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Birthday Parties

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"When our son turned one, we made a time capsule with letters and sentimental objects from loved ones. It's a great keepsake, and he'll open it when...
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3 days before... * Bake cake or cupcakes if you're making them yourself. Wrap well in plastic. * Hit the grocery store for snacks, mini-juice boxes,...
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A new—and better—take on old traditions
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Fun games for little ones new to parties and playdates
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What could be more appropriate than a growth chart to mark the milestone of a first birthday? Remember: Remove all decorations before serving to...
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Make your child's birthday an artistic affair with these three kids birthday themes
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Five popular themes adapted for toddlers through preteens
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What kid doesn't like a good secret and skulking around? Here's how to plan a mysterious celebration
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A snap-happy birthday party theme idea for your child. Need costume inspiration?
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Everything you need to know, whether you're throwing or attending the bash
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Q. Our kindergartner still wants us to stay with him at birthday parties, even when it's clearly a dropoff event. What can we do?A. With all the...
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As your baby's first birthday approaches, you may not be sure if you want to throw her a party. After all, why spend all that money on food,...
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Q  Should I let my 4-year-old open gifts at her birthday party, or will that just teach her that a party is all about the loot?A: To open...
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His birthday bash will be dino-myte with these super-fun dinosaur party ideas
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Weeks (sometimes months) in advance, children begin anticipating their birthday parties... and many parents begin dreading them. What are the right...
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The guests had been invited and the chocolate cake made, and the house was as clean as it was ever going to be. My husband and I had planned a...
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Q. My triplets are about to turn 4. How can I make the birthday memorable for each girl? A. "With multiples, the goal is to acknowledge each child as...
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Parents eager to start stashing away cash for their children's college education face a dizzying array of options. Many experts think that steadily...

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