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Kids' Party Planners Publish Fairy Tale Books

Kids' Party Planners Publish Fairy Tale Books

The Brookland Fairies, a children's birthday party planning company based in Manhattan, will release the first book in its new fairy tale series. The book by a local author aims to get kids to believe in magical thinking.

Customizable Dessert Shop Opens in Larchmont

Customizable Dessert Shop Opens in Larchmont

Sugar Mama by Kim, a bakery that offers customizable cookies and cakes, is opening in Larchmont next month. The bakery offers baking birthday parties, classes, and a summer camp.

How to Plan a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for a Child with Special Needs

How to Plan a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for a Child with Special Needs

Planning a bar or bat mitzvah is stressful for everyone, but when your child has special needs, there are more factors you need to plan for, from sensory issues to large crowds. But don't let this deter you from celebrating your child's mitzvah! A Long Island expert shares tips for planning a bar or bat mitzvah for your child with special needs.

How to Throw a Birthday Party for a Child with Special Needs

How to Throw a Birthday Party for a Child with Special Needs

Yes, you can throw a birthday bash for your child with special needs! Birthdays only come around once a year, so there’s pressure to get them just right. The most important thing is to involve your child in the planning process. Follow these expert tips for a successful birthday celebration.

Three Birthday Cakes That Look Like Other Treats

Three Birthday Cakes That Look Like Other Treats

Looking for a unique birthday cake to make for your child's celebration this year? We've got three recipes for cakes that look like other sweet treats, including a giant cupcake, a giant donut, and ice cream cones.

Mitzvah Market Develops B'Nai Mitzvah Planning Software

Mitzvah Market Develops B'Nai Mitzvah Planning Software

Mitzvah Market developed Mitzvah Organizer, a b'nai mitzvah planning program to helps parents who are planning a bar or bat mitzvah stay organized and stress-free.

Throw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party

Throw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party

Just like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take on evil forces to save New York City, you can rise to the challenge of hosting a TMNT-themed birthday party for your child. All it takes is some ninja know-how to throw a party that’ll have them seeing green!

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make a Summer Birthday Special for My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make a Summer Birthday Special for My Child?

Despite enjoying the warm weather, having a summer birthday can be hard for your child because of vacation schedules. We spoke to Deanna Magenheim, owner of Let’s Gogh Art in Manhattan, a kid’s art and entertainment company, on how to make a summer birthday extra special for your child.

Party Central: Birthday Booty

Party Central: Birthday Booty

Python Printable Games, an online game resource, offers party games that are perfect for last-minute birthday party entertainment ideas.

Brooklyn Balloon Company Now Offering Face Painting Services

Brooklyn Balloon Company Now Offering Face Painting Services

Expanding on his artistic balloon twisting service, Brooklyn Balloon Company, creator Robert Moy is now expanding his party services to include fun face painting in the New York City area.

Long Island Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Long Island Kids' Birthday Party Guide

UPDATED APRIL 2015: Find fun kids' party places on Long Island, from Nassau County, including Garden City, Oyster Bay, Hempstead, Glen Cove, Mineloa, New Hyde Park, Rockville Centre, Valley Stream, Port Washington, and Farmingdale, to Suffolk County, including Babylon, Brookhaven, East Hampton, Huntington, Islip, Riverhead, Smithtown, Southampton. You'll also find children's party entertainers like magicians, clowns, and face painters.

Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

UPDATED APRIL 2015: A list of fun kids' birthday party places in Manhattan, including restaurants, gyms and sports facilities, and other places in NYC that host birthday parties for children. You'll also find caterers, party supply stores, and kids' party entertainers like magicians, clowns, and face painters in New York City, including those on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, East Village, West Village, Midtown, Harlem, and beyond.

