Party Ideas

No matter what time of year, we have birthday and theme party ideas for you.

Summertime Birthday Parties: Tips, Tricks & Inspiration

Summertime Birthday Parties: Tips, Tricks & Inspiration

July 3rd, 2013 posted by Rebecca Brea

It all starts out innocently enough – you’re planning a simple kid’s birthday party, perhaps at the local arcade or bowling alley. But by the time you add up the […]

How to Survive the Birthday Party Circuit – Or Not (humor)

February 12th, 2013 posted by Debra Garfinkle

I’ve been to 100 parties this year. It seems like 100, anyway. I was invited to none of them. They were for my 100 children. It seems like 100, anyway. […]

December Birthdays

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara Thomas

December is a wonderful time for parties – for grownups! A little eggnog and a plate of cookies and your grownup party is swinging. For the little ones, a little […]

Rice Krispies Treat Birthday Balloons

February 12th, 2013 posted by Beth Klosterboer

The beauty of this recipe is it’s not really a recipe at all, but rather a way to make edible decorations for those who don’t have a lot of time […]

Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jan Finlayson

This St. Patrick’s Day, your kids will love celebrating with a party that celebrates with an Irish theme. Begin by decorating in a green theme with plenty of gold and […]

Create a Party Theme

February 12th, 2013 posted by Alyice Edrich

Have you ever planned a party only to discover that you cannot find the party decorations to meet your theme? Here are some simple tips that are sure to make […]

Rain Forest Party

February 12th, 2013 posted by Julie Lavender

by Julie Lavender It’s a Jungle Out There! Practice your Tarzan yell and make some fun memories with this party. INVITATIONS Jungle Jottings Have a roaring good time at your […]

Halloween Party Ideas

February 12th, 2013 posted by Birthday in a Box

Halloween is a time for children to be creative and original! Encourage your child’s inner ghost or goblin by throwing a frighteningly fun Halloween party ! We’ve compiled a variety […]

Wild West Party

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara Thomas

Round up all your little buckaroos for a wild, wild west party. This party will surely make you the head honcho on your local Ponderosa. The Invitations: Get some 8 […]

Cooking School Parties for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

by Cheryl Tallman Entertaining your children’s friends is never an easy task and coming up with an idea for a birthday party is often harder. Recently, Fresh Baby creator Cheryl […]

Princess Birthday Party on a Budget

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cyndi Roberts

With a little planning, you can throw a great party in your own home, for a lot less money than going to McDonald’s or Chuckee Cheese. A princess theme might […]

Halloween Fun and Games

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Play these friendly Halloween games during classroom celebrations, parties or family get togethers. Involve both the kids and the adults for a howling good time! Guess How Many Fill a […]

Use Balloons to Deflate Your Party Budget

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

You don’t have to inflate your budget to throw a fun party for your kids, just fill up some balloons. The average mom purchases party decorations four times a year […]

Birthday Party Savings

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

Q: Do you have any great ideas for gifts that my kids can take to their friends’ birthday parties? I’m looking for things that are cheap but don’t look cheap. […]

Pool Party Cupcakes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Susie Tilton

Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for a crowd. No slicing, no plates, perfect portions. Mini cupcakes are ideal for small hands and little appetites. A birthday cake I made almost […]

Goofy Spooks Halloween Cake

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro click here for a larger view You don’t have to be a master chefto create a fun andfestive Halloween cake that your kids will love. Try […]

The Secret to Successful Slumber Parties

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

© 2006 Amanda Formaro, FamilyCorner.com® The mere thought of having 10 screaming girls (or boys) running around your living room half the night can scare any parent enough to say […]

Beat the Heat Summer Party

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kit Bennett

You don’t need a birthday or special occasion to throw a party for kids in the summer. After all, your kids and their friends are ready to play. Backyards and […]

Planning Your Child’s Party Outside the Home

February 12th, 2013 posted by Karen Palermo

Let’s face the facts, places that your child finds fun are not always in line with your top ten… or maybe even top thousand. Crowded bowling alleys and arcades may […]

Fourth of July Birthday

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kim Tilley

What do you do when your child’s birthday falls on or near a holiday? How do you celebrate both without your child feeling left out? Actually, most holidays combine very […]

The Back-To-Basics Birthday Party

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara Thomas

      I’ve hosted and attended some wonderful, fun-filled parties on a small and simple scale. Cake and ice cream and a few games make a fine afternoon for […]

Back to School Party

February 12th, 2013 posted by Birthday in a Box

Help your kids get ready for a new school year by hosting a back to school party! Let them reconnect with school friends by inviting last year’s classmates or say […]

One day, a friend of mine saw me in line at the grocery store. I was balancing boxes of Capri Suns, cheap plastic goodie bag paraphernalia, and a super tall […]

Flower Power Slumber Party

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Planning your daughter’s first slumber party? Flower power is all the rage right now, and can be found on countless items in the stores and malls. Here are some simple […]

playing tag

Tag – You’re It! 16 Varieties of an Old Favorite

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Tag is a game that has lasted throughout the ages. We played them as a child and our children do the same. There are many different varieties of tag that […]

Apple Picking Party

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kit Bennett

There’s something so satisfying about biting in to a freshly picked juicy apple and you can’t get any fresher than picking one right off the tree at your local orchard! […]

Party Time Pinata

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Circle Weekend Crafts

click picture tosee a larger view Invite a papier mache clown to your next kiddie or adult party and get ready for a swinging good time. Start with newspapers, balloons […]

Fall Parties

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara Thomas

Many parents are opting for Halloween or Fall parties as an alternative to trick-or-treating. But how do you keep all those kids safely and happily occupied for a few hours? […]

Summer Parties

February 12th, 2013 posted by Natalie Gahrmann

It’s summertime, and that means outdoor birthday parties. Hurrah! Parents of summer-born children are somewhat blessed, in that they seldom have to plan an indoor party, strategize to keep their […]

All You Need to Know About Birthday Parties

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Kid Cooperation The Penny Whistle Birthday Party Book Planning Keep it simple. At all ages, simple events tend to be successful and more fun. Complicated parties usually require extensive planning […]

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