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.
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.
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.
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.
Get a little closer
Close-up shots of your child smiling, making crafts and opening gifts make fun keepsakes.
Capture some candids
Let kids be kids and snap away to remember those silly scenes, action shots and sweet moments.
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.
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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