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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

Bring the Outside In with Indoor Party Themes!

Brittany Anderson

Do your winter-born kids have summer birthday party envy? Perhaps they’ve always dreamt of having a barbecue or pool party for their special day. Luckily for them, you could bring the outside in with these fun party themes! With these theme ideas, your kids will want it to be winter all year long. ... MORE

Posted January 02, 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

Backyard Summer Parties for Kids

Brittany Anderson

You don’t always need a special occasion in order to throw a party. Celebrating with the people you love is enough - especially your little ones.  Summer is the ultimate season for kids' parties! And what better way, than throwing an outdoor summer party - the weather is warmer, the days are longer, and there’s no mess to clean up after in the house! Here are some tips on how to throw the ultimate kid’s bash this summer: Plan ahead. Make sure to give extra notice to all of your guests, as families tend to make summer vacation plans ahead of time. Extend the invite to parents or entire families for all to enjoy! Stay cool. Summer days can reach stifling temperatures, so it’s important to keep everyone happy and hydrated. Provide easy access to an assortment of ice cold drinks so that thirsty kids can help themselves as needed. Pool Safety. Who doesn’t love to dive in for a refreshing swim on a hot summer day? If you have a pool that kids will be using during your party, establish rules for safety. Not everyone knows how to swim, either, so it would be smart to have floaties or life jackets available just in case. You may even want to hire a lifeguard or assign parent supervision shifts during pool time. Having someone there to keep an eye on the children will allow parents to relax and enjoy themselves. If you don’t feel comfortable letting kids in the pool during your party or don’t have one, set up a kiddie pool! Plastic or inflatable kiddie pools are inexpensive and easy to maintain! Sun Protection. The sun’s rays are too strong to ignore. Set up a U/V protection station so that all guests can protect themselves while the sun in shining. Include sunscreen with higher SPF for the kids, hats, and sunglasses that can also double as party favors.   Grown-Up Area. Don’t forget to cater to the adults at the party, they deserve to have some fun too! Have adult refreshments and food options. (check out our Pinterest boards for inspiration!)   Keep it fun. Make your party stand out from a typical summer outing. Consider getting a bounce house for the kids to enjoy, you’d be surprised at the types of themes available these days!  Take your party up a notch by booking entertainment for both kids and adults to enjoy, such as a DJ or band.   Follow us. Check us out @GigMasters (for Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!) for all of your #partyinspiration. ... MORE

Posted June 24, 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

First Birthdays Only Happen Once: Hire a Photographer

Erika Olson

It doesn’t seem possible, does it? Your baby is turning one. Tissue alert: there’s probably not going to be another 12-month period that’s as miraculous as the year that’s just passed. Your little cutie will certainly keep growing and continuing to charm everyone in sight, but there’s simply no more dramatic transformation than the one that takes place between birth and age one. So you already know you’re going to celebrate this milestone in a big way. Now it’s just a matter of making sure you’ll have happy memories to look back on forever.... MORE

Posted April 08, 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

SorryNotSorry: I’m an Outrageous Birthday Party Mom

Rachel Baron

My only child, a boy, was born February 27, 2008. I began planning his Bar Mitzvah February 28. No really.  ... MORE

Posted August 22, 2014

Game Time Decisions: Great Party Games for Tweens & Teens

Elisabeth Wild

Regardless of their ages, there are a lot of factors that go into throwing a great kids party. The planning alone can be stressful, especially when it’s for picky tweens or teenagers—and as kids get older it becomes less about the kind of cake and all about the games. But don’t worry, the games we’ve rounded up are surprisingly simple to put together (i.e., you won’t be up all night making it) and budget friendly.... MORE

Posted August 12, 2014

Most Popular Kids' Party Themes: Colorful Rainbow Loom Fun

Katherine Lee

If you're looking for a fun kids' party theme, a Rainbow Loom party might be just the thing. These popular rubber band bracelet-making kits and similar competitors like Cra-Z-Loom have officially become kid obsessions, to the point where it's hard to find a child who doesn't own at least a few (or dozens) of these colorful rubber-band bracelets to wear on their wrists. ... MORE

Posted July 24, 2014

Most Popular Kids' Party Themes: Pretty Parties for Princesses

Katherine Lee

If you're the parent of a little girl, you are well aware of the power and allure of the princesses. If your little one knows all the words to Frozen, Tangled, Brave, The Princess and the Frog or any other animated fairy tale, a princess party might be in your future. Make your princess party stand apart from the many many many you will attend this year.... MORE

Posted July 23, 2014

Most Popular Kids' Party Themes: Star Wars Party for Padawans

Katherine Lee

It's hard to believe that Star Wars, the little movie that became a force to be reckoned with, was released way back in 1977. Today, the Star Wars force, (with all its sequels, spin-offs, merchandise, and more) is still strong with kids. That makes it one of the popular kids' party themes with parents and kids alike. Read on for some great ideas for how to host a Star Wars kids' party for a birthday or other kids' bash. ... MORE

