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Five Tips for Hosting a Spa Birthday Party

Five Tips for Hosting a Spa Birthday Party

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.

Three Swashbuckling Inspired Recipes for Pirate Party Grub

Three Swashbuckling Inspired Recipes for Pirate Party Grub

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.

Tips for Hosting Swashbuckling Soiree for Your Pirate

Tips for Hosting Swashbuckling Soiree for Your Pirate

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.

Party Central Pick of the Month: Pajama Party

Party Central Pick of the Month: Pajama Party

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.

Party Central Pick of the Month: Project Treasure

Party Central Pick of the Month: Project Treasure

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.

Birthday Party Ideas for Your Child's Next Big Bash

Birthday Party Ideas for Your Child's Next Big Bash

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.

Birthday Party Etiquette: Show Up and Shut Up

Birthday Party Etiquette: Show Up and Shut Up

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's Mission to Bring Birthday Celebrations ot Homeless Children

A Long Island Family's Mission to Bring Birthday Celebrations ot Homeless Children

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.

4 Tips for Perfect Party Cakes and Cupcakes

4 Tips for Perfect Party Cakes and Cupcakes

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.

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Milk Chocolate Mocha Frosting

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Milk Chocolate Mocha Frosting

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.

Party Central Pick of the Month: Gift it Green

Party Central Pick of the Month: Gift it Green

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.

Party Central Pick of the Month: The Chalk Shop

Party Central Pick of the Month: The Chalk Shop

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.

Bring Camp Crafts Home with Friendship Bracelets

Bring Camp Crafts Home with Friendship Bracelets

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.

Party Central Pick of the Month: Happy Birthday, Tree!

Party Central Pick of the Month: Happy Birthday, Tree!

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.

Party Time: Memories, Planning Tips, and Ideas to Inspire and Assist

Party Time: Memories, Planning Tips, and Ideas to Inspire and Assist

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.

Long Island's Bobb Howard's General Store Has Old Time Goodies

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.

One Charming Party E-Books Make Party Planning Easy

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.

Cooking Up a Fun Birthday Party with LilChefs.com

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.

'The Avengers' Birthday Party for Kids

'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.

Birthday Bazaar: A Rainbow of Fun

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.

Happy 100th Birthday, Oreo!

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?

Westchester Mom Launches Site that Celebrates Giving

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.

No-Sugar Birthday Cake Recipe

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.

Pixie Purse Parties Are a Fun Alternative for Birthdays

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.

Active Kids Opens in Jericho NY

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.




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