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Need inspiration for your child's upcoming birthday party? Is it your turn to host the annual, neighborhood Halloween party? If so, you may find yourself struggling to come up with a party theme. Never fear, Party Planner - DetailsPartyDesigns is here to help! Peruse these pages to find fun party theme ideas, creative games and activities, and even thematic menus for your hungry party guests.  

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This photo was taken during my son's Octonauts birthday party (he was turning 3). Everything worked out great - from the handmade Octonauts submarine to Ocean Bingo and everything in between.

However, my parties don’t always go as planned (shocker!), especially when there are little ones involved. I’ve been designing themed parties for my kids’ birthdays and Halloween for over 10 years at this point, and I’ve learned to expect magical moments as well as flub-ups (yes, that’s a technical term). I really love party planning…from the initial stages of searching through Pinterest for ideas, to the crafting of decorations and development of party games and activities. My husband accuses me of planning all these parties for myself more than the kids…nahhhhhh! 

Ok, maybe…

But the kids love the parties, too, so it’s a win-win for everyone involved. Now that my children are growing up, they even enjoy helping out with the planning.

If you love designing DIY parties of your own, please take some time to peruse the pages of this site for inspiration, tips, and tools to help you on your creative journey. The party theme pages feature images and descriptions of many of the themed parties I’ve planned (along with a few from friends) over the years. Enjoy!


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    Party Themes

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    Creating Party Games for Any Theme

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    Handmade Party Favor Bag Designs

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    Themed Party Food Ideas

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    Toddler Party Activities

    Let’s face it: toddlers at an older brother or sister’s birthday party are often out of their element. And as a party planner, it can be really hard to find toddler party activities to keep them entertained for any length of time. Have you ever looked up...

    Tips for Crafting Party Invitations

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    Developing an Awesome Party Plan

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