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5 Things to Get for a Kids’ Party That Are Totally Worth the Money

Brittany Anderson

Think you can’t afford things like hiring a DJ or renting a bounce house for your next kids’ party? The fact is that some expenses, like hiring an entertainer, renting party equipment, or paying a babysitter to help wrangle kids, can not only be well worth the money but in some cases--like having a sitter--downright invaluable when you’re hosting a party. Here’s a list of the top things you may want to spend some of your party budget on the next time you throw a party for your child.... MORE

Posted May 31, 2019

Kids Birthday Photos: 5 Reasons to Hire a Pro

Nicole Putorak

Hire a professional photographer for your kids' birthday photos. Why? Let’s face it…you’re not Anne Geddes. And your juggling skills are half that of the clown you booked for your kid’s party. So with all of the responsibility that comes with pulling off the perfect party, why would you even consider being the event photographer, too? We have an idea: You concentrate on the party. Our professional photographers will handle the pictures.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

How to Mix Cocktails and Kids – A Great Bar Appeals to Guests of All Ages

Katherine Lee

Think kids parties and bartenders don’t mix? Think again! When throwing a party where kids will be a part of the mix, hiring a bartender can be a huge help. They can act as entertainer, an extra pair of hands, and even a stealthy assistant who can help you watch over guests’ welfare. ... MORE

Posted June 22, 2018

Back to School Kick-Off

Brittany Anderson

The end of summer can be a little disappointing for us all, especially our kids. However, it can be something to celebrate: new things to learn, reuniting with friends, and a little more “me” time for parents. School should be something to look forward too! Here are some tips on how to throw a great back-to-school party: #1 Pick a back-to-school friendly date School typically starts again in August or September. Look up when your child’s school begins session and set the party date within the first couple of weekends from then.   #2 Invite new friends! Send invitations to all your kid’s friends, including: best friends, last year’s class, new classmates, and kids from the neighborhood. Include parents on the invitations to get to know your child’s community; you can talk about upcoming events for the school year, coordinate carpooling and playdates, and exchange contact information for emergency pick-up.   #3 Plan activities Base the day’s fun on school-related subjects, such as art, science, and gym class! The variety will ensure that everyone has a blast doing something they love. Make your party an A+ event by booking entertainment from GigMasters.   #4 Give useful party favors Stick to the “school” theme by handing out practical party favors - crayons, pencils, erasers, stickers and more. This will help everyone kick off the year with a smile and make your party memorable all school year long.   #5 Donate Give any leftover party supplies or favors to your kid’s teacher, they will appreciate it!   #6 Inspiration Follow us on Pinterest to see our “Back to School” party ideas! ... MORE

Posted August 31, 2015

Kids' Party Cake Wrecks (and How to Avoid Them)

Terri Zimmer

A specialty cake can be the crowning centerpiece to an amazing kids’ birthday party. Or it can be a lasting reminder of mistakes made…... MORE

Posted May 07, 2015

Best Kids' Birthday Party Ideas for 2015

Terri Zimmer

Pretty princesses and galaxies far far away will continue to rule the Kids’ birthday party scene in 2015. If you loved it when you were young, chances are it’s making a comeback for your kids too! ... MORE

Posted April 02, 2015

Hunger Games Birthday Party Ideas to Pin Right Now

Terri Zimmer

First the book, then the movie, and now…the party! The Hunger Games is an exciting birthday party theme that has lots to do. While some kids’ party themes lend themselves to interesting decorations and color combos, The Hunger Games has it all: iconic images, fun references, and of course – games! This is a great theme for teen or tween parties, but adults can get into it too. Here are some of the things we’re pinning to plan an unforgettable Hunger Games Kids Party.... MORE

Posted November 19, 2014

4 Ways to Avoid Costumed Character Catastrophes

Rachel Baron

Elmo, Leonardo the turtle, Doc McStuffins, Dora the Explorer – all seemingly harmless characters your children watch on television.Until they show up in real life.... MORE

Posted October 21, 2014

Top 5 Ways to Get Grandma Involved at Kids' Birthday Parties

Rachel Baron

Whether you call her grandma, nana, bubbe or something else near and dear, know this - grandma probably feels a bit out of sorts at your kid’s birthday party. She’ll stand in the back near the food (you know, and just pick) or maybe sit in a chair if the ol’ sciatica starts acting up.... MORE

Posted October 01, 2014

The Goyim’s Guide to Bar Mitzvahs

Rachel Baron

Mazel tov! You’re going to a Bar (or Bat) Mitzvah. Except, you’ve never been to one. The Bar Mitzvah is a party many Jewish families begin planning as soon as the child is born. (Guilty as charged over here.) Oy! Don’t have a shvitz. I’m here to let you know what to expect.... MORE

Posted September 19, 2014

Planning  Kids Parties for Multiples: 10 Tips to Double (or Triple) Your Fun

Roni Shapira Ben-Yoseph

Parenting multiples can turn everyday tasks into epic challenges – especially when it comes to planning their birthday parties. Reconciling distinct interests and personalities, honoring my twins’ individuality, and maintaining my sanity along with our family’s bottom line all require a bit of ingenuity, mindfulness, and the occasional leap of faith. ... MORE

Posted September 10, 2014

Super Bowl Party with Kids

Marta Block

Super Bowl parties are a great excuse to do some home entertaining. They're also a great way to combine groups of friends, work friends, college friends, and neighborhood friends can all effortlessly make connections because there's one unifying purpose in the party. Because Super Bowl parties are usually held at home they're also a great way to let your friends with and without kids mix and mingle.... MORE

Posted January 22, 2013

Kids Party Photo Contest

Nicole Steeger

Obviously, we love wedding photography! But, weddings aren't the only parties that make for great photos. Our sister blog Life of the Party is running a fantastic contest for kids' party photos with a prize package worth $350! If you know someone with a cute kid, make sure to share this contest info with them!... MORE

Posted August 07, 2012

Kids at the Wedding, the Pros' Opinions

Marta Block

For today's Top Tips we asked some wedding pros to give us a simple "yes" or "no" answer to "Should kids be invited to the wedding?" Sixty-six percent said, "yes." Only 33% said, "No." Even if you've already made your decision about the question, it's a great question to ask potential vendors. As you can see, it really gives you a sense of their personality and their feelings about weddings, and you want to make sure you find someone whose feelings work well with your own. ... MORE

Posted May 31, 2011