Birthday Party Planning

Plan a birthday bash for your child with these tips, cakes, crafts, and theme ideas.

17 Tips to Throw a Kids' Birthday Party on a Budget

Throw a bash to be remembered with these clever cost-cutting ideas. Happy birthday, indeed.

Birthdays from A to Z

Your guide to everything party begins here!

Circus Birthday Party Theme

For your next birthday bash, bring the circus to town -- complete with acrobatic stunts, midway treats, and lots of clowning around. Idea from FamilyFun magazine.

How to Make DIY Capes and Masks

Make your child's birthday special with these simple homemade costumes.

Fiesta Party Pinata: How-To Video

Parents' lifestyle editor Taryn Mohrman shows how to make a homemade pinata for your child's birthday.

7 Birthday Party Problems, Solved!

Before all the streamers and balloons comes a bit of planning. Take this birthday party planning advice to ensure that your child's next bash is fun -- and stress-free.

Cat Birthday Cake

This cake is the cat's meow! Watch out video to bake the purr-fect cake.

How to Make a Dinosaur-Egg Cake

If your child loves T-Rex and Stegosaurus, get prehistoric with a dinosaur-egg shaped cake.

Rodeo Roundup Boot Cake

Kick up some rootin' tootin' birthday fun! All it takes are a few simple cuts and some easy frosting techniques to make this cool cowboy boot cake.

Dollhouse Cake - Part Two

Welcome your guests "home" with this pretty-in-pink dollhouse. From the delicious door to the sweet shingles, have a blast creating your one-of-a-kind design!

Make a Leap Day Birthday Special

The actual day comes only every four years, so make sure it's a memorable event for your little one.

Crepe-Paper Crazy

Create fun 1st birthday napkin rings, flag cupcake toppers, paper lanterns, and birthday badges -- all from crepe paper!

Fish Cake


Mad Scientist Birthday Cake

Do you have a mad scientist on your hands? Our Mad Scientist Birthday Cake is the perfect birthday party experiment.

Birthday Party Ideas: Daisy Balloons

Whether you are throwing a garden-themed birthday party or just want to add some floral decor, these daisy balloons will brighten up the room.

Olympic Birthday Cake

Let the games begin! Win big with our Olympic Birthday Cake.

Sports Nut Ball Cake

This cake's sure to be a slam-dunk! And wait till you see the trick to making the cool basketball texture!

Caterpillar Crawl Birthday Cake

Who can resist a caterpillar? Our Caterpillar Crawl Birthday Cake video shows you how to create a sweet birthday treat.

Modern Art Cake

Now is the time to bring the traditional birthday cake into modern times with this Jackson Pollock-inspired treat. The crazier, the better, so let your little artist go to town.

Backwards Party Cake

Yppah Yadhtrib! Let your little ones have a little backwards fun by baking our Backwards Party Cake.

How to Make Pirate Cupcakes

These punky pirate cupcakes are edgy and easy to make.