Birthday Parties

Bake the cake and light the candles! It's time to celebrate!


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

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.

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?

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

Is your daughter or son a little Frida or Picasso? If so, plan a birthday party where he or she can show off that talent. How should you plan a party like this?

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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