Inexpensive Kid's Party Ideas

      Lifestyle Expert Amy Sewell showed parents how they can throw a fun birthday for their kids without breaking the bank.

      First birthdays are all about establishing traditions (and great photo ops!). For great First birthday party ideas click here.

      A complete party-in-a-box is the easy way to get everything you need for a party of any size! Don't spend a fortune on a custom cake! Transform a simple sheet cake, layer cake or cupcakes with themed "edible icing sheets" or whimsical cake toppers.Find inspiration for games and activities that fit the party theme ("musical thrones" for a princess party; "scavenger hunt" for a pirate party, etc.), along with no-cost activities for children of any age. For hundreds of theme ideas click here.

      Wearing costumes and playing dress-up are no longer limited to Halloween. Kids dress in costume and "pretend" year-round, and many schools even have regularly-scheduled costume days. Get a princess costume for the birthday girl, and have tiaras and wands for the guests, or get a superhero costume for the birthday boy and capes/masks for guests. For more costume ideas click here.