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Celebrate! Owl cakes and more for your birthday boys and girls

Want to throw a crazy-awesome kids' party ... without a crazy price tag?

Ana Connery, editorial director for Parenting magazine, shows TODAY's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb how to throw your kid a party without breaking the bank.

Parenting magazine visited Kathie Lee and Hoda this morning to talk about cute themed parties for kids, like the Rock Star party, with microphone cake; Night Owl party, with owl cake (pictured); and Robots and Rockets party, with adorable robot cake. Click on the links for full recipes and instructions.

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If you need more inspiration, check out Parenting's birthday party page; or read TODAY Moms contributor Jillian Lauren's post about how she decided her 3-year-old's birthday was no time to be sensible and restrained.

What are your favorite birthday cake ideas? Share in the comments.