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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a personal or group birthday gift that will mean a lot to the recipient? Project Treasure delivers a keepsake box filled with letters from loved ones to the birthday boy or girl on their special day.
From birthday party invitations and favors for the goodie bags to novel birthday party games and props, here are fun ideas to help you plan your child's next big birthday bash.
Tips from a mom of three on how to act as a proper and gracious guest when you're attending someone else's birthday party or dinner party.
A Long Island family dedicates time to bring happy birthday parties to the homeless children on Long Island through Birthday Wishes, a nonprofit organization founded in Massachusettes in 2002.
These four easy tips from Kathleen King, owner of the renowned Tate's Bake Shop on Long Island, will help you make perfect birthday party cakes and cupcakes every time.
Inspired by chocolate chip cookies, this recipe for a chocolate chip layer cake with milk chocolate mocha frosting comes from Tate's Bake Shop in Southampton, Long Island. It's sure to steal the show at your next celebration.
Gift it Green fabric gift boxes and tissue paper are an eco-friendly way to wrap your child's or friend's birthday present. Bonus: The gift boxes fold flat and are reusable.
The Chalk Shop on Etsy offers custom chalk shapes, perfect as party favors for themed birthday parties or even as a gift for the birthday boy or girl.
Keep your kids busy on bad-weather days with fun indoor activities like this camp-inspired craft: friendship bracelets. The Landyard Ladies in Nassau, Long Island offer friendship bracelet making kits that can be purchased online. It's the perfect way to bring camp arts and crafts home in the off-season.
A new story book introduces young readers to the importance of honoring and caring for nature. In "Happy Birthday, Tree! A Tu B'Shevat Story" by Madelyn Rosenberg, Joni and Nate realize the importance of friendship, compassion, and respect for nature.
Your child is another year older, but does the thought of planning a celebration with their friends make you stressed? We've compiled sweet memories, planning tips, and fun new ideas to inspire and assist you.
Bobb Howard's General Store on Long Island has every candy you can think of, like Astro Pops from the '60s and Zots from the '70s. Bring your kids—or grandkids—to delight in the candies from your childhood.
One Charming Party makes themed party planning easy with their instructional e-books full of DIY craft and decoration ideas, recipes, and printable invitations, labels, and more. E-book themes include mermaid, dinosaur, water, art, pajama glam, county fair, superhero, and baking.
Chef Paula Gottlieb, who grew up in Brooklyn, uses her themed cooking birthday parties to teach kids how to make good food choices by letting them touch, taste, and smell ingredients before transforming them into various dishes.
Comic book and movie superheroes The Avengers are kid favorites. Follow these tips to throw an Avengers-themed birthday party complete with awesome decorations, food, and favors.
A birthday's coming, and you have no idea where you’re going to find time for planning. You just know you want your child’s party to be fun, memorable, and let’s admit it, not break the bank.
Oreo just celebrated its 100th birthday, and to celebrate, we have a delicious Oreo recipe, some Oreo trivia, and also consider the question: how can we let kids "be kids"--and how can adults get in on the fun, too?
CharityPanda.com, the brainchild of a Westchester mom of three, allows visitors to donate to charity in honor of a celebration, like a birthday, in lieu of buying gifts.
No sugar in this cake -- no kidding! This cake recipe is all about capturing natural sweetness from ingredients like apples, bananas, and cranberries, with no added sugar, making it great for babies and those with special dietary issues, like diabetes.