Planning your kid's birthday party will be a piece of cake with our tips on what food to serve and what games to play.
The two most important components of a kid's birthday party are what the guests will eat and how to entertain them. We've put together some helpful tips for planning your child's big day to make sure it goes off without a hitch.
Party Food 101: What to Eat
Party food at a kid's birthday party should be simple, fun, and in tune with the party theme (if you have one). Here are some easy-to-follow guidelines to keep in mind when thinking about party food:
Make your own cake!
Party Games 101: What to Play
The best way to entertain a group of small children at a party is to have a few planned activities. Our advice: Plan a variety of things to do, including some active games and quieter activities, so at least one diversion appeals to everyone.
Themed birthday parties are a fun way to cater to your child's interests, and they can take some of the stress out of planning. We have several different themed birthday party ideas to inspire you, available below.
Planning some cake decorating for a kid's party? Here are some adorable and simple ideas using candies and other everyday ingredients. To cut marshmallows, gum drops or any other soft candy for decorating, coat the blades of your scissors or knife with a little non-stick spray. This will prevent the sweet treat from sticking. For simple flowers, snip pastel-colored mini marshmallows into slices for petals with little candies for the center. Create smiley suns by surrounding a slice of a yellow gum drop with candy corn. Then, pipe a happy face on the gum drop with chocolate frosting. Use thin strips of green fruit leather to make curly cute designs on top of a frosted cupcake. Then, accent with small, round candies. Try creating more ideas with your favorite candies. The possibilities are endless.