Birthday Party Planning Guide

How to Plan Your Child's Birthday in Little Rock

Today's parents want someone to take care of most of the party details for them.  Throwing a party is hard work, many local venues will do most of hat for you.  This helpful guide will help you find someone to take care of everything, from the cake to the cleanup (if you want) and ensure your child has a memorable birthday experience. I've also listed some supply sources for those of you who would rather plan your own parties.

  • 01 of 07
    Birthday cake
    ••• Birthday cake for your party. Getty Images
    To me, the cake is most important part of a birthday party. Many places that will plan a party for you do not provide the cake because most parents prefer to personalize them. These specialty cake makers will make you anything from an elaborate sculpted cake from Blue Cake Company to a simple sheet cake from Sams.
  • 02 of 07
    Creative parties
    ••• Creative parties. Getty Images
    These locations will help your child explore their creativity by engaging them in crafts, painting, imaginative play and even making a new friend.
  • 03 of 07
    Elephant eating birthday cake
    ••• Nature Birthday Parties. Getty Images
    These are parties for kids who love animals and science. The zoo, several riding stables, Museum of Discovery and even a dive shop will give your kids memories that will last a lifetime.
  • 04 of 07
    Birthday parties
    ••• Active birthday parties. Getty Images
    Your child can incorporate the Travelers, the Razorbacks and even paintball into their birthday party.
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  • 05 of 07
    Birthday party
    ••• Have a great birthday. Getty Images
    These parties are based around climbing, jumping, swimming and playing. These are great for active kids with active friends.
  • 06 of 07
    Teens at a party
    ••• Teenage birthday parties. Getty Images
    Teens can be hard to please, but here are a few ideas. Most of the suggestions allow plenty of unstructured time for talking and socializing.
  • 07 of 07
    Birthday girl
    ••• Birthday supplies. Getty Images
    If you just want to plan an awesome party and not leave your house, these supply stores and event rental companies can make it happen. I've linked everything from extravagant party planners to an online wholesale supplier. Even if you do book a party at a local venue, some place require you bring supplies.