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Birthday parties

Get the most fun birthday party ideas, decorating suggestions, cake recipes, favor bag tips, and games all in one place! Whether the next birthday party you throw will be a raucous kid party or a sophisticated grown-up fete, we can help you pick a theme and set the stage for celebrating.


A white cake is an all-American classic recipe. This white cake recipe will become your favorite for celebrations and holidays -- and it tastes just like the white cake you'd find in your local bakery. (Don't worry. We won't tell your guests how easy it is!)






Budding chemists aren't the only ones who will get a kick out of this enjoyable experiment that teaches something about how the natural world works. When baking soda and vinegar come into contact, they form carbon dioxide. This gas fills the bottle and can't escape, so it rushes into the balloon, causing it to inflate.