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Birthday Dilemmas: Solved!

Birthday Dilemmas: Solved!

Solutions to four common birthday scheduling problems

Birthday Party Places in Fairfield, CT

Birthday Party Places in Fairfield, CT

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.

How Do I Make My Child’s Birthday Special When It’s Near a Holiday?

How Do I Make My Child’s Birthday Special When It’s Near a Holiday?

Ideas to help ensure your children will feel special on their birthdays and not overshadowed by the holidays.

LEGO Store Flatiron Introduces Birthday Party Program

LEGO Store Flatiron Introduces Birthday Party Program

Kids can now host LEGO-themed birthday parties at the LEGO Store in the Flatiron District.

Embark on an Interactive Theater Show for Kids Through Central Park

Embark on an Interactive Theater Show for Kids Through Central Park

Accomplice the Show is introducing a kids-only adventure theater show in Central Park called "The Quest for the Seven Teeth."

Cupcake Parties for Kids at Your Own Home

Cupcake Parties for Kids at Your Own Home

Amy Rosen’s Cooking by Design is a personal cooking school for youth and parents based in Larchmont.

Are Party Favors Necessary?

Are Party Favors Necessary?

You’ve planned and paid for a birthday party that reflects your child’s passions and interests, chosen a cake the flavor she loves, and generally made sure everyone would have a fun afternoon. Do all the guests also need to go home with a goody bag or other party favor?

Raising a Gracious Host

Raising a Gracious Host

At their own birthday parties, kids may find it difficult to focus on whether their friends are having fun. Preparing your child to be a good host can help everyone enjoy the day.

Six Hacks for the Best Party Ever

Six Hacks for the Best Party Ever

Your children may be counting down the days until their next birthday—who doesn't love to be celebrated?—but you're probably stressing about what do to at the party and baking a cake. We're here to help, with six birthday hacks to make the day go smoothly.

Five Birthday Party Themes from Local Bloggers

Five Birthday Party Themes from Local Bloggers

Five local bloggers from the New York metro area share their favorite ideas—one's they've executed themselves—for birthday party themes, decorations, and cakes.

Modern Rules for Responding to Party Invites

Modern Rules for Responding to Party Invites

When it comes to attending parties, most guests forget to respond to invites in a timely manner, or even at all. Here are six modern RSVP rules for invitation etiquette, and three things for hosts to remember.

Screamin’ Parties Opens New Location in Nanuet

Screamin’ Parties Opens New Location in Nanuet

Screamin' Parties, a birthday party location, recently opened in Nanuet. The birthday party location in Rockland County offers interactive games and bounce houses.

How to Plan a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for a Child with Special Needs

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.

Three Birthday Cakes That Look Like Other Treats

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.

Bayside Dance Studio Offers New Program and Classes

Bayside Dance Studio Offers New Program and Classes

Queens Dance Project, a dance a fitness studio in Queens, offers a new program and two new dance classes for kids in Bayside: a school vacation day camp, a mommy-and-me dance class, and a dance class for toddlers.

Rockland Community Throws 'No More Chemo' Party for Local Young Girl

Rockland Community Throws 'No More Chemo' Party for Local Young Girl

Art Adventure and several other businesses in Rockland County, NY, threw a free party for 3-year-old Gabi Olivo to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy treatments.

Throw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party

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!

Classic Outdoor Games for a Birthday Party

Classic Outdoor Games for a Birthday Party

Looking for some birthday party entertainment for your child's outdoor party? We've compiled eight classic outdoor games for kids, including a potato sack race, three-legged race, and the limbo.

Recipes from the Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook

Recipes from the Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook

Victoria Kann, co-creator of the Pinkalicious series, shares several recipes from her new Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook, including how to make Pinkalicious cupcakes with buttercream frosting and star wands with royal icing.

Party Central: Build a Nest Egg

Party Central: Build a Nest Egg

Are you looking to save money for your child's future? TrustEgg, a trust account that is released to the child on his or her 18th birthday, is a great birthday gift that family and friends can participate in, too.

Party Central: Birthday Booty

Party Central: Birthday Booty

Python Printable Games, an online game resource, offers party games that are perfect for last-minute birthday party entertainment ideas.

New Traditions to Celebrate Your Child's Birthday

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.

How to Decorate Train and Butterfly Cupcakes

How to Decorate Train and Butterfly Cupcakes

Elaine Cohen, author of 'Super-Duper Cupcakes', shares step-by-step directions to decorate train cupcakes and butterfly cupcakes at a cupcake-decorating party.

'Cupcaking': How to Host a Cupcake-Decorating Party

'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.

Party Central Pick of the Month: Charitable Parties

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.




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