Want To Throw the Best Birthday Party? Here’s How!

Aug 4, 2021 / By Megan

We all want birthday parties to be magical and memorable, but it can be hard to know where to start. Make sure to celebrate your little one’s next trip around the sun in style with this list of tips & tricks.

Craft some decorations

You could always buy your party decorations, but why not have some family fun & make them yourself! Here are some of our favorite DIY party decorations.


Tissue Paper Garland This simple DIY makes any space look festive!

Ice Cream Balloons Everyone loves ice cream! Try out this simple DIY project for birthday party decor, or for fun ice cream parlor play.

Ping Pong Glow Lights Customize your light strings to match your party’s theme with these simple supplies!

DIY Piñata This pinata takes a bit of patience, but the end result is sure to impress your friends and family.

Plan the menu

It’s not a party without refreshments! Keep your guests fed & entertained with these cute DIY party snacks.


Monster Treats Little ones love how delicious these monster treats are and it's hard not to smile while making them!

Marshmallow Pops Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with these DIY marshmallow pops that are sure to impress.

Rainbow Kebabs Eat all the colors of the rainbow with this delicious and healthy snack!

Pizza Bites Homemade pizza bites? Yes, please!

Ice Cream Sandwich Party Bites Jazz up your store-bought ice cream sandwiches to fit any theme or occasion!

Dare to dress up

Costumes are a sure-fire way to add silliness and fun to any party. Try out these easy costume pieces to make before (or at!) the party, then set up a photo station for guests to take pictures!


DIY Photo Booth Not only does this photo booth keep the kids and adults entertained, but you get some silly Instagram-worthy pictures to remember the occasion!

Bunny Dress Up These darling bunny ears and tails make for a delightful dress up activity, and can double as party favors!

Dinosaur Hat Dinosaurs are creatures of the past, but you can bring them back to life with this easy, low-mess DIY project!

Butterfly Wings Flitter and flutter with your favorite friends — and a little help from this six-crate costume bundle.

Glowing Horn Unicorn Costume Build a unicorn costume with a majestic mane, a noble snout, and a horn that lights up!

Pick a Project

Keep all your guests engaged & entertained with a fun project! Plan out supplies so everyone can do an activity together, or set up stations for small groups to play & learn!


Eggsperiments Get eggcited for science! Conduct a series of egg-themed experiments that show physics, chemistry, and biology in action.

Planet Bath Bombs Dive into kid-friendly chemistry with a set of planet-themed bath bombs you crafted yourself!

Paper Dolls Six paper dolls are waiting for you to create their closet full of clothes!

Golden Pirate Slime Yo-ho-ho! Create an amazing, oozing mix of ingredients that encourages sensory play fun.

Box Toss Inspired by the game of Corn Hole, this simple tossing contest uses recycled cardboard boxes (or KiwiCo crates!) Set up in the backyard and see who gets the most points.

Pick the perfect party favor

Don’t let your guests go home empty handed! The perfect goody bag or party favor ensures this birthday will be one to remember.


Unicorn Sewable Circuit Explore sewable circuit technology, conductivity, and the science of switches!

Robot Sewable Circuit Sew up a soft, flexible circuit using conductive thread, add LEDs, then craft a robot keychain whose eyes light up when you touch its hand to its belly.

Pom Pom Owls Wind up yarn to make fluffy owl friends with this pom-pom craft set!

Eco-Friendly Party Poppers Send your birthday guests home from the party with these eco-friendly party poppers.

Bunny Bags Stuff these adorable bunny gift bags with all sorts of party favors.

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