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

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…

Ditch the Electronics 4 Screen-Free Week - dsm4kids.com

Do you remember when you were a kid? When you played outside until the streetlights came on? When you occupied your time by reading a book, making up games, riding your bike and just hanging out with other kids? I sure do. I remember a simpler time…when kids actually did a lot of these things without an electronic device anywhere in sight! Continue Reading…

May Day Basket Roundup – dsm4kids.com

May Day Basket Roundup

Even though Easter is tomorrow, we’re looking forward to May Day today.  It’s such a sweet lovely celebration of spring and it’s also a great time to stock up on basket items at after Easter sales! What’s not to love about an occasion that allows you to ding dong ditch your friends and neighbors and surprise them with a small sweet gift?  We’ve rounded up 5 spring inspired basket ideas sure to make your May Day.  Continue Reading…

2017 Guide to Family-Friendly Spring Festivals in Iowa - dsm4kids.com

There is always something to do in Iowa—and this spring festival guide is your comprehensive list to family-friendly fun around the state! Whether you’re looking for a festival near Des Moines or an event with small-town charm, this guide can help you plan a fun spring day or weekend trip. Read on for 15 family festivals that are sure to put a spring in your step. Continue Reading…

Birthday Party Venues 4 Boys in Des Moines -dsm4kids.com

We recently wrote an article on birthday parties for girlie girls.  This time around we’re concentrating on the lads.  Luckily for Des Moines parents, there are lots of great ways to celebrate your birthday boy. Whether your little dude likes to play sports, be outdoors or is a gamer, we’ve rounded up some of the best birthday party ideas for boys (and girls;) in Des Moines. Continue Reading…