Birthday Party Ideas



Great birthday party ideas can help you create the birthday party of your child's dreams.

We've all been to kids' birthday parties that seem like disorganized chaos, with the birthday child looking more distressed than happy. A well planned party can make your child's birthday an event to remember, for themselves and their guests...and definitely you (for all the right reasons).

Birthday parties aren't hard to throw; it's all in the planning. Give yourself enough time to get a few ideas together and see what you and your child like the best. Take into consideration the ages of the birthday child and attendees, the place it will be held, and definitely your budget.

Our birthday party ideas will give you a springboard for getting started and can help you completely avoid those hushed whispers weeks after the party that clearly say "remember that time at her kids party when..." and they refer to an incident (possibly involving medical personnel).

Also check out the birthday party themes section for theme specific parties complete with game and food ideas, and the birthday party games section to keep every child happy, involved, and remembering the great time they had at your child's birthday party.


First Birthday Party Ideas

For that magical first birthday, these are party ideas that will keep you sane and your guests entertained.


Toddler Birthday Party Ideas

A birthday party during the toddler years calls for different ideas or you could have total meltdown at any time. Let the good times roll for everyone with these great ideas.


Birthday Party Ideas for 5-7 Year Olds

This is a great age for birthday parties. Children love participating and truly enjoy every aspect of their special day. We've got ideas to help make this party incredible.


Birthday Party Ideas for 8-10 Year Olds

Older children love birthday parties as much as younger ones do, but will need a few more activities to keep them from getting bored. Far from just cake and ice cream, these ideas will keep things moving.


Birthday Party Ideas for 11-12 Year Olds

The 'tween years are a great time to keep kids connected, and what better way than a cool birthday party to let them hang out with friends and have fun while feeling just a bit grown up?


Teen Birthday Party Ideas

Teen birthday parties can be extra fun because their boundaries have expanded. From sleepovers to scavenger hunts, the best birthday party ideas for teens are here!




Main Dishes and More

Main Dishes and More

Start saving time and money in your kitchen with these easy family-friendly recipes, packed with flavor.

Easy Recipes

Dinner Ideas

Chicken Recipes

Crock Pot Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Casseroles

Make a mouthwatering breakfast recipe or an easy, delicious breakfast casserole to turn any day into a special day.


Soup, Salads and Sides

Soup, Salads and Sides These great soups and side dishes go with everything from elegant holiday meals to a weeknight pot roast.

Soup Recipes

Side Dishes

Salad Recipes

Healthy Dinner Choices

Healthy Dinner Recipes


Healthy Dinner Recipes

Healthy doesn't mean bland with these delicious homemade dinner recipes.

Begin or maintain a healthy lifestyle for your whole family tonight.


Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Get a delicious dessert for every occasion.

Pie recipes, cookies, cakes, fudge, cheesecake recipes and Mama Shirley's favorites all make wonderful happy endings.

Kids Recipes

Kids Recipes


Kids Recipes

Our Kids Recipes are easy to make and fun for kids of all ages. They're perfect for teaching beginning cooking and kitchen skills.


Pot Luck Casserole Recipes

Casserole Recipes

Casserole possibilites are endless, making it even easier to prep a hearty dinner with ingredients you have on hand. Try some of our family classics for easy one-dish dinners.

Casserole Recipes

Stock Your Freezer

Freezer Recipes

We’ve all been there before, it’s getting late in the afternoon and you’ve realized there isn’t anything for dinner. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. That’s where this section will come in handy for you.

Freezer Cooking Recipes




Names for Boys

Baby Boy Names

Choose the perfect name for your bundle of boy with help from our lists of thousands of boys names.

Boys Names

Names for Girls

Baby Girl Names

Find a beautiful name for your new daughter with easy to use lists of names and name meanings for girls.

Girls Names

Quotes for Life

Quotes About Life

The right quote at the right time can make you feel like there is a kindred spirit in this world that thinks like you do.

Some quotes have no other purpose than to make you laugh...something we could all use more of. Get inspired or reassured, visit the quotes pages often.

Quotes to Live By


These are the big lists for reference, all things vocabulary, reading and writing. 

List of Verbs

List of Pronouns

List of Prepositions

List of Nouns

List of Adverbs

List Of Adjectives


Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread Pudding

Cinnamon and vanilla infuse this custard-like dessert that starts with simple ingredients, but tastes like pure luxury.

Warm Spiced Bread Pudding Recipe

Easy Dinner Ideas

Easy Dinner Recipes

Try a variety of 30 minute meals, they're complete homemade dinners from kitchen to table in a half hour.

Quick and Easy 30 Minute Meals


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