Year's Eve and Christmas Recipes...
Follow these Christmas recipes, Hanukkah recipes and other holiday food ideas for a successful kids' party this winter.
How to Throw a Gingerbread House Decorating Party
How to throw a gingerbread house decorating party for kids.
Top Winter Party Ideas
Ideas for planning kids parties with a winter 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.
Christmas Party Games
From snowman games to reindeer games, this collection of Christmas-themed party games is sure to please the kids at your holiday gathering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Throw a Thanksgiving Party for Kids
Throw a Thanksgiving party for kids using these ideas that cover everything from the placemat invitations to the turkey themed party favors.
Ice Skating Party Games
Include these ice-skating games to entertain kids celebrating a birthday at the ice rink.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Flower Themed Party Ideas
Everything you need to plan a flower themed party, including ideas for invitations, decorations, crafts, games and food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hockey Party Games
Throwing a hockey-themed party for kids? Entertain guests with these ideas for hockey party games.
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.
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.
DIY Birthday Parties: Make Your Own Invitations...
Want to throw a DIY birthday party? Make your own invitations and decorations.
A Thanksgiving Party That Involved the Kids
Thanksgiving Pictures of a dinner held with kids in mind.
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.
Penguin Party Games
This collection of penguin games provides several options for entertaining the kids at a penguin-themed party or wintertime celebration.
Winter Pool Party Ideas
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.
A Thanksgiving Decoration That Teaches Children...
If you're looking for a way to teach your kids gratitude, make this Thanksgiving craft that links strips of paper with messages of thankfulness written on each one.
Santa-Themed Party Games
Want to make the kids at your holiday party as jolly as Old St. Nick? Have them play some to these party games inspired by Santa Claus!
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.
Christmas Party Decorations for a Kids' Holiday...
Enjoy these Christmas party decorations and other ideas for making a holiday bash for kids feel festive and fun.
DIY Pumpkin Place Cards for Kids
Decorate your Thanksgiving or Halloween table with these DIY pumpkin place cards.
New Year's Eve Party Games for Kids
Need to entertain the kids at your New Year's Eve party? Celebrate with these party game ideas.
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.
Holiday Recipes for Kids: Reindeer Snacks
Sometimes, serving your kids a healthy snack is all about the packaging. Kids will love imagining that
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!
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.
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.
New Years Eve Party Themes
Want to make your New Years Eve party unique? Give it a theme.
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.
7 Tricks for Throwing a Halloween Treat-Making...
It’s great to get treats at Halloween, but it’s also fun to learn how to make your own at this treat-making party!
Favorite Slumber Party Games
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.
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!
How to Make Magic Potion
How to make magic potion for an enchanted forest, fairy or magical themed party.
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.
Reindeer Party Theme
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.
Reindeer Party Ideas
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.
Celebrate Veterans Day with Kids
Celebrate Veterans Day with kids by throwing a party or planning an activity that teaches children about the sacrifices members of the military make.
DIY Birthday Party Invites
Design ideas and tips to consider when making your own kids party invitations.
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.
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.
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 Doc McStuffins Party Favors and...
How to make a Doc McStuffins birthday cake.
Kids' Birthday Party Games: Human Tic Tac Toe
Looking for a game to play with a large group of kids at a birthday party? How about a few rounds of human tic tac toe, where the markers are actually the party guests?
How to 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.
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.
Dragon-Themed Party Games
Ideas for games to play at a dragon-themed birthday party.
How to Make a Dragon Pinata
When it comes to ready-made dragon piñatas to purchase, the options are limited. You can, however, make
Does Your Child Love the Movie "Brave"? Try...
If your child is a fan of the movie
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Birthday Party Planning for Tweens
Organizing birthdays for tweens? These ideas for themes, decorations, favors, cakes and other food will get you started, whether your child is 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12.
How to 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.
Alternative Step: Making a Flower Instead of a...
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 9.
Add Kid-Friendly Foods to the Menu
In this Thanksgiving pictures, you can see a fruit mix made for kids. Page 6.
Firefighter Party Games
Throwing a firefighter-themed birthday bash? Guests can imitate their heroes with these ideas for firefighter party games.
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.
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.
Carnival Games
Looking for carnival games for a school festival? Here are some ideas for elementary-age kids.
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.
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.
The Birthday Girl on a Pony
Pony rides are a perfect activity during a horse-themed birthday party. Page 13.
Snowman Party Theme
When the weather outdoors is frightful, throw a delightful party -- like this one with a snowman theme!
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.
Step 4: Cut the Tips
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 4.
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 3: Tie the Folded Paper
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 3.
Throw the Coolest Frozen Party in Town with...
Everything you need to throw a Frozen-themed party for kids.
Train Party Games
Throwing a train-themed birthday party? Keep those little engineers chugging along with these fun, train party games.
Step 6: Fluff the Ball
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 6.
How to Make Wisp Cookies for a Brave Party Theme
These soft, airy, blue cookies are the perfect addition to your Brave party's dessert table.
A Post-Dinner Treat
In this Thanksgiving pictures, kids eat rice crispy treats shaped like corn on the cob. Page 7.
Celebrate Hanukkah with Kids
Throw a Hanukkah party for kids that combines history, traditional foods and fun activities.
Christmas Tree Trimming Party Games
Festive games for kids to play at a tree trimming party.
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.
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.
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.
Step 2: Fold the Paper
Looking for cheap party decorations? These easy-to-make tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and can be used to decorate a room for a kid's party or as an embellishment on top of a gift. Page 2.
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 Frozen-Themed Kid's Party
Throw the coolest party of the year with this theme that features everything kids love about Disney's Frozen.
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.
Cooking Party Games
These cooking party games for kids will add some sizzle to a birthday party with a culinary theme.
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.
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.
Slumber Party Themes
Planning a slumber party? These party theme ideas are sure to make the occasion something worth staying up late to celebrate.
Holiday Recipes for Kids: Mini Pizzas
For a kids' holiday party, cater Christmas recipes to children such as with these mini Christmas tree pizzas.
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.
Pumpkin-Themed Party Games
These party games with a pumpkin theme are a fun way for kids to celebrate at a Halloween or autumn celebration.
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.
Plan a Winter Holiday Party for Kids
Plan a winter holiday party for kids, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Thanksgiving or New Year's Eve.
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 Throw a Star Wars Birthday Party,...
Hosting a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these ideas for favors, decorations, cakes and more. Page 2.
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.
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.
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