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

7 Tips 4 Tailgating With Kids - dsm4kids.com

With football teams getting geared up, tailgating season is upon us. With kids in tow, tailgating looks a bit different than it did in our college days. But, that doesn’t mean it can’t be a fun family outing!  You can get into the spirit to cheer on your favorite team AND kick off a fun-filled day for the whole family. Here’s seven tips for tailgating with kids.  Continue Reading…

5 Great Gift Ideas to Celebrate Grandparents Day in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Those of us lucky enough to have parents nearby count on them for so much: reliable (and free) babysitting, parenting advice (requested or not) and lots and lots of grandchild spoiling. They are cherished members of our family who unfortunately don’t always get the thanks they deserve. Grandparents Day, which is on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 is a great opportunity to show them a little appreciation.  Here are five fun and easy ways to say, “Happy Grandparent’s Day,” to the matriarchs and patriarchs of your clan. Continue Reading…

National Night Out Events Happening in the Des Moines Area - dsm4kids.com

National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 and is a national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.  There will be different events and block parties taking place though out the Des Moines area where the community will have an opportunity to meet local law enforcement. Here’s where you can celebrate National Night Out this year in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

5 Birthday Party Themes That Work for Both Boys and Girls in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Are you stumped for a theme for your child’s next birthday party?  No worries; we’ve got a few birthday party ideas that will please both your ladies and your gents.  From a vintage carousel party to food truck fun, here are five birthday party themes that work for both boys and girls in Des Moines.   Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – July 2017 - dsm4kids.com

July is the height of summer fun in Des Moines. The pools are packed, summer reading programs are in full swing and splash pads are buzzing with summer excitement. When your kids aren’t at camp this summer, it’s prime time to take a family outing.  Here’s how your family can Kid n’ Play this July in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Where to See 4th of July Fireworks in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

The 4th of July is almost here! Thanks to dazzling, spectacular fireworks shows, the glorious holiday is full of wonder and awe for kids and adults alike. We’ve gathered up a list of fireworks shows that will light up the night sky this 4th of July in Des Moines. Read on to see where to have a blast this Independence Day with your family! Continue Reading…

2017 Guide to 4th of July Celebrations in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Break out the red, white and blue, the 4th of July is only a few weeks away and there’s no shortage of activities happening in the Des Moines area.  From all-day Independence Day celebrations, to spectacular fireworks shows, to concerts, to parades, there’s something for every age and stage. Read on for our guide to 4th of July celebrations in Des Moines. If you know of an event to add to this list, please email nicole@dsm4kids.com. Continue Reading…

2017 Des Moines Father’s Day Guide - dsm4kids.com

Dads are awesome! And because no one can bring the fun the way dads can, we’ve picked out some great activities for celebrating Father’s Day with the fam in Des Moines. From a nice meal out, to a special event, to a great gift, read on to find the perfect plan for making the day as exciting as the man, himself. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines - June 2017 - dsm4kids.com

“Summer breeze, makes me feel fine” …so sorry, this time of year always makes me feel like humming.  What’s not to love?  The days are long, the pool is open and it seems like the City comes alive with events and activities.  There’s really no excuse not to get out of the house and take advantage of all that family fun! Here’s a few ideas where your family can Kid n’ Play in June in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Guide to Free Fishing Days with Kids in Central Iowa - dsm4kids.com

Fishing is a fun and relaxing pastime that creates many childhood memories to treasure. June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2017, are Free Fishing Days for Iowa residents and is the perfect time for pint-sized anglers to learn how to cast a line. Free Fishing Days gives Iowans an opportunity to try fishing without purchasing a license. As an added bonus, experts will be on hand at many of the events to share fishing tips and information. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – May 2017 - dsm4kids.com

Yippee. . . the countdown to summer has begun! Once all of the April showers have cleared out, all of that rain will help pave the way for fun to blossom in May! And, once the sun starts shining everybody will be raring to get out and about! We’ve rounded up some great events and activities for making memories with the family in May. So shoo, get out and Kid n’ Play this month in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Des Moines Mother’s Day Guide - dsm4kids.com

Looking to treat Mom this Mother’s Day in Des Moines? We’ve pulled together a few ideas for you in our handy 2017 Mother’s Day Guide.  We’ve listed places to brunch, special events and where to find a few fun gifts.  There’s no excuse not to show your favorite mom (sister, aunt, grandmother, BFF, MIL…) a little love and appreciation this Mother’s Day!!! Continue Reading…