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Birthday Parties for Kids!: Creative Party Ideas Your Kids and Their Friends Will Love


Birthday Parties for Kids! is filled with creative suggestions for unique home-made celebrations! This book reveals quick, easy, and inexpensive ideas that show adults how to customize a party for the birthday child.
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Birthday Parties for Kids! is filled with creative suggestions for unique home-made celebrations! This book reveals quick, easy, and inexpensive ideas that show adults how to customize a party for the birthday child.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761501251
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/25/1995
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 7.13 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Penny Warner has written over 30 books for parents and kids, featuring ideas on development, parties, games, activities, and snacks. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Special Education, and has taught child development, special education, and sign language, at local colleges.

She has appeared on several television talk shows as well as on national TV, presenting tips for parents and kids. She was recently featured on HGTV's "Smart Solutions" and "The Later Today Show." In addition to Learn to Sign the Fun Way, she has written a mystery series featuring a deaf reporter in the California gold country, and is writing a mystery series for middle grade readers. She also wrote a weekly newspaper column for 11 years on family life.

She lives in Danville, CA, with her husband and has two children.

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Table of Contents

Twelve Steps to Perfect Party Planning
Plan a Theme for the Party
Plan the Party with Your Child
Plan the Time and Keep It Short
Plan the Guest List
Plan the Decorations to Suit the Theme
Plan the Games and Activities
Plan the Goodies
Plan the Prizes for Both Winners and Losers
Plan for Surprises
Plan for Problems
Plan for Fun
Plan for Yourself!
Birthday Party Themes
Arts and Crafts Party
Backyard Camp Party
Balloon Blow-Out Party
Beach Party
Bedtime Party
Big & Little Party
Bookworm Party
Bouncy Baby Party
Cartoony Party
Cheerleading Party
Chefs in the Kitchen Party
Chocolate Candy Land Party
Clown-Around Party
Come-as-You-Are Party
Cookie Party
Creep Critter Party
Daily Planet Party
Dancing with a DJ Party
Doll and Action Figure Party
Fashion Victim Party
Freaky Friday Party
Game Show Party
Gilligan's Island Party
Gold Medal Games Party
Great White Shark Party
Grow Up! Party
Haunted House Party
Hippie Sixties Party
Hooray for Hollywood Party
Horsin' Around Party
Jurassic Party
Magical Party
Mommy and Daddy Party
Mother Goose Party
Movie-Making Party
Musical Party
Mystery Mansion Party
Pajama Party
Pet Party
Photo Party
Pirate Party
Punk Party
Puzzle Party
Restaurant Party
Salon Style Party
Scary Monster Party
Scientific Expedition Party
Sci-Fi Party
Sdrawkcab Party
Secret Spy Party
Sherwood Forest Party
Skaters and Bikers Party
Sock Hop
South of the Border Party
Space Trek Party
Storytime Party
Summer in Winter or Winter in Summer Party
Sunrise Surprise Party
Superheroes Party
Talent Show Party
Teddy Bear Picnic
This Is Your Life Party
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles Party
Tropical Luau
Under the Sea Party
Video Game Party
Water World Party
Where in the World . . . Party
Zoo Party
Inventive Invitations
