It’s party time — make sure you capture those cake-covered faces to share with friends and family and relive the special moments even after the party’s over. Watch the video and read the tips below to learn how to take the best kid’s birthday party pics on your smartphone. Let the memories begin!

 

Designate a photographer

Ask a family member, babysitter or good friend ahead of time to capture the moments that matter to you most so you can enjoy them along with your child.

How to Take the Best Kid's Birthday Pics

Take pre-party pictures

Document the decorations, food and activity areas by snapping some quick shots of all of your hard work before all of the chaos.

How to Take the Best Kid's Birthday PicsHow to Take the Best Kid's Birthday Pics

Take pics of the birthday boy or girl solo

Photos of your child holding a balloon, striking a dance pose or smiling in front of a “Happy Birthday!” banner are precious pics to save for years to come.

How to Take the Best Kid's Birthday Pics

Snap shots of the guest of honor and each friend

Try to get a picture of the birthday child with each individual guest to share with parents and send one along with each thank-you note.

How to Take the Best Kid's Birthday Pics

Get a little closer

Close-up shots of your child smiling, making crafts and opening gifts make fun keepsakes.

How to Take the Best Kid's Birthday Pics

Capture some candids

Let kids be kids and snap away to remember those silly scenes, action shots and sweet moments.

How to Take the Best Kid's Birthday Pics

How to Take the Best Kid's Birthday Pics

How to Take the Best Kid's Birthday Pics

Take the cake

Get a “before” picture of the yummy cake, an action shot of the birthday kid blowing out the candles and a picture of the cake all over the guests’ faces.

How to Take the Best Kid's Birthday Pics

Gather and share the memories

Use a photo and video-sharing app to easily organize and share all the photos in a fun slideshow set to music.

 

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