Planning Checklist : This list will help you stay focused.

Shopping List : The most popular and useful items for parties.

Age Appropriate Parties : A year can make a big difference.

Party Themes: Very appealing to kids and simple to do.

Guest Invitations : A great way to involve the birthday child.

Decorating Ideas : Bright decor can really raise the level of fun.

Snack & Drinks : Popular food the kids can make themselves.

Games & Activities : You may already know plenty of games.

Party Favors/Goody Bags : Much easier than expected

Schedule of Events : Always have something happening.

Misc Hints & Tips : Plenty of ideas, very useful... read them all.

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Birthday Parties are very important to children, especially around the ages of 4 - 9. You can make the occasion memorable and special with just a little bit of pre-planning. Our FREE Party Planning Guide will show you how!

A few generations ago, children were treated to cake after dinner and a present from their immediate family. In the '50s and '60s, "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" and "Musical Chairs" were the highlights of parties celebrated at home with a hand full of friends.

Now, it's not uncommon for parents to orchestrate elaborate celebrations for their young children, often with expenses and stress levels spiraling out of control. Stress often ends up creating tension, unrealistic expectations and unnecessary expense.

Our FREE party Planning Guide offers tips for focusing on the real meaning of birthdays - the celebration of life.