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How to Plan a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for a Child with Special Needs
Planning a bar or bat mitzvah is stressful for everyone, but when your child has special needs, there are more factors you need to plan for, from sensory issues to large crowds. But don't let this deter you from celebrating your child's mitzvah! A Long Island expert shares tips for planning a bar or bat mitzvah for your child with special needs. (read the story...)

How to Throw a Birthday Party for a Child with Special Needs
Yes, you can throw a birthday bash for your child with special needs! Birthdays only come around once a year, so there’s pressure to get them just right. The most important thing is to involve your child in the planning process. Follow these expert tips for a successful birthday celebration. (read the story...)

Three Birthday Cakes That Look Like Other Treats
Looking for a unique birthday cake to make for your child's celebration this year? We've got three recipes for cakes that look like other sweet treats, including a giant cupcake, a giant donut, and ice cream cones. (read the story...)

Mitzvah Market Develops B'Nai Mitzvah Planning Software
Mitzvah Market developed Mitzvah Organizer, a b'nai mitzvah planning program to helps parents who are planning a bar or bat mitzvah stay organized and stress-free. (read the story...)

Throw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party
Just like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take on evil forces to save New York City, you can rise to the challenge of hosting a TMNT-themed birthday party for your child. All it takes is some ninja know-how to throw a party that’ll have them seeing green! (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make a Summer Birthday Special for My Child?
Despite enjoying the warm weather, having a summer birthday can be hard for your child because of vacation schedules. We spoke to Deanna Magenheim, owner of Let’s Gogh Art in Manhattan, a kid’s art and entertainment company, on how to make a summer birthday extra special for your child. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Balloon Company Now Offering Face Painting Services
Expanding on his artistic balloon twisting service, Brooklyn Balloon Company, creator Robert Moy is now expanding his party services to include fun face painting in the New York City area. (read the story...)

Long Island Kids' Birthday Party Guide
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: Find fun kids' party places on Long Island, from Nassau County, including Garden City, Oyster Bay, Hempstead, Glen Cove, Mineloa, New Hyde Park, Rockville Centre, Valley Stream, Port Washington, and Farmingdale, to Suffolk County, including Babylon, Brookhaven, East Hampton, Huntington, Islip, Riverhead, Smithtown, Southampton. You'll also find children's party entertainers like magicians, clowns, and face painters. (read the story...)

Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: A list of fun kids' birthday party places in Manhattan, including restaurants, gyms and sports facilities, and other places in NYC that host birthday parties for children. You'll also find caterers, party supply stores, and kids' party entertainers like magicians, clowns, and face painters in New York City, including those on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, East Village, West Village, Midtown, Harlem, and beyond. (read the story...)

Fairfield County, CT's Kids' Birthday Party Guide
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: Find birthday party places for kids in Fairfield County, CT, including stores, gyms, restaurants, and more that host children's parties in Bridgeport, Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. You'll also find kids' party entertainers like clowns, magicians, face painters, and more. (read the story...)

Queens Kids' Birthday Party Guide
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: Find fun kids' birthday party places in Queens, including restaurants, gyms and sports facilities, and other places that host birthday parties for children in Astoria, Bayside, Bellerose, Elmhurst, Flushing, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Long Island City, Maspeth, Richmond Hill, Sunnyside, Woodside. You'll also find caterers, party supply stores, and kids' party entertainers like magicians, clowns, and face painters. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Kids' Birthday Party Guide
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: Take a look at our birthday party guide for some fun ideas for kids in Brooklyn. Find party venues and spaces, caterers, planners, supply stores, and entertainers, including magicians, clowns, musicians, face painters, and more. (read the story...)

New Traditions to Celebrate Your Child's Birthday
Meg Cox, author of 'The Book of New Family Traditions', shares birthday traditions to start with your children this year, including the many ways to decorate with balloons, celebrating half birthdays, and a thoughtful party favor. (read the story...)

'Cupcaking': How to Host a Cupcake-Decorating Party
Elaine Cohen, author of "Super-Duper Cupcakes", shares a unique birthday party theme of decorating cupcakes, as well as tips for hosting a cupcake-decorating party. (read the story...)

Beautify Your Child's Birthday Bash with Glamify
Glamify, a mobile spa party service, offers spa packages for girls’ birthday parties in the New York metro area. The birthday party entertainment can include spa services such as mud masks, manicures, pedicures, and glitter tattoos. (read the story...)

Kids' Birthday Party Guide - Rockland County, NY
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: This is your one-stop guide for planning a children's birthday party or special event in Rockland County, New York. You'll find birthday party places; entertainers including musicians, magicians, face painters, and clowns; cake shops and bakeries; and balloon and party supply stores in New City, Nanuet, Orangeburg, West Nyack, Blauvelt, Valley Cottage, Pearl River, and more, plus parties that come to your home. (read the story...)

Westchester County, NY's Kids' Birthday Party Guide - Sect. 2
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 14: Plan the best kids birthday party with fun ideas and find kid party spaces and venues, caterers for kids parties, and discover kid entertainers like magicians, clowns, musicians, and face painters in Westchester County cities like New Rochelle, Yonkers, White Plains, Peekskill, and Rye. (read the story...)

Westchester County, NY's Kids' Birthday Party Guide - Sect. 1
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: A select list of fun birthday party places for kids in Westchester County, NY, including restaurants, gyms, and more that host children's parties in and near Ardsley, Bedford, Croton-on-Hudson, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Rye, Scarsdale, White Plains, and Yonkers. You'll also find caterers, party supply stores, and children's party entertainment, including magicians, clowns, musicians, face painters, and more. (read the story...)

Party Central Pick of the Month: Charitable Parties
Westchester residents Buck and Rebecca Schleifer created Share Your Wish, a way to host a birthday party while doing good for others. Party guests donate to the birthday child's fund—a predetermined percentage goes toward purchasing a gift for the child, while the rest is donated to charity. (read the story...)

Party Central Pick of the Month: Wikki Stix Birthday Calendar
Children are always excited when their birthday approaches, so why not get them excited about friend and family birthdays, too? The Wikki Stix Birthday Calendar allows children to decorate each month and help with birthday planning—maybe even inspire them to make homemade birthday cards! (read the story...)

Five Tips for Hosting a Spa Birthday Party
Cheryl Najafi, author of "You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On!," shares tip for decorating for a spa birthday party for your little princess, as well as fun spa party activities, including manicures, hair stations, spin the nail polish, and decorating flip-flops. (read the story...)

Three Swashbuckling Inspired Recipes for Pirate Party Grub
Cheryl Najafi, author of "You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On!," shares three recipes for pirate-inspired grub for your swashbuckling soiree, including homemade barbecue sauce, barbecue roasted turkey legs, and a pirate ship fruit bowl. (read the story...)

Tips for Hosting Swashbuckling Soiree for Your Pirate
Does your birthday boy or girl want a pirate party this year? Cheryl Najafi, author of "You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On!," shares her tips to host a pirate party, including party decorations and food. (read the story...)

Party Central Pick of the Month: Pajama Party
Is your Sleeping Beauty requesting a slumber party for her birthday party? We've got some sleepover tips, slumber party activities, and the perfect summer pajamas to make her birthday a success. (read the story...)

Manhattan Laser Tag Can Bring the Party to You
PARTYpoopers, Tribeca-based party planners, now offers Manhattan Laser Tag Parties. The laser tag birthday parties can either be hosted at the PARTYpoopers location or at a location of your choice—they bring the party to you for birthday, graduation, or bar/bat mitzvah parties. The laser tag is designed for children ages 8 and older and is completely safe, using only light. (read the story...)


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