Fairfield County, CT's Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Fairfield County, CT's Kids' Birthday Party Guide

UPDATED APRIL 2015: Find birthday party places for kids in Fairfield County, CT, including stores, gyms, restaurants, and more that host children's parties in Bridgeport, Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. You'll also find kids' party entertainers like clowns, magicians, face painters, and more.

Queens Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Queens Kids' Birthday Party Guide

UPDATED APRIL 2015: Find fun kids' birthday party places in Queens, including restaurants, gyms and sports facilities, and other places that host birthday parties for children in Astoria, Bayside, Bellerose, Elmhurst, Flushing, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Long Island City, Maspeth, Richmond Hill, Sunnyside, Woodside. You'll also find caterers, party supply stores, and kids' party entertainers like magicians, clowns, and face painters.

Brooklyn Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Brooklyn Kids' Birthday Party Guide

UPDATED APRIL 2015: Take a look at our birthday party guide for some fun ideas for kids in Brooklyn. Find party venues and spaces, caterers, planners, supply stores, and entertainers, including magicians, clowns, musicians, face painters, and more.

New Traditions to Celebrate Your Child's Birthday

New Traditions to Celebrate Your Child's Birthday

Meg Cox, author of 'The Book of New Family Traditions', shares birthday traditions to start with your children this year, including the many ways to decorate with balloons, celebrating half birthdays, and a thoughtful party favor.

'Cupcaking': How to Host a Cupcake-Decorating Party

'Cupcaking': How to Host a Cupcake-Decorating Party

Elaine Cohen, author of "Super-Duper Cupcakes", shares a unique birthday party theme of decorating cupcakes, as well as tips for hosting a cupcake-decorating party.

Beautify Your Child's Birthday Bash with Glamify

Beautify Your Child's Birthday Bash with Glamify

Glamify, a mobile spa party service, offers spa packages for girls’ birthday parties in the New York metro area. The birthday party entertainment can include spa services such as mud masks, manicures, pedicures, and glitter tattoos.

Kids' Birthday Party Guide - Rockland County, NY

Kids' Birthday Party Guide - Rockland County, NY

UPDATED APRIL 2015: This is your one-stop guide for planning a children's birthday party or special event in Rockland County, New York. You'll find birthday party places; entertainers including musicians, magicians, face painters, and clowns; cake shops and bakeries; and balloon and party supply stores in New City, Nanuet, Orangeburg, West Nyack, Blauvelt, Valley Cottage, Pearl River, and more, plus parties that come to your home.

Westchester County, NY's Kids' Birthday Party Guide - Sect. 2

Westchester County, NY's Kids' Birthday Party Guide - Sect. 2

UPDATED APRIL 2015: Plan the best kids birthday party with fun ideas and find kid party spaces and venues, caterers for kids parties, and discover kid entertainers like magicians, clowns, musicians, and face painters in Westchester County cities like New Rochelle, Yonkers, White Plains, Peekskill, and Rye.

Westchester County, NY's Kids' Birthday Party Guide - Sect. 1

Westchester County, NY's Kids' Birthday Party Guide - Sect. 1

UPDATED APRIL 2015: A select list of fun birthday party places for kids in Westchester County, NY, including restaurants, gyms, and more that host children's parties in and near Ardsley, Bedford, Croton-on-Hudson, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Rye, Scarsdale, White Plains, and Yonkers. You'll also find caterers, party supply stores, and children's party entertainment, including magicians, clowns, musicians, face painters, and more.

Party Central Pick of the Month: Charitable Parties

Party Central Pick of the Month: Charitable Parties

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.

Party Central Pick of the Month: Wikki Stix Birthday Calendar

Party Central Pick of the Month: Wikki Stix Birthday Calendar

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!

Jungle Bob's Reptile World Opens Fossil Gift Shop

Jungle Bob's Reptile World Opens Fossil Gift Shop

Jungle Bob’s Reptile World, a large reptile pet store recently opened Jungle Bob’s Fossil Store. The store offers a variety of fossil gifts of various prices, including many gifts under $10.

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.




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