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We have lots of useful birthday party tips and activities you can try for your little one's next birthday.

From party planning to party bags, party entertainment, birthday present ideas and more.
Party food ideas

Party food ideas

Looking for kids party food ideas? Check out these simple recipes that are cheap, quick and easy to make. From pizza shapes and sandwiches to fruit skewers, fairy bread, chocolate crackles, racing cars, jelly faces, lucky dips and strawberry mice. They’re sure to go down a treat!
9 Tips to help host more sustainable kids parties

9 Tips to help host more sustainable kids parties

When you think about kids birthday parties, you might not instinctively think about sustainability and saving the planet. In fact hosting a truly sustainable party may even seem a little daunting and too much like hard work. However there are things you can do (even small things!) to help reduce the impact your kids parties have on the environment.
5 Party bag ideas

5 Party bag ideas

Build a Birthday has come up with some great kids party bag ideas and what to put inside. Party bags are a great way for your little one to say thank you for coming to their party and the guests will love receiving little treats too.
9 Ways to avoid kids party disasters

9 Ways to avoid kids party disasters

Kids parties can be stressful enough without any mishaps to spoil the special day. So Build a Birthday has put together some tips on how to avoid the most common kids party disasters so you don’t end up hosting the worst party ever!
Kids birthday present ideas

Kids birthday present ideas

Not sure what to buy your kids for their birthday or for a friend's birthday party they're going along to? Our age-specific gift guide will give you lots of birthday present ideas on toys and activities suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-school kids.
Toddler party tips

Toddler party tips

Follow our toddler party tips and keep things as simple and as stress-free as possible for your child's next party. Toddlers are at an age where they are easily impressed, so don’t feel pressured to throw the biggest birthday party of all time.
Kids party food on a budget

Kids party food on a budget

Kids party food needn’t cost the earth or take too long to make. So Build a Birthday has put together some tips on what you can do and what you can make with a little creativity and a limited budget. From the number of birthday party guests you invite to ensuring you have just enough food, plus ideas on budget conscious party food you can buy or make at home.
Going Batty – tips on organising a bat party

Going Batty – tips on organising a bat party

Hosting a kids bat party is lots of fun! From preschoolers’ parties to Halloween gatherings, this monochrome number is sure to delight and is a breeze to whip together. Check out these tips on how to set the scene, fun party food ideas you can use and games you can play to keep your little bats busy.
Birthday party photo tips

Birthday party photo tips

Don't miss out on those special birthday party photos. As you’re busy rushing around it’s easy to get to the end of the party and realise that you haven’t taken any photos of the special event. Why not enlist the help of family and friends to be your ‘party paparazzi’ and ensure you have photos that will preserve the memories for years to come.
How to save money on kids birthday parties

How to save money on kids birthday parties

Whether you’re on a tight budget or just want to cut costs in some areas, these quick tips will help you save money when it comes to your kids’ next birthday party.
Kids party planning tips

Kids party planning tips

There are lots of things to think about when it comes to planning your kids birthday parties. So Build a Birthday has come up with these tips to help relieve some of the stress and make it a special day. Just be sure to start planning 4-5 weeks out and you'll have no last minute panics.
Celebrating kids half birthdays

Celebrating kids half birthdays

When you’re little, waiting a whole year til your next birthday seems like FOREVER! But now it seems half birthday celebrations are starting to pop up. Sometimes for practical reasons and sometimes just because. Find out more.
5 fun birthday ideas for toddlers & pre-schoolers

5 fun birthday ideas for toddlers & pre-schoolers

Check out these fun and inexpensive birthday party ideas to help make your toddler's or pre-schooler’s birthday a very special and memorable one.
Traditional birthday party games

Traditional birthday party games

Kids traditional birthday party games are still so much fun! Everything from Pass the Parcel to Musical Chairs, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Stuck in the Mud and everything in between. Check out our list of fun party games and how to play them. They’ll keep the kids amused for hours!
Christmas birthdays

Christmas birthdays

If your child was born around Christmas time they might feel overlooked when it comes to birthday attention. So how do you ensure your child’s birthday in December or early January isn’t overshadowed by the Christmas holidays? Check out these useful tips.
Mermaid party ideas for toddlers & preschool kids

Mermaid party ideas for toddlers & preschool kids

Why not celebrate your little one's special day with a mermaid birthday party! Check out these ideas on mermaid party food and decorations, costumes and games you can play. You can also use some of these ideas for an under the sea party, pirate party and beach party.
8 Tips on hiring a kids party entertainer

8 Tips on hiring a kids party entertainer

All performers and kids shows are different, but here are a few tips on hiring a birthday party entertainer to help ensure your little guests have fun.
5 Party decorating tips

5 Party decorating tips

Decorations add the WOW factor to any birthday party and set the scene for a special day. So Build a Birthday has come up with these 5 tips on putting together the party decor for your kids next birthday party.
Kids birthday party themes

Kids birthday party themes

Looking for theme ideas for your little one’s next birthday party? Not sure where to start? Have a look at our list of themes and complete your ideas with matching party supplies, invitations, birthday cake and perhaps even decorate your party venue in the same theme too.
Birthday cake size guide

Birthday cake size guide

Not sure what size birthday cake you should order or buy for your children’s birthday party? Check out our simple cake size guide to help determine what size cake you will need. The cake chart will show you at a glance how many portions/slices/pieces you will get out of a round and square cake to ensure there’s no wastage.
Planning a birthday party

Planning a birthday party

Need inspiration for your kids next birthday party? There are so many things to think about, but here's a quick guide to get you started.
When to open kids birthday presents

When to open kids birthday presents

So what is the norm when it comes to kids opening their birthday presents? Opening them straight away or opening them later? While most children like to rip into their presents as soon as they can, some people like to collect the presents in a central location to be opened later in the party or after everyone has gone home. Is there a right or wrong way?
Easing the stress when it comes to kids birthday cakes

Easing the stress when it comes to kids birthday cakes

A birthday party is just not a birthday party without a cake, candles and the singing of Happy Birthday. However birthday cakes can sometimes cause parents a lot stress and unnecessary worry. Check out these ideas to help ease the pressure when it comes to kids birthday cakes.
Party planning checklist

Party planning checklist

Need some help when it comes to planning your kids birthday parties? Make your child’s next birthday party as stress-free as possible with our easy step-by-step Party Planning Checklist.

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