popular topics in parties and gifts

  • New Year's Day Printables
    Time Capsule for Kids
    Try this fun activity with kids every year on their birthday, New Year's Eve, or anytime you want to capture memories! Print out this "questionnaire" for your child to fill in. Then find an empty jar or shoebox to use as your "time capsule,"...
  • Parties Printables
    Birthday Party Planning Checklist
    Planning a birthday party for your child can turn an exciting occasion into a whole lot of stress! Stay on track and plan a stress-free, memorable celebration with this birthday party planning timeline and checklist. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Planning a Wedding
    Who Pays for a Wedding These Days?
    Who Pays for a Wedding These Days? As you probably know, tradition had it that the bride's family paid the majority of the wedding costs. This was great for the groom's family, but could cause serious pocketbook stress for the parents of the bri...
  • kids celebrating at a birthday party
    Birthday Party Themes
    Let's Party! 10 Awesome Birthday Party Theme Ideas
    It's party time! If you are looking for a special way to celebrate your little one's big day, you've come to the right place. Do something a little different with one of these creative theme ideas, and find some great tips from other parents to h...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • LEGO iPhone case
    Gifts
    iPod- and iPhone-Related Gifts for Kids
    Looking for a gift for your iPod or iPhone obsessed child? Find the perfect iPhone/iPod case and accessories for kids of all ages, whether you're looking for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers or a graduation or birthday gift for your hard-to-pl...
    Erin Dower
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Sleepover Guide for Parents
    This sleepover guide is full of tips, party games, snacks, and a packing list for throwing the perfect slumber party for your kids. ...
  • Grooveclock
    Best Birthday Gifts
    Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Tweens (Ages 11-13)
    Wondering what to get your preteen for an upcoming birthday? Try these bithday gift ideas to make this a birthday to remember for any young teenager. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Slumber Parties
    Is Your Child Ready for a Sleepover?
    Has your child been invited to a sleepover, but you aren't sure if he is ready to spend the night away from home? Take this quiz to find out. ...
  • Slumber Parties
    Tips for Planning a Successful Sleepover Party
    Tips for Planning a Successful Sleepover Party Sleepover parties can be a blast, but the planning, potential homesickness, and a house full of rambunctious children can put stress on both the parents and kids. These tips for party planning and de...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Indoor Games Printables
    Baby Shower Bingo Printable Game Cards
    Print off these baby shower BINGO cards to use at your shower as you unwrap gifts for your soon-to-be baby. Check out these other fun baby shower games. ...
  • Barbie House
    Best Birthday Gifts
    Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Young Kids (Ages 6-10)
    Searching for cool birthday gifts for kids? These gift ideas are sure to please. You'll find toys for the budding writer, scientist, artist, or musician. Grab 'em fast! ...
  • Indoor Games Printables
    Pin the Baby on the Belly Printable Shower Game
    Print off the pregnant belly template and a baby for each guest to play this fun twist on Pin the Tail on the Donkey at your next baby shower. Check out these other fun baby shower games. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Father's Day Gifts
    Bug Tie Tack
    Bug Tie TackMaterials Air-dry clay Red and black tempera paintTie tack backing (sold at most craft stores)Directions To make a tack, roll a lima bean-size piece of clay into a round ladybug body and press it securely onto the flat surface of the ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Paper Crafts
    Mouse Pad Craft
    Mouse Pad CraftMaterials 9- by 12-inch piece of white craft foam Sheet of blue craft foamSheet of brown craft foamyarn glue Directions Round the corners of one short side of a 9- by 12-inch piece of white craft foam and trim the other short side ...
  • Top 10 Baby Shower Gifts for Twins
    Baby Shower
    Top 10 Gifts for Twin Babies
    Do you have a friend or family member expecting twins? Or maybe you have a couple of buns in the oven! These top gifts for twin babies will help the mama-to-be feel ready for the new arrivals. Diaper Bag for Two Photo source: Skip Hop Not a...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • WubbaNub Infant Pacifier
    Baby Products
    Staff Favorites: 20 Essential Products for Baby's 1st Year
    The FamilyEducation staff is made up of moms and dads like you, always on the lookout for the best products for our kids. We've come up with a list of the must-have baby products that have been essential to our young families — everything fr...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • little girl enjoying birthday gifts and goodie bag
    Party Favors
    Party Favors for Kids
    How many times has your child come home from a birthday party with a goodie bag full of dollar store trinkets that get forgotten about almost immediately? The next time you're planning a birthday, forgo the penny candy and cheap toys and send you...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Top Birthday Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
    Best Birthday Gifts
    Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
    Finding just the right birthday gifts for children can be tough. Our list of great birthday gift ideas for toddlers and preschoolers can help. You'll find gift ideas ranging from educational gifts to pretend play toys, to activity and artistic to...