Posted July 23, 2014

Most Popular Kids' Party Themes: Frozen Fun for Kids

Katherine Lee

One of the most popular themes for a kids' party today is Disney's Frozen movie. Because this certifed smash hit movie is so popular with kids of all ages (not to mention many adults!), and a Frozen party theme can work for a toddler as well as a school-age child. Here are some great Frozen party ideas to break out for your next bash, whether it's a kids' birthday party or other celebration.... MORE

Posted July 23, 2014

Most Popular Kids' Party Themes: Minecraft for Your Minis

Katherine Lee

One of the most popular kids' party themes is Minecraft, the blocky computer building game that has become a certified hit with adults and kids alike. Minecraft has become hugely popular among kids as young as school-age because the game can work for players of various skill levels and ages and players can either play alone or online with friends to build a world or to survive by evading monsters, building shelters, etc. Not surprisingly, as sales of Minecraft have risen, so has the demand for Minecraft party ideas. If you have a Minecraft-obsessed child, here are some ideas for how to throw a super-fun Minecraft-themed party for kids: ... MORE

Posted July 23, 2014

Kid-Friendly St. Patrick's Day Party

Chelsea Pellegrino

St. Patrick’s Day is known for crazy celebrations, but don’t leave your little leprechauns out on the fun! Here are some ideas to throw a St. Patty’s party that kids will love.... MORE

Posted March 03, 2014

Hosting a Valentine's Day Party for the Kids

Mary Ellen Skawinski

Can you believe Valentine's Day is already right around the corner? Not to fear, PartyPail writer and web representative Jenny Franklin is here to share her advice on throwing a themed party for all your little sweethearts. Her main suggestion: keep it simple. Don't go overboard with your spending. The kids will have a blast just getting together after school for some quality playtime! Here's what else Jenny had to say...... MORE

Posted February 04, 2014

5 Reasons Parents Trust GigMasters

Marissa Latshaw

Not until you're a parent do you understand what "time flies" really means - one minute they're in your arms, and the next they're driving your car. Celebrating special moments along the way gives us a chance to stop time. First birthdays, communions, bar mitzvahs, sweet sixteens, graduations -- these events bring our families together and create lasting happy memories. ... MORE

Posted December 11, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party

Nicole Steeger

Hello GigMasters readers! It's Dawn again from Not Just A Mommy. St. Patrick's Day isn't just about green beer and leprechauns, rainbows make a great party theme too. Here are a few of my favorite ideas guaranteed to make a statement at your party. ... MORE

Posted February 26, 2013

Penguin Themed Birthday Party Ideas


It can be hard feeling inspired in winter, especially when it comes to children's birthday parties. We can't rely on the weather to provide fun outdoors activities, nor can we count on cutesy party decorations that is ever so abundant in spring and summer.... MORE

Posted January 16, 2013

Kids Party Tip: Keeping it Age Appropriate

Marta Block

What age child should watch High School Musical? How young is too young for a sleepover? Is Harry Potter appropriate for grade school kids? What age should drop off parties start? Ask the next five parents that you see these questions and you'll likely get six different answers to each! As hard as it is for parents to figure out what's age appropriate for their own child, it's even harder to figure it out when hosting a party for multiple children. ... MORE

Posted August 23, 2012

Host A Spring Fling Spa Party with Guest, Not Just A Mommy

Nicole Steeger

Today’s guest is our friend Dawn from Not Just A Mommy- a fabulous entertaining, crafts and party design blog. When Dawn told us about a spring inspired girls’ night party she was concocting, we knew we had to get all the details. So sit back, relax and check out Dawn’s great spa party inspiration: Everyone says it; "We should get together more often." ... MORE

Posted March 27, 2012

Top 10 Kids' Party Trends of 2011

Nicole Steeger

Over the last two years, GigMasters has provided entertainment for over 8,000 kids’ parties. We happen to really love big parties for little guests. And it’s obvious that you do too – despite issues with the economy, the average amount spent on children’s party entertainment hasn’t changed over the past few years. It’s great to know that parents are still focused on creating amazing events for their children. ... MORE

Posted March 06, 2012

Love Crush Valentine's Day Party with Guest, A to Zebra Celebrations

Nicole Steeger

Today's guest is Nancy from A to Zebra Celebrations, an amazing party planning site with tons of great products and ideas. Nancy stopped by to share this adorable party she created for Valentine's Day. Take a look ... MORE

Posted February 08, 2012

Under the Sea Party with Guest, Heather from Chickabug

Nicole Steeger

Today’s guest is Heather Dalton from Chickabug, a creative and fun shop that makes party planning easier with fabulous ideas and custom printables. She stopped by to share an adorable party with us that features some of her fabulous printables. Here’s Heather’s recap of this super cute (and unique) party: At this Under the Sea party, the starfish and netting decorations on the sweets table was just the first hint of what was to come!... MORE

Posted January 17, 2012

Thanksgiving Party Design With Guest, Anders Ruff

Nicole Steeger

Today we feature a special Thanksgiving celebration guest post from the party design specialists at Anders Ruff. Take a look at their fabulous Gobble Day decor and menu ideas: At Thanksgiving dinner, if you have children, you know that it’s hard to enjoy the fruits of your labor when the kiddies are crawling all over you. ... MORE

Posted November 16, 2011