Birthday Party Ideas
Celebrate your child's birthday party with these whimsical and fun ideas. We've got helpful tips for decorations andcrafts that are perfect for your child's first birthday and beyond!
How to Make Newspaper Medallions
These easy-to-make newspaper medallions can be made in all different sizes to decorate your party.
so pretty, easy to make and can be used for dozens of birthday party themes. Here's what you'll need; newspaper, a stapler, tape, a pair of scissors, twist ties, streamers, a hole punch and string. Start with a single page from a newspaper folded along its existing crease. Fold a newspaper according to style until
How to Make a Baby-Handprint Napkin
Stamp your baby's handprint on napkins for an extra special touch to tableware.
-What better way to decorate for your baby's first birthday party than to use the iconic image of his or her handprint. I'm gonna show you how to use the handprint to make cute little napkins. For this project, you'll need paper napkins , craft foam, cardboard, a pencil, glue, scissors, a date stamp and letter stamps, and stays-on ink pads. The first thing you need
How to Make a Crepe-Paper Lantern
Make decorating your child's first birthday party easy by using one material, crepe-paper. I'm gonna show you how to make this festive lantern that you can use to celebrate your child's first birthday. For this project you'll need crepe-paper, scissors, a hot glue gun, an 8 to 10 inch paper lantern
child's first birthday. For this project you'll need crepe-paper, scissors, a hot glue gun , an 8 to 10 inch paper lantern and string. To start, the first thing you wanna do is cut strips of crepe-paper.
How to Make a Baby-Food-Jar Lantern
-With a baby at home, you may find yourself swimming in baby food jars. I'm gonna show you an easy way to upcycle a jar into a little mini lantern that you could use to decorate your baby's first birthday party. For this project, you'll need baby food jars, mod podge, water, a disposable cup for
water, a disposable cup for mixing, food coloring, a teaspoon, scissors, a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil then wax paper ribbon, a hot glue gun, and candles. To get started, you'll first need to preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Take a
The King of the Mountain Climber Cake
Reach new heights by making this rock climbing-themed treat for her party. The super-simple cake can be assembled faster than getting into a climbing harness. Idea from FamilyFun magazine.
Fiesta Party Piñata: How-To Video
Parents' lifestyle editor Taryn Mohrman shows how to make a homemade piñata for your child's birthday.
Here's what you'll need. A 14 inch paper lantern, 5 party hats, tissue paper , different colors of tissue festooning, a hot glue gun , scissors, string and crepe paper . To create the base of the pinata, we're gonna assemble our paper lantern. So the next step is to take tissue paper and to fold 2 or 3 pieces into about a 6 inch square. You're gonna insert the tissue paper into the lantern to cover the bottom hole. So, to decorate the pinata, we're using tissue festooning. It's available in rolls for about $2 to $3 at shindigs.com. We've gone ahead and measured and cut some pieces to size and we're gonna first start by putting a piece around the top of the lantern. Grab your hot glue gun , definitely a job for mom or dad, don't be afraid to use lots of colors. The pinata's supposed to be really fun and festive. Now we're gonna take our party hats and some extra pieces of tissue festooning and we're gonna glue them around the bottom of each. Okay. Set it aside to dry and continue with the other hats. To finish off the party hats, take your roll of crepe paper and measure a piece about 12 inches long. Give it a cut, fold it in half like this and then cut it
Upcycled Bumblebee Craft: How-To Video
Parents' Lifestyle Director Amanda Kingloff shows how to upcycle a plastic drink bottle into a cute bumblebee craft.
cute bumblebee craft, here's what you'll need: A cereal or cracker box, bubble wrap , a pencil, black and yellow tape, a hot glue gun, a 15 to 20 ounce drink bottle, tacky glue, two pompoms and two googly eyes, a large paperclip, and scissors. So, the first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna make the wings for our bumblebee so I've made a paper template in the shape of a teardrop and I'm gonna lay it on my cereal box , trace and cut, and I'm gonna do two 'cause I need one for each side. So now, we wanna make two wings out of bubble wrap , just lay your cardboard wing on top of it and just kind of hold and cut. The next thing you're gonna do is you're gonna attach the wings to the bottle so I'm gonna take my cardboard and make a little fold right at the tip, then you're gonna take a little dab of tacky glue, apply it to the point; now you've got to glue the wing about the 3rd of the way down the bottle. Take your bubble wrap wings and you're gonna glue them basically right on top of the cereal box . The next thing you're gonna wanna do is start putting the stripes on your bumblebee so you're gonna have your black and
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.
Birthday Party Ideas
-We are talking about birthday parties on Parents TV today and who better to show us some great ways to make your party special than Amanda Kingloff, the Lifestyle Director from Parents Magazine, always good to have you in. -Thanks. -We always have so much fun. -We do. We're always celebrating
entrance just using colored square papers, you know, cloths. -Yeah. -And wrap mylar balloons in cellophane to make them look like candies and then of course, party favor, a little baggy of candy, perfect. -A little