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5 Things to Get for a Kids’ Party That Are Totally Worth the Money

Brittany Anderson

Think you can’t afford things like hiring a DJ or renting a bounce house for your next kids’ party? The fact is that some expenses, like hiring an entertainer, renting party equipment, or paying a babysitter to help wrangle kids, can not only be well worth the money but in some cases--like having a sitter--downright invaluable when you’re hosting a party. Here’s a list of the top things you may want to spend some of your party budget on the next time you throw a party for your child.... MORE

Posted May 31, 2019

Kids Birthday Photos: 5 Reasons to Hire a Pro

Nicole Putorak

Hire a professional photographer for your kids' birthday photos. Why? Let’s face it…you’re not Anne Geddes. And your juggling skills are half that of the clown you booked for your kid’s party. So with all of the responsibility that comes with pulling off the perfect party, why would you even consider being the event photographer, too? We have an idea: You concentrate on the party. Our professional photographers will handle the pictures.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

Bar Mitzvah Mayhem: Top 5 Don’ts

Rachel Baron

I recently went to a Bat Mitzvah (that’s the girl version of a Bar Mitzvah), and I tend to take notes of the good, the bad and the downright disastrous. ... MORE

Posted November 07, 2014

The Goyim’s Guide to Bar Mitzvahs

Rachel Baron

Mazel tov! You’re going to a Bar (or Bat) Mitzvah. Except, you’ve never been to one. The Bar Mitzvah is a party many Jewish families begin planning as soon as the child is born. (Guilty as charged over here.) Oy! Don’t have a shvitz. I’m here to let you know what to expect.... MORE

Posted September 19, 2014

Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Kids' Party

Katherine Lee

When you're planning a kids' party, one of the key things you'll need for success is to know what not to do. From overestimating kids' abilities to not having enough activities to entertain kids, here are the biggest kid party planning mistakes to avoid the next time to host a celebration for a child's birthday, holiday, or other special occasion.... MORE

Posted June 09, 2014

Butterfly Birthday Party

Chelsea Pellegrino

Butterflies: they’re a universal symbol of beauty and growth. So, what better theme for a baby’s first birthday than a charming butterfly garden?... MORE

Posted February 05, 2014

Birthday in Wonderland

Chelsea Pellegrino

Most of us are familiar with the childhood tale of curious Alice, who fell down a rabbit hole and attended a ridiculously fun birthday party. Well, this 4th birthday party may not have had mad hatters or lifesize caterpillars, but it certainly had all the amazement and beauty of Alice in Wonderland!... MORE

Posted January 06, 2014

5 Reasons Parents Trust GigMasters

Marissa Latshaw

Not until you're a parent do you understand what "time flies" really means - one minute they're in your arms, and the next they're driving your car. Celebrating special moments along the way gives us a chance to stop time. First birthdays, communions, bar mitzvahs, sweet sixteens, graduations -- these events bring our families together and create lasting happy memories. ... MORE

Posted December 11, 2013

Simply Sweet Bat Mitzvah

Chelsea Pellegrino

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet - and so is this bat mitzvah! For Jillian's special day, her family transformed H On The Harbor into a candy-covered celebration.... MORE

Posted December 09, 2013

A Masquerade Bat Mitzvah

Chelsea Pellegrino

Sophie unmasked the secret to an amazing Bat Mitzvah celebration with this masquerade-themed party!  Hosted at the gorgeous Van Dusen Mansion in Minneapolis, this Bat Mitzvah bash was full of grand decor and exciting entertainment.... MORE

Posted November 25, 2013

Bold Blue and Purple Bat Mitzvah

Chelsea Pellegrino

When planning an event, coming up with a theme can be as easy as choosing your favorite colors. Nicole's big day was celebrated with tons of blue and purple decor, sparkles and glamour! The venue sparkled with shimmering table clothes, pop-star posters and fiber-optic centerpieces. The blue and purple lighting helped turn the hall into a Hollywood-worthy event!... MORE

Posted November 06, 2013

A Rockin' Bar Mitzvah

Chelsea Pellegrino

At Griffin's Bar Mitzvah, guests "rocked out" in more ways than one. Hosted at The Rock Club LLC, this celebration took partying to new heights- literally! Friends got the chance to scale rock walls while celebrating Griffin's big day.... MORE

