Kids Birthday Party Ideas & Recipes
We have a slew of themed kids birthday party ideas like a monster mash birthday bash, or even a Frozen-inspired party. Check out our DIY party decorations, one-of-a-kind birthday banners, hanging paper flowers, and our kid-friendly menus that include pizza, chicken tenders, healthier snacks like fruit cups, cakes, and DIY birthday party favors.
Gooey Butter CakeThis sticky-sweet cake is a St. Louis specialty -- every bakery in Missouri has its own version. Martha made this recipe on episode 703 of Martha Bakes.
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Kids' Birthday Party Ideas
Make your child's next birthday party extra-special by choosing a unique theme for the celebration.
Birthday Party Invitations
Kids' Birthday Cake Recipes
Celebrate the guest of honor with a cake that is sure to impress. Choose from 22 recipes, including ice cream cake, devil's food cake, and more.
Kids' Party Favors
Kapow! Throw a Dynamic Superhero Kids' Birthday Party
Host a Goldilocks-Themed Kids' Birthday PartyHaven't you always wanted to host a party that's, well, "just right"? Now's your chance. Get in the mood with Goldi-"lox" sandwiches, "Pin the Tail on the Bear," and a "bear"-y orange smoothie recipe that'll make your kids smile. Plus: the lowdown on our famous bear sheet cake.
Celebrating with Elmo: Birthday Party
Space Odyssey Birthday Party
How to Throw a Kids' Carnival Party
Games, balloons, and bright colors -- a carnival is just like a birthday party, but better! So why not invite kids to a carnival-themed party in your backyard or at a local park?
Obstacle Course Birthday PartyThere's logic to the notion of an obstacle-course-themed birthday party considering how many real-life obstacles an 8-year-old has surmounted. Each little triumph of language and locomotion has been a confidence-building occasion.
Pixie Birthday Party
Party Themes: Throw an Owl-Motif Birthday Party (It'll Be a Hoot!)We’ve got all you need for an owl-themed party -- including free printable invitations, decorations, favors, and the ultimate owl cake.
Host a Dr. Seuss Kids' Birthday Party"In Katroo, every year, on the day you were born, they start the day right in the bright early morn." Dr. Seuss sure knew how to celebrate. But if you're not up for a last-minute trip to Katroo, just try these Seuss-inspired birthday ideas instead.
A Daisy-Themed Party
A mom plans a summer party that celebrates her baby and entertains guests of all ages.
Silly Themes for Birthday PartiesRecipe
Pizza with Fresh Figs, Ricotta, Thyme, and HoneyTry a stone fruit instead of figs and think about this pizza as a dessert.Recipe
On-the-Go BrowniesThis decadent, chocolatey dessert transports exceptionally well.Recipe
Pumpkin Cornmeal DoughnutsDoughnuts and doughnut holes made with cornmeal and rich pumpkin puree are in keeping with the season. Roll some in confectioners' sugar and others in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. A tall glass of apple cider is the perfect accompaniment.Recipe
Homemade Yellow CakeDecorate this cake with either our Vanilla- or Chocolate-Buttercream frosting.Recipe
Apple StrataThis nutritious snack will satisfy any craving.Recipe
Vegan Chocolate-Ganache FrostingSwapping coconut milk in for cream in a standard chocolate-ganache recipe yields a rich dairy-free topping. Because of the high ratio of coconut milk to chocolate, the frosting will take longer to thicken, but the decadent taste and airy texture are well worth the wait. Pair it with our Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes.Recipe
Individual Boston Cream PiesThe classic pie flavors are just as delicious in cupcake form. Martha made this recipe on episode 701 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Peanut-Butter-and-Jelly Cheesecake SquaresThree things go into making this recipe really smooth: creamy peanut butter, like Jif or Skippy (our test-kitchen's go-to for baking); and room-temperature eggs and cream cheese.Recipe
Easy Cinnamon-Sugar CookiesThese cookies are sure to please everyone in the house.Video
Over the Top S'mores MilkshakeSarah Carey makes an Over-the-Top S’mores Milkshake with gooey toasted marshmallows, chocolate ice cream, hot fudge sauce, and crunchy graham crackers dipped in chocolate. Try this decadent dessert and enjoy!Video
Double Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream SandwichesMartha Stewart makes decadent and delightful Double Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches. It’s the perfect treat on a hot summer's day, enjoy!Recipe
Neapolitan CupcakesThese nostalgic cuties can be made a day in advance -- store them in an airtight container at room temperature and frost just before serving.Recipe
Cowboy Coconut BarsFor chewier bars, substitute sweetened shredded coconut for the unsweetened coconut flakes.Recipe
Frosted Vanilla CupcakesFor Halloween, decorate the tops of the cupcakes with black and orange jelly beans.Recipe
Basic Crispy CakesOoey, gooey crisp rice treats may have a reputation for being square, but don't stop there! You can cut, roll, and mold the mixture into all sorts of clever confections.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Yellow Butter Cake for Vanilla-Pecan Sand CastleUse this recipe to make our Vanilla-Pecan Sand Castle.Recipe
Mini Chocolate Cupcakes With Multicolored FrostingDiminutive chocolate cupcakes get dressed up in an array of color.Recipe
Strawberry-Cream Cheese FillingTangy cream cheese gets a hit of tartness and sweetness from fresh strawberries in this simple-yet-perfect cake filling recipe.