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  • How to Host a Party for Kids with Food Allergies

    By Jodi Grundig

    As the mom to a daughter with food allergies, I'm especially sensitive to planning birthday parties that are allergy-friendly. While I do think that the onus of the child's safety is primarily on the allergic child's parents, there are things you can do when planning a party to make sure that everyone is safe and has a great experience. […]

  • Tips on Hosting a First Birthday Party for Your Second Child

    By Shaquan A. Grove

    I remember flipping through my childhood photo album and noticing that I had far less birthday pictures than my older sister. My mother jokingly said, "things happen when the second child comes along" and that's when I vowed to equally celebrate birthdays for my kids. Fast forward several years later, it was time to start planning our youngest son's first birthday party. I marked the calendar, gathered theme ideas, and began making the guest list. My husband and I are pros when it comes to parties and we'd planned several awesome birthday parties for our older son, so why would the second first birthday party be any different? […]

  • A Pixies & Pampering Spa-Themed Birthday Party for a 6-Year-Old

    By Michelle Madison

    For my niece's sixth birthday, I wanted to host something as special and as girly as she is! I planned for a spa day but thanks to Disney on Ice, my petite princess is currently obsessed with Tinker Bell so I had to brainstorm a way to mesh the two concepts and so "Pixies & Pampering" rose out of fairy dust! As girly as I am, education is paramount and something I reiterate to her. To prioritize the pretty, I put brains before beauty with a few activities so check it out and make it your own! […]

  • Creating a Safe, Healthy Playroom

    By Joe Provey

    In many homes, the basement is a good location for a playroom, but there is a lot more to making it kid-friendly than tossing down a soft carpet and telling the kids to stay away from the power tools. For the basement play environment your kids deserve, here are 10 things to consider. […]

  • Printable Birthday Party Decorations

    By Bird

    Party printables and DIY printable invitations offer the perfect solution saving parents both time and money. At Bird's Party we have countless templates with countless themes offering all you need to instantly pull together a fabulous party for any occasion. […]

  • Cupcake-Themed Birthday Party Ideas

    By Bird

    A perfect party theme idea is cupcake decorating. At Bird's Party, we've put together a few simple tips for your child's party. These ideas are perfect for boys and girls of all age groups. […]

  • Summer Camp Care Package Ideas

    By Jennifer Buxton

    What do I send to my camper at camp? Summer camp season is quickly approaching, and as parents send their children off for weeks to grow and become great men and women, we still want to share our love through care packages. "Care packages" are boxes or envelopes of goodies (toys, clothes, magazines, etc.) that families send or bring to camp for their campers. Kids feel really special when they get mail! […]

  • Keeping Kids Entertained in the Car

    By Amy Thomson

    Road trips with the kids are the things of nightmares for many parents. As soon as you begin to plan a journey, you think of ways that you can get there. Any way, that is, except the car sitting in your driveway. Parents, kids, and road trips don't always mix well, but it should hardly come as a surprise. […]

  • How to Create a Party Photo Booth

    By Kara Allen

    Party photo booths are all the rage these days. They are used at birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, weddings, and more. Every party needs a fun activity, and a photo booth is the perfect activity to wow and entertain guests. Plus, guests get to leave with a photo to remember how much fun they had at the party. Here are some simple and inexpensive tips to set up a photo booth at your next party. […]

  • Party Recipe: Personalized Ice Cream Cone Cookies

    By Linda Schwartz

    These cookies are a welcome addition to any birthday party and are the perfect party favor. Customize the colors to coordinate with the party's decor. Keep in mind that the cookies must be prepared in advance because 6-8 hours of drying time is required for the decoration. […]

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