Kids parties

Kid gifts that parents hate: How to avoid them and what to do when they show up

You watch your child gleefully unwrap a slime-making kit on her birthday, as you flashback to the Great Slime Accident of 2018, from which the rug still hasn’t recovered. Or maybe your family thinks it’s hilarious to give the kids so many holiday gifts they need a cocoa break in... more

Cool gifts for kids: Ages 6 to 10

Buying gifts for kids can be tough — especially when it's for a cool grade-schooler.  At this age, many of their favorite games and activities depend heavily on what's "in" and what their friends like to play.  "When kids reach the 6 to 10 age range, their... more

10 ways to make Halloween as fun as ever despite COVID-19

Like most things impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween may look a little different this year. Cases are still climbing in many states, and that’s giving families doubts about being able to trick or treat safely. A survey by Party City shows 96% of parents still plan to celebrate Halloween... more

15 Halloween party food ideas for kids

From decorations to invitations, there's a lot of planning that goes into a Halloween party for kids. Hands down, though, one of the hardest parts is figuring out what fun and festive party foods to serve. But it doesn't have to be. "For kids' parties, finger foods are best, and... more

Parents hold a gender reveal do-over to celebrate their transgender daughter

When Julie Hindsley found out she was expecting a baby boy in 2014, she celebrated in the same way many parents do: She threw a small gender reveal party and used cake pops with blue filling to share the news with her closest family and friends. Six years later, the... more

20 best birthday party games for kids of all ages

Cake and presents may be the main attraction of your little one's birthday party, but it’s important to have games planned to keep the kids entertained and out of trouble. Devising games can be time-consuming, so we asked some party planning experts to give us advice on how to... more

9 joint birthday party ideas kids will love

Whether you have twins, siblings who share a birthday month or besties who are set on celebrating together, joint birthday parties are a great way to double the fun. “A joint birthday party is when brothers, sisters or friends with birthdays close on the calendar have one big party together... more

How to have a kid-friendly Super Bowl party

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and if the biggest battle in your house is the Super Bowl versus superhero flicks, we've got the answer: a kid-friendly bowl game. Here are crafts, games, activities and snack ideas to turn whining into winning on game day. Pre-game warmup Here are some crafts... more