Pull out a hat full of tricks (not to mention a rabbit) as your guests disappear at this magic-themed party.
Fortune Teller Miracle Fish
Like a real fish out of water: This red vertebrate wiggles and flips in the palm of your hand.
To buy: $2 for 10, magictricks.com.
Houdini’s plush sidekick bops all by herself. Available in three colors.
To buy: $15 for 12, orientaltrading.com.
Abracadabra! Your wand transforms into a beautiful (faux) flower.
To buy: $6, amazon.com.
Ditch the traditional gift bag and toss your favors into a top hat.
To buy: $9 for 12, partypalooza.com.
Everything’s better down where it’s wetter—or at least where bubbles are involved.
Lobsters, whales, dolphins, oh my! Strap on a pair of underwater protectors at the pool party.
To buy: $14 for 12, orientaltrading.com.
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Soak and watch ’em grow. Submerge these sea creatures in water (for up to 48 hours) and see them go to life.
To buy: $8 for 48, orientaltrading.com.
Fact: Bigger bubbles are better. Make these jumbo floaters with a 14" wand.
Load the goodies into a goody bucket for this celebration. Available in six colors.
To buy: $9 for 12, orientaltrading.com.
How hilarious—ahem, sorry, mysterious—will they look with Magnum P.I. mustaches?
Secret Message Writing Set (Includes Two Pens)
Scribble a message and let her bestie uncover the secret words.
To buy: $6, worldmarket.com.
Far from the typical sunnies. These shades have mirrors in the corners so you can see who is coming up behind you.
To buy: $2, partycity.com.
Instant facial hair (thanks to the adhesive backs) will make going undercover a piece of cake.
To buy: $6 for seven, amazon.com.
Keep it confidential by popping the evidence (er, favors) in an envelope.
To buy: Reusable, self-inking top secret rubber stamp, $9, melrosestampco.com.
Gather cellophane around the bowl, tie it with baker’s twine, and—voilà—adorable takeout.
Bet the kids will say that food tastes better when it's shaped like a dolphin, butterfly, or swan. This set of cookie cutters come in eight fun shapes.
To buy: $2 for a set of eight, birthdayexpress.com.
The right headgear completes the outfit.
To buy: $15 for eight, birthdayexpress.com.
Just like Mommy’s—but lighter, smaller, and much easier for rolling the pizza dough.
To buy: $16 for eight, birthdayexpress.com.
Rather than the traditional gift bag, kick start their mixing with a stainless-steel bowl.
To buy: $2.20, missionrs.com.
For backyard (or even backseat) scouting. add a pack of trail mix for sustenance.Pocket Volant NotebookA place for jotting all of the lions, tigers, and bears they see.
To buy: $6 for two, moleskine.com.
The binoculars make it official (just ask Diego). This pair even provides a slight magnification.
To buy: $8 for eight pairs, birthdayexpress.com.
North, south, east, west—give the little ones a faster way of finding their way.
To buy: $6.50 for 12, tupspartysupplies.com.
Homemade sack that even Tom and Huck would carry.
To buy: Available in assorted colors; $4, rei.com.
Supplies for creating another masterpiece at home? C’est magnifique!
Mini Cotton Canvas
Imagine the work of art that begins with a blank canvas.
To buy: Three by three inches, $6 for four, dickblick.com.
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A set of washable paints that include the entire rainbow.
To buy: $10 for a set of 10, melissaanddoug.com.
When they've outgrown the hands-only phase, provide them with the right tools (medium tipped brushes) for filling in the lines.
To buy: $5 for a set of four, melissaanddoug.com.
Top it off with the right chic packaging.
To buy: $2, ustoy.com.