Kids' Parties

two kids at birthday party
Inspiration for kids' birthdays, holiday parties, recipes that kids will love and how to make every party kid-friendly.
little girl holding cake
Ah, another Saturday spent standing around the local kids' gym or a classmate's backyard watching your child nibble a slice of pizza and sip a juice box.  Happy birthday to Emma, or is it...
family and friends watching super bowl
Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and if the biggest battle in your house is the Super Bowl versus Superman, we've got the answer: a kid-friendly bowl game. Here are crafts, games and food ideas to...
mother and daughter with bowl of popcorn
Date nights don't often include dinner and a movie. Hiring a babysitter with the risk the movie is a bust, can be too chancy. We get it. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy Oscar night. It's...
Birthday Parties
Kids' parties may be all about fun, games and birthday cake, but typical at-home parties often come with a lot of chaos and mess -- without much cost savings. This year, think outside the house for...
On the surface, planning a child's birthday party food menu seems like an easy task, but as many parents and experts will tell you, choosing the right food can get tricky. This is perhaps one of the...
With all the stress of planning your child's party, it's easy to overlook the party favors -- but that doesn't mean you have to resort to last-minute junk. To help decide which items are worth including...
Your kid is super excited about his impending birthday -- and about having an awesome party to celebrate it with all his friends. Thankfully, fun doesn't have a price tag, and you don't need to spend lots...
When it comes to do-it-yourself birthday parties, Gina Bell takes hers to another level. Her blog, East Coast Mommy, chronicles her busy life as mommy to three young boys she had within 3 ½ years, and...
Your venue is booked, the cake is ordered and the invites are sent -- you're a pro at planning your kid's party. But you're not done yet. For the party to be true success, you'll need to prep a few interesting...
You're planning your child's birthday party, and you think you have it all covered. You go over every minute detail with a fine-toothed comb, but then the cake gets burned, your kid has the flu...
There's nothing more rewarding than seeing your son's face light up with all of the fun and activities for his special day. But for parents, the realities of party planning can be incredibly stressful....
"Johnny is free on the 8th and 14th, but Sarah is only available on the 12th...." Sound familiar? If you've ever tried to plan any kind of event, you know how hard it is to nail down a date...
Cake and presents may be the main attraction of your little one's birthday party, but you'll want to have some exciting party games planned to keep the kids entertained. Devising games can be daunting,...
There's nothing like gorgeous weather to get you in the mood for entertaining outside, and there's no better place than the great outdoors for hosting a kid's birthday bash. We got experts'...
Your kids are overjoyed with each birthday party invitation they receive, but your feeling are decidedly not so enthusiastic. You know your kids love a good birthday party: the sweets, the activities,...
Your child just got a birthday party invitation in the mail, and she's so excited! But you, on the other hand, are in a panic ... it's a party for twins! What do you get them? Two gifts or one?...
Your kid's birthday is around the corner, and you want to plan a best-ever birthday party for him (but easy and inexpensive for you!). Planning a kid's birthday party is easy if you keep it simple. "All...
Ah, another Saturday spent standing around the local kids' gym or a classmate's backyard watching your child nibble a slice of pizza and sip a juice box.  Happy birthday to Emma, or is it...
If there's one thing your kids like to do -- besides covering your living room with Legos and tiny Barbie shoes -- it's playing dress up. If you're looking for a theme for your next kid's...
When it comes to little boys and birthdays, anything loud -- with options for running, climbing, playing and laughing -- is sure to be a hit! These three boy birthday themes are not only a blast, but can...
It's a good thing birthdays only come once a year; it takes so much stress, time and money to throw your growing baby a bash that you need a whole year to recover! Use these ideas when organizing your...
Buying gifts for kids can be tough -- especially when it's for your cool grade-schooler. At this age, many of his favorite games and activities depend heavily on what's "in" at the playground and what...
Your kids jump at the chance to hit something with a stick, but you love combining a fun activity with built-in party favors -- after all, it's one less thing to worry about. Though pinatas have been...
Your daughter has been planning her birthday party theme for weeks and talks about the big day constantly. Now that the theme's all set, it's time to scout out some fun party places to make the...
Want to throw a joint birthday party for your kids -- or for yours and someone else's? Maybe you have children who were born just a few days apart in different years, perhaps there's a set of twins...
Is planning a winter birthday party for your child giving you the chills? Amy Suardi, founder of Frugal Mama and a contributing writer to TLC's Parentables, is a genius at finding low-cost ways to...
These days, birthday parties for kids can get out of control with parents feeling overwhelmed by something that should really be a great time...
If the last birthday party you threw for your child was only a half-hearted attempt or not everyone could make it, do not despair. You don't have to wait another year to make it right. Celebrate the...
Planning a kids' party can be stressful, and there's so much to consider. Where should you have it? What kind of food should you serve? How on earth are you going to entertain all those kids? But there's...
Have a budding artist or crafty kid with a birthday coming up? You can throw an awesome art party to help foster creativity and imagination without breaking the bank -- or getting your house covered in...
Holidays and Special Occasions
When was the last time you got together with your neighbors? If it's been a while (or the answer is "never"), consider these block party ideas. Even if your family doesn't live on a traditional "block,"...
Does just thinking about having a gaggle of kids sleep over at your house make you break out in a cold sweat? Between figuring out activities and food, the late-night giggling and a bleary-eyed morning...
Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and if the biggest battle in your house is the Super Bowl versus Superman, we've got the answer: a kid-friendly bowl game. Here are crafts, games and food ideas to...
Date nights don't often include dinner and a movie. Hiring a babysitter with the risk the movie is a bust, can be too chancy. We get it. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy Oscar night. It's...
Throwing a Halloween party for children is one of the best ways to make sure your kids have a safe and memorable time on All Hallows Eve. While throwing a holiday bash in your home can seem like an overwhelming...
Join Free Today!
What would you like to do?
Membership Type*
By clicking Join Now, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Visit Sheila's Blog
Get advice and tips for your family from our founder (and chief mom officer), Sheila Lirio Marcelo.

Connect with Care.com

Sponsored Listings