5 Tips for a Standout Birthday Party

Make your next birthday bash one to remember with these easy ideas.

Red and Blue Birthday Party

Eye-Catching Decor

Cheery decor and an attractive table setting are key to a standout birthday party, but you don’t have to go all out with elaborate, expensive decorations. Even simple, plastic plates and utensils in bold, solid colors can create a festive setting.

Handmade Invitations

Custom invitations add a personal touch to your party, and they don't have to be difficult to create. All it took to make these baseball party invitations was white cardstock, a printer, a red marker and scissors. Photo by Laura Fenton.

An Engaging Theme

A creative theme lets party guests escape to another world. For a kid's birthday, try an adventure-themed party with a scavenger hunt as the main event. Following clues to get to a hidden treasure will keep kids entertained for hours. Photo by Laura Fenton.

Atypical Treats

Think beyond the traditional birthday cake. Ice cream and fruit served out of colorful sundae cups makes a refreshing dessert for a summer party. Shop for these sundae cups.

Exceptional Favors

Sending your guests home with something extra special will make your party one to remember. Keep your theme in mind when creating favors: for a horse-themed birthday party, tin pails filled with chocolate, horse-shaped lollipops and horseshoe charms are the perfect memento. Photo courtesy Kid's Birthday Parties, Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.

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