Birthday Party Ideas

Looking for that perfect birthday party idea? Check out all our ideas and advice to help you get the right theme plus all the know-how you'll need to pull it together.

15 Great Places to Have a Party

Not having your party at home? Check out our guide to fantastic birthday outings.

Best Birthday Party Places for Kids

Wish the birthday bash (and mess) wasn't at your house this year? Parents looked into the activities, cost, and personalized options at more than 50 national chains that host kids birthday parties and found that these venues take the cake.

30 Cool & Crafty Gifts Kids Can Make

Attention, merry makers: Get creative with these handmade gift ideas that are fun (and inexpensive!) for kids to craft and give.

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.

40 Tips for a Hassle-Free Birthday Party

From games to goody bags, your guide to the best party ever.

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.

Kids' Birthday Parties: Frequently Asked Questions

Learn the dos and don'ts of throwing your child a birthday bash.

Birthday Party Decorations That Wow

It doesn't take much to turn your home into a party space. Pick a few of these simple ideas to add a festive flair.

This Unicorn-Themed 1st Birthday Party Is Definitely the Stuff of Dreams

Unicorn food, decor, and outfits made this first birthday party a fantastic sparkly bash.

The Perfect Kids' Birthday Party

Experts say to invite the same number of kids as the child's age, but trust your judgment about how many little guests your kid can happily handle.

The Big ONE

Baby's first birthday is as much an anniversary of being a parent as it is a celebration of the debut year. Add a few personal touches to the party to make it special.

Kid Craft: No-Sew Superhero Capes

Directions for making a super-cute, no-sew cape for your child.

Birthday Party Ideas: 3 Quick Cake Toppers

Add a special touch to a homemade or store-bought birthday cake. These quick cake toppers are easy to make and sure to be a hit.

DIY Birthday Decor Ideas for Every Level of Crafty Mom

These homemade birthday decor, craft, and food ideas can all be customized for your child. The best part? They all start with affordable and basic supplies.

6 Charity Birthday Party Ideas

Who says your child's event can't be happy and helpful? Consider one of these organizations to make the big day even bigger.

How to Make a Kid's Birthday Party Fun... for Adults

Can't birthday parties be fun for both kids and grownups? We think so. Follow our easy guide to turning your child's next birthday bash into a blast for everyone.

Checklist: Throw a Stress-Free First Birthday Party

It's easy to get carried away by the grand occasion of your child's first birthday, but don't forget to focus on your baby and her needs, too. Try this to help her enjoy the big day.

Birthday Traditions to Start Now

A party and cake are great. But there are many other ways to infuse a little magic into your child's birthday. Try celebrating with a few of these timeless, low-cost traditions

Birthday Bash! Party Planning Tips & Tricks

Check out some fabulous, creative ideas on saving time, money, and your sanity while planning your kid's next birthday party.

Party Timeline

Countdown to the big celebration.

The Ultimate Birthday Party Planner

Our 10 clever tips, creative ideas, and practical advice will guarantee that your child's celebration is a blast!

DIY Carnival Roulette Wheel

Add a fun element to any party with this colorful roulette wheel.

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.

This Baby's Snow White-Themed Smash Cake Photo Sesh Is a Dream Come True

A Disney superfan mom crafted a princess dress and baked an apple cake for her daughter's precious first birthday photo shoot.