Event Planning

Planning events can be a great way to meet your neighbors and see family and friends more often. Get ideas and tips for event planning.


Ahoy, all ye pirates! Ye want cake, snacks, party favors? Ye want to walk th' plank? Put on your eye patch and read through our list of awesome pirate party ideas.

There isn't always an easy strategy for knowing what to do about your child's invite to a friend's birthday party. But for most parties, there will be clues to follow to make sure don't go wrong.

You're never too young to cultivate healthy habits, and that goes for birthdays, too. If the idea of a pack of rowdy kids working through a sugar high makes you want to cringe, there's another approach you should consider.

If your son's best friend had a great party last month at the local butterfly sanctuary, there's probably pressure to respond in kind. But you can throw a birthday blowout without breaking the bank.

Amid the trendy toys and pop characters, there's plenty of timeless kids' stuff that never goes out of style. Take a cue from following five gift ideas that appeal to both boys and girls of all ages and are guaranteed to please.

Clowns don't cut it when your boys get older. Get input from the birthday boy and throw a themed party.

These five foolproof birthday ideas are sure to be a hit for both the chicks and the chick-lets.

Cupcakes make a great alternative to a birthday sheet cake. Try these 10 adorable cupcake ideas for your child's birthday.

There's no right or wrong way to set the scene, but here are 5 great ideas to get you started.

Selecting an appropriate birthday party entertainer takes some legwork on your end. Read these tips before hiring a party entertainer.

Throwing a birthday bash doesn't have to be a headache. Here are 5 fun party ideas that anyone can enjoy.

As parents, you want your child to have fun but also be on his or her best behavior. Here are 5 things to make sure your child knows before attending a party.

Between venues, entertainment and a cake to feed a crowd, kids' birthday parties can get pricy fast. What are some ways to keep food costs down and still entertain a passel of potentially picky eaters?

Plenty of birthday party themes can fit nicely into a modest budget, and the birthday boy or girl will be none the wiser.

While balloons and streamers scream happy birthday, the cake is definitely the star of the party. Get ideas for making the cake extra special.

Sweet or savory, kids will have fun building their own personal desserts or dinners. Get ideas of edible birthday treats that kids can make themselves.

Crafts are a great way to entertain young guests and provide a fun alternative to the traditional birthday goodie bag.

There are plenty of fun, affordable spots that cater to children of all ages and allow you to join in the birthday merriment without having to fret over logistics.

Environmentally friendly birthday parties are just as easy to throw, with a little planning and choosing recycled or reusable items. Here are 5 tips to show you how.

By putting a little extra thought and creativity into the party invitations, kids will beg their parents to let them attend. Get some tips for making your invitations stand out.

The building of this cookie worm might take a bit of patience for small hands but makes for a great alternative to a special occasion cake.

They have the energy of an aerobics instructor, the taste level of, well, a toddler, and slightly better judgment than the family dog. But while it takes a little time and preparation to plan a good toddler birthday party, the result can be pretty darn fun.