Posted October 02, 2013

Mickey Mouse Themed Party

Chelsea Pellegrino

Question: How do you throw a celebration with a theme that appeals to guests young and old? Answer: With the help of everyone's favorite mouse! Mickey Mouse is a universal symbol of fun, and a party theme that all will love. We know there are tons of Mickey Mouse party supplies already available out there, but hostess Mariana Feely shared some great tips on how to make them yourself! Not only is she mother of the birthday boy, but she's a photographer, too! Check out the adorable photos she sent over from her son's Mickey Mouse bash.... MORE

Posted September 11, 2013

Sports Themed Bar Mitzvah

Chelsea Pellegrino

What do you do when two brothers, with two favorite football teams, share one bar mitzvah? The Levitt family came up with the perfect solution when they threw this sports bar themed Bar Mitzvah bash!... MORE

Posted July 01, 2013

Bat Mitzvah Fun Under the Big Top

Nicole Steeger

A Bat Mitzvah is a rite of passage for a 13 year old girl in the Jewish community. It's a time of great celebration and these Mitzvah parties have become quite elaborate over the years. When A Magic Moment Photography sent over this carnival themed Bat Mitvah, we knew we had to share it with our readers. This party has it all - carnival tents filled with popcorn and funnel cake, a full candy bar, carnival games and a live band. What more could a girl ask for?... MORE

Posted May 30, 2013

A Basketball Themed Bar Mitzvah

Nicole Steeger

Any basketball lover would appreciate this hoops themed Bar Mitzvah. The entire celebration was focused on the guest of honor's love for basketball and his favorite team, the Orlando Magic. He even got to meet Orlando Magic player, Nick Anderson, and ride around in a Magic colored blue Lamborghini. ... MORE

Posted April 15, 2013

Top Kids' Party Trends of 2012

Chelsea Pellegrino

Wondering what the latest and greatest trends are in the world of kids' parties? You've come to the right place! Children's parties may be for little guests, but they sure are big business! We've got the scoop on the top kids' party trends of 2012.... MORE

Posted April 12, 2013

Real Bar Mitzvah: Double Trouble

Marta Block

Planning one Bar Mitzvah can be challenging, but imagine throwing such a big party for two of your children at once! These twins had a little bit of everything for their dance-filled Bar Mitzvah and we're thrilled that A Magic Moment shared it with us.... MORE

Posted February 19, 2013

Garden Themed Bat Mitzvah

Marta Block

 Finding the right theme for a bar or bat mitzvah party can be difficult. You want it to be age appropriate, but elegant. This gorgeous garden themed party for Sasha's bat mitzvah in Florida at the Orlando Science Center does the trick. Thanks to Magic Moment Photography for sending it our way.... MORE

Posted January 15, 2013

A Blue and White Bar Mitzvah Celebration

Nicole Steeger

A Bar Mitzvah is a very important rite of passage for young Jewish boys turning the age of 13. This event includes a religious ceremony that traditionally marks the entrance of the child into the Jewish community. This wonderful time in the child's life is often celebrated with a party of family and friends. Over the years, Bar Mitzvah parties have become bigger and bigger events, some as elaborate as weddings! One of our 5-Star members, Birgit of A-Plus Photos shared an elaborate Bar Mitzvah event that she photographed at the magnificent waterfront VIP Country Club in New Rochelle, NY.... MORE

Posted July 10, 2012

Top 10 Kids' Party Trends of 2011

Nicole Steeger

Over the last two years, GigMasters has provided entertainment for over 8,000 kids’ parties. We happen to really love big parties for little guests. And it’s obvious that you do too – despite issues with the economy, the average amount spent on children’s party entertainment hasn’t changed over the past few years. It’s great to know that parents are still focused on creating amazing events for their children. ... MORE

Posted March 06, 2012

Under the Sea Party with Guest, Heather from Chickabug

Nicole Steeger

Today’s guest is Heather Dalton from Chickabug, a creative and fun shop that makes party planning easier with fabulous ideas and custom printables. She stopped by to share an adorable party with us that features some of her fabulous printables. Here’s Heather’s recap of this super cute (and unique) party: At this Under the Sea party, the starfish and netting decorations on the sweets table was just the first hint of what was to come!... MORE

Posted January 17, 2012

Making a Mitzvah Memorable with Great Entertainment

Roni Shapira Ben-Yoseph

Marking the entry into Jewish adult life and responsibility, the Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a momentous occasion that presents a truckload of great entertainment possibilities and challenges.  While the religious component of the event takes place at a synagogue, all bets are off with modern receptions that take place at venues ranging from luxe to offbeat. ... MORE

Posted June 07, 2010