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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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

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

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

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

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

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.

By Cristen Conger

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.

By Cristen Conger