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.

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Planning a baby shower for an expecting friend or family member can be very exciting. But what do you need to do to make sure everyone has a good time?

By Stefani Newman

These theme ideas are sure to get guests in the spirit to party, no matter who you're entertaining -- or what the occasion may be!

By Natalie Kilgore

Planning a formal event can seem like a daunting task, but with these 10 tips, you're sure to throw a bash that no one will soon forget!

By Jessica Willis

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

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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.

By Meghan E. Smith

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?

By Chris Obenschain

As time goes on, birthday parties are becoming more and more elaborate, with themes, over-the-top decorations and enough food to feed an army. But are all theme parties a good idea?

By Emilie Sennebogen

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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.

By Chris Obenschain

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.

By Alia Hoyt

Looking for an action-packed theme for your child's next birthday party? Why not try a superhero party? It's full of fun and adventure and easy to pull off. We'll show you how.

By Laurie L. Dove

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!

By Natalie Kilgore

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You've been looking forward to your girl's night out, but the thought of going to a club with 1,000 of your closest friends doesn't sound so appealing. We've got five alternatives that will let you keep up with the gossip and stay close to your girls.

By Emilie Sennebogen

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a ... superhero birthday party! Just about every kid -- boys and girls alike -- goes through a superhero phase at some point. We've come up with five ideas that will help your birthday star shine in true hero fashion.

By Alison Cooper

Your little one is in awe of everything ballerina and only that theme will do for her upcoming birthday party. Want to make her celebration stand out from the pack? We've come up with five ideas that will help your birthday girl be the prima ballerina.

By Alison Cooper

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?

By Debra Ronca

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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.

By Debra Ronca

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.

By Sara Elliott

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.

By Cristen Conger

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

By Maria Trimarchi & Ellen Stockstill

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

By Cristen Conger

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

By Cristen Conger

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.

By Cristen Conger

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?

By Julia Layton & Cristen Conger

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

By Cristen Conger

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

By Cristen Conger & Sara Elliott