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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