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Kids Summer Birthday Party Theme Ideas

Kids Summer Birthday Party Theme Ideas

Celebrate the big day with five cool concepts, including a backwards bash, superhero shebang or a Mexican fiesta, luau or food/cooking blowout.

June 2013
10 Classic Birthday Gift Ideas for Kids that Stand the Test of Time

10 Classic Birthday Gift Ideas for Kids that Stand the Test of Time

Trump the latest trends with these cool presents that are great choices for young boys and girls – from Silly Putty and Slinky to Barbie and LEGOs.

June 2013
Mary Ellen the Clown Delights at Metro Detroit Kids Parties

Mary Ellen the Clown Delights at Metro Detroit Kids Parties

Looking for some fun party entertainment? This veteran southeast Michigan performer offers a sweet, not-overwhelming approach for little ones.

April 2013
Green Kids Party Giveaway Favors that are More Earth Friendly

Green Kids Party Giveaway Favors that are More Earth Friendly

Tired of giving out goodies you know will just get tossed? Here are ideas, from brown bags, canvas totes and classic games to seedlings and, well, nothing!

March 2013
Hosting a Joint Double Birthday Party for Kids and Friends

Hosting a Joint Double Birthday Party for Kids and Friends

Considering a big gathering for your child and a pal (or sibling)? Here's a how-to guide to handling planning, decor, food, location – and, of course, cost.

January 2013
Fun Finger Foods for Kids' Birthday Parties

Fun Finger Foods for Kids' Birthday Parties

Looking for quick, creative starters and main courses that'll delight your little guests – and create less stress for you, mom and dad? Try these six recipe ideas.

December 2012
Kids Birthday Cake Themes and Tips from Southeast Michigan Bakeries

Kids Birthday Cake Themes and Tips from Southeast Michigan Bakeries

It's an essential part of any child's party. Local metro Detroit and Ann Arbor shops offer insights and advice on picking the right one, whether you splurge or DIY.

October 2012
Slime Party for Kids is Guaranteed Gross Good Time

Slime Party for Kids is Guaranteed Gross Good Time

This gooey theme is a perfect pick for kids who love all things icky and disgusting. Get tips and ideas on invitations, activities, food and more!

July 2012
Family Reunion Party Planning Guide and Tips

Family Reunion Party Planning Guide and Tips

Contemplating a get-together? Here are seven questions to ask before planning a brouhaha with your clan in southeast Michigan – or elsewhere.

June 2012
Throw a Party for the Planet – That Gives Back!

Throw a Party for the Planet – That Gives Back!

Five ways your family can celebrate Earth and pay it forward – from repurposing kids old books to fun focus on endangered species.

April 2012
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