Between soccer practice, grocery shopping, laundry, household chores, homework and your own work, planning your next kid’s birthday party may seem out of reach. Not to mention the fact that planning kid’s birthday parties has become a competitive sport between parents, but we aren’t here to judge the Mom (Martha) Stewarts of the world, we are here to help you become one!
When the planning gets tough, go to the internet. You can find tons of party planning hacks on Pinterest or you can follow a few awesome party bloggers. We have compiled a list of 7 of Our Favorite Birthday Party Planning Blogs so that you can plan your best birthday bash yet! Planning kid birthday parties doesn’t have to be stressful, it’s supposed to be fun and we say as long as you’re having fun with your party planning you’re doing it right!
Here are 7 of our Favorite Birthday Party Blogs:
Our Favorite for Themes Spaceships & Laser Beams
Many of the themes found on Spaceships & Laser Beams would pair great with charities for charity birthday parties. For instance their puppy party would be so cute paired with your child’s favorite rescue or shelter. Plus how adorable are these take home Adopt a Puppy party favors? If your kid loves the sea, you could take ideas from this awesome Under the Sea party and pair to share half of the gifts with Marine Mammal Stranding Center.
Our Favorite for Cakes Martha Stewart
Cakes are the centerpiece of the party! Cakes come in such a variety of shapes, sizes and themes. Cakes can have multiple layers, fillings, frostings. They can have fondant superheroes or candy attributes. Martha Stewart’s blog features cakes of all kinds. We love this blog because whether you’re a baker or not, making a unique birthday cake is possible! Check out this ‘no bake’ cake. It’s fun, kid friendly and an awesome centerpiece for your decor. For those bakers out there there are plenty of traditional baked cake ideas too.
Our Favorite for Cupcakes Cupcakes Garden
Known as ‘The Greatest Cupcake Collection’ be warned that visiting this site will make you crave cupcakes! We love Cupcakes Garden for many reasons most of them are chocolate, frosting and candy, how could you not love their designs, but we also love their Cupcake 101 advice that will help walk a non-baker through the process. They have cupcakes organized by flavor, fruits, holidays, events and special cupcakes. They have cupcake suitable for every occasion!
Our Favorite for Decorations Catch My Party
If you are looking for party themes or ideas for decorating Catch My Party is a perfect resource. They show a variety of party themes for all ages, have a list of vendors who offer birthday supplies, and they even sell featured decor. Even if you’ve already decided on a theme and decor you must check out their FREE birthday party printables. They have printables for everything from cupcake toppers, birthday cards and bingo game cards.
Our Favorite for Games & Activities Birthday Inspire
If you are hosting a party at a birthday party venue your activities may already be covered. If you are hosting a party at home then you probably need some ideas for keeping your party guests entertained. Decorating cookies, cupcakes, party hats are all fun activities that can double as party favors. If you are looking for something a little more competitive check out these Minute to Win It style games.
Our Favorite for Party Favors Pop Sugar.
Here at Kids Can Give Too we aren’t big into giving toys as take home party favors. We feel like the less ‘stuff’ clutter from a party the better! Pop Sugar. has some great options for parents looking to give a cool, useful take home gift. Here are 16 birthday party favors that range from useful to creative. The Birthday CD Mix might just be our favorite!
Our Favorite for Overall Birthday Party Planning Spaceships & Laser Beams
We also have to give this category to Spaceships & Laser Beams. You just can’t go wrong with a blog that will help you plan every detail of your party. Check out this Superhero Party complete with capes, party games, perfectly planned decor and even recipes that are sure to wow your super-child and their guests! Give your party a charity twist by sharing half of the birthday gifts with your child’s favorite charity. Your child will still get their perfect birthday gift via a VISA Gift Card, be a part of something great and you’ll be able to focus on celebrating your little HERO!
Do you have a favorite party planning blog? Share the website with us in the comments below.