Can you imagine spending $50,000 on your child's birthday party, just to celebrate him or her turning a year old? Parents are increasingly digging deep into their wallets to provide parties that far out pace the traditional cake, ice cream and pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey affairs of years past.
We've found, however, you don't have to spend thousands to give your child a party that he or she will remember. We've taken our research and organized it into this handy Birthday Party Guide, where you'll find a recommended shopping list, do's and don'ts from party planners, Top 10 party favors, activities and party foods and a great do-it-yourself guide.
We encourage you to use this information and share your successes -- tell people what works or what doesn't work in our forum section and share photos of your party, food or favors in our photo gallery.
Most of all, have a great time at the party!
Local pros offer tips designed to make your bash a success.
While far from comprehensive, our shopping list will ensure that you don't find yourself missing any essentials during your child's birthday party.
No matter what the age of your guests, the food you serve can make or break the party. You don't want to be known as the house that served liver and onions.
Need some decorations and don't want to run to your local party store? Here are a few ideas that are good looking and fun.
These party favors are fun to make and even better to eat. In addition to our suggested shapes, feel free to come up with your own.
A birthday party does not have to break the bank. Great parties can be had that don't require cashing your son's or daughter's college fund. Here are some ideas for a variety of budgets.
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