Balloon Blimps
Bubble Fun
Candy Bars
Color Comics
Crazy Invitations
Cut-Out Kids
Egg-Citing Invitations
Fifty-Two Mix-Up
Floral Fantasies
Funny Money
Garden Grow
Glow-in-the-Dark Star Chart
Invisible Invitations
Magic Wands
Magical Invitations
Masquerade Disguises
Music! Music! Music!
Mystery Messages
Newspaper Headline
Party Menus
Picture Postcards
Pirate's Map
Popcorn Party Bags
Popper Invitations
Pop-Up Cards
Puzzler Invitations
Recipe Cards
Swirl Sticks
This Is Your Life
Ticket to Fun
Unidentified Flying Objects
Wanted Posters
Delightful Decorations
All About You
Artist Colony
Baby Love
Billions of Balloons
Blast to the Past
Cafe Partee
Candy Land
Carnival Booths
Casbah Canopy
Comic-Cartoon Parade
Enchanted Forest
Melody Land
Mystery Mansion
Parallel Universe
Spider's Den
Spooky Cave
Starry Starry Night
Tent Safari
Treasure Island
Where in the World . . .
Other Decorating Tips
Great Kid Games
A-B-C Game
Balloon Bodybuilder
Body Bingo
Bomb Squad
Boogie Man
Broken Mirror
Bumbling Bubble Gum
Candy Grab
Candy Wrap
Commercial Crazy
Crime Scene
Do-It Dice
Follow the Footprints
Funny Fashion Show Relay
Giant's Game
Go Fishing
Goofy Face
Goose Feathers
Heart Surgeon
Hoppin' Hats
Hot Lava
Magazine Scavenger Hunt
Mind Reader
Name the Tune
Oddball Olympics
Pass the Present
Picture Puzzle
Prize Is Right
Screen Test
Shoe Loose
Snap - or Zap!
Sound Stage
Step 'n' Pop
Tail Tag
Taster's Tongue
Think Fast
Treasure Hunt
Water Balloon Blast-Off
Water Brigade
Awesome Activities
Amazing Swami
Bike Bazaar
Black Hole
Blind Walk
Box Cars
Bubble Machine
Candy Leis
Chocolate Critters
Comic Strips
Creative Construction
Dinosaur Egg Hunt
Face It!
Face Painting
Fashion Fun
Finger Funnies
Funny Face
Galaxy Gazers
Ghosts and Goblins
Gooshy Goo
Hairy Head
Hansel and Gretel's House
Marble Mania
Model Behavior
Mysterious Message
Photo Paper Dolls
Popcorn Explosion
Pop-Up Clown
Salt Scape
Sixties Shirts
Stork Walkers
Storybook Theater
Super Stickers
Surprise Bags
Treasure or Trash?
Fun Party Foods
Super Snacks
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Banana Butter Buns
Colossal Cookie
Mixin' Munchies
Painted Cookies
Potato Puffers
Puffy People
Silly Sailboats
Stuffed Bananas
Dazzling Drinks
Children's Champagne
Chocolate Fizz
Glow Drink
Hawaiian Hurricane
Milk 'n' Cookies Shake
Money Milkshake
Peanut Butter Blitz
Straw Sucker
Bread Bowler
Elephant Eggs
Jell-O Crunch
Porcupine Pat
Quicksand Dip
Shape Sandwiches
Creative Cakes
Blackbeard's Treasure
Carousel Cake
Clown Cakes
Crazy Cupcakes
Dressy Doll Cake
Hamburger Cake
Meteor Shower Cake
Surprise-Inside Cake
Ice Cream Dreams
Chocolate Pasta Ice Cream
Crispy Crunch Ice Cream Pie
Coffee Can Ice Cream
Dirt and Worms
Ice Cream Clowns
Orange Oddballs
Spider Web Pie
Farewell Favors
Art Box
Awards and Ribbons
Baker's Clay Jewelry
Baker's Clay Picture Frames
Beach Finds
Boats and Floaters
Bubble Stuff
Bug Collection
Bunch of Books
Capes and Hats
Coconut Heads
Color Shapes
Comic Books
Compass and Treasure Map
Dinosaur Zoo
Edible Jewelry
Face Paints
Fake Tattoos and Earrings
False Fingernails
Faux Jewelry
Freaky Frisbees
Gold Coins and Funny Money
Magic Cards and Tricks
Magnetic Monsters
Makeup Set
Me Doll
Meringue Monsters
Pasta Necklaces
Personalized Popcorn Balls
Pirate Loot
Rubber Buggies
Secret Stash Trail Mix
Single Cassettes
Squirt Toys
Star Cards
Surprise Balls
Swirl Sticks
Thrift Store Ensembles
Video Viewing
Water Fun
Weird Candy
Whistles and Tweeters
White Elephant Gifts
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