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BLOW 'EM AWAY
Guests (big or small!) will love walking up to these big, bright balloons. Not only do they scream party, but they also help guide partygoers to the main event.
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Cute and colorful, these classic drink straws will add a touch of nostalgia and whimsy to any kiddie affair. They totally remind me of an old-school soda shop.
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My friends at Cake Divas helped me create this awesome rainbow cake for my daughter's birthday. Inside and out, the kids went crazy for it. We heard lots of "oohs" and "ahhs."
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Mason jars are one of my fave party must-haves. For a cool giveaway, take candy and divide it by color into different jars, then add a spoon or scooper so kids can make their own goodie bags. You can also use hang tags rubber stamped with a fun graphic to add a little flare and style.
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Keep your mini guests entertained with an engaging crafts table. All you need is bright beads divided into different jars and colored string. You'll be surprised by what your little ones come up with.
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Before the party, make a few cupcakes, and top them off with white frosting with the party girl or boy. Then set up a fun decorating station with rainbow-colored sprinkles, candy and more – the kids will go wild!
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"I love throwing parties or any chance to celebrate," says Soleil Moon Frye, pictured here with daughters Poet, 7, and Jagger, 4½. So next year, the Target Mommy Ambassador is taking her party-planning skills to a whole new level with the launch of her very own kid-friendly entertaining guide. "The most important thing is to have fun with your kids. It helps them to feel like they are a special part of each occasion."