How To Keep Kids Busy at Parties

How To Keep Kids Busy at Parties

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.

Parties from the Heart

Parties from the Heart

When Joyce Jabbour’s daughter was turning 11, she asked to go on a shopping spree with friends to celebrate.

Planning the Perfect Birthday Bash

Planning the Perfect Birthday Bash

Here are some ideas to help you plan that special day without feeling overly stressed...

How To Plan a Memorable (Low Stress) Birthday Party

How To Plan a Memorable (Low Stress) Birthday Party

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:

Re-Living Prom!

Re-Living Prom!

Some well-known New Yorkers tell us why, for better or worse, prom was a night to remember.

20 Mom-Tested, Tried & True Party Tips!

20 Mom-Tested, Tried & True Party Tips!

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.

From Venezuela to Williamsburg, A Place To Call Home

From Venezuela to Williamsburg, A Place To Call Home

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.

GREAT TIPS FOR A GREAT PARTY!

GREAT TIPS FOR A GREAT PARTY!

Throwing the best-ever birthday party for your child’s special day takes time and energy — and often causes anxiety.

Say Goodbye to Birthday Party Tears

Say Goodbye to Birthday Party Tears

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 Parties: A Grab Bag of Ideas

Birthday Parties: A Grab Bag of Ideas

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…

Slumber Parties, A to Zzzzzz

Slumber Parties, A to Zzzzzz

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.

Birthday parties for 'older' kids

Birthday parties for 'older' kids

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.




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