Birthday Parties

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10 Birthday Party Cleanup Tips

A child's birthday party sounds blissfully simple. You buy a cake and streamers, plan a game of pin the tail on the donkey, stuff goodie bags, and call it a day. But celebrating a birthday can generate a big mess. Get a leg up on the cleanup with our tips!


Kids love watching adults making balloon animals. Here's how to make balloon animals.

5 Affordable Birthday Party Locations

Planning your child's birthday party can be a lot of fun, but it can also mean a lot of stress. You want to throw a great party that all the guests will enjoy, but you don't want to go broke in the process.

5 Healthy Birthday Party Snacks

All those sweets at birthday parties will make a child's blood sugar spike and then crash. And you know what happens next: a post-cake meltdown. What healthy munchies can you serve to supplement birthday cake?

10 Things Your Kid's Birthday Party Doesn't Need

With free license to eat cake, tear open gifts and make mischief with friends, your birthday boy or girl doesn't need anything more than some frosting, presents and a wide, open space. So, why are you booking a magician and researching caterers?

You know you're over-doing your kid's party when ...

What happens when balloons, ice cream, and cake don't suffice? Sometimes it can be hard to tell when you're over-doing your kid's birthday party. Where should you draw the line? How much is too much?

10 Ideas for a Unique Birthday Party

Today's kids are tough to impress. If you want to host a truly memorable party for your child, you're going to have to plan something more fun than a game of tag. These 10 parties will keep your kids' classmates talking long after the last piece of cake is eaten.

10 Fun Kids' Birthday Party Themes

Birthday parties aren't what they used to be. But that doesn't mean you have to go all out and spend thousands of dollars, either. Sticking to a central theme can provide all sorts of fun for your little one and their friends. These 10 are pretty popular -- and simple.

How to Throw a Ballerina Birthday Party

Little girls love dressing up, dancing and the color pink. So it's no wonder they love ballerinas. We've got some great tips for creating a beautiful birthday party with a ballet theme.

5 Princess Birthday Party Ideas

Your little princess deserves the most magical party for her birthday. These five ideas will help you plan a princess-perfect party with all the royal touches. We'll share ideas for everything from thematic invitations to tasty delicacies.

How to Throw an Arts and Crafts Birthday Party

The agenda at most kids' parties revolves around eating cake and opening gifts. Give your child and her friends something constructive to do that will encourage them to be creative and imaginative. Arts and crafts can be engaging, fun and memorable for a child's birthday party!