Kids parties

22 kids party food ideas everyone will love

Your little one is about to turn another year older, and you know what that means: It’s party time! But gone are the days of hot dogs, hamburgers and a simple box cake. Thanks to platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, parents are seriously upping their kids party food game with... more

14 cheap goody bag ideas for kids

With all the stress of planning your child's party, it's easy to overlook the party favors and goody bags — but that doesn't mean you have to resort to last-minute junk. To help decide what to put in goodie bags, Cherie Lowe, author of the money-saving blog Queen of Free... more

The 6 best gift-wrapping hacks for parents found on TikTok

Few things are more fun than watching kids gleefully open presents, but being the person tasked with wrapping those presents is a different story. If you’re staring at a pile of holiday gifts with far too many angles and wondering if it’d be OK to just throw everything in a... more

18 fun ways to celebrate kids’ birthdays during COVID

A funny episode of "Friends" with a couch and some stairs may have put the word “pivot” on the map years ago, but it's actually a pretty good slogan for 2020. From setting up at-home school spaces to mastering Zoom yoga, people across the globe have had to pivot just about... more

15 excellent non-toy gifts for kids

Toys are awesome — no one can deny that. But today's parents want to mix up their gift-giving a bit and give presents with more meaning behind them. Ones that tell their children they know who they are, where they come from, where they are going and exactly what they... more

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