6 of the Best Birthday Parties You'll Ever Plan

6 of the Best Birthday Parties You'll Ever Plan

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Lisa Freedman
Dec 21, 2017
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Chances are, you're going to know someone with a birthday in 2018, right? Whether you're throwing a first birthday or planning a surprise party, here's how to make that person — and your guests — feel extra special.

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1. A First Birthday Party

There are few birthdays as monumental (at least for the parents!) as a first birthday. Friends and family from far away come to this big event, so it's gotta be a good one. Here's everything you need to pull off the party.

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2. A Pizza Party

A pizza party is always a good idea — especially when it comes to a birthday party. Keep reading to find out what's so great about the birthday pizza party, determine how much pizza to order, steal smart tips, and more.

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3. A Surprise Party

It's legit hard to successfully pull off a surprise party. But it can be done. Especially if you've read all of these stories.

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4. A Cocktail Party

Know someone who prefers a more sophisticated affair? The cocktail party is your answer.

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5. An Ice Cream Party

It's proven science: All kids and adults love a scoop (or three) of ice cream. Just invite friends, add ice cream/ice cream cake, and you've got a birthday party. Simple.

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6. A Classroom Birthday Party

Saturday birthdays are the best! Wednesday birthdays? Not so much. Sure, school-age kids get to celebrate with their classmates, but it's not like they get to go to the zoo in the middle of the day. Earlier this year, we talked about how to make weekday birthdays feel special, how to celebrate at school, and the ban against cupcakes in the classroom.

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