With the pandemic winding down some, gatherings are becoming a bit more frequent, including kids' birthday parties!

Slater's son Liam is turning six this weekend and thankfully his grandmother is in town to help out with suggestions to make the party the best it can be.

HERE ARE 10 THINGS THAT MAKE A KIDS' BIRTHDAY PARTY GREAT

1. THE CAKE

It sounds obvious, but you need a good cake! I prefer an ice cream cake; however, most kids will do just fine with chocolate cake. If you are doing a theme make sure this is represented on the cake.

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2. PARTYWARE

Matching plates, napkins, cups, bowls, and table cloths. It goes a long way and looks proper.

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3. ENTERTAINMENT

If you have the means, a good magician is a home run with kids at a birthday party.

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4. MUSIC

This is kind of a no-brainer, but just remember when Robin Williams is blasting House of Pain's "Jump Around" in "Mrs. Doubtfire"!

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5. THE FOOD

No vegetables, please. They need pizza, grinders, or burgers, and hot dogs.

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6. THE THEME

This can be totally fun and kids can participate by dressing up. I remember we had a "tractor theme" last year for Liam.

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7. BALLOONS

Even though they startle people when they pop, ballons are always a must-have for a kids' party.

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8. FARM ANIMALS

This is a maybe. Again, I reference "Mrs. Doubtfire". Enjoy!

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