Summer Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

These resources will help you plan a warm-weather party

Does your child have a summer birthday? The articles and links below will help you plan a fun-in-the-sun party for your child.

  • 01 of 08
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    Megan Cooley

    Watch it wiggle! This red, white and blue finger Jell-O would be a hit at a Flag Day party, Fourth of July celebration, Bastille Day gathering or at the birthday party of any patriotic kid. Or, alter the colors to fit any other theme.

  • 02 of 08
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    Image courtesy of Stephanie Frazier Grimm, of Couture Parties.

    Take me out to the ballgame! This baseball-themed party has all the classic elements of a ballpark bash (even peanuts!).

  • 03 of 08
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    Looking for a unique dirt dessert for a kid's party? Make these garden cupcakes following the instructions in the book Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. Megan Cooley

    These garden cupcakes would make the perfect treat at the party with a fairy, garden, spring, Earth Day or other spring or summer theme.

  • 04 of 08
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    Megan Cooley

    A reader wanted help on a backyard barbecue bash she planned to throw for her daughter's fifth birthday. The result: ideas you could use for any outdoor party, whether you're celebrating the Fourth of July, Labor Day or a family reunion.

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  • 05 of 08
    Photo by Andrea Carlyle and provided by In Good Company.

    How to throw a mad tea party under the trees for a birthday kid enchanted by Alice in Wonderland.

  • 06 of 08
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    Megan Cooley

    Get ideas from this ladybug party if your little one asks for a garden party during spring or summer.

  • 07 of 08
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    Megan Cooley

    This article rounds up some of the all-time favorite outdoor party games for children.

  • 08 of 08
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    Looking for a patriotic dessert to serve kids on the 4th of July? Make star cookies using a special pan by Wilton Industries. By changing the frosting color or other decorations, the cookies could also be used for Christmas, Veterans Day or a birthday. Megan Cooley

    This star-shaped cookie pan from Wilton makes patriotic and tasty treats.