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20 easy, inexpensive, and imaginative touches for your child's birthday.
Whether it’s an over-stimulated toddler, a jealous party guest or a horrified mom (just look at my couch!), there are many ways to ruin a party. But there are so many ways to throw a great party that you can minimize the horrors. Here are some suggestions to avoid common pitfalls...
Hosting a goodbye-to-grades celebration doesn't require a lot of pomp and circumstance. Follow these easy tips to make your graduation celebration a "class" act.
Parties are the spice of life – a time to gather with friends, laugh, talk, play games and enjoy one another’s company. Still, there are some rules of etiquette when it comes to hosting or attending a party that you need to be aware of. Here are some tips for handling common party concerns to make sure you and your child are invited back!
Having a party for kids is fun, but one of the biggest challenges is keeping them busy. You can keep your young partygoers happy with a variety of activities, crafts and games. These ideas can also be used to keep kids busy at family gatherings or holiday parties with both kids and adults.
When Joyce Jabbour’s daughter was turning 11, she asked to go on a shopping spree with friends to celebrate.
Here are some ideas to help you plan that special day without feeling overly stressed...
It only happens once a year . . . and you want to make it memorable! Here are some tips for planning a great birthday party for your child:
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As the mother of three sons, I have frequently taken on the role of party planner. I’ve hosted (or been involved in) every type of party imaginable.
Start with two friends, a range of talents, and babies born on the same day, and you end up with Mamalu's Play and Munch Ground, a café, indoor play space and market in Williamsburg.
Throwing the best-ever birthday party for your child’s special day takes time and energy — and often causes anxiety.
Friends’ and schoolmates’ birthday parties can be difficult for shy children. MARTI OLSEN LANEY, Psy.D. offers the following party prep tips from her book, ‘The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child: Helping Your Child Thrive in an Extroverted World’:
Birthday party! When these two words are heard by children, they are usually met with cries of excitement and feelings of anticipation. But these same words can cause stress and anxiety as well. Experience is often the best teacher, and parties that are a success are ideas worth sharing…
Hosting an overnight party can be an eye-opener. Slumber is rarely on the agenda. So if there’s a nightfest in your future, consider the following to ensure a safe, sane sleepover.
Now that your children are getting older, it may be hard to agree on how to celebrate you tween's or teen's birthday party. Local experts share ideas and tips for planning a birthday party you and your tween or teen will be happy with.