As the highlight of the party, enlist helpers to braid girls' hair; weave in brightly colored clip-in extensions (available at most beauty stores) for an extra pop! For more party ideas and instructions on how to re-create these hairstyles, click through the slideshow.
Piece off a 3-inch section of hair at the crown of the head and braid it to one side.
Turn up the music as guests take their newly coiffed 'dos for a dip under a braided limbo rope, made from 3-yard lengths of yarn (we used three skeins in total) and ribbons tied at each end.
The secret behind this cake? Her dress's bottom is made from cake baked in Pyrex measuring cups, her body is an inverted ice-cream cone, and her head is a cake pop!
For a silly twist on the classic pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, see if blindfolded partygoers can pin a bow on any one of these unruly braids.
Originally published in the August 2015 issue of Parents magazine.