?Do you need to plan a birthday party for your child and not know what to do? Here are fun and exciting ideas your kids will love! Pool Party! It's summer and you don't want numerous kids trampling through your house, so here's a simple solution. Make the party outside. You can get out the grill and slap on some hamburgers and hot dogs while the kids play in the water. You don't have to have an inground swimming pool to do this. Kids love water in the summer, so slip-n-slides and baby pools will work perfect. Make a game of it: whoever slides farthest gets a prize, or bob for water balls. It's "My" Birthday. Why do you always have to do all the work? Bake a sheet cake big enough for your little guests and let them gather around and decorate themselves. Not only are they having fun, but working together while doing it! Get Creative. Give them finger paints and let them create their own Birthday Party shirts! Let them use their imagination to put together a work of art they can wear. Sleepover. Invite your child's friends to have a sleepover. Let them tell ghost stories and play games. You can let them stay up late and watch television also. Elmo Theme. Uh-Oh! Dorothy's gone! Where could she have gone? Make a scavenger hunt to find where Dorothy is. Let them use hints to look outside and inside for her. Children can participate in groups or hunt alone. Let the kids do arts and crafts too. Print off pictures or find Elmo coloring books. They can color Elmo and his friends while having fun. Dora the Explorer Theme. Hola vamos, everyone let's go! What kid doesn't love Dora the Explorer? Use activities on the show to plan the birthday party. For example, use Map to make a map or trail to a place where the presents are hidden. Dora the Explorer is not only about fun but is a great learning experience too. Make it the same for your kids' party! Cut our number and letter cards in the shape of a pathway. Play this game like you would musical chairs. Call you a letter or number when the music stops. The children have to figure out which person is on the letter or number that was called out. A prize for this game could be a purple backpack or number and letter flashcards. Veggie Tales Theme. Veggie Tales is all about teaching kids morals. Help them learn! Pick a moral and have the kids explain to you and give you an example of what it means. For instance, if the moral is to not be selfish, the child could say that it means to share your toys. Another activity you can do is give the children different kinds of vegetables from the show and let them dress them up how they want. There are many ways you can do this. You can just let them draw on them with markers or you can let them decorate them with art supplies. During a child's birthday party the key is to entertain and imagine. Find crafts and arts that will be easy for children to do. Entertain them with games and let their imagination run wild. Let them win prizes to show them that their good actions are rewarded. Prizes can include anything from a simple toy to a candy bar. Decorations could include banners, streamers, party hats and whistles, confetti, and balloons. Author Bio: Gabriella Gometra builds sites on family products, such as http://childrenssewingmachines.org, which has information about sewing machines for beginners and a toy sewing machine for fun.