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Celebrations and birthday party ideas for kids in Des Moines, IA

2019: Easter Egg Hunts 4 Kids in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Once a year in early spring, there is a special kind of magic in the air that allows a fluffy little bunny to lay eggs filled with candy and toys! Get your child out there to take advantage of this annual phenomenon by attending one of the many Easter egg hunts taking place throughout the Des Moines area. The treat for parents is that most of them are FREE! Continue Reading…

2019: Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

If your days of celebrating until you’re green around the gills on St. Patrick’s Day are a distant memory, don’t worry: There are plenty of family-friendly ways to mark the holiday in Des Moines. After all, everyone feels a wee bit Irish around St. Patrick’s Day. Best of all? A few of these festivities are FREE. Continue Reading…

Sweetn’ up Mardi Gras in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Mardi Gras literally means “Fat Tuesday” in French. The idea behind Mardi Gras celebrations is that people overindulge before giving up something for Lent, which begins the following day with Ash Wednesday. This year Fat Tuesday falls on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.  To make the celebration a little sweeter, we decided to gather up a few New Orleans inspired desserts, offered at local restaurants in Des Moines, that are just what you need to get in the spirit of Fat Tuesday! Continue Reading…

2019: Valentine's Day Activities for Des Moines Kids to Share the Love – dsm4kids.com

Des Moines offers plenty of opportunities for kids and families to celebrate love this February, many of which are FREE. All month long, the metro area comes alive with “sweetheart dances” and fun love-filled parties just for kids. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the DSM metro this month at one of these fabulous events.  Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Calendar for even more family fun! Continue Reading…

Celebrate Love at Family Dances and Events in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

February is typically the month to celebrate love. Even though it’s cold outside there are several sweet events that will warm up your heart and bring you closer to your family, friends and others around you. Organizations across the metro are throwing some fun-filled dance parties for families of all kinds. Celebrate love at one of these local dances and events, starting in January. Continue Reading…

Ways to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day off from school, when families can explore the life, legacy, and lessons of the iconic civil rights leader (and take a break from schedules a bit). But Monday is also a day on: when kids and adults are encouraged to help out in their communities and find ways to show kindness to others in gestures of service.  Continue Reading…

2019: First Day Hikes at Iowa State Parks - dsm4kids.com

For all of you who have resolved to get more exercise, start the new year on the right foot with a brisk hike! Choose from an easy stroll to moderate level hike taking place at many of Iowa’s State Parks. These FREE, guided hikes are held annually on New Year’s Day as part of the America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. Continue Reading…

2018: New Year's Eve Celebrations 4 Kids & Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Break out the noisemakers and ring in 2019 with the family. Just do it a few hours earlier, so the kids can take part, too.There are plenty of family-friendly New Year’s Eve events happening in Des Moines. We’ve rounded up 21+ great options for the big (day) night that allow everyone to have fun. Continue Reading…

2018: 10 Christmas Day Activities to Do with Des Moines Kids After Opening Gifts - dsm4kids.com

The presents have been ripped open, plastic packaging dismantled and the batteries installed. Dinner won’t be ready for hours and the kids are stir crazy. What else can you do on Christmas Day in Des Moines with the kids? What is open? Continue Reading…

2018: Countdown to Christmas in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Waiting and preparing for Christmas can be almost as magical and fun as the holiday itself. Counting down the days builds suspense for the big holiday and rewards your kids with a little surprise for each day of patience in the long, cold month of December. If you’re searching for some fun, festive ways to celebrate, look no further. We’ve gathered 25 events and activities to help your family countdown to Christmas in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2018: Where to See Your Favorite Family Holiday Movies on the Big Screen in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Does your family’s favorite traditions include watching classic holiday movies? Even though you can watch many of these films on the couch in your PJs, there’s something really special about seeing a film on the big screen. With that in mind, here’s where you and your family can catch all of your favorite holiday flicks at movie theatres, community centers and libraries in or near Des Moines this season. Continue Reading…