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 […]

Snow Sculpture Party for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by FeatureSource

Children have no self-taught boundaries on playtime. A little thing like cold weather will not dissuade them. So don’t panic if they clamor for playing with their friends even though […]

Kids’ Summer Party Ideas

February 12th, 2013 posted by Birthday in a Box

Make a splash with your child by inviting his or her friends to a super summer bash! Get started with these fun-in-the-sun kids’ summer party ideas, including tips for choosing […]

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 […]

Old McDonald’s Farm Party

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara Thomas

Themed animal and farm parties are great for preschoolers and Kindergartners. Invitations: Choose paper with a farm animal theme or border — those cowhide patterned papers are great (you can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roller Skating: A Less Expensive Birthday Bash!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Roller Skating Association

Hosting a birthday party can be exhausting and expensive. In fact, an average birthday party can cost upwards of $200.00, and that doesn’t include buying a gift for the birthday […]

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 […]

Do’s and Do Not’s For Your Child’s Birthday Party

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Do’s and Do Not’s For Your Child’s Birthday Party There are many traps that parents fall into when planning their child’s birthday party. Here’s a light touch on these age-old […]

Slumber Party Essentials

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara Thomas

Don’t be put off by the idea of a slumber party. They are noisy and inconvenient for the grown-ups, but great fun for the kids. In terms of preparation, a […]

Party Behavior: How to Help Your Child Become a Little Lady or Gentleman

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Situation Every time I take my son to a party his behavior embarrasses me. It’s as if he leaves his manners at home! How can I get my son to […]

Fairy Tale Birthday

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara Thomas

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned fairy tale, and kids 6-8 will enjoy this fairy tale birthday. Invitations: Use your computer to make invitations on “parchment” in an Old English font. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Edible Bird’s Nest

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

This fun craft is not only adorable when done, but it’s tasty too! Sit the kids down to make this fun spring project. Be sure to make extras for friends […]

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