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Long Island's Bobb Howard's General Store Has Old Time Goodies
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. (read the story...)

One Charming Party E-Books Make Party Planning Easy
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. (read the story...)

Cooking Up a Fun Birthday Party with LilChefs.com
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. (read the story...)

'The Avengers' Birthday Party for Kids
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. (read the story...)

Birthday Bazaar: A Rainbow of Fun
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. (read the story...)

Happy 100th Birthday, Oreo!
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? (read the story...)

Westchester Mom Launches Site that Celebrates Giving
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. (read the story...)

No-Sugar Birthday Cake Recipe
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. (read the story...)

Pixie Purse Parties Are a Fun Alternative for Birthdays
Pixie Purse Parties from Madison Handbags offers purse-designing parties where girls can make a custom bag from beginning to end, making it an ideal activity at your child or teen's birthday party or Bat Mitzvah. (read the story...)

Active Kids Opens in Jericho NY
Active Kidz, the only facility on the East Coast to offer Laser Frenzy, a version of laser tag that features a maze, has moved to a new, larger facility on Long Island. (read the story...)

West Rock's New Turf Ready for More Sports and Parties than Ever Before
West Rock Indoor Sports and Entertainment Complex has installed a new SpinTurf that will allow the facility to host even more sports events and parties, including lacross and football birthday parties. (read the story...)

Soccer Ball Cupcakes Recipe
Using the soccer ball baking pan from Zenker (frieling.com), you can treat your kids—or any soccer lover—to these soccer ball cupcakes. (read the story...)

Flavorful Birthday Party Favors & Fun Themes
Check out these creative, "flavorful" birthday party favors and ideas—for kids of all ages—from Wonka chocolate bars and cake pans to yummy-looking (and eco-friendly!) gift bags. (read the story...)

Turn a Birthday Party into a Pajama Party for Charity
Why not make your child’s next birthday party a sleepover for a good cause? See how the Pajama Program, a nonprofit charity, helps children in need throughout the U.S. and can turn a birthday bash into a fun pajama party! (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How to Make Your Child's Birthday Party a Success for Everyone Involved
A local Youth Rabbi presents two easy ways to make your child's next birthday party or special occasion both meaningful and memorable, for the birthday girl and her guests. (read the story...)

Custom Cake Shop Opens in Mamaroneck
ABC Cakes opened March 20 in Mamaroneck, NY, offering customized cakes, cupcakes, baking classes, and in-store birthday parties. (read the story...)

Birthday Parties Featuring Classic Games
These kids' birthday party venues in the New York City area offer party packages featuring classic games like dodgeball, kickball, ga-ga, tag, and more. (read the story...)

The Rise of Ga-Ga
Ga-ga, a summer camp game similar to dodgeball, has become a popular activity at kids' birthday parties and family gatherings. (read the story...)

Retro Sports for Kids
From dodgeball to obstacle courses, classic sports from our own childhoods are making a comeback. Find out why these old-fashioned games are great for family gatherings and kids' parties. (read the story...)

Fun Ways To Celebrate Birthdays
You’ve shopped, clicked and searched for the perfect birthday gift, but still have no idea what to buy. Not to worry. Finding a gift even the most hard-to-shop-for friend will love is easy if you get creative. Read on for tips on finding a great present for the birthday girl or boy ages child through adult. (read the story...)

Kid's Kingdom in Rockland Now Offers Princess and Pirate Birthday Parties for Kids
Kid's Kingdom, a private preschool with locations in Nanuet and Pomona, NY, is now offering themed birthday parties for kids, including a Princess Tea Party and a Pirate Birthday Party. (read the story...)

Rockland Mom Opens Cookie Girl Bake Shop in New City
When Stacey Damesek became a stay-at-home mom a few years ago, the former art teacher quickly realized she needed a creative outlet to avoid going stir crazy. Damesek opened Cookie Girl Bake Shop in November, offering custom cake and cookie creations for birthdays, baby showers, and other special occasions. (read the story...)

Tie Dye Town Opens in New City, NY
Tie Dye Town, a special events venue that offers creative, hands-on art parties, opened its first Rockland County, NY location in late March. (read the story...)

Tips for Parents: How to Handle Awkward Birthday Party Situations
Here's help in handling the trickiest birthday party conundrums, including divorced parents; birthdays for twins and multiples, adopted children, and those that fall on holidays; and summer birthdays. (read the story...)

Build-A-Bear Partners with St. Jude to Offer 'Cause for Celebration' Parties
The Build-A-Bear Workshop introduced its new "Cause for Celebration" parties, which will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and support children's cancer research. (read the story...)


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