Throw the coolest birthday party with these ideas for creative themes, quick-and-easy goody bags, amazing cakes, simply perfect invites, and more. Plus: Games and activities kids will scream for (hopefully outside).

Luau-Theme Birthday Party

Celebrate your child's next birthday by hosting a backyard luau party, complete with Hawaiian-inspired decor, food, games and more.

15 Great Places to Have a Party

Not having your party at home? Check out our guide to fantastic birthday outings.

Best Birthday Party Places for Kids

Wish the birthday bash (and mess) wasn't at your house this year? Parents looked into the activities, cost, and personalized options at more than 50 national chains that host kids birthday parties and found that these venues take the cake.

Zoo Birthday Party

Turn your kids and their friends into party animals at this bash for tykes of all ages.

Banner Birthday Party

A crafty mama took inspiration from a garland of fabric banners for this sweet celebration.

Ninja Party

Call all your local ninjas to this super-secret meeting.

30 Cool & Crafty Gifts Kids Can Make

Attention, merry makers: Get creative with these handmade gift ideas that are fun (and inexpensive!) for kids to craft and give.

Birthday Party Theme Ideas for 5-to 6-Year-Olds

Find a great party idea for your child's new social circle!

17 Tips to Throw a Kids' Birthday Party on a Budget

Throw a bash to be remembered with these clever cost-cutting ideas. Happy birthday, indeed.

Birthday Party Ideas: Daisy Balloons

Whether you are throwing a garden-themed birthday party or just want to add some floral decor, these daisy balloons will brighten up the room.

This Unicorn-Themed 1st Birthday Party Is Definitely the Stuff of Dreams

Unicorn food, decor, and outfits made this first birthday party a fantastic sparkly bash.

Kid Craft: No-Sew Superhero Capes

Directions for making a super-cute, no-sew cape for your child.

Quick Cake Decorating Techniques: How-To Video

Parents' food editor Erica Clark demonstrates three easy ways to decorate birthday cakes.

40 Tips for a Hassle-Free Birthday Party

From games to goody bags, your guide to the best party ever.

Super Cute Cupcakes

Looking for a sweet centerpiece for your child's birthday bash? Check out this collection of clever, festive, and irresistibly awesome ideas from our readers.

Backyard Camping Birthday Bash

Get out the camping gear and throw your kid an awesome birthday party with this explorer d?cor.

Mad Scientist Party

Experiment wildly at this weird science party!

Birthday Bash! 8 Fantastic Party Themes

In search of the perfect birthday party theme? We've got you covered with ideas for invitations, decorations, food, favors, activities, and more.

Birthday Party Theme Ideas for 7- to 8-Year-Olds

Here are some party themes that school-age kids will love!

Birthday Party Theme Ideas for Kids 9 and Up

Have a "cool" party for your sophisticated kid.

Pajama Birthday Bash

The dress code is pj's at this dreamy daytime birthday celebration.

Bug Birthday Party

This party celebrates a child's love of insects -- without a sting to the wallet.

You Have to See This Adorable Taco Bell-Themed First Birthday Smash

There's a sweet story behind the choice of tacos over cake for this adorable little girl's first birthday party.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

See how to turn store-bought ice cream sandwiches into one impressive (and easy!) dessert.

Birthday Party Ideas: 3 Quick Cake Toppers

Add a special touch to a homemade or store-bought birthday cake. These quick cake toppers are easy to make and sure to be a hit.

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