Children’s Parties

Planning a child's party is quite different than planning a teen or adult party.  Although you will find our Party Planning Basics useful,  you should know upfront that we have an “old fashion” approach to kids’ parties. We say keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple. We love hula hoops, beach balls,, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments. Generally, the number of guest should equal the age of the birthday child, but don’t obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two. Never, ever deliver invitations at school, unless every single child is invited!!!!! Skip the jumpies and the pony rides.

Planning Children's Parties

Children Party Themes

Be Happy!

Candied Dreams

Everything Sweet: A Scrumptious Party Theme

Festive Hearts

Happy Birthday

Jungle Safari Party

Movie Night

Race Car Party – Ready, Set, Go!


Surf’s Up

Take Flight: A Butterfly Party Theme

Tea Party


Cars 2 Party Ideas, Planning Tips, and Supplies

Happy Hippo Party

Horse Birthday Parties and Baby Showers

Horse Theme Party Invitations and Stamps

Horse Power Party

Jungle Safari Party for Children

Just Monkeys | Monkey Around Party

Little Giraffe Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

My Little Pony Party

Owl Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Peace and Love Party Theme, Ideas & Supplies

Pirate Party

Slumber Party

SpongeBob Square Pants Birthday Party

Star Light Star Bright

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Party

Train Party

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Western Cowboy Party

Bandz Party Favors

Bandz Napkin Bands

Superhero Party Packages

Wonder Woman Party

Superhero Costume Party

Green Lantern Party

Thor Party


Personalized Coloring Pages


Children Party Basics

Planning Children's Parties

Planning Children's Parties

MaFor a great children's birthday party there are only a few essentials:

  1. A great invitation — even before the party begins invitations create a sense of anticipation. Think of all the time your own child spends looking at those invitations on your refrigerator.
  2. Great themed paper goods
  3. A cluster or two of latex balloons mixed with some fabulous Mylar themed balloons (be especially careful of latex balloons if you have very young children present)
  4. A fun themed centerpiece
  5. For the food – keep it simple: serve themed finger foods and sandwiches and fruit cut into shapes and for dessert serve a beautifully decorated themed birthday cake/ cupcakes.
  6. Four activities: a “doing” activity , a craft activity,  a game activity, and to end the party, a chance to break the pinata. As the kids get older, the same activities work just make them more complex, and add a competitive/team component.

Party Hearty!

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